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Irish Taoglas opens new centre in US

Enniscorthy-based Taoglas, an Irish technology firm which specialises in wireless antennas, is opening a $2m facility in San Diego.
The new design and testing site is said by Taoglas to be the first facility of its kind in North America.
The company’s technology helps enable machine-to-machine and Internet of Things communication.
Among the applications are connecting vehicles to […]

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Websites forced offline in DDoS attack

A number of Government websites were forced offline this morning by a so-called Distributed Denial of Service attack (DDoS).
Among the sites impacted were the Central Statistics Office, the Courts Service, the Health Service Executive, and the Houses of the Oireachtas.
The website of mobile phone company Meteor was also affected and Eir confirmed that it was the subject of […]

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Bausch+Lomb uses drones in its €115m expansion

Aerial drones with sophisticated cameras are being used for controlled flights over the €115m expansion of the Bausch + Lomb facility in Waterford as part of a pioneering new collaboration involving Waterford Institute of Technology’s (WIT) Department of Architecture.
The project is unique insofar as it is applying a burgeoning surveying technology in an innovative way […]

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Siemens donates €65m software grant to Trinity’s School of Engineering

Trinity’s School of Engineering has received today a €65 million grant from Siemens PLM Software, enabling access to industry-leading software for Trinity students.
Some of the software that will be available through this grant includes “Jack” software in the Siemens “Tecnomatix” portfolio, described as “industry-leading” digital manufacturing software used in the automotive, aerospace, machinery and shipbuilding […]

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AIB Seed Capital backed iCabbi with UK and US expansion

Richard Watson, investment manager, Dublin BIC and Gavan Walsh, founder and CEO, iCabbi
Dublin BIC today announces dispatch technology company iCabbi is targeting €15M annual recurring revenue (ARR) within two years with expansion in the UK and US. The company has seen exponential growth of 300% in the past year on the back of seed funding […]

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Oracle expansion to create 450 Dublin jobs

Software company Oracle has announced 450 jobs for “cloud sales professionals” in Dublin as part of a worldwide recruitment drive for 1,400 new staff.
The company is recruiting sales professionals in the area of cloud computing to drive the expansion of its business across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Oracle is one of the world’s best known […]

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Renault-Nissan to launch cars with self-driving technology

Renault and Nissan’s partnership will launch more than ten cars with self-driving technology over the next four years in the US, Europe, China and Japan, the alliance’s leader has announced.
Vehicles with self-driving technology will debut this year, said Carlos Ghosn, CEO of Renault and chairman of the Renault-Nissan alliance.
The cars will have a feature called […]

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Datapac: Increased cyber security threats and growth in cloud in 2016

Datapac, Ireland’s largest indigenous ICT solutions services provider, today warns there will be increased cyber security threats for Irish organisations in 2016. Following an end-of-year ICT review, Datapac warns that email phishing scandals, such as those that affected household names like Electric Ireland last year, are on the increase.
Other cyber security threats Irish organisations should […]

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EI signs deal with European Space Agency to develop Irish centre

Enterprise Ireland has signed an agreement with the European Space Agency (ESA) to develop a Space Business Incubation Centre in Ireland.  The signing took place during the Enterprise Ireland Trade and Investment Mission to Netherlands and Germany led by An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny TD.
The Space business incubator has the objective of supporting 25 start-up companies […]

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Google teams up with Ford to build self-driving cars

    Google teams up with Ford to build self-driving cars

Google and Ford partner up to create a joint venture to build self-driving vehicles with Google’s technology. The contract manufacturing deal, if finalised, is expected to come during the annual International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas during the first week of January.
By pairing with Google, Ford gets a massive boost in self-driving software development; while […]

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Social media giants face huge fines if they break new EU data protection rules

    Social media giants face huge fines if they break new EU data protection rules

Social media giants like Facebook and Instagram face serious fines if they break new EU data protection rules.
The draft laws are designed to give citizens control over their private data, while also creating clarity and legal certainty for businesses to spur competition in the digital market.
Internet companies like Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram could face huge […]

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Uber and Facebook team up to offer Messenger users taxi trips

    Uber and Facebook team up to offer Messenger users taxi trips

Two digital giants, Uber and Facebook partnered to allow Messenger users to call Uber cars without leaving the Facebook-owned Messenger app.
The social network revealed on Wednesday that it has launched a Transportation option on its messaging service. This will allow people to hail a cab from Uber without them having to download and use the taxi-hailing […]

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DCU Alpha to support 800 jobs and 100 companies

    DCU Alpha to support 800 jobs and 100 companies

DCU Alpha, formerly known as DCU Innovation Campus, has announced that it plans to support 100 companies and 800 jobs over the next three years.
The innovation cluster, which houses over 30 companies and 350 jobs, has announced its new plan with a focus on Internet of Things (IoT) technology.
Irish start-up Neosfar has announced the creation […]

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Jumbo jet ‘Cosmic Girl’ to launch Virgin Galactic spaceship

    Jumbo jet ‘Cosmic Girl’ to launch Virgin Galactic spaceship

Richard Branson announced that a 747 jumbo jet will be adapted for use as a launchpad for a Virgin Galactic spaceship.
‘Cosmic Girl’, a former Virgin Atlantic airliner, will be adapted to carry and release Launcher One rocket at high altitude.
The Boeing 747-400 will be modified so the Launcher One can be mounted underneath its left […]

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Talent pool is praised as Google opens innovation lab in Belfast

    Talent pool is praised as Google opens innovation lab in Belfast

A partnership between Google and the professional services firm PwC is to establish an Innovation Lab or “hive”at PwC’s Northern Ireland headquarters in Belfast’s Waterfront Plaza, just 100 miles from Google’s European headquarters in Dublin.
Its activities will be similar to operations in New York and Sydney.
The companies formed the partnership last year, aimed at getting […]

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William Fry invests €290,000 in ShoreTel solution, implemented by Phone Pulse

Barry Dillon, regional sales director, Ireland, Middle East and Nordic regions, ShoreTel; David Lang, sales director, Phone Pulse; Michael Devitt, IT director, William Fry
ShoreTel, a leading provider of IP phone systems and unified communications solutions, and Phone Pulse, the Irish IP telephony specialist, today announce a deal worth €290,000 with Irish legal firm William Fry.
The […]

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Positive outlook among exhibitors at DataCentres Ireland 2015

DataCentres Ireland returned to the RDS this week for its fourth year.
Industry and Business Magazine were a media sponsor which meant we got the opportunity to chat with innovative exhibitors and expert speakers.
The event, which was held in the Industries Hall, had a great buzz right from the set-up. Exhibitors packed up their pull-up posters […]

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Viridian brings 35 jobs to Belfast with €28m investment

As part of a €28m investment, Viridian Group, is to create 35 IT jobs over the next three years in its Belfast office.
Viridian, the parent company of Energia, says that it is looking to hire IT professionals for a variety of roles including project managers, technical analysts and business analysts.
The company operates in Northern Ireland […]

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Dundalk’s Blueacre Technology secures role in €4.5m EU research project

Blueacre Technology are specialists in the field of laser marking and engraving.
Dundalk-based Blueacre Technology has secured a role in a €4.5m EU research project developing next-generation surgical devices with eight other companies from Europe.
Openmind is the name of a new EU-funded project aiming to create an actual supply chain of customised medtech devices. This results in […]

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IBM selects Dublin as a base for new project

Software company IBM has announced Dublin and Hursley as two new bases for its ‘studio’ project.
The studio consists of designers, strategists and coders to develop products and digital marketing services around cloud, analytics, and IBM’s supercomputer- Watson.
Both Dublin’s and Hursley’s studio will focus on designing IBM products and user experiences around Watson, security, collaboration and IoT.
Studio […]

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Everything you need to know about Data Centres at the DataCentres Ireland Conference

Ireland hosts nine of the top ten world leading IT companies. Companies such as Google, LinkedIn, Apple and Facebook have recently selected Ireland as their base for data centres.
Data centres are commonly run by large companies or government agencies. However, they are also increasingly used to provide a fast-growing cloud solution service for all types […]

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TCS to create a further 80 jobs in Ireland

Leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organisation, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) today announced the creation of over 80 new positions in Ireland.
TCS established its Dublin office in 2001 and now operates with in excess of 100 consultants in Ireland.
Key areas of business focus for TCS in Ireland include education, supply chain, enterprise solutions, […]

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Cork Science Festival is designing the future for budding scientists and engineers

Cork Science Festival 2015 takes place from 9- 20 November
Now in its 11th year, Cork Science Festival 2015, features a line-up of events in schools across Cork City and County and open days at City Hall from 9-20 November.
This year’s theme ‘Design Your Future’ encourages children of all ages to be inspired and get involved […]

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MedinIreland 2015 highlights- Ireland’s medtech evolution

An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny TD, Eadaoin Ledwidge, Connexicon Medical and 5 year old Tara Burns helping to demonstrate Connexicon’s topical Tissue Adhesive with Terence O’Rourke, Chairman, Enterprise Ireland and Julie Sinnamon, CEO, Enterprise Ireland
The Taoiseach, Enda Kenny TD, today opened Enterprise Ireland’s showcase for medical device and diagnostic products, MedinIreland 2015. The biennial event, being […]

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Denso scanners in use at Musgraves saves time by half

The Denso BHT-1100 scanner has recently been introduced in the Musgrave NI stores, SuperValu and Centra. The Denso BHT-1100 has proven to be highly reliable and accurate and the feedback by managers and employees has been thoroughly positive.
“Our experience with the Denso scanners has been outstanding. We can use them in the sales area, store rooms […]

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SolutionsPT Partners with ecom to Deliver Mobility in Hazardous Areas

ecom’s Tab-Ex Series includes the World’s first Zone 1 certified tablet computer – the Tab-Ex 01 which is used by engineers, operators and technicians in zoned hazardous areas around the world
Industrial IT solutions provider, SolutionsPT, has partnered with ecom the world’s leading manufacturer of mobile computing devices which are designed for use in hazardous areas, […]

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ATS acquires Integrated Automation Melbourne

Erwin Jansen shakes hand with Armin Fahnle, new Managing Director of ATS Australia
Independent Solutions Provider, ATS has acquired Integrated Automation Pty Ltd.
Integrated Automation, based in Melbourne, is specialised in system integration, control, industrial automation, and related services for manufacturers.
The full team at Integrated Automation will serve customers under the name of ATS Applied Tech Systems […]

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Artificial Intelligence firm Nuritas raises €3m in record first-round financing

Dr. Nora Khaldi founder of Nuritas
The Dublin-based food data-mining start-up firm, Nuritas, has raised just under €3m from a range of global investors.
These include the Singapore-based New Protein Capital, a specialist food and agri-tech investment firm, and Ali Partovi, a Silicon Valley-based early investor who also backed Dropbox and Facebook.
Nuritas has broken the Irish record […]

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Galway rewarded 10 new jobs as IT company TitanHq expands

    Galway rewarded 10 new jobs as IT company TitanHq expands

TitanHq has announced it is expanding it’s business in Galway by creating 10 new jobs, this news comes a month after the company rebranded itself from SpamTitan.
TitanHq the email and web security firm, has had huge success since opening in 1999 and has grown significantly in recent years.
“TitanHQ has pursued very rapid growth […]

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Pivotal to create 130 jobs in Dublin and Cork

Pivotal, the company accelerating digital transformation for enterprises, today announced the creation of 130 new jobs and an investment of approximately €100 million in Ireland over the next five years, rapidly expanding the company’s presence in the Irish market. Silicon Valley-head-quartered Pivotal is partially owned by EMC Corporation and VMware, Inc. with General Electric becoming […]

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30 new jobs for Cork with new product Smartzone

Cork company Accuflow have announced a €1m investment with the creation of 30 new jobs.
Accuflow is a global manufacturer of wireless technology and hopes to transform home energy bills through a new home heating controls product called Smartzone which they say will save consumers an average of €300 a year.
The Togher based company, which has offices in Britain, Italy […]

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Donohoe defends Govt’s engagement with Web Summit

    Donohoe defends Govt’s engagement with Web Summit

Minister for Transport Tourism and Sport Paschal Donohoe has said engagement did take place and efforts were made by the Department of the Taoiseach to keep the Web Summit in Ireland.
Yesterday, the event organisers published correspondence between them and senior Government officials, showing how relationships deteriorated significantly in the four weeks prior to the announcement that […]

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Find out the latest technology trends at the SolutionsPT Roadshow

Industrial IT solutions provider, SolutionsPT, is hosting a special event in Ireland focusing on ‘The Evolution of Industrial IT’.
Taking place on Wednesday 4th November at the K Club in Kildare, the Irish leg of the roadshow will provide best practice guidance for designing industrial IT infrastructures, with topics covering resilience, security and system flexibility.
This year, […]

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Netflix blames new chip-based cards for weak subscriber growth

    Netflix blames new chip-based cards for weak subscriber growth

Video-streaming service provider Netflix reported third-quarter US subscriber additions below its own forecast, blaming a transition to chip-based cards for the miss.
Shares of Netflix, plunged about 15 percent after the bell, before clawing back to trade down 2.4 percent.
US credit and debit card companies have been shifting to chip-enabled cards ahead of the October 1 […]

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€3.3m in funding for Dublin based tech firm ChannelSight

ChannelSight, an Irish-founded tech firm, has received a €3.3 million investment to scale operations in Europe and the US.
The funding round was led by Nauta Capital, with ACT Venture Capital participating and also supported by Enterprise Ireland.
ChannelSight chief executive John Beckett said the funding will allow the Dublin-based e-commerce company to grow at a faster pace in […]

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Pepsi licenses its brand to make US$200 smartphones in China

    Pepsi licenses its brand to make US$200 smartphones in China

With Android phones becoming so commonplace, so what if they are compared to sugar water? In fact, Pepsi appears to have gone full hog and licensed its trademark for use in a new line-up of US$200 smartphones.
PepsiCo Inc is working with a licensing partner to make a line-up of mobile phones and accessories in the […]

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Twitter to cut 8 percent of worldwide workforce

    Twitter to cut 8 percent of worldwide workforce

Twitter is making rather significant cuts to its employee numbers after confirming it is to shed 8 percent of its staff. This is approximately 336 people and is part of its efforts to streamline its engineering team.
This development at Twitter was only revealed yesterday, with reports that sources within the company said the cuts were […]

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Dell expected to announce $53 billion EMC merger today

    Dell expected to announce $53 billion EMC merger today

Dell will announce Monday that it’s acquiring data storage provider EMC, according to a person familiar with the matter, creating a corporate-computing giant in the largest-ever technology merger.
Dell plans to pay slightly more than $25 a share in cash, plus tracking stock in cloud software maker VMware valued at about $8 for each EMC share, said […]

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Uncertainty for almost 6,000 Irish jobs amid Dell/EMC talks

    Uncertainty for almost 6,000 Irish jobs amid Dell/EMC talks

Dell, the world’s third-biggest personal computer maker, is understood to be in talks to combine with all or part of computer data storage giant EMC. A takeover offer would cost Dell around $50bn.
Over 5,300 people are employed by the two companies in Ireland at major sites in Dublin, Cork and Limerick, with another 700 at […]

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Dell reportedly in talks with EMC for one of biggest ever tech mergers

    Dell reportedly in talks with EMC for one of biggest ever tech mergers

Dell, the world’s third largest personal computer maker, is in talks to buy data storage company EMC, a person familiar with the matter said, in what could be one of the biggest technology deals ever.
Dell is also talking to banks to finance an all-cash offer for the Hopkinton, Massachusetts-based company, the person told Reuters on […]

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Funds lost interest when O’Brien refused to budge on price

    Funds lost interest when O’Brien refused to budge on price

The warning lights started flashing over the weekend in the Carribbean, suggesting all was not well with Denis O’Brien’s plan to raise up to $2 billion to float Digicel this Friday.
“Most investors, hedge funds . . . are not participating,” suggested one particualrly well-informed source on Sunday, two days before O’Brien pulled the plug.
“[An unnamed […]

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PM Group’s boss rules out flotation on profit rise

    PM Group’s boss rules out flotation on profit rise

Irish engineering firm PM Group doesn’t intend plotting a stock market flotation yet, with a strong enough balance sheet to allow it to continue its expansion strategy for at least the next five years, according to chief executive Dave Murphy.
The company, whose clients are almost entirely multinationals in the pharma, food and tech sectors, said […]

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Denis O’Brien’s Digicel is taking on Google, Facebook, and Yahoo

    Denis O’Brien’s Digicel is taking on Google, Facebook, and Yahoo

DIGICEL IS TAKING on the likes of Google, Facebook, and Yahoo as it becomes the first operator to block ads across its networks.
The telecommunications company, chaired by Denis O’Brien, argues that ads on mobile web and on apps is using up as much as 10% of customers’ data plans.
Ad blocking has been thrust into the […]

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Technology Innovation Development Award (TIDA) Pitch off

SFI in association with the DCU Ryan Academy invites you to the SFI Technology Innovation Development Award (TIDA) Pitch off.
Interested in learning about the talented people and ideas being funded by SFI across the Irish Higher Education Institutes? Then you should join us at the Science Gallery, Monday 5th of October from 17:00 to 20:30.
As […]

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UTC Aerospace Systems announce 20 jobs for Shannon

United Technologies Corp is set to announce 20 new jobs at a maintenance, repair and overhaul centre in Shannon today.
The company, that provides high-technology systems and services to the building and aerospace industries, made the announcement as part of a €6m investment.
Shannon Aircraft Motor Works centre is a unit of UTC Aerospace Systems. It will service the next generation […]

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