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The app model considerably simplifies the task for web developers since all the hardware characteristics of the consumer’s device are known in advance

Are apps antiquated? Isn’t it a pain to have to search for an app and then have to wait for it to download onto your device? Isn’t it frustrating to h(...)

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A debt-free housing bubble?

If you ask most economists, a bubble is a credit-fuelled event that drives asset values above their fundamental level. In other words, a period of exc(...)

A Bitcoin (virtual currency) coin is seen in an illustration picture taken at La Maison du Bitcoin in Paris. Photograph: Benoit Tessier/Reuters

Irish investors are no strangers to bubbles and yet many appear drawn toward the latest potential burst. Emerging from the recent white noise surround(...)

Millenials: Pensions is a boring topic - at least to anyone under 40. At 50 the topic becomes mildly interesting and at 60 it is riveting.

As the great American playwright Tennessee Williams once said “You can be young without money but you can’t be old without it.” Pensions is a boring (...)

Dermot Smurfit Jnr: “I think Michael has respect for me. . . I would be super disappointed if he didn’t say: ‘Dermot is a good operator’ ”

In 2002, Jefferson Smurfit group was taken private in what at the time was one of the biggest ever European private equity deals. It resulted in a hug(...)

Property: its gains must be seen in the context of its recent fails

Who has the fairest fund of them all? If you’re looking for an investment with an element of risk, a fund is always an option for diversifying (...)

Philip Maguire: “We are seeing growth of around 12 per cent per annum.”

IT Alliance is one of Ireland’s largest indigenous providers of IT outsourcing and managed services. The company employs 420 people and will have a tu(...)