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    Netflix shares jump as US subscribers hit with price rise

    Netflix shares jump as US subscribers hit with price rise


    Netflix has raised its prices for US subscribers for the first time since 2017, sending the shares higher as investors anticipate more revenue for the streaming...

    Netflix has raised its prices for US subscribers for the first time since 2017, sending the shares higher as investors anticipate more revenue for the streaming giant.
    Future of sleeping giant IBM remains cloudy, despite move

    Future of sleeping giant IBM remains cloudy, despite move


    One of my favourite characters in literature is Rip Van Winkle, the man who fell asleep and didn't wake up for 20...

    One of my favourite characters in literature is Rip Van Winkle, the man who fell asleep and didn't wake up for 20 years.
    Ding out to ring up lucrative French deal

    Ding out to ring up lucrative French deal


    Irish global phone credit company Ding is eyeing up 70,000 French retailers as part of the next phase of a new European partnership...

    Irish global phone credit company Ding is eyeing up 70,000 French retailers as part of the next phase of a new European partnership agreement.
    Michael Dell gets $12bn richer with markets break

    Michael Dell gets $12bn richer with markets break


    Michael Dell's return to the public markets after a protracted absence has helped make him $12bn (€10.45bn) wealthier. The man who became famous selling computers more cheaply over a newish thing called the internet retreated from Wall Street's glare...

    Michael Dell's return to the public markets after a protracted absence has helped make him $12bn (€10.45bn) wealthier. The man who became famous selling computers more cheaply over a newish thing called the internet retreated from Wall Street's glare in 2013, delisting a company in which he held a stake of just $3.8bn as sales of personal computers sagged.
    Steve Dempsey: 'Publishers not too posh to push'

    Steve Dempsey: 'Publishers not too posh to push'


    When your phone buzzes with a push notification from a news app, what do you do? Read and instantly forget? Open the report and read with interest? Or pass it off as more noise from a constantly-buzzing...

    When your phone buzzes with a push notification from a news app, what do you do? Read and instantly forget? Open the report and read with interest? Or pass it off as more noise from a constantly-buzzing device?

    Adrian Weckler: 'For this enthusiast 8K televisions are a case of hype over substance'


    Oh dear. What was the standout product from the biggest tech conference in the world last week? A dud. Plain and simple. The industry is trying to sell us magic beans. So do yourself and your wallet a favour: don't fall for the '8K' telly...

    Oh dear. What was the standout product from the biggest tech conference in the world last week? A dud. Plain and simple. The industry is trying to sell us magic beans. So do yourself and your wallet a favour: don't fall for the '8K' telly spin.

    Our technology editor tackles your trickiest tech problems


    Question: My mother lives alone in the countryside. For quite some time, she has been experiencing issues with someone interfering with items outside. My family and I have tried various security cameras but they are not user-friendly and by the time we...

    Question: My mother lives alone in the countryside. For quite some time, she has been experiencing issues with someone interfering with items outside. My family and I have tried various security cameras but they are not user-friendly and by the time we attempt to look back at footage from the previous week, it's an onerous task. Can you recommend a system that is not overly expensive and is very user-friendly? Perhaps myself and my siblings could connect it to our phones? There are lots of entry points into the yard so it's also challenging to have enough cameras to catch all angles.

    Bose wants to use its noise-cancelling technology in cars


    Bose wants to use the noise-cancelling technology found in its headphones to block out sounds from outside...

    Bose wants to use the noise-cancelling technology found in its headphones to block out sounds from outside cars.

    Apple 'ordered 10pc cut in latest iPhone production'


    Apple has told suppliers to cut production of its latest iPhones by about 10pc over the coming quarter, again trimming its own projections for output of its flagship...

    Apple has told suppliers to cut production of its latest iPhones by about 10pc over the coming quarter, again trimming its own projections for output of its flagship device.

    As cryptocurrencies reel, blockchain moves into position for 2019


    A year ago, Bitcoin was trading at €16,000. Today, it's €3,600. So was it all just a bubble? Yes, say some. No, say others. "Demand has fallen, no question," says Peter Nagle, the co-founder of the Cork-based cryptocurrency exchange...

    A year ago, Bitcoin was trading at €16,000. Today, it's €3,600. So was it all just a bubble? Yes, say some. No, say others. "Demand has fallen, no question," says Peter Nagle, the co-founder of the Cork-based cryptocurrency exchange Bitcove.ie.
    Communication software firm Poppulo lands €30m in funding

    Communication software firm Poppulo lands €30m in funding


    A home-grown communications software company that employs 163 people in Cork has announced a €30m funding round from a US-based investment...

    A home-grown communications software company that employs 163 people in Cork has announced a €30m funding round from a US-based investment firm.

    'China's Apple' Xiaomi lifts share-trade ban


    Many Xiaomi investors, who could only watch as the stock shed $14bn in market value, are now able to join in on the selling after a lockup period expired...

    Many Xiaomi investors, who could only watch as the stock shed $14bn in market value, are now able to join in on the selling after a lockup period expired yesterday.

    Richard Curran: 'Apple's billions could roll in if tax-appeal case was dropped'


    Ireland's modest €100m Exchequer surplus for last year could be a drop in the ocean to a 2019 surplus if Apple decided to drop its European Court appeal on a €13bn European Commission illegal state aid...

    Ireland's modest €100m Exchequer surplus for last year could be a drop in the ocean to a 2019 surplus if Apple decided to drop its European Court appeal on a €13bn European Commission illegal state aid ruling.

    BlackRock equity chief backing tech


    BlackRock is still bullish on tech stocks. While many investors have identified challenges in the sector after a lacklustre 2018 that saw the Nasdaq Composite Index's first annual decline in seven years, the world's largest money manager is staying the...

    BlackRock is still bullish on tech stocks. While many investors have identified challenges in the sector after a lacklustre 2018 that saw the Nasdaq Composite Index's first annual decline in seven years, the world's largest money manager is staying the course on the long-term trend, according to its chief equity strategist Kate Moore.

    When a rocket ship is dragging your firm into orbit it all fits


    Our big goal for 2019 as a startup is to achieve a product-market fit. You'll be able to follow this diary each week to see how we're doing on that big goal, and in particular, how our product development decisions work...

    Our big goal for 2019 as a startup is to achieve a product-market fit. You'll be able to follow this diary each week to see how we're doing on that big goal, and in particular, how our product development decisions work out.
    Cork media tech firm lands €30m funding windfall

    Cork media tech firm lands €30m funding windfall


    THE Cork-based communications software company Poppulo has announced a €30 million funding round from a US-based investment...

    THE Cork-based communications software company Poppulo has announced a €30 million funding round from a US-based investment firm.
    Two thirds of people fear their data is being sold without consent

    Two thirds of people fear their data is being sold without consent


    Over two thirds of adults in Ireland are concerned their personal data is being sold to third parties without their knowledge or consent, according to a...

    Over two thirds of adults in Ireland are concerned their personal data is being sold to third parties without their knowledge or consent, according to a study.
    Samsung blow as tech slowdown hits demand

    Samsung blow as tech slowdown hits demand


    Samsung's quarterly profit and revenue missed estimates on sputtering demand for memory chips during the last three months of 2018, the same period when Apple saw anaemic sales in...

    Samsung's quarterly profit and revenue missed estimates on sputtering demand for memory chips during the last three months of 2018, the same period when Apple saw anaemic sales in China.

    Tech stocks drive Wall St higher as US-China trade-war talks begin


    US stocks rose yesterday as gains in the technology and consumer discretionary sectors helped extend Friday's rally, with investors focused on the ongoing US-China trade...

    US stocks rose yesterday as gains in the technology and consumer discretionary sectors helped extend Friday's rally, with investors focused on the ongoing US-China trade talks.

    Adrian Weckler: 'No, Apple's iPhone isn't doomed'


    Apple is doomed. Again. Or so one might think reading headlines and hot takes in the past 72 hours. "Apple shares plunge after downgrade shock," screamed the Guardian. "Apple's reign may be over," predicted the Telegraph. "The beginning of the end?"...

    Apple is doomed. Again. Or so one might think reading headlines and hot takes in the past 72 hours. "Apple shares plunge after downgrade shock," screamed the Guardian. "Apple's reign may be over," predicted the Telegraph. "The beginning of the end?" asked ZDNet.

    Apple Inc sneezed this week and global markets caught a cold


    Global markets shuddered last week as Apple's revised revenue warning forced a closer look at the health of the world's second-largest...

    Global markets shuddered last week as Apple's revised revenue warning forced a closer look at the health of the world's second-largest economy.

    Our technology editor tackles your trickiest tech problems


    Question: My son surprised me this Christmas and got me a new smartphone and laptop to help me get online. The phone is a Huawei and the laptop is a HP. While I'm delighted, I'm a bit intimidated as I'm still at a beginner's level when it comes to...

    Question: My son surprised me this Christmas and got me a new smartphone and laptop to help me get online. The phone is a Huawei and the laptop is a HP. While I'm delighted, I'm a bit intimidated as I'm still at a beginner's level when it comes to computers. My son has gone back to Dubai and I'm not sure where to turn. Any advice would really help.

    The Big Tech Show: Reasons why Facebook (probably) isn’t listening through your phone


    It’s arguably the most talked-about tech question of our time – is Facebook listening to your physical conversations to serve you ads? An increasing number of people are convinced that this is the...

    It’s arguably the most talked-about tech question of our time – is Facebook listening to your physical conversations to serve you ads? An increasing number of people are convinced that this is the case.

    Qualcomm enforces ban to halt some Apple iPhone sales in Germany


    US chipmaker Qualcomm took steps to enforce a court order banning the sale of some iPhone models in Germany, a move that will likely see Apple pull those models from its German...

    US chipmaker Qualcomm took steps to enforce a court order banning the sale of some iPhone models in Germany, a move that will likely see Apple pull those models from its German stores.

    Tech guru and Reebok founder back Irish golf app


    REEBOK founder Paul Fireman and US tech entrepreneur Michael Walrath are among the investors in an Irish golf app, the Irish Independent has...

    REEBOK founder Paul Fireman and US tech entrepreneur Michael Walrath are among the investors in an Irish golf app, the Irish Independent has learned.

    Bad Apple results are rotten news for markets


    Apple's first sales warning in nearly 12 years sent European shares sliding yesterday, with the tech sector particularly badly bruised as chipmakers that supply the iPhone maker fell...

    Apple's first sales warning in nearly 12 years sent European shares sliding yesterday, with the tech sector particularly badly bruised as chipmakers that supply the iPhone maker fell sharply.

    Google gets nod to replace touchscreens with gesture technology


    Google may soon replace your phone screen with gesture controls you use in mid-air, like a scene from the film 'Minority...

    Google may soon replace your phone screen with gesture controls you use in mid-air, like a scene from the film 'Minority Report'.
    App users' unaware data being shared with Facebook

    App users' unaware data being shared with Facebook


    Some popular smartphone apps are sending users' data to Facebook, even when app users don't have a Facebook...

    Some popular smartphone apps are sending users' data to Facebook, even when app users don't have a Facebook account.

    Celebrities' Twitter accounts hijacked in text security flaw


    Twitter accounts belonging to celebrities including Louis Theroux and Eamonn Holmes were hacked to expose a security flaw on the social...

    Twitter accounts belonging to celebrities including Louis Theroux and Eamonn Holmes were hacked to expose a security flaw on the social network.

    Ask Adrian: Our technology editor tackles your trickiest tech problems


    Question: Help! I still haven't gotten my son anything for his New Year's Day birthday. He's coming home for a week from Australia to spend time with us and I'd love to get him something nice. I was thinking of something techie but haven't the faintest...

    Question: Help! I still haven't gotten my son anything for his New Year's Day birthday. He's coming home for a week from Australia to spend time with us and I'd love to get him something nice. I was thinking of something techie but haven't the faintest idea about what is a good 'general' present in the tech space. I know it's last minute, but any idea? I'm not loaded!

    Adrian Weckler: Eight tech trends to watch out for in 2019


    From Facebook's ageing profile to the rise of electric scooters, technology editor Adrian Weckler predicts the tech trends to watch out for in...

    From Facebook's ageing profile to the rise of electric scooters, technology editor Adrian Weckler predicts the tech trends to watch out for in 2019.

    The Big Tech Show: Destruction and rebirth: what to expect in 2019


    From the demise of Facebook among younger people to the death of DSLR cameras and Amazon’s destruction of high street retail, Adrian looks at what to expect in the year...

    From the demise of Facebook among younger people to the death of DSLR cameras and Amazon’s destruction of high street retail, Adrian looks at what to expect in the year ahead.

    Instagram apologises after horizontal scrolling update largely met with backlash


    Instagram has pulled a new way for users to scroll through their feed horizontally after it accidentally rolled out the test to a wider number of people than it had...

    Instagram has pulled a new way for users to scroll through their feed horizontally after it accidentally rolled out the test to a wider number of people than it had intended.

    New drone or smartphone? How to get started with all those gadget gifts you got from Santa


    So you got a shiny new gadget for Christmas, but you're no tech expert and your savvy niece who knows how to set these things up has gone home. What do you do now? From switching contacts on your old phone to setting up a new smart speaker or wireless...

    So you got a shiny new gadget for Christmas, but you're no tech expert and your savvy niece who knows how to set these things up has gone home. What do you do now? From switching contacts on your old phone to setting up a new smart speaker or wireless headphones, here are some tips on your first steps with five common Christmas tech gifts.

    Google says EU rules will force it to cut news services


    Google has claimed it will be forced to slash the range of news thrown up by its search engine if European rules to protect copyright owners come into...

    Google has claimed it will be forced to slash the range of news thrown up by its search engine if European rules to protect copyright owners come into force.
    Israeli shares plunge on Perrigo's shock Irish tax assessment

    Israeli shares plunge on Perrigo's shock Irish tax assessment


    Drug maker Perrigo's Irish tax bill helped push Israel's main stock index to its biggest decrease in more than seven years...

    Drug maker Perrigo's Irish tax bill helped push Israel's main stock index to its biggest decrease in more than seven years yesterday.
    Pointy to expand after hitting key US retail milestone

    Pointy to expand after hitting key US retail milestone


    Dublin retail technology startup Pointy plans to hire more staff and expand further after it reached a milestone of being adopted by 1pc of all retailers in the...

    Dublin retail technology startup Pointy plans to hire more staff and expand further after it reached a milestone of being adopted by 1pc of all retailers in the US.

    iDyslexic goes live ahead of crowdfunding


    Tech investor Brendan Morrissey has gone live with a new social media network for children with dyslexia and ADHD and is planning a crowdfunding round for the app early in the New...

    Tech investor Brendan Morrissey has gone live with a new social media network for children with dyslexia and ADHD and is planning a crowdfunding round for the app early in the New Year.

    The Big Tech Show: All the news that’s fit to hear


    Is audio a missed opportunity for newspapers? A bold young Irish startup, NOA, has struck deals with publishers such as Bloomberg, the New York Times and the FT to create a new audio news service from those publications’ daily news...

    Is audio a missed opportunity for newspapers? A bold young Irish startup, NOA, has struck deals with publishers such as Bloomberg, the New York Times and the FT to create a new audio news service from those publications’ daily news stories.
    Explainer: How serious is a drone collision with an aircraft?

    Explainer: How serious is a drone collision with an aircraft?


    Birds colliding with aircraft have long been a known threat but rogue drones are increasingly becoming a bigger cause of concern in...

    Birds colliding with aircraft have long been a known threat but rogue drones are increasingly becoming a bigger cause of concern in aviation.
    Facebook gave big tech firms access to users' messages

    Facebook gave big tech firms access to users' messages


    The office of the Irish data protection commissioner (DPC) is "assessing" whether to take action on the latest Facebook data privacy controversy, where other apps were allowed to get access to users' personal...

    The office of the Irish data protection commissioner (DPC) is "assessing" whether to take action on the latest Facebook data privacy controversy, where other apps were allowed to get access to users' personal messages.

    Surface to Air: how Microsoft took on Apple and won


    Among all of the controversies and technological advances that occurred in 2018, an interesting thing happened: Microsoft overtook Apple as the world's most valuable...

    Among all of the controversies and technological advances that occurred in 2018, an interesting thing happened: Microsoft overtook Apple as the world's most valuable company.

    Smartwatches


    Those looking for a last-minute Christmas gift might consider a smartwatch. But which one? Apple? Samsung? Or a health device such as a Garmin or a Fitbit? Adrian Weckler has tested four of the best on the...

    Those looking for a last-minute Christmas gift might consider a smartwatch. But which one? Apple? Samsung? Or a health device such as a Garmin or a Fitbit? Adrian Weckler has tested four of the best on the market.

    Richard Rodger: 'My startups (and downs) of what's been an educational 12 months'


    The purpose of this diary is to document our decisions as a startup. There's not much point doing that if we don't review them afterwards. So how did we do in 2018? Did voxgig make good decisions? Let's break things down by functional area to see how we...

    The purpose of this diary is to document our decisions as a startup. There's not much point doing that if we don't review them afterwards. So how did we do in 2018? Did voxgig make good decisions? Let's break things down by functional area to see how we did.

    Irish businesses warned mobile websites are too slow


    Irish businesses have been warned their mobile websites are too slow, potentially costing them smartphone shoppers'...

    Irish businesses have been warned their mobile websites are too slow, potentially costing them smartphone shoppers' money.
    Tech firms could pose major threat to banks

    Tech firms could pose major threat to banks


    Amazon, Google and other Big Tech companies could compete with banks in basic products and undermine their ability to offer free accounts, according to Britain's financial...

    Amazon, Google and other Big Tech companies could compete with banks in basic products and undermine their ability to offer free accounts, according to Britain's financial watchdog.

    Draper Esprit invests further $12m in tech company Graphcore


    Draper Esprit has invested a further $12m (€10.5m) in Graphcore as part of a $200m (€176m) series D funding...

    Draper Esprit has invested a further $12m (€10.5m) in Graphcore as part of a $200m (€176m) series D funding round.
    McCourt sells stake in Enet to State-backed investor

    McCourt sells stake in Enet to State-backed investor


    David McCourt, the businessman whose dinners with former Communications Minister Denis Naughten caused controversy over the National Broadband Plan, has sold his stake in broadband firm Enet to a State-backed...

    David McCourt, the businessman whose dinners with former Communications Minister Denis Naughten caused controversy over the National Broadband Plan, has sold his stake in broadband firm Enet to a State-backed investor.

    Adrian Weckler: 'Why Amazon is crushing shops'


    Last month, I signed up to Amazon Prime. For those unaware of what this is, it gives you two things: access to films and television shows (in a similar way to Netflix) and free, faster delivery for things you buy from the giant online...

    Last month, I signed up to Amazon Prime. For those unaware of what this is, it gives you two things: access to films and television shows (in a similar way to Netflix) and free, faster delivery for things you buy from the giant online retailer.

    Our technology editor tackles your trickiest tech problem


    Question: I read your review of headphones last month. I thought about getting a pair for my daughter as a present. I was leaning towards Sennheiser's HDR 450, but it appears that this isn't ideal for Apple products - other reviews say that because it...

    Question: I read your review of headphones last month. I thought about getting a pair for my daughter as a present. I was leaning towards Sennheiser's HDR 450, but it appears that this isn't ideal for Apple products - other reviews say that because it doesn't support Apple's AAC codec, it will always fall back to the SBC codec, said to be lower quality. What else would you recommend? - Margaret Connell

    Facebook 'faces big new data breach fine'


    Facebook is potentially facing huge fines as Ireland's data protection commissioner announced a fresh investigation into the social media...

    Facebook is potentially facing huge fines as Ireland's data protection commissioner announced a fresh investigation into the social media giant.
    Now most children aged eight have their own 'smart' device

    Now most children aged eight have their own 'smart' device


    The majority of eight and nine year olds now own at least one smart electronic device, giving them access to the online world and potential contact with...

    The majority of eight and nine year olds now own at least one smart electronic device, giving them access to the online world and potential contact with strangers.
    The Big Tech Show: Look at all these gadgets

    The Big Tech Show: Look at all these gadgets


    Phones, smartwatches, hifi, tablets, laptops – Adrian goes through some of the best tech to get over Christmas and recaps on what has impressed during the...

    Phones, smartwatches, hifi, tablets, laptops – Adrian goes through some of the best tech to get over Christmas and recaps on what has impressed during the year.
    Draper Esprit leads $40m investment in mobile software platform

    Draper Esprit leads $40m investment in mobile software platform


    Draper Esprit is leading a $40m (€35m) investment in Finalcad, a building, infrastructure and construction mobile software...

    Draper Esprit is leading a $40m (€35m) investment in Finalcad, a building, infrastructure and construction mobile software platform.
    Vodafone begins rural trials of 5G broadband

    Vodafone begins rural trials of 5G broadband


    The country's biggest mobile operator, Vodafone, is to begin trials for rural 5G...

    The country's biggest mobile operator, Vodafone, is to begin trials for rural 5G broadband.
    Looking for a decent smartwatch? Adrian Weckler has the top four

    Looking for a decent smartwatch? Adrian Weckler has the top four


    Looking for a decent smartwatch? Heading into 2019, technology editor Adrian Weckler picks four of the best you can buy, from do-all devices to fitness-specific...

    Looking for a decent smartwatch? Heading into 2019, technology editor Adrian Weckler picks four of the best you can buy, from do-all devices to fitness-specific models.
    Dell wins shareholder vote to return to public markets

    Dell wins shareholder vote to return to public markets


    Dell has won a shareholder vote to return to public markets, putting founder Michael Dell on the winning side of a transformative transaction that polarised investors for the second time in five...

    Dell has won a shareholder vote to return to public markets, putting founder Michael Dell on the winning side of a transformative transaction that polarised investors for the second time in five years.
    Eir to pay €3m to settle High Court Comreg case

    Eir to pay €3m to settle High Court Comreg case


    Eir will pay €3m to settle a High Court case brought by Ireland’s telecoms regulator, Comreg, about a lack of proper controls between the company’s various...

    Eir will pay €3m to settle a High Court case brought by Ireland’s telecoms regulator, Comreg, about a lack of proper controls between the company’s various divisions.
    Irish firms struggle with digital transformation to meet customer demands - new index

    Irish firms struggle with digital transformation to meet customer demands - new index


    A quarter of Irish businesses will struggle in terms of digital transformation in meeting evolving customer demands within five years, a newly launched index has...

    A quarter of Irish businesses will struggle in terms of digital transformation in meeting evolving customer demands within five years, a newly launched index has shown.

    EU's Vestager may investigate Apple Pay if there are formal complaints


    EU regulators looked into Apple's mobile payment service and found it was not market dominant but they could review it again if they receive formal complaints, Europe's antitrust chief said on...

    EU regulators looked into Apple's mobile payment service and found it was not market dominant but they could review it again if they receive formal complaints, Europe's antitrust chief said on Monday.
    27 projects to share €75m as State bets on 'disruptive' tech

    27 projects to share €75m as State bets on 'disruptive' tech


    Some 27 projects in high tech, health and food will be told that they are sharing €75m in direct Government funding today in what is being described as a State bet on 'disruptive'...

    Some 27 projects in high tech, health and food will be told that they are sharing €75m in direct Government funding today in what is being described as a State bet on 'disruptive' technologies.

    Adrian Weckler: 'Why the US is targeting Huawei'


    Does the arrest of senior Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou mean we should start worrying about using that company's networks? This is what the US wants us to believe. But we might be cautious about following its...

    Does the arrest of senior Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou mean we should start worrying about using that company's networks? This is what the US wants us to believe. But we might be cautious about following its guidance.

    Ask Adrian: Our technology editor tackles your trickiest tech problem


    Question: I want to get a speaker for the house, but I'm baffled by the choice. Do I need to get a wireless one? It needs to work with my phone because that's where I now play music...

    Question: I want to get a speaker for the house, but I'm baffled by the choice. Do I need to get a wireless one? It needs to work with my phone because that's where I now play music from.
    Ivan Yates: 'Time to pull the plug on broadband debacle'

    Ivan Yates: 'Time to pull the plug on broadband debacle'


    You've heard of Murphy's Law - what can go wrong, will go wrong. But perhaps you haven't heard of O'Toole's Law - Murphy was an optimist. The National Broadband Plan (NBP) has operated under O'Toole's Law. Since 2012, every setback that could scupper...

    You've heard of Murphy's Law - what can go wrong, will go wrong. But perhaps you haven't heard of O'Toole's Law - Murphy was an optimist. The National Broadband Plan (NBP) has operated under O'Toole's Law. Since 2012, every setback that could scupper provision of nationwide rural broadband has contrived to bedevil successive governments' false dawns.
    The dial-up user's guide to €1bn plan for high-speed fibre

    The dial-up user's guide to €1bn plan for high-speed fibre


    Q. What is the National Broadband Plan (NBP)? A. It's a Government scheme to invest over €1bn in laying new fibre broadband lines to large chunks of the country that ordinary broadband operators won't...

    Q. What is the National Broadband Plan (NBP)? A. It's a Government scheme to invest over €1bn in laying new fibre broadband lines to large chunks of the country that ordinary broadband operators won't serve.
    Fixing the major and costly mess of digital divide is our Brexit

    Fixing the major and costly mess of digital divide is our Brexit


    Broadband is our version of Brexit. It's a major mess and will cost billions to fix - but we have to accept the deal on the table or live with the 'dark-age' consequences of no...

    Broadband is our version of Brexit. It's a major mess and will cost billions to fix - but we have to accept the deal on the table or live with the 'dark-age' consequences of no deal.

    If scheme goes ahead, first homes could be connected by late 2019


    While pundits, politicians and rival telecoms firms lobby for their preferred outcome, a million people in Ireland's broadband dead zones are asking one thing - when will we get clarity on an outcome, one way or the...

    While pundits, politicians and rival telecoms firms lobby for their preferred outcome, a million people in Ireland's broadband dead zones are asking one thing - when will we get clarity on an outcome, one way or the other?

    The Big Tech Show: Are male founders better bullsh***ers than female ones?


    All the statistics show that when it comes to VC cash, men get almost all of it. In fact, they snag way more than the percentage of startups they solely...

    All the statistics show that when it comes to VC cash, men get almost all of it. In fact, they snag way more than the percentage of startups they solely found.

    Food-order startup raises €5m in funding


    An Irish startup that aims to take on food-ordering giants such as JustEat has raised almost €5m in...

    An Irish startup that aims to take on food-ordering giants such as JustEat has raised almost €5m in funding.

    Facebook CEO backed sharing customer data despite second thoughts –documents


    Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg questioned the business case for giving millions of outside software developers wide access to customer data before endorsing the practice in 2012, according to internal emails published on...

    Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg questioned the business case for giving millions of outside software developers wide access to customer data before endorsing the practice in 2012, according to internal emails published on Wednesday.

    Tech firm takes on Revenue in €43m tax fight


    US computer-chip maker Analog Devices, a major employer across Limerick and Cork, is fighting Revenue over a €43m tax...

    US computer-chip maker Analog Devices, a major employer across Limerick and Cork, is fighting Revenue over a €43m tax bill.