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Irony (Facebook)

The Facebook saga would be unbelievable if were not true. My piece on the irony in all things Facebook was published by the Irish Times on March 29th last. We Irish suspect that Americans just do not get irony. It … Continue reading

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GDPR

This was published on 8th March 2018 by the Irish Times. You may perhaps have become aware of ‘GDPR’. The office of the Irish Data Protection Commissioner, via business briefings and media advertising, is increasingly highlighting this new EU regulation, … Continue reading

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Augmented Reality is an even larger opportunity than Virtual Reality.

I wrote this article on the potential direction of Augmented Reality, which was then published by the Irish Times on the 8th February last. Sean O’Faolain’s famous quip “There is only one admirable form of the imagination: the imagination that … Continue reading

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Pros and Cons of using a Celebrity to promote your start-up

My editor,  Michael McAleer,  asked me whether I could put pen to paper on this topic,  after a couple of recent announcements in the Irish media.  I duly published this piece on 18th January last.. Will she, or won’t she? … Continue reading

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Déjà vu, all over again – the rise of the Chinese tech industry

A musing on my first real job,  and how China’s ambitions continue to rise.  I recall some people “dissing” on the early days of Huawei,  but now its a global leader.  I think we will soon see Chinese leadership in … Continue reading

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Skitster – the app that knows best!..

I put this piece together whilst musing about the 350th anniversary of the Irish satirist and writer Jonathan Swift,  whose birthday I share this month.   I wondered what he would have made of the corruption of society by fake news?…  … Continue reading

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Ten Years of the Irish Times Innovation Initiative

I put this piece together in response from a request from the Irish Times to reflect on innovation over the last ten years of the paper’s “Innovation Initiative” – and to make some predictions for the next ten.   I gave … Continue reading

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