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# Genocide
Justice for those massacred in a 'safe area': what happened in Srebrenica?
Timeline in pictures and video: on the day Ratko Mladic is imprisoned for life, TheJournal.ie takes a look back at the events of July 1995 – the UN and Europe’s darkest hour.
# no business like showbusiness
Here's what RTÉ's top earning presenters are taking home
It’s down on what it was back six years ago.
# Dublin
Wetherspoons' plans for a 'super pub' on Camden Street have hit a snag
The street may already have too many pubs.
# monkey 2016
Here's what's happening in Dublin for the Chinese New Year
The annual festival is back in the capital from today until 21 February.
# Sing for your Supper
In this day and age, how do small bands make money?
“We found a few years ago that the Credit Union funded more Irish releases than all the major labels.”
# follow my lead
Here are 12 ways to become a charismatic leader
From a solid handshake to conquering self-doubt.
# TechKnowHow
Want to make your phone more useful? Try automating tasks
It might not be for everyone but it can speed tasks up or allow you to carry out entirely different actions.
# Pick Me
5 apps worth downloading this week
Featuring train times, dozing off to podcasts and expressions for alarms.
# at your service
Airbnb has become such a behemoth it's generating spin-off businesses
A new Irish startup is feeding off the popularity of the home sharing service.
# tapped up
Catherine Murphy: Irish Water company met with 'Phil' before getting 'lucrative contract'
The Social Democrat TD made a number of claims about Abtran in the Dáil today.
# NO MORE
This legacy software for the web is finally biting the dust
The Java plugin was introduced back in the 90s but security flaws and vulnerabilities have seen many call for its end.
# privacy rights
State slapped with legal action over Irish data protection regime
Digital Rights Ireland claims the State has not properly implemented EU legislation on data protection.
# growing and growing
So after its best year ever, what's next for Facebook?
The company generated €16.45 billion in revenue and now has 1.59 billion monthly active users.
# New Rules
These countries are set to cosy-up over tax information
Information exchange between 31 OECD nations is set to start next year.
# Not so super
Supermac's has been dealt a blow in its fight against McDonald's
The EU found that the two companies had identical milk, meat that was “similar to a high degree” and similar seasonings.
# BUST
Almost 580 jobs to go as liquidator appointed to Xtra-vision
The movie chain blamed poor Christmas sales and the declining rental market.
# End of the road
Didn’t pay attention to the banking inquiry? This is everything you need to know
The committee of inquiry has presented its findings and recommendations regarding Ireland’s banking crisis after 14 months.
# nowhere to go
'The arts are victims of Dublin's economic recovery': Block T is forced to relocate
The arts collective are faced with leaving Smithfield due to rising rents.
# TechGuide
Does your browser crash frequently? Flash could be the problem
And it’s easy to disable so it doesn’t bother you again.
# where now?
The iPhone may have finally reached its peak
Apple expects iPhone sales to decline over the next quarter, the first time since the original was launched in 2007.
# everything reduced
Tesco is looking to cut long-term staff's wages in a big way
The supermarket giant is seeking to place all staff of greater than 20 years service on new, vastly-reduced, contracts.
# scoop doggy dog
A Dublin pub has been told to stop letting dogs in
The HSE has told the bar that it’s no longer allowed to be ‘dog friendly’.
# obscure
Facebook's best-kept secret is a second website that's for talking to your friends
Should Facebook be banned in your workplace, there’s another way around it.
# momentum shift
Investors are worried that iPhone sales have finally reached their limit
Analysts are expecting Apple to report a significant slowdown in sales growth at its earnings call.
# bop it like it's hot
Uber's latest weapon in its quest for world domination is a children's toy
Bop it, twist it, tap it… It’s the children’s toy from 1996.
# Not happy
"Outrageous": Hillary lashes US company's 'inversion' deal with Irish firm
Wisconsin-based Johnson Controls are trying to “shirk” their US tax obligations, Clinton says.
# dealz dealz dealz
It's official: Black Friday is destroying the December sales
The popular US sales frenzy shows a mixed bag of results for retailers in Ireland.
# too many characters
There's a prank website that will crash your iPhone when you visit it
Thankfully it won’t do any major harm if you do end up clicking it.
# Cash Back
Dublin Bus passengers are less savvy these days about getting their cash back
It appears that during the recession years we were a lot more eager to reclaim their change.
# VT Networks
The reason why the Internet of Things revolution is about to kickstart in Ireland
The €1.2 million raised by VT Networks will make Ireland more friendly for smart devices.
# Popularity contest
There seems to be no escape from Facebook's dominance
It has two of the most popular messaging apps among Irish users with FB Messenger taking first place.
# exodus
Twitter really isn't messing around with its restructuring plans
Four of its top executives are now leaving the company as the company tries to reverse its fortunes.
# Clonee
This is what the massive new Facebook data centre in Meath will look like
The company’s first data centre in Ireland is expected to open in late 2017 or early 2018.
# Rainy Days
The average pension payout for Irish people is just €6,000 per year at present
25% more Irish people are covered by a pension plan now however, compared with 2010, according to a new survey.
# binge watching
Trailers: These are the 10 Netflix original shows people will be watching in 2016
Here’s the line-up for the year of online TV.
# typing bubble
Those dots you see in iMessage are more complicated than you think
The bubble, in fact, doesn’t always appear when someone is typing, or disappear when someone stops typing.
# Taxing times
Google is to pay its UK taxes in Britain from now on, rather than in Ireland...
The online giant is to pay €172 million in back taxes in the UK following a six-year probe by UK revenue and customs.
# Pick Me
5 apps worth downloading this week
Featuring oldschool Mega Man action, watching YouTube on any iPad app and quick notes
# first stab
George Hook has a publisher for his erotic novel about a radio boss and a billionaire
The veteran broadcaster unleashed his idea for the page-turner last summer. He won’t let go of it, it seems.
# Hacking
DDoS attacks brought down lottery and government sites, but what are they?
It was the reason why a number of high-profile Irish sites were forced offline, but how much of a problem can they be?