Shane Smith

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BuzzFeed had forecast making a profit of about $30 million this year – for the first time in its 14-year history - but is now striving to keep its annual loss below $20 million.

It was supposed to be the year that digital publishers finally turned a profit. After years of cost-cutting, consolidation, lay-offs and missed forec(...)

Individual rosewater pavlovas with summer berries.

Nothing quite says summer like some beautiful fruit-filled pavlovas. I love the combination of chewy meringue, semi-whipped cream and tart summer soft(...)

Tara Gartlan’s New York Cheesecake

With birthdays, anniversaries and other special occasions being celebrated at home, and baking the new national pastime, a good cake recipe is a very (...)

Shane Smith’s no-egg needed tiramisu dessert.

We’ve all been in that situation where a fast, no-fail dessert is needed and I’m thrilled to report this tiramisu recipe has never let me down. I’ve p(...)

Anne Neary: “I have been using the tomato knife for years and if I had to go to a desert island it is the one kitchen gadget I’d like to bring with me.”

There was a time when preparing a meal really did involve “slaving over a hot stove”. But these days, there are so many tools and gadgets to help make(...)

Vice Media’s latest investment values it at $5.7bn

If proof were needed that the fortunes of old and new media companies are rapidly diverging, it could be found this week when Vice Media secured a $45(...)

The largest mobile industry get-together on the calendar, the Mobile World Congress, has been increasing its clout every year since its more humble beginnings in 1987. Photograph: Paul Hanna/Reuters

Monday Results: FBD Holdings, Associated British Foods (trading update), Hertz Global Holdings, Horizon Pharma, Trinity Mirror, UCP. Indicators: Ir(...)

“Young people should  be trained from an early age in media literacy so they can become their own fact-checkers.” Image: iStock

Here’s a radical idea: Give young people the news they want to read and not what we think they should read. Not only might this stop the handwringing (...)

A large number of Irish tech companies will be in attendance at next week’s event with Enterprise Ireland hosting a stand that will highlight 14 clients

Irish tech companies will be out in force next week at Mobile World Congress (MWC), the largest annual global gathering for the mobile industry. The (...)

The beach resort of Bundoran, Co Donegal,  on a  summer day. File photograph: Getty Images

The search for a young soldier missing, feared drowned off Bundoran in Co Donegal, was widened yesterday, with up to 100 soldiers assisting those tryi(...)

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