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Tech - Wednesday 25 November, 2020

Eir CEO says it was a 'mistake' to locate customer care centre in Sligo

Carolan Lennon has since clarified her remarks and said Eir is “committed to Sligo”.

Tech - Friday 20 November, 2020

Vatican inquiry after Pope's Instagram account 'likes' racy image by Brazilian model

The ‘like’ was spotted earlier this week but has since been removed.

Tech - Monday 9 November, 2020

Ireland 'far behind the curve' on gambling laws as warning sounded on 'insidious' loot boxes in video games

The long-awaited gambling regulator will review laws around loot boxes in video games – but it isn’t clear when it’ll be set up.

Tech - Tuesday 20 October, 2020

US government sues Google over its 'illegal monopoly' on internet search and advertising services

The case is one of the country’s biggest antitrust lawsuits in decades.


Tech - Tuesday 13 October, 2020

Apple prepares to unveil the iPhone 12

There could be as many as four different versions of the new iPhone, reports say.

Tech - Thursday 8 October, 2020

Google must negotiate with media groups over paying for online news, Paris court rules

The ruling came as the US firm announced it was close to a deal on compensating French media groups.

Tech - Thursday 24 September, 2020

TikTok set to appear in US court to argue attempted ban is not motivated by 'genuine security concerns'

The Chinese-owned app is seeking a preliminary injunction against the ban.

Tech - Monday 21 September, 2020

Judge halts WeChat ban in US-China tech battle

At the weekend Donald Trump said he had approved a deal allowing Oracle to become data partner for TikTok to avert a shutdown of that app.

Tech - Friday 18 September, 2020

US bans TikTok and WeChat, citing national security reasons

Downloads of the apps will be banned from Sunday onwards.

Tech - Thursday 17 September, 2020

Sony and Microsoft to go head-to-head at Christmas as PlayStation 5 gets release date Gaming This post contains videos

Sony and Microsoft to go head-to-head at Christmas as PlayStation 5 gets release date

The new console will go on sale on 12 November,

Tech - Friday 11 September, 2020

Facebook launches High Court challenge to DPC's order to suspend EU-US data transfers

The DPC told Facebook this week to stop transferring data belonging to European Union users to the US.

Tech - Thursday 10 September, 2020

Facebook told it can no longer send user data from EU to US

The social media giant said the Data Protection Commission told it the key mechanism it uses to transfer data to the US “cannot in practice be used”.

Tech - Tuesday 1 September, 2020

Facebook threatens to block sharing of news stories in Australia

The company said Australian legislation would force it to pay arbitrary and theoretically unlimited sums for content.

Tech - Sunday 30 August, 2020

Power Down: How years of policy neglect left Ireland in the shadow of a solar revolution Exclusive

We examine the key roadblocks that have limited small-scale solar power and if enough is now being done to hit impending EU targets.


Tech - Friday 28 August, 2020

More a motorcycle with propellers, Japanese company unveils its 'flying car' Skydrive This post contains videos

More a motorcycle with propellers, Japanese company unveils its 'flying car'

The machine so far can fly for just five to 10 minutes.

Tech - Saturday 15 August, 2020

Trump sets deadline for TikTok owner to sell US assets

It remains unclear what the TikTok orders mean for the app’s 100 million users in the US.

Tech - Friday 14 August, 2020

TikTok ban in US to be challenged

The company and its US employees are planning to take Donald Trump’s administration to court.

Tech - Saturday 1 August, 2020

TikTok responds to Donald Trump's pledge to ban the app

The president said he could use emergency economic powers or an executive order.

Tech - Wednesday 29 July, 2020

Bezos, Cook, Zuckerberg and Pichai face grilling at high-flying Congress hearing Tech Bros This post contains videos

Bezos, Cook, Zuckerberg and Pichai face grilling at high-flying Congress hearing

Democrats questioned them on their vast market power while Republicans accused them of censorship.

Tech - Wednesday 15 July, 2020

Apple and Ireland win appeal against European Commission's €13 billion tax ruling

The European Commission previously ordered the US company to hand back €13 billion in unpaid tax.

Tech - Monday 29 June, 2020

Unfriended: Is #StopHateForProfit a tipping point for Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg? Money Talks This post contains videos

Unfriended: Is #StopHateForProfit a tipping point for Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg?

Some of the internet’s biggest advertisers have started to pull their ads from the site.

Tech - Wednesday 17 June, 2020

Facebook launches voter information centre amid concern over Trump posts

The platform continues to face criticism for not removing or labelling posts by Trump that that spread misinformation.

Tech - Saturday 13 June, 2020

WATCH: SpaceX launches dozens of satellites in Starlink mission Liftoff This post contains videos

WATCH: SpaceX launches dozens of satellites in Starlink mission

A new batch of 58 Starlink internet satellites and three Earth-observation satellites were launched.

Tech - Tuesday 26 May, 2020

The new Munster Technological University will be established in 2021

The new technological university will be formed by Cork Institute of Technology and Institute of Technology Tralee.

Tech - Thursday 21 May, 2020

Google and Apple launch contact-tracing platform that will be used in Irish app

The Google-Apple API will be used in the Irish contact tracing app,

Tech - Monday 18 May, 2020

Huawei says its survival is at stake after latest US restrictions

The Chinese company has hit out at the “pernicious” attack against it.

Tech - Wednesday 13 May, 2020

Facebook says it's flagged 50 million misleading coronavirus posts since March

The number of Instagram posts related to suicide or self-harm Facebook took action against increased by 40%, it said.

Twitter says employees can work from home 'forever' if they wish

Twitter’s EMEA headquarters are in Dublin where the company employees about 200 people.

Tech - Sunday 10 May, 2020

HSE still plans to roll out contact tracing app by end of the month

The app will be opt-in and support, rather than replace, current contact tracing processes.

Tech - Tuesday 5 May, 2020

Airbnb confirms almost 1,900 job losses - 25% of all staff

Several hundred people are employed by the company in Dublin.

Tech - Friday 24 April, 2020

Leo Varadkar says charging Google and Facebook for news media content is 'a good idea'

Varadkar said that the social media giants are “sort of free riders on costs incurred by other people”.

Tech - Sunday 19 April, 2020

Zoom tightens security as users flock to the platform amid coronavirus pandemic

The number of people taking part in Zoom meetings daily eclipsed 200 million in March

Tech - Thursday 19 March, 2020

Twitter to delete posts which promote fake Covid-19 treatments or deny expert advice

The site said tweets which place people at risk of contracting the illness would contravene its safety rules.

Tech - Monday 9 March, 2020

'Utter carnage' on financial markets continues as oil and coronavirus combine to deliver 'Black Monday' In The Red This post contains videos

'Utter carnage' on financial markets continues as oil and coronavirus combine to deliver 'Black Monday'

In early trading, more than £140 billion was wiped off FTSE 100 companies.

Tech - Friday 6 March, 2020

Star Wars and The Simpsons among the draws as Disney+ launches in Ireland for €6.99 per month

The streaming services launches on 24 March.

Tech - Wednesday 12 February, 2020

Facebook postpones Valentine's Day launch for dating app due to data regulator's concerns

The app was due to launch tomorrow, the day before Valentine’s Day.

Tech - Wednesday 8 January, 2020

Instagram 'likes' and whether or not money makes people happy explored at Young Scientist Exhibition

Climate change is also examined by many of the projects at this year’s competition.

Tech - Friday 3 January, 2020

The government wants to make Dublin more like Boston, Barcelona and Paris

A new Trinity College campus site will serve as the centre of the ‘Grand Canal Innovation District’.

Tech - Sunday 15 December, 2019

RTÉ 'committed' to improving Player after complaints about 'frustrating' and 'unusable' service

Viewers had issues watching the Rugby World Cup and other programmes.

Tech - Wednesday 4 December, 2019

Elon Musk wanted to call diver a 'creepy old man', not a paedophile, courts hears

Vernon Unsworth is suing the co-founder of Tesla for defamation after the billionaire said in a since-deleted tweeted that he was a “pedo”.

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