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Eric Migicovsky of Pebble will be on stage at 1.30pm

If you do anything today, go to Nigel Eccles’s talk on the sport stage at 3.20pm. Eccles, from Co Tyrone, is the founder of fantasy sports start-up Fa(...)

Kickstarter cofounder Yancey Strickler at the  2015 Web Summit in the RDS, Dublin, yesterday. Photograph: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

While the Web Summit appears to be predicated on the notion that every start-up in attendance has the potential to develop into a billion-dollar “unic(...)

Gary Bloom, Chief Executive Officer and President of database technology firm MarkLogic: “Imagine a city that could be taken over by a hacker.”

Don’t play the Internet of Things (IoT) drinking game at this year’s Web Summit. You’ll be on the floor before lunch. It’s the buzzword du jour much (...)

Actor Liam Cunningham: “What needs to change ìs the entire Government to get down on its knees to Paddy [Cosgrave] and beg him to bring it back.”

“Am I involved in a startup? No I’m an actor. We’re not capable of doing start-ups.” But Game of Thrones actor Liam Cunningham acknowledged that he is(...)

Roisin Hynes , managing director, and Graham Hynes, operations director, of GradPush, at the Web Summit 2015. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Roisin Hynes of Carlow-based start-up GradPush is on the investment trail. In Dublin on Monday night she met with investors, and on Tuesday at Web Su(...)

Palmer Luckey, the founder of Oculus VR, a virtual reality company acquired by Facebook for $2 billion in 2014, speaking at the Web Summit. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Just weeks after Michael Dell sealed the biggest deal in tech history, his eponymous computer manufacturer acquiring data storage maker EMC for $63 bi(...)

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

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

Emily O’Reilly, European Ombudsman: Not enough is being done to regulate the “revolving door” of officials from EU institutions moving into jobs where they were lobbying for private companies.

Elaine Edwards Not enough is being done to regulate the “revolving door” of officials from EU institutions moving into jobs where they were lobbying f(...)

 Jamie Heaslip, right, Leinster Rugby, is interviewed by Ian Prior on the Centre Stage: “The France game with all that support was the most mental scene I’ve ever been involved in.”

Irish rugby international and Leinster player Jamie Heaslip reckons GPS is the biggest technological innovation in the game since he started playing r(...)

The main stage of the Web Summit this year: an event fantastic and frustrating in equal measure

So, the last Web Summit in Dublin (for now? For ever? Who knows) kicks off Tuesday. It promises to be a combination of fantastic and frustrating for (...)

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