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Sunday 4 June 2023 Dublin: 18°C

# Dublin Web Summit

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# Paddy Cash
Looks like the Web Summit was doing quite well in Dublin
Back when the event’s organisers and the government were still friends, at least.
# Thanks but no thanks
Enda Kenny was sent a last minute invite to the Web Summit but he won't be going along
There’s been some confusion about whether the Taoiseach had been invited.
# going going gone
Web Summit paid only €1.3 million for Lisbon move
Co-founder Paddy Cosgrave made the announcement the event was leaving Dublin today.
# Box Office
Ferdinand and McGregor among speakers confirmed for Web Summit
Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley will also appear at next month’s event.
# Conference
Would an appearance by Eva Longoria convince you to attend the Dublin Web Summit?
The actress and angel investor will be speaking at the event, which is taking place in November.
# sxsw dublin?
There's (dubious) speculation online that the Web Summit will be bought by SXSW
‘Just rumours’ says the company.
# trinners for winners
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.
# hierarchy
'No evidence' why The Summit treats graduates differently - HEA
The minimum grade requirement for job applicants is different depending where someone graduated.
# oculus rift
The CEO of Facebook-owned Oculus VR will be speaking at this year's Web Summit
Limerick-native Patrick Collison, founder and CEO of payments company Stripe, and the co-founder of Paypal, Max Levichin, will also speak at the event, now known as The Summit.
# Web Summit
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.
# Web Summit
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.
# skateboard
'Hurlboard' created to welcome skate legend Tony Hawk to Dublin
But how does The Birdman do under a high dropping ball, Ger?
# The Birdman
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.
# Web Summit
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.
# Web Summit
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.
# Prime Numbers
Cole, Cork-opoly and grocery shopping: The week in numbers
How much does it cost to bring football into disrepute on Twitter? And how do NAMA’s accounts look?
Aaron McKenna: We know Ireland has talent – why stop it from growing?
Ireland’s ‘knowledge economy’ is actually waiting to happen, writes Aaron McKenna.
# Sex please
Ireland is the '6th highest' sign-up to Make Love Not Porn website
Cindy Gallop founded the real-life sex video website to counter the myths of the porn industry – and revealed this morning that Irish people have been signing up in droves.
# Web Summit
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.
# Web Summit
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.
# Web Summit
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).
# Web Summit
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.
# need to know
The Evening Fix... now with added superheroes
Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.
# Web Summit
Smartphone explosion - and 10 other predictions your business should know
AOL’s Digital Prophet David Shing was speaking at the Dublin Web Summit today.
# Web Summit
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.
# Dublin Web Summit
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.
# Startups
5 unusual startups pitching at the Dublin Web Summit
Electric Ireland’s sponsoring a contest for start-ups at next month’s summit. Here’s some of the odder entries.
Column: How my school computer club turned into a worldwide movement
Cork teenager James Whelton set up CoderDojo to teach fellow students about computers – then watched it explode. He tells his story.
Column: We have the tech entrepreneurs - now we need to keep them here
Fine Gael TD Eoghan Murphy wants to press his own government to support Irish tech start-ups – without attaching too many strings.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Thursday
In tonight’s Fix: Ireland goes to the polls, markets embrace the Greece deal, how much you’ll pay for an iPhone 4S, and just what DID cause Monday night’s flooding?
# DWS7
Tech leaders land in the city for Dublin Web Summit
Day one of the Dublin Web Summit brought some positivity to the capital as global tech leaders shared their wisdom.
# social
Angry Birds CEO coming to Dublin for web summit
Mikael Hed will join senior execs from LinkedIn, Facebook and YouTube at the second annual Dublin Web Summit.
# Dublin Web Summit
Our story:’s Jennifer O’Connell at the Dublin Web Summit
Want to know how it all started? Watch our founding editor’s presentation on’s beginnings, the changing nature of news and where we are today.
# Facebook
Did you have a pint with Mark Zuckerberg last night?
The Facebook founder is in Dublin to visit the company’s European HQ. He reportedly went for some drinks in the city last night, and may attend a Facebook-hosted Bell X1 gig tonight.