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#apps and mobile

# apps-and-mobile - Saturday 11 February, 2017

From Business ETC Suir Valley is a new €20m VC fund for software startups – and it's based in Waterford Funding

Suir Valley is a new €20m VC fund for software startups – and it's based in Waterford

Barry Downes, one of Ireland’s most successful software startup founders, is behind the fund.

# apps-and-mobile - Thursday 9 February, 2017

From Business ETC An Irish fintech startup that protects tenants' deposits has cracked its first US deal Financial Services

An Irish fintech startup that protects tenants' deposits has cracked its first US deal

Deposify has partnered with one of the American north-east’s largest regional banks.

# apps-and-mobile - Friday 3 February, 2017

From Business ETC Investors are being warned off a 'hyper-inflated' Snapchat IPO as the $20bn float looms Social Media

Investors are being warned off a 'hyper-inflated' Snapchat IPO as the $20bn float looms

The public listing will be one of the biggest tech offers in recent years.

# apps-and-mobile - Wednesday 1 February, 2017

From Business ETC High-flyers say goodbye to whopper phone bills as the EU caps roaming charges Policy

High-flyers say goodbye to whopper phone bills as the EU caps roaming charges

The move will come into effect in the middle of June.

# apps-and-mobile - Friday 27 January, 2017

From Business ETC Starbucks has blamed poor sales in its home market on slow baristas Food And Drink

Starbucks has blamed poor sales in its home market on slow baristas

A mobile ordering function at US shops has led to longer queues at pick-up counters.

# apps-and-mobile - Sunday 22 January, 2017

'I knew nothing about the taxi industry and dipping my toes in there cost me dearly'

Eureka moments on Everest and hiring Sherpas has helped this businessman stay ahead.

# apps-and-mobile - Friday 20 January, 2017

From Business ETC 'I knew nothing about the taxi industry and dipping my toes in there cost me dearly' Insights

'I knew nothing about the taxi industry and dipping my toes in there cost me dearly'

Eureka moments on Everest and hiring Sherpas has helped this businessman stay ahead.

# apps-and-mobile - Thursday 19 January, 2017

One of Facebook's founders has pumped millions into an Irish mental health startup

Eduardo Saverin’s venture fund has led an $8m investment into SilverCloud Health.

# apps-and-mobile - Wednesday 18 January, 2017

From Business ETC One of Facebook's founders has pumped millions into an Irish mental health startup Funding

One of Facebook's founders has pumped millions into an Irish mental health startup

Eduardo Saverin’s venture fund has led an $8m investment into SilverCloud Health.

# apps-and-mobile - Tuesday 10 January, 2017

From Business ETC Snapchat shrugs off Brexit to choose London over Dublin for its latest HQ Social Media

Snapchat shrugs off Brexit to choose London over Dublin for its latest HQ

Facebook, Google and LinkedIn all previously chose Ireland for their European bases.

# apps-and-mobile - Sunday 8 January, 2017

From Business ETC 'I always wanted to set up a business, but I couldn't take any risks when my kids were young' Startups

'I always wanted to set up a business, but I couldn't take any risks when my kids were young'

Why an increasing number of people are starting new companies later in life.

# apps-and-mobile - Saturday 7 January, 2017

Why 2017 could be the year the 'robo-advisors' finally come to town

Automated financial advice is expected to shake up the wealth management sector.

# apps-and-mobile - Thursday 5 January, 2017

From Business ETC Why 2017 could be the year the 'robo-advisors' finally come to town Services

Why 2017 could be the year the 'robo-advisors' finally come to town

Automated financial advice is expected to shake up the wealth management sector.

# apps-and-mobile - Friday 23 December, 2016

From Business ETC 'Running a startup is a bit of a selfish move. Every relationship sort of takes a backseat' Insights

'Running a startup is a bit of a selfish move. Every relationship sort of takes a backseat'

This entrepreneur learned you need to pace yourself and not go all guns blazing when setting up a business.

# apps-and-mobile - Tuesday 20 December, 2016

From Business ETC Facebook could face €200m in fines after 'misleading' the EU during the WhatsApp buyout Apps And Mobile

Facebook could face €200m in fines after 'misleading' the EU during the WhatsApp buyout

The social media giant allegedly provided incorrect details for the Commission’s 2014 investigation.

# apps-and-mobile - Monday 19 December, 2016

From Business ETC An Irish company that gets people cheaper health cover for keeping fit is going global Health

An Irish company that gets people cheaper health cover for keeping fit is going global

WeSavvy uses data from wearables to reduce policyholders’ premiums.

# apps-and-mobile - Tuesday 13 December, 2016

From Business ETC 'Corporate life is so cushioned, it doesn't prepare you for how tough startups are' Insights

'Corporate life is so cushioned, it doesn't prepare you for how tough startups are'

This former HR manager decided to ditch the corporate scene to set up her own company.

# apps-and-mobile - Monday 12 December, 2016

From Business ETC Twitter names new Irish boss amid mounting losses and global job cuts Social Media

Twitter names new Irish boss amid mounting losses and global job cuts

Sinéad McSweeney is taking over from Mark Little as managing director of Twitter’s Irish operations.

# apps-and-mobile - Saturday 10 December, 2016

Amazon is opening a bricks-and-mortar store - with no cashiers or checkouts

The Amazon Go concept involves customers having grocery bills deducted from their accounts.

# apps-and-mobile - Friday 9 December, 2016

From Business ETC 'Never do business with your friends. You end up losing them' Insights

'Never do business with your friends. You end up losing them'

This golf enthusiast started out building railways in Africa and at 76 has set up another company.

# apps-and-mobile - Thursday 8 December, 2016

From Business ETC Small-business software specialists Enterpryze are on a hiring drive to expand overseas Services

Small-business software specialists Enterpryze are on a hiring drive to expand overseas

The Irish company has announced plans to hire 200 new staff.

# apps-and-mobile - Wednesday 7 December, 2016

From Business ETC Two banks are rolling out in-store smartphone payments in Ireland Finance

Two banks are rolling out in-store smartphone payments in Ireland

But the service from KBC and AIB will only be available to Android users.

# apps-and-mobile - Tuesday 6 December, 2016

From Business ETC Amazon is opening a bricks-and-mortar store - with no cashiers or checkouts Retail

Amazon is opening a bricks-and-mortar store - with no cashiers or checkouts

The Amazon Go concept involves customers having grocery bills deducted from their accounts.

# apps-and-mobile - Sunday 4 December, 2016

Virtual reality marketing is in vogue – but brands beware the novelty factor

Cheaper technology has put VR in reach of many more firms.

# apps-and-mobile - Saturday 3 December, 2016

From Business ETC Virtual reality marketing is in vogue – but brands beware the novelty factor Marketing

Virtual reality marketing is in vogue – but brands beware the novelty factor

Cheaper technology has put VR in reach of many more firms.

# apps-and-mobile - Monday 21 November, 2016

Accused of 'blackmailing' publishers, Adblock Plus insists its aim is to create better ads

The company, which has locked horns with giants like Facebook, is building an ‘acceptable ads exchange’.

# apps-and-mobile - Sunday 20 November, 2016

A top Ryanair exec wants to give tourists a platform to slag pubs with pricey pints

Kenny Jacobs says tourism bosses need to focus on good value and getting people to revisit Ireland.

From Business ETC Accused of 'blackmailing' publishers, Adblock Plus insists its aim is to create better ads Marketing

Accused of 'blackmailing' publishers, Adblock Plus insists its aim is to create better ads

The company, which has locked horns with giants like Facebook, is building an ‘acceptable ads exchange’.

From Business ETC A top Ryanair exec wants to give tourists a platform to slag pubs with pricey pints Tourism

A top Ryanair exec wants to give tourists a platform to slag pubs with pricey pints

Kenny Jacobs says tourism bosses need to focus on good value and getting people to revisit Ireland.

# apps-and-mobile - Saturday 19 November, 2016

Ireland to oppose Uber application to circumvent taxi regulations across EU ECJ

Ireland to oppose Uber application to circumvent taxi regulations across EU

The company’s flagship service is banned here – and the government wants to keep it that way.

# apps-and-mobile - Thursday 17 November, 2016

From Business ETC Ireland is weighing into a row between Uber and a Spanish taxi company Policy

Ireland is weighing into a row between Uber and a Spanish taxi company

The company’s flagship service is banned here – and the government wants to keep it that way.

# apps-and-mobile - Wednesday 16 November, 2016

From Business ETC Snapchat is set to go public with a value of up to $25 billion Social Media

Snapchat is set to go public with a value of up to $25 billion

The platform is used by over 100 million people a day.

# apps-and-mobile - Sunday 13 November, 2016

From Business ETC The man responsible for selling Pokémon Go: 'This is a marathon, not a sprint' Apps And Mobile

The man responsible for selling Pokémon Go: 'This is a marathon, not a sprint'

Niantic’s marketing chief says he’s not worried about falling interest after the early burst of popularity.

# apps-and-mobile - Sunday 6 November, 2016

Pension providers will 'cease to exist' if they don't talk to young workers in the right way

Insurance giants like Aviva are using online gimmicks to get young people to ‘engage” with retirement funds.

# apps-and-mobile - Sunday 30 October, 2016

From Business ETC Pension providers will 'cease to exist' if they don't talk to young workers in the right way Marketing

Pension providers will 'cease to exist' if they don't talk to young workers in the right way

Insurance giants like Aviva are using online gimmicks to get young people to ‘engage” with retirement funds.

# apps-and-mobile - Thursday 27 October, 2016

From Business ETC After failing to find a buyer, Twitter unveils deeper-than-expected job cuts Social Media

After failing to find a buyer, Twitter unveils deeper-than-expected job cuts

The social networking site plans to shed 9% of its global workforce.

Eir is set to be taken over by a US hedge fund

Anchorage Capital Group already owned more than one-third of the telecoms company.

From Business ETC Eir is set to be taken over by a US hedge fund Internet

Eir is set to be taken over by a US hedge fund

Anchorage Capital Group already owned more than one-third of the telecoms company.

# apps-and-mobile - Wednesday 26 October, 2016

From Business ETC Apple's sales have stalled for the first time in 15 years Hardware

Apple's sales have stalled for the first time in 15 years

The Silicon Valley tech giant overwhelmingly relies on people buying its latest iPhones.

# apps-and-mobile - Saturday 22 October, 2016

From Business ETC This Dublin fintech startup wants to make money as shareable as cat videos Startups

This Dublin fintech startup wants to make money as shareable as cat videos

Plynk is developing a chat app for sending funds – as well as messages.