TECHNOLOGY

Marketing gurus catch a ride on Pokémon Go craze

Marketers will have to catch ‘em quick if they want to capitalise on the Pokémon Go craze.

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Firms warned of EU cyber security fines

A large number of Irish firms will be liable for multi-million euro penalties if they fail to comply within 21 months with new EU-wide cyber security rules due to come into effect next month.

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Pokémon Go captures fans at home launch

Office workers and children on school holidays streamed out onto Tokyo’s streets yesterday to play Pokémon Go after the hit mobile game was released in its home country.

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Twitter bans users for vile abuse of ‘Ghostbusters’ star

Twitter has permanently suspended a number of user accounts for abuse and harassment after Ghostbusters actor Leslie Jones drew renewed attention to the issue and announced she would quit the social media site.

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Agri-tech firm BHSL signs $3m ‘poultry energy’ deal in US

A $3m pilot project trialling manure-to-energy technology in the US has been agreed by a Irish agri-tech firm.

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Apple set to open in India

Prime minister Narendra Modi is clearing the way for Apple to open its first retail store in India after repeated delays, according to people familiar with the matter.

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Google faces European probe into search engine

Google faces a new antitrust attack from EU regulators who allege the search engine skews results in its own favour and unfairly restricts rival online advertising platforms.

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Nissan ups the ante in ‘self-drive’ car design safety

Nissan has launched a suite of semi-autonomous driving functions for its vehicles, stressing they are intended to assist and not replace drivers, just two weeks after similar technology in another maker’s car was involved in a fatal crash.

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US and EU to discuss Apple

US treasury secretary Jacob J. Lew is set to meet with EU antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager this week as she prepares to deliver a final verdict on a probe into Apple’s tax affairs in Ireland.

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Monsanto and Microsoft announce biotech project

American biotech company Monsanto Co and Microsoft Corp have announced a partnership to invest in agricultural technology startups in Brazil.

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Brian Hayes: Legacy IT systems holding Irish banks back

Irish banks risk being left behind in a wave of financial services innovation as their outdated IT systems stunt their ability to embrace technology.

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British vote to leave EU may hit Apple

Fallout from the UK’s decision to leave the EU is adding to Apple’s woes.

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Tech report forecasts 140,000 new jobs

The Irish economy could grow by 50%, over the next four years, with 140,000 jobs created if the country can take a leading role in the creation of the EU’s planned Digital Single Market, according to a new report.

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Startup database TechIreland goes global

The first ever database of Irish technology companies aimed at exposing indigenous talent and innovation to a global audience ìs to be launched today.

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BMW and Intel plan driverless car

BMW is teaming up with chipmaker Intel and camera-software company Mobileye to bring self-driving cars to the road by 2021, becoming the first major automaker to set a specific date to produce a fully autonomous vehicle.

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Irish start-up SilverCloud secures top health award

An Irish SME has been recognised as one of five companies at the forefront of healthcare innovation alongside some of the world’s most recognisable businesses including Apple and Uber.

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Marketers are missing out on the true potential of older people

Age is an interesting dynamic in how economies and finances perform and develop.

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Irish device InvizBox secures online privacy

InvizBox is about to launch a product that creates a virtual network in the fight to protect privacy online, writes Trish Dromey

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State has spent €670k defending position in Apple tax case

Finance Minister Michael Noonan has confirmed that the State has spent just under €670,000 on fees to date defending the State’s position in the European Commission Apple tax case.

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