Ten nuggets of knowledge to take away for the weekend, including: marriage referendum Yes vote in Ireland’s economic interests, Elon Musk’s energy revolution and Silicon Republic CEO accepts ICS fellowship.
Silicon Republic CEO Ann O’Dea, Minister Richard Bruton, TD, and CPL chief Anne Heraty have been recognised for their contributions to the ICT sector in Ireland.
O’Dea, Heraty and the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation were awarded fellowships from the Irish Computer Society (ICS) to mark IT Professionals Day 2015, during the ongoing celebrations of Tech Week.
As co-founder and CEO of Silicon Republic, O’Dea has led the company’s campaign to champion women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) sectors. This has involved the establishment of the Women Invent campaign, which has been actively celebrating and promoting women in STEM since March 2013, and the launch of Inspirefest 2015.
IDA Ireland CEO Martin Shanahan has said that a Yes vote in the upcoming marriage referendum would be in Ireland’s economic interest, while a No vote would send a negative signal to international businesses.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has revealed Tesla Energy, an ambitious battery system that will power homes, businesses and utilities. It includes two new products, Powerwall and Powerpack.
Apple has warned in a regulatory filing that it may be forced to pay up to 10 years’ worth of back taxes in Ireland if a European Commission investigation finds against it.
Microsoft is currently trolling the internet with a new website that it has just created. Now, by uploading a selfie of yourself, it spouts out an estimate of your age – and it’s terrible.
Castlebar, Co Mayo has become the latest town to receive a fibre network windfall after network operator enet announced it is to invest €1.5m for the construction of a new metro fibre network.
A teardown of the entry level Apple Watch Sport by IHS Technology has revealed that, in comparison to what it costs to manufacture, it is an incredibly profitable piece of kit.
Irish Facebook users can now choose from more than 70 gender options, following on the heels of similar moves in the US and the UK.
The dark art of lobbying is about to be given a 21st century upgrade in the form of an online lobbying register that will require lobbyists to register all activity from 1 September.
European low fares airline Ryanair has forged a new partnership with software giant Adobe to upgrade the airline’s app and website to become a world-class digital infrastructure.
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