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Sam Altman (left) who manages the company OpenAI, and Satya Nadella, the chief executive of Microsoft, which is investing $1 billion in OpenAI.

Microsoft has pumped $1 billion (€892 million) into Silicon Valley’s most ambitious artificial intelligence research group in pursuit of the ultimate (...)

Laura Deming: ‘The idea was to starve a worm, mutate it, and then laser its gonads off, which increases the worm lifespan by 60 per cent’

Laura Deming is early for the interview in the restaurant in San Francisco’s hip Mission district, bent over a book. Bathed in the light streaming thr(...)

One Building on Lower Grand Canal Street, Stripe’s European HQ, will be sold for nearly €50m to an international investor

The sale of the European headquarters of Stripe at the One Building on Dublin’s Lower Grand Canal Street has been agreed in an off-market transaction (...)

Declan Ganley of Rivada at home in Galway. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Irish arm of Declan Ganley’s communications technology company, Rivada Networks, increased its accumulated losses last year by €300,000 to €1.3 mi(...)

Patrick Collison, chief executive and co-founder, with his brother  John, of Stripe. He said the company would use the new funds to accelerate its international growth, particularly in Asia.

Stripe, the online payments company founded by the Limerick-born Collison brothers, has raised $245 million in a new funding round. The latest invest(...)

Canada is to legalise medicinal cannabis next month. Photograph: Ralph Orlowski/Reuters

Like volatility? Then forget cryptocurrencies and get into cannabis stocks. Canada is to legalise medicinal cannabis next month, a move that has trigg(...)

Almost $6.5 billion (€5.6 billion) worth of Tilray shares traded hands on US exchanges on Wednesday, second only to Amazon’s $7.6 billion - a stock almost 47 times the size of Tilray’s $20 billion market valuation

In perhaps the wildest day yet for the nascent legal cannabis trade, shares in Tilray took a ride reminiscent of the Bitcoin craze and even the height(...)

A report by the Economist in 2017 found New Zealand had the most unaffordable house prices in the world. Photograph: Mark Coote/Bloomberg

The New Zealand government has banned the sale of existing homes to foreign buyers, saying New Zealanders were sick of being “tenants in our own land”(...)

Stripe co-founders Patrick and John Collison

Stripe, the fast-growing online payments company established by Limerick brothers Patrick and John Collison, has introduced a new partner programme. (...)

Mark Zuckerberg controls more than 51 per cent of Facebook votes,  despite owning only about 14% of the company.   Photograph: Bloomberg

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg faced a significant rebellion from ordinary shareholders, with more than a quarter voting against their(...)

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