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From TheJournal.ie 'Friend of Facebook' Enda Kenny offered to lobby on company's behalf while Taoiseach, says Observer article GDPR

'Friend of Facebook' Enda Kenny offered to lobby on company's behalf while Taoiseach, says Observer article

The claims were contained in a Facebook memo published by The Observer.

From TheJournal.ie Elon Musk and Tesla fined €34.4 million, Musk to step down as chairman over fraud charges Ouch

Elon Musk and Tesla fined €34.4 million, Musk to step down as chairman over fraud charges

The controversial founder of the electric car manufacturer will remain as chief executive however.

From TheJournal.ie Silicon Valley looks to Africa as a new tech frontier Expansion

Silicon Valley looks to Africa as a new tech frontier

Many African governments have given the tech titans an enthusiastic welcome.

From TheJournal.ie Suspected gunwoman dead of self-inflicted wound after Youtube HQ shooting Silicon Valley

Suspected gunwoman dead of self-inflicted wound after Youtube HQ shooting

Police have said at least four others have been injured in the shooting.

From TheJournal.ie Engineer sues Google for allegedly discriminating against conservative white men James Damore

Engineer sues Google for allegedly discriminating against conservative white men

The complaint said some employees “were ostracised, belittled, and punished” for their views.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook confirms plans to create hundreds of jobs in Ireland next year Leo Varadkar

Facebook confirms plans to create hundreds of jobs in Ireland next year

The announcement was made during Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s trip to Silicon Valley.

From TheJournal.ie Google cancels meeting to discuss gender and diversity due to 'safety concerns' Silicon Valley

Google cancels meeting to discuss gender and diversity due to 'safety concerns'

Questions being posed internally by employees, along with some of their names, began appearing on outside websites.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook wants to build its own town - This is what it will look like Menlo Park This post contains videos

Facebook wants to build its own town - This is what it will look like

The plan will include 15% of the housing units sold below market value.

From The42 Tottenham deny £1billion takeover from buyer backed by Facebook owner The Social Network

Tottenham deny £1billion takeover from buyer backed by Facebook owner

Spurs have issued a response to speculation that a man associated with Mark Zuckerberg is interested in owning the club.

From TheJournal.ie Emails between Google and Uber show how the tech giants became enemies SELF-DRIVING CARS

Emails between Google and Uber show how the tech giants became enemies

Uber was suspicious that Google was going to launch a competing lift-sharing service.

From TheJournal.ie 'There's talk of tech clusters in Ireland, but they're not deep enough. This isn't Silicon Valley' Silicon Docks

'There's talk of tech clusters in Ireland, but they're not deep enough. This isn't Silicon Valley'

One of Ireland’s top VCs says our tech sector is still small compared to the likes of the US.

From TheJournal.ie Irish tech executives say Trump's travel ban 'makes no sense morally or economically' Silicon Valley

Irish tech executives say Trump's travel ban 'makes no sense morally or economically'

Stripe and Intercom are matching public donations made to the American Civil Liberties Union.

From TheJournal.ie 'I knew nothing about the taxi industry and dipping my toes in there cost me dearly' Insights

'I knew nothing about the taxi industry and dipping my toes in there cost me dearly'

Eureka moments on Everest and hiring Sherpas has helped this businessman stay ahead.

From TheJournal.ie 'Thousands of employees, very highly trained': Kenny pays tribute to Apple Appletax

'Thousands of employees, very highly trained': Kenny pays tribute to Apple

The Taoiseach is on a three-day trip to the US, where he will meet business leaders including those from Apple and Facebook.

From TheJournal.ie Inside Area 404 - Facebook's heavy-duty tech lab that Zuckerberg isn't even allowed enter Top Secret

Inside Area 404 - Facebook's heavy-duty tech lab that Zuckerberg isn't even allowed enter

It’s where all Facebook’s hardware prototypes are made.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's youngest tech billionaires are going on primetime US television Done Good

Ireland's youngest tech billionaires are going on primetime US television

Stripe’s Patrick and John Collison will be on CBS 60 Minutes.

From TheJournal.ie This is how young most staff are at the world's top tech companies Child Geniuses

This is how young most staff are at the world's top tech companies

It’s no place for the oldies in Silicon Valley.

From TheJournal.ie Why Europe isn't creating any Googles or Facebooks Dislike Button

Why Europe isn't creating any Googles or Facebooks

There’s a massive gulf between the US and Europe when it comes to tech success stories.

From TheJournal.ie The CEO of a billion-dollar startup who quit for his family is back working in Silicon Valley Still In Business

The CEO of a billion-dollar startup who quit for his family is back working in Silicon Valley

Max Schireson made headlines with his decision last year – but he’s making a comeback.

From TheJournal.ie A head of diversity is the new must-have position at tech companies Recruitment

A head of diversity is the new must-have position at tech companies

The spotlight and the magnifying glass have…

From TheJournal.ie An Irish DIY startup just got the attention of Silicon Valley Nailed It

An Irish DIY startup just got the attention of Silicon Valley

BonzaQuote has won a place in a top startup programme.

From TheJournal.ie The most expensive homes for sale in Silicon Valley right now Salubrious

The most expensive homes for sale in Silicon Valley right now

Tech millionaires do alright for themselves.

From TheJournal.ie One of the world's top tech companies is giving staff 'unlimited' parental leave Baby Steps

One of the world's top tech companies is giving staff 'unlimited' parental leave

Netflix said it made the move to hold onto its best talent.

From TheJournal.ie Twitter share drop: It may be evolving, but not fast enough and nothing like Facebook Silicon Valley

Twitter share drop: It may be evolving, but not fast enough and nothing like Facebook

Analysts say investors want to see more rapid change at the social network.

You're not watching Silicon Valley? Why the hell not?

Series comes to Sky Atlantic on July 16th.

From TheJournal.ie Enda is jetting off to sunny California to woo investors and secure jobs West Coast

Enda is jetting off to sunny California to woo investors and secure jobs

The Taoiseach will be visiting several companies in both San Francisco and Silicon Valley.

From TheJournal.ie Aer Lingus targets tech companies with San Francisco route Taking Flight

Aer Lingus targets tech companies with San Francisco route

The new route aims to bring Irish subsidiaries closer to Silicon Valley parent companies.

From TheJournal.ie Silicon Valley has a homelessness problem...and here are the photos to prove it Photojournalism

Silicon Valley has a homelessness problem...and here are the photos to prove it

San Francisco landlords are using a legal loophole to evict longtime residents. They served 1,977 eviction notices in the past year.

From TheJournal.ie ‘Well-known’ billionaire buys record-breaking €144 million life insurance policy Show Me The Money

‘Well-known’ billionaire buys record-breaking €144 million life insurance policy

The payout more than doubles the previous world record, sold in 1990.

From TheJournal.ie Want to live beside Zuckerberg? Here are 15 very expensive pads for sale nearby Property Porn This post contains images

Want to live beside Zuckerberg? Here are 15 very expensive pads for sale nearby

Unsurprisingly, Palo Alto dominates the list.

From TheJournal.ie Photos: This is what it’s like to be homeless in Silicon Valley California

Photos: This is what it’s like to be homeless in Silicon Valley

Despite being one of the richest areas in America, the number of homeless in Silicon Valley has risen by 7% over the past two years.

From TheJournal.ie Photos: One of the largest houses in America is up for sale for €29.5 million Property Porn This post contains images
From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach visiting Silicon Valley, San Francisco and Seattle as US trip continues Westside

Taoiseach visiting Silicon Valley, San Francisco and Seattle as US trip continues

The west coast trip is part of his St Patrick’s Day programme.

VIDEO: How Google's offices looked back in 1999 Living The Dream This post contains videos

VIDEO: How Google's offices looked back in 1999

Through the eyes of an 11-year-old boy.

From TheJournal.ie Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

From TheJournal.ie Fugitive McAfee seeks asylum in Guatemala McAfee

Fugitive McAfee seeks asylum in Guatemala

McAfee, 67, has been identified as a “person of interest” in the killing of his neighbour in Belize.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Why does a tech startup succeed? Here’s the recipe… Opinion

Column: Why does a tech startup succeed? Here’s the recipe…

Did you know the most promising startup founders in the US are from Limerick? John Gleeson looks at what we can learn from them.

From TheJournal.ie Bruton announces €60m round of venture capital funding Venture Capital

Bruton announces €60m round of venture capital funding

The minister says the aim is to bring new investment and experience to Ireland to generate employment.

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

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