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Cybersecurity horror stories for CSOs this Halloween (infographic)

Oct 29, 2015 11:24 am

It has been quite the year for cybersecurity breaches, be they personal or corporate, with companies from Sony to TalkTalk caught up in scandals.

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Supermassive black hole erupts, beaming out a giant X-ray light

Oct 29, 2015 10:34 am

NASA has just witnessed a new first, spotting the moment a supermassive black hole shoots a giant beam of X-ray light out of its core, lending further clues to how coronas are shaped.

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Project Loon set for Indonesia, will circle globe next year

Oct 29, 2015 09:36 am

Google’s ambitious plan to send hundreds of internet-beaming balloons into the sky to provide good internet access to people in every corner of the planet just took a major step forward after the tech giant reached a deal with the major mobile network providers in Indonesia to trial its network there next year.

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Nokia to return €4.4bn to shareholders following solid results

Oct 29, 2015 09:23 am

Network equipment giant Nokia is to return €4.4bn to shareholders in dividends and buybacks. The company has also pushed forward its cost synergy target from the €15.6bn takeover of Alcatel-Lucent of €900m by one year to 2018.

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BT Ireland Q2 revenues rise 14pc through core infrastructure deals

Oct 29, 2015 09:02 am

BT Ireland reported a 14pc rise in second quarter revenues thanks to significant deals in its business and wholesale divisions.

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Apple and U2 team up for 360-degree VR music video

Oct 29, 2015 09:01 am

Apple has finally revealed some of its VR work to the masses, after years of behind the scenes projects, with U2’s ‘Song for Someone’ now available in all its virtual glory.

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Google Ireland Ltd sees turnover rise to €18.3bn

Oct 29, 2015 08:35 am

Google Ireland Ltd, the Dublin-registered company operating on behalf of the internet behemoth, increased its turnover from €17bn in 2013 to €18.3bn in 2014.

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Hostelworld valued at €245m in IPO in Dublin and London

Oct 29, 2015 08:09 am

Hostelworld, the online site for tourist accommodation founded by Ray Nolan in 1999, has been valued at €245m after announcing the pricing of its IPO on the London and Irish Stock Exchanges.

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CurrencyFair to create 50 new jobs in Dublin

Oct 29, 2015 07:41 am

Person-to-person money exchange service CurrencyFair is to create 50 new jobs at its Dublin headquarters. The company harbours ambitions to take on the lucrative US market.

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‘No Wi-Fi, forced to socialise’ and more five-word scary stories from Twitter

Oct 29, 2015 07:30 am

Twitter users have been getting into the Halloween spirit with the hashtag #ScaryStoryIn5Words, striking fear into readers using only a handful of the available 140 characters.

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