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(...)

John (left) and Patrick Collison, co-founders of Stripe.

Irish brothers Patrick and John Collison have no plans to sell their $1.75 billion business and will use $80 million in fresh investment raised yester(...)

John (left) and Patrick Collison, co-founders of Stripe, outside their offices in Palo Alto, California

As Stripe readies for further European expansion, the company has announced a round of investment that values the company at $1.75 billion only thr(...)

Investor Carl Icahn bought shares and derivatives giving him a 0.8 per cent economic interest in Ebay, and also nominated two of his employees to the Ebay board. Photograph: Reuters

Carl Icahn has taken a stake in eBayand is proposing a spin-off of the its fast-growing PayPal division, but the e-commerce giant rebuffed the overtur(...)

Intercom chief executive Eoghan McCabe with company co-founder Des Traynor, vice president of customer success. Photo: Amy Harrity. Intercom chief executive Eoghan McCabe with company co-founder and vice-president of customer success, Des Traynor. Photograph: Amy Harrity.

The names Eoghan McCabe, Des Traynor, Ciaran Lee and David Barrett may not ring a bell for most people, but the four Irishmen are ones to watch. Ha(...)

Meredith Perry with a covered prototype of her uBeam wireless charger. Photograph: Peter DaSilva/The New York Times

Sometimes, there is an actual eureka moment. For Meredith Perry, it was in late 2010, during her senior year studying astrobiology at the University o(...)

Cofounder of Stripe Patrick Collison. The company has  opened a private beta for the service in Australia. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Payment provider Stripe has taken the next step in its global expansion, opening a private beta in Australia. The company announced the test phase ear(...)