3 May

Facebook denies it manipulates vulnerable teens for advertising

A leaked document obtained by an Australian newspaper claims that Facebook was telling advertisers how to target emotionally vulnerable teens. The power Facebook has over its users has been brought into question once again as last week, The Australian newspaper claimed to have documents showing that the social network was exploiting teens for the benefit of advertisers. According to these internal documents, Facebook was helping advertisers to target emotionally…

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3 May

Candidates with IoT experience are necessary in fintech jobs

Looking for a job in fintech? The industry needs candidates with data science and IoT experience, according to Geoff Fawcett at Hays. Analysts at Gartner predict there will be 25bn smartphones, smartwatches, wearables, connected cars and other connected devices by 2020. From household appliances to ATMs, all these devices will constantly gather user data and communicate that data in the internet of things (IoT). IoT will change the…

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20 April

Demand for Skills in Construction to 2020

The Irish Construction Industry continues in recovery mode and there is currently a strong demand for skills across the trades and professions. The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) recently commissioned DKM to produce a report, titled “Demand for Skills in Construction to 2020” the report warns of the skills shortages and the challenges the industry will face. DKM Director, Annette Hughes, who authored the report stated: “The…

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20 April

The value of the guidance and recommendations drawn up by the students of Fitzwilliam Institute was formally recognised when the Dublin Well Woman Centre won the Best Charity / Not for Profit website at the prestigious eir Spiders website awards

Alison Begas - Chief Officer, Dublin Well Woman Centre: "Our collaboration with Tim Smyrk and the Digital Marketing students at FitzWilliam Institute has been nothing less than a game-changer for the Dublin Well Woman Centre. I met initially with Tim and his class in April 2015; it gave me the opportunity to present them with the challenges we faced - although we are a long-established brand,…

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19 April

Irish job creation and employment growth set to continue in 2017

The total number of people in employment will continue to grow in 2017, albeit at a slower pace, with the potential for average salary increases of 5% - 10% for critical skills positions.   This is according to the latest Morgan McKinley 2017 Irish Salary Guide - Ireland’s most comprehensive analysis of pay across a range of professions and sectors.   Last year saw a strong…

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18 April

What can you earn in the digital industry? Salaries in 2017

Digital marketing continues to grow, as it becomes a necessity for most company’s marketing departments. According to Brightwater, there was a significant rise in the candidates moving away from traditional marketing into the digital space, as well as an increase in graduates leaving college having specialised in the area. This follows the trend that digital is becoming less of a niche, and more of a necessity…

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13 April

Snapchat will tell brands how many people saw their ads, then visited their stores, restaurants

In the growing rivalry between Facebook Inc. and Snapchat’s parent company Snap Inc., Facebook’s strategy seems to be copying Snapchat’s product features, and Snap’s strategy seems to be copying Facebook’s business playbook. Less than a year after Facebook officially started measuring the brick-and-mortar traffic its ads generate — borrowing from Google’s playbook — Snapchat is rolling out its own version of this online-to-offline measurement and adding…

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5 April

TV3 are looking for Fitzwilliam Institute students

TV3 would like to invite Fizwilliam Institute students to this week’s Pat Kenny Tonight. This week, guests include Leo Varadkar TD, who will be joining Pat to discuss his brief as Minister and a range of topics. Nick Clegg MP, will be talking about Brexit and implications for both Ireland and the UK. Also a panel of guests we will be discussing technology and the effect…

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3 April

April Fools from the tech industry

There’s nothing like a giant, powerful technology company really letting its collective hair down with a goofy April Fools’ announcement. Do you think that we’re fooled, giant, powerful technology companies? We see you there, lurking behind your jolly masks. Anyway, here’s the 2017 installment of this collective exercise in well-choreographed image management. Enjoy. The iFixit micro toolkit The specialist tools that iFixit uses for its widely…

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3 April

Google's Android hacking contest fails to attract exploits

Six months ago, Google offered to pay US$200,000 to any researcher who could remotely hack into an Android device by knowing only the victim's phone number and email address. No one stepped up to the challenge. While that might sound like good news and a testament to the mobile operating system's strong security, that's likely not the reason why the company's Project Zero Prize contest attracted…

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