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Outify.Me has a Passion for the Outdoors [Video]

Carlos Oleaga is passionate about outdoor adventure sports like hiking and rafting. So he created Outify.me as an online marketplace for people like himself. From Madrid he came to Web Summit in Dublin, where we spoke to him. [youtube]https://youtu.be/S9-Y_y2mAe0[/youtube]   It’s been a busy few weeks in the Irish tech scene. We’ve got lots more video […]

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Bank of Ireland Lays Down a Trackway for Startups [Video]

Bank of Ireland’s Innovation Team was out in force at Web Summit last week, promoting their new StartLab incubation programme. We spoke to their Entrepreneur-in-Residence Gene Murphy. [youtube]https://youtu.be/DiJrxQiBAvA[/youtube]   StartLab is an intensive six-month boot camp; the first one starts in Galway in January, and applications close on 27 November. Before that, however, there are a number […]

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Radix Finds an Eager Audience for New Domains at Web Summit [Video]

Here’s the first of many videos we will bring you from Web Summit 2015. We spoke to Sandeep Ramchandani from Radix, the company behind some of the most tech’ and business friendly new Top Level Domains, including .TECH, .PRESS, .HOST, .WEBSITE, .SITE, .ONLINE, .SPACE and .PW. Registries agree that part of their job involves educating a public still unfamiliar with the […]

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Participants at Monday's Angel Summit ahead of the main event. Photo Credit: Web Summit/Sportsfile

42,000 Attend Dublin’s Last Web Summit

We’re at Web Summit – and so, it seems, is everyone else! 42000 #WebSummit attendees. 134 countries. Our most international event. Read the top 20 most represented countries: https://t.co/SSMxRw1kKd — Web Summit (@WebSummitHQ) November 2, 2015 42,000 people will attend the event in the RDS over the next three days, mixing, mingling, speaking, listening and […]

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Podcast from the Padded Cell [Audio]

Today’s podcast is recorded in Michele Neylon’s office at Blacknight HQ in Carlow. It’s our first show recorded there since we refurbished it with echo-absorbing acoustic panels. Michele jokes that I’ve put him in “a padded cell” – but the sound quality is hugely improved! Click on the player above to listen to the show, or download it here: 34:31; 20MB; […]

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Web Summit Founder Paddy Cosgrave opens the 2014 Summit. Image: CC-BY Web Summit

Web Summit Moving To Lisbon

The big story in Irish tech today is that Web Summit will not be held in Dublin from next year. They’ve decided to move the event to Lisbon. There’s a post over on their blog announcing it, as well as an opinion piece by Paddy Cosgrave over on the Irish Times which explains the thinking. […]

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Hotel Tonight Founders Took Advantage of the Shift from Web to Mobile [Video]

Sam Shank is co-founder of Hotel Tonight, the last minute hotel booking service. Originally geared towards tonight-only bookings it has now expanded to allow users to book accommodation up to seven days in advance. Speaking to Technology.ie at Web Summit, Sam says Hotel Tonight’s business model is designed to take advantage of “the shift from web […]

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Web Summit tickets Go on Sale at 2pm – but only the First 1000 get the Discount

Last week, Web Summit founder Paddy Cosgrave revealed that over 24,000 people had registered for the 2-for-1 discount price on tickets for Web Summit 2015. Faced with with a potentially huge surge in demand for the first 1000 tickets, they decided to postpone the sale to allow for further load testing. Now they’ve confirmed that 1000 discount tickets […]

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