Category Archives: innovation

Cortana, Siri, and Google Now

This piece appeared in the Irish Times today.  As an aside,  I always find it interesting how a sub-editor subtly changes some of the text from my submitted original.   The sub-editor also choses a headline for the piece,  which I … Continue reading

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“Hands-free” smart phones – and cars also

I wrote this piece for the 10th March edition of the Irish Times.   My editor,  Michael McAleer, is both innovation and motoring editor,  and had just returned from the Geneva Motor Show,  which got me thinking :-) Smart phone apps abound … Continue reading

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New Zealand and Ireland – innovation economies

This little piece went in the Irish Times on Monday 27th January last. I had just been over to Hamilton, New Zealand for my elder son’s wedding (which was just fantastic!). In reading the newspapers over breakfast in the hotel … Continue reading

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Smiley’s People, and the future of the internet

This article,  in the light of the NSA revelations by Edward Snowden,  appeared in the Irish Times on 18th December 2013. The news this week that the US intelligence agencies and the UK’s Government Communications HQ (GCHQ) have being stalking … Continue reading

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A “Bricks and Mortar” Government

I wrote this piece as a commentary on the Irish Government’s 2014 budget,   announced on 15th October last.  My piece appeared in the Irish Times today. Roll-over relief for capital gains tax for entrepreneurs was announced in the Budget. … Continue reading

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“Ireland is a Terrible Place to be an Entrepreneur”

I wrote this piece a few weeks before Irish Government announced the national budget for 2014.   It was published in the Irish Times on 7th October last.   In my view,  the current administration often pronounce on entrepreneurship,   … Continue reading

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Open Data

I wrote this piece on Open Data for the Irish Times,  which was published on the 24th June last.   In it I observe some of the challenges entrepreneurs may face in building their businesses on Open Data,  and how … Continue reading

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