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Apple ‘Juice’! Will New Apple Energy Subsidiary Sell to Consumers?

Apple has set up a new subsidiary company called Apple Energy LLC to manage the sale of surplus energy from its new headquarters in Cupertino, California. Apple Campus 2, dubbed the ‘Spaceship’ for its futuristic architecture, is currently under construction (as we showed last week), and apparently on schedule to meet Tim Cooke’s promise that the […]

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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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Donald Trump As A Cockney

Sure we don’t get to vote in the US presidential elections, but we do get to watch the entire drama unfold. Some people have been having a bit of fun playing with Donald Trump videos So how about Donald Trump as a rather tough Cockney? If you prefer a more sophisticated Trump there’s also this […]

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Zuckerberg Speaks Out In Support Of Muslims

Mark Zuckerberg is rarely out of the news for very long. Yesterday Facebook’s head honcho made a public statement with respect to Muslims. One would assume that this is linked to Donald Trump’s recent comments: I want to add my voice in support of Muslims in our community and around the world. After the Paris […]

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Safe Harbor Is Officially Dead

Data protection, privacy and retention have been hot topics for a long time, but the latest decision from the ECJ has effectively killed off “Safe Harbor” Here’s the decision (apparently a “media version” pending the release of the official one) schrems-judgment More over on Politico.eu UPDATE: Here’s the full decision: 283806411-CJEU-Judgment-Schrems-Case-on-Safe-Harbour  

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What’s It to You Who Runs the Internet?

Internet Governance doesn’t just happen. A lot of talking goes on to make sure that everyone’s interests are represented while progress is made. If your business is the Internet, you can cross your fingers and hope that all goes well, or you can do like Blacknight and get involved. Blacknight is Ireland’s leading domain registrar […]

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Fergal Crehan on “Ireland as a Digital Privacy Powerhouse” [Video]

On Friday, Twitter announced a change to their terms of service and privacy policy which puts Ireland at the centre of its international operations, citing the benefits of European data protection law as a rationale for the move. Just two days earlier, barrister Fergal Crehan spoke at the Blacknight-sponsored Digital Rights Europe Conference on the topic of Ireland as a […]

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John Oliver Interviews Edward Snowden

Last night’s episode of “Last Week Tonight” was longer than normal due to John Oliver doing a special segment on government surveillance. The segment included a lengthy in person interview with Edward Snowden that John Oliver recorded in Moscow. As he has done in the past, Oliver managed to put government surveillance into context in […]

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