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The tech conference scene is back in fully swing with several happening shortly, including SaaStock, Start-up Week Dublin, ConverCon and Web Summit. (...)

Overstock.com’s director of software development David Kenny, software developer Sophia Price,  senior software tester Stephen O’Connor and development team lead Lucia Macari. Photograph: James Connolly

US firm Overstock. com is to expand its European base in Sligo, creating 100 research and development jobs. The new roles will be in software develo(...)

An employee organises photographs of models at the Asos headquarters in London. Its shares fell after US sales tax decision. Photograph: Reuters

Asos shares fell on Friday, mirroring a slide in online retail peers on the other side of the Atlantic after the US supreme court overturned a ruling (...)

Amazon was among online retailers to suffer losses on the stock market after the ruling was announced. Photograph: Reuters

Bricks-and-mortar retailers secured a big win over the internet economy on Thursday as the US Supreme Court overturned a ruling that had enabled many (...)

Weaker pound supported the FTSE 100’s rise. Photograph: Yui Mok

The FTSE 100 emerged as a top performer among its European peers, boosted by an extended sterling sell-off linked to investor jitters around Brexit. L(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny,with Colm Lyon, CEO Realex Payments. Photograph: Alan Betson

Nicolas Cary receives 100 per cent of his salary in bitcoin. Then again, he is the chief executive of the world’s most popular bitcoin wallet servi(...)

 Bitcoin: Expedia will start accepting the virtual currency for hotel purchases. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters
Expedia to accept bitcoins

Expedia will start accepting bitcoins for hotel purchases, becoming the largest online travel service to adopt the virtual currency. Expedia said it p(...)