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 Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton at the Web Summit  in the RDS. Mr Bruton defended the Government’s record in its support for the event. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Minister for jobs and innovation Richard Bruton said it was disappointing that the Web Summit had chosen to move to Lisbon but maintained that State a(...)

John Collison, co-founder and president of Strip: “Do not be afraid to start a business that feels like it has no precedent.”

With the second day of the Summit well under way, one of the highlights of this morning was the talk in the main hall by Stripe’s John Collison. See(...)

Designed as a shop assistant, Pepper can advise customers and engage in conversation

Pepper the robot kicked off the second day of the Machine Summit. The robot, short in stature with a glossy white chassis, is very cartoonish and non(...)

Facebook CTO Mike Schroepfer previewed a much smarter social media offering

Sick of the selfies and the “inspirational” quotes? In the future, your Facebook newsfeed could become a more streamlined place as the social network(...)

Medina Ilyassova, chief executive of Ub-Cool, a hub for adventure trips.

The travel industry will no longer be about selling hotels and flights, but rather about selling experiences, according to the chief executive of Ub-(...)

 Michael Dell: ‘My little start-up has had revenues of more than $900 billion’.  Photo: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Michael Dell just sealed the biggest deal in tech history, but he hasn’t forgotten his roots. “I started this adventure in my dorm room with $1,000 an(...)

Model Natalia Vodianova speaking on ‘challenging misconceptions’ at the Web Summit. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Web Summit may soon be departing for sunnier climes, but at its final year in Dublin, it was the same old problems arising again. Co-founde(...)

Web Summit in Dublin: a hunting ground for start-ups. Photograph: Eric Luke

“Anybody who predicates their investment strategy on finding the next Facebook or Google is a lunatic,” Draper Esprit partner Brian Caulfield says. Ca(...)

Web Summit co-founder Paddy Cosgrave at the RDS yesterday. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

It just wouldn’t be the start of Web Summit without a morning radio rant from summit co-founder Paddy Cosgrave. He delivered energetically yesterday (...)

Startup Boat founder Paula Schwarz: ‘The people who come are already entrepreneurs, in that they take their fate into their own hands.’ Photograph: Eric Luke

As Europe’s leaders scrambled to address the growing migrant crisis in July of this year, a month in which more than 107,500 migrants crossed the E(...)

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