2 August

Brexit sees more than a dozen financial services firms enter Ireland

With 15 of the world’s top banks now operating in Ireland, Brexit could turn out to be an Irish blessing, rather than a curse. The Brexit vote, and subsequent signing of Article 50 by the reigning government in the UK, will have knock-on effects for every single industry, given the interconnected world of trade. The fastest-moving of these, it seems, is financial services. Several major banks…

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14 June
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Over one million new Mobile Internet users added per day

A new Ericsson Mobility report foresees continued rapid growth of mobile connectivity as global mobile data traffic increases to eight times its current level by 2022. This traffic is the equivalent of: – The population of Spain streaming HD video 24 hours per day for a month – A single subscriber streaming HD video continuously for 3.55 million years – 31 billion hours of continuous HD…

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9 June

The world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data

A new commodity spawns a lucrative, fast-growing industry, prompting antitrust regulators to step in to restrain those who control its flow. A century ago, the resource in question was oil. Now similar concerns are being raised by the giants that deal in data, the oil of the digital era. These titans—Alphabet (Google’s parent company), Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Microsoft—look unstoppable. They are the five most valuable…

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15 May
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AlienVault expands in Cork

Unified security management company AlienVault has opened a new EMEA Sales and Technical Support Centre in Cork, where it plans to add up to 50 highly skilled roles in the next two years. The company is supported by the Dept of Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation through IDA Ireland. President and CEO of AlienVault Barmak Meftah was joined by Minister for Housing, Planning & Local Government Simon…

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20 April

Demand for Skills in Construction to 2020

The Irish Construction Industry continues in recovery mode and there is currently a strong demand for skills across the trades and professions. The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) recently commissioned DKM to produce a report, titled “Demand for Skills in Construction to 2020” the report warns of the skills shortages and the challenges the industry will face. DKM Director, Annette Hughes, who authored the report stated: “The…

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19 April

Employment hits record high as UK firms keep on hiring

More workers than ever before are employed in the UK as upbeat companies show few signs of worry over the state of the economy. Employment climbed by 37,000 to 31.84m in the three months to December, while unemployment stayed steady at 1.6m - a level which has fallen by almost 100,000 over the past year as a whole. The unemployment rate stayed at 4.8pc, its joint-lowest…

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7 October

This Robot May Be Perfect for Lazy People Who Hate Cooking

I feel like an anomaly among my fellow New York millennials in that I actually enjoy cooking my own meals. For many people, it's always, "I never have time," which usually means a leftover salad that's now wilted, lunch from the place downstairs or a Seamless delivery. I take pride in the fact that I can feed myself healthy meals, and it's actually helped in my…

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7 October

Can Google's Pixel give the iPhone a run for its money?

Google officially became a hardware company on Tuesday. Not only did the company announce new Pixel phones (RIP Nexus), but the company also provided pricing and release dates for Google Home, its Amazon Echo killer, unveiled its mobile VR headset called Daydream View, Google Wi-Fi network extenders and Chromecast Ultra. See? A lot of hardware.   Joining me this week's MashTalk is Deputy Tech Editor Damon…

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26 August

WhatsApp to Share User Info With Facebook

WhatsApp will soon be sharing user data with its parent company, Facebook. The change comes as the social network revamps its privacy policy to enable businesses to communicate directly with users of the platform. “People use our app every day to keep in touch with the friends and loved ones who matter to them, and this isn’t changing. But as we announced earlier this year, we want…

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24 August

10 new Android Nougat features you should check out now

Google is starting to roll out the latest version of Android. If you have a Nexus device, you can grab the update now.   While many of the biggest improvements — like longer battery life, better security updates and VR-ready features — won't be immediately obvious once you get the update, there are still plenty of new features to get excited about. From new emoji and…

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