Ten nuggets of knowledge to take away for the weekend, including: meeting Richard Branson, Volkswagen recalls 80,000 cars and Apple lands its second spaceship.
Siliconrepublic.com caught up with Virgin Group founder Richard Branson today and asked for his thoughts on entrepreneurship and the current valuations of so-called unicorns.
Some 79,348 cars on Irish roads — including Volkswagen, Audi, Skoda and Seat vehicles — are to be recalled for testing by Volkswagen following the revelation that the cars’ computers contain software designed to help them cheat emissions tests.
Some 20,000 high-quality jobs have been created by Irish venture capital-backed companies over the past 10 years, which in turn supported another 50,000 indirectly, according to the Irish Venture Capital Association.
As well as its giant spaceship HQ that is being built in Cupertino, Apple has sealed a deal to build a second round-shaped building in nearby Sunnyvale.
Tableau is gradually releasing huge amounts of data into the wild, with its latest project a timely and detailed visualisation of the Rugby World Cup.
A really clever project by a London student has resulted in a ‘smart glove’ that can read your sign language, translating it into text and audio.
The inaugural Predict 2015 conference brought key players in business, government and research to Dublin to share learnings and insights on data modelling and predictive analytics. Here’s what we learned from them.
The question of what will be your advertising budget in 2016 is beginning to creep upon many companies, and, based on new findings, there appears to be no slowdown in online rewards.
One of wildlife’s biggest events, the migration of the wildebeest in Africa, can now be viewed online, in real-time, on Periscope.
A major engineering breakthrough by IBM that uses carbon nanotubes instead of silicon transistors could accelerate the future of computing, particularly areas such as the internet of things, big data and mobile battery life.
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