Dublin Loses `Davos for Geeks' to Lisbon in Blow for Tech Hopes

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  • Event will draw around 30,000 attendees to city this year
  • Web Summit last year in Dublin hit by wi-fi difficulties

The 25 April suspension bridge in Lisbon.

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The Web Summit, which describes itself as the biggest gathering of startups on the globe, is moving from Dublin to Lisbon next year, in a blow to the Irish capital’s economy and reputation as a technology hub.

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