Today the Google logo we know and love got a spanking new makeover to keep up with the search engine’s increased use on different technology. Google released a video showing its evolution on YouTube, showing how the platform has changed over the years. In a blog post, Google explained its makeover, saying: “Today we’re introducing $1

IFA 2015 promises more phones and wearables

Sony and Samsung will be introducing some exciting new products this week.

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Markets sink on renewed China economy fears

Markets fell sharply again today after gloomy data from China ignited fresh fears over the strength of the world’s second biggest economy.

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The bored billionaire: Why having a fortune has left Minecraft creator Markus Persson 'isolated'

The mind behind Minecraft is struggling to enjoy his billions – as a Twitter outburst recently revealed.

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Could Apple be gearing up to compete with Netflix in the original programming business?

What’s all this we’re hearing about Apple’s behind-the-scenes talks with Hollywood studios?

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August unemployment rate remains unchanged

The unemployment rate in August was unchanged from the previous month at 9.5%.

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Losses for Asian markets

HONG KONG: the Hang Seng index closed down 485.1 at 21185.4.

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Report highlights slowdown in transactional activity in commercial property market

The occupier sectors of the Irish commercial property market, namely the office, retail and industrial sectors, experienced a slowdown in transactional activity ...

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UK enjoys greater economic growth amid warning on turbulence in China

Economic growth in the UK picked up pace in the three months to August but the British economy faces risks from the knock-on effect of turbulence in China, the CBI ...

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Tony Smurfit appointed CEO at SKG

Paper-based packaging manufacturing firm Smurfit Kappa Group has announced that Tony Smurfit has succeeded Gary McGann as group CEO with effect from today.

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Coca-Cola still Ireland's most popular brand

Coca-Cola remains Ireland's most popular brand but three Irish brands are featuring in the Top five bestsellers.

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Try the first Apple watch-controlled sex toy that's sure to make you blush

Fancy getting it on? It’ll just be you, me, a toy and an internet connection.

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You can now make payments up to £30 with your contactless card

Paying for stuff has never been this easy!

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Farmers: We can't be operating at a loss every day of the week

Farmers have taken to the streets of Dublin to call for action from the European Commission on farm incomes.

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UK gives approval for largest gas field in the North Sea for 10 years

Development of the largest new gas field in the UK North Sea for a decade has been given the green light.

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IFA calls for Europe to protect incomes of family farms

The Irish Farmers Association says Europe needs to do more to protect the income of farming families.

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Index shows 41% rise in value of construction projects in a year

The value of construction projects rose by €802m during the first half of 2015 and now stands at more than €2bn.

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What have 4Chan and Reddit done to combat explicit content since the celebrity photo leak?

The sites at the centre of the celebrity photo leak have been attempting to clean up their content.

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One year on: The iCloud celebrity photo leak remains an open case

The hackers behind the leaking of explicit photos are still to be found, as the first anniversary of the hack arrives.

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Weak passwords are still a problem post-iCloud leak, say security experts

Too many internet users leave themselves at risk to attacks like the celebrity iCloud breach, because of weak passwords.

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iCloud photo leak and cyber security: what the experts say

Internet security experts say the public need to do more to protect themselves online.

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Energy company finds 'supergiant' gas field off Egypt

Italian energy company Eni has discovered a “supergiant” natural gas field off Egypt, it revealed.

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This 'the year from hell' for car insurance, says AA

Car insurance premiums will jump by at least 30% this year, the AA has predicted, on top of a 20% hike seen to date.

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Bank of England governor Carney: Chinese problems unlikely to prevent UK interest rate rise

China’s economic problems are “unlikely” to derail plans to raise interest rates in the UK, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney has claimed.

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Mark Carney: Chinese problems unlikely to stop UK interest rate rise

China’s economic problems are “unlikely” to derail plans to raise interest rates in the UK, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney has claimed.

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Women's pay overtakes men's in their 20s; men earn more in their 30s - UK data

Figures show there are still differences in male and female salaries.

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HSE confirms investigation into pharmacy chain

The HSE has confirmed it is investigating a pharmacy chain in relation to claims for payments.

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Ashley Madison CEO quits in wake of hacking scandal

The CEO of adultery website Ashley Madison is stepping down in the wake of the massive breach of the company’s computer systems and outing of millions of its members. ...

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Asian stocks rise amid positive US growth data

Asian stocks ended strongly as US economic data encouraged investors seeking bargains in diminished shares.

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Everything you need to know about Facebook's world-conquering growth in one handy infographic

From its unprepossessing launch in 2004, to its 100 million monthly users milestone in 2008 – now Facebook has registered one billion users in a day.

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UPC to become Virgin Media Ireland

UPC, one of the country's leading broadband and entertainment companies, announced plans today to rebrand under the Virgin Media banner.

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6 things that helped Facebook attract a billion people in one day

The social network’s billion users in a day landmark shouldn’t be too much of a surprise.

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Retail sale figures continue to climb

Retail sales increased by 11.6% in the month of July and 9.9% year-on-year.

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450 jobs created at Deloitte consulting and Cork pharma firm

Some 450 jobs are being created with an expansion by accountancy and consultancy giant Deloitte and new research positions at a pharma firm.

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UTV group profit falls £9m due to cost of UTV Ireland

UTV Media has reported a first-half pre-tax profit of £1 million, down from £10 million last year.

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Asian stocks end bumpy week a little higher

Asian stocks are rising after an upbeat report on the US economy calmed investors’ nerves following days of stomach-churning turbulence sparked by a heavy sell-off ...

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One billion used Facebook in a single day last Monday

One billion people have used Facebook in a single day for the first time in the site’s 11-year history.

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Vine embraces music with Snap to Beat update

The six-second video app wants to be more musically-driven.

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Facebook has just passed a very important milestone

Believe it or not, one out of seven people on Earth logged into the social network to connect with their friends and family in a single day.

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US stocks end sharply higher after Chinese market surges

US stocks have closed sharply higher after China’s main stock index logged its biggest gain in eight weeks.

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Former Tesco boss 'to be interviewed by Serious Fraud Ofice'

Former Tesco chief executive Philip Clarke is reportedly set to be interviewed by England's Serious Fraud Office (SFO), which is investigating an accounting black ...

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Take a tour of YouTube Gaming

YouTube’s Twitch competitor has gone live.

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Amazon promises features on new Underground app will be "actually" free

As Amazon launches it’s new app for Android, it explains to users how it has managed to avoid passing down any charges.

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Twitter and Facebook autoplay forces horrified viewers to watch Virginia shooting

Users of social media have complained about the graphic videos autoplaying in their timelines.

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Review: Until Dawn is a gaming celebration of all things horror

The PlayStation exclusive is a potent partnership between gaming and Hollywood.

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Ukraine reaches debt relief deal with creditors

Ukraine has reached a crucial deal with its international bondholders that will help prop up its government finances and keep the struggling country from defaulting ...

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Chinese stock index jumps 5.3% as Asian shares rise

China’s key stock market index has surged 5.3%, its biggest gain in eight weeks, as markets across Asia rose following Wall Street’s rebound, giving investors some ...

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Average weekly earnings up 2%

Average weekly earnings have risen by almost 2% in the second quarter of this year.

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Asian stock markets break six-day run of losses

Asian stocks rose after Wall Street soared overnight, breaking a six-day string of losses.

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