4pm News Alerts from Silicon Republic 10/04/2017


Broaden learning to boost diversity in STEM, says author Dr Barbara Oakley
Oct 04, 2017 04:00 pm

Encouraging broad learning can build diversity and creativity in areas such as STEM, according to Dr Barbara Oakley, who will speak at DCU this week. Claire O’Connell reports.

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First high-res map of Africa from space reveals continent in stunning detail
Oct 04, 2017 03:05 pm

Over the course of a year, ESA collected huge amounts of satellite data to create the first high-res image of the African continent.

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Ticket wars: You can now buy Eventbrite tickets directly on Facebook
Oct 04, 2017 01:28 pm

Seamless ticket purchases on Facebook will stir hornet’s nest in Eventbrite battle against Ticketmaster.

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All-Ireland project to stress-test renewable energy storage for smart grids
Oct 04, 2017 01:22 pm

An all-Ireland research project aims to see if Ireland can match its investment in renewable energies with the storage solutions it badly needs.

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Fidelity International announces 250 new jobs at Dublin offices
Oct 04, 2017 12:57 pm

The global investment and retirement savings business is bolstering its Dublin workforce.

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Luxembourg accused of giving Amazon €250m in illegal tax benefits
Oct 04, 2017 12:09 pm

Europe is taking on Silicon Valley of late with Luxembourg now accused of giving Amazon hundreds of millions of euro in illegal tax benefits.

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Ireland will go to EU Court of Justice over Apple tax bill
Oct 04, 2017 11:43 am

Ireland’s failure to recover the gigantic tax due from Apple sees the EU taking legal action.

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Irish-Belgian team to build Ireland’s first commercial offshore wind farm
Oct 04, 2017 11:20 am

Ireland’s first commercial offshore wind farm has received investment from Belgian windfarm developer, Parkwind.

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Vodafone pays out more than €2.5m to customers over roaming contract changes
Oct 04, 2017 11:06 am

One of Ireland’s most popular mobile operators is slapped with a fine due to breach of contract change rules.

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Minister Flanagan publishes new proposals to change Irish data laws
Oct 04, 2017 10:24 am

The Murray report found that Irish data retention regulations amount to a “form of mass surveillance”.

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