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Barack Obama is about to run wild with Bear Grylls for the latter’s TV show to observe the effects of climate change.
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Quad play player Eircom has reported its first year-on-year growth in seven years with revenues up 5pc to €325m.
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Google has brought iOS support to the iPhone, enabling users to sync information from their iPhone to appear on Android Wear smartwatches.
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Ireland has the edge when it comes to capturing a slice of the most significant transition in business history: the data-driven economy.
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There were 965 jobs announced in the science, technology, engineering and maths sector during August | Jobs in Ireland.
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Dublin cloud outsourcing player I.T. Alliance says firms are dusting down previously shelved tech projects, resulting in new opportunities.
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Samsung has heralded the second generation of smartwatches with the new Gear S2 which comes with a circular design and a rotating bezel.
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Dublin-based Mainstay is to seek regulatory approval in Europe for its solution to chronic lower back pain after positive clinical trials.
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KeyRaider malware has exposed 225,000 iOS accounts linked with jailbroken iPhones, enabling 20,000 other users to get apps for free.
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Apple TV is getting a major update at next week’s Apple unveiling event with a new upgraded unit and streaming service.
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Kerry-based Qmeeto is a new all-in-one event management platform that could transform events in the corporate world.
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Twitter wants to become a more diverse company by 2016 and will increase the percentage of female employees from 30pc to 35pc by next year.
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    Editor, 2002 - present
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    Technology Editor, 1998 - 2002
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Award-winning technology and business journalist. Journaling the Irish, European and international tech landscape for close to 20 years
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Winner of 2005 Technology Journalist Award, NetVisionary Awards, Irish Internet Association Best Technology Website 2008, Irish Web Awards Best Technology Website 2009, Irish Web Awards Best Technology Website 2010, Irish Web Awards Winner of Media Award 2011, David Manley Emerging Entrepreneur Awards
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German Exchange - Day 5
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Greeting's from Germany! I am currently as red a bottle of ketchup, as I decided not to wear suncream today, as most Irish people do. Anyway

Pinterest pins top Irish Facebook exec Adele Cooper to spearhead UK oper...
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The director of global accounts at Facebook in the UK, Irish executive Adele Flynn, is understood to be leaving Facebook to take up the role

Vodafone Ireland Q4 revenues boosted by growth in smartphones and enterp...
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Vodafone Ireland this morning reported revenues of €935.8m, down 2.6pc year-on-year. The company reported that 1.3m of its 2.3m customers no

100k homes and businesses are caught in broadband limbo
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This morning Eircom reported that 1.2m homes and firms are now connected to the company’s fibre broadband. That figure could have read 1.3m

It’s grand, all those laws the GCHQ broke no longer affect it
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It turns out the UK government altered its laws last year to absolve its spy agency GCHQ from any wrongdoing, rendering any recent findings

Michael Fassbender’s Steve Jobs shown in first teaser trailer
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After much hype, Danny Boyle’s biopic of Steve Jobs has been given its first showing online and also our first glimpse of Michael Fassbender

Retro Mars posters prove Elon Musk's SpaceX is really cool
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Let’s face it, we all want to go to Mars once it heats up a little and you can grow crops, plug in a microwave and receive decent Wi-Fi. Wel

Irish young scientists win big at Intel International Science and Engine...
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Irish students competing at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair last week picked up a total of five awards, two special awa

Eircom proves broadband is helping to slow its revenue decline – appoint...
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Eircom’s investment in next generation infrastructure is paying off and the company has reported a lower rate of revenue decline to €311m –

Start-up of the week: Cirquit
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Our start-up of the week this week is Cirquit, a platform for the entertainment industry targeting film, music and performing arts companies

YouTube's 10th birthday – the 10 most viewed videos and music videos of ...
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Google has released the top 10 most viewed videos and music videos for Ireland to mark the 10th birthday of YouTube going live initially as

Slack bringing 100 jobs to Dublin over next two years
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Slack, the San Francisco-headquartered popular messaging platform, has set up a European HQ in Dublin, and will bring 100 jobs to the capita

Food giant Mondelez selects Irishman’s start-up to spearhead global e-co...
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ChannelSight, the start-up led by John Beckett who as a 17 year-old built the very first Ryanair website, has secured a major deal with food

Netflix Top Gear reboot ‘House of Cars’ may to be in the works
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Netflix is rumoured to be working with the former Top Gear presenters Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond to fill the void left b

Microsoft reveals there will be seven versions of Windows 10
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While an official release date has yet to be announced, Microsoft has today unveiled new details on its forthcoming Windows 10 operating sys

Facebook Instant Articles – will it be a boon for publishers?
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Facebook has launched a new service called Instant Articles, a new way for publishers to post stories directly to Facebook, including intera

Greenpeace green internet report shows Apple, Facebook and Google progre...
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Tech giants Apple, Facebook and Google are leading efforts towards a cleaner, renewably powered internet. However, their ambitions may be th

Facebook Ireland chief Sonia Anne Flynn to leave to join SoundCloud in B...
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The managing director of Facebook’s Irish operations is to leave to join music platform SoundCloud in Berlin. Flynn presided over the recent

Skype’s real-time translator now available for all to try
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Skype has removed the sign-up requirement for its real-time translator tool, allowing users to translate immediately in four spoken language

Fibre broadband in Belcarra – the digital revolution in the west (video)
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Nestled in a scenic valley in the hills of Mayo, the digital revolution that has swept Belcarra may will soon sweep the rest of rural Irelan