Ireland

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Accelerators

Dublin vs. Lisbon: Forget Web Summit, which is the better fit for startups?

The Irish and Portuguese capitals have a new rivalry thanks to Web Summit's move. But is Dublin's tech prowess insurmountable for up-and-coming Lisbon?
Nov 15, 2016

IAG opens Hangar 51 accelerator to bring big data and digital services to the airline industry

Accepting applications through November 6, this 10-week London program is looking to cut out turbulence from the air travel industry
Oct 25, 2016

StitcherAds completes incubation by Facebook and relaunches its SaaS advertising platform

The Irish startup participated in Facebook's Preferred Marketing Developer Ads Incubation Program where it refined its behavioral data analyzation platform
May 26, 2014

Big Data

Team-up between Middlebury and Irish machine translation startup KantanMT might herald next step in immersive language learning

The partnership will mean students studying advanced translation will get access to top-notch tools
Jan 29, 2017

Irish startup Boxever crushes it, brings in $12 million

Big Data and e-commerce integrate with this Dublin company's insightful remarketing and merchandising technology for airlines
Jan 20, 2016

Irish Birdleaf swoops in with automatically segmented customer data

The Irish startup might be about to up the ante for other CRM and customer data platforms
Sep 07, 2015

eCommerce

Entrepreneurship

Dublin vs. Lisbon: Forget Web Summit, which is the better fit for startups?

The Irish and Portuguese capitals have a new rivalry thanks to Web Summit's move. But is Dublin's tech prowess insurmountable for up-and-coming Lisbon?
Nov 15, 2016
2015 was the year everything tried to be smart, including Barbie. Photo credit: Mattel

What was 2015 ‘the year of’ in tech? Geektime writers weigh in

Gabriel Avner, Gedalyah Reback, Laura Rosbrow-Telem, and Alex Lazear explain what they think were the big themes in tech in 2015
Dec 30, 2015
Web Summit. Photo Credit: Web Summit Facebook

Web Summit: Too big to be useful

After this year's Web Summit, we don't plan on attending again. This is why
Nov 17, 2015
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Events

Web Summit. Photo Credit: Web Summit Facebook

Web Summit: Too big to be useful

After this year's Web Summit, we don't plan on attending again. This is why
Nov 17, 2015

The best annual tech events for 2015

General manager of Microsoft Ventures Global gives you the lowdown on which events startup entrepreneurs should be marking down on their calendars
Jan 12, 2015

Get out your Pop Rocks, Coca Cola’s coming to Web Summit

Used to a very different sort of taste test, the Coca-Cola company is expanding its penchant for product preference competitions as it announces today its sponsorship of [Read More...]
Aug 25, 2014

FinTech

Filipino FinTech startup First Circle raises record-breaking $1.2 million seed round

The round might be the largest yet for Filipino fintech
Oct 18, 2016

From IT to fintech, early signs point to Dublin and Berlin startup growth as VC investments slow in London

Second quarter venture capital was significantly slower in London while it picked up in Berlin, as experts warn the sooner post-Brexit regulations are laid out, the [Read More...]
Jul 27, 2016
Dublin City at dawn. Photo credit: David Soanes Photography / Getty Images Israel

Irish startups bounce back and raise €237 million in the first quarter of 2016

After a rough end of 2015 and loss of Web Summit to Portugal, the news is welcome in Dublin
May 16, 2016
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Gaming

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While Activision may have bought Candy Crush’s creator, freemium is on its way out

Freemium games like "Candy Crush" may be on their way out. Here's why
Nov 08, 2015
Visitors make a day of it at King Digital Entertainment's studios in Stockholm, Sweden. Photo Credit: King

Activision Blizzard accepts Candy Crush invite to buy parent company for $5.9 billion

Gaming giant scoops up Swedish-founded King Digital Entertainment in a move sure to rock mobile gaming
Nov 03, 2015

Von Bismark hopes you’ll use your gaming console for shopping (VIDEO)

“The Mall on Xbox One is the first ever e-commerce platform for a smart television,” Eoghan O'Sullivan, Von Bismark’s CEO, tells Geektime at Microsoft's Think Next [Read More...]
May 14, 2015

Health

U2’s Bono and The Edge invest in Irish anti-diabetes startup Nuritas

The U2 musicians have previously invested in Facebook and Dropbox, signalling that Nuritas's research might make the company a startup rockstar in its own right
Dec 07, 2016

Genomics Medicine Ireland raises $40 million in Series A

GMI hopes to build Ireland's first full-service genomics laboratory
Oct 30, 2016

Pharma giant Novartis leads $17 million investment in Irish medical startup Inflazome

Still at a relatively early stage, this company is already turning some very big heads
Sep 12, 2016
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Industry

Irish startup NewsWhip ropes in $6.4 million investment from the Associated Press and Cantor Fitzgerald

NewsWhip is the reason so many websites have been able to catch seemingly mundane stories so quickly and turn them into strong articles
Feb 15, 2017
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Balderton report on Euro tech talent shows major gaps in Ireland, burgeoning strength in the Nordics

Europe's talent is locked in the London-Paris-Berlin triangle, although the best bet for some developers might be to check out other countries
Dec 12, 2016

U2’s Bono and The Edge invest in Irish anti-diabetes startup Nuritas

The U2 musicians have previously invested in Facebook and Dropbox, signalling that Nuritas's research might make the company a startup rockstar in its own right
Dec 07, 2016
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Internet

Lists

New startup ecosystem mapping tools are redefining networking

These 5 mapping tools are helping startup ecosystems around the globe become better connected
Jul 26, 2015

Cork Innovates: 12 awesome Cork movers and shakers

The following post provides links to in-depth interviews with a selection of some of the most impressive and forward looking innovators, investors and entrepreneurs from [Read More...]
Jun 15, 2015

20 Irish startups that will rock you the Celtic way!

Geektime spoke with 20 awesome Irish startups to give you a sense of the great emerging technology coming out of Ireland
May 21, 2015
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Mobile

News

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Facebook launching custom profile frames outside US

While they claim there is more interest abroad, one also wonders if the feature isn't ready for prime time. Here, we examine if custom frames could take off
Dec 08, 2016

U2’s Bono and The Edge invest in Irish anti-diabetes startup Nuritas

The U2 musicians have previously invested in Facebook and Dropbox, signalling that Nuritas's research might make the company a startup rockstar in its own right
Dec 07, 2016

Genomics Medicine Ireland raises $40 million in Series A

GMI hopes to build Ireland's first full-service genomics laboratory
Oct 30, 2016
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Robotics

Team-up between Middlebury and Irish machine translation startup KantanMT might herald next step in immersive language learning

The partnership will mean students studying advanced translation will get access to top-notch tools
Jan 29, 2017

Intel buys Irish computer vision startup Movidius in its sixth major buyout of the year

Intel is spending hundreds of millions of dollars to buy startups from around the world to enhance its own deep learning and machine learning technology, RealSense
Sep 06, 2016
Replicas of the music video's robots on the Björk retrospective at MoMA, New York City. Photo Credit: sashimomura / Creative Commons

Penetrating the market: Is sex with robots the way of the future?

Will sex robots reinforce negative stereotypes? Or lead to more prostitution? Ultimately, will sex robots change how humans have sex?
Nov 09, 2015

Security

Social Media

Venture Capital

Dublin City at dawn. Photo credit: David Soanes Photography / Getty Images Israel

Irish startups raised €888 million from around the world in 2016, shattering its 2015 numbers

While headlines dwelt on Ireland losing Web Summit to intrepid Portugal, the Portuguese and other European communities struggle to keep up with ecosystems as advanced as [Read More...]
Feb 15, 2017

From IT to fintech, early signs point to Dublin and Berlin startup growth as VC investments slow in London

Second quarter venture capital was significantly slower in London while it picked up in Berlin, as experts warn the sooner post-Brexit regulations are laid out, the [Read More...]
Jul 27, 2016
Dublin City at dawn. Photo credit: David Soanes Photography / Getty Images Israel

Irish startups bounce back and raise €237 million in the first quarter of 2016

After a rough end of 2015 and loss of Web Summit to Portugal, the news is welcome in Dublin
May 16, 2016
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Wearables

How video games and biofeedback help relieve stress

A device called the PIP uses biofeedback and video games to help Type A personalities “switch off”
Oct 29, 2014