Weekend takeaway: Free your ambitions

6 Oct 2017

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Don’t be a goldfish in a bowl. Everything you need to know about sci-tech, tech salaries, start-ups and more in this round-up of essential weekend reading.

1. 15 very fashionable start-ups from Milan to watch in 2018

Milan is not only the fashion, financial and industrial capital of Italy, it is also Italy’s biggest start-up hub.

2. Why Ireland is the AI island

New IDA infographic confirms Ireland’s credentials as a global leader in the AI race.

3. The average salary for tech professionals has been revealed

The survey, conducted by Computer Weekly, found that women in tech earn 25pc less than men.

4. Want to work at Apple and other tech giants? Here’s what they want

We headed to down to one of the largest careers fairs in Ireland to find out what some of the top companies were looking for.

5. Mary Mulvihill Award for science journalism seeks curious communicators

The Mary Mulvihill Memorial Award honours the memory of the science journalist, author and founder of Ingenious Ireland.

6. €100,000 fund for start-ups at Kilkenomics is no laughing matter

Pitchenomics is looking for some good start-ups to support.

7. Irish-Belgian team to build Ireland’s first commercial offshore wind farm

Ireland’s first commercial offshore wind farm has received investment from Belgian windfarm developer, Parkwind.

8. Some Irish Netflix users will see subscription prices increase

Many film and TV aficionados will be seeing an increase in their monthly Netflix bill.

9. Did Russian war games cause mobile phone outages in Latvia?

Confusion reigns over the source of a 16-hour outage of some of Latvia’s mobile phone services, but Russian war games are being held responsible.

10. Ellevest partners with Flatiron School for women’s coding scholarships

The women’s investment platform founded by Sallie Krawchek partners with leading US coding bootcamp, Flatiron School, to fund coding skills for 50 women.

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