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,(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny speaks with John Hinshaw (2nd R), executive vice president of technology and Operations for Hewlett Packard and Martin Murphy (L), managing director of Hewlett Packard Ireland, at the company’s headquarters office in Palo Alto, California recently. Photograph: Josh Edelson/IDA Ireland/Handout via Reuters

The Taoiseach touched down in Silicon Valley on Wednesday June 4th on the Aer Lingus direct flight for his second official visit to the technology mec(...)

Paypal co-founder and chairman of Yelp Max Levchin will be among the speakers at The Summit in November. Photo: Bloomberg

The Summit, formerly known as the Web Summit, has confirmed Paypal co-founder Max Levchin and Oculus VR chief executive Brendan Iribe as speakers f(...)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange during the afternoon  in New York City. The Dow fell more than 160 points by the end of trading as technology stocks slipped. Photograph: Andrew Burton/Getty Images

Stock market investors have just taken a $275bn bite out of the world’s largest publicly traded internet companies. The 14 companies, wor(...)

John (left) and Patrick Collison, co-founders of Stripe, outside their offices in Palo Alto, California. The pair turned to Silicon Valley when they could not get funding in Ireland.

Amid the laudatory media coverage that greeted the disclosure last month that start-up Stripe had been valued at $1.75 billion (€1.28 billion) (...)