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Netflix plans to spend $8 billion on programmes to boost growth
Netflix plans to spend $8 billion on programmes to boost growth

Netflix plans to spend $8 billion on programmes to boost growth

While competitors race to catch up with Netflix, the largest online TV service in the world is adhering to a simple strategy to maintain its lead: you have to spend money to make money....
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 02:30:00
Irish email to be judged by the US Supreme Court in Microsoft case
Irish email to be judged by the US Supreme Court in Microsoft case

Irish email to be judged by the US Supreme Court in Microsoft case

The US Supreme Court is to decide on an email dispute involving Microsoft's Irish facilities....
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 02:30:00
Waterless car-wash launches on demand
Waterless car-wash launches on demand

Waterless car-wash launches on demand

Former professional racing driver Emmet O'Brien has launched an on-demand version of his waterless car-washing service....
Sun, 15 Oct 2017 18:00:00
Banks take on mobile providers for Africa's payments market
Banks take on mobile providers for Africa's payments market

Banks take on mobile providers for Africa's payments market

Africa has emerged as the global leader in mobile money - thanks in part to a history of being underbanked - but phone companies are starting to see their lead in payments challenged....
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 02:30:00
Salesforce equality boss says tech must deliver on diversity
Salesforce equality boss says tech must deliver on diversity

Salesforce equality boss says tech must deliver on diversity

Major employer Salesforce views its future opportunities in Ireland very positively, not least due to the outcome of the marriage-equality vote in 2015, according to its chief equality off...
Sun, 15 Oct 2017 18:00:00
'Wangiri' phone scam sweeping across Ireland is 'unprecedented' say operators
'Wangiri' phone scam sweeping across Ireland is 'unprecedented' say operators

'Wangiri' phone scam sweeping across Ireland is 'unprecedented' say operators

Tens of thousands of scam mobile phone calls are sweeping across Ireland in an “unprecedented” surge, according to Ireland’s operators....
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 18:36:35
Nostra hunts for deals after €3m fundraising
Nostra hunts for deals after €3m fundraising

Nostra hunts for deals after €3m fundraising

IT business Nostra is close to raising €3m to fund an acquisition drive....
Sun, 15 Oct 2017 18:00:00
'Bitcoin' firms to drop EI links in material
'Bitcoin' firms to drop EI links in material

'Bitcoin' firms to drop EI links in material

Enterprise Ireland ordered two fintech firms to remove website information and amend details in an investment prospectus that appeared to suggest the State agency endorsed two separate bit...
Sun, 15 Oct 2017 18:00:00
Adrian Weckler: Zuck maintains VR still the future
Adrian Weckler: Zuck maintains VR still the future

Adrian Weckler: Zuck maintains VR still the future

For a couple of years, we've been told that virtual reality is the next big thing in technology. But it hasn't exactly taken over the world. Many ordinary people, while curious about what ...
Sun, 15 Oct 2017 18:00:00
Musgrave cyber-attack highlights security risk to Irish businesses
Musgrave cyber-attack highlights security risk to Irish businesses

Musgrave cyber-attack highlights security risk to Irish businesses

The recent cyber-attack at retail giant Musgrave Group is the latest example in a long line of hacker strikes on Irish business in the recent past....
Sun, 15 Oct 2017 18:00:00
Twitter explains why it banned Rose McGowan while speaking out about Hollywood abuse
Twitter explains why it banned Rose McGowan while speaking out about Hollywood abuse

Twitter explains why it banned Rose McGowan while speaking out about Hollywood abuse

Twitter has explained why it banned Rose McGowan as she was speaking out about Hollywood abuse....
Sat, 14 Oct 2017 13:45:29
Paddy Cosgrave: The Web Summit will never come back to Ireland
Paddy Cosgrave: The Web Summit will never come back to Ireland

Paddy Cosgrave: The Web Summit will never come back to Ireland

Web Summit founder Paddy Cosgrave has said the global event will never return to Ireland because it is too big for the country to host....
Sat, 14 Oct 2017 12:34:03
Ask Adrian: Our tech editor tackles your trickiest technology problems
Ask Adrian: Our tech editor tackles your trickiest technology problems

Ask Adrian: Our tech editor tackles your trickiest technology problems

Q I'm looking after my grandkids ­after school while my daughter is at work. They say they want to watch Netflix but I don't know how to get that for them. Do I need a new TV? I have an or...
Sun, 15 Oct 2017 02:30:00
Revealed: Data centres to swallow 75pc of growth in Irish power demand
Revealed: Data centres to swallow 75pc of growth in Irish power demand

Revealed: Data centres to swallow 75pc of growth in Irish power demand

Data centres will consume up to 20pc of all electricity generated in the State within a decade, which will pose an enormous challenge for Ireland meeting its climate change targets....
Sat, 14 Oct 2017 02:30:00
Ireland’s Cubic Telecom signs agreement with Australia’s Telstra
Ireland’s Cubic Telecom signs agreement with Australia’s Telstra

Ireland’s Cubic Telecom signs agreement with Australia’s Telstra

Dublin-based Cubic Telecom, which connects cars and computers to mobile networks, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Australia’s Telstra Wholesale....
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 07:21:10
Profits leap to €2.5m at Irish division of game firm Zynga
Profits leap to €2.5m at Irish division of game firm Zynga

Profits leap to €2.5m at Irish division of game firm Zynga

Pre-tax profits at the slimmed-down Irish unit of online game firm Zynga last year increased almost sixfold to $2.97m (€2.5m)....
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 02:30:00
Facebook to slash prices of Oculus units in bid to give virtual reality a takeup
Facebook to slash prices of Oculus units in bid to give virtual reality a takeup

Facebook to slash prices of Oculus units in bid to give virtual reality a takeup

Facebook is bidding to give virtual reality takeup a boost by slashing the prices of its Oculus units and expanding content into its main social newsfeeds....
Thu, 12 Oct 2017 19:15:30
Humans still have an essential (but small) role to play in markets
Humans still have an essential (but small) role to play in markets

Humans still have an essential (but small) role to play in markets

I recently participated in a debate among hedge fund risk managers on a panel titled: "This house believes that qualitative and human elements in investment are redundant."...
Thu, 12 Oct 2017 02:30:00
Sick of the same old smartphone brands? Sony's XZ1 can compete with Apple and Samsung
Sick of the same old smartphone brands? Sony's XZ1 can compete with Apple and Samsung

Sick of the same old smartphone brands? Sony's XZ1 can compete with Apple and Samsung

Among all the hoopla over face-scanning iPhones and edge-to-edge Samsungs, it's easy to overlook some of the other flagship smartphones currently on the Irish market....
Thu, 12 Oct 2017 02:30:00
Google, Facebook, and Twitter fighting crackdown
Google, Facebook, and Twitter fighting crackdown

Google, Facebook, and Twitter fighting crackdown

Google summoned about 200 policy staff from around the world last month for a debate on whether its size has made it too attractive as a target for government regulators....
Thu, 12 Oct 2017 02:30:00
Extortion of children who share explicit selfies rises 600pc
Extortion of children who share explicit selfies rises 600pc

Extortion of children who share explicit selfies rises 600pc

Gardaí have seen a 600pc increase in the number of cases of online extortion and coercion of children over a five-year period, it has emerged....
Thu, 12 Oct 2017 00:00:00
Startup diary: agonising over perfect name is a massive waste of your time
Startup diary: agonising over perfect name is a massive waste of your time

Startup diary: agonising over perfect name is a massive waste of your time

Let me take you on a journey. I'm writing about my startup. And I'm going to reveal a lot more about our strategy and numbers, than is normally considered appropriate in polite business so...
Thu, 12 Oct 2017 02:30:00
Warning to firms after cyber attack on food giant
Warning to firms after cyber attack on food giant

Warning to firms after cyber attack on food giant

A cyber raid targeting Irish retail giant the Musgrave Group is a portent of the challenge facing all businesses as criminal hackers grow increasingly sophisticated, experts warned....
Thu, 12 Oct 2017 02:30:00
Win a pair of tickets to Dublin Information Sec 2017
Win a pair of tickets to Dublin Information Sec 2017

Win a pair of tickets to Dublin Information Sec 2017

To be in with a chance of winning two tickets to Dublin Information Sec 2017, just fill in your details and answer the survey below.  Winners will be contacted by Wednesday 25 October by p...
Wed, 11 Oct 2017 15:36:25
Iconic 90s digital pet Tamagotchi is coming back to life just in time for Christmas
Iconic 90s digital pet Tamagotchi is coming back to life just in time for Christmas

Iconic 90s digital pet Tamagotchi is coming back to life just in time for Christmas

The Tamagotchi is making a comeback in November....
Wed, 11 Oct 2017 12:21:14
Data centres straining grid around Dublin
Data centres straining grid around Dublin

Data centres straining grid around Dublin

Power-hungry data centres are placing a strain on Ireland's energy-producing capacity and transmission networks - especially around the capital....
Tue, 10 Oct 2017 02:30:00
Microsoft targets Irish wind power as it seals first data centre deal
Microsoft targets Irish wind power as it seals first data centre deal

Microsoft targets Irish wind power as it seals first data centre deal

Technology giant Microsoft is on the hunt for further wind-power deals in Ireland after striking its first-ever renewable energy-purchase agreement outside the US....
Tue, 10 Oct 2017 02:30:00
Disparities in digital investment in universities frustrate while Facebook remains top platform
Disparities in digital investment in universities frustrate while Facebook remains top platform

Disparities in digital investment in universities frustrate while Facebook remains top platform

Large disparities in investment in digital by universities and colleges are proving frustrating for web, marketing, recruitment and leadership professionals....
Mon, 09 Oct 2017 12:53:30
Irish firm SoftCo in $20m Finnish Government deal
Irish firm SoftCo in $20m Finnish Government deal

Irish firm SoftCo in $20m Finnish Government deal

Irish finance automation solutions company SoftCo has agreed a $20m (€17m) deal with the Finnish Government to transform its procure-to-pay processes, in what is one of the largest procure...
Mon, 09 Oct 2017 12:35:24
Leading chipmaker targets gains in growing AI sector
Leading chipmaker targets gains in growing AI sector

Leading chipmaker targets gains in growing AI sector

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC) will remain an industry leader, with growth driven by the Internet of Things (IoT), automotive, high-performance computing (HPC) and mobile, it...
Mon, 09 Oct 2017 02:30:00
Uber app can secretly record everything on your iPhone's screen - researchers
Uber app can secretly record everything on your iPhone's screen - researchers

Uber app can secretly record everything on your iPhone's screen - researchers

Uber could record everything on your iPhone’s screen, even when the app is running in the background, security researchers have discovered....
Sun, 08 Oct 2017 15:00:25
Energy regulator reviews complaints against ESB-backed Endeco Technologies
Energy regulator reviews complaints against ESB-backed Endeco Technologies

Energy regulator reviews complaints against ESB-backed Endeco Technologies

The energy regulator is reviewing a number of complaints made against ESB-backed Endeco Technologies....
Sun, 08 Oct 2017 18:00:00
Psychotherapist Stella O'Malley: 'Yesterday a girl (12) described how a boy in her class sent her an explicit pic'
Psychotherapist Stella O'Malley: 'Yesterday a girl (12) described how a boy in her class sent her an explicit pic'

Psychotherapist Stella O'Malley: 'Yesterday a girl (12) described how a boy in her class sent her an explicit pic'

Predatory adults are devious in the ways they slowly but surely infiltrate a child's life....
Sun, 08 Oct 2017 20:48:30
Surreal fallout of EU-US battle
Surreal fallout of EU-US battle

Surreal fallout of EU-US battle

Europe versus Facebook is a circle that really can't be squared....
Sun, 08 Oct 2017 18:00:00
'I won't be able to walk away until I've created the change I want' - Tech firm chief Ciara Clancy out to beat Parkinson's
'I won't be able to walk away until I've created the change I want' - Tech firm chief Ciara Clancy out to beat Parkinson's

'I won't be able to walk away until I've created the change I want' - Tech firm chief Ciara Clancy out to beat Parkinson's

A few years ago Ciara Clancy went to a dinner where a lot was at stake. One of the dinner guests was going to get €20,000 for their business, and if it wasn't her, Beats Medical would prob...
Sun, 08 Oct 2017 18:00:00
Central Bank getting 'up the curve' to understand Bitcoin
Central Bank getting 'up the curve' to understand Bitcoin

Central Bank getting 'up the curve' to understand Bitcoin

The Central Bank is examining the potential risks posed by virtual currencies and exchange-traded funds (ETFs), an increasingly popular type of investment portfolios traded over stock mark...
Sat, 07 Oct 2017 02:30:00
Ask Adrian: Our tech editor tackles your trickiest technology problems
Ask Adrian: Our tech editor tackles your trickiest technology problems

Ask Adrian: Our tech editor tackles your trickiest technology problems

Q I am looking for advice on purchasing an entry level tablet. I do not wish to purchase an Apple product, as I would prefer an Android at a lower price. I would use the tablet on holiday ...
Sun, 08 Oct 2017 02:30:00
India's tech renaissance could be short circuited by Trump
India's tech renaissance could be short circuited by Trump

India's tech renaissance could be short circuited by Trump

The technology sector in India is facing turbulent times, with a number of leading IT companies reported to be planning "significant" lay-offs....
Fri, 06 Oct 2017 02:30:00
Belgian wind farm developer to partner Oriel
Belgian wind farm developer to partner Oriel

Belgian wind farm developer to partner Oriel

Belgian-based offshore wind farm developer Parkwind has agreed on a significant investment to become a strategic partner in Oriel Windfarm....
Thu, 05 Oct 2017 02:30:00
Tributes as former Intel chief Otellini dies at 66
Tributes as former Intel chief Otellini dies at 66

Tributes as former Intel chief Otellini dies at 66

Paul Otellini, the former chief executive officer of Intel, has died at the age of 66....
Thu, 05 Oct 2017 02:30:00
Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 is an outstanding flagship phone for business users
Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 is an outstanding flagship phone for business users

Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 is an outstanding flagship phone for business users

Much of the attention over the last month may have been around Apple's new iPhones. But Samsung recently launched a beast of a flagship smartphone that goes head to head with the best from...
Thu, 05 Oct 2017 02:30:00
Yahoo's credibility is in shreds but will our data protection chief act?
Yahoo's credibility is in shreds but will our data protection chief act?

Yahoo's credibility is in shreds but will our data protection chief act?

The Irish data protection commissioner, Helen Dixon, probably winced when Yahoo notified her office in 2016 of a 2014 security breach affecting 500 million people, then thought to be the b...
Thu, 05 Oct 2017 02:30:00
It's personal: Little aiming to revamp news delivery with AI
It's personal: Little aiming to revamp news delivery with AI

It's personal: Little aiming to revamp news delivery with AI

Mark Little seems addicted to fixing the media. As a TV journalist and anchorman, he tried to fine-tune mass market accessibility....
Thu, 05 Oct 2017 02:30:00
Sky signs four-year high-speed broadband deal with BT Ireland
Sky signs four-year high-speed broadband deal with BT Ireland

Sky signs four-year high-speed broadband deal with BT Ireland

BT Ireland and Sky Ireland have done a deal that sees the TV company tied into BT's network on a four-year contract....
Thu, 05 Oct 2017 02:30:00
The unvarnished truth of my startup journey from day one
The unvarnished truth of my startup journey from day one

The unvarnished truth of my startup journey from day one

I’m going to write about building my startup. I’m going to write about it every week, in real time. If you are thinking of doing a startup, or are in the process of building one, I want to...
Thu, 05 Oct 2017 02:30:00
Yahoo cyber attack in 2013 affected all three billion accounts
Yahoo cyber attack in 2013 affected all three billion accounts

Yahoo cyber attack in 2013 affected all three billion accounts

Hackers stole personal data from all three billion Yahoo user accounts as part of a cyber attack that occurred in 2013, the tech giant said....
Wed, 04 Oct 2017 06:19:15
Is my social media affected by the fallout?
Is my social media affected by the fallout?

Is my social media affected by the fallout?

What's this all about? Europeans remain upset that American security agencies routinely spy on their Facebook accounts, email and other data. Some say that if US spies are allowed to keep ...
Wed, 04 Oct 2017 02:30:00
Brussels to overhaul cross-border VAT on online sales
Brussels to overhaul cross-border VAT on online sales

Brussels to overhaul cross-border VAT on online sales

The European Commission will today propose changes to the way VAT is levied on cross-border purchases, in a move that could hit US online retailer Amazon....
Wed, 04 Oct 2017 02:30:00
Judge asks Europe to decide on ban on Facebook sending user data to US
Judge asks Europe to decide on ban on Facebook sending user data to US

Judge asks Europe to decide on ban on Facebook sending user data to US

Europe's highest court should decide whether to ban how internet giants like Facebook send users' data to the US, a judge in Ireland said....
Wed, 04 Oct 2017 02:30:00
Explainer: What's the Facebook privacy case all about? How does it affect me? And what happens now?
Explainer: What's the Facebook privacy case all about? How does it affect me? And what happens now?

Explainer: What's the Facebook privacy case all about? How does it affect me? And what happens now?

Today, the Irish High Court deferred the question of whether to cut off data flows from big companies such Facebook and Google. It kicked the can up to the European Court of Justice....
Tue, 03 Oct 2017 15:10:07
Zuckerberg seeks forgiveness for problems caused by Facebook
Zuckerberg seeks forgiveness for problems caused by Facebook

Zuckerberg seeks forgiveness for problems caused by Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg has asked for forgiveness after admitting that his work has been used to “divide people”....
Tue, 03 Oct 2017 09:49:13
Ireland faces rebuke by EU for failing to collect €13bn Apple tax bill
Ireland faces rebuke by EU for failing to collect €13bn Apple tax bill

Ireland faces rebuke by EU for failing to collect €13bn Apple tax bill

Ireland faces a rebuke from EU authorities for failing to collect a year-old tax bill worth €13bn from tech giant Apple....
Tue, 03 Oct 2017 02:30:00
Facebook is hiring another 1000 people to review and remove ads
Facebook is hiring another 1000 people to review and remove ads

Facebook is hiring another 1000 people to review and remove ads

Facebook plans to hire 1,000 more people to review ads and ensure they meet its terms, as part of an effort to deter Russia and other countries from using the social media network to inter...
Mon, 02 Oct 2017 16:12:25
'Let's do polygamy' - Tinder-style dating app encourages married men to seek out additional wives
'Let's do polygamy' - Tinder-style dating app encourages married men to seek out additional wives

'Let's do polygamy' - Tinder-style dating app encourages married men to seek out additional wives

Scrolling through dating websites a year ago, Indonesian app developer Lindu Pranayama realised there were a lot of married men looking for another wife - but few online services to meet t...
Mon, 02 Oct 2017 13:37:42
Dublin software firm gets US anti-terror role
Dublin software firm gets US anti-terror role

Dublin software firm gets US anti-terror role

A small Irish software firm has become central to anti-terror efforts by US authorities....
Sun, 01 Oct 2017 18:00:00
Ireland's latest Silicon Valley - Nenagh
Ireland's latest Silicon Valley - Nenagh

Ireland's latest Silicon Valley - Nenagh

"Everyone I talk to in the time I've been here, they're annoyed at Dublin."...
Sun, 01 Oct 2017 18:00:00
New Ibec boss takes a long-term view
New Ibec boss takes a long-term view

New Ibec boss takes a long-term view

Going to school in Terenure, Edel Creely's main after-school interest was the violin. So when it came to choosing a university course, a degree in music studies was high on her agenda....
Sun, 01 Oct 2017 18:00:00
Senior school: science Class
Senior school: science Class

Senior school: science Class

Virtual reality, 3D printing, wearables, artificial intelligence, cloud computing, smart homes, social media, on demand services, the Internet of Things… You don't have to be 50-plus to fe...
Sun, 01 Oct 2017 02:30:00
Ask Adrian: Our tech editor tackles your trickiest technology problems
Ask Adrian: Our tech editor tackles your trickiest technology problems

Ask Adrian: Our tech editor tackles your trickiest technology problems

Q I recently cleared out my attic and am left with a bunch of old tech stuff I'd forgotten about including a monitor, keyboards, a tablet, a Playstation 2 and even two old mobile phones. B...
Sun, 01 Oct 2017 02:30:00
Twitter suspends hundreds of Russian-linked accounts over feared meddling in 2016 election
Twitter suspends hundreds of Russian-linked accounts over feared meddling in 2016 election

Twitter suspends hundreds of Russian-linked accounts over feared meddling in 2016 election

Twitter has suspended hundreds of Russian-linked accounts and would ramp up enforcement of its spam rules as it probes online campaigns to influence the 2016 U.S. election....
Thu, 28 Sep 2017 22:15:54
Google lets you report ads that know 'too much', but there’s a catch
Google lets you report ads that know 'too much', but there’s a catch

Google lets you report ads that know 'too much', but there’s a catch

Google has started letting people report adverts that know “too much” about them....
Thu, 28 Sep 2017 09:27:41
Mark Zuckerberg denies presidential claims that Facebook is 'anti-Trump'
Mark Zuckerberg denies presidential claims that Facebook is 'anti-Trump'

Mark Zuckerberg denies presidential claims that Facebook is 'anti-Trump'

Mark Zuckerberg has hit back at Donald Trump after the US president accused Facebook of being "anti-Trump"....
Thu, 28 Sep 2017 07:09:43
Review: Canon's 6D Mark ii scores, but doesn't quite soar
Review: Canon's 6D Mark ii scores, but doesn't quite soar

Review: Canon's 6D Mark ii scores, but doesn't quite soar

For photography enthusiasts, the Canon 6D Mark ii holds a special position. It is the entry-level 'full frame' camera within Canon's ecosystem, so it will attract more attention than almos...
Thu, 28 Sep 2017 02:30:00
Amazon and Google square off over YouTube
Amazon and Google square off over YouTube

Amazon and Google square off over YouTube

IN a rare public feud between large technology companies, Amazon.com has claimed that its Echo Show devices can no longer play videos from YouTube because the site's parent, Google, has st...
Thu, 28 Sep 2017 02:30:00
ComReg's Fahy on 5G, Eir and the future of our communications
ComReg's Fahy on 5G, Eir and the future of our communications

ComReg's Fahy on 5G, Eir and the future of our communications

Adrian Weckler (AW): Assuming that the National Broadband Plan is finally completed, what does that mean for ideas such as minimum levels of service enforced by your agency, including the ...
Thu, 28 Sep 2017 02:30:00
Dyson gets ready to clean up with a new electric car
Dyson gets ready to clean up with a new electric car

Dyson gets ready to clean up with a new electric car

James Dyson, the billionaire inventor of the bagless vacuum cleaner, has announced that his company is building a "radical" all-electric car for launch in 2020, with a commitment to spend ...
Thu, 28 Sep 2017 02:30:00
Another Angle: Bitcoin set to be the biggest bubble ever - but it'll be addictive nonetheless
Another Angle: Bitcoin set to be the biggest bubble ever - but it'll be addictive nonetheless

Another Angle: Bitcoin set to be the biggest bubble ever - but it'll be addictive nonetheless

Mike Novogratz is reinventing himself as the king of bitcoin. The swaggering macro-manager, who flamed out at Fortress Investment Group is starting a $500m (€426m) hedge fund to invest in ...
Thu, 28 Sep 2017 02:30:00
Bad reception? Try changing hand you hold your phone in
Bad reception? Try changing hand you hold your phone in

Bad reception? Try changing hand you hold your phone in

Bad mobile reception? Ireland's top regulatory boss says we might be holding our phones wrong....
Thu, 28 Sep 2017 02:30:00
Trump suggests Facebook is 'colluding' with New York Times and Washington Post against him
Trump suggests Facebook is 'colluding' with New York Times and Washington Post against him

Trump suggests Facebook is 'colluding' with New York Times and Washington Post against him

Donald Trump has implied that Facebook is colluding with the New York Times, major cable networks and the Washington Post against him....
Wed, 27 Sep 2017 15:58:08
Review: Canon's 6D Mark ii - All you need to know (the good and the bad)
Review: Canon's 6D Mark ii - All you need to know (the good and the bad)

Review: Canon's 6D Mark ii - All you need to know (the good and the bad)

I’ve been a Canon 6D user for three years....
Wed, 27 Sep 2017 12:22:49
Fintech programme for financial services professionals announced
Fintech programme for financial services professionals announced

Fintech programme for financial services professionals announced

NDRC, which invests in early-stage digital start-ups, is launching an early-stage part-time fintech programme for professionals in the financial services sector....
Wed, 27 Sep 2017 12:20:07
Uber draws up shortlist of heavyweight candidates for new UK chairman role
Uber draws up shortlist of heavyweight candidates for new UK chairman role

Uber draws up shortlist of heavyweight candidates for new UK chairman role

Uber is drawing up a shortlist of heavyweight candidates with City experience as it looks to recruit a UK chairman before the end of the year....
Wed, 27 Sep 2017 12:05:19
Another blow for rural broadband as main bidder quits the process
Another blow for rural broadband as main bidder quits the process

Another blow for rural broadband as main bidder quits the process

Hopes for strong competition in the Government's upcoming rural broadband roll-out tender plan has suffered a blow with one of the main telecom bidders quitting the process....
Wed, 27 Sep 2017 02:30:00
Longer 'tweet storms' for Trump as Twitter plans to double space
Longer 'tweet storms' for Trump as Twitter plans to double space

Longer 'tweet storms' for Trump as Twitter plans to double space

Donald Trump may soon have twice as much Twitter space to blast opponents....
Wed, 27 Sep 2017 02:30:00
Twitter wants to double the length of tweets to 280 characters
Twitter wants to double the length of tweets to 280 characters

Twitter wants to double the length of tweets to 280 characters

Twitter wants to double the length of tweets to 280 characters....
Tue, 26 Sep 2017 22:02:07
Adrian Weckler: 3 reasons why Siro dropped out of the National Broadband Plan
Adrian Weckler: 3 reasons why Siro dropped out of the National Broadband Plan

Adrian Weckler: 3 reasons why Siro dropped out of the National Broadband Plan

It’s not a big surprise that the ESB and Vodafone (aka ‘Siro’) have pulled out of the state-sponsored National Broadband Plan....
Tue, 26 Sep 2017 17:16:32
Major blow to National Broadband Plan as ESB and Vodafone pull out
Major blow to National Broadband Plan as ESB and Vodafone pull out

Major blow to National Broadband Plan as ESB and Vodafone pull out

The National Broadband Plan has suffered a serious blow with the withdrawal from the bidding process of Siro, the joint venture formed by Vodafone and the ESB....
Tue, 26 Sep 2017 15:35:22
Uber faces fresh sex discrimination claim from female driver
Uber faces fresh sex discrimination claim from female driver

Uber faces fresh sex discrimination claim from female driver

Taxi hailing firm Uber is facing a fresh employment tribunal claim from a female driver....
Tue, 26 Sep 2017 15:12:28
Uber's new CEO writes open letter apologising to London for taxi app's mistakes
Uber's new CEO writes open letter apologising to London for taxi app's mistakes

Uber's new CEO writes open letter apologising to London for taxi app's mistakes

Uber's new boss apologised to Londoners for the taxi app's mistakes and pledged to make changes as the Silicon Valley firm tries to overturn a decision to strip it of its licence in one of...
Mon, 25 Sep 2017 11:31:23
Fast-track planning for data centres
Fast-track planning for data centres

Fast-track planning for data centres

Tech giants will be able to get fast-track planning permission for data centres under processes being developed by the Department of Enterprise....
Mon, 25 Sep 2017 02:30:00
LinkedIn chief out to make connections
LinkedIn chief out to make connections

LinkedIn chief out to make connections

In 2007, Sharon McCooey made a huge career decision, one which she describes as "beyond massive". After years of working in high-level positions for multinationals and high-growth companie...
Sun, 24 Sep 2017 18:00:00
EU wants taste of our Apple pie
EU wants taste of our Apple pie

EU wants taste of our Apple pie

So France and Germany want to relocate Apple, Google and Facebook from Ireland to Paris or Berlin. Indirectly, that is....
Sun, 24 Sep 2017 18:00:00
'I didn’t believe my career could be resurrected after 17 years' - Five women on returning to tech industry after long career breaks
'I didn’t believe my career could be resurrected after 17 years' - Five women on returning to tech industry after long career breaks

'I didn’t believe my career could be resurrected after 17 years' - Five women on returning to tech industry after long career breaks

Five women from technical backgrounds made the decision to leave the workforce for various reasons, but have recently taken the plunge to make a return....
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 20:35:05
Saudi lifting ban on Skype, WhatsApp calls, but will censor them
Saudi lifting ban on Skype, WhatsApp calls, but will censor them

Saudi lifting ban on Skype, WhatsApp calls, but will censor them

The Saudi government is lifting a ban on calls made through online apps on Thursday but will monitor and censor them, a government spokesman said....
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 10:00:00
'It’s not only the right thing to do, it’s good business sense' - Tech companies helping women reconnect with their careers
'It’s not only the right thing to do, it’s good business sense' - Tech companies helping women reconnect with their careers

'It’s not only the right thing to do, it’s good business sense' - Tech companies helping women reconnect with their careers

The pilot success of an innovative new programme geared towards helping women reconnect with the tech industry after long career breaks has led to national rollout....
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 06:08:30
Ask Adrian: Our tech editor tackles your trickiest technology problems
Ask Adrian: Our tech editor tackles your trickiest technology problems

Ask Adrian: Our tech editor tackles your trickiest technology problems

Q: I've had an Android smartphone for three years but the battery is starting to go and the screen is cracked. I want to upgrade to a newer model anyway, but I heard the new iPhone costs €...
Sun, 24 Sep 2017 02:30:00
Capita slumps on struggling outsourcer's weak first half
Capita slumps on struggling outsourcer's weak first half

Capita slumps on struggling outsourcer's weak first half

Shares in Capita slumped 13pc yesterday after the British outsourcer reported weak first-half results, a murky outlook and no progress in its hunt for a chief executive....
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 02:30:00
Irish people are utterly addicted to smartphones as one third place on table at meal times
Irish people are utterly addicted to smartphones as one third place on table at meal times

Irish people are utterly addicted to smartphones as one third place on table at meal times

Irish people are utterly addicted to smartphones and are increasingly incapable of putting them away at events, according to a major new study....
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:53:01
Mexico City earthquake: Facebook to donate $1m to victims of quake which killed over 100
Mexico City earthquake: Facebook to donate $1m to victims of quake which killed over 100

Mexico City earthquake: Facebook to donate $1m to victims of quake which killed over 100

Facebook has said that it will donate $1m to the Red Cross in Mexico in the wake of a massive earthquake that struck the country on Tuesday....
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:16:33
Great 8: new iPhone offers best camera yet
Great 8: new iPhone offers best camera yet

Great 8: new iPhone offers best camera yet

There's nothing quite like a new iPhone to get people's tech cogs moving. This is especially true for work users, as the iPhone is now the dominant business handset in Ireland: it stepped ...
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 02:30:00
Enet owner on the road to nowhere as fibre rollout race in regions picks up speed
Enet owner on the road to nowhere as fibre rollout race in regions picks up speed

Enet owner on the road to nowhere as fibre rollout race in regions picks up speed

Over the last two years, Ireland's non-urban broadband rollout has gone from a deserted terrace to a targeted arms race....
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 02:30:00
Charlie Weston: Telecoms companies view loyal customers as mugs who should be bled dry
Charlie Weston: Telecoms companies view loyal customers as mugs who should be bled dry

Charlie Weston: Telecoms companies view loyal customers as mugs who should be bled dry

One thing we do not suffer from is a lack of competition in the telecoms market. There are around 10 main providers of phone and broadband in this market - and this does not include smalle...
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 02:30:00
Amazon gets physical in battle for sales but shift not guaranteed to work
Amazon gets physical in battle for sales but shift not guaranteed to work

Amazon gets physical in battle for sales but shift not guaranteed to work

Soon it will be an anachronism to consider Amazon solely a virtual shopping centre....
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 02:30:00
Elderly will have to pay more as Eir raises its prices for 500,000
Elderly will have to pay more as Eir raises its prices for 500,000

Elderly will have to pay more as Eir raises its prices for 500,000

Telecoms giant Eir is hitting its customers with a price hike, just a year after a previous rise....
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 02:30:00
One of Ireland's most remote secondary schools is going digital
One of Ireland's most remote secondary schools is going digital

One of Ireland's most remote secondary schools is going digital

One of the most remote secondary schools in Ireland is going digital....
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 00:01:00
'Scratching your nose does not make you a serial killer' - Jenny Radcliffe, aka 'the People Hacker'
'Scratching your nose does not make you a serial killer' - Jenny Radcliffe, aka 'the People Hacker'

'Scratching your nose does not make you a serial killer' - Jenny Radcliffe, aka 'the People Hacker'

She has been called a mind reader, a ‘human lie detector’, and likened to a Jedi Knight....
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 14:05:44
Get taste of new reality with next generation of iPhone
Get taste of new reality with next generation of iPhone

Get taste of new reality with next generation of iPhone

Apple hopes to kick start a new wave of 'mixed reality' with its latest iPhone 8 smartphones....
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 02:30:00
Eir and Vodafone admit charging customers for 'free' FaceTime and iMessage access on iPhones
Eir and Vodafone admit charging customers for 'free' FaceTime and iMessage access on iPhones

Eir and Vodafone admit charging customers for 'free' FaceTime and iMessage access on iPhones

Eir and Vodafone are charging customers for using Apple’s free FaceTime and iMessage services on iPhones....
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 18:30:16
New Amazon tablet can summon virtual assistant Alexa with voice only
New Amazon tablet can summon virtual assistant Alexa with voice only

New Amazon tablet can summon virtual assistant Alexa with voice only

Amazon has unveiled a new tablet computer where users can summon virtual assistant Alexa with just their voice for the first time....
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:42:45
 
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