Weekend takeaway: Face into the future

3 Nov 2017

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Embrace the future enthusiastically with these exciting sci-tech reads that include the truth about nuclear fusion, a rebel at Twitter and Facebook’s Dublin expansion plans.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg confirms ‘hundreds’ of new jobs for Ireland next year


Facebook began with 30 people in Ireland and this has mushroomed to more than 2,200 in Dublin, Meath and Cork.

Twitter blames rogue employee for deactivating Trump account

Donald Trump on Twitter

While Twitter initially blamed human error for the temporary disappearance of the US president’s account, it was, in fact, a deliberate action.

US SEC issues warning over celebrity cryptocurrency endorsements

Paris Hilton recently endorsed an ICO on social media.

Celebrity cryptocurrency endorsements are entering the mainstream, and the SEC is keeping a closer eye on proceedings.

Rise of Apple Services: How fields of Athenry will fatten Apple’s newest cash cow

Rise of Apple Services: How fields of Athenry will fatten Apple’s newest cash cow

The iPhone is still king but watch how Apple Services is changing the company’s fundamentals.

Which countries come out on top for fibre broadband access?

fibre broadband cables

Fibre broadband is the current pinnacle in terms of connectivity, but which countries are benefiting the most from the technology?

Estonia to block access to digital ID cards over identity theft risk

The capital of Estonia

A security flaw in the chips used in Estonian ID cards could make holders vulnerable to cybercrime.

Cloud communications firm Twilio announces 100 jobs for Dublin

Dublin Castle Twilio

Twilio, an international cloud communications company, has revealed plans to expand its Dublin EMEA headquarters over three years.

The future of work has arrived, but are you prepared?

The future of work has arrived – are you prepared?

The future has arrived, and this week in Careers, we looked at the ways you can adapt to this future.

Xilinx to create 100 jobs in Cork and Dublin

Cork city jobs announcement

US multinational tech company Xilinx is expanding its reach across Ireland.

Physicists feared nuclear fusion discovery would lead to new atomic bomb

Nuclear fusion reaction

It sounds like something from science fiction, but a team of physicists feared their nuclear fusion discovery was too dangerous to be published.

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