TECHNOLOGY

Mobile records ‘could be better than census data’

Mobile phone records could provide more accurate and up-to-date information than traditional census methods for keeping track of populations around the world, according to new research.

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Facebook shares fall on spending plans

Facebook’s shares fell as much as 7.4% to $74.78 in early trading yesterday, a day after the company revealed aggressive spending plans for 2015.

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Pre-tax profits at the main Irish unit of online giant, eBay increased by 29% to €6.5m last year.

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EMC to buy most of Cisco share in joint venture VCE

EMC, the maker of storage computers facing pressure from an activist shareholder to break up, said it will acquire most of Cisco Systems’ stake in joint venture VCE, which sells high-end data center equipment.

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EU digital chief ridiculed as he boasts of ‘mastering’ the internet

Last month newspapers across the globe ridiculed incoming EU Digital Commissioner Guenther Oettinger when he blamed "stupid" celebrities for having private images hacked and put online.

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Twitter’s Irish arm records a loss

Twitter’s Irish-based operation recorded a loss last year, as its cost base increased sharply following moves to double its workforce in Dublin.

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Leaner, meaner iPad faces tough competition

Apple introduced a faster, slimmer iPad Air 2 last night, tacking on modest improvements such as a fingerprint sensor to its mainstay tablet in time for what is expected to be a hotly contested Christmas market for mobile devices.

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Snapchat users’ explicit images fall prey to hackers

A hack similar to last month’s celebrity photo scandal has seen more than 90,000 explicit photos sent using Snapchat posted online.

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Dell to create 50 R&D jobs

Computer technology company Dell yesterday announced the expansion of its Irish operations with the creation of an e-commerce centre in Dublin.

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LinkedIn to expand Dublin HQ

Business-orientated social media network company, LinkedIn has acquired more than 17,000 sq m of new office space in Dublin, which will allow it the capacity to increase its Irish-based workforce by around 600 people over the coming years.

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Lily Cole will speak at the Web Summit.

More speakers to be announced for Web Summit

With a host of big-name speakers already announced, organisers of the Web Summit hinted a few last minute surprises are on the cards. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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'Mr Butch' celebrates after purchasing an iPhone 6 in Tokyo last week. Consumers have complained about glitches. Picture: Getty

Apple pulls iPhone 6 update after glitch reports

Apple withdrew a faulty update to its latest operating system after some users of its new phones complained of call service disruptions, the latest in a series of glitches to mar the first week of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus sales.

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New iPhones under fire in ‘Bendgate’ row

Just days after the launch, the new iPhone is coming under fire — for being too ‘bendy’.

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Expansion costs hit hostelworld profits

Expansion costs at the firm that operates hostelworld.com last year hit profits at the online travel business.

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EMC looking at sale of VMware stake

EMC, the maker of storage computers, facing the retirement of chief executive Joseph Tucci and activist pressure, is exploring strategic options that could include a full or partial sale, or a spinoff of VMware Inc.

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10m iPhones sold in first weekend

Apple says it has sold more than 10m iPhones in the first weekend after its new models went on sale on Friday, underscoring strong demand for phones with larger displays.

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The Amazon Fire HD which was launched in New York.

Amazon unveils six new devices to Kindle range

In one swoop, Amazon announced the imminent arrival of six new devices to its hardware range, updating and expanding on its existing tablets and e-readers.

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'Songs of Innocence': Not everybody wants it.

Apple offers advice on how to get rid of new U2 album

Apple has introduced a one-button tool to remove the U2 album it gifted to customers following a backlash from iTunes account holders.

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59% of mobile phone user have a smart phone

Smartphones are top of the preference list for mobile phone users, with more than half of mobile phone subscriptions for the high tech phone.

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Bláthnaid Treacy, Stephen Byrne, and Diana Bunici at the RTÉ2 new season launch. Picture: Andres Poveda

RTÉ2 schedule targets ‘download generation’

RTÉ2 yesterday unveiled its new-look and autumn schedule in an attempt to lure the lucrative 18-35 market back to its screens. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Energetic new U2 album a ‘very personal’ experience

Everything about U2’s new album is unexpected. Like its very existence, for one, after the rock giants dropped it on iTunes users on Tuesday night in a surprise move. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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iPhone 6 Plus: A phone that’s a bit too big... for a phone

The new iPhone 6 Plus is a phone that might not make a lot of sense to some people — after all, it’s basically the iPhone 6 with a larger screen and a better battery, but at the expense of pocketability. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Watch set to be another Apple winner

As computerised wristwatches go, the Apple Watch looks impressive. I like that it will come in two sizes, so the watch won’t feel giant on smaller hands, as some competing watches do. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Destiny makes launch day video game history

Destiny hit stores earmarked as the beginning of one of the biggest franchises video gaming is likely to see over the next few years.

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Microsoft is on the verge of buying the company which makes Minecraft

Iconic online sandbox game Minecraft is on the verge of being bought by Microsoft.

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Miss the Apple Event? Here's a byte-size version of the keynote

As with any good Apple event, things opened with a new commercial. This one paid tribute to Apple’s philosophy and former tag line of “Think Different”.

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What's this internet slowdown all about?

Is my internet actually slower today?

If it is, it’s just a placebo. Your internet is not any slower than usual today, despite the fact you may be seeing the “spinning wheel of death” on a few websites.

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The night Tim Cook was so pleased with himself he almost broke the internet

When he walked on-stage in a huge room full of his friends.

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Your comprehensive round-up of all things Apple

The new iPhone 6. It’s Bigger than Bigger (?!)

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Bigger iPhones and Pay but watch will come in time

The invite said ‘Wish we could say more’ but in typical Apple fashion, less is more when it comes the secrecy that surrounds any launch event.

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