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  • New film about the Irish game sector - #IrishGameDev | Digital Times
    Deadpool Barry Mullane Marty McFly and Shane Hayes Twoface pictured outside LIT Thurles which hosted Games Fleadh 2015 in March Below is a documentary video Geoff Newman made concerning the Irish Game Development sector in 2014 Titled IrishGameDev the film isn t a commercial project but with the games industry in the news a lot this past week between the Sunday Independent Sunday Business Post and Newstalk Magazine it s rather timely for us says Newman Related posts Irish game developers need marketing support to survive 1970s Irish Power Game becomes mobile app Game developers invited to State of Play in DIT Profile 15 year old Irish game developer Jonathan White game development Games Irish gaming Stephen Conmy Editor writer content specialist digital consultant and event organiser Read more by Stephen Conmy Follow Stephen Conmy on Follow Stephen Conmy on twitter Follow Stephen Conmy on facebook Follow Stephen Conmy 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

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/irishgamedev-video/ (2016-02-11)
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  • Halo Business Angel Network raised €30 million in 2014 | Digital Times
    devices company Embo Medical which raised 3 million with over 1 5 million coming from business angel funding alone during 2014 It plans to grow its team from three to sixteen by 2017 Northern Ireland based Treze a software company dedicated to protecting children from cyber bullying raised nearly 150 000 entirely from business angels and will create 20 jobs over the next three years Dublin based Lumafit which provides an interactive fitness coach that can fill the role of a personal trainer raised a round of 575 000 of which 175 000 came from angel investors and will add 15 jobs over the next three years The jobs effect An estimated 700 jobs will be created by 2017 by HBAN supported companies HBAN introduced us to business angel investors with the entrepreneurial experience networks and industry knowledge we needed to fulfil our ambitious growth targets The relationship extends far beyond fundraising as the angel investors have become an invaluable extension of our team acting as a soundboard and helping us develop marketing plans and our business strategy says Darran Hughes pictured founder and CEO at Lumafit We recognise the growing importance of business angels as catalysts in start up companies particularly in the technology and knowledge economy and sectors associated with it like MedTech FinTech and AgriTech says John Phelan national manager HBAN The success of HBAN is reflected in our strong annual results and our recruitment of new angels following the series of talks last October Related posts Irish tech firms raised 120m in first quarter of 2015 Investment in NDRC start ups doubled to 40 million Over 51 million programmes viewed on RTÉ Player in 2014 Media firm Newswhip raises 1 6 million and plans 15 new jobs Stephen Conmy Editor writer content specialist digital consultant and

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/halo-business-angel-network-2014/ (2016-02-11)
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  • Robotory - an Irish game app with real impact | Digital Times
    from the ZX Spectrum and with some Crossy Road influences and an almost Machinarium graphic style the game features simple controls and endless free gameplay It takes some vision and skill to time the jumps through the levels correctly especially as more obstacles and enemies are introduced the higher you get says Finn Krewer head of games at 9th Impact Players are competing against their own high score but also can compete for a spot on the leaderboard or share their scores with friends Every few games there is a casino type slot machine which players can spin for the chance to unlock new characters which they can otherwise purchase or win golden nuts which are the game s currency The golden nuts are used to revive the robots when they ve met their end so you can keep playing although there is a maximum of three revives allowed per game Our small team are big fans of classic games and we re always thinking of ways to make them better suited to the smartphone conditions explains Fabio Stara whose official title at the company is master chef We re obsessive about the small details in games and spend hours philosophising why things would be happening in the context rather than just inserting random stuff which is often the case in endless runners The first game made by the outfit at the Galway Technology Centre was called NinjaGo Endless Runner and has been played more than three million times in six months Related posts 1970s Irish Power Game becomes mobile app Profile 15 year old Irish game developer Jonathan White Irish game developers need marketing support to survive Games Fleadh 2015 to shine a lightsaber on the Irish gaming industry Guest Writer Read more by Guest Writer Follow Guest Writer

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/robotory-irish-mobile-game/ (2016-02-11)
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  • New technology aims to cut down A&E waiting times | Digital Times
    The AMD TeleClinic is a portable device that is despatched quickly to patients homes allowing for remote connection with a GP Mediserve s doctor on duty out of hours response times during periods of high demand will be reduced by up to four hours It will also cut down A E waiting times says the company The device is used by a paramedic to measure vital signs and record high resolution images of the area of complaint It can also listen to heart and lung sounds the same process that a doctor would go through in an examination This information is then sent to the doctor via the AMD TeleClinic The doctor then conducts a face to face real time consultation also via the device to determine the diagnosis Details of the callout can be electronically transmitted to the local GP after the visit and stored on the patient s file Mediserve currently provides the doctor on duty out of hours service to the majority of GPs in the greater Dublin area and responds to over 5 000 calls per month Within nine months the company plans for the service to be available nationwide Time wasted by doctors travelling to and from patients homes will now be better spent diagnosing and managing patients says Dr Pearse Phelan medical director of the Mediserve group Related posts Dr Ed the doctor online Virtual reality being used to advance safe surgery Uber aims to challenge Hailo in Dublin Sunday Times launches non interactive PDF app for tablets healthcare med tech Mediaserve Emma Read more by Emma Follow Emma on Follow Emma on twitter Follow Emma on facebook Follow Emma on linkedin Partners Follow us on twitter Follow us on facebook Follow us on linkedin Subscribe to our feed Search DT Articles Stephen Conmy

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/ae-waiting-times/ (2016-02-11)
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  • Genealogy in Ireland is going online | Digital Times
    digital images of the microfilm reels on which the parish registers are recorded The records will be free to access The parish register records are considered the single most important source of information on Irish family history prior to the 1901 Census Dating from the 1740s to the 1880s they cover 1 090 parishes throughout the island of Ireland and consist primarily of baptismal and marriage records The NLI has worked with the Catholic Church to preserve these registers since the 1950s when the NLI initially made microfilm copies The NLI has been working to digitise the microfilms for over three years under its digitisation programme For more information visit www nli ie Related posts National Library to put entire collection of Catholic parish registers online Thinkhouse holds YES party and publishes marriage equality report 65 of population in Ireland online each day How to get online sell online and grow online 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

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/genealogy-in-ireland/ (2016-02-11)
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  • Website to help graduates find jobs wins UCD Startup Stars | Digital Times
    and the founders received a cash prize of 3 000 sponsored by Xilinx There were five runner up start ups who received a cash prize of 500 each also sponsored by Xilinx UCD Startup Stars was devised to combine the Innovation Academy s skills in creative problem solving with NovaUCD s experience in commercialisation and we have brought about a programme that offers UCD students a launching pad and testing ground for the initiatives that they are passionate about says Suzi Jarvis founding director UCD Innovation Academy The five runner up UCD Startup Stars participants CarGo is developing a carpooling app for the student community The founders of CarGo are UCD students Andrew Costello who has completed 3rd year politics and international relations information and social computing and Hugh Fitzpatrick who has completed 3rd year archaeology and geology Clink is creating an online community to connect prospective third level students with current undergraduates and graduates to help them to select their college courses The founders of Clink are UCD students Anna O Flynn who has completed 2nd year economics and John Byrne who has completed 4th year commerce international Meep aims to make 18 25 year olds feel great about themselves by creating a social fun filled and esteem building matching app The founders of Meep are UCD students Gary Melican Andy Lyne and Cian Ó Faoláin who have completed 4th year commerce international and who just want everyone to be happy NootroLife aims to create a smart coffee by combining Nootropic cognitive enhancing ingredients with coffee NootroLife plans to give consumers a way of increasing their memory focus motivation and therefore overall productivity The founders of NootroLife are UCD students Conor Corroon who has completed 2nd year science Sarah Shanahan who has completed pre medicine and Enes Gahbiche who

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/ucd-startup-stars/ (2016-02-11)
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  • New digital agency for the Irish food industry | Digital Times
    Connector ie is backed by Enterprise Ireland and operates from Dublin s Digital Hub We believe that we have digital solutions for food marketers working with established brands as well as SMEs and food startups We are here to help and advise on how to build their brands raise awareness and drive sales says Lynch Current clients include SonyFood ie Nature s Best l Ecrivain and Cooks Academy DigitalFood ie offers clients services including food branding digital strategy storytelling and content marketing as well as social media marketing The services are outlined in the DigitalFood ie marketing cookbook The World s Most Delicious Digital Marketing Cookbook Related posts Javelin buys digital agency Brand Social New digital radio advertising platform now available Increased demand for digital marketing specialists Independent News Media to create 40 digital jobs Stephen Conmy Editor writer content specialist digital consultant and event organiser Read more by Stephen Conmy Follow Stephen Conmy on Follow Stephen Conmy on twitter Follow Stephen Conmy on facebook Follow Stephen Conmy 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

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/digitalfood-ie/ (2016-02-11)
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  • Tech news and digital trends | Digital Times
    Lexus hoverboard work Clue magnets are involved News EdTech sector has great potential for job creation News Aviva and Realex Payments strike a three year deal Growing your business Raise Money Irish startups Pointy Cesanta and Xpreso win Web Summit competition Build a site Selling online Blacknight launches website builder for small businesses 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 73 Homepage Digital Times Do you need great content for your site Digital Times is here to help Digital Times provides content solutions and content marketing solutions for businesses and brands as well as all your tech news today Get online sell online and grow online If you need a website e commerce site mobile app or great content we can help We also run events The Appys celebrates the best consumer apps in our connected world The RaboTweeties celebrates the best people businesses and organisations on Twitter In the age of storytelling the real power of a company s authentic voice is not only to be heard but to be listened to We are living in an age where content is King where ideas and stories are shared and the best companies tell their stories to a loyal and captive audience If you have a website and feel it doesn t have a story anything interesting to say please call us If you have a business website and want to tell your story we can help What is different about you Why should people buy your services What story can you tell to attract customers Does it matter Yes your story matters and we can help you tell it well We build stories social media digital marketing content creation and content marketing We also advise on SEO Google Analytics web design apps and wearable tech Digital solutions Partners Stephen

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/page/2/ (2016-02-11)
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