From Irish people enjoying less text to the Facebook News Feed 10th anniversary, we cover all the important areas in the sci-tech world this week.
How were you using Facebook back in 2006? Mostly likely you were searching for friends’ profiles and poking them. The Facebook News Feed was created that year to bring order to the chaos.
The secret media agency kickback scandal that rocked the US digital marketing industry in the last year is, in fact, commonplace among European media owners, including display networks, because it is not illegal here, Wolfgang Digital CEO Alan Coleman told Siliconrepublic.com.
International investors have shown a healthy appetite for investment in Irish tech companies with global players leading the charge in helping to achieve a record €486m invested in the first half of 2016.
The White House has named retired Air Force Brigadier General Gregory Touhill as the United States’ first-ever chief information security officer, charged with bolstering the US government’s digital defences.
In what could have major implications for how bone injuries are diagnosed in the future, chemists from Trinity College Dublin devised a new 3D bone-scanning technique that doesn’t use x-rays.
SMS volumes in Ireland are plummeting because of apps like WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger, the latest quarterly report from telecoms watchdog ComReg reveals.
With the announcement of the iPhone 7 came the reveal of Apple’s wireless earphones, AirPods. While many criticised the company’s move, one website nailed what Apple is all about – with a heavy dose of satire.
Despite a number of previous meetings with the European Southern Observatory (ESO), Ireland has been reluctant to join the influential astronomical organisation, but why? We spoke with its director-general, Prof Tim de Zeeuw, to find out.
Now in its second year, an Enterprise Ireland fund for agricultural and manufacturing start-ups worth €500,000 has been launched with applications opening on 21 September 2016.
Dr Michaela Black from Ulster University is leading an EU-funded project to make better use of healthcare data. Claire O’Connell found out more.
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