Collapse of Arcadia: the pandemic has proven one obstacle too many for the Topshop owner. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

Image of the week: Fall of Arcadia In an echo of a trend seen in parts of Asia at the start of the Covid-19 crisis, a mannequin in a central London f(...)

Slack has been bought by Salesforce for $27.7 billion. It is the biggest acquisition for Salesforce so far. Photograph: Sascha Steinbach/EPA

Salesforce on Tuesday capped cloud computing’s 2020 work-from-home boom with an announcement that it would pay $27.7 billion for workplace chat app Sl(...)

Intercom co-founders Eoghan McCabe, Des Traynor, David Barrett and Ciaran Lee

Irish-founded technology company Intercom has relocated more than 40 research and development jobs back to Dublin as part of a cost-cutting plan resul(...)

Stewart Butterfield, ceo of Slack Technologies, said the company had been hoping to avoid a high premium, which often reflects the scarcity of shares available to investors in a traditional IPO. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

Slack, the workplace chat app with an avid following in Silicon Valley, landed on Wall Street with a $20 billion(€17.7 billion) valuation on Thursday,(...)

There was a definite sense of unease about the role of technology in society among speakers and attendees at this year’s conference. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

There were dark clouds over Lisbon earlier this week with many of those arriving for the start of Web Summit a little taken aback by the lack of sunsh(...)

Paddy Cosgrave, Web Summit co-founder and chief executive: ‘Tech is turning upside down everything we thought certain’. Photograph:  AFP/Getty Images

Artificial intelligence (AI) may “be the best or worst thing to ever happen to humanity”, scientist Stephen Hawking told an audience of 60,000 techies(...)

This year’s Web Summit in Lisbon, at which “executive” attendee tickets are priced at €4,995, officially sold out on Friday.

It’s that time of the year when the winners and the wannabes gather together for the Web Summit. But after the novelty value of a sparkly new venue a(...)

Liam Cunningham, who plays Davos Seaworth in ‘Game of Thrones’, will speak at the Web Summit

The company behind the Web Summit has a permanent six-bedroom “crash pad” for new employees arriving in Dublin as part of efforts to circumvent the ho(...)

Cal Henderson, cofounder of Slack.  The messaging software company recently passed the 4 million daily active user mark, and has  more than 5.8 million weekly active users.

“This is by far the nicest office we have, I think. Until we open the next one.” Slack cofounder Cal Henderson is on his first visit to the company’s (...)

Slack founder Stewart Butterfield. The company  currently has 30 people at its existing European base in the Digital Hub in Dublin and now plans to hire an additional 80 as it moves its European headquarters to the capital. Photograph: Jason Henry

Tech company Slack is set to add an additional 80 jobs to its Irish workforce as it expands its European headquarters in Dublin. The company will emp(...)

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