Pictured announcing Expleo’s digital transformation project with Concern Worldwide are Richard Dixon, director of public affairs at Concern Worldwide, and and Melanie Byrne, director of business analysis at Expleo Ireland

Irish charity teams up with tech company Expleo to increase digital engagement

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Sony has been revealing a few details about its upcoming games console

AIB is bolstering its fintech abilities with a bid for Payzone.  Photograph: Crispin Rodwell/Bloomberg

Joint venture will acquire 96% stake in payments company

Maurice Mortell, managing director for Ireland and emerging markets for Equinix: ‘We are opening up new opportunities for Irish businesses to expand and thrive overseas.’ Photograph: John Ohle

Service allows clients to interconnect clouds, networks and services to global data centres

Samsung Galaxy Buds: The fit,  design and  sound are all top notch

These new wireless ear buds are smaller and lighter than their predecessors, meaning they don’t get uncomfortable to wear after a (...)

The G90 takes you from beginner to slightly seasoned almost expert.

Device comes with built-in stabilisation, touchscreen and electronic viewfinder

The Juku Metro Backpack is priced €80

Tech Tools: Irish brand releases backpack aimed at tech lovers

The iPhone Xs Max weighs in with a 6.5-inch display, and it has become the one to beat.  Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

It’s between the iPhone Xs Max, Samsung S10+, Huawei P30 Pro and Google Pixel 3 XL

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Orders and revenues rise in Belfast-based firm in final six months of financial year

Reimbursement decisions in France and the UK led to revenue growth for one drug of 28.1 per cent in the first quarter of 2019 compared with a year earlier. Photograph: iStock

Lojuxta revenues driven by UK, France reimbursement approval

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Company says loans grew 32% in three month period

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Fourth successful capital raising for business

 Joe Tynan, PwC Head of Tax (left) with some of the  shortlisted entrepreneurs for the 2019 Bolton Trust/PwC Innovation Awards  (L-R) Keith Curley, Gladcloud; Patrick Liddy, UtiltyAR; and Shane O’Sullivan, Glimpse

Two of the finalists work in the marketing space while the other brings augmented reality to utilities

The Cash Cuff: you load money on to the virtual credit card via an app on your phone

Tech Tools: This wearable tech allows you to pay for things with a contactless chip

MS Oscar Wilde ferry docked in Rosslare harbour.

The Irish Continental Group vessel is to be delivered to new buyers this month

Michael Carvill, Kenmare Resources.

But disruption caused by Cyclone Idai hits shipments

Grafton Group chief executive Gavin Slark:  acquisition is “a unique opportunity”. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Strategic acquisition will serve to diversify Grafton’s customer base in the country

The V Kids watch is actually the TCL Move by another name. Think bright colours, sturdy design and a simple interface

Aimed at children 4+, watch offers location monitoring, establishing safe zones and voice messaging

Tech Tools: Console to be released in September has 400 built in games, including Sonic the Hedgehog

Part of FenestraPro’s appeal has been the software’s ability to simplify the design process for architects

Irish software company counts some of the world’s largest architecture and design firms among its customers

In 2018, Amazon Web Services was a $25.6 billion dollar revenue company, and its technology supports some of the biggest businesses in the world. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg/Getty Images

Amazon Web Services aims to be the world’s most customer-centric IT provider

Petroneft Resources has  been strengthening its team, building up technical and financial expertise, and engaging a financial adviser with a view to testing the market for its licences. Photograph: iStock

David Sturt took over position with oil and gas exploration firm two weeks ago

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Meath-based firm says move will allow it to continue business without interruption post-Brexit

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Rates for fixed mortgage products reduced

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Mike Ashley’s £200m offer deemed ‘not sufficient’ to extend deadline

Amazon is investing in three renewable energy projects.

Company announces three wind farms in the US and Europe

Enterprise Ireland chief executive  Julie Sinnamon with Orreco chief executive  Dr Brian Moore (centre) and Robert O’Driscoll, Irish Consul General at the launch of the company’s LA base.

Companies will integrate data to help clients optimise performance and recovery

The iPad Mini 5 has an updated A12 Bionic chip and supports the original Apple Pencil

The 7.9-inch tablet has been neglected of late, but Apple is hoping it will be back in vogue

Niamh Bushnell is to join Soapbox Labs. Photograph: Julien Behal/Maxwells

Former start-up commissioner to join Soapbox Labs as chief communications officer

Air purifiers aren’t standard devices in Irish homes, but maybe they should be.

Clever device works very well, cooling your room or heating things up when required

The night mode makes a welcome return, letting in more light to make sure your images look as well as they can even in difficult light. Photograph: Marlene Awaad/Bloomberg

Tech Tools: the Pro version features quad camera system with ‘superzoom’ lens

Apple is going for a certain amount of exclusivity with its Arcade service.

Google and Apple challenge standard access to games provided by Sony and Microsoft

Consumer expectations are rapidly changing, offering businesses the opportunity to personalise their customer experiences.

Digital transformation ‘no longer enough’ for competitive advantage, Accenture says

Markforged produces machines that print high-strength materials such as carbon fibre and MIM metals.

Boston-based Markforged to create 100 new jobs in Dublin over next three years

Managing director of Ulster Carpets Group, Nick Coburn.

Nick Coburn represents NI Chamber and exporters

Robert Finnegan says network will keep same arrangements - regardless of exit deal

Kerrygoldstrasse  (Kerrygold Street) in Germany where Kerrygold Butter is  a fast-selling brand.

Dairy exporter says tariffs would add €55 million to its cost base and threaten UK sales

Facebook Mark Zuckerberg   after meeting with members of the Oireachtas Committee on Communications, in Dublin. Photograph: Tom Honan

Mark Zuckerberg praises Europe’s GDPR rules during meeting with Irish politicians

Cork Airport: more than 2.6 million passengers are expected to travel through it this year. Photograph: Daragh Mac Sweeney/Provision

Aer Lingus and Ryanair add flights to Croatia, France, Poland, Italy and Hungary

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Keep prying eyes out with two-factor authentication

DailyEdge is part of Journal media, which publishes TheJournal.ie, business site Fora and sports site The42.

Media company is planning new investigative journalism project

The new Apple AirPods were unveiled last week with minimal fanfare.

Tech tools: New version of Apple headphones also squeeze in an extra hour of talk time

Tech tools: New Task Light even minimises the impact of artificial light on your body

While the internet of things is expected to benefit from 5G, the industrial internet of things is expected to get an even bigger boost. Photograph: Getty Images

For the average consumer, it means faster downloads and more reliable connections

The SkyBell Slim Line Video Doorbell

SkyBell means you will never miss a house call, but there are some drawbacks

Tim Cook, Apple’s chief executive, announcing the company’s new streaming services at the Steve Jobs Theater on the Apple Park campus in Cupertino, Calif.. Photograph: Jim Wilson/The New York Times

iPhone maker moves into digital video, news and financial services with a credit card

Apple is planning to launch a TV service. Photograph:  Regis Duvignau/Reuters

From original TV shows to a news service, here’s what Apple is set to unveil later today

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Company also creates ‘smarter’ cordless vacuum cleaner

Diaceutics co-founder Peter Keeling: “It has been hugely empowering for the company and sets us up for the next stage of growth.”

AIM listing sees company becoming fourth Northern Irish firm listed in London

The Xperia 1 has three 12 megapixel cameras – a 16mm, a 26mm and a 52mm equivalent lens – and some extra technology to make your life easier.

With the emphasis these days on cameras, Sony has the expertise to back up its devices

The Juke Lume Powerbank’s  power-saving sleep mode means it will keep 90 per cent of its charge even if you don’t use it for a month.

Tech tools: Powerbank not only looks good, but gives you a full charge when you need it

It certainly takes some getting used to, and BionicGym advises you to build up the intensity gradually. Take that advice.

BionicGym: Review: It won’t replace running, but it’s handy for when you can’t get to the real gym

BionicGym: if you take the videos at face value, it certainly has a physical impact on the user – muscle twitching, sweat, breathlessness

BionicGym uses neuromuscular pulses to stimulate a cardio workout. But does it work?

The new Apple AirPods. Photograph: Apple

Updated chip, optional wireless case for Bluetooth headphones

Google vice president and general manager Phil Harrison speaks during the GDC Game Developers Conference. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

New platform will give players access to games via the web instead of consoles or PCs

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Share issue was oversubscribed, company says

The European Union said Google abused its market dominance. Photograph: Getty

Tech giant ‘misused dominant position’ in market for brokering online search adverts

Facebook said fewer than 200 people viewed the livestream of the Christchurch terror attack, with a total of 4,000 users watching the video before the social network removed it.

But social network says it blocked 1.2m uploads of video in 24 hours after the attack

Mincon saw sales rise above €100 million in 2018.

Acquisitions pay off in 34% growth in products

Applegreen increased the number of sites it operates in 2018.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Strong growth at forecourt retailer despite tougher economic conditions

Diaceutics founder Peter Keeling. The company works with pharmaceutical firms on diagnostic testing and data analytics to bring more personalised medicine to patients

Belfast founded firm will list on AIM and expects to raise a net £15.2m

The new iPad Air. Photograph: Apple

Company is expected to unveil new video service next week

Kelvin Gillen, KBC’s Director of Transformation and Innovation.

New portal part of payment services directive to encourage innovation

US stocks joined a global advance in equities sparked by China’s renewed commitment to stimulus. Photograph: Bloomberg

Irish market up 1.2 per cent as banks climb

Month on month, consumer prices rose by 0.8 per cent in the month, compared with a 0.9 per cent rise in February of 2018.

Restaurants, alcohol and education also see price hikes

Tom Cregan of EML Payments and Mary Buckley of IDA Ireland

Expansion of Irish presence will add 20 jobs

Bang & Olufsen has released a new version of its E8 earphones

Tech Tools: Stylish ear buds look the part but only offer about four hours of play time

Ember comes a coaster that also serves as a charging station.

Ember Smart Mug will maintain its temperature for an hour without the coaster

Tractive is a GPS tracker that has options for cats and dogs.

For Irish pet owners, there are options and we’ve run the rule over them so you don’t have to

The Microsoft Surface headphones look and sound good, but are missing a trick

Noise cancelling, wireless, voice controlled, but Microsoft’s Surface headphones fall short

 Patricia Scanlon, founder of Soapbox Labs. Photograph: Arthur Carron

Irish tech company will bring its child focused speech recognition software to the Azure platform

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Pretax profits plunge 22% as international business suffers ‘growing pains’

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Irish-Swiss baking group’s cost-cutting plan begins to yield benefits despite Brexit factor

Social poker operator KamaGames said revenue was $76.4 million (€68 million) for 2018, up from $57.5 million in 2017.

Social poker operator says new games, tournaments and promotions boosted trade

Night mode might give your eyes a break. Photograph: iStock

Still using Facebook Messenger? Here’s how to enable dark mode

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PwC report shows greater female particiaption in labour force in 2017

Davy noted challenging conditions in Total Produce’s Netherlands market, although this was offset by a good performance in southern Europe. Photograph: Getty Images

Fruit and vegetable group acquired ‘transformational’ stake in Dole last year

Michael Stanley, Cairn’s chief executive, confirmed that the company was continuing to work on plans for the RTÉ site, where it could build more than 500 apartments.

Builder continuing to work on plans for RTÉ site, where it could build 500 apartments.

The Surface Laptop 2 is available in a range of colours, with burgundy, black, platinum and cobalt blue in the range but gold is no longer an option.

Internal upgrades are plentiful but leave something wanting compared to first Surface

Samsung’s new Galaxy Fold changes from a phone to a tablet in a matter of seconds. Photograph: Reuters

Tech Tools: Flexible screen wraps around front and back of device and points to future

Dr Kate Coleman, founder of iKey: the firm has teamed up with a Dublin school for a study that could lead to an age verification system that works by scanning a person’s eye. Photograph: Julien Behal

iKey teams up with Dublin school for age verification system based on optic nerves

If you have a Samsung phone, you can use Bixby with the Galaxy Buds through a few touch gestures. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Tech tools: Samsung’s new ear buds also come with a case that acts as the charger

Irish agri-tech start-up Cainthus has developed technology that can identify cows using facial recognition and monitor their health and wellbeing, tracking their food and water intake, behaviour patterns and heat detection.

Start-up on verge of commercialising its technology hires new chief operating officer

Facebook’s data centre in Clonee is set for a major expansion

Construction to begin this year after planning granted for two new halls at Clonee site

David Whelan and Sandra Whelan of VR Education. Photograph: Shane O’Neill

Revenue at VR Education up 15% to €716,000 following success of virtual reality titles

Tom O’Mahony, Origin Enterprises chief executive. Photograph: Eric Luke

Agri-services business posts revenue increase of almost 20% for first half

Glenveagh Properties warned we may be ‘living in an era where housing will never outstrip demand’. Photograph: iStock

Glenveagh Properties says private market does not have resources to meet demand

Jayne Brady, Kernel Capital; Alan Foreman, chief executive of B-Secur; and Andrew Sloane, Accelerated Digital Ventures. B-Secur has secured €4.66m in funding and plans to expand

B-Secur has developed tech that can securely identify an individual from their heartbeat

Traders at  the New York Stock Exchange. US shares reversed early gains and headed lower as investors awaited details of a possible trade deal between the White House and China. Photograph: Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images

Irish index ends 70 points higher, lifted by gains in banks and some heavyweight stocks

The FT1000 list is compiled by Statista and includes companies with a revenue of at least €100,000 generated in 2014, and revenue of at least €1.5 million in 2017.

Fewer on roll as eight registered in 2018

Announcing the partnership between AMI and Camara Education to refurbish second-hand IT hardware for disadvantaged schoolchildren in Ireland and Africa are   Philip McMichael, AMI CEO and Jean Cox-Kearns, CEO of Camara Education

Deal will lead to increase in computers sent to Irish and African schools, says Camara

Tony Hanway, chief executive of Virgin Media Ireland. Virgin Media Television rebranded its channels in autumn 2018. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Company increases subscribers as it expands network

Aer Lingus has been investing in new Airbus A321LR aircraft that would enable it to travel longer ranges. Photograph: Frank Grealish

Irish airline recorded record operating profit of €305m in 2018

A Tullow Oil drilling block in Kenya. Photograph: Tony Karumbatony/Getty Images

Agyare to step down from board after nine years as Khama and Sangudi join the firm

Surface Headphones  are priced €380

Tech Tools: Launch of Surface Headphones comes as a surprise

David Whelan, CEO and Sandra Whelan, COO, Immersive VR Education. Photograph: Shane O’Neill/SON Photographic

Engage platform pushes Irish firm to win at GESS Education Awards in Dubai

“Brexit could bring speed bumps but if you look at the size of the UK markets I’d see it only as a speed bump,” said Gavin Slark. Photograph: iStock

Builders’ merchant revenues grew 9% to €3.45bn in 2018, with pretax profit up 20%

Nokia’s 9 PureView is priced €599

Tech Tools: Phone features five lenses, wireless charging and uses Android Pie

Samsung is clearly trying to tempt a whole new set of customers with the S10+. Photograph: NYT

Samsung’s flagship phone is pricey but provides excellent photos and cutting-edge tech

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