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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 awards and three category awards.
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Tech giant Apple is understood to be in negotiations with the IDA and the Irish Government about doubling the size of its operations in Cork where it currently employs over 4,000 people.
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The dark art of lobbying is about to be given a 21st century upgrade in the form of an online lobbying register that will require lobbyists to register all activity from 1 September.
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Healthy momentum and demand for Office 365, Xbox and Surface hardware saw Microsoft’s Q1 revenues surge 6pc year-on-year to US$21.7bn.
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The weather forecast is looking good for Irish meteor enthusiasts hoping to catch a glimpse of tonight's shooting stars.
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Streaming is now mainstream in Ireland with two-thirds of all adults having viewed video-on-demand services within the last six months, according to new research from the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) and Nielsen.
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Brave-hearted team ‘Mel Gibson’ out-muscled all challengers to take the mini sumo title with their lethal weapon of a robot at this year’s Irish Robotics Championship, with ‘The German Whip’ taking the line follower F1 prize.
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More than 4,000 people are now believed to have died in the devastating earthquake that hit Nepal on Saturday, 25 April, and the death toll is rising. Internet firms have created services to help provide relief to the country.
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A new easter egg discovered hidden within Google Maps should not improve the enmity that exists between Apple and Google over their respective iOS and Android operating systems.
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Google has reported Q1 revenues of US$17.3bn, up 12pc on the same quarter last year. The internet giant cited momentum in its mobile advertising business for driving its performance.
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Bitnet, a Belfast-based start-up led by former Visa and CyberSource executives, is a digital commerce platform that enables enterprise-scale merchants to accept digital currencies like bitcoin.
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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

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Slack bringing 100 jobs to Dublin over next two years
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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

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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

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