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2018 was the fourth warmest year in continued warming trend


2018 was the fourth hottest year in the modern record, part of a decades-long trend of warming. The record dates back to 1880, when it became possible to collect consistent, reliable temperatures around the planet. NASA and NOAA work together to track the temperatures, part of ongoing research into our warming planet.


People in direct provision and techies designing solutions to help assist migrants are among those who will be taking part in a special start-up weekend taking place in Dublin next month. Techstars, the international business accelerator programme that has backed more than 1,300 companies globally, is teaming up with Dublin City Council and the Dublin Local Enterprise Office for the event, which runs from March 8th to the 10th. Read More
In mid-January, Salesforce announced it was building a new campus in Dublin that would lead to 1,500 new jobs over the next five years. Just a few days later, Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg was in town and revealed that the social media giant would be hiring 1,000 more people in Ireland, bringing its total headcount to 5,000. The banner headlines make for big victories for the Irish government and the IDA as it stares down challenges like Brexit. Read More
“Stampify is a social initiative that allows users to donate meals to help fight world hunger by completing a Stampify loyalty card with loyalty stamps from partner businesses,” explained Stampify CEO and founder Conor Leen. Stampify is an idea founded upon Leen’s experience one evening on the way home from work when he received a free meal from a burrito shop with one of his completed loyalty cards.
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'The fight is everything' - BriteBill founder is back for round two (via
Alan Coleman has a leaky fridge. It wrecks his head. "The water constantly pools at the bottom of the fridge and then freezes," he says. "Then every so often, I pull open the bottom drawer and it splashes all over the floor." Every month he promises he'll address it. But then he doesn't bother. "I'd have to go look up some manual," he says. So, like 90pc of the rest of us, he just leaves it as it nags away at him in the background. "What I found myself wishing for was some way of asking Alexa or Google to diagnose or fix it," he says. Read More
What to expect from Mobile World Congress 2019 (via Tech Crunch)
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: 2019 just might be the year that smartphones get fun again. After years of similar form factors and slight upgrades, the mobile industry’s back is against the wall. For the first time ever, sales are down, owning to economic factors and slower upgrade cycles. Most people who want good phones have had access to them for a while, and smartphone makers are providing fewer compelling reasons to buy new ones.
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15/02/19: CONNECT Breakfast Briefing: Breakthroughs and Blueprints
Come along to the Science Gallery Dublin for this event, aimed at industry, during which CONNECT's research vision and journey so far will be outlined. It will include details of recent research breakthroughs, and CONNECT’s plans to meet emerging research challenges in the communications and networks space. CONNECT is the Science Foundation Ireland research centre for future networks and communications, hosted at Trinity College Dublin.
22/02/19: FinTech Breakfast
This event is designed to bring leaders in the industry together to discuss relevant topics and developments within FinTech and RegTech. Hosted by DX Compliance Solutions, a Dublin based RegTech startup, the event is located in The Dean Dublin's Blue room, providing an intimate atmosphere, without the bother of being 'sold' to as is often the case at such events.
01/03/19: 1st Friday Brekkie
Don't miss this great opportunity to network, gain insights from fellow members of the startup ecosystem and inspiration from our keynote speaker. Not to mention the coffee and croissants! Register below and join us on Friday, 1st March 2019 between 8:00am and 10:00am.
08/03/19-10/03/19: Techstars Startup Weekend Dublin Immigration edition
Startup Weekend Immigration is the perfect opportunity to pitch an idea, gather a team and see if you can turn that idea into a startup or into a viable non profit organisation that will support and enhance our economy, society and surrounding environment from the beginning.
28/03/19: FutureScope
FutureScope brings together leaders from the technology ecosystem to share perspectives on emerging technologies and how they will shape our future world, providing crucial insights to developing businesses, innovators and investors. Now in its sixth year, FutureScope has remained very true to its purpose. This is a very focused event with numbers limited to 1200 to enable constructive networking and to facilitate an environment where new business gets done!
10/04/19-11/04/19: Dublin Tech Summit 2019
In two short years DTS has emerged as one of Europe’s largest tech conferences and it has also been labelled one of Europe’s fastest growing tech conferences. Returning in 2019, DTS promises to continue to build a community of innovators, thought leaders, and influencers that are affecting change globally, and inspiring younger generations.
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