Exit strategy: Web Summit foudner Paddy Cosgrave. Photograph: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

On the Dart to Sandymount they’re talking about angels and unicorns. Which is strange, as they’re not five-year-olds. In fact pretty much everyone in (...)

Web Summit co-founder Paddy Cosgrave at the RDS yesterday. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

It just wouldn’t be the start of Web Summit without a morning radio rant from summit co-founder Paddy Cosgrave. He delivered energetically yesterday (...)

Attendees at Oracle’s annual OpenWorld conference in San Francisco wearing event rucksacks.

Intel and Oracle are to partner to offer enhanced cloud-based data centre technologies and hardware, the companies announced in the opening keynote Su(...)

Professor Eoin O’Dell told the seminar that both proposed bills would likely be found unconstitutional if enacted by the Oireachtas. Photograph: Getty Images

A leading legal academic has described proposed legislation to create new offences for sending abusive messages on social media networks as ‘proble(...)

During an archeological dig through my tech past I found the floppy disks for setting up my Indigo email account (floppy disks!). Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

I learned this past week that nobody ages as quickly as a lover of technology. Not because we live life in a continuous state of stress-inducing exasp(...)

 Nearly everyone has a mobile phone and it’s usually either being carried by its owner or within close reach, and hence, earshot. Broadcasting to every mobile on a network means an emergency alert also reaches visitors. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

The downpour began as we were driving back from a restaurant to our South Carolina hotel this week. Huge thunderheads, accompanied by random, short-li(...)

Bruce Schneier: “We’re all open books to both governments and corporations; their ability to peer into our collective personal lives is greater than it has ever been before”

A decade ago, the Irish Council for Civil Liberties cautioned that the mobile phone was in essence, the equivalent of a personal tracking device, reco(...)

Harvard Business School: the study conducted by Harvard Business School professor Tom Eisenmann and DocSend looked at 200 start-ups that successfully raised more than $360 million, from a range of top venture capitalists. Photograph: Stephen Rose/Liaison

Have a start-up looking for funding? Know you are going to be the next big thing? You have just under four minutes to use your “pitch deck” – your dec(...)

Privacy in the 21st century – an oxymoron perhaps? This is the theme of the Burren Law School this weekend in Ballyvaughan, Co Clare. Tánaiste Joan(...)

Will it be Woz? Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is on the shortlist to be immortalised in wax at San Francisco’s Madame Tussauds. Photograph: Tony Avelar/Bloomberg News

Some of Silicon Valley’s most prominent technology figures have been waxing lyrical on Twitter this past week. Or at least, they’ve been getting excit(...)