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The hashtag #RIPTwitter became the top trending US item on Twitter on Saturday, after a report from BuzzFeed said the company is planning to change how it displays users’ tweets.
A Trinity College engineering graduate, who was named in this year's Forbes Europe Top 30 under-30 list, is raising €10m to develop a nuclear power technology that he and his partners claim could produce electricity more safely. It would also do so more cheaply than a new coal-fired power station or the latest nuclear one that Britain plans to...
Google Chief Executive Sundar Pichai received restricted stock worth about $199 million, according to a regulatory filing by Google parent company Alphabet.
Hess Corporation, which has its headquarters in New York, has sold Shannon LNG, the Sunday Independent has learned. Hess confirmed that it has exited the business.
What does Google actually do in Ireland? Is it some sort of innovation university? Or is it a giant call centre that is subservient to its London counterpart?
Eir and 3 Ireland have emerged as the most complained about phone and broadband companies in Ireland, according to new figures from telecoms watchdog Comreg.
LinkedIn Corp's shares plunged as much as 43pc on Friday, wiping out nearly $11 billion of market value, after the social network for professionals shocked Wall Street with a revenue forecast that fell far short of expectations.
Eir and 3 Ireland are the two most complained about phone and broadband services, according to new figures from the telecoms watchdog Comreg.
An app founded by three Cambridge graduates that predicts the next word you want to write using artificial intelligence has been bought by Microsoft for €228 million - but one of the three missed out after selling his stake for a bicycle.
If someone told me an upstart would threaten to eclipse Facebook in a few years, I would have scoffed. Now seven-year-old WhatsApp has 1 billion monthly active users while Facebook’s own chat app Messenger only has 800m, and rival Google’s email service – which is four...
LinkedIn forecast first-quarter revenue and profit below Wall Street estimates as growth slows in its ads business and its hiring services face pressure outside North America, dragging its shares down 28pc after the bell.
Google parent Alphabet said Amit Singhal, the longtime chief of its Internet search business, will leave the company and be replaced by the head of the technology giant's artificial intelligence business.
An average pair of Facebook users now have only 3.57 degrees of separation between them, the social network says.
Lenovo Group plunged in Hong Kong trading yesterday after quarterly revenue declined for the first time in more than six years on stalling demand for phones and computers.
At the world's largest tech trade event last month, there was one big story: cars. App-powered ones, self-driving models, even flying ones. But all the cars unveiled had one thing in common. They all need a way to get online.
Seed funding for Irish tech startups is in sharp decline, new industry figures from venture capital companies show.
It happened for real this morning, after sort of happening in after-hours trading in thE US last Monday night. Yes, Alphabet, the budding conglomerate formerly known as Google, passed Apple to become the world's most valuable company, as measured by stock-market...
China has made its boldest overseas takeover move yet, with state-owned ChemChina agreed a $43bn (€39bn) bid for Swiss seeds and pesticides group Syngenta yesterday, aiming to improve domestic food production.
US multinationals in Ireland say that a new transatlantic data deal has averted the threat of job losses here.
Yahoo said on Tuesday it would consider "strategic alternatives" for its core Internet business and cut about 15pc of its workforce, even as it continues with its plan to revamp the business and spin it off.
"Trust us, we have this sorted." That appears to be what the European Commission is saying with its new transatlantic data privacy deal, the robustly-named 'EU-US Privacy Shield' agreement.
Google parent Alphabet Inc is now the world's most valuable company, stealing the crown from Silicon Valley rival Apple.
The Obama administration on Monday welcomed Facebook's move last week to prohibit users from using its services to coordinate person-to-person private sales of firearms.
"Trust us, we have this sorted."
British telecoms regulator Ofcom has urged Brussels to block the merger of O2 UK and Three, which it fears could inflate mobile phone bills in the UK, the Financial Times reported.
Finland's Nokia on Monday settled its patent dispute with South Korea's Samsung, saying the arbitration verdict would boost its patent sales by hundreds of millions of euros.
Internet users need to be aware of what they are posting online - because if it is publicly available, it's up for grabs by insurers, according to the head of technology for Metlife.
What is the biggest election issue in tech? Broadband coverage? Data privacy? Eircodes? Nope. Judging by what Irish TDs are shouting about, it's mobile phone coverage.
A fast-growing British financial technology company wants to open an Irish office because of the country's 'yes' vote in the Marriage Equality Referendum.
The ink was still drying on last week's damning report into the country's banking crisis when bosses from the world's biggest banks, insurers and regulators gathered at Dublin Castle for an IDA-sponsored conference to showcase Ireland's attractiveness as a global hub for international finance.
This is likely to be the first General Election where social media plays a major role. Teams of eager young digital natives will be in place in party headquarters and around the country to promote politicians, particularly on Facebook.
Facebook is cracking down on online gun sales with a new policy barring private individuals from advertising or selling firearms on the world's largest social network.
Our technology editor reviews the HP Spectre X2, Sennheiser Momentum Wireless 2.0 and Microsoft Lumia 950 XL.
Xerox said it would split into two companies, one holding its legacy hardware operations and the other its business process outsourcing unit, in which activist investor Carl Icahn will get three board seats.
Enet, the Irish broadband network company, launched its 1 gigabyte-per-second (gbps) network in north Kerry today, showcasing its capability as it begins to roll out its network as part of the National Broadband Scheme.
The first self-driving electric shuttle for use on public roads has taken to the road in the Netherlands. The "WEpod" took six passengers down a 200m stretch of street in the first trial of its kind.
Microsoft reported quarterly revenue and profit that beat analysts' expectations, driven by aggressive cost cutting and growing demand for its cloud products and services.
Google's had a tough week in the UK. But its most hotly anticipated news is yet to come – the newly-formed Alphabet will report first results in its new avatar, on February 1.
Internet search giant Google has added Australian slang and language recognition to its applications, addressing complaints that its software had difficulty in understanding thick local accents and complex place names.
Sony on Friday reported quarterly profit that beat market estimates, as videogame sales and cost cuts in its flagging mobile business offset a fall in sales of the image sensors that had led the company's turnaround a year prior.
Facebook made more than $1bn in quarterly profit for the first time as a surge in people accessing the social network on mobile phones led to a leap in advertising revenues.
Muirne Laffan is almost finished Netflix's smash hit true crime documentary 'Making A Murderer'. It's brilliant, she says, but not necessarily ground-breaking.
Apple is recalling some wall plug adapters because of a risk of electrical shock.
Last week, Vodafone launched a new TV service in Ireland. Called Vodafone TV, the service is a fairly straightforward alternative to both Sky and Virgin.
Facebook smashed investors' expectations with a 52pc jump in quarterly revenue as it sold more ads targeted at a fast-growing number of mobile users, sending its shares sharply higher after hours.
Apple is predicting its first fall in iPhone sales later this year despite reporting the largest single...
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The National Asset Management Agency has announced a funding programme for almost 4 million...
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Cookie Clicker, a free-to-play browser-based game in which you harvest cookies, has been...
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Firewatch will take a novel approach with its Photo Mode,...
The Android version of 1Password has been updated to support fingerprint unlocking, which is...
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