Paddy Cosgrave: changed name of Dublin event back to Web Summit because, according to his spokeswoman, The Summit is hard to find on Google.

The two protaganists in the row between Web Summit and Summit Series have trod strikingly similar paths.Elliott Bisnow first showed an entrepreneurial(...)

Some of Twitter’s biggest investors are hanging on to their stock, even as restrictions on selling the shares are set to lift today. About 480 million(...)

SumUp co-founder Petter Made  addressing the Ibec CEO Conference 2013: at the Convention Centre in Dublin last year. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

SumUp, an international mobile payments technology company with operations in Germany and Britain, has decided to close its Dublin headquarters just 1(...)

Foodpanda’s office, an online takeout delivery service for restaurants that mirrors the popular American company GrubHub, in Berlin. International companies like Rocket Internet, which funds e-commerce start-ups that mimic proven business models, are operating in sharp contrast to Silicon Valley, where originality is prized

For Linio, think Amazon for Mexicans. For Zalora, think Zappos for Malaysians. For Easy Taxi, think Uber for Nigerians. And for all of them, th(...)

François Hollande arrives at city hall in San Francisco yesterday.  Photograph: Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP

French president François Hollande sought to breathe life into France’s sluggish economy by wooing investment from the new media world on a whi(...)

Twitter co-founders Jack Dorsey (L), Biz Stone and Evan Williams (R) speak after the Twitter Inc. IPO on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York.

Shares in social-messaging website Twitter soared 73 per cent in value on their stock market debut in New York yesterday, pushing the market worth of (...)

None of Twitter’s founders comes off well in Nick Bilton’s absorbing book about the creation of the social media firm. Kacper Pempel/Reuters.

Is there some rule that the founders of social networks have to behave so anti-socially? The twists, turns and double-crosses in Hatching Twitter, Nic(...)

Twitter, racing toward the largest Silicon Valley IPO since Facebook’s 2012 coming-out party, hopes to woo investors with rip-roaring revenue growth d(...)

Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer: one of the last of the tech chief executives who has wide public recognition, an extensive history in the industry and a forceful and singular personality. Photograph: Reuters/Lucas Jackson

Is the stage finally going dark on the era of the rock-star technology chief executive?The question arises with the imminent departure of chief execut(...)

The Washington Post’s $250 million (€187 million) price tag may have represented less than 1 per cent of new owner Jeff Bezos’s net worth, but that(...)