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Automattic, valued at $3 billion,  was founded by Texan tech millionaire Matt Mullenweg.

The Dublin-registered global research and development hub for the company that owns blogging sites Tumblr and Wordpress. com says it is planning furth(...)

If you don’t already have a website, it’s now easier than ever to get one. Illustration: iStock

Lobster, langoustine, crab and hake – “I’ll see you at the harbour in the morning”, fishmonger Alison Bates tells a local Greystones Facebook group. T(...)

Pointy co-founders Mark Cummins  and Charles Bibby: established the company in 2014 and will share $80 million-plus  for their 51 per cent stake in the business.

Google has paid a reported $160 million (€144 million) for Dublin tech firm Pointy that will deliver an $80 million-plus payday for the company’s foun(...)

Pointy co-founders Mark Cummins  and Charles Bibby: established the company in 2014 and will share $80 million-plus  for their 51 per cent stake in the business.

Google has paid a reported $160 million to acquire Irish retail tech company Pointy. The takeout means a spectacular return for founders Mark Cummin(...)

Founders Charles Bibby and Mark Cummins:  the Pointy app directs shoppers to where particular items are available locally, rather than pushing them towards ecommerce giants such as Amazon. Photograph: Colm Mahady/Fennells

Irish retail tech firm Pointy has raised $12 million in funding as the company looks to accelerate its growth. The fresh funding comes following a $6(...)

A customer uses a Bitcoin ATM in Dublin in 2014. Photograph: David Sleator

It’s been called the “queen of cryptocurrencies” and the biggest bubble in the world. Bitcoin, launched in January 2009, has gained astonishing moment(...)

The Minister of Finance & Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe holds shres in Diageo and is the target of drinks industry lobbying. Photograph: Collins Photos

For an hour at Wednesday’s Summer Economic Statement briefing, Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe had been as sure-footed as he could have hoped for(...)

Most of the hacked sites feature a posting of the Kurdish flag and the statement “long live Peshmerga”. Photograph: iStockphoto

Scores of Irish websites were targeted over the weekend by a Kurdish hacker expressing anti-Islamic State views, with the National Treasury Management(...)

Micheline Sheehy Skeffington won a landmark Equality Tribunal case in 2014 over her failure to be granted promotion. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

NUI Galway (NUIG) has defended its decision to threaten legal action over the removal of a blog run by supporters of a former academic at the centre (...)

 Matt Mullenweg:  founder and chief executive of Automattic, which owns WordPress

Matt Mullenweg is not the typical tech founder. The head of Automattic is just off a flight from the US, in Dublin to speak at an Irish Software Assoc(...)

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