Going by her LinkedIn profile Hillary Clinton believes her role as a grandmother is more interesting to members than her shot at the White House.  Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

It has taken me 13 years and 414 million people have got there before me, but last week I finally sat down to compose my summary for the networking si(...)

The story of Apple and Steve Jobs functions as a convenient narrative shorthand for the wider understanding of the history of modern technology. That narrative is an important one, of course, but it is misleading in many crucial ways.

Apple has turned 40. There’s something incongruous about the landmark, as if technology companies are not, really, supposed to reach middle age. That(...)

Tashfeen Malik and her husband Syed Farook: the pair killed 14 people and injured 22 in San Bernardino, California last December. The FBI says it has accessed Farook’s phone with the help of a third party.

The US government’s decision to drop its court fight against Apple over access to the iPhone of San Bernardino gunman Syed Farook has ended a six-week(...)

 Matt Mullenweg:  founder and chief executive of Automattic, which owns WordPress

Matt Mullenweg is not the typical tech founder. The head of Automattic is just off a flight from the US, in Dublin to speak at an Irish Software Assoc(...)

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is the richest man in the world, according to ‘Forbes‘.

Six Irish citizens are members of the billionaires’ club with a combined net worth of more than $30 billion (€27.6 billion), according to the latest (...)

Bill Gates, Microsoft chairman.  Photograph: Reuters Ethan Miller

Investors need to become more discriminating when investing in technology start-ups, following recent “over-enthusiasm” in Silicon Valley, according t(...)

A trip to space for you and your friends might be just the ticket if you’ve got a pile of money after the EuroMillions win. File photograph: Getty Images

This big EuroMillions win - what could a person do with all that loot? This week Pep Guardiola signed a three-year deal to manage Manchester City on (...)

Wealth Secrets Of The 1% – How The Super Rich Made Their Way To The Top by Sam Wilkin is priced €18.99

‘The rich are different from you and me,’ F Scott Fitzgerald famously wrote in the 1920s. There has certainly been a fascination with the wealthy over(...)

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla with their daughter Max: the couple plan to give away 99 per cent of their fortune in company stock to a new charity they have created. Photograph: Facebook/Reuters

Mark Zuckerberg’s promise this week to give away 99 per cent of his shares in Facebook, worth about $45 billion, could make him one of the greatest p(...)

Why should government’s  fund – via taxes forgone – Zuckerberg’s perfectly laudable desire to “advance human potential and promote equality for all children in the next generation”. Photo: Jim Wilson/The New York Times

It is one of the many paradoxes of the modern life that we are supposed to fete Mark Zuckerberg for giving his fortune to charity whilst lambasting hi(...)