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Datahug co-founders Connor Murphy and Ray Smith: their software helps  firms drive sales   by allowing  businesses to identify  previously unknown relationships

Dublin-headquartered Datahug has been bought by US software firm CallidusCloud for $13 million (€11.7 million). The company, which was founded by C(...)

Web Summit co-founder Paddy Cosgrave  with Portugal’s prime minister Antonio Costa at the event’s start. Photograph: Rafael Marchante/Reuters

The Web Summit kicked off its opening ceremony in Lisbon, but the event didn’t go without a hitch. While 3,000 people stood outside the MEO Arena wa(...)

A sign for Europe’s biggest tech conference, the Web Summit, at Comercio Square in Lisbon, Portugal. Will the chosen location prove better than Dublin? Photograph: Rafael Marchante

The new venue There’s no getting away from it: Dublin was getting too small to host the Web Summit. Or at least the venues were. The RDS was getting(...)

Workers mount a board announcing Europe’s biggest tech conference, Web Summit, in Lisbon, Portugal, Photograph: REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

The tech world is focusing on Portugal this week as the Web Summit kicks off on Monday for the first time since leaving Dublin. Cofounder Paddy Cosg(...)

Watching you: Paddy Cosgrave, with Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the 2014 Web Summit in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times
Web Summit is watching you

Paddy Cosgrave was in Dublin this week to talk to an audience of digital marketers and other techies about preparations for the upcoming Web Summit, w(...)

Governor of Odessa Mikheil Saakashvili is determined to make Ukraine’s largest region, a model of liberal reform. Photograph: Alexey Kravtsov/AFP/Getty Images

Ukraine’s potential to become a new European hub of internet innovation was a feature of the Web Summit last week, where nine of the embattled coun(...)

Blendle has been  described as an “iTunes for the press” and a “radical experiment in micropayments for journalism”

It is a question that is almost as old as the web itself – how do you get people to pay for content, and specifically journalism, online? As a news di(...)

Peggy Johnson of Microsoft at  the 2015 Web Summit in the RDS, Dublin. Photograph:  Paul Mohan / SPORTSFILE / Web Summit

Peggy Johnson is only half-joking when she admits she might have risked being mobbed if she had roamed the aisles at this week’s Dublin Web Summit fre(...)

Whether social media is good or bad for us is a tricky question, says neuroscientist Dr David Eagleman. Illustration: Getty Images

Twitter is like catnip for the brain, while Google can actually make us smarter, says neuroscientist Dr David Eagleman. Dr Eagleman works from his l(...)

Alexander Knoll’s Ability App helps people with disabilities search for disability-friendly locations, businesses and employment opportunities. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Wezzoo France French start-up Wezzoo launched a connected umbrella, named Oombrella, at the Web Summit. The umbrella is connected to an(...)

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