Ten nuggets of knowledge to take away for the weekend, including: inspiring memories from Inspirefest; Brexit dampens UK start-up ardour; 5G is coming.
With Inspirefest over for another year, the Silicon Republic team reflects on the most memorable moments from the 2016 event.
European countries have given their strong support for the EU-US Privacy Shield, which places clear obligations on companies handling data that belongs to EU citizens.
Despite best efforts by the UK’s tech community to warn of the implications of a Brexit prior to the vote, the decision has been taken and the biggest issue now facing both established tech players and start-ups is attracting overseas talent.
“If I could speak to 16-year-old me… and tell her what the internet has done for me, I think she’d be really proud.”
Europe’s biggest telecoms giants have committed to conducting large-scale 5G trials by 2017 and plan to launch 5G in 28 cities across the EU by 2020.
Those older than a certain age might want to take out their urban dictionaries to translate an email sent by a Microsoft employee that just might be the cringiest thing ever sent by a tech company.
Sky has added the RTÉ Player to its coterie of catch-up TV services, bringing its most popular shows, including RTÉ News, the Late Late Show, Fair City and more, to the digital satellite and online service.
Following hot in the footsteps of developer betas released by Apple this week, iOS 10 and MacOS Sierra are now available for testing.
Some 60 jobs are to be created in Loughrea, Co Galway by subsidiaries of Portuguese multinational Mota-Engil, which is establishing its UK and Ireland HQ in the town.
Takeaway delivWery service, Just Eat, is following in the footsteps of Dominos and other pizza delivery services after confirming it’s trialling a robot delivery service in London.
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