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TNW Europe Conference 10th Edition

The Next Web Europe Conference will be 10 years old next year. The 10th edition of the conference is scheduled to take place in Amsterdam on April 23rd and 24th 2015. According to the organisers over 3500 attendees were at the most recent edition this year, with the same number expected for the 10th anniversary. […]

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Hailo, the taxi app, is pulling out of North America

Hailo Quits ‘Unprofitable’ North America

Hailo, the taxi hailing app has announced that it is pulling out of North America because it says the price war between local ride-sharing startups Uber and Lyft is making it “impossible” to be profitable there. The Financial Times reports that co-founder and co-CEO Jay Bergman is leaving the company, leaving the other CEO, Tom Barr in charge. […]

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Satellite Broadband can Cut the Digital Divide [Audio]

Today’s podcast is an interview with Patrick Sullivan, an economic development consultant who has worked on broadband strategy in Wales and Ireland. He’s part of a partnership of organisations behind Project SABER (SAtellite Broadband for European Regions), which is making the case for satellite broadband as part of the solution to reducing the digital divide. Click on […]

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Michael Dell, speaking in Brussels yesterday

Dell Celebrates Continuing Channel Momentum at PartnerDirect Solutions Conference

For a company which built its initial success on direct sales and disintermediation, the re-invention of Dell as a solutions provider is especially evident in the growth of its partner programmes. Yesterday it reaffirmed its commitment to the channel with a speech from CEO and founder Michael Dell to the company’s sixth annual PartnerDirect Solutions Conference in Brussels. During […]

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Nest Smart Home Thermostats & Warning Systems Launch in Ireland

Nest has launched in Ireland (and in Belgium, France and the Netherlands). The company, which was recently acquired by Google, offers two products: the Nest Learning Thermostat which learns your preferences for home heating as you use it, and can result in significant energy savings; and Nest Protect. a smoke and Carbon Monoxide detector with a number of ‘smart’ features. […]

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PayPal’s Vice President for Global Operations EMEA, Louise Phelan, and Ryanair’s Chief Marketing Officer, Kenny Jacobs, launching a new partnership.

Now you can pay for your Ryanair tickets with Paypal

Ryanair have announced a new payment partnership with PayPal, providing customers, business travellers, travel agents and corporate travel departments with even more ways to book and pay on the Ryanair.com website. This is the latest development in Ryanair’s recent customer improvements, including allocated seating, a second free cabin bag, a new website and app and […]

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America is “Losing the Cloud” over Surveillance, warns i2Coalition

We mentioned Christian Dawson on last week’s podcast, and we’ve interviewed him in a previous episode. He’s chairman and co-founder of i2Coalition, the Internet Infrastructure Coalition. i2Coalition is an industry organisation representing businesses that provide the “nuts and bolts” of the Internet.  It includes major players in the hosting networking and hardware industries, such as Rackspace, Dell, Google […]

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