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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

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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

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Mexican Ambassador visits CONNECT Centre

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

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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

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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

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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,

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40 jobs at Dublin e-learning firm

Forty new positions have been announced at Irish education technology company Shaw Academy. The company, which provides online learning services, has already filled 60 separate jobs since last October. The new

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Microsoft beats forecast on cloud demands

Technology corporation, Microsoft has reported quarterly revenue and profit that beat analysts’ expectations, driven by aggressive cost cutting and growing demand for its cloud products and services. Microsoft chief executive

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160 technology jobs for Galway, Cork

160 jobs have been announced by technology companies in Galway and Cork. Two technology companies in Galway, Ice Cube and Tec Support, have announced they will merge and their planned expansion

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Google agrees £130m tax deal in the UK

Internet giant Google has agreed a £130 million deal with the UK taxman to pay money it has owed for the last decade. The US online search firm said it

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Donald Rumsfeld has created a Solitaire app

The award for most unlikely app developer of 2016 might already be wrapped up after former US secretary of defence Donald Rumsfeld released his first iOS game. Not only that,

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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

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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,

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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

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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

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AIB Seed Capital backed iCabbi with UK and US expansion

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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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

ShoreTel, a leading provider of IP phone systems and unified communications solutions, and Phone Pulse, the Irish IP telephony specialist,

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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

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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

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

Dundalk-based Blueacre Technology has secured a role in a €4.5m EU research project developing next-generation surgical devices with eight other

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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,

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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

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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

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

Now in its 11th year, Cork Science Festival 2015, features a line-up of events in schools across Cork City and

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MedinIreland 2015 highlights- Ireland’s medtech evolution

The Taoiseach, Enda Kenny TD, today opened Enterprise Ireland’s showcase for medical device and diagnostic products, MedinIreland 2015. The biennial

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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

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SolutionsPT Partners with ecom to Deliver Mobility in Hazardous Areas

Industrial IT solutions provider, SolutionsPT, has partnered with ecom the world’s leading manufacturer of mobile computing devices which are designed

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ATS acquires Integrated Automation Melbourne

Independent Solutions Provider, ATS has acquired Integrated Automation Pty Ltd. Integrated Automation, based in Melbourne, is specialised in system integration,

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

The Dublin-based food data-mining start-up firm, Nuritas, has raised just under €3m from a range of global investors. These include

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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