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Medical software certification sees Comtrade target 25% growth

    Medical software certification sees Comtrade target 25% growth

Software engineering and solutions provider Comtrade are targeting 25% year-on-year growth between now and 2020, after the company announced that its Digital Services division has received ISO certification as a developer of medical software solutions.
The medtech industry is undergoing a relative boom in Ireland, with the export market for medical devices and diagnostic products worth […]

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Most tech professionals planning to change jobs in next year

    Most tech professionals planning to change jobs in next year

A survey released by Career Zoo has suggested that 80% of tech professionals plan to change jobs within the next 12 months, with factors such as family-friendly policies and travel opportunities the incentives that would attract them to new roles.
A similarly overwhelming majority (85%) indicate in the survey that will change jobs every five years […]

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Medtech company BD invests €36 million to expand Drogheda operations

    Medtech company BD invests €36 million to expand Drogheda operations

In more good news for Drogheda today, medical technology company BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) has announced an investment of €36 million that will create up to 20 additional jobs at its facility.
BD produces BD PosiFlush syringes and safety components for insulin injection at its site in Louth.
The investment will see two new production lines […]

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Fintech leader Yapstone opens global headquarters in Drogheda

    Fintech leader Yapstone opens global headquarters in Drogheda

US-based fintech company, Yapstone, has held the grand opening of its international headquarters at a new, 16,000 sq ft office in Drogheda.
The company delivers online and mobile payment solutions for businesses large and small. Intended to streamline how transactions are made and collected, the company has undergone significant growth in the US and around the […]

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Banks fear fintech’s disruptive potential, says new report

    Banks fear fintech’s disruptive potential, says new report

More than three quarters of banks from around the world fear the impact that fintech could have on their business, according to a new report published by PwC.
The report highlights that as many as 76% of banking respondents included in the report believe that sections of their business may be at risk due to fintech. […]

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100 new jobs for Limerick as WP Engine opens new centre

    100 new jobs for Limerick as WP Engine opens new centre

Around 100 new jobs are set to be created over the next three years in Limerick as WP Engine has just opened its new Technical Support & Innovation Centre.
 The company delivers managing services for premium sites built on WordPress. Approximately 5% of the whole online world visits a WP Engine-powered WordPress site each day.
According to […]

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Datalex sees double-digit revenue growth

Software company Datalex has seen its revenue grow 17% in for the six months to the end of June, as it took revenue of $24.4m (€21.8m).
The Irish company, which provides technology used primarily by airlines in their e-commerce and retail operations, attributed first half growth to new business wins, including several in China.
The software provider also […]

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Apple granted permission for €850m data centre in Galway

Tech giant Apple has been granted permission by An Bord Pleanala to build an €850m data centre in Co Galway.
The 24,500 square metre data centre, an administration building and associated works will cater for the company’s Apple Music, App Store, Maps, Messages and Siri customer in Europe.
The data centre in Athenry had been approved by Galway County […]

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EMIT helps Depaul increase network security and save money

Pictured at the announcement that EMIT has implemented a comprehensive managed IT security service for Depaul, powered by Dell SonicWALL, are (L-R): Eamon Moore, managing director, EMIT; Niamh Townsend, general manager, Dell Ireland; and Aoife Watters, director of finance and corporate services, Depaul.
EMIT, a leading Irish business productivity and technology firm, today announces its implementation […]

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PTC Creates 50 Jobs in Dublin

PTC plans to create 50 new jobs in Dublin in 2018. The firm focuses on technologies in the Internet of Things. The company will set up a new research development office and investment supported by IDA Ireland.

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Kaseya opens new EMEA headquarters in Dublin creating 10 jobs

Enterprise software player Kaseya, has opened a new Dublin based EMEA headquarters, employing 10 more tech jobs.
The bigger office at Custom House Plaza in Dublin will house 40 employees, with room to expand to a staff of 70, reflecting Kaseya’s consistently growing presence throughout Europe.
Miguel Lopez, general manager of Kaseya said,“We’re committed to our customers and want […]

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iDirect Establishes Engineering and Innovation Center in Ireland

Satellite ground infrastructure provider will tap into technology-rich Killarney region to create more than 30 specialized engineering jobs over the course of 5 years.

Herndon, Va. July 5 – VT iDirect, Inc. (iDirect), a world leader in satellite-based IP communications technology and a company of Vision Technologies Systems, Inc. (VT Systems), today announced it will establish an Engineering and Innovation Centre in Killarney, Ireland. The facility will help to create new engineering jobs in a technology-rich region of the world. iDirect is a world leader in satellite-based IP communications technology.

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Join over 1000 delegates at the annual IT Food and Drink Summit in Birmingham

The Food and Drink IT Summit’s annual gathering will be taking place on July 5th in the Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham.
The Summit will provide a timely platform to discuss and debate how Food and Drink companies are increasingly making the move towards creating a smarter business. More and more data is available throughout the food factory and across the whole […]

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Government launches new €1.9m initiative to attract tech talent to Ireland

The government has launched a new initiative that will see €1.9m invested into attracting top tech talent to Ireland.
Tech/Life Ireland, a new national initiative to brand Ireland as a top destination to pursue a career in technology was launched on Monday.
A goal of 3,000 technology professionals coming to the country from abroad each year will see […]

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Pilz Ireland acquires site to build a campus supporting expansion of operations in Ireland

Operating in Ireland since 1998 Automation Technology company Pilz Ireland has recently finalised the purchase of a site adjacent to its existing facility from the IDA in the Cork Business & Technology Park, Model Farm Road, Cork. Pilz Ireland is the Irish subsidiary of Pilz GmbH & Co KG, a leading international automation technology company […]

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A New Supercomputer is Created in Ireland

Ireland has a new fastest supercomputer, owned by an unnamed software company. The computer was made by Hewlett-Packard and it runs at about 365.9 Teraflops per second.

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CoderDojo Hosts Coolest Projects Awards at the RDS

This past weekend, the RDChosted the fifth CoderDojo Coolest Projects Awards.

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Poor Broadband Harms Small Buisnesses

According to a recent survey, nearly 1/5th of small enterprises in Ireland do not have an online presence.

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Digital Global Summit 2017 will be Hosted in Dublin

    Digital Global Summit 2017 will be Hosted in Dublin

It has recently been announced that Dublin will host a new Digital Global Summit that will take place May 10th and the 11th of 2017.

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Fleetmatics Creates Dublin Based Jobs

Fleetmatics has recently announced that they plan to create 75 jobs based in Dublin by 2018.

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Dublin Eye Clinic Offers New Laser Eye Surgery Procedure

    Dublin Eye Clinic Offers New Laser Eye Surgery Procedure

Wellington Eye Clinic has recently become the first optic clinic to utilize a new procedure for laser vision correction in the Republic of Ireland.

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CS and STEM learning in schools hampered due to lack of resources

Fundamental reform in Ireland’s education system is needed if the digital skills gap evident in Irish society is to be met, a senior academic from Trinity College Dublin said today.
Brendan Tangney, Professor in Computer Science & Statistics,Trinity College Dublin said that teachers need comprehensive resources, whole school supports, training and technology available in the classrooms […]

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Irish Tech firms raise €237m in venture capital funding

Technology firms in Ireland have raised €237m in venture capital funding in the first quarter of 2016, almost double that of last year, according to the latest VenturePulse figures from the Irish Venture Capital Association (IVCA).
The amount of funding raised in the first quarter was nearly double the €119.8m raised in the first quarter of […]

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Irish companies not providing adequate cyber security training – new research from Data Solutions

Pictured at the announcement of the 2016 Data Solutions survey results are: (l-r) Michael O’Hara, managing director, Data Solutions, and David Keating, security sales manager, Data Solutions.
More than half of Irish companies don’t provide regular cyber security training to staff, a new survey commissioned by Data Solutions has found1. The leading Irish IT solutions distributor […]

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BT to invest £6bn in UK network upgrade

London-based broadband provider BT said it would spend £6 billion on rolling out superfast fibre and 4G mobile connections in the next three years.
This comes as the company reported a better than expected 6% rise in full-year earnings.
BT reported core earnings of £6.58 billion for the year to the end of March, including a contribution from mobile operator […]

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Eir reports rise in revenue

Eir has reported a rise in revenue and earnings for the three months to the end of March.
The telecom company’s revenues  were up 3% to €321m, with earnings before interest, tax, deductions and amortisation and storm costs rising 4% to €125m.
The company also said that its operating costs, before storm costs, were broadly in line […]

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Intel’s Irish workforce to be affected by job cuts

Intel is set to cut hundreds of jobs from its Irish workforce as part of a global restructuring by the computer chip giant. A week ago the company announced that it would be reducing its 100,000-strong workforce around the world by 12,000.
Staff are now awaiting details of an offer of voluntary redundancy, which the company said […]

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Tech Connect Live, Ireland’s Largest Technology Event

Tech Connect Live, Ireland’s largest technology event takes place in the RDS in Dublin on Wednesday the 25th of May. Visitors to the 2016 Conference will get the chance to enjoy powerful keynote talks from leading Irish and global corporations, technology companies , entrepreneurs and investors, plus start up pitches  from the hottest startups,  all […]

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Toshiba takes $2.3 billion writedown

Japan’s Toshiba Corp said on Tuesday that it booked an impairment charge of $2.3 billion for the past financial year on U.S. nuclear unit Westinghouse, a much-anticipated move to address lingering doubts over its book-keeping.
The 260 billion yen writedown is a reversal of Toshiba’s long-time refusal to mark down the 330 billion yen goodwill value […]

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Obelisk Group secures €6m investment

Obelisk Group has secured a €6m investment to help fund the expansion of its telecommunications and power infrastructure sectors in the UK and South Africa.
The BDO Development Capital Fund provides development and growth capital for established, mid-sized and profitable companies. The fund will provide €3m for the telecommunications and utilities firm, while the remainder will be sourced […]

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Life Sciences in Ireland Prepare for Industry 4.0

25-4-2016Pictured from left is guest speaker Brian Dilleen, Zimmer Biomet Worldwide MES lead ;Sean O’Sullivan, Seabrook Managing Director; and speaker Dave McDermaid, Siemens PLM Software Business Development Consultants as Seabrook Technology Group held the first ‘Preparing for Industry 4.0’ conference for life sciences industries in Dublin today. Industry 4.0 describes the onset of mass digitisation […]

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Microsoft reports poor results

Microsoft has reported results that fell short of analysts’ expectations, showing its high-profile cloud business cannot quite make up for a slowing personal-computer market.
Shares fell 5% in after hours’ trade to $52.92.
Two of Microsoft’s three major businesses showed lower operating profits, led by what Microsoft calls its intelligent cloud division, which includes its Azure cloud-services […]

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Merck to create 70 jobs for Cork

70 new jobs are to be created at Merck in Co. Cork. The announcement comes after the medical science and technology company officially opened  their new manufacturing and R&D facilities at their key strategic site in Carrigtwohill, Co Cork on Tuesday.
Martin McAuliffe, site leader, says the speciality membrane facility (SMF) and chromatography media facility (CMF) represents […]

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Ness Supports Alfresco Software within the Enterprise Content Management Market

Ness Software Engineering Services (SES), a leading provider of software product engineering services, today revealed how it has contributed to the successful release of the latest versions of Alfresco One and Activiti by Alfresco Software, the leading open-source provider of Enterprise Content Management (ECM) and Business Process Management (BPM) solutions. Alfresco is enabling companies to […]

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Intel to cut 12,000 jobs worldwide

Tech giant Intel has announced that it will cut 12,000 jobs of its 107,300 strong workforce worldwide.
The company currently employs around 5,500 people in Ireland. 4,500 of those are at its manufacturing campus in Leixlip and the remainder are located in its security business in Cork and its research and development labs in Shannon. It is unknown if its operations […]

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Slack to create 80 jobs at new Dublin hub

Slack is to create 80 jobs in Dublin over the next two years, bringing its workforce to 180 employed in Dublin. The company is set to move to a bigger office in the capital.
The new roles will be in customer experience and account management.
Slack announced last May that it was opening its European headquarters in Dublin, and would […]

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HUBER+SUHNER meets future capacity needs with launch of IANOS® fiber management system at Data Centre World [RealWire]

Leading international manufacturer of components and systems for optical and electrical connectivity, HUBER+SUHNER, today announced the launch of IANOS®: a new, class-leading, future-proofed fiber management system, at Data Centre World in London.
 
The new IANOS® concept facilitates Base-2, 8, 12 and 24 pre-terminated cable systems for best in class density, speed of installation, handling and scalability, […]

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Microsoft backs new EU-US Privacy Shield

Microsoft has become the first United States tech giant to sign up for the EU-US Privacy Shield. The company has decided that it will transfer users’ information to the United States using the new controversial transatlantic commercial data pact and would resolve any disputes with European privacy watchdogs.
A draft pact was made by Brussels and Washington back in February to […]

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Intercom lands $50m investment creating 100 new jobs forDublin

Intercom has closed a new funding round of $50m and will create 100 new jobs for Dublin after raising. The massive investment comes from top-tier Silicon Valley investors, including Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield.
Intercom was founded in 2011 by Des Traynor, Ciaran Lee, Eoghan McCabe and David Barrett. Although the company is headquartered in downtown San Francisco, most […]

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Bizimply completes €2m funding round

Bizimply, the Irish technology firm has completed a €2 million funding round to support its recent growth plans to double its workforce.
The funding led by Dublin and London-based private equity fund Causeway Capital alongside 500 Startups, will be used to expand’s the company’s sales and marketing capability.
The firm, which is based in the Digital Hub, is planning to double its workforce […]

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Atlantic Bridge confirms €140m fund in European technology companies

Global Technology Fund Atlantic Bridge has launched a €140 million fund aimed at European technology companies with potential global market scalability. The Dublin-based company plans to invest in up to 20 European companies.
The fund called Atlantic Bridge III, will focus on scaling Irish and European companies in high growth enterprise technology in the areas of big data, internet of things, robotics […]

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Facebook to expand its Dublin workforce by 200

    Facebook to expand its Dublin workforce by 200

Facebook is to grow its Dublin workforce by expanding the number of people it employs in Dublin by 200. The new jobs will be in the areas of sales, engineering, and online operations.
Facebook who already employs 1,300 people at its international headquarters in Dublin is expecting to have all of the 200 roles filled by the end of […]

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Zamano Full-year revenues up 22.3%

    Zamano Full-year revenues up 22.3%

Zamano the Dublin based mobile messaging, payments and marketing company, has recorded a 22% rise in revenue to €24.3m for last year.
Zamano reported pre-tax profits of €2.4m for the 12 months to the end of December, up 13% on the previous year.
The company said it was boosted by expansion in the UK and, for most […]

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Computer program beats world Go champion

Google’s AlphaGo computer program has won the first of five matches against one of the world’s top players of a complex board game, Go, marking a dramatic advance for the field of artificial intelligence (AI).
South Korean professional player Lee Sedol, the holder of 18 international titles, conceded defeat in a match broadcast live, with one […]

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Magnet Networks buys Imagine’s retail business division

Telecom and cloud services provider, Magnet Networks, has acquired the Irish retail business division of Imagine Communications Group in an all-cash deal.
The new enlarged Magnet Business division will have 11,000 SMEs and corporate customers after the dea.
The company will have a workforce of 95 people, including 17 new staff from the acquired business. It also has […]

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Survey shows: 59% of medtech firms in Ireland increased sales in 2015

Ireland’s reputation as a major global hub for the medtech sector has grown in stature in recent years with 18 of the top 25 medtech companies in the world now operating here. This looks set to continue, as 77% of companies plan to launch new products and services in the next three years, according to a survey […]

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Heidelberg to present “Simply Smart” at Drupa

Packaging is in the spotlight at Drupa where Heidelberg is exhibiting under the banner “Simply Smart” in Hall 1. A 3B/B1 format inkjet press designed for industrial packaging print quality takes centre stage, the Primefire which is a joint development between Heidelberg and Fujifilm.
Other developments announced so far include a second generation Speedmaster XL 75 […]

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Canon’s new i-SENSYS LBP151dw saves space and time for small workplaces

Canon, world leader in imaging solutions, today announces the launch of the new i-SENSYS LBP151dw single function printer (SFP).  The new mono laser printer is designed to address the print challenges of small workgroups where space is at a premium and offers improved connectivity and productivity in a stylish, compact design.
Designed for small office spaces, […]

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Asavie and Eir team up to bring IoT to Irish firms

Asavie, an enterprise mobility management firm, and Eir Business, the telecoms provider, have launched IoT Connect, a new service that will allow Irish firms to use the Internet of things (IoT) in their own business.
Asavie says that the new service can be used by both small and large enterprises in the fields of healthcare, manufacturing, […]

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Facebook a valuable ally to the wireless industry

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has tried to extend an olive branch to mobile phone companies, on which the popular social network company increasingly relies, but which are also among his biggest critics.
Zuckerberg was speaking for the third year in a row to an annual gathering of telecoms executives at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
He wanted […]

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Branson to unveil “Virgin Galactic SpaceShip 2”

Richard Branson is set to unveil the new Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo as the company pushes ahead in the race to send passengers into space.
Appearing on Good Morning Britain, the billionaire businessman stood in front of the “mothership”, with the big reveal of the newest craft set to happen in California later on Friday.
Designed to take […]

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Deniel Ek:”Spotify saved the music industry from decline”

Founder of the digital music service Spotify, Daniel Ek, claims his firm to have saved the music industry from constant decline during the download era.
Mr Ek’s service has been criticised for not being lucrative enough for artists even though it is now nearing 30 million paid subscribers.
The streaming giant CEO was responding to a question […]

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Nokia posts strong network result

Finland’s Nokia has today reported better than expected profits for its mainstay telecom network equipment business. But the company also warned that roll-outs for new mobile networks would start to slow this year in its most vital market China.
Nokia’s network gear business, which accounts for more than 90% of its stand-alone sales, reported fourth-quarter operating profit […]

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Viacom to sell Snapchat ads in multi-year deal

Viacom is said to be extending its deal with Snapchat which will allow it to sell advertising on the mobile app’s behalf, the Wall Street Journal reported citing people familiar with the matter.
Viacom already has a deal with Snapchat that carries content for Viacom-owned networks Comedy Central and MTV. Snapchat is a mobile app where […]

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Mexican Ambassador visits CONNECT Centre

Dr Johann M. Marquez-Barja, Professor Linda Doyle, Director of CONNECT and Mr Carlos García De Alba, Mexican Ambassador to Ireland.
The Mexican Ambassador to Ireland, Mr Carlos García De Alba, has praised the FORGE project at the CONNECT Centre in Trinity College which allows undergraduate students in Mexico to access European telecommunications testbed infrastructure, including the […]

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Corporate Integration of Virtual Reality for the Future opened

On Friday, January 22, 2016 the VR Center was presented for the first time to a select audience, namely to member companies of Packaging Valley, initiators, sponsors and supporting state organizations together with other parties involved in concept and development. A further partner in the concept and implementation phase was the “Vision Dimension Center” (VDC) […]

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WhatsApp reaches 1 billion users

WhatsApp has reached one billion users, making the messaging app one of the most commonly-used internet services in the world.
It made the announcement on Monday night, and comes just five months after it said it had reached 900 million.
WhatsApp, bought by Facebook for $19bn (€17.4bn) by Facebook two years ago, recently announced that it would […]

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Virgin takes flight with first ever 360 TV ad on Apple TV

Virgin Media has become the first brand to have a traditional TV advertisement in 360 degree on the Apple TV platform.
Created by leading Irish advertising agency, Irish International BBDO, the new 30-second ad uses virtual reality content to allow viewers to almost become part of the ad themselves. The 360-degree ad will run on US […]

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