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Dublin video analytics firm Vidiro has scored major deals with Syco Entertainment and FremantleMedia, the producers of the X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent, to mine video site YouTube to discover contestants.
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Setting up your first start-up can be a terrifying leap into the unknown, but do you know so much help is out there for you, wherever you are based?
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The Digital Youth Council is expanding to become an all-island body and is seeking new members passionate about boosting science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) in their schools.
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The paywall for the Irish Times newspaper online will go live next week, sparking a potential new trend other newspapers in Ireland may follow.
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The similarities between a mysterious cyber espionage group’s tools and techniques and those of the NSA are giving rise to questions as to whether US intelligence placed spyware on hardware outside the US.
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YouTube for Kids, the very first Google product built with kids in mind, has gone live and comes with a host of content and parental controls.
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Our tech start-up of the week is Pucker, a Dublin-based company whose app connects freelance beauticians, stylists and hairdressers with last minute clients. Think of it as a Hailo for beauty.
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Just when you thought your Apple devices couldn’t become any more prominent in your lives, the tech giant finds another way to entertain you, with a VR headset.
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John Herlihy, the Limerick native who took Google’s European operations in Dublin from 50 employees to an estimated 5,000 employees in just 10 years, is to step down from the role Silicon Republic has learned.
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It is only something that one of James Bond’s countless nemeses could dream up. However, it doesn't appear to be fiction to suggest that spy agencies in the US are looking into a weapon that can control the climate.
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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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