Jia Yueting, Leshi Internet Information and Technology founder aims to venture into electric cars as China attempts to cut air pollution

A Chinese IT billionaire is following in the footsteps of Tesla Motors chairman Elon Musk in seeking to build electric cars in the world’s largest aut(...)

Author Steven Johnson discusses his new book and TV series ‘How We Got To Now’. Photograph: Frederick M Brown/Getty Images

Disruption is a term that gets used a great deal these days, to the extent that it’s losing its meaning. Disruption is now a marketing fad, a fashiona(...)

European Central Bank president Mario Draghi says policymakers are ready to implement further stimulus measures if needed. Photograph: Ints Kalnins/Reuters

Most stocks in Europe advanced as European Central Bank president Mario Draghi said policy makers are ready to implement further stimulus measures if(...)

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(...)

Mazda hopes the 2’s sharp lines and new petrol engines will chime with Irish buyers.

Mazda has officially unveiled its new Mazda2 supermini which will go on sale here next March. The new model, which for the first time in the namepla(...)

This interview took place prior to the crash of Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo.Chicken or beef?” The call of the Virgin Atlantic trolley-pusher escape(...)

Liam Casey: due to chat with Will Prendergast

In something of a warm-up for the Web Summit, there will be big bucks in the room when the Kauffman Fellows European Venture Capital Summit arrives in(...)

Paddy Cosgrave: will host his F.ounders dinner, an invitation-only nosh-up of elites

Speaking of the Web Summit, the organisers have made a last-minute hire to run their press operation, PSG Communications, which was born out of the me(...)

Web Summit founder Paddy Cosgrave and Dell’s president of EMEA  Aongus Hegarty outside the door of Room 2713 - the dorm room where Dell began. The PC giant will recreate the university dorm room at this year’s Web Summit.

Alcatel-Lucent chief technology officer Marcus Weldon, House of Cards executive producer Dana Brunetti and U2 frontman Bono have been added to the (...)

Tesla’s new high-performance version of the Model S - the P85D -  can get from 0-100km/h in just 3.2 seconds

Tesla Motors took its first step toward automated driving, unveiling features that will allow its electric saloon to park itself and sense dangerous s(...)