TECHNOLOGY

At the new €5m Financial Services Governance, Risk and Compliance Technology Centre in Cork were Peter Cowap, centre director, and Dr Tom Butler, centre principal investigator. Picture: Dan Linehan

Taoiseach to launch €5m technology research centre

Taoiseach Enda Kenny will today launch a new multi-million-euro technology centre aimed at helping small and medium enterprises create jobs through the commercialisation of the centre’s cutting-edge technology.

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App to keep an eye on the elderly

A wearable app that reports on its wearer’s position promises reliability in caring for the elderly, writes Trish Dromey

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Entertainment and media ‘at digital tipping point’

The Irish entertainment and media landscape is at a tipping point with advertising revenue outpacing consumer revenue as the migration to digital, continues according to a new report.

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RDS chief can’t guarantee Web Summit’s future here

The RDS is open to relinquishing control over the provision of wifi at next year’s Web Summit but cannot guarantee that the event will remain in Ireland, according to the venue’s chief executive, Michael Duffy.

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Apple blocks malicious software targeting China

Apple has begun blocking malicious software aimed at users of its products in China.

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George Boole: Cork to honour man who made reading this story possible   

The man whose maths powers every webpage, every smartphone and every music player is to be celebrated in Cork, the birthplace of Boolean algebra, two centuries after his own birth. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Limerick is critical for Dell, says manager

Technology titan Dell considers Limerick critical to its success, despite cutting almost 2,000 jobs there six years ago, according to the head of its Irish operations.

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AIB urges web summit visitors to ’be part of something bigger’

AIB has shown Web Summit attendees how one small action can impact the bigger picture.

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Dublin nanotechnology firm secures €750k funding

An early-stage Dublin-based nanotechnology firm has secured €750,000 in seed funding from a consortium including Enterprise Ireland.

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Apple chief: Being gay is one of God’s great gifts

Apple CEO Tim Cook says he’s proud to be gay.

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Software firm back in profit despite dip in revenue

Irish software firm Openet last year returned to operating profit in spite of a dip in revenues to €95.44m.

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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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