Weekend takeaway: Inside the business of change

8 Sep 2017

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The ultimate sci-tech reading list for these changing times, including a survivor’s guide to fake news, and tips on how to land the ultimate tech career.

1. Faking out fake news: How to survive the post-truth news cycle

At Inspirefest 2017, Mashable’s UK editor Anne-Marie Tomchak and CEO of Gizmodo Media Group, Raju Narisetti, spoke with Silicon Republic editor John Kennedy about telling truth from lie in the age of fake news.

2. 6 things you need to know about the massive data breach at Equifax

Credit information firm Equifax has revealed that 143m US customers’ data has been stolen.

3. The ultimate guide to a successful tech career

Tech is the future, so if you want to pursue a career in the tech sector, here’s what you need to know.

4. Enet and SSE join forces to bring fibre to regional Ireland in €100m roll-out

A new €100m plan from SSE and Enet will provide fibre broadband for regional towns across the country.

5. Massive Mexico earthquake of 8.2 magnitude felt as far away as Ireland

Mexico is coming to terms with one of the strongest earthquakes it has experienced in a century – one that literally shook the world.

6. Ireland’s continental shelf awash with microplastics, and it’s increasing

A new survey on the amount of microplastics in Irish waters has found that not only are they abundant, but they are actually increasing.

7. New chatbot platform Assisto helps airlines and banks snag the elusive millennial market

Comtrade Digital Services announces the launch of new chatbot platform that works with instant messaging apps.

8. Rise of ‘dark traffic’ from popular social apps threatens Google’s web empire

Digital marketers are anxious to know more about the web than what Google Analytics is telling them.

9. Young astronomer’s plea for Ireland to join ESO a stark warning for Irish research

Irish astronomers and tech CEOs alike are calling on the Government to join the European Southern Obervatory, but it seems an uphill challenge.

10. Here’s what you need to know about the changes made to Google Drive

Say goodbye to Google Drive as you know it.

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years