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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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We Must Solve the Problem of Jurisdiction to Keep Cyberspace Free-to-Roam – Bertrand de La Chappelle [Video]

The internet has no borders; increasingly things get complicated when questions of jurisdiction arise. Bertrand de La Chappelle runs The Internet and Jurisdiction Project, based in Paris, which is working to to establish “a global, issue-based, multi-stakeholder dialogue process between states, International Organizations, companies, civil society and the technical community. The project provides a neutral […]

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Microsoft Demos Hololens ‘No Screen’ Interface at Build [Video]

Microsoft’s 3-day Build developer conference got underway yesterday in San Francisco and the first day had some interesting developments, such as the news that Windows will compete aggressively with Android on small devices, by making it free for devices with screens less than 9 inches. Also – they announced new Software Development Kits to allow easy […]

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Dr. Liam Noonan, Lecturer at LIT’s Game Design and Development degree in Thurles and Games Fleadh 2015 organiser

Doom Developer in Thurles at Games Fleadh 2015

Ireland’s largest gaming event, Games Fleadh, is underway today at LIT Tipperary’s campus in Thurles with the participation of three of the biggest names in the industry. The event features games development and research talks by prolific American games designers and developers Brenda and John Romero and Electronic Arts (EA) Chief Operating Officer Bryan Neider. The visitors will also […]

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Solution Centred Approach to Selling ICT – Sales Institute Breakfast Seminar

On Wednesday next, February 18, The Sales Institute is running a breakfast seminar on the ‘Solution Centred Approach to Selling ICT‘, at the O’Callaghan Alexander Hotel in Dublin at 7:30am. In most cases when you sell an ICT product or service to a customer it has a complex impact on multiple aspects of the customer’s organisation. […]

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Windows 10 Introduces ‘No Screen’ Holographic Interface

Yesterday Microsoft unveiled Windows 10, featuring greater integration across PC, Xbox and mobile devices, the Cortana speech interface and a new browser. They also demonstrated two new devices designed to take advantage of new interface features of Windows 10: the HoloLens holographic goggles and Surface Hub, an 84-inch screen with features to support working in groups. Windows 10 will be delivered […]

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Irish Government Files Amicus Brief In Microsoft Data Case

Yesterday afternoon the Irish government filed an amicus brief in the Microsoft data case. We’ve mentioned this case previously, as it has very broad ramifications for cross-jurisdictional issues surrounding data privacy and sovereignty and much more. To recap. A US court wants Microsoft to hand over customer data which is stored on servers in Ireland […]

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