In Brief: 'Fibre Town' boost for Claremorris
Claremorris in Mayo is to announce a broadband investment that will make it Ireland's first 250Mbs 'fibre town' for business. The move includes several local businesses signing up for new fibre broadband with speeds of up to 250Mbs.
DELOITTE TECH AWARD GOES TO UCD STUDENT
UCD student Aaron Byrne has won the 2014 Deloitte Top Technology competition, gaining €1,000. Byrne's winning submission, Image Intelligence, allows companies to identify and track where images of their products or logos have appeared online and on social media channels through the use of image recognition technology. Byrne, pictured below, is completing a PhD in Simulation Science.
3 IRELAND HAVE NO INTEREST IN O2 UK
3 Ireland parent company Hutchison Whampoa has said that it has no interest in purchasing O2 UK. "We don't need to consolidate with anybody," said 3 UK's chief executive Dave Dyson. The statement is an about-turn from the company's position on acquisitions just a year ago. Hutchison Whampoa is currently waiting to see whether the European Commission's Competition regulator, Joaquin Almunia, will permit its 3 Ireland subsidiary to purchase O2 Ireland for up to €850m.
SKY LAUNCH 'BUY & KEEP' MOVIE SERVICE
Sky has announced a new movie-purchasing service, 'Buy & Keep'. The service will be restricted to TV set-top boxes.
LONGFORD WINNER OF NEW NOKIA LUMIA
The winner of our recent Nokia Lumia competition was Brian Hyland of Glebe, Co Longford.