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Instagram reveals Snapchat-killer: a new ephemeral feature Instagram Stories

Aug 02, 2016 03:45 pm

Instagram has brought the battle of the photo apps to a new level with the launch of Instagram Stories where photos and videos disappear after 24 hours and won’t appear in your profile.

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Jazz bang on tune with €50m, 50-job expansion in Roscommon

Aug 02, 2016 03:06 pm

Roscommon is the home of Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ latest Irish site, with a €50m facility to house 50 new employees over the next three years.

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Start-up Deposify backed by USI to help fix renting issues

Aug 02, 2016 01:30 pm

A new partnership between Irish start-up Deposify and the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) is hoping to help renters who struggle to get their deposits back.

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Tullett Prebon creating 300 jobs with new Belfast fintech hub

Aug 02, 2016 11:34 am

Belfast has been chosen as a new technology hub for Tullett Prebon, with the financial services company announcing 300 new jobs in Northern Ireland.

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No Man’s Sky leaked for $1,250 ahead of major launch

Aug 02, 2016 11:17 am

With few games being hyped up as much as No Man’s Sky, its developers, Hello Games, is coming to terms with the fact that someone with a leaked copy is releasing footage and harmful claims about the game.

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Fleetmatics’ juggernaut of a deal proves the power of Irish software

Aug 02, 2016 11:00 am

The $2.4bn acquisition of Irish software player Fleetmatics shows that Ireland, its people and its Government need to wake up to the potential of the software industry, writes John Kennedy.

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Tablet growth plummets again as 2016 shows the hype didn’t last

Aug 02, 2016 10:19 am

Tablet sales dropped by over 12pc in Q2 2016 – following a fall of 15pc in Q1 – with only Huawei and Amazon offering signs of hope in the industry.

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Pulsate raises $1.5m investment from PayPal and Dunnhumby Ventures

Aug 02, 2016 09:56 am

Irishman Patrick Leddy’s mobile marketing software venture Pulsate has closed a €1.5m investment round backed by PayPal and Dunnhumby Ventures, as well as Delta Partners' Bank of Ireland Seed Fund, Enterprise Ireland and other high-profile private investors.

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Fintech start-up Big Red Cloud to hire six staff during expansion

Aug 02, 2016 09:40 am

The accounting software start-up Big Red Cloud is to further its expansion with the creation of six new jobs in its Dublin office.

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Japan broadcaster trialling 8K video for Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Aug 02, 2016 09:10 am

Japanese broadcaster NHK is testing 8K video at the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games, with a view to widespread rollout in 2018, as well as airing the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in the ultra-high-definition technology.

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