31 July
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Twitter is testing a subscription-style ad program. See how much it costs

For a monthly fee, Twitter would promote up to 10 tweets a day in addition to running month-long Promoted Account ads. With its ad revenue in decline, Twitter needs to explore ways to boost its business. And it really is. Twitter is testing a subscription-style ad program that would have businesses pay $99 a month for their accounts and some of their tweets to be automatically…

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27 July
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Cork’s digital economy is worth €1bn and could generate 15,000 jobs

The former chief digital officer of Brisbane, Kieran O’Hea, says Cork’s digital economy needs to be appreciated and understood. Cork’s digital economy is estimated to be worth in the region of €1bn, surpassing its €850m tourism economy. That’s the view of Kieran O’Hea, former chief digital officer of the Australian city of Brisbane. O’Hea has established Digital Cork, a new effort to see a digital economy…

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26 July
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Influencer Rob Kenny: "From press conferences with Naomi Campbell, to photoshoots with the Irish Rugby Team, to flying a Jetpack man down the River Liffey, I have made some pretty unique career memories already at the age of 25"

Rob Kenny, Brand Communications Manager of Publicis Dublin, part of the worldwide Publicis Groupe, is one of our recent Postgraduate Diploma in Public Relations with Arranged Work Experience graduates. Always busy with a number of key responsibilities, including Head of PR & Head of Influencer Marketing, Rob took some time out of his eventful schedule to talk about his route to career success. Rob, you are…

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4 July
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Top 10 hard to fill roles in Irish tech

Surge in interest in junior tech roles among grads! According to Indeed, the following are the hardest roles to fill in Irish tech: 1. Software Developer - 32.4% of roles still open after 60 days 2. Senior Java Developer - 28,3% of roles still open after 60 days 3. Front End Developer - 27.9% of roles still open after 60 days 4. Software Architect - 24.9%…

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3 July
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What Does Google’s ‘Project Owl’ Mean for Search and Fake News?

Project Owl is a new endeavor that Google has recently launched, aimed at stamping out fake news and hate speech from showing in your search results. This new campaign plans to combat the spread of fake news through new feedback forms for search suggestions. This effort is primarily supported through user feedback, as well as new changes to search capabilities. While we don’t see this new…

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16 June
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Construction industry growth hits 15-month high

Construction activity accelerated in May, with firms reporting sharp increases in new business and further job creation during the month, according to the Ulster Bank purchasing managers’ index for the sector. Respondents to the survey reported “particular strength” in housing, where activity expanded at the second-fastest rate in the survey’s 17-year history. The rise comes amid pressure on the Government to do more to alleviate shortages…

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14 June
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Over one million new Mobile Internet users added per day

A new Ericsson Mobility report foresees continued rapid growth of mobile connectivity as global mobile data traffic increases to eight times its current level by 2022. This traffic is the equivalent of: – The population of Spain streaming HD video 24 hours per day for a month – A single subscriber streaming HD video continuously for 3.55 million years – 31 billion hours of continuous HD…

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9 June

The world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data

A new commodity spawns a lucrative, fast-growing industry, prompting antitrust regulators to step in to restrain those who control its flow. A century ago, the resource in question was oil. Now similar concerns are being raised by the giants that deal in data, the oil of the digital era. These titans—Alphabet (Google’s parent company), Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Microsoft—look unstoppable. They are the five most valuable…

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8 June
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Online gift voucher firm Smartbox bringing 100 jobs to Dublin

Smartbox Group, a provider of online gift vouchers, has announced plans to hire 100 staff as part of a new office expansion in Dublin. Smartbox Group is one of the biggest online gift voucher firms in Europe, with €1bn worth of business created in 2016 and 6.5m gifts purchased across 10 countries. Now, with 2,000 sq ft added to its office in Dublin, Smartbox is set…

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2 June
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25 Amazing Tech Companies Hiring in Dublin

Dublin’s Silicon Docks is the centre of Ireland’s thriving tech scene, home to high-tech brands Google, Facebook, and Twitter, and waves of on-point startups. The city leads global innovation in embedded tech and was predicted by Intel to become the first “Internet of Things City.” Tech workers are drawn to Dublin’s triple threat: challenging tech projects, desirable lifestyle gains, and impactful innovation. Perhaps Dublin’s biggest draw…

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