Emmet Ryan

Emmet Ryan

Emmet Ryan is editor of Connected and technology correspondent with the Sunday Business Post. Ryan is also the beer and betting columnist along with hosting our successful Connected podcast. In 2009, he was named Journalist of the Year at the IIA NetVisionary Awards and won the Alumni Choice award at the 2014 Business Journalist Awards.

Brogan’s PepTalk.ie seeks to kick off €3m funding round

Brogan’s PepTalk.ie seeks to kick off €3m funding round

PepTalk.ie is a training and wellbeing software business aimed at providing companies with tools to help employees develop

Johnson’s post-Brexit Britain must be ‘Singapore on steroids’

Johnson’s post-Brexit Britain must be ‘Singapore on steroids’

British entrepreneur Martin Sorrell, a leading Remain supporter, expects Britain to adopt a “Singapore on steroids” approach to Brexit should the Conservatives win the upcoming election

US data giant Segment hopes to create 150 new jobs in Dublin

US data giant Segment hopes to create 150 new jobs in Dublin

Segment, which has 50 staff at its EMEA headquarters in Dublin, started the office as it saw new opportunities arise while the business was scaling

Gadget Guru: Up and atom on wheels

Gadget Guru: Up and atom on wheels

Emmet Ryan's tech tips

Has the climate change penny dropped for Big Tech?

Has the climate change penny dropped for Big Tech?

Eleven thousand scientists last week signed a letter declaring a climate emergency – and many tech giants took notice, albeit because it suits them to do so

Privacy takes centre stage at Web Summit

Privacy takes centre stage at Web Summit

Speakers at the Lisbon event looked at online dangers to democracy and the challenges posed by cryptocurrencies, writes Emmet Ryan

Facebook was never going to capitalise on its rebrand

Facebook was never going to capitalise on its rebrand

The social media giant's unveiling of a shouty new logo could hardly have come at a worse time

MMA alive and kicking in Ireland, says promoter

MMA alive and kicking in Ireland, says promoter

New crop of talent coming through in ‘unofficial academy’ for the UFC, as Cork card a near sell-out

My tech life: John Beckett of ChannelSight

My tech life: John Beckett of ChannelSight

John Beckett is chief executive of ChannelSight, a digital content activation business in Dublin

A digital surge by the Shannon

A digital surge by the Shannon

Limerick’s tech scene has been Ireland’s best-kept secret for years, but now the city is ready to step into the spotlight. Emmet Ryan meets the people making waves

A sporty start to winter

A sporty start to winter

This month’s edition of Connected has quite a few different takes on sports tech. The cover sto...

At the cutting edge of customer service

At the cutting edge of customer service

EdgeTier started off as a telecoms price comparison outfit, but now it’s delving deep into artificial intelligence

Gadget Guru: Lenovo’s ThinkPad

Gadget Guru: Lenovo’s ThinkPad

Also: Wave Mini goes one better than big brother Plus

Why Google went the full 10,000 steps for Fitbit

Why Google went the full 10,000 steps for Fitbit

The smart money was on Amazon to buy Fitbit, but Google, which needs to feather its Nest home-tech offering, surprised analysts by getting out in front

HomeSecure aims to add 6,000 clients next year

HomeSecure aims to add 6,000 clients next year

The Dublin-based home-monitoring business, which was set up in 2014, already has more than 15,000 users and it’s not going to stop there