Preparations for the web summit  under way in the RDS, Dublin, as the technology conference opens its doors to the public  today. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

When the first Web Summit took place in 2010, it didn’t register on many people’s radars. Founded by Paddy Cosgrave, Daire Hickey and David Kelly, it (...)

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(...)

U2 guitarist Edge and singer Bono with representatives of Dropbox, in which they have invested.

Dropbox has positioned itself as the most valuable of the latest crop of Silicon Valley companies raising what are likely to be its last new funds bef(...)

PayPal founder and Tesla chief Musk with Taoiseach Enda Kenny  at the Dublin Web Summit in the RDS yesterday. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Ireland needs engineering talent to build technology companies, and should remove third-level fees to attract it, Elon Musk told the Web Summit. The e(...)

Dublin Web Summit founder  Paddy Cosgrave:  aims to send  400-plus international journalists  at the summit  home with  a taste for Irish food

Few tech events have made as big an impact in such a short space of time as the Dublin Web Summit. Founded just three years ago from the bedroom of Pa(...)

When Dropbox’s Johann Butting, European head of operations and online sales for the San Francisco company, announced last month that Dropbox would sta(...)