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# healthcare technology
'Only 10% of data available about a human is actually used': How cognitive computing can change healthcare
A summit held yesterday focused on new technological advancements in the field of healthcare.
# does not compute
IBM under the spotlight of US authorities for 'certain transactions' in Ireland
The company revealed the probe in its latest filings.
# the big ten
These are the top ten brands in the world right now
No prizes for guess number one.
# Jobs Jobs Jobs
Are you an expert on the Internet of Things? Accenture is hiring 200 people in Dublin
The company is opening a ‘Centre for Innovation’ in the capital.
# Out of office
IBM employees form a football team with pro stadium, cheerleaders and televised games
Well that escalated quickly.
# AI
Explainer: Why IBM could hold the keys to smarter apps and services
Its artificial intelligence Watson is one of the most powerful devices out there, but how will it tie into our day-to-day lives?
# big data
IBM strikes partnership with Twitter to help it better understand customers
The new partnership will use Twitter’s data to help businesses identify trends and better understand its customers.
Ireland really is the best small country in the world to do business*
*According to this report, which will make Enda Kenny happy.
# Jobswatch
Burton thanks IBM for JobBridge support
Company says 50 new jobs coming in Dublin multilingual sales centre.
# bury the hatchet
Unlikely friends: IBM and Apple team up to sell iPhones and iPads to businesses
The deal aims to fill the gap left by the collapse of Blackberry.
# JobBridge
IBM and PayPal criticised for using JobBridge to fill science and tech positions
One ad called for an extra foreign language for a €50 a week position.
# Displacement
Google knocks Apple off the top spot to become the world's most valuable brand
The company is worth €116 billion, having increased in value by 40 per cent over the year.
# cancer fighting
IBM supercomputer sets its sights on treating brain cancer
IBM’s cloud computing system Watson will be used to help develop treatments for glioblastoma, the most common type of brain cancer in US adults.
Column: Ireland is excluded from some of the world's most fascinating scientific research
As a non-member of CERN, we are missing out on unique opportunities to collaborate with our European neighbours in cutting-edge work – as well as the revenue opportunities it brings.
# Jobswatch
Another 'vote of confidence' from IBM with up to 40 new jobs
The company is to open a new multilingual Software Services Operation Centre
# smart machines
Google steps up AI efforts with $500 million purchase of DeepMind
The startup specialises in developing human-like artificial intelligence for simulations, e-commerce and games.
# Irish Water
Irish Water will spend nearly €86 million on consultants, contractors and legal advice
The new utility company’s submission to the Oireachtas Environment Committee outlines how up to €180 million will be spent to establish it.
# Water Charges
'A national scandal': Irish Water facing questions from PAC over €50m consultancy fees
Irish Water has defended the spending saying the initial cost of setting it up has to be seen “in the context of long term cost savings”.
# login
Bill Gates says CTRL-ALT-DELETE was a mistake
Did you try turning it off and turning it back on again?
These ten computer operating systems never made the grade
You’re more likely to find an ATM running on some of these systems than a desktop computer or smartphone.
# Cancer Research
IBM uses 'Watson' supercomputer to crunch cancer data
The supercomputer is getting through 600,000 pieces of medical evidence, two million pages of text and clinical trials in oncology research.
# Data Protection
O2 admits to loss of tape which could have customers’ personal data
The mobile phone company, which has 1.6 million customers in Ireland, says there is a “low risk to customer data privacy” and says the tape is likely to be still in an O2 building.
# Branding
GALLERY: 20 company logos from before they were famous
Some of the brands we think are slick now? Well, they used to be… a lot less slick.
# blast from the past
That’s not a computer – THIS is a computer
If you think your fingers are sore from playing too much Song Pop on your smartphone, you probably haven’t ever had the pleasure of taking the IBM 5100 with you for a day’s portable computing.
# Brands
Apple overtakes Google to become world's most valuable brand
The value of the Cupertino tech company almost doubles in 2011, as the launch of the white iPhone 4 sparks scuffles in China.
# Jobs
Jobs cut at IBM
EU launches IBM antitrust investigations
Computer giant under spotlight for possible competition infringements.