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Editor’s Letter: My buddy Billy

Editor’s Letter: My buddy Billy

The last missive before the summer recess is when this column looks to share with you all some reasons to be cheerful and Connected has many

The connectivity question

The connectivity question

With the National Broadband Plan enduring more twists and turns, an eye is being kept on upcoming standards such as 5G, but they’re no silver bullet, writes Quinton O’Reilly

Rural Ireland will suffer in rush to save face over NBP fiasco

Rural Ireland will suffer in rush to save face over NBP fiasco

Expecting the right call to be made on broadband rollout is little more than a pipe dream at this point

Gadget Watch: Slick looks, but you get what you pay for

Gadget Watch: Slick looks, but you get what you pay for

Nokia's latest smartphone is governed by Google’s operating system, with a button on the side to summon Google Assistant

The big transformation: Scott Kelly of Hitachi Vantara

The big transformation: Scott Kelly of Hitachi Vantara

Moving from data storage to the Internet of Things involved a steep learning curve for Hitachi Vantara, but it has opened up myriad opportunities, writes Emmet Ryan

Keep in touch with reality

Keep in touch with reality

Augmented, virtual and mixed reality can have real business value. But don’t invest in them just because you think they’re cool, writes Andrew Jenkinson

Playing the game to win: Gamesworld co-founder Kevin Neary

Playing the game to win: Gamesworld co-founder Kevin Neary

Kevin Neary, founder of entertainment company Gamesworld, warns young start-ups to drop the obsession with becoming the next unicorn

Huawei still operating ‘as normal’ in Ireland despite US sanctions

Huawei still operating ‘as normal’ in Ireland despite US sanctions

The Chinese phone giant is confident of expanding its consumer business here despite fears over its ability to collaborate with Google

Vodafone’s 5G switch on across the water will be a solid indicator

Vodafone’s 5G switch on across the water will be a solid indicator

This is the biggest jump in connectivity since the first form of broadband, at least for the end user

It’s not yet profitable, but Slack is a surprisingly irresistible force

It’s not yet profitable, but Slack is a surprisingly irresistible force

Workplace collaboration app Slack is a loss-making business, but it is beloved by its users, who are growing in numbers and can’t get enough of it

Small change adds up: Meet the company trying to improve the world with digital spare change

Small change adds up: Meet the company trying to improve the world with digital spare change

Social enterprise Change Donations is hoping to sign almost 30 Irish charities up to its business model in the coming months

Gadget Watch : Sunshine sensor warns of red zone

Gadget Watch : Sunshine sensor warns of red zone

Meet the animator behind Game of Thrones' dragons

Meet the animator behind Game of Thrones' dragons

Finally free to talk about his role in creating some of the most visually arresting scenes in Game of Thrones, animator Jonathan Symmonds tells Emmet Ryan that he’s ready to spread his own wings

Consumer watchdog powerless against British-registered company Click.ie

Consumer watchdog powerless against British-registered company Click.ie

Google joins group lobbying to limit power of online safety commissioner

Google joins group lobbying to limit power of online safety commissioner

The IT giant wants clear curbs put in place on the extent of a potential commissioner’s powers