Peter Thiel, co-founder of Paypal, in conversation on centre stage during day three of the Web Summit. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/PA Wire

U2 frontman Bono closed the Web Summit yesterday, to much less fanfare than that which greeted PayPal and Tesla co-founder Elon Musk last year. The p(...)

 Tony Fadell of Nest  on the centre stage at today’s Web Summit 2:03

Nest, the connected-home device company purchased by Google for $3.2 billion earlier in January, this morning announced a major deal with Electric (...)

A sign outside the car park in Rosslyn, Arlington, Virginia, where journalistic source Deep Throat met Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward six times between October 1972 and November 1973.

The din of passing traffic spills down an air vent from the street above, while water drips in a corner. Every sound, from the footsteps of a perso(...)

Light brigade: Austin during SXSWi. Photograph: Michael Buckner/Getty

If you stop for a moment, say by the escalators in the cavernous convention centre in Austin, Texas, and try to take it all in, it makes no sense. (...)

An odd thing happened on Newsnight recently and it didn’t involve either an interview with the Cookie Monster or Kirsty Wark doing the zombie dance(...)

David Carr: “We’re in this long dark tunnel, a pretty uncomfortable place, but I think people are holding hands more.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The past few months has been a febrile time in the US media world, with Amazon founder Jeff Bezos buying the Washington Post for $250 million and Ebay(...)