AWS offers cloud services spanning computer power, database storage, content delivery and other functionality. Photograph: Abhishek N Chinnappa/Reuters

Subsidiary of online giant Amazon to create jobs over next two years

Phorest, which offers management software for hair and beauty salons, has been growing at around 40% annually.

Company enables beauty salons to manage bookings, roster staff and control stock

From left: Nathan Misischi, Sam Green and Ciara Hennessy of Dockit. Photograph: Paul Sharp/SharpPix

Trinity programme gives student teams access to mentorship and funding

Alastair Hamilton (left) chief executive of  Invest NI and Patrick McAliskey, managing director, Novosco.

Most roles will be located at Belfast HQ, with 32 in England

Among the new partnerships is a deal between electricity transmission system operator EirGrid and French-based Réseau de Transport d’Électricité that will see them support projects on renewable energies and smart grids.

EirGrid and French-based Réseau de Transport d’Électricité will see support projects on renewable energies and smart grids

But trade with Britain shows decline

Wisetek  chief executive Seán Sheehan said the new facility was “another milestone achievement” for the company in the continued growth of its US business.

Sacramento facility grows Irish-based IT disposal firm’s US operations

The SIS Pitches team at Luzhniki.

SIS Pitches installed six of the 12 stadium pitches for Russia 2018

Spy glasses? Spectacles V2

Tech Tools: The ring of LED lights that activate when you hit record reduce the creep factor

 PayPal research indicates the average Irish adult is owed €152 by friends and family. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Fintech firm charged 3.4 per cent and 35c per transfer funded by debit or credit card

Anybody home? You’ll never have to answer that door again if you don’t want to

Tech Tools: All you have to do is access the camera through a smartphone app

HP Spectre 13

Thin, light device holds its own but is let down slightly by battery life and lack of ports

Square chief financial officer Sarah Friar: “If you look at all of the stats on women they’re still pretty bad, frankly.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Low representation of women leaders in top firms is ‘insane’, says Square’s Sarah Friar

TimePage by Moleskine.

From team working to expenses, technology can help you save time and stay organised

Paddy Cosgrave, Web Summit CEO: “Railsbank was a cut above the rest at MoneyConf this year and I’m really looking forward to seeing where they go in the future.”

‘It’s inspiring to see start-ups pitch to some of the most influential figures in fintech’

WeWork’s Iveagh Court building in Dublin

Office-sharing firm will open two other buildings in Dublin

Web Summit CEO Paddy Cosgrave  gives the opening address on the first day of MoneyConf at the RDS in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Fintech conference at RDS attracts more than 5,000 attendees from 84 countries

Patrick Scully, managing director and vice president of Oath. Photograph:   Dara Mac Donaill

Company comprising 50 brands aiming to double its global users to 2 billion by 2020

Gilt opened its international customer support centre in Limerick in 2011. Stock photograph: Getty Images

Irish call centre of online shopping group Gilt ‘under review’, staff told

Charles Dowd, Plynk founder and chief executive

Service secured €25m funding a year ago, the highest ever Series A for an Irish software firm

Jane Ní Dhulchaointigh receiving her  European Inventor Award for Sugru.

Ní Dhulchaointigh is the first Irish person to win the award in the history of the event

Revolut founders Vlad Yatsenko and Nikolay Storonsky.

Commission-free trading on listed stocks is next goal for UK-based firm

The Oxford Street, London branch of House of Fraser which is one of those expected to close. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Around 6,000 staff will be affected by plans if they are approved by creditors

From left: Gavin Annon, head of sales and marketing and Mount Charles founder and chairman, Trevor Annon with Brian Lee, co-founder and chief executive  of Freshly Chopped in Donegall Square West, where the company will open a store in August.

First store will open in Donegall Square West in August

Chief executive of Origin Enterprises Tom O’Mahony. The company is set to issue its third quarter trading update on June 19th.  Photograph: Eric Luke

UDG Healthcare executive Sean Coyle to take up role from September

The Retro Pocket Games console is perfect for zapping bus boredom or train tedium

Tech Tools: Retro Pocket Games console features 150 games and costs €17

Jane Ní Dhulchaointigh: “Fixing things is not something most people think to do. Sugru is about quick easy fixes, small fixes that anyone can do”

Irish invention wins prestigious European Inventor Award

If your bag or whatever you’ve tagged is moved an alarm activates on your smartphone

Tech Review: this Android One phone takes decent photos – but please, no ‘bothies’

(Left to right) Alex Kayyal, Europe Head, Salesforce Ventures; Dreampitch judges Dale Murray, James Caan and Jacqueline de Rojas; Liz Fulham, chief executive Sales Optimize; Eileen O’Mara, SVP EMEA Marketing, Salesforce

Irish company, set up in 2013, took part in competition at the London event

Sammon had been working for the UK operator on the construction of five schools in counties Kildare, Meath and Wexford

Kildare-based company employs 200 people in Kilcock

Irish firm has seen significant expansion in recent years

Andrew Day, chief executive of Keywords Studios: The facility, announced earlier this year, covers an initial three-year term, and could be extended to €105 million and by two years. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Irish video gaming firm will use new facility to build business

Company president Chris Hyams: the share of job postings for financial roles has risen 15 per cent in the first quarter of the year. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

New survey from jobs site Indeed shows increased interest in Irish postings

Ciara O’Brien and co: “I try to enjoy almost all of it, because I’m reliably informed this stage passes quickly, and before I know it, they’ll be either ignoring my existence or telling me they hate me.”

Ciara O’Brien: Idealised motherhood and the hilarious, messy, kiddy-song, lovely reality

Zalando director Kenneth Melchior: “The online market in Ireland is small but growing fast.”

Ireland and Czech Republic are first new additions since 2013 to ecommerce platform

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It’s not as easy as you think.

Xbox Adaptive Controller: it has big programmable buttons, and it connects to switches, buttons, mounts and joysticks

Tech Tools: Microsoft’s new controller facilitates whatever your preferred set-up is

Matrix PowerWatch: the device claims to measure the calories you burn, your activity and your sleep

Tech Tools: This smartwatch uses your body heat to charge its battery

Pebble CEO Eric Migicovsky   at the Web Summit in  Dublin in 2015. Pebble is among the firms  that found out that being a star on crowdfunding sites didn’t necessarily translate into a sustainable business. Photograph: Diarmuid Greene/Sportsfile

Though tempting to start-ups, process has its downsides and also poses risks for investors

You won’t slip a Fujifilm Instax into your pocket but it certainly proves a talking point

Rising property prices were reflected in the yearly figures, with the average home purchase approval up almost 6 per cent to €237,732. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Figures come as OECD warns of signs of overheating in Irish economy

Paul Schmitz, head of IT Alliance Resourcing Services: “Growth in our recruitment business has been driven by the upturn in the economy.”

Company predicts €18 million in revenue for this year

Andrew Day, chief executive of Keywords Studio. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Keywords Studios swoops for Fire Without Smoke, the latest in a string of acquisitions

Stephen Nolan, CEO of Sustainable Nation Ireland, Kirsten Dunlop, CEO of   EIT Climate-Kic, Colin Hunt of AIB and Aideen O’Hora, director of Sustainable Nation Ireland. Photograph: Shane O’Neill

€400,000 programme will help Irish startups develop innovative products and services

Software as a service (SaaS) performed well for the group, contributing £13.3 million to its overall sales orders of £130.7 million. Photograph: iStock

Tech firm on its way to becoming a global entity after eighth consecutive year of growth

Potential political turmoil in Spain and Italy rocked Europe’s markets

Weaker oil prices hit majors, including Tullow Oil, BP and Royal Dutch Shell

Sinéad McSweeney in Twitter’s HQ in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Interview: The Twitter Ireland MD on trolls, fake accounts and referendum advertising

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Attracting talent is top concern, as Small Firms Association calls for national strategy

Company has unveiled a €200m restructuring plan over three years

This sleep mask uses ‘bone conduction’, but does it actually work? And when can I get it?

The OnePlus 6 starts from €519

Tech Tools: New device features 6.2-inch screen and up to 256GB of storage

Google Wifi: one of these devices costs €139 and will cover 85sq m (915sq ft)

Device is incredibly simple to set up and works with Android and iOS smartphones

Mark Cummins and Charles Bibby, cofounders of Pointy

Firm gives small retailers a way to make their stock visible online

First Derivatives, which employs more than 2,000 people globally, said it continued to invest in machine learning and AI initiatives last year.

Company has scored a number of big win clients of late including Red Bull Racing

UDG operates across three divisions: Ashfield, Sharp and Aquilant. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Strong first-half performance gives Dublin-based group ‘firepower’ for more deals

The ability to track mobile phones predates the current crop of smartphones. File photograph: Eric Thayer/Reuters

The ability to track mobile phones predates the current crop of smartphones

SuperAwesome co-founder Dylan Collins: “Most of the stuff we build and invest in doesn’t make society better. Hand on heart, I can say Super Awesome does.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Marketing platform SuperAwesome is a bridge for brands to reach children safely

While converts love Sugru, FormFormForm couldn’t grow its sales quickly enough or get sufficient brand awareness to make enough people seek out the product in shops.

Manufacturer of next-generation adhesive struggled to fund necessary marketing

Sugru inventor Jane Ní Dhulchaointigh said the sale of the adhesive maker was not the financial outcome anyone had expected.

Maker of revolutionary adhesive sold to German company as it runs out of funds

But earnings before interest, tax and exceptional items rose for the year

Amazon Echo Spot: not only does Alexa help you out in her nice, polite, slightly unnerving way, but now it has a built-in display.

Tech Review: Amazon Echo Spot is a video-enabled smart home device for €137

Tech Tools: Mixcder’s E7 active noise cancelling headphones can keep the real world out

The 8-Bit gaming conference takes place on July 28th and 29th, at Dublin’s Griffith College campus

Conference taking place in Dublin in July to double capacity to 2,500

 C&C chief executive Stephen Glancey: revenue and profit fell in the year to the end of February due to severe weather. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

CEO Stephen Glancey signals inquiries from UK firms seeking to retain operations in EU

The hippo –  the “highly-paid person’s opinion”. This is the guy  who shoots from the gut, who makes a judgment call and sticks with it regardless of the outcome

‘Machine learning is increasing the gap between the hippo approach and the geek approach’

Mary O’Brien, founder of VideoDoc. The company is actively looking at opening an office in the United States

Mary O’Brien among 15 others from around world to take part in Google-backed event

Tech tools: Oval 2.0 sends an alert to your phone or over email

Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

New deals on four-star hotels will add 580 rooms to UK portfolio

 Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Net revenue falls 5% as profit declines 7%

“It’s important to stress that this is very much a work in progress and we will likely change our methodology as we learn more about what’s important, and what works,” said Guy Rosen, Facebook’s vice president of product management.

Figures contained in its updated transparency report

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Strong start to 2018 for group as it continues revenue diversification strategy

Chief executive Donal Murphy (right) with former chief executive Tommy Breen. Photograph: Eric Luke

Fuel and healthcare distributor profits grow by almost 27%

It can be difficult to get a few minutes of peace and quiet when you are travelling.

Top 1000: Frequent business travellers need to be well kitted out to cover all eventualities. So what should you consider adding t(...)

Facebook: The social media giant banned all foreign-financed and sourced ads relating to the referendum on Tuesday. Photograph: Reuters/Dado Ruvic

Social media giant will not follow Google’s lead with wider ban; Twitter says it has not seen any attempts to manipulate platform (...)

“We are vigilant when there is any major event globally,” said Twitter chief Sinead McSweeney Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Social media platform does not have dedicated reporting system for bot accounts

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Firms estimates new deal will increase number of patients for treatment by 25%

Photograph: iStock

Dublin-headquartered group will concentrate on its connected health unit

An appraisal well at Barryroe, off the coast of Cork

Company incurred €14.6m writedown on exploration activities

Eamonn Rothwell, chief executive with Irish Continental Group. Photograph:  Mac Innes Photography

ICG chief indicates belief that group has done more than legally required to compensate affected passengers

Revolut founders Vlad Yatsenko and Nikolay Storonsky.

New way to save allows customers to round up transactions through Revolut

The Playertek Soccer Tracker is compatible with iPhones and Androids

Tech Tools: Wearable system gives feedback on performance in matches and training

At €550, the Pure Cool is a bit on the pricey side but those who suffer from pollen-triggered conditions could appreciate it

Hay fever sufferers could really appreciate the value of this data-rich, innovative device

The Rugged Glow Gel cases are available for iPhones and Androids

Tech Tools: Rugged Glow Gel case also sticks to glass surfaces and other smooth surfaces

Google is to stop all advertising relating to the Eighth Amendment, amid concerns about the integrity of the vote. Photograph: Loic venance/AFP/Getty Images

Together for Yes welcomes move but No campaigners say it is an ‘attempt to rig’ referendum

Facebook has some automated tools at its disposal that will help identify the ads and reject them.

Facebook says it will now reject ads paid for by foreign entities, so how does this work?

Facebook says its systems will be able to track foreign spending on ads, even when this is routed through Irish agencies. Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo

Social media group says move is designed protect the ’integrity’ of elections and referendums from ’undue influence’

Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Gardline to survey site 260km off the southwest coast of Ireland

Tech Tools: The retro console’s 30th anniversary reboot launches in Japan

Huawei P20 Pro, Apple iPhone X and Samsung Galaxy S9+ go head to head

For an extra monthly fee, you can set the Nest Hello  to recognise family and friends

Tech Tools: Competition for Ring as Nest adds more to its home security line

Canon EOS M50: small yet perfectly formed

Compact device with wifi and Bluetooth will appeal to photographers of all levels

The move comes following the company’s recent funding round, which saw Revolut raise $250 million

Fintech, which has 100,000 Irish customers, says it is looking to tackle gender imbalance

Michael Dell speaking at the Web Summit in Dublin in 2015. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Michael Dell told his annual conference that it is all about data now for companies

Among its success stories are 11 exits including three stock flotations worth a collective $11bn

Esri Ireland expects its revenue to increase by 15 per cent to €9 million this year. Photograph: iStock

Company to upgrade Dublin headquarters and expand into Northern Ireland

Viktor Kovacevic, vice president and general manager, Comtrade Digital Services (left)  and Dejan Cusic, business director.  Photograph: Iain White/Fennell Photography

Company plans to expand office as it targets Ireland, the UK and US

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Dublin Games Summit aims to establish Ireland as hub for gaming

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