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Facebook may face Irish data watchdog probe
Facebook may face Irish data watchdog probe

Facebook may face Irish data watchdog probe

Facebook may be subject to an investigation by the Irish Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) after it was advised to explore how the social network targets its two billion-plus users....
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 02:30:00
Fintech Chasing Returns secures €600k
Fintech Chasing Returns secures €600k

Fintech Chasing Returns secures €600k

Irish fintech Chasing Returns closed a €600,000 funding round last week, securing funding from Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan as well as a number of Irish tech entrepreneurs....
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 18:00:00
Regions step up fight to lure tech jobs from Dublin
Regions step up fight to lure tech jobs from Dublin

Regions step up fight to lure tech jobs from Dublin

When Skout Secure Intelligence, an international cyber-security firm, chose Portlaoise as its European headquarters last week it highlighted an existing pool of talent as one of the reason...
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 18:00:00
Dublin tech's era of social unrest
Dublin tech's era of social unrest

Dublin tech's era of social unrest

Thought GoogleTown was the summit of Dublin's tech takeover? Nope. Last week saw a 'big bang' in tech expansion planning that could make the Grand Canal Docks look like an early settlement...
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 18:00:00
Twitter and Facebook's accounts purge is as much about PR as fighting the fakes
Twitter and Facebook's accounts purge is as much about PR as fighting the fakes

Twitter and Facebook's accounts purge is as much about PR as fighting the fakes

I lost 120 Twitter followers overnight last week. US President Donald Trump lost 340,000, the New York Times 732,000, former US President Barack Obama three million or so. Even Twitter's C...
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 18:00:00
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'm going on holidays and was thinking of buying a digital camera, but I only want it for casual use and everyone says that the latest phones are just as good for photos as a 'point and...
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 02:30:00
The Big Tech Show: Huawei vs Apple vs Samsung - the great cameraphone face-off
The Big Tech Show: Huawei vs Apple vs Samsung - the great cameraphone face-off

The Big Tech Show: Huawei vs Apple vs Samsung - the great cameraphone face-off

Having tested dozens of handsets this year, Adrian Weckler gives his verdict on what the best cameraphone on the market is at present....
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 14:30:22
Top Twitter users lose thousands of followers as policy changes
Top Twitter users lose thousands of followers as policy changes

Top Twitter users lose thousands of followers as policy changes

A Twitter policy change on Thursday to increase the service's credibility cost its 100 most popular users about 2pc of their followers, on average, according to social media data firm Keyh...
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 08:50:49
OAPs get 'smarts' as iPads offer them new lease of life
OAPs get 'smarts' as iPads offer them new lease of life

OAPs get 'smarts' as iPads offer them new lease of life

High-tech pensioners using iPads to control their home heating system, ovens and windows have discovered a new lease of life....
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 02:30:00
Vodafone Ireland customers suffer service outages due to 'network issue'
Vodafone Ireland customers suffer service outages due to 'network issue'

Vodafone Ireland customers suffer service outages due to 'network issue'

Vodafone Ireland customers suffered outages to their services this afternoon....
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 16:44:57
Startup Diary: Read, listen and research to avoid fatal mistakes
Startup Diary: Read, listen and research to avoid fatal mistakes

Startup Diary: Read, listen and research to avoid fatal mistakes

When you found a startup there is one fundamental truth that you cannot avoid: you will make mistakes. The trick is to avoid making fatal mistakes....
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 02:30:00
HR chief joins exodus of leading figures from Uber
HR chief joins exodus of leading figures from Uber

HR chief joins exodus of leading figures from Uber

Uber Technologies' head of human resources has resigned, becoming the latest high-profile executive to depart the ride-hailing giant only just emerging from a year of internal upheaval....
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 02:30:00
Tech review: Why it's worth stretching your laptop budget to get your hands on this Yoga
Tech review: Why it's worth stretching your laptop budget to get your hands on this Yoga

Tech review: Why it's worth stretching your laptop budget to get your hands on this Yoga

You generally get what you pay for with a laptop. If you can afford it, the ThinkPad X1 Yoga really is top-of-the-line stuff. It has a best-in-class keyboard, effortless power and an amazi...
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 02:30:00
Three new kids on the block: Irish media startups now making waves
Three new kids on the block: Irish media startups now making waves

Three new kids on the block: Irish media startups now making waves

Ireland's media landscape is changing quickly. But what are the breakout companies and services? How are they getting on? What is it that they do that is making them successful?...
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 02:30:00
Irish social media users deactivating accounts as concerns over data privacy intensify
Irish social media users deactivating accounts as concerns over data privacy intensify

Irish social media users deactivating accounts as concerns over data privacy intensify

Over one quarter of Irish adults have deactivated at least one of their social media accounts as the protection of personal data becomes increasingly important....
Wed, 11 Jul 2018 10:25:26
UK regulator to fine Facebook £500,000 over data protection breaches
UK regulator to fine Facebook £500,000 over data protection breaches

UK regulator to fine Facebook £500,000 over data protection breaches

Britain's information regulator said on Wednesday she intends to fine Facebook for breaches of data protection law as her office investigates how millions of users' data was improperly acc...
Wed, 11 Jul 2018 09:01:18
Irish householders concerned about drone use over homes advised to avail of data protection laws
Irish householders concerned about drone use over homes advised to avail of data protection laws

Irish householders concerned about drone use over homes advised to avail of data protection laws

Data protection rather than aviation regulations now offer Irish householders a route for tackling suspected invasions of privacy from unwanted drone operations....
Tue, 10 Jul 2018 02:30:00
Apple iPhones rank lower than most other handsets in making calls
Apple iPhones rank lower than most other handsets in making calls

Apple iPhones rank lower than most other handsets in making calls

Apple iPhones struggle compared to most other smartphones when it comes to making phone calls, a report from the telecoms regulator claims....
Tue, 10 Jul 2018 02:30:00
Bright future for fintech after Fexco expansion
Bright future for fintech after Fexco expansion

Bright future for fintech after Fexco expansion

Enterprise Ireland has just closed a new fund targeting fintech and deep tech entrepreneurs and startups giving them access to up to €50,000 in equity funding. The successful firms went th...
Sun, 08 Jul 2018 18:00:00
It's time big tech gave more back
It's time big tech gave more back

It's time big tech gave more back

Is it time for big tech companies in Ireland to start giving a bit more back to communities? Right now, it seems that some chuck a few quid at local charities with others donating staff ho...
Sun, 08 Jul 2018 18:00:00
My month wearing the €425 headset that aims to trick your brain into helping you lose weight
My month wearing the €425 headset that aims to trick your brain into helping you lose weight

My month wearing the €425 headset that aims to trick your brain into helping you lose weight

The thoughts of having an actual sunny summer filled me more with dread than excitement as the battle to get rid of the Christmas bulge was still ongoing five months later....
Sat, 07 Jul 2018 14:36:32
Elon Musk suggests air tunnel like bouncy castle to rescue boys in Thai cave
Elon Musk suggests air tunnel like bouncy castle to rescue boys in Thai cave

Elon Musk suggests air tunnel like bouncy castle to rescue boys in Thai cave

Entrepreneur Elon Musk has stepped in to help the young footballers trapped in a cave in Thailand....
Sat, 07 Jul 2018 08:46:58
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: My son is using the Discord app to chat with mates on his iPhone. He has a €30 monthly bill pay plan with the Three network. He's mostly talking and texting using it. Can I assume it's ...
Sun, 08 Jul 2018 02:30:00
The Big Tech Show: Behind the scenes at Microsoft’s Seattle HQ
The Big Tech Show: Behind the scenes at Microsoft’s Seattle HQ

The Big Tech Show: Behind the scenes at Microsoft’s Seattle HQ

This week, Adrian gets a behind-the-scenes tour of Microsoft’s campus headquarters in Redmond, Seattle....
Fri, 06 Jul 2018 17:25:31
Tech company hopes 'mothers' room' will help to lure new staff
Tech company hopes 'mothers' room' will help to lure new staff

Tech company hopes 'mothers' room' will help to lure new staff

A software company doubling its workforce to 500 people in Dublin hopes that its new "mothers' room" will help attract workers from rivals Google and Facebook....
Fri, 06 Jul 2018 02:30:00
WATCH: First look inside software group's new $10m EMEA headquarters in Dublin
WATCH: First look inside software group's new $10m EMEA headquarters in Dublin

WATCH: First look inside software group's new $10m EMEA headquarters in Dublin

Customer service support software firm Zendesk first established a presence in Dublin six years ago with just two employees supporting the firm's global expansion of its engineering team....
Thu, 05 Jul 2018 16:00:00
Dublin-based Keywords Studios to support startups with new venture capital fund
Dublin-based Keywords Studios to support startups with new venture capital fund

Dublin-based Keywords Studios to support startups with new venture capital fund

Keywords Studios has revealed that it has created its own venture capital fund to help accelerate growth of early-stage start-ups....
Thu, 05 Jul 2018 10:08:18
And if you're in need of a 'proper' camera...
And if you're in need of a 'proper' camera...

And if you're in need of a 'proper' camera...

Read full story for latest details...
Thu, 05 Jul 2018 02:30:00
Startup Diary: The joys and perils of founder singledom when crafting your own startup
Startup Diary: The joys and perils of founder singledom when crafting your own startup

Startup Diary: The joys and perils of founder singledom when crafting your own startup

I started this company, Voxgig, as a single founder. That's a pretty big no-no in the world of startups....
Thu, 05 Jul 2018 02:30:00
Another Angle: EU's odd copyright directive risks breaking the internet
Another Angle: EU's odd copyright directive risks breaking the internet

Another Angle: EU's odd copyright directive risks breaking the internet

Here's a thought: why can't the EU just leave alone the one thing - the internet - that's working well?...
Thu, 05 Jul 2018 02:30:00
Watchdog blames rise in mobile phone bills on Three's takeover of O2
Watchdog blames rise in mobile phone bills on Three's takeover of O2

Watchdog blames rise in mobile phone bills on Three's takeover of O2

The telecoms watchdog has said Irish mobile bills have risen because of the recent takeover of O2 Ireland by Three Ireland....
Thu, 05 Jul 2018 02:30:00
From scenery to selfie - putting smartphone cameras in sharp focus
From scenery to selfie - putting smartphone cameras in sharp focus

From scenery to selfie - putting smartphone cameras in sharp focus

Read full story for latest details...
Thu, 05 Jul 2018 02:30:00
Mobile prices now higher due to Three buying O2, says Ireland's telecoms watchdog
Mobile prices now higher due to Three buying O2, says Ireland's telecoms watchdog

Mobile prices now higher due to Three buying O2, says Ireland's telecoms watchdog

Ireland’s telecoms watchdog says the recent takeover of O2 Ireland by Three Ireland has resulted in higher mobile prices here....
Wed, 04 Jul 2018 12:09:29
Google 'lets other firms read your emails'
Google 'lets other firms read your emails'

Google 'lets other firms read your emails'

Google allows employees at software companies to read millions of Gmail users' private messages, it has emerged....
Wed, 04 Jul 2018 02:30:00
Samsung investigating reports of involuntary photo message sending
Samsung investigating reports of involuntary photo message sending

Samsung investigating reports of involuntary photo message sending

Samsung has said it is investigating after some users claimed their phones started sending photos to contacts without their permission....
Tue, 03 Jul 2018 13:43:48
Cybersecurity provider Novi invests €160k in tech to help Irish firms identify hidden threats
Cybersecurity provider Novi invests €160k in tech to help Irish firms identify hidden threats

Cybersecurity provider Novi invests €160k in tech to help Irish firms identify hidden threats

Novi has invested €160,000 in the development of a new cloud-based service that can detect strains of malware that traditional solutions fail to find....
Mon, 02 Jul 2018 17:47:56
Collison-backed digital bank Monzo could hit 1 million users 'in months'
Collison-backed digital bank Monzo could hit 1 million users 'in months'

Collison-backed digital bank Monzo could hit 1 million users 'in months'

Digital bank Monzo, who has the financial backing of the Collison brothers, could hit 1 million users within months....
Mon, 02 Jul 2018 13:32:52
Electric scooters being driven without insurance could mean fines or penalty points for users, gardai warn
Electric scooters being driven without insurance could mean fines or penalty points for users, gardai warn

Electric scooters being driven without insurance could mean fines or penalty points for users, gardai warn

A surge in electric scooters across Dublin could lead users into fines, penalty points or prison....
Mon, 02 Jul 2018 13:13:56
Australia's ban on Huawei could prove an expensive call
Australia's ban on Huawei could prove an expensive call

Australia's ban on Huawei could prove an expensive call

Australia's Huawei ban could be an expensive call....
Mon, 02 Jul 2018 02:30:00
Bitcoin bloodbath nears dotcom levels as currency slides 70pc since last year
Bitcoin bloodbath nears dotcom levels as currency slides 70pc since last year

Bitcoin bloodbath nears dotcom levels as currency slides 70pc since last year

Bitcoin's meteoric rise last year had many observers calling it one of the biggest speculative manias in history. The cryptocurrency's 2018 crash may help cement its place in the bubble re...
Sun, 01 Jul 2018 18:00:00
Adrian Weckler: Let's end wait for Dublin Uber
Adrian Weckler: Let's end wait for Dublin Uber

Adrian Weckler: Let's end wait for Dublin Uber

Maybe it's time to look again at an Uber-style taxi system....
Sun, 01 Jul 2018 18:00:00

Too early to cost broadband plan says McCourt

The head of the National Broadband Plan consortium has distanced himself from claims the scheme will cost €1.1bn to build....
Sat, 30 Jun 2018 02:30:00
Facebook and Google honour the letter, not spirit, of EU data rules
Facebook and Google honour the letter, not spirit, of EU data rules

Facebook and Google honour the letter, not spirit, of EU data rules

It's becoming standard practice for US tech giants to follow the letter of European rulings and regulations without really changing their behaviour....
Sat, 30 Jun 2018 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 need some advice as to the purchasing of a laptop. I've got a desktop PC but it's very old. I need something for everyday use, such as banking, downloading, shopping and printing docu...
Sun, 01 Jul 2018 02:30:00
No signal, no problem: Is liberation from smartphones the key to restoring childhood?
No signal, no problem: Is liberation from smartphones the key to restoring childhood?

No signal, no problem: Is liberation from smartphones the key to restoring childhood?

Just 10 weeks after the teachers and parents at a Co Kerry school came together to take smartphones out of the hands of sixth-class pupils, they realised the kids were acting strangely....
Sun, 01 Jul 2018 02:30:00
The Big Tech Show: Women taking charge in tech
The Big Tech Show: Women taking charge in tech

The Big Tech Show: Women taking charge in tech

This week, Adrian Weckler talks to two women directing crucial operations in two of the world’s biggest tech companies....
Fri, 29 Jun 2018 15:52:47
Rural mobile coverage gets a boost as telecoms regulator legalises boosting boxes
Rural mobile coverage gets a boost as telecoms regulator legalises boosting boxes

Rural mobile coverage gets a boost as telecoms regulator legalises boosting boxes

Rural mobile coverage is set to receive a boost with ‘mobile repeaters’ set to be legalised in the country....
Thu, 28 Jun 2018 18:26:36
Another angle: How new Uber chief charmed London into letting it stay on road
Another angle: How new Uber chief charmed London into letting it stay on road

Another angle: How new Uber chief charmed London into letting it stay on road

Tuesday's London ruling, which granted Uber a 15-month probationary licence to keep operating in the city, was a legal and public-relations victory for Dara Khosrowshahi, the newish CEO wh...
Thu, 28 Jun 2018 02:30:00
Startup Diary: The demo is in the details - but let client do the talking
Startup Diary: The demo is in the details - but let client do the talking

Startup Diary: The demo is in the details - but let client do the talking

I recently wrote about the importance of selling and about using your network to branch out and meet new prospects. Let's talk about what you do with those prospects when you find them....
Thu, 28 Jun 2018 02:30:00
Tech review: Thin but sturdy Elitebook hits right business note as HP ups its game in laptop market
Tech review: Thin but sturdy Elitebook hits right business note as HP ups its game in laptop market

Tech review: Thin but sturdy Elitebook hits right business note as HP ups its game in laptop market

In many ways, laptops are now like cars: they vary a lot less than they used to. That said, there are still some differences worth paying attention to. Apple, for example, has been plagued...
Thu, 28 Jun 2018 02:30:00
Tech review: Amazon looking good with Echo Spot but audio quality is limited
Tech review: Amazon looking good with Echo Spot but audio quality is limited

Tech review: Amazon looking good with Echo Spot but audio quality is limited

Smart speakers are probably the fastest-growing new gadget in our homes. While Google recently launched its Home speaker, Amazon has had an early lead with its range of Echo devices (see o...
Thu, 28 Jun 2018 02:30:00
Dubliner in love with the dark ages helps usher in a new era for Microsoft
Dubliner in love with the dark ages helps usher in a new era for Microsoft

Dubliner in love with the dark ages helps usher in a new era for Microsoft

It was the study of Old Norse and Anglo Saxon English that gave Emma Williams a propensity for learning open source code. Twenty years on, Williams is directing some of Microsoft's most im...
Thu, 28 Jun 2018 02:30:00
Sisk to lay foundations for robot brickies
Sisk to lay foundations for robot brickies

Sisk to lay foundations for robot brickies

Ireland's construction sites could become home to a new kind of worker - robot bricklayers....
Wed, 27 Jun 2018 02:30:00
Warning issued about fraudsters preying on online gamers who play Fortnite
Warning issued about fraudsters preying on online gamers who play Fortnite

Warning issued about fraudsters preying on online gamers who play Fortnite

Parents and online gamers are being warned about the risk of fraudsters preying on people who play Fortnite....
Mon, 25 Jun 2018 15:46:13
Uber admits decision not to renew licence in London over safety concerns was correct
Uber admits decision not to renew licence in London over safety concerns was correct

Uber admits decision not to renew licence in London over safety concerns was correct

Uber has admitted the decision not to renew its licence in London over safety concerns was correct, as the taxi-hailing app appealed to get it restored....
Mon, 25 Jun 2018 15:17:47
Bitcoin slides 70pc from $20,000 high
Bitcoin slides 70pc from $20,000 high

Bitcoin slides 70pc from $20,000 high

Bitcoin dropped to the lowest level this year as pressure mounts on the embryonic digital-currency sector, with global central bankers raising questions of viability and government regulat...
Mon, 25 Jun 2018 02:30:00
Technology to help busy nurses keep an eye on elderly has seen number of falls decrease
Technology to help busy nurses keep an eye on elderly has seen number of falls decrease

Technology to help busy nurses keep an eye on elderly has seen number of falls decrease

El Camino Hospital, in the heart of Silicon Valley, has a problem. Its nurses - tending to patients amid a chorus of machines, monitors and devices - are only human. One missed signal from...
Mon, 25 Jun 2018 02:30:00
Kilkenny's DataEgg signs big Huawei deal
Kilkenny's DataEgg signs big Huawei deal

Kilkenny's DataEgg signs big Huawei deal

DataEgg, a Kilkenny-based company specialising in the delivery of industrial augmented reality (AR) applications, has signed an agreement with Huawei Technologies that could see the compan...
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 18:00:00
CyrusOne faces fight over expanded data centre plan
CyrusOne faces fight over expanded data centre plan

CyrusOne faces fight over expanded data centre plan

Residents in a rural part of south west Dublin have vowed to fight a major US data centre provider all the way to the High Court after it did deals with other residents to allow it build a...
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 18:00:00
Shame of Amazon jobs reaction
Shame of Amazon jobs reaction

Shame of Amazon jobs reaction

It took just minutes for the complaints to start. Because Amazon announcing 1,000 new Dublin jobs really hit us in the gut. Radio, social media and online news comment sections filled up w...
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 18:00:00
'Don’t approach the future with fear, welcome AI' - Leading futurist examines Ireland's foothold in the tech revolution
'Don’t approach the future with fear, welcome AI' - Leading futurist examines Ireland's foothold in the tech revolution

'Don’t approach the future with fear, welcome AI' - Leading futurist examines Ireland's foothold in the tech revolution

Financial concerns should not hinder Ireland's ability to stay forefront of the tech revolution across Europe, according to a leading futurist....
Sat, 23 Jun 2018 07:35:58
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 getting married soon and - as well as official photographs - we'd like to have my brother take pictures of us and our guests with an instant camera on the day....
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 02:30:00
The Big Tech Show: Why are we freaking out about Amazon jobs?
The Big Tech Show: Why are we freaking out about Amazon jobs?

The Big Tech Show: Why are we freaking out about Amazon jobs?

How has it come to a situation where a big tech company announcing 1,000 new jobs is freaking people out?...
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 09:44:29
Stock photo magnate puts Dublin in frame as global demands soars
Stock photo magnate puts Dublin in frame as global demands soars

Stock photo magnate puts Dublin in frame as global demands soars

The figure of one billion resonates with Jon Oringer. That's the number of stock images his company, Shutterstock, has sold commercially to people looking to populate their websites or bro...
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 02:30:00
Tech chiefs attack US border family separations
Tech chiefs attack US border family separations

Tech chiefs attack US border family separations

Tech heavyweights from Apple CEO Tim Cook to Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg joined a chorus of Americans denouncing the Trump administration's policy of separating undocumented children fro...
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 02:30:00
Emergency number AI can save lives by spotting heart attacks more quickly
Emergency number AI can save lives by spotting heart attacks more quickly

Emergency number AI can save lives by spotting heart attacks more quickly

A woman in Copenhagen hears a loud crash in the next room and rushes in to discover her father sprawled on the floor, unresponsive....
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 02:30:00
Startup Diary: Forget 'always be closing' - listen up if you want to get more sales in pipeline
Startup Diary: Forget 'always be closing' - listen up if you want to get more sales in pipeline

Startup Diary: Forget 'always be closing' - listen up if you want to get more sales in pipeline

As an entrepreneur I have a short list of favourite "business" films. One that you absolutely must see is 'Glengarry Glen Ross'. The film covers two days in the life of a bunch of "loser" ...
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 02:30:00
Reviewed: DJI's latest drone and Bang and Olufsen's bluetooth speaker
Reviewed: DJI's latest drone and Bang and Olufsen's bluetooth speaker

Reviewed: DJI's latest drone and Bang and Olufsen's bluetooth speaker

DJI now dominates drone sales because their models are generally the best around. I’m a fairly avid user, having purchased two myself over the last two years – the miniature Spark last yea...
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 02:30:00
Google to challenge Amazon in Irish market with launch of its smart speakers here
Google to challenge Amazon in Irish market with launch of its smart speakers here

Google to challenge Amazon in Irish market with launch of its smart speakers here

Google is to challenge Amazon in the Irish market with the launch of its Google Home smart speakers....
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 16:10:10
App is known as much as a quick route to 'hooking up' as a dating service
App is known as much as a quick route to 'hooking up' as a dating service

App is known as much as a quick route to 'hooking up' as a dating service

Tinder has become one of the most divisive - yet pervasive - online services of our era. It is used in equal measure as a dating and a 'hook-up' app; a quick way to find someone who may be...
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 02:30:00
Adrian Weckler: How can you really know whether your child has a 'gaming disorder'?
Adrian Weckler: How can you really know whether your child has a 'gaming disorder'?

Adrian Weckler: How can you really know whether your child has a 'gaming disorder'?

It is now officially possible to have a "gaming disorder"....
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 02:30:00
Intel tops list of tech companies fighting forced labour
Intel tops list of tech companies fighting forced labour

Intel tops list of tech companies fighting forced labour

Intel Corp topped a list issued on Monday ranking how well technology companies combat the risk of forced labour in their supply chains, overtaking HP Inc and Apple Inc....
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 19:18:32
Datalex reaffirms expected double digit growth for 2018
Datalex reaffirms expected double digit growth for 2018

Datalex reaffirms expected double digit growth for 2018

Irish travel software firm Datalex has said that it expects to deliver double digit growth in its adjusted earnings before interest, taxation, depreciation, and amortisation (EBITDA) for f...
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 07:47:40
Adrian Weckler: Podcasts win, fake news loses
Adrian Weckler: Podcasts win, fake news loses

Adrian Weckler: Podcasts win, fake news loses

Last week, Reuters laid out what is working in media and what isn't. It's a great, free report, running to 144 pages. Anyone who's interested in what people really think of the media shoul...
Sun, 17 Jun 2018 18:00:00
Data centres worth €7bn says report as IDA fights back
Data centres worth €7bn says report as IDA fights back

Data centres worth €7bn says report as IDA fights back

At least €1bn is pumped into the Irish economy every year by the development and operation of data centres by some of the world's biggest tech giants, a new study prepared for the IDA has ...
Sun, 17 Jun 2018 18:00:00
Giant US tech fund hunts for Irish deals
Giant US tech fund hunts for Irish deals

Giant US tech fund hunts for Irish deals

Susquehanna Growth Equity (SGE), a large US investment firm which has just invested €20m for a minority stake in Irish salon booking business Phorest, is seeking up to five more investment...
Sun, 17 Jun 2018 18:00:00
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'm retiring soon and was thinking of treating myself to something I can take up as a hobby. I've always wondered about getting a model kit plane but never quite had the time or money. ...
Sun, 17 Jun 2018 02:30:00
Big Tech Show: Stripe, success and social justice
Big Tech Show: Stripe, success and social justice

Big Tech Show: Stripe, success and social justice

This week, Adrian Weckler sits down with Stripe’s all-action chief operating officer, Claire Hughes-Johnson, one of the star speakers at this year’s Moneyconf conference....
Fri, 15 Jun 2018 15:35:15
Irish animation studio Cartoon Saloon to make film for Apple
Irish animation studio Cartoon Saloon to make film for Apple

Irish animation studio Cartoon Saloon to make film for Apple

Apple has decided on its next Hollywood act - making feature films - and the tech giant is teaming up with an Irish company to make it happen....
Fri, 15 Jun 2018 02:30:00
Death of the landline? Why we are hanging up on the 'home phone'
Death of the landline? Why we are hanging up on the 'home phone'

Death of the landline? Why we are hanging up on the 'home phone'

Landline calls have plummeted in Ireland in the last year, new figures from the telecoms regulator show....
Fri, 15 Jun 2018 02:30:00
Trust in 'news' on Facebook has plummeted
Trust in 'news' on Facebook has plummeted

Trust in 'news' on Facebook has plummeted

Irish people are turning away from Facebook for news, according to a major international study....
Fri, 15 Jun 2018 02:30:00
Landline calls and SMS texts plummet in Ireland while mobile roaming fears disappear
Landline calls and SMS texts plummet in Ireland while mobile roaming fears disappear

Landline calls and SMS texts plummet in Ireland while mobile roaming fears disappear

Landline calls have plummeted in Ireland in the last year, new figures from the telecoms regulator, Comreg, show....
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 17:34:58
Apple: 17,000 Irish jobs linked to creation of iPhone and iPad apps here
Apple: 17,000 Irish jobs linked to creation of iPhone and iPad apps here

Apple: 17,000 Irish jobs linked to creation of iPhone and iPad apps here

Apple says that there are now 17,000 jobs directly related to the creation of iPhone and iPad apps in Ireland....
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 14:50:08
Microsoft takes aim at Amazon with push for checkout-free retail
Microsoft takes aim at Amazon with push for checkout-free retail

Microsoft takes aim at Amazon with push for checkout-free retail

Microsoft is working on technology that would eliminate cashiers and checkout lines from stores, in a nascent challenge to Amazon.com Inc's automated grocery shop, six people familiar with...
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 13:43:10
Fears addictive games as damaging for kids' brains as drugs and alcohol
Fears addictive games as damaging for kids' brains as drugs and alcohol

Fears addictive games as damaging for kids' brains as drugs and alcohol

Video games can have a similar effect on children’s brains as drug abuse or alcoholism, a new study has found....
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 02:30:00
Payment firm's market debut evokes tech bubble
Payment firm's market debut evokes tech bubble

Payment firm's market debut evokes tech bubble

Shares in Adyen, which handles the payments backend for Netflix, Facebook and eBay, doubled yesterday in a market debut reminiscent of the 1999 tech bubble....
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 02:30:00
New mobile banking firm in search of Spanish talent
New mobile banking firm in search of Spanish talent

New mobile banking firm in search of Spanish talent

German mobile banking startup N26 is opening an office in Barcelona as it seeks to hire more than 100 experts in technology and product design in the Spanish city popular with technology c...
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 02:30:00
ZTE's $2.7bn loss shows tough challenges post US penalties
ZTE's $2.7bn loss shows tough challenges post US penalties

ZTE's $2.7bn loss shows tough challenges post US penalties

ZTE unveiled a settlement with the US government to rescue the Chinese telecom-equipment maker, but investors put a steep initial estimate on the cost of the deal: at least $2.7bn (€2.3bn)...
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 02:30:00
Startup diary: The value of having a startup 'meta game'
Startup diary: The value of having a startup 'meta game'

Startup diary: The value of having a startup 'meta game'

When you found a startup, you learn that you need to develop the skill of getting inside people's heads....
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 02:30:00
How Chinese phone giant may 'double Apple value'
How Chinese phone giant may 'double Apple value'

How Chinese phone giant may 'double Apple value'

Chinese serial entrepreneur Lei Jun has been compared with Steve Jobs, and now analysts are saying the smartphone giant he built could be twice as expensive as Apple....
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 02:30:00
Toshiba uses chip sale to fund first-ever shares buyback
Toshiba uses chip sale to fund first-ever shares buyback

Toshiba uses chip sale to fund first-ever shares buyback

Toshiba is buying back 700 billion yen (€5.3bn) of its own shares in its first-ever stock repurchase after completing the two trillion yen (€15.3bn) sale of its memory chip business almost...
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 02:30:00
Another Angle: Irish companies fall foul of 'three-second' mobile website rule
Another Angle: Irish companies fall foul of 'three-second' mobile website rule

Another Angle: Irish companies fall foul of 'three-second' mobile website rule

Did you know that there is research in existence that says the stress levels of people waiting for slow websites to load to a mobile device is equivalent to the stress of watching a horror...
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 02:30:00
Straight out of the Ether - a billion-dollar crypto magnate lands in Dublin
Straight out of the Ether - a billion-dollar crypto magnate lands in Dublin

Straight out of the Ether - a billion-dollar crypto magnate lands in Dublin

If Joe Lubin is a billionaire, he really doesn't want to admit it....
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 02:30:00
'Europe needs to be intelligent in how it adapts to change' - Varadkar
'Europe needs to be intelligent in how it adapts to change' - Varadkar

'Europe needs to be intelligent in how it adapts to change' - Varadkar

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has told delegates at the MoneyConf that Europe needs to be intelligent in how it adapts to change....
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 11:09:01
ZTE to pay $1.4bn US fine and return to the markets
ZTE to pay $1.4bn US fine and return to the markets

ZTE to pay $1.4bn US fine and return to the markets

ZTE has said trading in its shares would resume today, ending a two-month suspension, after the telecommunications giant agreed to pay up to $1.4bn (€1.18bn) in penalties to the US governm...
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 02:30:00
UK fines Yahoo €284k over hack
UK fines Yahoo €284k over hack

UK fines Yahoo €284k over hack

Britain's data watchdog said on Tuesday it fined Yahoo UK Services £250,000 (€284,000) for a cyber-attack in November 2014....
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 02:30:00
Tesla plans to cut 9pc of workforce, says Musk
Tesla plans to cut 9pc of workforce, says Musk

Tesla plans to cut 9pc of workforce, says Musk

Elon Musk's electric car maker Tesla is cutting about 9pc of its workforce, Mr Musk said yesterday, as it seeks to reduce costs without endangering the critical ramp up of production of it...
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 02:30:00
Analysis: Wifi humming, Paddy keeps digs to a minimum
Analysis: Wifi humming, Paddy keeps digs to a minimum

Analysis: Wifi humming, Paddy keeps digs to a minimum

'I've very little left to troll the establishment about in Ireland."...
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 02:30:00
Cosgrave eyeing Dublin for new tech events
Cosgrave eyeing Dublin for new tech events

Cosgrave eyeing Dublin for new tech events

Web Summit co-founder Paddy Cosgrave is considering more conferences in Ireland, he told the MoneyConf financial technology event at the RDS....
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 02:30:00
Visa's Richey warns on 'over-sharing'
Visa's Richey warns on 'over-sharing'

Visa's Richey warns on 'over-sharing'

Consumer behaviour is a major contributor to online fraud, the chief risk officer at Visa warned at a major conference for the payments and financial technology sectors in Dublin....
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 02:30:00
 
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