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  • Online Education Archives - Digital Times | Digital Times
    education service ALISON wins international award New Ideas By Stephen Conmy September 9 2013 Follow us on twitter Follow us on facebook Follow us on linkedin Subscribe to our feed Search DT Articles Stephen Conmy editor of Digital Times is now editor of ThinkBusiness ie Go to ThinkBusiness ie for your business needs News feed Top stories in your inbox Top trending stories A list of Ireland s start up

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/tag/online-education/ (2016-02-11)
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  • MagicFriends app allows children to talk to Santa | Digital Times
    iPad connected via Wi Fi Once the call is made the child chats with a fun animated Santa Sam the Snowman Candy the Elf or Prancer on their screen in a world of make believe Children can hear stories straight from Santa and his friends They can also tell Santa exactly what they would like for Christmas and know he heard every word The MagicFriends app is built on three simple ideas Children live in a world of fantasy and imagination Children love to talk Parents know their child best of all MagicFriends is built on the latest VoIP platform which allows the puppeteer and the child to be in the same house or miles apart The app s voice changer allows the puppeteer to morph their voice to match each different character This morphed voice syncs with the mouth movement of the character on the child s screen The puppeteer controls the animations and with a simple swipe or tap can make Santa and his friends jump wave wink dance and twirl on the child s device It has been great fun to watch children talking to our MagicFriends characters Santa and his friends The conversations can be hilarious Children s imaginations have no limits so you never know the direction they will go says MagicFriends founder and CEO Mike Hennessy Related posts Irish made app aims to demystify Algebra for children Growth the baby growth app hits 200 000 downloads The Appys is five this year iPad sales 145 million and counting but Jobs thought it would fail Guest Writer Read more by Guest Writer Follow Guest Writer on Follow Guest Writer on twitter Follow Guest Writer on facebook Follow Guest Writer on linkedin Partners Follow us on twitter Follow us on facebook Follow us on linkedin Subscribe

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  • 20% of Irish businesses not confident in using social media | Digital Times
    it was achieving their business goals In order of importance the five main reasons companies in Ireland use social media are to Improve brand awareness 87 1 Promote products and services 74 2 Increase consumer engagement 71 Drive two way communication with customers 67 7 Increase sales 45 2 Pat Carroll IIBN board member and online marketer says The IIBN report demonstrates a common challenge for Irish entrepreneurs They know what they want to achieve from their social media but they don t know how to go about implementing it and often end up abandoning the idea of social media activity completely The report also found that the majority of businesses 32 3 spend just six to 10 hours a week on social media activity while 20 commit more than 30 hours a week to it Surprisingly an eighth 12 9 of respondents didn t know how long they spend on social media which suggests a lack of monitoring and structure around it The most popular channels used for online networking amongst Irish businesses are 1 LinkedIn 93 5 2 Twitter 87 1 3 Facebook 54 5 4 YouTube 32 3 5 Company blog 29 Social media is far too important for businesses to ignore It plays a significant role in the lives of today s consumers and can greatly enhance brand awareness and reputation if they execute their social strategy effectively There is no excuse not to integrate social into their marketing activities there are agencies that specialise in social media many excellent courses available across the country and online as well as support from Local Enterprise Boards says Carroll While my day job involves utilising email marketing social media to help clients promote their businesses online I firmly believe that combining online with face to face networking is

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/social-media-irish-business/ (2016-02-11)
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  • Digital Marketing Institute continues global expansion | Digital Times
    company has also signed a new agreement with Pearson VUE a computer based testing firm meaning DMI exams can now be taken in 180 countries worldwide Computer based testing CBT allows candidates to book a test on demand and sit it at a time of their choice at any one of over 5 200 Pearson VUE test centres around the world Digital Marketing Education partnerships with universities training companies and digital agencies now span 50 countries up from 32 in May 2014 The 18 new education partnerships will result in an additional 8 500 people qualifying with a DMI certification over the next three years in these markets This year we ve reached a series of significant milestones leading us to record our best year yet in terms of partner numbers students and revenue While the domestic market still presents some great opportunities for us international business has been a key driver to growth says Ian Dodson founder and director of the DMI The partnership with Pearson VUE as well as this year s licence partner wins will expand our reach to all corners of the globe with many more in the pipeline It s a really exciting time for the business and the great team of people helping to drive it Related posts Digital Marketing Institute expands further in the UK Irish digital firm Mykidstime plans international expansion Google Twitter Facebook Microsoft to validate DMI s digital marketing courses Increased demand for digital marketing specialists Digital Marketing Institute Guest Writer Read more by Guest Writer Follow Guest Writer on Follow Guest Writer on twitter Follow Guest Writer on facebook Follow Guest Writer on linkedin Partners Follow us on twitter Follow us on facebook Follow us on linkedin Subscribe to our feed Search DT Articles Stephen Conmy editor of Digital

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/digital-marketing/ (2016-02-11)
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  • National Science Week Ireland - the main events and venues | Digital Times
    runs mountains of LEGO and science shows there will be something for all the family to enjoy The Space Tourist event on Thursday 13th November will invite the audience to delve into the future of space travel with special guests NASA Astronaut Greg Johnson Dr Niamh Shaw and Professor Ian Robertson Also in Dublin the Celebrate Science Smashing Science programme running from 13th to 15th November will involve a series of films discussions and interactions with scientists across the fields of materials science sports analytics and physics Science movie buffs science geeks tech lovers and those with enquiring minds are invited to Dublin s CHQ Building for fun and fact packed evenings of film discussion and exploration Cork Science week in Cork kicks off today with the Celebrate Science festival in University College Cork featuring over 30 different workshops displays talks and demonstrations for adults and children from 12 noon to 5pm Choose from science magic shows molecular gastronomy Lego workshops Disgusting Digestion and lots more throughout the week The Discovery Festival in Cork City Hall on 15th and 16th November will include science shows with Paul McCrory electronic brainbox periscope and light demonstrations and MathWorks puzzle workshops Waterford Waterford s Robert Boyle Science Festival begins today in the home town of Ireland s most famous scientist Family Fun Day at Lismore Heritage Centre will include opportunities to take part in hands on fun science experiments as well as science shows and performances Over 50 science events with over 5 000 participants will take place across county Waterford during the week Limerick Celebrate Science in Limerick will include a crystal growing workshop and an Altitude demonstration with Seven Summits climber Paul Devaney at the Hunt Museum and Science Busking at the Milk Market all on Saturday 15th November Mayo Mayo s Science and Technology Festival in the Galway Mayo Institute of Technology GMIT in Castlebar on Sunday 16th November will feature interactive shows for all ages MadLabs Science Made Simple a reptile village and a talk by Laura Gilligan senior scientist in the office of the State Pathologist Galway Galway Science and Technology exhibition in the National University of Ireland Galway on Sunday 23rd November will include 25 shows and workshops for all ages including Sue McGrath s Chemistry Show Dr Ken s Scientific Circus a Cell Explorers DNA workshop as well as Lego competitions and demonstrations Sligo Sligo Science Fair also begins today with interactive displays and demonstrations for children Public lectures on a range of topics including Ireland s Weather A Journey through Time by Evelyn Cusack Deputy Head of Forecasting Met Éireann and weather forecast presenter for RTE Accident Suicide or Homicide by Dr Michael Curtis Deputy State Pathologist and The Reintroduction of Birds of Prey in Ireland by Lorcan O Toole Golden Eagle Trust will take place at 7 30pm each day this week at the Sligo Institute of Technology Midlands The Midlands Science Festival is all about taking science out of the lab and into

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  • Three Irish girls win the 2014 Google Science Fair | Digital Times
    and answered them From thousands of submissions from 90 countries a panel of judges selected 18 finalists representing nine countries Australia Canada France India Russia U K Ukraine and the U S who spent today impressing Googlers and local school students at our Mountain View Calif headquarters In addition to the Grand Prize Winners the winners of the 2014 Google Science Fair are 13 14 age category Mihir Garimella Pennsylvania USA for his project FlyBot Mimicking Fruit Fly Response Patterns for Threat Evasion Like many boys his age Mihir is fascinated with robots But he took it to the next level and actually built a flying robot much like the ones used in search and rescue missions that was inspired by the way fruit flies detect and respond to threats Mihir is also the winner of the very first Computer Science award sponsored by Google 17 18 age category Hayley Todesco Alberta Canada for her project Waste to Water Biodegrading Naphthenic Acids using Novel Sand Bioreactors Hayley became deeply interested in the environment after watching Al Gore s documentary An Inconvenient Truth Her project uses a sustainable and efficient method to break down pollutant substances and toxins found in tailing ponds water in her hometown a hub of the oil sands industry The Scientific American Science in Action award Kenneth Shinozuka Brooklyn New York for his wearable sensors project Kenneth was inspired by his grandfather and hopes to help others around the world dealing with Alzheimer s The Scientific American award is given to a project that addresses a health resource or environmental challenge Voter s Choice award Arsh Dilbagi India for his project Talk which enables people with speech difficulties to communicate by simply exhaling The 2014 Google Science Fair As the Grand Prize winners Ciara Émer and Sophie

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  • 20 best tech blogs of 2014 - Digital Times | Digital Times
    tech blogs of 2014 News By Guest Writer August 25 2014 Major employers will be demonstrating their latest technologies and explaining their ongoing training and employment opportunities Exigent Networks a business technology solutions company has put together a list of the top Business IT blogs for 2014 See infographic below Related posts A most useful map of Irish start up events for 2014 Infographic FIXIY ie aims to be the AA for tech gadget repairs Earn as you learn a new way to find tech graduates Intel confirms 5 billion Irish campus upgrade blogs digital Ireland IT tech Guest Writer Read more by Guest Writer Follow Guest Writer on Follow Guest Writer on twitter Follow Guest Writer on facebook Follow Guest Writer on linkedin Partners Follow us on twitter Follow us on facebook Follow us on linkedin Subscribe to our feed Search DT Articles Stephen Conmy editor of Digital Times is now editor of ThinkBusiness ie Go to ThinkBusiness ie for your business needs News feed Top stories in your inbox Top trending stories A list of Ireland s start up funds and business supports New film about the Irish game development sector IrishGameDev The Digital Times we live in

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  • The Dark Net doesn't need good light to grow - Digital Times | Digital Times
    how they had finally captured Ulbricht otherwise known as Dread Pirate Roberts and how the war against illicit trading on the darknet was being won Fast forward to June 2014 and illicit drug trading on the Internet appears to have trebled Websites similar to the Silk Road which is still in operation are sprouting up faster than a glade of Psilocybe cubensis in a Wicklow woodland Sites like Agora Evolution Pandora Blue Sky Hydra and Cloud Nine all sell drugs online as well as an assortment of other difficult to source products like forged documents money laundering services hacking techniques and weapons The only conclusion that can be made is that following the high profile bust of Dread Pirate Roberts darknet sites are on the rise and there is little if anything law enforcement agencies can do about it Health warnings Buyers should beware all the same Not all sellers on the darknet are kosher And the authorities who have given themselves the task of policing the web are still snooping around It is however becoming increasingly clear competition amongst illicit darknet retailers is increasing law enforcement agencies seem to have woken a sleeping beast not beaten one and no one absolutely no one can control what the coders and entrepreneurs of the darknet are going to do next Mike Power s Drugs 2 0 The web revolution that s changing how the world gets high is published on 5 June on Portobello in paperback Related posts Three gets the green light to buy O2 Nobel Laureate to shed new light on Schrödinger s Cat Apply to OPTIMISE to help grow your online sales Irish adspend to grow by 3 in 2014 bitcoin Darknet drugs online The Silk Road Guest Writer Read more by Guest Writer Follow Guest Writer on

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