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OpenSky’s deal with bot firm to give vital access to developers

OpenSky’s deal with bot firm to give vital access to developers

The deal follows the announcement earlier this year by OpenSky, which provides digital transformation and back-office automation services for government organisations, of an investment of €2.5 million

From Moon walk to space wars

From Moon walk to space wars

A new treaty is needed to outlaw all use of force in space, with clearly delineated – and reliably enforced – consequences for violations

To infinity, and beyond: The legacy of the moon landing

To infinity, and beyond: The legacy of the moon landing

Emmet Ryan remembers the moon landing on its 50th anniversary

Connected Podcast: Devan Hughes of Buymie

Connected Podcast: Devan Hughes of Buymie

Devan Hughes, CEO and co-founder of Buymie, talks to Emmet Ryan for the latest Connected podcast

Irish tech firms boldly going into space sector

Irish tech firms boldly going into space sector

The boom in the industry is providing rich opportunities for innovative companies – and they can also commercialise their technologies in terrestrial markets

Timeline: Fantastic voyage

Timeline: Fantastic voyage

Tech is key to BMW’s future

Tech is key to BMW’s future

Electrification is a sure bet for the near future, as is the looming threat of cities creating zero-emission zones

Bitcoin’s worth surges on back of Libra announcement

Bitcoin’s worth surges on back of Libra announcement

Having hit a 2019 high in late June, bitcoin nearly surpassed it last week before falling slightly in the wake of comments by the US Federal Reserve chair about the challenges ahead for libra

France not backing off on tech tax despite US threats

France not backing off on tech tax despite US threats

The US has said it will examine whether the tax would hurt its tech firms, using the so-called 301 investigation, the same tool President Donald Trump deployed to impose tariffs on Chinese goods

Zoom faces its first real crisis

Zoom faces its first real crisis

The multi-billion dollar web conferencing company's slow response to a significant security issue has undermined consumer confidence in the platform

Facebook warns of trade turmoil over privacy case

Facebook warns of trade turmoil over privacy case

The warning is the latest twist in a six-year-old saga pitting the social media giant against privacy activist Max Schrems

Leaders' questions & answers

Leaders' questions & answers

From image recognition cameras at supermarket checkouts to Limerick being one of Europe’s greenest cities, Emily Maree is back with six big questions for six experts

First we take Manhattan: Irish techies in the Big Apple

First we take Manhattan: Irish techies in the Big Apple

From those fresh off the plane to those who have made a life there, Emmet Ryan meets the Irish shaping the tech scene in the Big Apple and gets their advice for people considering making the move

Picking the right provider

Picking the right provider

With so many vendors pushing managed service propositions, the business challenge is finding the one that best aligns to your strategy and vision. Ian Campbell reports

Making the virtual a reality

Making the virtual a reality

Both VR and AR are gearing up for their moment in the sun and, once it comes, the benefits to businesses will be significant, writes Quinton O’Reilly