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The Irish startup presence at SXSW 2019 Interactive appeared low key. In the four years since opening Ireland House - an Irish diplomatic and economic(...)

Apple chief executive Tim Cook is openly gay and also on great terms with one of the most conservative US presidents the country has elected in decades. Photograph: Stephanie Keith/Getty Images

For members of the LGBTQ community trying to make it in business and tech, acceptance in a straight man’s world is an additional challenge that must b(...)

After several years of rapid growth, culminating in an unprecedented 26 per cent jump in 2015, there is strong evidence the Irish economy is cooling.

After several years of rapid growth, culminating in an unprecedented 26 per cent jump in 2015, there is now strong evidence that the Irish economy is (...)

A measure of success at trade shows is not just how many visitors come to your booth, but how many come back a second or third time, and bring their colleagues.

What is the best way to get noticed? Spring is a prime time for trade conferences. Among many others, Mobile World Congress has just been held in Bar(...)

Spotify said it was forced to “artificially” increase monthly subscriptions for its premium service via the Apple app store Photograph: Getty Images

Apple should be investigated by the European Union’s antitrust agency over how it allegedly squeezes rival music streaming services, according to Spot(...)

Priscilla Chan gives a speech about the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative at the South by Southwest (SXSW) conference and festivals in Austin, Texas. Photograph: Sergio Flores/Reuters

Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren said breaking up giant tech companies would “keep the marketplace competitive” during an appearance a(...)

Northern secretary Karen Bradley: John Teggart, whose father Daniel was killed at Ballymurphy, said, “We have one request . . . and that is for her to resign immediately.” Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Northern secretary Karen Bradley faced further calls to resign on Friday despite continuing attempts to row back from her claim in the House of Common(...)

While all elements of the KBC Bank/ESRI  index fell, consumers’ concerns were strongest about macroeconomic questions.

Shoppers could cut spending if fears of a hard Brexit and a weaker Irish economy persist, experts warn in a report today. Consumer confidence tumble(...)

In New York, public polling as recently as last week showed that a majority of New Yorkers supported the state’s deal with Amazon. But Amazon’s opponents among community groups, unions and public officials were fierce, and they held the power to stymie the deal.

In exchange for tens of thousands of tech jobs, cities promised Amazon the moon - and an airport lounge, and naming rights, and a chance to pocket its(...)

 Potential unicorns such as Checkr and Earnin are building businesses off the last generation of unicorns by offering services to them. Photograph: Getty Images

Technology startups worth $1 billion, once as rare as unicorns, are now plentiful enough and old enough that there is a new generation behind them – o(...)

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