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Protesters shout slogans at a candle light vigil on Monday against the rape of a female taxi passenger in New Delhi. Photograph: Anindito Mukherjee/ Reuters

An Indian court sent the Uber taxi driver accused of raping a young passenger to judicial custody for two weeks. The attack in New Delhi led th(...)

Bill Cosby’s alleged victims’ drunkenness should be irrelevant to the case

Malcolm Gladwell calls it “creeping determinism”: the name for that knew-it-all-along feeling you get when you discover that a public figure, who w(...)

Marc Andreessen: coined  phrase “software is eating the world”

Back in 2011, the influential technologist, investor and Netscape co-founder Marc Andreessen coined a phrase that has proven to be quite the mantra in(...)

Web Summit 2014 opens its doors to the public today

Cisco’s chief technology officer Padmasree Warrior has predicted a future of urban transport where driverless cars will be available on demand and con(...)

Investor Shervin Pishevar speaking at the Web Summit in Dublin last year.

Over a pint in Bruxelles pub on Dublin’s Harry Street, investor Shervin Pishevar won over American entrepreneur Travis Kalanick. Later that night, in (...)

Closing time: there can be a number of reasons why businesses fail, and it’s not always the fault of the entrepreneur

Failure is an option, as long as it comes with a lesson to be learned – that is the advice regularly given to the country’s start-up scene, which is o(...)

Uber’s Jo Bertram: “We believe we need to be using the cars that are already on the road more efficiently.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Uber, the mobile app that connects passengers with private cars for hire, says it has doubled the size of its business in Dublin since it launched its(...)

Remember when most taxis smelled like a mixture of stale cigarettes and ancient pine air freshener? Those were dark times indeed but we’re spoiled now(...)

Oisin Hanrahan: “We looked at businesses like Uber and thought it was an incredibly interesting model, and how could you apply it to home services?” Photograph: Eric Luke

Smartphones have become such an integral part of our lives that we no longer think twice about using them in everyday situations. Grabbing a taxi has(...)

A user scans for an available vehicle using the Uber Technologies app on an Apple iPhone 5. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Remember the days when hailing a taxi meant standing on the side of the road at 3am, trying to find the one empty cab on a Saturday night that migh(...)

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