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The IDA and Jobs Minister Richard Bruton are in Europe this week to meet with tech giants and "potential new name investors."
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Digital payments company Stripe has just landed another swathe of significant financial backers, with Visa among the group of new investors.
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Phone to fork food delivery player Deliveroo has raised US$70m in a Series C round led by Greenoaks Capital and Index Ventures.
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The EMEA region might need to up its IoT game as a new world IoT report shows as it’s the least interested in developing the tech.
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Luke Gardiner (19), a student at Gonazaga College, Dublin, won bronze at the International Linguistics Olympiad, held this year in Bulgaria.
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In talking about start-ups, don’t overlook the massive investment that has been made in PhDs and building a credible research ecosystem.
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Irish researchers have exceeded targets and captured some €127m of Horizon 2020, the EU's €80bn science war chest, in 2014.
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Google is to kill off the use of Google+ profiles in all of its products, beginning with YouTube.
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Dundalk is to be the first of 50 towns in Ireland to be 100pc covered in 1Gbps fibre by ESB-Vodafone joint venture SIRO.
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This week in gadgets news, we have the BauBax travel jacket, the squeezable Scriba stylus, a new contender to the GoPro throne, and more.
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Electronics could soon be used on a microscopic level with the news that researchers have created a single-molecule transistor.
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Our start-up of the week is Codacast, a Galway company that is setting out to revamp and revitalise the trusty QR code.
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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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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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