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Nineteen venues across Dublin city, including well-known venues like Copper Face Jacks and Lillie’s Bordello, have signed up to the system which allows bar clients to order their food and drinks at their tables from their smartphones.

Crowding around a bar awaiting your turn to order may become a thing of the past as a new smartphone app, Orderella, officially launches after the We(...)

Dublin Web Summit’s Paddy Cosgrave

Whilst building a global business headquartered in Dublin, I quickly discovered an advantage over my larger international competitors: people love to (...)

Ciarán O’Leary, partner at Earlybird Venture Capital in Berlin

If the Web Summit is an X Factor for start-ups, then the venture capitalists are its Simon Cowells and Louis Walshes. More than 700 investors –(...)

Attendees at last night’s event in Belfast,  part of the Web Summit

The Web Summit kicked off last night in Belfast with an event to help start-ups get warmed up ahead of the main summit in Dublin later this week. (...)

Paddy Cosgrave: will host his F.ounders dinner, an invitation-only nosh-up of elites

Speaking of the Web Summit, the organisers have made a last-minute hire to run their press operation, PSG Communications, which was born out of the me(...)

Of all Isaac Newton’s gifts to humanity, my personal favourite is his famous turn of phrase, written in a letter to Robert Hooke in 1676: “If I have s(...)

“I’d prefer another Beckettism, something that’s about true positive disruption, from Endgame: ‘I use the words you taught me. If they don’t mean anything any more, teach me others.’” Peter Davey as Nagg in from Blue Raincoat Theatre Company’s recent production of Samuel Beckett’s play Endgame. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

While everyone was searching for the next best start-up last week, it was hiding in plain sight. The best new start-up at the Web Summit was the Web S(...)

Paypal founder Elon Musk hands his jacket to Enda Kenny at the Web Summit, in the RDS Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

So the web summit was a huge success. Despite the wobbly wifi at the venue and ill-timed water shortages that didn’t portray the city as a leading fir(...)

PayPal founder and Tesla chief Musk with Taoiseach Enda Kenny  at the Dublin Web Summit in the RDS yesterday. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Ireland needs engineering talent to build technology companies, and should remove third-level fees to attract it, Elon Musk told the Web Summit. The e(...)

Nintendo plumbers: Mario and Luigi

At a high tech conference, you have to do something to stand out from the crowd. The Web Summit isn’t really the kind of conference where so-called bo(...)

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