Apple: planning a giant €850 million data centre in Athenry, Co Galway.

Giant buildings that store the internet’s cloud are springing up all over the country

Tom Kelley finds IDEO’s move to social innovation “so rewarding”. The firm has already built 23 schools based on design thinking as it changes education in Peru.

Tom Kelley, of IDEO, is pleased to see design central to the creative process

Last month, however, Google announced it was effectively shuttering the Glass “open beta” project, and withdrawing Glass from sale

Tech firms pay a high reputational cost by overpromising on ambitious devices

Jason Mayden: “I was rejected by Nike three times, I wrote letters, I sent my portfolio, and on the next time, I figured instead of just sending queries through the mail, I would actually send a portion of who I am, and I just told my story rather than just show them my work”

Jason Mayden left Nike to look after his son’s dietary issues and it is now a professional passion

Annie West: to speak at Sligo Swell

Free event to cater for tech-minded creative communities in the northwest

Apple Watch:its success will stand or fall on the quality of its software

The arrival of the Apple Watch will be the acid test for the company’s developers

iTunes store: value proposition for consumers was actually the greater convenience of the iTunes/iPod ecosystem over illegal downloading sites rather than the music itself

Abundance of the web has shaken up traditional ways of selling

Serial host Sarah Koenig told the story of the  1999 murder in Baltimore of student Hae Min Lee and  conviction of her ex-boyfriend Adnan Syed

Sarah Koenig and her team produced a feat of experimental journalism about a murder

The abuse of the hooded men of Northern Ireland ultimately led to the abuse of the hooded man of Abu Ghraib. Photograph: AP

US grotesquely compromised its stated values

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