John Lunn of  Braintree: “Who enjoys shopping for toilet paper? No one. Why not just let a machine do that for you?” Photograph: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile/Web Summit

You may not have heard of Braintree, but you’ve almost certainly heard of their customers – Airbnb, Uber, Pinterest and LivingSocial. Braintree provi(...)

Paddy Cosgrave, co-founder of the Web Summit with Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the event last year. Mr Kenny will not be attended the event this year, the last in Ireland for at least three years. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s invitation to attend the Web Summit was only sent to his general Oireachtas email address after 9pm on Friday. The summi(...)

Hollywood star  Eva Longoria at the 2014 web summit at the RDS in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny looks almost certain to miss the final Web Summit 2015 in Dublin this week after only receiving a formal invitation late on Frida(...)

Key speakers include Ingrid Vanderveldt of the US-based Empower A Billion Women 2020 organisation, who is also a former entrepreneur in residence at Dell, and a CNBC television host

West Cork might not seem the most obvious location for a festival focused on digital technology, but more than 2,000 entrepreneurs, tech enthusiasts, (...)

John Collison of Stripe who was the International and Overall winner at the awards ceremony last night in Citywest last night. The event took place in front of an audience of over 1,500 people and was broadcast live on UTV Ireland and UTV. Photograph: Maxwells

John and Patrick Collison, the boy wonders of Irish technology, have won this year’s EY Entrepreneur of the Year award. Their online payments p(...)

EBay’s headquarters in San Jose, California

EBay reported a stronger-than-expected quarterly profit and raised its full-year adjusted profit forecast, helping to allay concerns about the compan(...)

The Apple ruling comes at an unfortunate time for Ireland, as the whole structure on which these big companies pay tax is under the microscope. Photo: Bloomberg
Apple Pay is slow to take off

Apple CEO Tim Cook has called 2015 the “year of Apple Pay.” So far it’s been underwhelming. The mobile-payments system, which marks its one-year ann(...)

Louise Phelan, vice-president global operations EMEA at PayPal , is among the business leaders who are joining the Focus Ireland sleep out

Business leaders including Paypal’s Louise Phelan, Vodafone chief executive Anne O’Leary and Merrion Fleet Management commercial director David Wilkin(...)

Speaking at the Construction Industry Federation annual conference, Louise Phelan said the rental situation has reached a crisis point and could impact on foreign direct investment

Paypal has begun asking staff to make spare rooms available to new employees, because of the shortage of rental accommodation, according to the compan(...)

Barry Maloney of  Balderton Capital, who has joined the board of Jobbio.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/THE IRISH TIMES

Online recruitment platform Jobbio is set to add 25 jobs after it secured €1.5 million in funding from investors. The new jobs will be located in Dub(...)