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Reflections on Web Summit: Out of the frying pan, and out of the fire?

“What controversy?” said the journalist from a global mainstream television outlet to me at the Web Summit Media Dinner, earlier this month in Lisbon. For all the heat and light, the gnashing of t

Governments are getting their AI-regulating boots on

We're looking at a massive earnings week, the Biden administration's order regarding AI, Web Summit's new CEO, and more.

Web Summit names ex-Wikimedia CEO, Katherine Maher, to take over in wake of Cosgrave controversy

Web Summit has named a new CEO: Katherine Maher — previously CEO and executive director of the Wikimedia Foundation (between 2019 and 2021). Maher is also chair of the board of the foundation be

Web Summit confirms Lisbon and Qatar events still on, ex-CEO Paddy Cosgrave has 80% ownership of business

Over the weekend, Paddy Cosgrave and Web Summit made the bombshell announcement that Cosgrave would step down from his post as CEO of the technology conference business — a move made to try to c

Paddy Cosgrave has stepped down as CEO of Web Summit

Paddy Cosgrave has stepped down as CEO of Web Summit, the 14-year-old conference business that he co-founded and which has gone on to host one of Europe’s biggest annual tech events, along with

Web Summit derailed by founder’s public fight with those supporting Israel in Hamas war

Web Summit, the big tech conference brand that runs events in several cities and whose 70,000 person flagship event in Lisbon is taking place next month, is running into a wall — a wall of outra

Outgoing YC President Geoff Ralston: The market is changing; YC’s terms are not

Last week at Web Summit, we were asked to interview outgoing Y Combinator President Geoff Ralston about the past, present and future of the popular accelerator program. We covered a lot of ground duri

Sources say Web Summit Ventures will be a new $40M follow-on fund

Web Summit, one of the world’s largest events centered around technology startups, is to launch a brand-new venture capital vehicle consisting of two new funds, TechCrunch understands. The move

Housing startup QuintoAndar to open first technology hub outside Brazil in Portugal

The new office will serve as its first in Europe and will be operational in March, initially staffing up to 50 by the end of next year.

RISE will return to Hong Kong in 2022

RISE, one of Asia’s largest tech conferences, is returning to Hong Kong in March 2022 as an in-person event, and will be held there for at least five years, announced organizer Web Summit today. Las

Sources: Web Summit will spin out its virtual conference software as a full-blown startup

Sources say Web Summit, the giant tech conference company that specialized in very large gatherings in cities like Lisbon, is poised to spin out its Hopin-like proprietary conference software as an in

Asia’s casino capital Macau to host a CES alternative in 2021

Macau, the former Portuguese colony that is now the world’s biggest gambling center, is planning to host a tech fair next year to match the famed CES in Las Vegas. The brains behind the “B

OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei raises $7 million for his new venture

Carl Pei, the co-founder of OnePlus who left the company two months ago, has raised $7 million from a roster of high-profile investors for his new hardware venture. The Swedish tech entrepreneur said

Web Summit will hold RISE 2022 in Kuala Lumpur, launch a new event in Tokyo

Web Summit announced today that it will revive RISE, one of Asia’s largest tech conferences, in March 2022, moving it to Kuala Lumpur after five years in Hong Kong. It also announced a new event, ca

Web Summit cancels next year’s Rise conference over tension in Hong Kong

The ongoing tension in Hong Kong between the government and pro-democracy protesters continues to spill into the tech domain. Rise, which is among the largest tech conferences in Asia, will not run ne

Startups Weekly: Spotify gets acquisitive and Instacart screws up

This week in startups: Turvo takes center stage, a mental health unicorn emerges and Reddit rakes in cash.

Steve Jobs Still Casts Long Shadow At Web Summit

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Dropbox’s Drew Houston Responds To Snowden’s Privacy Criticism: It’s A Trade-Off

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden sparked controversy when he advised consumers (twice) to "get rid of Dropbox" if they want to protect their privacy. Today, Drew Houston, CEO of the cloud storage star