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Dublin: 12 °C Saturday 1 November, 2014

Yesterday’s News

From TheJournal.ie Woman sues Google after Street View image shows her exposed breast Damages

Woman sues Google after Street View image shows her exposed breast

The photo showed the woman sitting outside her house and her face was blurred out.

SMEs will soon to able to access €800m from Ireland’s newest bank

The Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland is hoped to be up and running by the end of the year.

From TheJournal.ie One pilot dies after Virgin Galactic spaceplane crashes in test flight SpaceShipTwo

One pilot dies after Virgin Galactic spaceplane crashes in test flight

The SpaceShipTwo was conducting a test flight over California.

Ulster Bank is planning more ‘cost-saving initiatives’ after closing a bunch of branches

But parent company RBS doesn’t want to sell its Irish arm any more now it’s making a profit.

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From TheJournal.ie SIPTU won’t be protesting against water charges, but they want them deferred Irish Water

SIPTU won’t be protesting against water charges, but they want them deferred

The Right2Water campaign is backed Mandate and UNITE unions.

Google’s robot chief and Android co-founder is calling it a day

Andy Rubin was responsible for turning Android into one of the biggest mobile platforms globally as well as for Google’s recent push into robotics.

Apple is worried it will have to pay back-taxes to Ireland… and the bill could be BIG

Grief over that claimed ‘sweetheart’ tax deal just won’t go away.

Sony records hefty losses as its smartphone woes continue

Its net loss for the half year ballooned to nearly €794 million, causing it to replace its mobile chief and cut staff in its global smartphone unit by 15%.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: What does the Internet of Things mean for Ireland? Connected

Opinion: What does the Internet of Things mean for Ireland?

The intersection between our ‘virtual’ and physical worlds is enriching our daily lives – from entertainment, to energy, transport, healthcare and diet.

Thursday 30 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Phishing attacks are down, but be careful before Christmas Gone Phishing

Phishing attacks are down, but be careful before Christmas

Phishing is surprisingly lucrative.

This professor is the most highly cited Irish scientist of all time

Professor Des Higgins was named the World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds this year.

SME book club: Surviving a family business… with your sanity and relationships intact

Each month, as part of TheJournal.ie’s ongoing SME coverage, we look at a business book that makes a difference.

From TheJournal.ie This 9-year-old Dubliner has been named the EU’s Digital Girl of the Year Fair Play
From TheJournal.ie European loan of €100 million to give power to the south-west On The Grid

European loan of €100 million to give power to the south-west

The money is the second part of a €200 million ESB agreement with the European Investment Bank.

From TheJournal.ie Meet Rehab’s new CEO (and have a look at her salary) Top Job

Meet Rehab’s new CEO (and have a look at her salary)

Mo Flynn will take on the position vacated by Angela Kerins.

From TheJournal.ie ESB wants its government owners to axe wind and solar power support Power Play

ESB wants its government owners to axe wind and solar power support

Targets and backing for the renewable-energy sources should end after 2020, the state supplier says.

From TheJournal.ie Do you have an AIB, EBS or Haven mortgage? Good news*! Interesting Stuff

Do you have an AIB, EBS or Haven mortgage? Good news*!

*Except tracker mortgage holders.

Now Nintendo and Microsoft are getting in on the health craze

Microsoft has unveiled its challenger to Apple Health and Google Fit while Nintendo looks to develop a device that will monitor a user’s fatigue and map their sleep.

Remember Bono said he helped bring Google and Facebook to Ireland? Well, he did

He has connections, and the IDA uses them.

From TheJournal.ie Richard Bruton: ‘Our new tax measure is fair but you just can’t stop other countries from grumbling’ Human Nature

Richard Bruton: ‘Our new tax measure is fair but you just can’t stop other countries from grumbling’

The Jobs Minister says the knowledge box will keep Ireland as a competitive location for companies.

From TheJournal.ie Apple CEO Tim Cook comes out, says he is ‘proud to be gay’ Equality

Apple CEO Tim Cook comes out, says he is ‘proud to be gay’

The 53-year-old businessman says he wants to trade-in his privacy to help others.

YouTube videos are going to look amazing from now on

The site has quietly rolled out 60fps videos, which will allow for smoother, higher-quality videos.

Soon you might actually be able to afford a piece of Ferrari

Now THAT’s what we call a spinoff.

From TheJournal.ie New plan will make it easier to sack civil servants who are doing a bad job Reforms

New plan will make it easier to sack civil servants who are doing a bad job

While staff in the civil service who do well will be recognised – but not with bonuses.

Samsung’s year goes from bad to worse as profits continue to plunge

Weak smartphone sales and increased competition meant the company recording its smallest quarterly profit in three years.

From TheJournal.ie Good news: 130 jobs announced for Athlone and Dublin Jobswatch

Good news: 130 jobs announced for Athlone and Dublin

Teleflex will create the jobs over three years, while Openet will create 30 jobs in Dublin.

Wednesday 29 October, 2014

How to: Get blood from a stone… or at least a loan from a bank

Sure it can be hard, but here are a few things that could help.

From TheJournal.ie The number of billionaires in the world doubled during the global crisis Extreme Inequality

The number of billionaires in the world doubled during the global crisis

If the richest three people spent $1 million every day, it would take 220 years to run out of money.

Will one of these new RTÉ dramas be the next big thing?

The winners of the latest Storyland competition, which previously spawned Hardy Bucks, has been announced.

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Cars, furniture and electrical goods: These are a few of our favourite things

Products that people stopped buying during the recession are back on shopping lists.

Soon after completing its Facebook deal, Whatsapp’s CEO has no plans to make money

For now, his only concern is to grow its userbase and bring voice calls to the app early next year.

From TheJournal.ie Criminal investigation launched into Tesco’s €333m blunder EVERY LITTLE DOESN'T HELP

Criminal investigation launched into Tesco’s €333m blunder

The UK’s Serious Fraud Office has stepped in.

Film lovers, you’ve one less place to go to find classic movies

Dublin’s Laser DVD is closing down.

Not so hot: Why the big clothing chains are sweating over an Indian summer

Was that the magic word “discount” we just heard?

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From TheJournal.ie 30 new jobs as Jack & Jones set to open Dundrum store next month Flagship Store

30 new jobs as Jack & Jones set to open Dundrum store next month

The company has taken a 10-year lease on the 8,300 sq ft store.

Here are the uses for private browsing that you might not have thought of

Its uses extend beyond visiting sites you don’t want saved.

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