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Colm Lyon is on Fire as spin-off makes €1m transactions a month

Apr 12, 2016 11:58 am

Just one year after selling Realex to Global Payments for €115m, Colm Lyon is once again on a roll as his spin-out from Realex, Fire Financial Services, has processed some €4m worth of transactions in the first four months of 2016.

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AI expert: We’ve got to stop talking about Skynet and Terminator

Apr 12, 2016 11:11 am

According to a leading AI expert, a future in which AI can reach its full potential could be scuppered if those putting forward an apocalyptic outcome continue to create an aura of fear around the technology.

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NASA testing super-fast, enormous solar sail spacecraft

Apr 12, 2016 09:57 am

To help us get to the edge of our solar system a lot faster, NASA has begun testing a new enormous solar sail capable of catching the powerful solar winds.

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Cork start-up ShowGuider touches down with Dubai Airport deal

Apr 12, 2016 09:37 am

Cork-based start-up ShowGuider has secured a major deal with Dubai Airport’s Free Zone authority to construct an ‘interactive map’ for passengers.

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Medical device player FIRE1 raises $7.5m in Series B round

Apr 12, 2016 09:00 am

Dublin-based medical device maker FIRE1 has raised $7.5m in a Series B funding round and has appointed Conor Hanley as its new CEO.

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PC sales continue to fall, Brazil slumps hardest

Apr 12, 2016 08:24 am

The global decline of PC sales reached almost 10pc in the most recent quarter, with Gartner reporting Latin America’s 32.4pc fall as the steepest drop of all.

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Microsoft becomes first US multinational to endorse EU-US Privacy Shield

Apr 12, 2016 08:13 am

US software giant Microsoft, which has substantial software and data centre infrastructure in Ireland, has become the first US multinational to endorse the EU-US Privacy Shield, the successor to Safe Harbour, potentially ending months of data hanging in legal limbo.

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Emergency over as planet-hunting Kepler recovers

Apr 12, 2016 07:54 am

NASA has taken its Kepler Spacecraft out of ‘emergency mode’ (EM), ending the most fraught stage of the planet-seeker’s seven-year stretch in space.

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On message: Dropbox now integrates with Facebook Messenger

Apr 12, 2016 07:29 am

A new integration between Dropbox and Facebook means that users can now bring the full power of the cloud to their Messenger inbox.

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Every one of the Philippines’ 55m voters could be in danger of fraud

Apr 11, 2016 05:11 pm

The details of more than 55m Filipinos are in danger of being rifled by hackers after a electoral database belonging to the Philippines' Commission on Elections was exposed in what could be the largest-ever hacking of a government site in history.

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