Mark Pincus, the founder of Zynga is returning as chief executive.

In an abrupt changing of the guard, Zynga has announced that chief executive Don Mattrick will step down and founder Mark Pincus will return to lead t(...)

Lauren Boyle speaking to Mary Moloney, Coderdojo, during the Web Summit for Schools Photograph: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

School-goers should not wait until they have graduated to set up a business, Marcus Segal, entrepreneur in residence at the Web Summit and former chie(...)

Desperate Housewives actress and angel investor Eva Longoria, who has been confirmed as a speaker at this year’s Web Summit. Photo: Bloomberg

Desperate Housewives actress Eva Longoria, supermodel Lily Cole and Oscar winning visual effects specialist Tim Webber have been confirmed as speak(...)

Mark Redmond: “The basic reason why we attract jobs is because US multinational operations in Ireland have a reputation for delivering on their mandate.”  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

In the global tax game, Ireland is a mere pawn, powerless in the face of big corporations and their aggressive tax avoidance schemes. It’s no s(...)

Obama’s authorisation of air strikes against militants in Iraq is accelerating a retreat in European stocks that started weeks ago. Photograph: Joshua Card/EPA

The first back-to-back weekly losses in European stocks since March sent markets tumbling across the continent yesterday. US president Barack Obama’s(...)

Coca-Cola: results out tomorrow

TODAY Results: AbbVie; Alkermes; Aon; Avid Technology; CBRE; Expedia; First Bancorp; Hasbro; Netflix; Twitter; Zynga. Indicators: US Chica(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny,with Colm Lyon, CEO Realex Payments. Photograph: Alan Betson

Nicolas Cary receives 100 per cent of his salary in bitcoin. Then again, he is the chief executive of the world’s most popular bitcoin wallet servi(...)

Twitter has named Anthony Noto as chief financial officer. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Twitter named Anthony Noto as chief financial officer, putting a former Goldman Sachs executive who led its IPO last year in charge of its finances.Tw(...)

 Paddy Cosgrave: “The biggest team we are hiring is in engineering.”

The Summit, formerly the Web Summit, is to create 40 new jobs, bringing total employee numbers to more than 90.The event, founded by Paddy Cosgrave, (...)

An employee walks past a logo of Alibaba Group at its headquarters on the outskirts of Hangzhou, Zhejiang province. The Chinese ecommerce giant is about to file for an initial public offering (IPO) in the US, with talk of a $170 billion valuation. Photograph: Reuters

Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba is about to file for an initial public offering (IPO) in the US, with talk of a sky-high $170 billion valuation(...)