Emmet Ryan

Emmet Ryan

Emmet Ryan is editor of Connected and a business & technology reporter 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.

Taking a hammer to Apple might just set it free

Taking a hammer to Apple might just set it free

Apple can no longer play the underdog, as it did in its seminal Super Bowl ad in 1984. It must find the courage to break out of its own dull conformity

Twitter promises to clean up its nest

Twitter promises to clean up its nest

Social media site Twitter insists it is clamping down on abuse and improving online safety as it looks to regain public trust, writes Emmet Ryan

Gadget Watch Cast in the same mould

Gadget Watch Cast in the same mould

The second Chromecast was great, which set an awfully high bar for its follow up. The verdict? We...

Stripe and its stars

Stripe and its stars

It may have been founded by two brothers from Dromineer in Co Tipperary, but Stripe, valued at almost €20 billion last week, is a very American multinational

Humanity needs the Rams to win the Super Bowl

Humanity needs the Rams to win the Super Bowl

If the Patriots owned their dominance, accepted that they are the bad guys, that they are that good and they know it, most fans would probably like them a little more while hoping they lost to the Los Angeles Rams in Atlanta

Facebook working on election integrity strategy

Facebook working on election integrity strategy

The European Parliament elections might end up being really important for the social network

More than words required to restore public faith in Facebook

More than words required to restore public faith in Facebook

Sheryl Sandberg said all the right things as she brought her global charm offensive to Dublin, but questions – and legal issues – about data protection won’t go away for the social media giant

Gadget watch: Lenovo scores high with a hybrid

Gadget watch: Lenovo scores high with a hybrid

The big let-down is the battery life

French data regulator throws down the gauntlet with Google fine

French data regulator throws down the gauntlet with Google fine

France’s Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL) issued Google with a €50 million fine for a breach of EU privacy laws, the first big punishment for a tech giant since the GDPR was enacted last May

Celtics shying away from favourites tag

Celtics shying away from favourites tag

The Leixlip club go into Sunday’s national women’s basketball cup final against Brunell unbeaten in all competitions this season

WhatsApp tackles the spread of fake news

WhatsApp tackles the spread of fake news

Messaging app’s move has a spam-proofing upside

Nike’s self-tying sneakers might not be a runner

Nike’s self-tying sneakers might not be a runner

Bluetooth-enabled Adapt BBs are a big step forward in terms of tech, but they aren’t the flashiest and will be a hard sell at $350

Born Clippy

Born Clippy

After 20 years at Microsoft, PJ Hough is leading a major transformation at Citrix in his role as chief product officer.

Premium phone for a budget price

Premium phone for a budget price

There’s no dancing around it, price is the selling point for Xiaomi and it shows with its first...

Slow-burning billionaire

Slow-burning billionaire

The salacious details of the pending divorce of Jeff Bezos from his wife MacKenzie, and how his $...