Finalists Announced for Blacknight SME Awards

The final shortlists have been announced for the first ever Blacknight SME Awards, which will be held on April 25 at the Radisson Hotel in Cork. Check out the full list below. Sponsored by Ireland’s leading hosting company Blacknight, and hosted by RTÉ’s Rick O’Shea, the SME Awards are organised by Mulley Communications. Tickets for the event are on sale […]

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Social Media Awards 2015 is Launched

The date for the 2015 Social Media Awards, known as “The Sockies”, has been announced. The ceremony will be held in the RDS Concert Hall on June 3rd. Nomination, which is free, is open until April 7th and any company or organisation on the island of Ireland eligible to enter. Click here to check out this year’s categories. […]

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Zuckerberg Uses Gaelic Football to Showcase Facebook’s new Video AI

Fans of Gaelic Football might not agree with Mark Zuckerberg’s characterisation of the game as one of the world’s “really obscure and unexpected sports“, but it’s probably fair enough on a global scale. The Facebook founder was showing an example of an AI system developed by the company’s AI research team, which can identify what […]

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A Virtual Tour of Ancient Rome

“It was the biggest city in the Western world, until 19th Century London” says Dr. Bernard Frischer in this virtual video tour of Rome in 320 AD. That year can be considered “the peak of Rome’s development” under the reign of Constantine the Great, shortly before he moved his capital to Byzantium, precipitating the division into Eastern and Western empires, and later […]

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Fujitsu STYLISTIC V535

Fujitsu Launches a Tough Tablet for Industry and Business

At Mobile World Congress, Fujitsu recently unveiled a no-nonsense, fully ruggedized industrial business tablet, the FUJITSU Tablet STYLISTIC V535. Designed to roll with the punches and soak up the knocks and scrapes of use in environments that would normally overcome consumer-grade tablets, the STYLISTIC V535 stands up to liquids, dust, bumps, and even to being […]

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Colm Lyon, Founder & CEO, Realex Payments

‘Perseverance Pays Dividends’ – Realex Founder Colm Lyon on His €115m Exit [Audio]

Perseverance, simplicity and excellence in customer service are the keys to success, says Colm Lyon, founder of Realex Payments, which was acquired today in a deal valued at €115 million. Colm is our guest on today’s podcast. Click on the player above to listen to the show, or download it here: 07:10; 4MB; MP3. The acquisition of Realex by Atlanta-based […]

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Realex Payments Management Team, from left: Paul Davey (CFO), Gary Conroy (COO), Andrew Yoakley (Head of Business Development), Morgan Hammersley (CIO), Colm Lyon (CEO & Founder), Ciarán Cassidy (Head of Product Management), Owen O'Byrne (Chief Product Architect)

Realex Payments is Acquired by Global Payments

Realex Payments, one of Europe’s largest and fastest growing payment gateways, has been acquired by Global Payments, a leading worldwide provider of payment technology services. Founder and CEO, Colm Lyon said: “We are thrilled to be joining the Global Payments team.  It’s great news for our customers, for our employees, and for Ireland. “For Realex […]

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Spectacular SpaceX Images are Free on Flickr

SpaceX, the commercial Space company founded by Elon Musk has created an account on Flickr and published over 100 pictures under a Creative Commons licence. In so doing they are apparently following NASA’s lead which has traditionally made photographs available in the public domain. Motherboard reports that SpaceX originally used an Attribution-NonCommercial licence but later […]

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