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Ireland’s Internet Day 2016 [Video]

There was a strong turn out last week at the event hosted by IE Domain Registry to mark Ireland’s Internet Day, at the Mansion House in Dublin. I was there on behalf of Ireland’s leading domain registrar, Blacknight. After the event I recorded a video interview with IEDR CEO David Curtin. [youtube]https://youtu.be/2_eJw2g5I9w[/youtube]   I also met the headline speaker, […]

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Picture shows from left Clare Dillon, StartUp Programme Lead, Microsoft; and Tim Arnold,GM, Hailo in Ireland, as Hailo, Ireland’s leading transport app, has today announced that it has passed
100,000 journeys on its Hailo for Business platform in Ireland. The announcement was made at a
Hailo/The Dean business breakfast this morning, which focused on scaling technology businesses in
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Hailo stated that it now has over 500 business accounts, including Twitter, HSBC, PTSB, Paddy Power,
Morgan McKinley and Core Media. It said that 1 in 15 jobs on the Hailo network are now Hailo for
Business jobs, highlighting the significance of the Hailo for Business service in the Irish market.
Hailo said that one of the key pillars for growth in the Irish market in 2016 and beyond involves
growth in the business travel sector. Hailo for Business was an obvious step for the company, which
has been in the Irish market for nearly 4 years and has continued to grow rapidly in the consumer
segment. Hailo now carries 45,000 passengers every day and has over 600,000 registered users. Hailo
has completed over 13 million jobs since launch in 2012, carrying over 20 million passengers.
Further info: Niall Carson,Head of Sales,e: niall.carson@hailocab.com, m: +353 (0) 877533888
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Hailo Ireland Passes 100,000 Business Journeys

Hailo Ireland has today announced that it has passed 100,000 journeys on its Hailo for Business platform in Ireland. The announcement was made at a Hailo/The Dean business breakfast this morning, which focused on scaling technology businesses in the Irish market.   Ireland’s leading transport app, Hailo revealed that it now has over 500 business accounts, […]

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Microsoft Buys LinkedIn for $26.2bn. From left: Jeff Weiner, CEO LinkedIn; Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft; Reid Hoffman, chairman and co-founder of LinkedIn.

Microsoft Buys LinkedIn for $26.2bn

Microsoft and LinkedIn have announced they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Microsoft buys LinkedIn for $196 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at $26.2 billion, inclusive of LinkedIn’s net cash. LinkedIn will retain its distinct brand, culture and independence. Jeff Weiner will remain CEO of LinkedIn, reporting to Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft. […]

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Joan Mulvhill, CEO, Irish Internet Association with Brett Meyers, CEO, CurrencyFair. Picture: Conor McCabe Photography

CurrencyFair offers Free International Transfers to Irish Businesses

  CurrencyFair has announced that they will give a year’s worth of international money transfers without fees, to the first 500 Irish businesses to sign up with them from today, April 28. The campaign aims to help Irish businesses to grow their exports in international markets and challenge financial institutions’ current high currency rates, highlighting that many Irish businesses are […]

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Facebook Moves to Make Messenger a Marketplace

Techcrunch reports that Facebook is preparing to allow brands and businesses to solicit business using Facebook Messenger, which currently boasts 800 million active users. The news comes from a leaked document which Facebook has reportedly sent to major advertisers, suggesting that the new feature may be introduced in the second quarter this year. Businesses will […]

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Valentine’s is Business as Usual for SME Spouses

With Valentine’s Day on the horizon, The Blacknight SME Awards carried out a survey this week of the spouses and partners of SME owners. The results confirm that entrepreneurship can be challenging for couples, while family support is seen as an essential resources for SMEs. “If the people at home don’t believe in the project, they may as well call it […]

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Pictured at the launch of GEN Ireland's Calendar of Activities are (l-r): David Bradley, Director, GEN; Maree Helena, Co-founder, GEN Ireland; and Frank Roche, Chairman, Dublin Business Innovation Centre.

GEN Ireland Announces Pipeline Global Innovators Summit

Global Entrepreneurship Network Ireland has announced it will bring 50 U.S., high-growth entrepreneurial leaders to Dublin for the Pipeline Global Innovators Summit from September 18-24. Pipeline is an organisation of successful entrepreneurs in the Midwestern region of the United States. Each year approximately ten new entrepreneurs are invited to join Pipeline as Fellows and participate in […]

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