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Silicon Valley women tech leaders form Project Include to accelerate diversity

May 04, 2016 08:56 am

Silicon Valley’s leading diversity advocates including former Reddit interim CEO Ellen Pao and Kapor Capital partner Freada Kapor Klein have formed Project Include to tackle the tech industry’s lack of diversity and ensure the momentum of change isn’t lost as tech budgets tighten.

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Biopharma jobs event coming to Dublin with NIBRT on 14 May

May 04, 2016 08:30 am

The number of biopharma jobs is constantly on the up-and-up and now, the National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training (NIBRT) is to host a careers event in Dublin on 14 May from some of the country’s largest employers.

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Microsoft acquires Italian internet of things start-up Solair

May 04, 2016 08:15 am

Microsoft has acquired a young internet of things (IoT) company called Solair from Bologna, Italy, which it says will enable its Azure customers to analyse data and derive new intelligence from IoT.

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MHC Tech Law: Can hyperlinks count as copyright infringement?

May 04, 2016 08:00 am

A Dutch case involving hyperlinks to copyrighted Playboy content that was published without authorisation has prompted deliberation on where these internet building blocks fall under the definition of infringement. Mason Hayes and Curran explains.

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In China, there are now two iPhones, and one isn’t Apple

May 04, 2016 07:52 am

One of the highest courts in China has issued a ruling that is likely to face considerable protest from Apple after it’s lost the right to trademark the name ‘iPhone’ to a company that makes leather handbags.

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Jesus Chrysler supercar: Google to make 100 self-driving minivans

May 04, 2016 07:50 am

For the first Google is collaborate directly with a carmaker to build self-driving cars and revealed it is working with Fiat Chrysler to produce 100 2017 Pacifica minivans with plug-in hybrid drivetrains.

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Derry’s Learning Pool secures investment from Carlyle Cardinal

May 04, 2016 07:28 am

The €292m private equity firm Carlyle Cardinal Ireland (CCI) has invested an undisclosed sum in the Derry-based e-learning company Learning Pool to facilitate its UK expansion.

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IBM opens up quantum computing to the masses

May 04, 2016 07:00 am

Starting from today (4 May), researchers and scientists, or anyone with serious interest in complex computational calculations, will be able to access IBM’s quantum computing power via the cloud.

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Version 1 acquires UK-based Oracle ERP business from DSP

May 03, 2016 05:26 pm

Dublin-headquartered software company Version 1 has acquired the Oracle ERP business of London-based Database Service Provider (DSP) Global Limited for an undisclosed sum.

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Sony developing Black Mirror-like recording contact lens

May 03, 2016 05:15 pm

Sony appears to be getting ideas from the cult satirical science-fiction show Black Mirror as it’s revealed the company is working on a smart contact lens capable of recording what you see.

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