Ten nuggets of knowledge to take away for the weekend, including: the Irish high kings of internet of things; Irish govt sites hit by cyber attacks; and Google’s Android money machine.
One of the hidden gems – until now – of the Irish tech industry, a company that is driving the internet of things opportunity for some of the biggest tech firms in the world, is a homegrown business that came out of Enniscorthy, Co Wexford, called Taoglas.
Serious questions are being asked about the security of Ireland’s websites following a week of regular distributed denial of service attacks against Government websites, the Lotto’s website and Boards.ie.
Professional services company Accenture has announced a further 250 jobs for 2016, on top of 200 announced last September, rounding out to 450 jobs announced in just a few months.
For the vaguely nerdy at heart, this is a very good year. A bevy of comic books movies are coming to a cinema near you, as are some YA big-hitters, and a whole host of sci-fi franchises and standalone efforts. It’s also the year, though, that video games go Hollywood in a big way.
This Saturday (23 January), the Irish women’s football team is playing a friendly against one of its biggest opponents yet – Team USA, mid-victory tour. Taking to the San Diego field for the Ireland squad will be Karen Duggan, a talented midfielder and, in her day job, an analyst at Accenture.
You may all be aware that the World Economic Forum in Davos is underway. You may not be aware, though, that CoderDojo is there in force.
Apple CEO Tim Cook arrived with no fanfare in Brussels this week to lobby the European Union’s (EU) antitrust chief with the aim of ensuring the company doesn’t lose its agreement with the Irish Government regarding the amount of tax it pays.
The deadline for CAO applications is just around the corner, with just a short week-and-a-half separating us from the date by which you have to pick the courses that will likely have a big impact on the course of your career.
The Irish Government has made €3m available to help kickstart the establishment of start-up accelerators outside of Dublin.
Google has generated $31bn in revenues from its Android mobile operating system and most of that – some $22bn – is pure profit, according to figures disclosed in a court battle between Google and Oracle.
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