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.

Online parody creators are now laughing all the way to the bank

Online parody creators are now laughing all the way to the bank

The past year saw a breakthrough for parody and homage videos in Ireland, as well as original artists reaping commercial benefits, thanks to YouTube’s payment model.

Stocking fillers for techie Christmas

Stocking fillers for techie Christmas

Tablets, smartphones and other tech gifts are in high demand, with shoppers keen to snag the best buy. From the cheaper options to the high-end models, Emmet Ryan and Philip Connolly run the rule over the products battling for a share of the Christma

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Pint of view

Stone Barrel Boom IPA, Price: €3.20. Availability: specialist off-licences.

Long-term sports concussion warning

Long-term sports concussion warning

Concussion injuries in sport could strain the Irish health service according to international experts speaking in Dublin last week.

Battle over TV rights could lead to a mauling for Ireland's provinces

Battle over TV rights could lead to a mauling for Ireland's provinces

A television rights war is set to determine the future of European Cup rugby, with Irish provinces facing a serious financial hit if it is not resolved.

Changing face of Panasonic's competition

Changing face of Panasonic's competition

It's tough at the top, but it's even tougher at the bottom end of the consumer electronics market, writes Emmet Ryan.

Microsoft capitalises on Irish climate with new data centre

Microsoft capitalises on Irish climate with new data centre

The Irish weather played a role in securing 20 new jobs at Microsoft in Dublin, with climate reducing temperature management costs at data centres.

Amazon drone can revolutionise' retail, says IBM tech chief

Amazon drone can revolutionise' retail, says IBM tech chief

Amazon's drone delivery service could revolutionise retail, according to Rashik Parmar, president of IBM's academy of technology.

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Pint of view

O'Hara's Winter Star, RRP: €2.99, Availability: most off-licences.

Setanta bullish on possible BT broadband return to Ireland

Setanta bullish on possible BT broadband return to Ireland

Setanta is confident it can withstand the impact of any potential return by BT to the Irish residential broadband market, according to the Dublin-base d broadcaster.

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Pint of view

Bo Bristle Amber Ale, Price: Euro 2.99. Availability: Marks & Spencer, and selected off-licences The Bo Bristle brewery, located in Banagher in Co Offaly.

Features: Making your business social

Features: Making your business social

External and internal social media tools both have roles to play in industry.

CIB Feature: Are you ready for XP's end?

CIB Feature: Are you ready for XP's end?

Support for Windows XP ends in April 2014, but many Irish businesses are still running the operating system. It's time to change now before it's too late, writes Emmet Ryan.

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Pint of view

O'Hara's Double IPA. Price: €3.99. Availability: most off-licences nationwide.

Features: Go digital or go home

Features: Go digital or go home

Disruption is a headache, but it can be a weapon. Accenture's Mark McDonald talked to Emmet Ryan about how businesses can use the digital transformation to their advantage.