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Dublin: 2 °C Sunday 26 April, 2015

Today’s News

These are the best browsers you can get for your smartphone

Apps may be front and centre of all smartphone experiences but the humble browser is anything but irrelevant.

From TheJournal.ie This incredible Arizona boulder home is like something out of Star Trek This House Rocks

Ever dreamed of starting your own record label? Here’s how one duo did it

We talk to Dublin’s Paper Trail Records about having the ‘best job’.

What recession? Ireland’s richest people wealthier now than during Celtic Tiger

You have to be worth at least £100 million to get on the list.

Here’s everything you need to know about business this week

Everyone was talking about SiteServ, mobilegeddon and food-delivery wars.

If you haven’t backed up your computer before, do it now

Seriously, you’ll thank yourself for it later.

Can you guess the codenames for these famous products?

The only place where you can get names like Perestroika, Jaunty Jackalope and Weed-Whacker.

Your FM radio won’t fall silent any time soon Dab

Your FM radio won’t fall silent any time soon

The Department of Communications has said it has ‘no plans’ to switch off the frequency.

Yesterday’s News

From TheJournal.ie Jon Bon Jovi just sold his $37.5 million New York apartment … Take a look inside Bed Of Roses
From TheJournal.ie Diet Pepsi is getting rid of aspartame, but Diet Coke is keeping it Partial Credit

Diet Pepsi is getting rid of aspartame, but Diet Coke is keeping it

The sweetener has been extensively studied, but there are some concerns over it.

5 apps worth downloading this week

Get quick fit, learn to DJ, and/or finally get your photos organised.

‘If I hadn’t taken this chance I wouldn’t be able to sleep at night’

Rory O’Farrell’s Melosity is looking to redefine how Irish musicians record their sounds. A product ‘with the wow factor’ is the first priority.

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Inside: An architect's opinion for just €55, the lowdown on variable mortgage rates - and this showstopper in Portrane

Every business should take lessons from how Nike sells shoes

We talk to one of the world’s greatest scriptwriting experts about how everyone should be able to spin a good yarn.

From TheJournal.ie Over 1,000 staff at AIB are on over €100,000 a year Making Bank

Over 1,000 staff at AIB are on over €100,000 a year

That means they make up 1% of Ireland’s high earners.

People can now buy the Apple Watch online – unless they’re in Ireland

Unless you have a good friend in the UK, Japan or Germany?

Consumers ordered to pay €52 million back to banks so far this year

The average amount awarded to banks was €600,000.

Friday 24 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Alan Dukes has A LOT to say about the ‘odd ideas’ at the Department of Finance SiteServ

Alan Dukes has A LOT to say about the ‘odd ideas’ at the Department of Finance

The former finance minister explained why IBRC and the department didn’t always get along.

How does Facebook decide what to show on your newsfeed?

Filtering through 1,500 stories a day isn’t simple.

From TheJournal.ie People without medical cards are avoiding doctors like the plague Sure It'll Be Grand

People without medical cards are avoiding doctors like the plague

Although hopefully most of them don’t actually have the plague.

Richard Hammond is sticking with his boys and walking away from Top Gear

The presenter says he’s ‘not about to quit his mates’.

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From TheJournal.ie Alan Dukes: There are people around who see conspiracy in their tea leaves SiteServ

Alan Dukes: There are people around who see conspiracy in their tea leaves

The former IBRC chairman has said he is “extremely angry” at suggestions of malpractice or criminality in the sale of Siteserv.

From TheJournal.ie See how Google Maps has secretly insulted Apple in the most childishly inappropriate way Taking The Piss
From TheJournal.ie These guys have been ripping an Apple Watch to pieces so you don’t have to Appletopsy

These guys have been ripping an Apple Watch to pieces so you don’t have to

One journalist has described the process as being like ‘an awesome Super Bowl halftime show for nerds’…

The Déise is getting some much-needed jobs

A publishing company has announced 100 new jobs.

From TheJournal.ie Enda says a full inquiry into Siteserv would take quite a long time Siterserv This post contains videos

Enda says a full inquiry into Siteserv would take quite a long time

More documents released under FOI show that Siteserv was not the only issue of contention between the department and IBRC.

Ireland is losing its competitive edge

The country is still an expensive place to do business.

This is how much Sony offered Daniel Craig just to hold its new phone

But the star resisted because Bond ‘only uses the best’.

From TheJournal.ie Just how many Irish people can really be classed as filthy rich? Big Spenders

Just how many Irish people can really be classed as filthy rich?

5% of the tax-paying population are on salaries of €100,000 or greater…

From TheJournal.ie Revealed: How Michael Noonan’s confidence in IBRC bosses was ‘wearing quite thin’ SiteServ

Revealed: How Michael Noonan’s confidence in IBRC bosses was ‘wearing quite thin’

Newly-released documents show major tensions between the former Anglo Irish Bank and the Department of Finance.

No fanfare or fuss for release of the new Apple watch

No fanfare or fuss for release of the new Apple watch

Previous Apple launches have seen queues down the street – but stock of the new watch on the high street is limited.

From TheJournal.ie 16 breathtaking Hubble images that changed the way we view the Universe Hubble At 25

16 breathtaking Hubble images that changed the way we view the Universe

We have much to thank Hubble for at its 25th birthday.

From TheJournal.ie Young man takes on social welfare for ‘age discrimination’ over reduced dole Unemployed Help

Young man takes on social welfare for ‘age discrimination’ over reduced dole

By-election candidate Adrienne Wallace says there would be outrage if ‘women or black people had to accept a lower rate’.

Thursday 23 April, 2015

Happy 10th birthday YouTube. Here’s why it’s such a success

It’s come a long way since a trip to the zoo in 2005.

From TheJournal.ie Benetton on Dublin’s Stephen’s Green is being occupied this evening… Stephen's Green

Benetton on Dublin’s Stephen’s Green is being occupied this evening…

By people protesting the clothing giant’s failure to pay reparations for the 2013 Rana Plaza building disaster in Bangladesh.

From TheJournal.ie ¡No hablo Inglés! – language school that left 220 students out in the cold to be liquidated Closed For Business

¡No hablo Inglés! – language school that left 220 students out in the cold to be liquidated

The Carlyle Institute closed its doors earlier this month.

From TheJournal.ie Another multi-million euro development for Dublin’s docklands gets the green light Big Reveal

Another multi-million euro development for Dublin’s docklands gets the green light

Together, the two developments are known as the Reveal Developments.

Mixed emotions as Dell brings jobs to Limerick, six years after massive cuts

The company shifted 1,900 manufacturing jobs to Poland in 2009.

From TheJournal.ie AIB boss: ‘I did my level best, but it wasn’t enough. I can never get away from that’ Banking Inquiry

AIB boss: ‘I did my level best, but it wasn’t enough. I can never get away from that’

Former AIB chair Dermot Gleeson is before the banking inquiry today.

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