Marc Andreesen, founder of Netscape and subsequently co-founder and general partner of $4bn venture capital group Andreessen Horowitz. His investments include Facebook, Skype, Airbnb and Twitter. Photographer: David Maung/Bloomberg

Keen to avoid the San Francisco traffic, I arrive half an hour early at Tamarine, a sophisticated modern Vietnamese restaurant in Palo Alto. At 12.27p(...)

Web Summit: An overpriced annual event attended by famous models, once-famous rock stars, some guy from Twitter and thousands of wannabes. Photograph:  Maxpix

You’re no one these days unless you have started your own company and subsequently sold it for a colossal sum by the age of 22. Obviously, it’s(...)

Room service: the A.L.O. by Savioke delivers fresh towels to a hotel guests’ room. Photograph:  Jason Henry/The New York Times

A machine that administers sedatives recently began treating patients at a Seattle hospital. At a Silicon Valley hotel, a bellhop robot delivers items(...)

 Former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton is seen projected on a video screen as she delivers a keynote address during the 2014 DreamForce conference  in San Francisco. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Traffic has ground to a halt on San Francisco’s Howard Street in the Mission District. Funk music pumps onto the sidewalk. Young men – and they are mo(...)

Web pioneer Marc Andreessen said it’s the “right time” for him to step down from the Ebay board. Photograph: David Maung/Bloomberg

Web-browser pioneer Marc Andreessen resigned from the board of EBay ahead of the online marketplace’s breakup, following a verbal battle with activist(...)

will.i.am annouces the launch of i.amPULS at Dreamforce 2014  in San Francisco, California.

Pop star turned tech entrepreneur will.i.am finally unveiled his first product at an event in San Francisco this week: a smartwatch.The Black Eyed Pea(...)

Snoop Dogg is one of a number of investors who have joined the $50m funding round for Reddit

Hip-hop star Snoop Dogg, Silicon Valley investor Marc Andreessen and the Oscar-winning actor Jared Leto have joined a $50m funding round for Reddit, t(...)

Marc Andreessen, co-founder and general partner of Andreessen Horowitz. He said Silicon Valley start-ups are burning through cash at an alarmingly rapid rate. Photo: Bloomberg

Marc Andreessen said Silicon Valley start-ups are burning through cash at an alarmingly rapid rate and may be putting themselves at risk of failing w(...)

Harvard business theorist, Clayton Christensen, who published the landmark disruption book, The Innovators Dilemma. Photograph: John Lamparski/Getty Images

The Irish Times has teamed up with AIB to launch the AIB Start-up Academy, a new initiative to support entrepreneurs across Ireland. The Academy pr(...)

A prototype of a Google driverless car. Google Inc is building cars that don’t have steering wheels, accelerator pedals or brake pedals. photograph: reuters/google inc/handout via reuters

Human error is the culprit in 93 per cent of vehicle crashes – including the pile-up last weekend that left comedian Tracy Morgan in critical conditio(...)