Silicon Valley

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Philip McNamara,  organiser of the Achill Island CEO and venture capitalist  kitesurfing event  and VP of Voxpro

From kitesurfing camps to driverless cars, Philip McNamara has had his finger in many an exciting pie since moving to the land of coding, milk and hon(...)

Silicon Valley: tech companies located here tend to be ageist. The median age of workers at Facebook and LinkedIn is 29. At Google it is 30. Photograph:  David McNew/Newsmakers

Tech companies in Silicon Valley are ageist. The median age of workers at Facebook and LinkedIn is 29. At Google it is all of 30. “Young people are(...)

Tesla Motors recently launched its new Model X crossover SUV, which costs €85,000 for the 75D entry level model.

Electric car giant Tesla is coming to Ireland next year. The Silicon Valley firm, led by tech innovator Elon Musk, is preparing to open a store in Ire(...)

Research shows Google pays its interns a median $6,666 per month. Photograph: PA

This year’s batch of Silicon Valley summer interns might earn more money than you. The median monthly base salary for an engineering-focused sum(...)

William Campbell (L), who died this week. He is pictured with  investor Allison Butts. Photograph: Bloomberg

Bill Campbell, one of the most influential background players in Silicon Valley, who was known as “coach” there for his work advising technology indus(...)

The word ‘entrepreneur’ grew during the 1990s especially in the tech sector

Have we reached peak entrepreneur? Not entrepreneur in the sense of hugely successful people with business acumen and creativity and – oh, alright, I’(...)

British Airways: will be introducing a Heathrow to San José flight next May

Irish hotel prices up 15% in first half of this year Irish hotel prices rose by 15 per cent in the first half of this year. The average room rate is (...)

The Ellen Pao sex-bias trial has gripped Silicon Valley Photograph: Bloomberg *

After two days of closing arguments and a month of finger-pointing by both sides, the jury is the one voice left to speak on the sex-bias trial aga(...)

Tom Kelley finds IDEO’s move to social innovation “so rewarding”. The firm has already built 23 schools based on design thinking as it changes education in Peru.

The past decade or so has seen the inexorable rise of design thinking as a guiding tenet in the business landscape, with the processes used by designe(...)

Check it out: Daimler’s F 015 driverless-car concept revealed at last month’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas

They are often cast as the dinosaurs, outdated companies left behind by the great disruption playing out across the worldwide motor industry.But estab(...)

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