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Ireland comes in fourth place behind Israel, the US and Sweden in terms of capital invested per capita in technology in Atomico research. Photograph: Getty Images

Ireland has the fastest growing IT worker population in Europe, but the United Kingdom remains the leading destination for tech talent despite Brexit,(...)

Attendees of  Slush  working  in privacy pods during the   event in Helsinki, Finland,  in 2016.  Photograph:  Getty Images

It may not be as big as Web Summit, and the location certainly isn’t as balmy as Lisbon, but Slush, a Finnish tech conference which gets under way on (...)

There will be no more annoying invites from your Facebook friends asking you if you’d like to feed their virtual swine

My earliest memories of Facebook consist of endless invites to Farmville and Bejeweled. Argh. If no one answered the first 50 times then they don’t wa(...)

The buzzwords right now in progressive companies are corporate wellness, executive healing and employee optimisation. Photograph: iStock

The buzzwords right now in progressive companies are corporate wellness, executive healing and employee optimisation. Smiling emojis, thumbs-up tee-sh(...)

Facebook rolls out Instant Games

Fans of Zynga’s Words with Friends will be happy to know they can play with pals from inside Messenger as Facebook rolls out Instant Games to allow tu(...)

Protesters join a rally to oppose US president Donald Trump’s immigration ban in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, DC. Photograph: Shawn Thew/EPA

The draft of an executive order from US president Donald Trump reportedly seeks to overhaul the work-visa programmes technology companies depend on to(...)

Zynga rose to prominence with Farmville, one of the first big social media gaming successes.

The Irish subsidiary of online games firm Zynga, which cut its workforce here by 60 per cent last year, saw profits nosedive in 2015, newly filed acco(...)

Pokémon Go players in Parque Kennedy in the Peruvian capital, Lima. Photograph: Guadalupe Pardo/Reuters

Top video game companies, caught off guard by the runaway success of Pokémon Go, are wrestling with how to play catch-up to the augmented-reality app (...)

A man plays Pokémon GO on a smartphone in Tokyo where the game was released on Friday.  Photograph: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty Images

What a difference a couple of weeks can make. When Pokémon GO launched on July 6th, no one dreamed how popular it would become. People currently spe(...)

FarmVille creator Zynga’s shares  rose 11.7 per cent to $2.57 in after-market trading on Wednesday

“FarmVille” game maker Zynga Inc reported higher than expected bookings in the first quarter, helped by its slot machine-based games and “Words With F(...)

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