Google adopts 15 start-ups in latest intake

Fifteen Irish companies have been selected to participate in the Spring round of Google’s Adopt a Startup Programme. The successful entrants will now have the opportunity to work closely with Google executives and identify how they can more quickly scale their businesses for growth both in Ireland and internationally. Over the course of eight More...

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By James Mackanzie On Friday, May 24th, 2019
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Huawei or the high way

This week Niall and Dusty unpack the latest news behind Huawei’s US ban and ask whether the problems goes way beyond smartphones. We also get an talk about GDPR one year after its introduction with Hayes More...

By James Mackanzie On Friday, May 24th, 2019
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Cyber Ireland launch Cyber Security Cluster

Cyber Ireland launched the Irish Cyber Security Cluster this week and issued a warning that by 2021 cyber crime damage is expected to cost €4.85 trillion annually, 10% of the global economy. This figure comes More...

By James Mackanzie On Friday, May 24th, 2019
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Irish student achieves global success at international science fair

SciFest national champion, Adam Kelly from Skerries Community College, Dublin represented Ireland at Intel ISEF 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona this week where he has claimed the Dudley R. Herschbach SIYSS Award, which More...

By James Mackanzie On Friday, May 24th, 2019
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Amazon’s rumoured wearable device reads your emotions by listening to your voice

Amazon already brings joy to the millions of people who receive its packages, but now it wants to know how you’re feeling during the other 1,400 minutes in your day. Bloomberg reports that Amazon is developing More...

By James Mackanzie On Thursday, May 23rd, 2019
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Tech Excellence Awards 2019 winners announced

Fastrack to Information Technology (FIT) CEO Peter Davitt was recognised with the person of the year award at the 2019 Tech Excellence Awards held last night at the Citywest Hotel in Dublin. Since taking up his More...

By James Mackanzie On Thursday, May 23rd, 2019
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More than 90% of data transactions on IoT devices are unencrypted

A new report that looked at millions of connections from IoT devices present on enterprise networks found that over 40% of them do not encrypt their traffic. This means a large number of such devices are exposed More...

By James Mackanzie On Thursday, May 23rd, 2019
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DPC opens inquiry onto Google Ireland practices

The Data Protection Commissioner has opened a statutory inquiry into Google Ireland Limited looking at the processing of personal data in Ad Exchange. A statement from the DPC said “The purpose of the inquiry More...

By James Mackanzie On Thursday, May 23rd, 2019
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Dublin City Council asks cyclists to See.Sense

Dublin City Council and Smart Dublin is inviting cyclists to take part in an innovative smart cycling project that will connect 800 cyclists across Dublin, Antwerp and Manchester simultaneously. SynchroniCity is More...

By James Mackanzie On Thursday, May 23rd, 2019
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VC funding falls 41% to €197m in first quarter

Venture capital funding to Irish technology firms fell by just over 40% to €196.8 million in the first quarterof 2019 compared to €332 million in the same period last year, according to the Irish Venture Capital More...