From taxing Apple to Samsung’s product recall, we cover all the important areas in the sci-tech world this week.
The cabinet of the leadership of the Irish Government has agreed to appeal the European Commission’s ruling that Apple owes €13bn in back taxes. This aligns the Irish State firmly alongside Apple, which is also appealing the decision in the European courts.
The chief executive of IDA Ireland Martin Shanahan today told a gathering of senior US investors visiting Ireland that the European Commission’s decision that Apple must pay back €13bn in taxes is “internally contradictory and its basis flawed.”
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Korean tech giant Samsung has confirmed that it is suspending sales of its latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy Note 7, following reports of exploding batteries. It has confirmed 35 cases have been reported globally and that a battery cell issue is to blame.
Keith Wood, former World Rugby Player of the Year and now director of Orreco, on how sport and health research can benefit the entire country.
Ireland’s largest telecoms operator Eir has reported full year revenues of €1.3bn, up €45m from last year – the first time the operator has reported annual growth since 2008.
3D bioprinting is at the absolute forefront of medical advances, with this nascent industry posing immense potential. One such example was recently detailed by Irish researchers at AMBER.
Coca-Cola is to create 25 new jobs at its Ballina plant, which will become the first production site outside the US for the drinks company’s Freestyle technology.
In a keynote talk at Inspirefest 2016, Monica Parker delivered her four Cs to create a motivated workforce. It sounds simple, but it’s not.
Revealing a wealth of information and incredible photography, NASA has taken images of the edge of the sun for the first time, detailing where its powerful solar winds start.
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