Ten nuggets of knowledge for this weekend, including highlights from Silicon Republic’s Women Invent Meet-up, stories from the Web Summit and Ask.fm’s controversial move to Ireland.
Intel is working with fashion brands such as Fossil and Opening Ceremony to put digital technology into everyday fashion items, the company’s vice-president and general manager of new devices Mike Bell said.
Bell, who is spearheading Intel’s wearable tech strategy, said the chip giant is going about its mission in a very considered way.
“Whatever we do it needs to be as fashionable as it is technologically enabled. Our best strategy is to partner with people who are the best at what they do in this field. They know fashion, they know their customers and they know what looks good and we know how to make it smart.”
The young ladies who won the 2013 BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition and the recent Google Science Fair say they may commercialise their winning idea yet.
A Pandora’s Box of emotions has been opened in Ireland with the news that Ask.fm, the controversial anonymous social network for teenagers, is moving from Lativa to Ireland.
Astia CEO Sharon Vosmek discussed the gender gap in STEM, Gamergate and why venture-capital culture – not women – needs to change, during a Q&A at the Women Invent Meet-up in Dublin.
One of Ireland’s largest jobs announcements in recent months has revealed 400 jobs are to be created across eight tech operations in Dublin, Cork and Galway by both North American and European companies.
More women need to become visible role models for other women if they are to achieve gender parity in all aspects of STEM, said Julia Hartz, president and co-founder of Eventbrite.
From kids in elementary school to executives at ad agencies and inventors in garages, more and more people are getting into hardware prototyping thanks to MIT graduate and CEO of littleBits Electronics Ayah Bdeir.
TechShop is coming to Dublin and very soon anyone who has the ambition to mass manufacture their invention will have the firepower to build a working prototype, the CEO of TechShop Mark Hatch said this week.
At the 2014 Web Summit in Dublin, we spoke to 20-year-old Noor Siddiqui, co-founder and CEO of Remedy, a company intent on improving healthcare with wearable and mobile technology.
Intel Capital, the investment arm of chip giant Intel, has said it will invest in Braigo Labs, making its 13-year-old founder Shubham Banerjee the youngest person ever to receive venture-capital funding.