William Campbell (L), who died this week. He is pictured with  investor Allison Butts. Photograph: Bloomberg

Bill Campbell, one of the most influential background players in Silicon Valley, who was known as “coach” there for his work advising technology indus(...)

San Francisco: “If you’re in tech, you need to go to the US in order to succeed. It’s that simple,” says Andrew Mullaney, chief technical officer of Irish Social Content Discovery Platform, NewsWhip

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Free Basics was presented as philanthropy but could be perceived as simply an attempt to secure customers. photograph: dado ruvic/reuters Free Basics was presented as philanthropy but could be perceived as simply an attempt to secure customers.  Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters

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Twitter shares rose to as high as $18.25 in trading before the official market opened in New York

Twitter shares jumped as much as 8.6 per cent in early trading on Monday after a report in The Information said investor Marc Andreessen and private e(...)

Mobile phones will come to dominate and overwhelm other industries and precipitate a lot of very visible disruptions in how the world operates on the way. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

It need hardly be said that mobile computing has been the biggest advance in technology since the appearance of the personal computer in the 1980s, bu(...)

Because it removes banks as intermediaries for payments, BitCoin threatens a major function and income source for the institutions. This is especially true in the area of remittances

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Maybe it wasn’t just the lack of grub that got to Jeremy Clarkson, and perhaps the thought of having to turn into a tech hack in the future pushed him(...)

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(...)