Ten nuggets of knowledge to take away for the weekend, including: start-ups and sex tech, Dublin on cloud 9 and RIP old Nokia.
On a visit to Palestine, Joseph O’Connor discovers a vibrant start-up community which is breaking boundaries by overcoming obstacles.
E-commerce and cloud giant Amazon may be planning to increase its data centre footprint in Dublin after acquiring the former Jacob’s biscuit factory on Belgard Road, Tallaght.
It isn’t just the Irish who are afraid to talk about sex, venture capitalists and financial institutions also tend to get a bit hot and bothered about the subject. That’s the view of Make Love Not Porn’s Cindy Gallop who wants to make sex one of the hottest areas of start-up activity.
Nokia is dead. Well, the old Nokia mobile phone brand that we all knew and loved is dead, anyway, according to Finland’s Prime Minister. Microsoft’s decision to cull 7,800 employees in its smartphone group this week was the nail in the coffin.
The number of .ie domains registered has surpassed 200,000 for the first time. At the end of Q1, there were 203,217 .ie domains registered in Ireland, according to the IE Domain Registry.
In Siliconrepublic.com’s careers round-up last week, we had nothing but good news. Jobs announcements, advice and praise for Ireland were all plentiful. This week, there were a few more ups and downs.
DFRobot has just put its latest gadget Vortex onto Kickstarter, seeking funds to bring its code-teaching robot to market.
Every day, we are greeted with new and wonderful maps. Maps of road networks, maps of coastlines, maps of races – maps, maps, maps. Well here are 10 wildly different maps that you really should see.
Apple’s newest operating systems, iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan, have been released as public betas, allowing the public to get an early look at the new software and have a guiding role in its development.
The PC market suffered its sharpest decline in the second quarter of this year, plummeting 9.5pc on last year, according to Gartner. This was the steepest decline in two years and occurs just ahead of the launch of Windows 10 on 29 July.
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