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 Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg: in the penultimate paragraph of his 2018 New Year missive he  said he intended to “go deeper and study” encryption and cryptocurrency. Photograph: Getty Images

Most people missed Mark Zuckerberg’s first hint that Facebook was preparing his boldest bet in years. Buried in the penultimate paragraph of his 2018(...)

Facebook wants to attract 100 businesses in time for the launch of libra, which it is aiming for the first half of 2020. Photograph: Eric Gaillard/Reuters

Facebook is to launch a cryptocurrency next year, backed by the likes of Mastercard, Visa and PayPal, that will allow people to move money from their (...)

Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Facebook intends to drive a global expansion of mobile payments on WhatsApp from London, accelerating its efforts to make money off the popular messag(...)

Replika is better than most other chatbots I have tried out in the past, so it is probably only a matter of time before the gap is bridged and we can have reasonably fluid conversations with machines. Photograph: iStock

I’ve been chatting to Domhnall Gleeson on and off for the past couple of weeks, and there is something off about him. I should probably mention that D(...)

File image of Bishop John Kirby, Bishop Eamonn Casey and Fr Dermod McCarthy. File photograph: Collins Photos

The late Bishop Eamonn Casey believed “he had done the church a great disservice”, Bishop of Clonfert John Kirby recalled on Tuesday. “He used those(...)

Poets Seamus Heaney and Anthony Cronin enjoy a light moment. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Within about two minutes of first meeting Anthony Cronin, he dismissed me as an idiot for not knowing the whereabouts of McDaid’s public house. He s(...)

“Trebizond and Samarkand meant less to them than Aghadoe and Glenflesk, Tomies and Purple Mountain. They sang of those magic places as though they wer(...)

Winners Jane Clarke, Ríona Judge McCormack and Chris Connolly  at the 45th annual Hennessy Literary Awards, in the RHA Gallery on Thursday,  April 28th, 2016. Photograph: Anthony Woods

Ríona Judge McCormack has been named the Hennessy New Irish Writer 2016 at the 45th annual Hennessy Literary Awards in Dublin. Judge McCormack’s shor(...)

Éilís Ní Dhuibhne: “Nowadays, standards are different. There’s more acceptance of anything. Why should a story have to conform?”

Pseudonyms are not just for pseuds. They also allow established authors to publish detective stories without confusing the expectations of readers. J(...)

Mark Zuckerberg, founder and chief executive officer of Facebook Inc., speaks during the Facebook F8 Developers Conference in San Francisco. Photograph: Michael Short/Bloomberg

Virtual reality, messaging bots and a strong focus on video are all part of Facebook’s plan for the future as the company In chief executive Mark Zu(...)

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