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Dublin: 7 °C Thursday 24 April, 2014

Yesterday’s News

Dizzying figures alert!: In 2014 Apple have sold 43.7 million iPhones and made $10.2bn profit

CEO Tim Cook also hinted that new products are on the way.

From TheJournal.ie NAMA pledges €5m for Moore Street site but dispute remains over 1916 plans Easter Rising

NAMA pledges €5m for Moore Street site but dispute remains over 1916 plans

It was announced last year that the four houses at 14 to 17 Moore Street are to be converted into a commemorative centre at the national monument.

From TheJournal.ie “Little more than lipstick on a pig.” Environment groups not happy with Ireland’s climate change plan Looking To 2050

“Little more than lipstick on a pig.” Environment groups not happy with Ireland’s climate change plan

The draft plans commit Ireland to a “low-carbon economy by 2050″ but Friends of the Earth say detailed targets are needed.

From TheJournal.ie The Government is making it easier for skilled workers from abroad to work in Ireland Jobs

The Government is making it easier for skilled workers from abroad to work in Ireland

A new bill will bring in nine different ways to be granted an employment permit.

Mobile phones found to help boost literacy rates in developing countries

The report from UNESCO found that access to mobile devices encourages people in developing countries to read full-length books and stories through their phone.

From The Score Man Utd shares jump 6% after manager Moyes booted Happy Days

Man Utd shares jump 6% after manager Moyes booted

Shares of the popular British football team, traded on the New York Stock Exchange, leaped in opening trade and rose to $19.18.

Google Street View update lets you travel back in time*

*Travel as far back as 2007, that is.

Households in just four counties have more disposable income than average

CSO figures also found that the gap between the highest and lowest disposable incomes has widened.

PhoneWatch to create 230 jobs in 12 regions across the country

The new roles are in engineering, sales and operational areas of the business.

WhatsApp CEO vows to keep things simple after hitting 500 million users mark

The app now sees more than 700 million photos and 100 million videos shared through it every day as it aims to reach one billion users.

The rate of cybercrime is on the rise, with some firms losing nearly €4 million because of it

The study from PWC found that cybercrime in Ireland has risen from 24 per cent to 45 per cent since 2011.

OECD says JobBridge is leaving most disadvantaged behind

The international think tank also recommended that the role of the Community Employment Programme be reconsidered as it is not cost effective, especially in terms of getting people back to regular employment.

Tuesday 22 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Education Minister faces sustained heckling and booing as he speaks to secondary teachers Rumble For Ruairi

Education Minister faces sustained heckling and booing as he speaks to secondary teachers

The minister had earlier today faced the ire of primary teachers.

Meet the creative entrepreneurs who fought the slump – together

The Fumbally Exchange is due to spread to 13 new locations this year – and two-thirds of its member businesses plan to expand this year.

ASAI rules that Paddy Power’s controversial Oscar Pistorius ad WAS offensive

The Advertising Standards Agency of Ireland has upheld 65 complaints against the ads which ran in the Sunday Independent and Sunday World.

Microsoft will finally complete its Nokia deal this week, but there are a few changes

The €5.4 billion deal was originally supposed to be completed a month ago but was delayed as Microsoft waited for regulatory authorities in Asia to approve the deal.

Looking for a place to store your bitcoins safely? Two Irish companies are offering just that

Both BitVendo and Merrion Vaults are allowing bitcoin owners to store the crypto-currency through cold storage, a service which stores them offline and protects them from security breaches.

Netflix considers raising prices for new customers after strong start to the year

The increase for new customers, expected to take place sometime before July, will help Netflix invest more in original internet programming similar to its hit political drama, House of Cards.

Apple will now recycle your old iPods and iPhones for free

The scheme has been launched to coincide with Earth Day – which is today.

Monday 21 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Newstalk lodges complaint over RTÉ’s refusal to run ad Radio Wars

Newstalk lodges complaint over RTÉ’s refusal to run ad

RTÉ has claimed that it has guidelines for accepting advertisements from other broadcasters but it has yet to publish them.

From The Daily Edge 9 original gameplay screens only former Game Boy owners will understand Game Boy 25

9 original gameplay screens only former Game Boy owners will understand

The Game Boy is 25 years old today. How old are you?

From TheJournal.ie Buy to let landlords problems affecting family homes – Threshold Letting Us Down

Buy to let landlords problems affecting family homes – Threshold

Threshold wants tenants to have the same rights and remedies as mortgage holders, pushing for a code of conduct in dealing with receiverships.

How AR will help you see the world in a different light

Originally seen as a gimmick, there are far more practical uses to augmented reality than what first meets the eye.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Never waste the lessons of a good recession – capitalise on creative vision Arts And Business

Column: Never waste the lessons of a good recession – capitalise on creative vision

Communities and economies thrive on creative thought and vision – our dancers, writers, thinkers, performers, artists create so much return on the small investments made in them.

Sunday 20 April, 2014

Thinking of buying? Here’s 11 of the cheapest homes on the market right now €75000 Or Less This post contains images

Thinking of buying? Here’s 11 of the cheapest homes on the market right now

Asking prices are up around 3.5 per cent on this time last year, and the lack of supply’s been pushing up prices in Dublin. But what’s on offer for less than €75,000?

Review: Hands on with the Samsung Galaxy S5

Does the latest addition to Samsung’s flagship range do enough to separate itself from previous versions?

How much do you want this see-through toaster?

You can cook pretty much any food in between the two glass panes. Perfect toast for all, forever.

From TheJournal.ie Everything you ever wanted to know about sheep-shearing… A city-dweller’s guide Lambo II

Everything you ever wanted to know about sheep-shearing… A city-dweller’s guide

There are special shoes, for instance… Hands up who knew there were special shoes?

Damien Kiberd: United States of Europe? Then show us the benefits

With the EU forcing us into a ‘devaluation for slow learners’, isn’t it time we look closer at what exactly the euro has done for us?

Saturday 19 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Teleportation will be available within 50 years* Beam Us Up

Teleportation will be available within 50 years*

*That is what 40% of Americans believe, anyway.

Will this year be the turning point for Google Glass and co?

After being closely followed for the past year, Google Glass has seen criticism and negative views, but a turning point could soon be on the cards.

5 apps worth downloading this week

Featuring Google’s entry into the camera app market, the ability to create customised font notes, and a soothing and relaxing experience.

Want to start learning something new? Here’s where you should start

With so much information at our fingertips, where’s the best place to go if you want to learn a new language or brush up on your knowledge of the world?

From TheJournal.ie Why women love Sheryl Sandberg: ‘She just makes sense’ Cult Status

Why women love Sheryl Sandberg: ‘She just makes sense’

The billionaire was in town this week and the crowd loved her. But what makes Sheryl Sandberg the rock star of the business world.

Friday 18 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie RTE is refusing to run an ad for Newstalk, says Newstalk… Broadcast Wars

RTE is refusing to run an ad for Newstalk, says Newstalk…

…but RTE says that’s not exactly what’s happening.

From TheJournal.ie Increase in number of passengers going through Irish airports this Easter Lets Fly Away

Increase in number of passengers going through Irish airports this Easter

More than 250,000 people are expected to pass through Dublin airport this weekend.

From TheJournal.ie Landlords evicting tenants for putting their homes on Airbnb San Francisco

Landlords evicting tenants for putting their homes on Airbnb

A petition has been set up calling on lawmakers in San Francisco to stop the evictions.

Jobs watch: 30 new posts on the way at Trilogy Technologies in Dublin 8

Some of the jobs are already being advertised on the company’s website.

From The Score Sky Sports land five-year deal to show Top 14 rugby from next season French Rugby

Sky Sports land five-year deal to show Top 14 rugby from next season

The British broadcaster previously tied up a deal to show the Pro12 from September onwards.

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