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Canary security cameras keep an eye on your home, office,  or  pets while you’re away

When Canary first began in 2013, it was a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo. Its goal was to raise $100,000; the final tally was closer to $2 million(...)

Paddy Cosgrave, chief executive officer of Web Summit. The Lisbon venues hold up to 80,000 people so it didn’t feel half as cramped as  the RDS. Photograph: Paulo Duarte/Bloomberg

If you aren’t familiar with the Web Summit, it’s the Irish founded tech conference that started in Dublin in 2009 with less than 400 attendees and gre(...)

In Lisbon, Web Summit founder Paddy Cosgrave “paced the stage like a man who had lost his keys, clutching a tiny iPad as a life raft”. Photograph: Andre Kosters/EPA

Paddy Cosgrave stood nervously on the stage in front of 15,000 people, head down and muttering: “Uh oh, is the wifi working?” It was not. The 2016 Web(...)

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Photograph: John Stillwell/Reuters

While the votes have been counted and Donald Trump, of the Republican Party, is officially US president-elect, the shockwaves from the US election res(...)

Paddy Cosgrove (centre, right), founder and CEO of Web Summit, and other participants during the   Nasdaq bell opening ceremony on the second day of the summit in Lisbon, Portugal. Photograph: Andre Kosters

Perhaps it was the US election results, or maybe it was the after-effects of the second night of celebrations at the Night Summit, but the early atte(...)

The founder and chief executive of Web Summit Paddy Cosgrave (centre, right) waves accompanied by other participants during the Nasdaq Bell opening ceremony at the third day of the Web Summit in Lisbon, Portugal, on Wednesday. Photograph: Andre Kosters/EPA

Irish-based fintech firm CurrencyFair has raised €8 million in funding and reshuffled its executive team. The peer-to-peer currency exchange firm, w(...)

 Visitors trying new virtual reality goggles during the second day of the Web Summit in Lisbon. Photograph: EPA/Adre Kosters

If you were expecting diversity at the Web Summit, you certainly wouldn’t be disappointed. The event played host to everyone from sports stars to Wiki(...)

Dream Football founder and former soccer player Luis Figo (right) together with his Brazilian team colleague Ronaldinho at the Web Summit in Lisbon. Photograph: EPA

“Web Summit is never perfect. But if we find something wrong we fix it,” the tech conference’s chief executive and cofounder, Paddy Cosgrave, said on(...)

Ticket-holders  queuing for the Web Summit on Tuesday. Photograph: Davey Strachan

The Web Summit might have moved to a bigger venue but problems with overcrowding have continued with many ticket-holders forced to watch Monday night’(...)

The MEO Arena in Lisbon  is illuminated by attendees’ phones as     US actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt takes to the stage during the Web Summit. Photograph:  Miguel A Lopes/EPA

Day two of Web Summit is now underway in Lisbon with keynote speakers today including football legends Luis Figo and Ronaldinho. The former players a(...)

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