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A robin feeding a fledgling

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nstagram, which was bought by Facebook in 2012 for $1bn, is part of the Facebook “bug bounty” program, which was created in 2011, under which people who spot chinks in Facebook’s digital armour are given a $10,000 reward. Photograph: Getty Images

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Vimeo, the on-demand online video platform, has acquired VHX, adding a subscription capability that could help it compete with larger players includin(...)

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Pricewatch was asked to give a talk about the home of the future at the Ideal Home Show a couple of weeks back. The task seemed simple enough. We’ll (...)

Pathos and farce: Peter Coonan, Owen McDonnell and Seán T Ó Meallaigh from TG4's Wrecking The Rising

For the most part, this year’s centenary commemorations have been sober and reflective, imbued with that quiet dignity usually only achieved when Ree(...)

Album sales were led by The Very Best of Prince a 2001 compilation of the R&B artist’s hits including Purple Rain and Kiss, which sold more than 250,000 copies in the three days. Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters

The music of Prince soared to the top of the weekly US Billboard 200 album chart on Monday after the singer’s sudden death last week, as mourning fan(...)

€16.99: The Binman’s Guide to Marketing by Oisin Browne

Oisin Browne is a marketer who learned much about doing business by working for the City Bin company. He scored a big hit on Amazon with his best-sell(...)

Cashew nut and paneer koftas: one of the recipes in Chetna Makan’s new cookbook

The cast of characters who take part in television phenomenon The Great British Bake Off is as colourful and accomplished as the showstoppers they cre(...)

Phil Healy of UCC in action at the Irish Universities Athletic Association Track & Field Championships 2016 at Morton Stadium in Santry. A video of her performance in the anchor leg of the 4x400m has gone viral around the world. Photograph: Cody Glenn/Sportsfile.

It’s the one sporting video it seems people can’t stop viewing, and not just for the performance of Phil Healy. Because to put it in its full and prop(...)