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Paddy Cosgrave, founder of The Web Summit, will not appear on Friday’s Late Late Show, despite earlier RTÉ releases claiming he was one of the main guests

Web Summit founder Paddy Cosgrave has pulled out of a scheduled appearance on Friday’s The Late Late Show, having been billed as one of the main guest(...)

 Nico Sell, Wickr & Wickr Foundation, on the Code Stage on the last day  of the 2015 Web Summit in the RDS, Dublin. “Laconic and iconic hacker/artist/company founder of messaging app Wickr Nico Sell says every company should hire hackers to try to break their service.” Photograph: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile/Web Summit

It’s Thursday, the last day of the last Web Summit in Ireland. Maybe. Crowds have thinned noticeably, but that just means you can push past people, ra(...)

Paddy Cosgrave said he hoped the Summit would return to Dublin Photograph: Sportsfile

In his closing remarks at the Web Summit founder Paddy Cosgrave attempted to repair some of the damage done in recent weeks and keep alive the possibi(...)

 Author Dan Brown: Ireland would be a “fascinating place to set a book”

Author Dan Brown said that Ireland would be a “fascinating place to set a book” and that he may consider basing at least part of a future book here. (...)

The Marketing Stage during Day 3 of the Web Summit Photograph: Sportsfile

The impact of technology on the media has been a staple part of the Web Summit conversation for years now, and this year the rise of adblocking has ad(...)

New BFFs Paddy Cosgrave, left, chief executive of the  Web Summit, with deputy Prime Minister of Portugal Paulo Portas

The final day of Web Summit 2015 began with founder Paddy Cosgrave inviting an assortment of entrepreneurs, dignitaries and politicians on stage, but(...)

David Schneider, co-founder of That Lot, speaks during Day 3 of the 2015 Web Summit in the RDS. Photograph: Sportsfile

How have digital platforms, from the web to Twitter, changed satire? In a wide-ranging talk on the subject on the Centre Stage of the Web Summit, the (...)

Matthew Ogle, senior product developer at Spotify:  streaming firm’s Discover Weekly feature, which provides a personalised “mix tape” in playlist form for each of the company’s 75 million users, generated more than one billion streams in 10 weeks

Music discovery - using algorithims to create recommended playlists for users - is no longer optional for streaming services, Spotify told attendees (...)

Paddy Cosgrave, chief executive, Web Summit, in the company of Miguel Frasquilho, left, Chairman & CEO of AICEP Portugal, and members of the WebSummit 2016 delegation on the Centre Stage during Day 3 of the 2015 Web Summit in the RDS, Dublin, Ireland. Picture credit: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE / Web Summit

Day three of the Summit started on a Portugese theme with a sizeable Portuguese delegation taking the stage ahead of the move to Lisbon in 2016. The (...)

Stewart Buttefield of Slack: we had hoped to grow it more quickly but we’ve been constrained by real estate

  Tech company Slack may be increasing its users at a healthy rate, but its plans to expand its Irish office have been held back by Dublin(...)

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