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Twitter described OpenBack as a mobile platform that helps make apps more engaging. Photograph: Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP via Getty Images

Twitter has acquired Dublin-based start-up OpenBack for an undisclosed price. A notice on the website of the Irish company says it is shutting down as(...)

The holy grail is getting young customers in – for a gap year, for example – and who go on to use Hostelworld every summer while at college and into the early years of their working lives. Photograph: iStock

Gary Morrison, the chief executive of Hostelworld who spends his days flogging the company’s hostel-booking services to millennial and Gen-Z backpacke(...)

MOVIES AND TV By Donald Clarke Alison Oliver Alison Oliver Actor “Alison’s audition tape was a revelation,” director Lenny Abraham(...)

Tom McCarthy founded Patch  in 2018

Irish-founded payment company Stripe has signed a three-year partnership with teen accelerator Patch to support the expansion of its work. The value(...)

Talivest founders Laura Belyea and Jayne Ronayne

Employee analytics software company Talivest has raised $1 million (€870,000) in a new funding round led by former Voxpro founders Dan and Linda Kiely(...)

Members of the Dataships team  at Dogpatch Labs in Dublin.

Dataships, a start-up that specialises in automating compliance for data protection and privacy laws, has closed a $3 million (€2.57 million)seed fund(...)

Ding founder and chief executive Mark Roden. Photograph: Bríd O’Donovan.

Private-equity firm Pollen Street Capital has acquired a majority stake in Irish mobile top-up service provider Ding in a multimillion-euro deal. Wh(...)

Kinzen co-founders Mark Little and Áine Kerr were previously involved with the company Storyful, which was sold  to News Corp for €18m.

Kinzen, the media tech start-up founded by Mark Little and Áine Kerr, has closed a new $2.2 million (€1.84 million) investment round led by Danish sta(...)

Asavie chief executive and co-founder Ralph Shaw

Irish technology company Asavie has been acquired by Nasdaq-listed Akamai Technologies for an undisclosed sum. The Dublin-based mobility and “interne(...)

Patch participants Sam Enright and Dylan Cuskelly in discussion with mentor and serial entrepreneur, Brian Caulfield. in  Dogpatch Labs.

When you hear the word “accelerator” you think of hothoused young companies, furiously working away on their products and services to get them to a po(...)

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