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From TheJournal.ie WATCH: Life-enhancing cubes, Facebook for pets, and more Web Summit start-ups Technology

WATCH: Life-enhancing cubes, Facebook for pets, and more Web Summit start-ups

We spoke to start-ups at the international conference to see what they had on offer.

From TheJournal.ie Elon Musk's advice to Enda Kenny on fostering Ireland's digital economy Web Summit

Elon Musk's advice to Enda Kenny on fostering Ireland's digital economy

His three top tips: Encourage engineering courses in university, support start-ups better, develop talent.

From TheJournal.ie AOL chief issues battle cry at Web Summit Web Summit

AOL chief issues battle cry at Web Summit

“AOL missed the marketplace,” admits Tim Armstrong in Dublin but shares the lessons the company has learned.

From TheJournal.ie Create-your-own-video-ad company wins start-up award Web Summit

Create-your-own-video-ad company wins start-up award

Viddyad praised for originality and potential by judges at ESB Spark of Genius award during Web Summit.

From TheJournal.ie This is what the Nasdaq bell ringing in Dublin looks like Web Summit

This is what the Nasdaq bell ringing in Dublin looks like

Taoiseach Enda Kenny became the first person to ever ring the opening bell in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Tech leaders gather for start of Dublin Web Summit Web Summit

Tech leaders gather for start of Dublin Web Summit

A total of 10,000 people will be in attendance with venture capitalists looking to invest.

From TheJournal.ie The best astronomy apps for amateur stargazers Heavenly Bodies

The best astronomy apps for amateur stargazers

If you want to decipher the skies, these 11 apps are worth a look.

From TheJournal.ie Where are the kings of 1990s dot-com bubble now? Dotcom Bubble

Where are the kings of 1990s dot-com bubble now?

Some are doing better than expected – some are working for the company they once could have bought at a bargain.

From TheJournal.ie The 10 simplest brands in the world... Consumers

The 10 simplest brands in the world...

…And why that simplicity is one factor in their success.

8 things you always wish would hurry up

Come on, come ON.

From TheJournal.ie Apple sends event invites amid rumours of iPad update Gadgets

Apple sends event invites amid rumours of iPad update

“We still have a lot to cover,” said the tech firm.

From TheJournal.ie From 1900 to 2013: The evolution of outer space on the big screen Final Frontier

From 1900 to 2013: The evolution of outer space on the big screen

From a man on the moon to space wonderlust, black holes and incredible aliens.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Why are so few computer science graduates getting jobs? Opinion

Column: Why are so few computer science graduates getting jobs?

The Government and higher education system could be nurturing our potential world-changers much more effectively, writes Paddy Cosgrave.

From TheJournal.ie This woman says she’s voice of Siri – and a voice expert agrees She Told You

This woman says she’s voice of Siri – and a voice expert agrees

Susan Bennett who spent a month in a recording studio in July 2005 – but didn’t know what her voice would be used for.

From TheJournal.ie Intel chooses Ireland to design new micro chip Kildare

Intel chooses Ireland to design new micro chip

The Quark SoC X1000 and the Galileo board were both designed at the company’s plant in Leixlip in Co Kildare.

From TheJournal.ie 75 new jobs announced in Irish tech firm Jobswatch

75 new jobs announced in Irish tech firm

The company started in a two-person office in Dublin in 1997 and now has over 400 employees worldwide.

From TheJournal.ie Call for tech companies to enter €25,000 competition Seed Capital

Call for tech companies to enter €25,000 competition

Entries for the ESB Spark of Genius competition have been extended to Wednesday, with tech start-ups eligible to win the prize.

From TheJournal.ie Why do people wait in line forever just to buy an iPhone? Whyowhy

Why do people wait in line forever just to buy an iPhone?

This great short film stays up all night to ask that question. “I think you have to be a little crazy to wait in line.”

From TheJournal.ie Struggling BlackBerry sold for $4.7 billion Berry Good

Struggling BlackBerry sold for $4.7 billion

The move comes three days after BlackBerry announced it was laying off 40 per cent of its workforce.

From TheJournal.ie Nintendo launches 3DS successor...minus the 3D Gaming

Nintendo launches 3DS successor...minus the 3D

Nintendo has taken a step backwards in order to come forwards, scrapping the 3D function on its handheld system.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Irish regulators will soon be at the forefront of questions about data protection Opinion

Column: Irish regulators will soon be at the forefront of questions about data protection

Global tech firms in Ireland bring responsibilities as well as benefits; Facebook’s base in Dublin means Irish regulators will be the forefront of new questions surrounding privacy and data protection, writes Dan Hayden.

From TheJournal.ie Surge in number of women seeking start-up funding Enterprise Ireland

Surge in number of women seeking start-up funding

Enterprise Ireland has just released its latest funding initiative as part of a drive to boost the number of high potential start-ups being led by women.

From TheJournal.ie New iPhone could be gold, scratch resistant and have a fingerprint scanner Apple

New iPhone could be gold, scratch resistant and have a fingerprint scanner

Apple is reported to be releasing two new iPhones in September – the iPhone 5S and the iPhone 5C.

From TheJournal.ie 13-year-old Waterford programmer in NY Apple Store keynote speech Jordan Casey

13-year-old Waterford programmer in NY Apple Store keynote speech

The young entrepreneur is CEO of his own games company, and started writing code when he was nine.

From TheJournal.ie 6 ways social media can improve your road trip Sponsored By The AA

6 ways social media can improve your road trip

Do you bring along your smartphone when you hit the road?

From TheJournal.ie Open thread: What's on your Christmas tech wishlist? Sponsored By Currys
From TheJournal.ie Eircom pulls the plug on MusicHub Streaming

Eircom pulls the plug on MusicHub

Eircom says the music streaming and download service is “not a core business activity”.

Remember Geocities? Now you can recreate it

Let’s break out the Comic Sans and get our guestbook on.

From TheJournal.ie How some tech companies use numbers to make eye-popping claims Smart Economy

How some tech companies use numbers to make eye-popping claims

We’re not saying there isn’t some basic truth in them but…

From TheJournal.ie Weird Wide Web: Tofu-loving robots, Quantified Selves, and an antisocial network Week In Web

Weird Wide Web: Tofu-loving robots, Quantified Selves, and an antisocial network

All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.

From TheJournal.ie Weird Wide Web: Pizza, glass tweets, and a text pest Week In Web

Weird Wide Web: Pizza, glass tweets, and a text pest

All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.

From TheJournal.ie Microsoft to update Windows 8 in bid to address complaints and confusion Windows 8

Microsoft to update Windows 8 in bid to address complaints and confusion

The changes, part of a software package given the codename “Blue”, won’t be released to consumers and businesses until later this year

From TheJournal.ie Weird Wide Web: Atoms, bad dancing and a very odd shower scene Week In Web

Weird Wide Web: Atoms, bad dancing and a very odd shower scene

All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.

From TheJournal.ie Siri and Google Now on the meaning of life Who To Trust?

Siri and Google Now on the meaning of life

(And other questions the Associated Press threw at them).

From TheJournal.ie The 13-year-old who will make you feel like an underachiever Junior Dragons This post contains videos

The 13-year-old who will make you feel like an underachiever

A junior version of Dragon’s Den will hear from Jordan Casey who has his own gaming company and started coding at age 9.

From TheJournal.ie Creation of 100 new tech jobs announced Jobs

Creation of 100 new tech jobs announced

More than 100 technology-related vacancies across three companies have been announced this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Tech firms should be trying to please women - Microsoft researcher Women In Tech

Tech firms should be trying to please women - Microsoft researcher

Men design for other men, he argues – like the vibrate setting on a phone.

From TheJournal.ie Check out the desks of 13 successful tech people Take Note This post contains images

Check out the desks of 13 successful tech people

Some like their own space, some sit with employees, some stand – and some don’t have a desk at all…

From TheJournal.ie The Irish start-up that went on a 3,000km road trip to success* Road Show This post contains videos

The Irish start-up that went on a 3,000km road trip to success*

Meet the Soundwave guys whose photo travelogue shows how sometimes you have to take the road less travelled – literally – to get stuff done. *(fingers crossed)

From TheJournal.ie Apple apologises to Chinese consumers after 'double standards' criticism China

Apple apologises to Chinese consumers after 'double standards' criticism

State media in China has criticised the company over customer service and returns policies.