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Emmet Ryan's latest tech picks

Facebook and WhatsApp meet officials to lobby for interception law change

Facebook and WhatsApp meet officials to lobby for interception law change

Facebook has called on the Department of Justice to modernise Ireland’s bugging laws

Advance of digital money gives ECB golden opportunity

Advance of digital money gives ECB golden opportunity

The digital currency revolution is here and policymakers would be wise to step up and do their part in shaping its progress

Apple looks at bundling news, TV and music services

Apple looks at bundling news, TV and music services

The latest sign of this strategy is a provision which Apple included in deals with publishers which lets the iPhone maker bundle the News+ subscription service with other paid digital offerings

Putting stock in sneakers

Putting stock in sneakers

Josh Luber has created a $1 billion business by betting on the price of shoes – and selling them, writes Emmet Ryan

Heads-up displays bring trust into focus

Heads-up displays bring trust into focus

If societal concerns can be overcome, visual headsets have huge potential

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

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

Democracy ‘may not survive’ fake news onslaught

Democracy ‘may not survive’ fake news onslaught

Facebook tells International Grand Committee it cannot be ‘truth police for the entire world’

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

Software industry awards shortlist revealed

Software industry awards shortlist revealed

It’s definitely awards season as 29 entries have been shortlisted for the Technology Ireland Software Industry Awards 2019

OSSM secures €200,000  Scope Ophthalmics deal

OSSM secures €200,000 Scope Ophthalmics deal

Dublin-based software business OSSM Cloud Solutions has secured a €200,000 deal to provide a NetSuite ERM solution to eyecare business Scope Ophthalmics