TECHNOLOGY

Third of phone time spent on games

Mobile gaming has become a multibillion-euro industry, with over 33% of time on phone spent playing games.

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LogMeIn brings 90 jobs to Dublin

Dublin’s Silicon Docks is to welcome another tranche of workers after a US cloud software company said it is to triple its workforce.

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Moocalls the shots over birthing cows

Dublin start-up Moocall is exploring the export potential of an innovative new calving alert device which can let a farmer know by text message when a cow is about to give birth.

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HTC calls first shots for phone launches

Smartphone giant HTC has fired the starting pistol on smartphone launches in 2015 with the announcement of its new flagship phone, the much-rumoured One M9.

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Dublin remains Google HQ after restructuring

Google has combined its two European regional divisions as it seeks to meet the challenges of tougher regulation across the continent, a source close to the company said yesterday.

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Ireland faces challenges from privacy ruling

Ireland will not retain sole control over privacy disputes involving companies such as Facebook and Apple under new rules agreed yesterday allowing any of its European peers to challenge Irish rulings.

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Apple move great news for rural Ireland

Today, we have to congratulate IDA Ireland and the people of Athenry for their joint success in attracting a major investment from one of the biggest technology companies in the world. 

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Apple plans €850m centre in west of Ireland

Apple is building an €850m data centre in the west of Ireland to power its online services including the iTunes Store, Maps, and Siri.

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AOL shares tumble over plans to reinvest in websites

AOL has tumbled the most in nine months after CEO Tim Armstrong outlined plans to reinvest in websites, such as The Huffington Post, in a bid to reach a more global audience and be more competitive.

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Online hub aims to make internet a safer realm

Ireland’s youth information website has partnered with social network Twitter to launch an online safety hub to make it easier for young people to deal with internet abuse.

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Cheaper and faster robots on the march in workplace

Cheaper and better robots will replace humans in the world’s factories at a faster pace over the next decade, driving down labour costs by 16%, a report has said.

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Event organiser Tara Horgan, Bank of Ireland's Michael Shanahan, and guest speaker Eamonn Moore, E-MIT Solutions, at the UCC BIS technology conference at the Kingsley Hotel, Cork. Picture: Des Barry

Cyber crime poses greater risk to SMEs, warns Ernst & Young expert

Small and medium-sized businesses run the risk of incurring greater damage and being worse affected than larger firms in the event of cyber crime, a leading expert has warned.

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Eircom recruitment programme to add nearly 400 jobs

Eircom is set to invest €18m in creating nearly 400 jobs over the coming five years in what will be the communications firm’s most significant recruitment programme for almost 30 years.

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China powers Apple’s $18bn record profit

Apple’s quarterly results smashed Wall Street expectations with record sales of big-screen iPhones in the holiday shopping season and a 70% rise in China sales, powering the company to the largest profit in corporate history.

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Cyber attack cost Loyaltybuild millions of euro

The managing director of Loyaltybuild confirmed yesterday that a "very sophisticated cyber attack" 14 months ago cost the firm millions of euro in lost revenues.

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Google stops selling glasses that connect to internet

Google will stop selling its internet-connected eyewear to consumers until the company can develop a more polished and affordable version that’s less likely to be viewed as a freakish device.

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Man held over hacking of PlayStation and Xbox Live services

Authorities in Britain arrested an 18-year-old man accused of computer hacking offences related to days of disruption on Sony’s PlayStation Network and Microsoft’s Xbox Live services last year.

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The secret is out for Facebook At Work

The days of secretly checking Facebook while at work could be coming to an end thanks to a new professional version of the social network.

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Symantec directors’ pay increases as profits halve

Pay to directors at the main Irish arm of Internet security firm, Symantec last year almost tripled to €1.45m.

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Xilinx profits increase by 36%

Pre-tax profits at the Irish arm of US technology giant, Xilinx last year increased by 36.5% to $27.87m (€23.7m)

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Cyber crime among top risks

The fear of cyber attacks and IT system failures is increasingly prevalent among companies which are not particularly well prepared to deal with such risks, according to a major global report.

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Music firms want UPC to prevent illegal downloads

Three music companies claim UPC Communications, the country’s second largest internet service provider (ISP), must be forced by court order to move against it subscribers who illegally download music and other copyrighted material.

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State not blocking US court’s Microsoft data bid

The Government has no issue with the US court at the centre of the ongoing Microsoft data protection case attempting to access data stored on Irish servers as long as it is done through the proper channels.

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IT firm Version-1 continues to branch out in UK

Leading Irish IT consulting and managed services provider, Version-1, has continued its “aggressive” acquisition-led growth strategy by purchasing a UK company for an undisclosed sum.

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Mia Hynes, Kinsale Community School, and her project ' A statistical study on people's attitudes and awareness of allergies and anaphylaxis'.

Young Scientist: Enthusiasm, imagination, energy... and good science are what judges are looking for

Having whittled down the entries for the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition from 2,077 to 550 last October, the judges will crown an overall winner this evening — which won’t be easy because the standard is up across the board, writes Evelyn Ring.

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The Saint Matthias' Church of Ireland National School pupils who took part in the Bebras challenge.

Irish pupil tops in global problem-solving challenge

A pupil at a West Cork primary school has come in the top 1% of 750,000 children worldwide who took part in an online problem-solving challenge programme.

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Wearable gadgets trend at top technology showcase

Smart clothing to monitor vital signs, smartwatches to summon the car, and a headset that talks to you as you exercise are just some of the examples of new wearable technology at CES this year.

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Paw-proof: GPS collar a ‘smartphone for your dog’

It is not just humans who are getting wearables at CES — a new smart collar for dogs has been unveiled so owners and pets can stay connected.

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Irish Life among investors for Facebook HQ

Irish Life and Hibernia REIT are among bidders shortlisted to buy Facebook’s European headquarters buildings in Dublin.

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Games firm in €1.2m expansion in Canada and Brazil

Keywords Studios— the Dublin-based computer games services firm which ranked as the largest technology flotation in London two years ago — has expanded further, via the acquisition of two firms for a combined €1.2m.

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