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As Google buys Pointy, co-founder Mark Cummins enters his second act with the tech giant

The Dublin startup isn’t the first business founded by Cummins to be snapped up by the company.

From apps to taps: Where Ireland sits in the march toward a cashless society

Early adoption is led by the Nordics and Asia as infrastructure and societal acceptance plays catch up.

Want to be a CGI wizard, sous chef or finance specialist? There's now an apprenticeship for that

Apprenticeships are changing – but attitudes to them need to catch up.

INDUSTRY NEWS

Three years after opening its Irish R&D lab, Kaspersky closed its office in Dublin

The cybersecurity giant had a three-year plan to hire 50 people but opted to close the office last summer.

Why medtech startup PMD raised €1.4m to work on a 'huge opportunity' in the Middle East

The Cork outfit develops wearables to monitoring patients’ breathing and is also looking towards Canada.

INSIGHTS

Ireland has talent, but when it comes to tech and science it needs to tackle gender imbalances

Ireland’s smart economy ambitions stem from its educated youth, it needs to be nurtured early

Tech has been the driving force behind the taxi industry’s evolution and it's not slowing down

Drivers and traditional companies have been thinking on their feet to keep up with new apps.