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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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Equifax Announces Opening of Dublin IT R&D Centre

Equifax, a global leader in consumer, commercial and workforce information solutions, has announced the opening of a new information technology talent centre in Dublin to help address the company’s growing global information technology needs. The opening of the new facility comes as a result of support from IDA Ireland, the agency responsible for industrial development and […]

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10,000 Net Increase in Jobs in Enterprise Ireland Supported Companies

Enterprise Ireland, the Government agency responsible for developing Irish business globally, has reported the creation of 21,118 new jobs by client companies in 2015. This translates into a net increase of 10,169 jobs for 2015 (taking account of job losses) in Enterprise Ireland supported businesses, and brings total employment in these companies to 192,223 – […]

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Trustev CEO, Pat Phelan. Image credit: Neil Danton.

Trustev Acquired by US Company, Plans to Continue to Grow its Team in Cork

Trustev, the fraud-busting Cork startup founded by Pat Phelan and Chris Kennedy has been acquired by one of its investors, TransUnion, a US based company specialising in credit reporting. The companies have partnered in providing joint solutions to prevent fraud, and this morning they reported that TransUnion had agreed to buy Trustev for $21m, plus […]

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Participants at Monday's Angel Summit ahead of the main event. Photo Credit: Web Summit/Sportsfile

42,000 Attend Dublin’s Last Web Summit

We’re at Web Summit – and so, it seems, is everyone else! 42000 #WebSummit attendees. 134 countries. Our most international event. Read the top 20 most represented countries: https://t.co/SSMxRw1kKd — Web Summit (@WebSummitHQ) November 2, 2015 42,000 people will attend the event in the RDS over the next three days, mixing, mingling, speaking, listening and […]

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Colm Lyon Receives The DotIE Net Visionary Award 2015 [Video]

The Net Visionary Awards were held on Friday night at the RDS Concert Hall, organised by The Irish Internet Association and sponsored once more by the IEDR, the DotIE registry. Each year awards are presented in 17 categories, with the highlight of the evening being the conferring of the title ‘Net Visionary’ on the person who has displayed extraordinary […]

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Uber Business By The Numbers

Uber launched a business service a little over a year ago. I signed us up, as it made sense. Obviously we weren’t the only company to do so and the data that Uber released earlier this week on how Uber is used by businesses gives a very interesting insight into business travellers.  

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