Digital kitchen scale innovator Ben Harris (left), chief executive of Drop, with members of the AIB and Frontline Ventures teams, celebrates AIB’s €2 million seeding

AIB has provided €2 million for a new investment fund to support 20 high-potential start-up technology ventures in Ireland. The AIB Discovery Progr(...)

Silicon Valley 50: at the  event this week were (from left) president of ITLG John Hartnett; ITLG chairman Craig Barrett; Rob Leslie of Sedicii Innovations, receiving the ITLG/Irish Times Innovation Award; and John Stanton, president of Silicon Valley Global Partners. Photograph: Chris Ryan, Views of the World Silicon Valley 50:  (from left) president of ITLG John Hartnett, ITLG chairman Craig Barrett, Rob Leslie of Sedicii Innovations, receiving the ITLG/Irish Times Innovation Award, and John Stanton, president of Silicon Valley Global Partners. Photograph: Chris Ryan, Views of the World

Long before there was an Intel or an Apple, Ireland was building links to Silicon Valley. Sunnyvale – now best known as the home of Yahoo and Palm – w(...)

Speakers at the concluding panel discussion at the September event will include PCH founder Liam Casey. Photograph: David Sleator

PCH International is to host Ireland’s first dedicated hardware hackathon for the Internet of Things, as part of a drive to find the “next big thing i(...)

Many commuters make the daily trip between the People’s Republic of China into Hong Kong

Crossing the border from Shenzhen into Hong Kong is no longer an exercise in gauging contrasts between the highly developed economy and the fast em(...)

Pat Phelan: “Internet commerce is a really unfair business on the merchant because no one else takes any risk. So it’s all down to one guy and what happens is he’s told to go ahead and later he’s told, sorry that was fraud.”

Most of us have been a victim of credit card fraud at this stage. And most of us have not suffered any great loss as a result, with the card compan(...)

From left: developer Zachary Davison with Drop co-founders Ben Harris, Jonny McCauley and Jack Phelan

The oldest surviving cookbook in the world, thought to be written in the early fifth century by a Roman named Apicius, has a distinct leaning towards (...)

Rally Fighter: Local Motors first car, it  was built and funded by a co-creation community of enthusiasts, hobbyists, innovators and professionals.

John “Jay” Rogers jnr leans against a wall in a corridor in the bowels of the Lincoln centre in New York. He has just delivered a speech to a room ful(...)

Cork-based product development and supply chain management company PCH International has unveiled its new online marketplace, TheBlueprint.com. (...)

Pat Phelan originally trained as a butcher and then as a chef in his home city of Cork.He went on to build a number of successful global businesses in(...)

PCH chief executive Liam Casey said RadioShack Labs was the result of a collaboration with the US retailer to find ways to remove barriers that stop unique products from getting on to shelves.  Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

  Cork, San Francisco and Shenzhen-based supply chain company PCH and US retailer RadioShack have teamed up to create RadioShack Labs, a c(...)