Peter Thiel, co-founder of Paypal, in conversation on centre stage during day three of the Web Summit. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/PA Wire

U2 frontman Bono closed the Web Summit yesterday, to much less fanfare than that which greeted PayPal and Tesla co-founder Elon Musk last year. The p(...)

Marius Smyth, AdRoll’s Managing Director of EMEA, said: “We’ve been growing at break-neck speed. We had hoped to have 100 by the end of this year but we are already there.

Online advertising platform Adroll has hired Dublin-born Silicon Valley veteran Patrick Mee as its new vice president of engineering.The company, whic(...)

PayPal and eBay flags fly in front of the company’s headquarters in San Jose, California. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

So, eBay will spin off PayPal, the precocious child it acquired in 2002 for $1.5 billion and which has since eclipsed its parent in profitability a(...)

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(...)

John Donahoe, president and chief executive officer of EBay Inc, said the split would allow each company to focus on its core strengths and challenges. Photograph: Bloomberg News

Ecommerce group eBay is spinning off its PayPal unit as a separate company, handing a major victory to the activist investor Carl Icahn over the futur(...)

Desperate Housewives actress and angel investor Eva Longoria, who has been confirmed as a speaker at this year’s Web Summit. Photo: Bloomberg

Desperate Housewives actress Eva Longoria, supermodel Lily Cole and Oscar winning visual effects specialist Tim Webber have been confirmed as speak(...)

Tech entrepreneur Peter Thiel: confirmed as a speaker at The Summit in November

Tech entrepreneur Peter Thiel, co-founder of online giants such as PayPal as well as analytics and security firm Palantir Technologies amongst others,(...)

The ever-expanding universe of what you can buy with bitcoin includes a hotel stay in Rome, a kimono in Tokyo, and cable TV in the US. Photo: Bloomberg

He’s known as Bitcoin Jesus in the world of cyber-currencies. Though he can’t promise you heaven, he is offering a haven: a condo in the Caribbean tha(...)

Engineers at Palantir Technologies, surrounded by multiple monitors and interesting personal decor, at the company offices in Palo Alto, California. Photograph: Peter DaSilva/The New York Times

Palantir Technologies will not help you share, message, pin, post or chat. It does not exist to make you more social or connected, or even to help adv(...)

AdRoll is a pioneer of online advertising retargeting, which enables advertisers to show ads to users who have already visited their site.

Online advertising company AdRoll has secured $70 million investment which it plans to use to go global, building on the interest in advertisin(...)