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Spotify eyes SoundCloud purchase as Apple challenge intensifies

Sep 29, 2016 08:47 am

The perennial loss-making Swedish company Spotify, valued at over $8bn, wants to buy SoundCloud as it battles with Apple, YouTube and more for streaming superiority.

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Blackberry squished: former industry leader will no longer make mobiles

Sep 29, 2016 08:39 am

The once dominant smartphone maker BlackBerry says it is no longer going to be designing and producing smartphones.

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Oil and gas company Wood Group brings 10 data jobs to Galway

Sep 29, 2016 08:23 am

Wood Group, a company that services the oil and gas industry, has established a new data analytics centre of excellence at its Galway office.

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Med tech player SMT to create 50 jobs at Galway HQ

Sep 29, 2016 07:49 am

50 new roles at SMT in Galway headquarters will include state-of-the-art R&D and innovation centre.

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How did Ladislao José Bíro ink his name into history books?

Sep 29, 2016 07:42 am

Today (29 September) Google is celebrating the work of one Ladislao José Bíro, a Hungarian whose offering to the world revolutionised more than you think.

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BD to create 20 jobs in Drogheda with €36m investment

Sep 29, 2016 07:21 am

Global medtech firm BD reveals €36m investment will lead to 20 new jobs in Drogheda.

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Irish anti-drowning device makes global James Dyson award shortlist

Sep 29, 2016 12:01 am

A device designed by Cork students that prevents work crews from accidental drownings will now join an illustrious band of 20 finalists for this year’s James Dyson awards on 27 October.

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Samsung begins selling Note7 devices again in Europe

Sep 28, 2016 04:51 pm

Samsung says 57pc of faulty Note7 devices have been exchanged and it is ready to begin selling new devices.

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Apple to build a mega UK headquarters for 3,000 people in London

Sep 28, 2016 03:52 pm

Apple’s European HQ will remain in Cork but the new London HQ will be the company’s largest building outside California.

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Check out brilliant hidden games on Google and Facebook

Sep 28, 2016 03:28 pm

Google is full of Easter Eggs, often themed and packaged for one-off times of year, but occasionally more long-lasting than that. Here are some secret games you may not have been aware of.

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