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) (...)

Patrick Collison, chief executive officer and co-founder of Stripe. The US based start-up is aiming to make its service available throughout the world. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Stripe, the billion dollar online payments company established by Limerick brothers Patrick and John Collison, has today expanded the range of (...)

A humanoid robot at a trade fair in Hanover, Germany. “Technology insiders, who are largely optimistic about the impact of innovation, point out that if you’re in a middle-class profession – an office clerk, a bank teller or a pharmacist – then you’re in for an uncomfortable future.” Photograph: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters

The recent announcement that Limerick brothers Patrick and John Collison had achieved a valuation of $1.75 billion for their internet start-up comp(...)

PCH chief executive Liam Casey: “the whole hardware space is on fire at the moment. It is a very exciting time.” Photograph: David Sleator.

PCH International has acquired Canadian ecommerce platform ShopLocket in a significant strategic move by the company, which has its headquarters in C(...)

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

As Stripe readies for further European expansion, the company has announced a round of investment that values the company at $1.75 billion only thr(...)

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

Irish founded payments company Stripe has joined the billion-dollar club.The online payment-processing startup has raised $80 million from venture cap(...)