Uber may possibly end up justifying its huge valuation but the same “ubernomics” is being applied across the board, even though many start-ups will not succeed. (Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire)

The $41 billion valuation for the car-sharing service Uber may or may not be a bubblicious number, but it certainly shows that the venture capital ind(...)

Patrick Collison, co-founder and chief executive officer of Stripe. The online payments company is now valued at $3.5 billion, after closing a $70 million funding round. Photo: Bloomberg

Online payments start-up Stripe, founded by Limerick brothers John and Patrick Collison, has raised $70 million (€56 million) in venture capital fundi(...)

Enda Kenny rings Nasdaq bell for the first time in Ireland on the opening day of last year’s Web Summit

Europe’s largest technology conference, the Web Summit, gets underway in Dublin tomorrow, with more than 20,000 people expected to attend the three-da(...)

Limerick brothers John (left) and Patrick Collison, co-founders of Stripe, outside their offices in Palo Alto, California. Stripe has teamed up with Irish-founded software company Intercom.

Software company Intercom has announced an integration partnership with fellow Irish-Californian start-up Stripe, the online payments business founded(...)

PayPal and eBay flags fly in front of the company’s headquarters in San Jose, California. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

So, eBay will spin off PayPal, the precocious child it acquired in 2002 for $1.5 billion and which has since eclipsed its parent in profitability a(...)

John  and Patrick Collison, the co-founders of Stripe.

Stripe, the e-payments company founded by brothers Patrick and John Collison will power the “Buy” button for Facebook users using the social network t(...)

John (left) and Patrick Collison, co-founders of Stripe, outside their offices in Palo Alto, California

Apple’s list of partners for its new Apple Pay service reads like a Who’s Who of the payments world, including Visa and First Data. Then there’s St(...)

Twitter has not yet decided how to charge advertisers for its commercial service but it is experimenting with a tiered pricing system like that for its promoted tweets or affiliate partnerships.

Twitter is entering e-commerce by encouraging users to make purchases on the messaging platform in a new tactic to win over advertisers.The home of th(...)

John and Patrick Collison, co-founders of Stripe, outside their offices in Palo Alto, California. Their digital currency will, unlike bitcoin, support traditional currencies such as dollars, sterling and the euro.

Irish-founded payments company Stripe has upped the ante in the battle to bring digital currency into mainstream use, investing $3 million in the laun(...)

Tech entrepreneur Peter Thiel: confirmed as a speaker at The Summit in November

Tech entrepreneur Peter Thiel, co-founder of online giants such as PayPal as well as analytics and security firm Palantir Technologies amongst others,(...)