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Dream Football founder and former soccer player Luis Figo (right) together with his Brazilian team colleague Ronaldinho at the Web Summit in Lisbon. Photograph: EPA

“Web Summit is never perfect. But if we find something wrong we fix it,” the tech conference’s chief executive and cofounder, Paddy Cosgrave, said on(...)

Ticket-holders  queuing for the Web Summit on Tuesday. Photograph: Davey Strachan

The Web Summit might have moved to a bigger venue but problems with overcrowding have continued with many ticket-holders forced to watch Monday night’(...)

The MEO Arena in Lisbon  is illuminated by attendees’ phones as     US actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt takes to the stage during the Web Summit. Photograph:  Miguel A Lopes/EPA

Day two of Web Summit is now underway in Lisbon with keynote speakers today including football legends Luis Figo and Ronaldinho. The former players a(...)

Web Summit co-founder Paddy Cosgrave  with Portugal’s prime minister Antonio Costa at the event’s start. Photograph: Rafael Marchante/Reuters

The Web Summit kicked off its opening ceremony in Lisbon, but the event didn’t go without a hitch. While 3,000 people stood outside the MEO Arena wa(...)

Workers mount a board announcing Europe’s biggest tech conference, Web Summit, in Lisbon, Portugal, Photograph: REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

The tech world is focusing on Portugal this week as the Web Summit kicks off on Monday for the first time since leaving Dublin. Cofounder Paddy Cosg(...)

Web Summit co-founder Paddy Cosgrave opening the event  at the RDS in 2015. Photograph: Eric Luke

The 2016 Web Summit will be a different affair from previous years, not least because it is the first year the event will not be held in Ireland. I(...)

Eir Business managing director Bill Archer and Dublin Tech Summit organiser Ben English. Photograph: Maxwell Photography

Eir has lent its backing to the inaugural Dublin Tech Summit, which takes place next February. The telecoms firm said it would be a founding partne(...)

Watching you: Paddy Cosgrave, with Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the 2014 Web Summit in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times
Web Summit is watching you

Paddy Cosgrave was in Dublin this week to talk to an audience of digital marketers and other techies about preparations for the upcoming Web Summit, w(...)

Paddy Cosgrave who moved the Web Summit from Dublin to Lisbon. Photograph: Eric Luke

Last September, Paddy Cosgrave announced he was moving the Web Summit to Lisbon, citing Dublin hotel rip-offs and other infrastructural problems. It (...)

Stripe co-founders John and Patrick Collison: the brothers live, work and pay tax in the US, which has a much more favourable tax regime for entrepreneurs

Recently, The Irish Times published an excellent profile of Patrick and John Collison, the founders of Stripe and Ireland’s representatives at the EY (...)

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