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Wednesday 6 December 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Web Summit

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'Don't poison the well' - Oculus chief tells rivals not to release bad VR products
The virtual reality company said that it reached out to rivals to ensure that they release as good a product as possible, while their own product is months away.
Eva Longoria has basically done every single tourist activity in Dublin today
She even tried some Tayto.
Heading to the Web Summit tomorrow? Here's how to prepare
If you’re heading to the Web Summit and haven’t put any plans together yet, here’s what to keep in mind.
Ferdinand and McGregor among speakers confirmed for Web Summit
Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley will also appear at next month’s event.
Jordan Casey is expanding his tech start-up - right after he does his Junior Cert
We spoke with the 14-year-old CEO ahead of his appearance at the Web Summit.
Baseball stats guru Bill James to speak at Web Summit in Dublin
If you like your sports lathered in statistics, then James is your man.
There's (dubious) speculation online that the Web Summit will be bought by SXSW
‘Just rumours’ says the company.
The Summit is hiring, but check your degree, especially where you got it from
The Summit’s website lists a number of past speakers who have dropped out of education such as Twitter’s Jack Dorsey or Tumblr’s David Karp.
Poll: Should a degree have a different weight depending on where it's from?
The Dublin Web Summit is giving different credits to degrees from different institutions. Do you agree with this?
Fallon brothers and Paddy Cosgrave honoured at Eircom Spiders
A Belfast foundation that helps young people through sport also claimed two awards on the night.
Fascinating Web Summit start-ups you need to hear about
Need an app that makes children help out around the house? Or one that allows you browse the internet on your phone without a data connection?
WATCH: Life-enhancing cubes, Facebook for pets, and more Web Summit start-ups
We spoke to start-ups at the international conference to see what they had on offer.
Elon Musk's advice to Enda Kenny on fostering Ireland's digital economy
His three top tips: Encourage engineering courses in university, support start-ups better, develop talent.
AOL chief issues battle cry at Web Summit
“AOL missed the marketplace,” admits Tim Armstrong in Dublin but shares the lessons the company has learned.
Create-your-own-video-ad company wins start-up award
Viddyad praised for originality and potential by judges at ESB Spark of Genius award during Web Summit.
Tony Hawk got beat down by an Irish teenager in a game of rock, paper, scissors today
Your skateboard can’t help you here, T-Hawk.
Irish company wins world distribution rights to skateboarding doc
Wildcard Distribution announced their coup at the Web Summit today, which skateboarding hero Tony Hawk is attending.
This is what the Nasdaq bell ringing in Dublin looks like
Taoiseach Enda Kenny became the first person to ever ring the opening bell in Ireland.
Tech leaders gather for start of Dublin Web Summit
A total of 10,000 people will be in attendance with venture capitalists looking to invest.
Taoiseach to take part in "fireside discussion" with PayPal founder
Enda Kenny, two billionaires and a fireside chat. What more could you want?
Column: Why are so few computer science graduates getting jobs?
The Government and higher education system could be nurturing our potential world-changers much more effectively, writes Paddy Cosgrave.
Call for tech companies to enter €25,000 competition
Entries for the ESB Spark of Genius competition have been extended to Wednesday, with tech start-ups eligible to win the prize.
NASDAQ bell to ring in Ireland for the first time
Millions of people will watch the NASDAQ stock market open live from the Dublin Web Summit.
Aaron McKenna: We know Ireland has talent – why stop it from growing?
Ireland’s ‘knowledge economy’ is actually waiting to happen, writes Aaron McKenna.
Mozilla CEO says Google is a "frenemy"
Gary Kovacs says that while Mozilla, which created Firefox, gets most of its revenue from Google, the two companies are still eyeing each other carefully.
Egyptian revolutionary: why online activism can work
Wael Ghonim tells Irish audience how he applied digital marketing strategies to Facebook campaign that helped spark uprising in Egypt last year.
SmartThings beats major competition to take Web Summit startup award
A major coup for the company, the award comes with a €100,000 prize.
Web summit hears: Sex please, you're Irish
Cindy Gallop, founder of Make Love Not Porn, wants Irish people to share their real-life sex videos to counter the myths of online porn (and to make some money while they’re at it).
Digital head wants "all of RTÉ" to convert to online
Múirne Laffan tells Dublin Web Summit that RTÉ need to “work together” with other media outlets as online become priority.
Dublin Web Summit: Credit and debit cards could become a thing of the past
In the future people will want to be able to make payments directly from their current account using their phone, rather than a card, the Dublin Web Summit heard today.
Smartphone explosion - and 10 other predictions your business should know
AOL’s Digital Prophet David Shing was speaking at the Dublin Web Summit today.
Coder Dojo founder, aged 20, honoured at Web Summit
James Whelton has become the youngest ever social entrepreneur to be made a fellow of the Ashoka foundation.
Europe's largest technology conference to begin in RDS today
Over 3,000 people are expected at the RDS for the Dublin Web Summit, thought to be worth €12m to the local economy.