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'We weathered the carnage of the dot-com crash and it made us more chastened in our approach'
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'We weathered the carnage of the dot-com crash and it made us more chastened in our approach'

Aug 5th 2016, 3:00 PM 99 Views 0 Comments

The last great tech crash taught this security firm valuable lessons about having a sustainable business.

Bitcoin plunges as $65m of the currency disappears in a major hack
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Bitcoin plunges as $65m of the currency disappears in a major hack

Aug 3rd 2016, 9:19 AM 219 Views 0 Comments

The volatile cryptocurrency lost more than 20% of its value after the breach.

Amazon's soaring profits have made Jeff Bezos the world's third-richest man
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Amazon's soaring profits have made Jeff Bezos the world's third-richest man

Jul 29th 2016, 9:18 AM 220 Views 0 Comments

The net worth of the e-commerce giant’s founder has hit a new high.

'Trust is as important as ever, but it's now a product of digital technology more than faith'
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'Trust is as important as ever, but it's now a product of digital technology more than faith'

Jul 24th 2016, 12:00 PM 11 Views 0 Comments

Employers can find out virtually everything they need to know about a person with a few clicks.

The Safe Harbour pact struck down after a battle with Facebook Ireland has just gotten a successor
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The Safe Harbour pact struck down after a battle with Facebook Ireland has just gotten a successor

Jul 8th 2016, 2:40 PM 224 Views 0 Comments

A new deal covering data transfer protection between the EU and US will come into effect next week.

A Carlow security firm has eyes for the US after raising a huge €20 million
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A Carlow security firm has eyes for the US after raising a huge €20 million

Jul 6th 2016, 11:13 AM 188 Views 0 Comments

Netwatch wants to spend its latest round of investment on taking a larger chunk of the US and UK market.

Ireland finally has its very own Wikipedia for startups
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Ireland finally has its very own Wikipedia for startups

Jul 5th 2016, 1:10 PM 1,115 Views 0 Comments

TechIreland, which has launched in beta, is a database that features 500 Irish startups and plans to add up to 2,000 by this October.

New EU data protection rules will have a major impact on employers - here are the key points
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New EU data protection rules will have a major impact on employers - here are the key points

Jul 4th 2016, 11:00 AM 49 Views 0 Comments

Irish businesses need to fall in line with all of the regulations by mid-2018.

Recruiters are selling a post-recession Ireland to expats, but it's not quite a jobs nirvana
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Recruiters are selling a post-recession Ireland to expats, but it's not quite a jobs nirvana

Jun 25th 2016, 11:00 AM 15,253 Views 39 Comments

While there are big vacancies in some sectors, emigrants need to be realistic about what they’re returning to.

Defence Forces to review data rules after officer loses crucial notes
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Defence Forces to review data rules after officer loses crucial notes

Jun 21st 2016, 3:55 PM 13,535 Views 13 Comments

A report from Ireland’s privacy watchdog also shows Facebook brought in new policies after ‘intense’ negotiations.

The Defence Forces will review its data protection rules after an officer lost crucial notes
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The Defence Forces will review its data protection rules after an officer lost crucial notes

Jun 21st 2016, 11:33 AM 604 Views 0 Comments

A report from Ireland’s privacy watchdog also shows Facebook brought in new policies after ‘intense’ negotiations.

Recruiters are selling a post-recession Ireland to expats, but it's not quite a jobs nirvana
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Recruiters are selling a post-recession Ireland to expats, but it's not quite a jobs nirvana

Jun 18th 2016, 6:01 PM 2,216 Views 0 Comments

While there are big vacancies in some sectors, emigrants need to be realistic about what they’re returning to.

Facebook Ireland is beefing up its board ahead of a European data protection showdown
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Facebook Ireland is beefing up its board ahead of a European data protection showdown

Jun 18th 2016, 6:00 AM 1,018 Views 0 Comments

The company’s top privacy lawyer will become one of the company’s three local directors.

For this startup, getting early investors was a breeze. Next time around it was a nightmare
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For this startup, getting early investors was a breeze. Next time around it was a nightmare

Jun 5th 2016, 6:01 PM 358 Views 0 Comments

Cybersecurity firm Barricade’s would-be backers had an abrupt change of heart.

Ryanair's head of technology thinks Big Data is 'wank'
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Ryanair's head of technology thinks Big Data is 'wank'

Jun 4th 2016, 7:30 AM 35,353 Views 34 Comments

John Hurley says it’s too confusing and expensive – but small data sets are like ‘crack cocaine’.

Ryanair's head of technology thinks Big Data is 'wank'
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Ryanair's head of technology thinks Big Data is 'wank'

Jun 1st 2016, 1:01 AM 3,105 Views 0 Comments

John Hurley says it’s too confusing and expensive – but small data sets are like ‘crack cocaine’.

What John Deere and other firms can teach you about the value of data
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What John Deere and other firms can teach you about the value of data

May 29th 2016, 12:00 PM 69 Views 0 Comments

The emerging field of Big Data is changing the business of everything from cars to banks.

Intel warns the rental housing squeeze could stall its expansion in Cork
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Intel warns the rental housing squeeze could stall its expansion in Cork

May 21st 2016, 1:37 PM 19,722 Views 30 Comments

The computing giant is cutting staff in Ireland – but it’s still worried about the cost of accommodation.

Intel warns the rental housing squeeze could stall its expansion in Cork
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Intel warns the rental housing squeeze could stall its expansion in Cork

May 21st 2016, 6:00 AM 556 Views 0 Comments

The computing giant is cutting staff in Ireland – but it’s still worried about the cost of accommodation.

6 things you need to know about Europe's new data protection laws
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6 things you need to know about Europe's new data protection laws

May 16th 2016, 10:00 AM 15 Views 0 Comments

Irish companies will have to be in line with the regulations within two years.

This Dublin-based games studio will make it easier to create an army of zombies
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This Dublin-based games studio will make it easier to create an army of zombies

May 14th 2016, 6:01 PM 485 Views 0 Comments

Artomatix was tipped as a company to watch at a recent global gaming conference.

Meet the Corkman whose company powered the Panama Papers investigation
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Meet the Corkman whose company powered the Panama Papers investigation

May 9th 2016, 3:30 PM 14,474 Views 19 Comments

Eddie Sheehy is the head of Nuix, whose software helped make the revelations possible.

The Dublin analytics firm with plans to be worth €100m in just three years
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The Dublin analytics firm with plans to be worth €100m in just three years

May 8th 2016, 6:01 PM 750 Views 0 Comments

Tommy Kearns says Xtremepush brings the ‘human element’ to communicating with customers.

Meet the Corkman whose company powered the Panama Papers investigation
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Meet the Corkman whose company powered the Panama Papers investigation

May 8th 2016, 6:00 AM 1,374 Views 0 Comments

Eddie Sheehy is the head of Nuix, whose software helped make the revelations possible.

BT Ireland's boss thinks broadband delays will hurt small businesses the most
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BT Ireland's boss thinks broadband delays will hurt small businesses the most

May 5th 2016, 6:00 PM 188 Views 0 Comments

The National Broadband Network may not be completed until 2022.

Trustev founder Pat Phelan has launched a €10m fund for Irish startups going stateside
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Trustev founder Pat Phelan has launched a €10m fund for Irish startups going stateside

May 5th 2016, 11:23 AM 960 Views 0 Comments

The New York-based investment outfit is called Nohovation and it aims to spend up to €25 million in total.

An Australian inventor has revealed himself as the creator of Bitcoin
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An Australian inventor has revealed himself as the creator of Bitcoin

May 2nd 2016, 11:42 AM 26,940 Views 19 Comments

But Craig Wright says he doesn’t want fame or fortune – he just wants to be left alone.

An Australian inventor has outed himself as the elusive creator of Bitcoin
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An Australian inventor has outed himself as the elusive creator of Bitcoin

May 2nd 2016, 10:30 AM 822 Views 0 Comments

But Craig Wright says he doesn’t want fame or fortune – he just wants to be left alone.

Intel has confirmed it will be cutting jobs in Ireland
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Intel has confirmed it will be cutting jobs in Ireland

Apr 28th 2016, 1:28 PM 309 Views 0 Comments

The company is downsizing as it moves away from making hardware and towards cloud computing.

Kitman Labs is the company with the real-life Moneyball factor
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Kitman Labs is the company with the real-life Moneyball factor

Apr 25th 2016, 8:23 AM 6,615 Views 1 Comment

The startup, now based in San Francisco, counts legendary baseball manager Billy Beane as an advisor.

How word of mouth brought the world's smartest computer and a Sligo company together
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How word of mouth brought the world's smartest computer and a Sligo company together

Apr 24th 2016, 6:01 PM 770 Views 1 Comment

Orreco is working with IBM’s Watson to push the boundaries of sports analytics.

Kitman Labs is the company with the real-life Moneyball factor
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Kitman Labs is the company with the real-life Moneyball factor

Apr 22nd 2016, 7:01 PM 414 Views 0 Comments

The startup, now based in San Francisco, counts legendary baseball manager Billy Beane as an advisor.

The Kilkenny company that is looking to take on PayPal
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The Kilkenny company that is looking to take on PayPal

Apr 20th 2016, 1:00 PM 2,623 Views 0 Comments

As part of our weekly How My Business Works series, we profile payments firm TransferMate.

Fraud is costing companies millions as cyber attacks rise
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Fraud is costing companies millions as cyber attacks rise

Apr 19th 2016, 1:00 AM 144 Views 0 Comments

Irish businesses are reporting a sharp increase in cybercrime.

'I sold my business for €115 million but I could never see myself sitting on a beach'
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'I sold my business for €115 million but I could never see myself sitting on a beach'

Apr 17th 2016, 6:00 PM 37,983 Views 19 Comments

Realex Payments founder Colm Lyon is sinking his teeth into his new company, Fire.

A founder's life after selling for €115m: 'I could never see myself sitting on a beach'
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A founder's life after selling for €115m: 'I could never see myself sitting on a beach'

Apr 15th 2016, 7:00 AM 1,448 Views 0 Comments

Realex Payments founder Colm Lyon is sinking his teeth into his new company, Fire.

Inside the war game that lets companies play out a cyber attack
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Inside the war game that lets companies play out a cyber attack

Apr 12th 2016, 7:00 PM 293 Views 0 Comments

But it comes with a harsh lesson: the hackers usually win.

The biggest IT security risk for a company is often its own employees
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The biggest IT security risk for a company is often its own employees

Apr 12th 2016, 10:00 AM 23 Views 0 Comments

This is how you can mitigate against some of the main dangers.

Should we track people who eat too many doughnuts? Inside the murky world of tech ethics
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Should we track people who eat too many doughnuts? Inside the murky world of tech ethics

Apr 9th 2016, 6:00 PM 457 Views 0 Comments

Fjord’s Mark Curtis talks about the next big issue that will face the sector.

Europe's data protection meltdown is bringing firms like this to Dublin
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Europe's data protection meltdown is bringing firms like this to Dublin

Apr 9th 2016, 6:01 AM 215 Views 0 Comments

Adaptive international has established a new HQ in the Digital Hub.