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After two years of rejection, Yuan finally made it to the US and is now the major shareholder of video conference services firm Zoom Video Communications, which raised $751 million (€668 million) in an initial public offering this week

After hearing Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates give a speech about the internet three decades ago, Eric Yuan decided he wanted to become part of the Si(...)

Mike Lynch, former chief executive officer of Autonomy  arrives for a court hearing at The Rolls Building in London on Monday.

Mike Lynch, the founder of the software group Autonomy, was a “controlling and demanding individual” of whom it was inconceivable that he was unaware (...)

Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary has been dropped from the Forbes Rich List after a difficult year for the airline. Photograph:  Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Nine Irish businessmen again feature on the Forbes Rich List this year but not the same nine as in 2018. Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary has been droppe(...)

Xybernaut wearable computer 133P, demonstrated on April 21st, 1998; the photo was published in The Irish Times on the 27th. Photograph: AP

In April 1998, Windows 98 crashed live on stage while Bill Gates looked on. Michael Cunningham, in his last outing as editor of The Irish Times “Compu(...)

It may sound counter-intuitive, but banks probably would not want this money. File photograph: Toby Melville/PA

In the old days when somebody had a large financial windfall, it was often speculated that person could “live off the interest”. An interest rate of (...)

Martha Higgins (left) and Sophie Bradshaw in class at The Georgian Montessori Primary School in Belvedere Place, Dublin. Photograph: Laura Hutton

They may have helped change the world with their innovative research and rapid advances in technology, but many tech gurus have gone back to basics wh(...)

Lot 191: Giltwood compartmented overmantle €500–€800; Adam’s

Mirrors today are so commonplace we barely give their origins a second thought. In 1999, in a discussion on Edge.org, Bill Gates – founder of the Mic(...)

Tesco Ireland   is selling the vegan burgers at €7 for a pack of two

A plant-based burger that “bleeds” when cooked has gone on sale in Ireland. Tesco Ireland confirmed it is now stocking the Beyond Burger product, de(...)

 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar  in the Congress Hall during the 49th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Photograph:  EPA/Gian Ehrenzeller

As US president Donald Trump and senior White House officials stayed away from the World Economic Forum (WEF) this week due to a partial government sh(...)

 Preparing for the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland,  which starts on Tuesday

Rising economic and trade tensions between the world’s major powers top the list of risks facing the globe, according to a report published ahead of t(...)

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