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Billionaire John Catsimatidis used Clearview to surveil shoppers at a grocery store he owns, and to identify a man he saw on a date with his daughter. Photograph: the New York Times

One Tuesday night in October 2018, John Catsimatidis, the billionaire owner of the Gristedes grocery store chain, was having dinner at Cipriani, an up(...)

Alex Lazarow author of Out-Innovate

Silicon Valley’s traditional hold on the global innovation agenda is increasingly being challenged by so-called frontier innovation, where entrepreneu(...)

Column’s “truth” button: instead of liking a post, you can rate it as true or not.

The creator of the original “like” button (the one on Vimeo, not Facebook) has plans for a new social network and an entirely new interaction: the “tr(...)

File image of  Mark Zuckerberg,  chief executive of Facebook, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, US. File photograph: Tom Brenner/The New York Times

US president Donald Trump hosted Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg for a private dinner at the White House in October. NBC News revealed the meeting, whic(...)

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(...)

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