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Facebook’s got the top social status as it leaves Twitter in the dust

28th July 2017

Facebook’s mobile advertising business grew by more than 50pc in the second quarter, the company said in its earnings report on Wednesday, as the social network continued to establish itself as the venue of choice for an ever-growing array of online advertisers. In contrast, Twitter shares opened more than 10pc lower yesterday after it disappointed […]

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Facebook’s got the top social status as it leaves Twitter in the dust

28th July 2017

Facebook’s mobile advertising business grew by more than 50pc in the second quarter, the company said in its earnings report on Wednesday, as the social network continued to establish itself as the venue of choice for an ever-growing array of online advertisers. In contrast, Twitter shares opened more than 10pc lower yesterday after it disappointed […]

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Aldi store donates 25,000 meals to charity through FoodCloud

26th July 2017

Aldi’s Ballincollig store has become the first Aldi store in Ireland to donate 25,000 meals to local charities through the grocery store’s partnership with FoodCloud. FoodCloud’s innovative software platform allows stores to connect with local charities to ensure surplus food from grocery stores can be rescued. Since the partnership between Aldi and FoodCloud started in […]

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Parents sacrifice summer hols as cost of sending children back to school hits over €1,200

26th July 2017

Thousands of parents will be forced to deny their children basic school items this year as they struggle to fund the back-to-school spend. A majority of mums and dads say they will buy foreign goods over Irish-produced ones if it means reducing school costs. A survey commissioned by the Irish League of Credit Unions claims […]

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Property prices across Ireland shot up by almost €24,000 last year

25th July 2017

The price of a house rose nationwide by almost €24,000 last year. And there are far fewer vacant properties than previously estimated, a new report has found. Dublin property prices shot up by €40,000 last year. The national average house price for the year was €250,188, an increase of €23,739 since last year, according to […]

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Aldi store donates 25,000 meals to charity through FoodCloud

25th July 2017

Aldi’s Ballincollig store has become the first Aldi store in Ireland to donate 25,000 meals to local charities through the grocery store’s partnership with FoodCloud. FoodCloud’s innovative software platform allows stores to connect with local charities to ensure surplus food from grocery stores can be rescued. Since the partnership between Aldi and FoodCloud started in […]

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Australian health software firm to set up Cork HQ

24th July 2017

A global software platform that manages healthcare professionals’ clinics, consolidates patient records and “matchmakes” doctors with patients has chosen Cork as its European HQ. HealthKit, founded in Australia and which operates in 50 countries, already has more than 400 Irish-based GPs, psychologists and other health professionals using its practice-management software. The company, which is targeting […]

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On this day: how to turn off Facebook memories

24th July 2017

On This Day – also known as Facebook Memories – is one of the social network’s most divisive features. For some, it’s a fun daily reminder of something silly, important or embarrassing that you or somebody close to you considered worthy of being published online. It can even put you back in touch with old […]

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Laws must be updated as driverless cars steer us into complex insurance minefield

24th July 2017

The era of driverless cars – or fully autonomous vehicles (AVs) – is near and will dramatically transform how we drive. The technology is well advanced and we already see automated features built into new cars, such as automatic braking, adaptive cruise control, and lane-drift prevention. The test driving of fully AVs (which require no […]

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Government claims progress in fixing mobile and broadband blackspots

21st July 2017

Telecoms operators are working with local authorities to identify and remedy mobile blackspots. Speaking at the launch of a report from the Government’s Mobile Phone and Broadband Taskforce, Communications Minister Denis Naughten also said that every local authority now had a broadband officer “as a single point of contact” for the public and telecoms operators […]

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