Bebo may have closed it service to the public indefinitely in the last few hours. The once ubiquitous social network has been in decline ever since its original founder Michael Birch sold the company to AOL in 2008 for $850 million.
Joining the two high-profile speakers already announced for October's Web Summit, Jawed Karim and Eric Ly, are two of Ireland's tech community leaders, Chris Horn and Liam Casey, and Michael Birch, the man who founded Bebo and subsequently sold to AOL for $595m in 2008.
Ireland needs to more to encourage and support entrepreneurs, according to Twitter founder Jack Dorsey. Speaking on the Late Late Show Dorsey said that Ireland's technology and internet entrepreneurs need more support from the state, including possible legislative change, to compete internationally.