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    The Big Tech Show: The new iPhone — an exercise in Xs?


    With almost two weeks of rigorous testing under his belt, Adrian Weckler assesses the iPhone Xs and Xs...

    With almost two weeks of rigorous testing under his belt, Adrian Weckler assesses the iPhone Xs and Xs Max.
    Dublin Information Sec 2018 schedule: speakers and times for cyber security conference October 15, RDS

    Dublin Information Sec 2018 schedule: speakers and times for cyber security conference October 15, RDS


    Cyber proof your business at the cyber security event of the year. Join speakers like Mikko Hypponen, a world-wide authority on computer security and privacy issues and Jenny Radcliffe, Hunter at Channel 4’s hit series Hunted aka the 'people...

    Cyber proof your business at the cyber security event of the year. Join speakers like Mikko Hypponen, a world-wide authority on computer security and privacy issues and Jenny Radcliffe, Hunter at Channel 4’s hit series Hunted aka the 'people hacker'.
    Cork aquaculture summit

    Cork aquaculture summit


    Agtech, analytics, and artificial intelligence are among the technologies being used by startups from the UK, Chile, India, Canada, and the US, who arrived in Cork this week to begin Ireland's first accelerator programme for...

    Agtech, analytics, and artificial intelligence are among the technologies being used by startups from the UK, Chile, India, Canada, and the US, who arrived in Cork this week to begin Ireland's first accelerator programme for aquaculture.

    Ireland's data centres are the front line in the war against cybercrime


    Adrian Weckler [AW]: You've pointed out that some exploits which end up in the wild are actually created by security agencies like the NSA. Do you think that's common for security agencies to do...

    Adrian Weckler [AW]: You've pointed out that some exploits which end up in the wild are actually created by security agencies like the NSA. Do you think that's common for security agencies to do this?

    Germany mulls fund to fend off Chinese tech takeovers


    The German government is taking steps to counter a surge in Chinese bids for stakes in German technology companies, including the creation of a billion-euro fund that could rescue such firms in financial trouble, a government source has told...

    The German government is taking steps to counter a surge in Chinese bids for stakes in German technology companies, including the creation of a billion-euro fund that could rescue such firms in financial trouble, a government source has told Reuters.

    State collects €13bn Apple tax bill - plus interest


    Apple has deposited €14.3bn into an escrow fund, representing the completion of the full recovery of alleged State...

    Apple has deposited €14.3bn into an escrow fund, representing the completion of the full recovery of alleged State aid.

    SpaceX: Japanese billionaire - fashion guru Yusaku Maezawa - to be first private moon flight passenger


    Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa has said that he plans to blast off on the first-ever private commercial trip around the moon and will invite six to eight artists, architects, designers and other creative people on the week-long...

    Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa has said that he plans to blast off on the first-ever private commercial trip around the moon and will invite six to eight artists, architects, designers and other creative people on the week-long journey.
    WATCH: Is this the most powerful iPhone ever? A review of the Xs and Xs Max

    WATCH: Is this the most powerful iPhone ever? A review of the Xs and Xs Max


    Apple says that it’s the most powerful iPhone ever. But with its new 6.5-inch display, it looks like nothing can stop the iPhone Xs Max from becoming even more of a substitute for your television and your...

    Apple says that it’s the most powerful iPhone ever. But with its new 6.5-inch display, it looks like nothing can stop the iPhone Xs Max from becoming even more of a substitute for your television and your camera.

    Roaming still has a way to go


    Thought we'd fixed mobile roaming? Not quite. While it has largely been sorted out in the EU, new reports suggest it may return after...

    Thought we'd fixed mobile roaming? Not quite. While it has largely been sorted out in the EU, new reports suggest it may return after Brexit.
    Telecom towers investor Cignal ups financing to €65m

    Telecom towers investor Cignal ups financing to €65m


    Telecommunications infrastructure provider Cignal has refinanced and expanded a debt facility to €65m, giving it headroom to invest in new telecoms and broadband communications...

    Telecommunications infrastructure provider Cignal has refinanced and expanded a debt facility to €65m, giving it headroom to invest in new telecoms and broadband communications towers.

    Cyber attacks cost German industry €43bn - study


    Two thirds of Germany's manufacturers have been hit by cyber-crime attacks, costing industry in Europe's largest economy some €43bn, according to a survey published by Germany's IT sector association on...

    Two thirds of Germany's manufacturers have been hit by cyber-crime attacks, costing industry in Europe's largest economy some €43bn, according to a survey published by Germany's IT sector association on Thursday.
    Technology giants face payouts to media firms in EU copyright battle

    Technology giants face payouts to media firms in EU copyright battle


    Technology firms such as Facebook would have to share more of their revenue with the publishers of content used online under a shake-up of copyright...

    Technology firms such as Facebook would have to share more of their revenue with the publishers of content used online under a shake-up of copyright rules.

    Smells like team spirit: how techies may yet thaw their frosty neighbours


    In Seattle, the locals don't like newcomers very much. It was ever thus, from the Yukon gold rushes to its 20th century development as the financial centre of the Pacific...

    In Seattle, the locals don't like newcomers very much. It was ever thus, from the Yukon gold rushes to its 20th century development as the financial centre of the Pacific Northwest.

    Clearing the decks: how to prepare a persuasive pitch to investors


    We're raising money! Yes, it's that point in the life of every startup where you need external investors to take things to the next level. I've used my own resources from a previous exit to fund things to date. It would be unfair to call it...

    We're raising money! Yes, it's that point in the life of every startup where you need external investors to take things to the next level. I've used my own resources from a previous exit to fund things to date. It would be unfair to call it bootstrapping, as we are fairly substantial team of about 10 staff in total between employees and contractors.

    Telecoms watchdog ready to roll out vital broadband verdict


    Ireland's telecoms industry is entering its most critical period of change since the Government privatised Telecom Eireann 20 years ago. Seminal issues include radical plans from Eir's new owner to overhaul its network, the future of landline competition...

    Ireland's telecoms industry is entering its most critical period of change since the Government privatised Telecom Eireann 20 years ago. Seminal issues include radical plans from Eir's new owner to overhaul its network, the future of landline competition and an unprecedented, State-backed rural broadband rollout to 540,000 Irish homes and businesses.

    Online firms face EU fine if extremist posts stay up over an hour


    The European Union's chief executive on Wednesday proposed fining Google, Facebook, Twitter and other online platforms if they fail to remove extremist content within one...

    The European Union's chief executive on Wednesday proposed fining Google, Facebook, Twitter and other online platforms if they fail to remove extremist content within one hour.

    Dublin Information Sec: Managing data breaches in a GDPR world


    Among the many changes the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) introduced, and one of the biggest concerns for many organisations, is the requirement for mandatory reporting relating to a data...

    Among the many changes the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) introduced, and one of the biggest concerns for many organisations, is the requirement for mandatory reporting relating to a data breach.

    Cryptocurrency collapse wipes $640bn off notional valuations


    The cryptocurrency market plumbed a fresh 10-month low yesterday as Bitcoin's biggest rival tumbled and US regulators suspended trading in two securities linked to digital...

    The cryptocurrency market plumbed a fresh 10-month low yesterday as Bitcoin's biggest rival tumbled and US regulators suspended trading in two securities linked to digital assets.

    Demand for cyberattack cover to soar, say insurance chiefs


    Most Irish businesses will have cyber insurance in place within five years, an overwhelming majority of insurance industry leaders...

    Most Irish businesses will have cyber insurance in place within five years, an overwhelming majority of insurance industry leaders believe.

    Bitcoin rises above $6,300 as New York approves dollar-linked digital currencies


    Bitcoin briefly climbed above $6,300 on Monday after New York state's Department of Financial Services approved Gemini Trust Company's and Paxos Trust Company's dollar-linked digital currencies, the first stablecoins to get the nod from the...

    Bitcoin briefly climbed above $6,300 on Monday after New York state's Department of Financial Services approved Gemini Trust Company's and Paxos Trust Company's dollar-linked digital currencies, the first stablecoins to get the nod from the regulator.
    Eir in 'unjustified' charges showdown

    Eir in 'unjustified' charges showdown


    Eir is headed for a new broadband clash with Ireland's telecoms regulator over "unjustified" charges in rural...

    Eir is headed for a new broadband clash with Ireland's telecoms regulator over "unjustified" charges in rural Ireland.

    No sentimental journey for Trump aide


    According to Irish genealogy, a person bearing the surname O hAiseadha (Hassett) is a descendant of Aisidh, a name reputed to mean 'discord' or...

    According to Irish genealogy, a person bearing the surname O hAiseadha (Hassett) is a descendant of Aisidh, a name reputed to mean 'discord' or 'strife'.
    Irish fintechs target growth in digital-savvy Nordic nations

    Irish fintechs target growth in digital-savvy Nordic nations


    Irish fintechs have been active in the Nordics for years, with an increasing number targeting growth in the region. Success has been built on shared attitudes to innovation and the potential of both markets to develop as globally significant fintech...

    Irish fintechs have been active in the Nordics for years, with an increasing number targeting growth in the region. Success has been built on shared attitudes to innovation and the potential of both markets to develop as globally significant fintech hubs.

    Ask Adrian: Our technology editor tackles your trickiest tech problem


    Question: I have two kids, one going into transition year and another starting her first year of college. They've been making do with a house laptop for a while but I want to get them each their own, especially as my eldest daughter is moving into campus...

    Question: I have two kids, one going into transition year and another starting her first year of college. They've been making do with a house laptop for a while but I want to get them each their own, especially as my eldest daughter is moving into campus accommodation. Can you recommend something decent that's not too expensive?
    This time it’s different — Eir’s new owners taking a long view on Ireland

    This time it’s different — Eir’s new owners taking a long view on Ireland


    ‘I wanted this job,” says Carolan Lennon, sitting in a giant boardroom overlooking a large chunk of Dublin’s city centre. “I said I wanted it, which sometimes women don’t do. And I got it. I couldn’t be...

    ‘I wanted this job,” says Carolan Lennon, sitting in a giant boardroom overlooking a large chunk of Dublin’s city centre. “I said I wanted it, which sometimes women don’t do. And I got it. I couldn’t be happier.”
    Fujifilm's new X-T3 camera is a potential Canon and Nikon killer

    Fujifilm's new X-T3 camera is a potential Canon and Nikon killer


    Fujifilm has launched a new high-end mirrorless camera, the X-T3, that looks set to pile serious pressure on Canon, Nikon and...

    Fujifilm has launched a new high-end mirrorless camera, the X-T3, that looks set to pile serious pressure on Canon, Nikon and Sony.

    'Everlasting shoe' wins Dyson award


    An 'everlasting shoe' with replaceable biodegradable parts has won the national Irish leg of the 2018 James Dyson...

    An 'everlasting shoe' with replaceable biodegradable parts has won the national Irish leg of the 2018 James Dyson Award.

    $1trn Amazon proof of Bezos's vision


    Amazon shares rose to push the company beyond a market value of $1trn (€860bn) this week, a milestone Apple reached last...

    Amazon shares rose to push the company beyond a market value of $1trn (€860bn) this week, a milestone Apple reached last month.
    Silicon States shines a light into big tech's future plans

    Silicon States shines a light into big tech's future plans


    If you have even the faintest interest in how the biggest tech issues might play out over the next five years, 'Silicon States: The Power and Politics of Big Tech and What It Means for Our Future', published by Counterpoint Press, is well worth your...

    If you have even the faintest interest in how the biggest tech issues might play out over the next five years, 'Silicon States: The Power and Politics of Big Tech and What It Means for Our Future', published by Counterpoint Press, is well worth your time.

    Startup Diary: It's now time to ask investors to put money into voxgig


    It's time for another investor update. If you're a regular reader, consider yourself an honorary investor in voxgig - you are investing your time reading about my startup after all. We've discussed investor updates previously. The idea is that you send...

    It's time for another investor update. If you're a regular reader, consider yourself an honorary investor in voxgig - you are investing your time reading about my startup after all. We've discussed investor updates previously. The idea is that you send out a detailed monthly or quarterly information sheet to the investors in your company explaining, with numbers, how things are going. You get a taste of these updates in this column on a semi-regular basis and with as much information as I can safely share.

    Digicel wins multi-million-dollar contract in the West Indies


    Digicel has landed a contract from the government of the Commonwealth of Dominica, in the West Indies, to rebuild and manage the country's telecommunications and ICT services...

    Digicel has landed a contract from the government of the Commonwealth of Dominica, in the West Indies, to rebuild and manage the country's telecommunications and ICT services infrastructure.

    Eir chief unveils €1bn plan to upgrade copper lines to fibre


    Eir has signalled the end of the copper landline in Ireland with a €1bn plan to replace them with fibre lines throughout the country within five...

    Eir has signalled the end of the copper landline in Ireland with a €1bn plan to replace them with fibre lines throughout the country within five years.
    Eir signals end of copper landline in Ireland with €1bn fibre line plan

    Eir signals end of copper landline in Ireland with €1bn fibre line plan


    Eir has signalled the end of the copper landline in Ireland with a €1bn plan to replace them with fibre lines throughout the country within five...

    Eir has signalled the end of the copper landline in Ireland with a €1bn plan to replace them with fibre lines throughout the country within five years.

    Adrian Weckler: Why 8K TVs are a clear waste


    Last week in Berlin, hundreds of thousands gathered for IFA, the annual consumer tech trade show. I walked those halls for two days, sifting through what's good and bad. Here are a few tips and warnings as to what's coming down the...

    Last week in Berlin, hundreds of thousands gathered for IFA, the annual consumer tech trade show. I walked those halls for two days, sifting through what's good and bad. Here are a few tips and warnings as to what's coming down the line.

    EdgeConnex to double Dublin data centre size


    American data centre operator EdgeConnex plans to build two more of the high-tech facilities at its existing site in Lucan,...

    American data centre operator EdgeConnex plans to build two more of the high-tech facilities at its existing site in Lucan, Dublin.
    The Big Tech Show: Ideas wanted: the Apple tech whizz who wants to help your startup

    The Big Tech Show: Ideas wanted: the Apple tech whizz who wants to help your startup


    This week, Adrian talks to Daniel Gross, who grew up in Israel and went to Silicon Valley as a teenager to seek fame and fortune through the famous accelerator, Y...

    This week, Adrian talks to Daniel Gross, who grew up in Israel and went to Silicon Valley as a teenager to seek fame and fortune through the famous accelerator, Y Combinator.

    Panasonic becomes latest firm to shift European HQ out of UK ahead of Brexit


    Japanese electronics giant Panasonic has become the latest firm to announce plans to shift its European headquarters out of the UK ahead of...

    Japanese electronics giant Panasonic has become the latest firm to announce plans to shift its European headquarters out of the UK ahead of Brexit.

    Mobile gold: the winners and losers as Ireland's app economy hits $1bn


    One billion dollars - or €850m in our terms. It's a lot of money. But this is how much Ireland's app developers have earned from Apple's App Store over the last decade, according to recent...

    One billion dollars - or €850m in our terms. It's a lot of money. But this is how much Ireland's app developers have earned from Apple's App Store over the last decade, according to recent figures.

    Startup Diary: Perfecting your elevator pitch - my tips for making the right impression


    The most painful thing you're asked to do by business advisers and mentors is to come up with the so-called 'elevator pitch'. The idea is that you end up in a lift (elevator) and there standing before you is the venture capitalist of your...

    The most painful thing you're asked to do by business advisers and mentors is to come up with the so-called 'elevator pitch'. The idea is that you end up in a lift (elevator) and there standing before you is the venture capitalist of your dreams.

    Facebook rolls out Watch video service globally in competition with platforms like YouTube


    Facebook is rolling out its Watch video service globally one year after it launched in the United States with original entertainment news and sports content to compete with platforms like Alphabet Inc's...

    Facebook is rolling out its Watch video service globally one year after it launched in the United States with original entertainment news and sports content to compete with platforms like Alphabet Inc's YouTube.

    Collisons' Stripe turns investor with €7m punt on Nigerian startup


    Stripe, the $9bn online payments firm founded by Limerick brothers Patrick and John Collison, has led an investment round of $8m (€7m) in a Nigerian payments startup firm,...

    Stripe, the $9bn online payments firm founded by Limerick brothers Patrick and John Collison, has led an investment round of $8m (€7m) in a Nigerian payments startup firm, Paystack.

    Eir warns Comreg of legal action over 'unfair' USO costs


    Eir is threatening to sue the telecom regulator over what it calls the "unfair burden" of having to maintain rural telephone lines without State...

    Eir is threatening to sue the telecom regulator over what it calls the "unfair burden" of having to maintain rural telephone lines without State subvention.
    German regulator launches probe into Facebook

    German regulator launches probe into Facebook


    Germany's competition watchdog expects to take the first steps this year in its probe against Facebook after finding that the social media giant abused its market dominance to gather data on people without their knowledge or...

    Germany's competition watchdog expects to take the first steps this year in its probe against Facebook after finding that the social media giant abused its market dominance to gather data on people without their knowledge or consent.

    Top Myanmar military official removed from Facebook and Instagram


    Facebook said it was removing several Myanmar military officials from the social media website and an Instagram account to prevent the spread of "hate and misinformation" after reviewing the...

    Facebook said it was removing several Myanmar military officials from the social media website and an Instagram account to prevent the spread of "hate and misinformation" after reviewing the content.
    Musk's U-turn on Tesla deal could intensify his legal, regulatory woes

    Musk's U-turn on Tesla deal could intensify his legal, regulatory woes


    Tesla CEO Elon Musk's decision to abruptly abandon a plan to take his electric carmaker private will not resolve his mounting regulatory and legal woes, and may even make them worse, some securities lawyers...

    Tesla CEO Elon Musk's decision to abruptly abandon a plan to take his electric carmaker private will not resolve his mounting regulatory and legal woes, and may even make them worse, some securities lawyers said.

    Adrian Weckler: Is Dublin a 'real' tech city?


    Is Dublin a 'real' tech city? When talking among American and European acquaintances, we insist that it is. Of course it is, right? Sure isn't Dublin the home of Google and...

    Is Dublin a 'real' tech city? When talking among American and European acquaintances, we insist that it is. Of course it is, right? Sure isn't Dublin the home of Google and Facebook?

    Coyle seeking €40m for new tech fund


    Tech entrepreneur Pearse Coyle has set up a new investment fund focusing on so-called 'deeptech' - big innovations in the area of science and...

    Tech entrepreneur Pearse Coyle has set up a new investment fund focusing on so-called 'deeptech' - big innovations in the area of science and technology.

    Genesys gets O'Sullivan on board as Altocloud grows


    US tech giant Genesys may look at further Irish acquisitions and has already doubled staff numbers at its new Galway operation Altocloud, according to tech entrepreneur Barry...

    US tech giant Genesys may look at further Irish acquisitions and has already doubled staff numbers at its new Galway operation Altocloud, according to tech entrepreneur Barry O'Sullivan.

    Ask Adrian: Our tech editor tackles your trickiest technology problems


    Q My husband and I have just paid off our mortgage and are thinking of getting a really nice smartphone. We've always made do with basic models, usually Samsung. My husband got a Huawei on his last upgrade. We tend to keep our phones for as long as we...

    Q My husband and I have just paid off our mortgage and are thinking of getting a really nice smartphone. We've always made do with basic models, usually Samsung. My husband got a Huawei on his last upgrade. We tend to keep our phones for as long as we can. Mine is almost five years old. Now that we can afford to spend more, is it worth changing to an iPhone? Is there a good Samsung or rival model that's worth spending the extra money on?
    Technology firm announces 350 jobs for Dublin

    Technology firm announces 350 jobs for Dublin


    High rents and property prices are the "underbelly" of Dublin's tech employment boom, according to the founder of one of the world's fastest-growing tech...

    High rents and property prices are the "underbelly" of Dublin's tech employment boom, according to the founder of one of the world's fastest-growing tech companies.

    Facebook bans personality quiz app over concerns user data was misused


    Facebook has banned a quiz app from its platform for refusing an inspection and over concerns that data on as many as four million users was...

    Facebook has banned a quiz app from its platform for refusing an inspection and over concerns that data on as many as four million users was misused.

    VC chief warns dearth of seed funding is black cloud for startups here


    Thought everything looked golden for Irish tech startups? On paper, it's never looked better. Finance is booming, with more than €1bn in venture capital raised in Ireland over the last year, according to official...

    Thought everything looked golden for Irish tech startups? On paper, it's never looked better. Finance is booming, with more than €1bn in venture capital raised in Ireland over the last year, according to official figures.
    Three-quarters of firms struggling to hire IT staff

    Three-quarters of firms struggling to hire IT staff


    Three-quarters of Irish organisations now find it difficult to source IT staff, a new study has...

    Three-quarters of Irish organisations now find it difficult to source IT staff, a new study has found.

    How to survive a system crash at your firm


    Early last Saturday I was woken up by an urgent WhatsApp message from a staff member: a new user from one of our trial clients was not able to log in to the system and was blocked from doing some urgent work. In the events industry, deadlines are...

    Early last Saturday I was woken up by an urgent WhatsApp message from a staff member: a new user from one of our trial clients was not able to log in to the system and was blocked from doing some urgent work. In the events industry, deadlines are absolutely hard and cannot be pushed - events must take place at the advertised time and place. Our vision is to make life easier for event professionals, not harder by locking them out of our system.

    Iran named in Facebook fight to stop spread of fake news


    Facebook has for the first time named a country other than Russia that has been using fake accounts to manipulate global politics:...

    Facebook has for the first time named a country other than Russia that has been using fake accounts to manipulate global politics: Iran.

    Super Mario creator warns gaming industry against overcharging and greed


    The legendary video-game designer who created Super Mario and Donkey Kong has a word of advice for today's industry - stop taking advantage of...

    The legendary video-game designer who created Super Mario and Donkey Kong has a word of advice for today's industry - stop taking advantage of users.

    Removal of hundreds of fake Facebook account 'tip of the iceberg'


    Facebook's removal of hundreds of fake pages, groups and accounts which targeted UK politics is "the tip of the iceberg", according to the chairman of the parliamentary fake news...

    Facebook's removal of hundreds of fake pages, groups and accounts which targeted UK politics is "the tip of the iceberg", according to the chairman of the parliamentary fake news inquiry.