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  • €5 million for top academics to attract them to Irish universities - Digital Times | Digital Times
    lump sum if you are a researcher and the SFI believes by targeting world class professors of research the Irish economy and Irish university students will benefit from their presence here The SFI Targeted Research Professorship Programme Run in partnership with the seven Irish universities who will provide the salary and provide physical accommodation for the research professors the programme will target researchers in the areas of advanced manufacturing bio manufacturing energy marine ICT medical devices agrifood climate change smart cities ageing connected health and digital platforms content and applications For further information on the programme go here Related posts 23 million to encourage 40 young researchers to stay in Ireland One million cyber security specialists needed to tackle world s hackers 16 million devices in Ireland will be connected by 2020 The discovery at Trinity College that could transform the Digital Age ageing and digital platforms applications connected health content Ireland research SFI Smart Cities 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

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/e5-million-for-top-academics-to-attract-them-to-irish-universities/ (2016-02-11)
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  • All World Cup tweets translated from 12 languages - Digital Times | Digital Times
    the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazilator is a live translation stream of tweets that can translate tweets from 12 languages Irish German French Spanish Italian Portuguese Croatian Greek Japanese Korean Chinese and Farsi into English Tweets in English can also be translated into each of the other 12 languages You simply go to www cngl ie brazilator and using popular hashtags like WC2014 you can follow the World Cup postings in different languages The Brazilator tweet translation project at DCU Dr Lamia Tounsi research integration officer with CNGL and co leader of the Brazilator project team says translating tweets from language to language is not without its technical difficulties Tweets typically contain noisy diverse and unstructured language such as incomplete sentences misspellings abbreviations web links emoticons and hashtags these are just some of the issues that have to be addressed The Brazilator World Cup service evaluates machine translation systems and helps to identify the most effective translation options for this type of web content says Dr Tounsi Pretty impressive stuff it has to be said Science Foundation Ireland Funded by Science Foundation Ireland and industry partners CNGL is co led by DCU and Trinity College Dublin The centre s 130 researchers are developing advanced technologies to adapt digital content and services to the needs of global users The Brazilator project was also helped by a team at Microsoft Research Related posts Pocket app now available in seven languages Imagination can change the world for the better Microsoft demonstrates revolutionary Skype translation app World s largest marine foods ingredients firm for Donegal Brazilator CNGL Centre for Global Intelligent Content live tweet translation Tweet World Cup 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

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/live-world-cup-tweets-now-translated-from-12-different-languages/ (2016-02-11)
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  • Amnesty launches YouTube video verification tool - Digital Times | Digital Times
    videos from conflict areas are genuine or not Very much like Mark Little s first idea for Storyful the Citizen Evidence Lab by Amnesty has created a digital platform to authenticate user generated videos The Citizen Evidence Lab primarily focuses on videos uploaded to YouTube and gives journalists a step by step guide on how to verify the authenticity of the video The site also gives users instructions on how to extract audio from a YouTube video or download a video and upload it to another site Related posts AOL to launch massive video platform Irish YouTube users like music DIY tips and sharing Cover artists can now get paid for videos on YouTube Instagram video generates six times more mobile traffic than Vine Amnesty International Citizen Evidence Lab storyful 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

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/amnesty-launches-youtube-video-verification-tool/ (2016-02-11)
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  • €23 million to encourage 40 young researchers to stay in Ireland - Digital Times | Digital Times
    million in new funding has been released by the Science Foundation Ireland SFI to help 40 young researchers with their work and encourage them to stay in Ireland The money is for postdoctoral researchers who wish to take steps towards a fully independent research career The idea is simple Ireland needs great researchers in the fields of Life Science and we have to compete with other countries to attract top talent This money will hopefully encourage some of these researchers to stay in Ireland develop their careers here and perhaps even set up research labs that employ people Below are some examples of researchers being supported Orla O Sullivan Teagasc Food Research Centre Cork SIRG Orla s research focuses on microbial diversity in the gut Her ultimate goal is to inform the potential development of nutritional supplements that can help improve human health Stephen Dooley University of Limerick SIRG Stephen s research will focus on understanding ways that cleaner and more versatile energy sources can be developed from indigenous biomass resources including plant matter Patrick Hayden Dublin City University SIRG Patrick s research will investigate techniques that could improve the quality of laser powered high precision measurement High precision measurements on the composition and uniformity of drugs are useful to the pharmaceutical industry to help perform quality control as drugs are developed and produced Related posts UCD s O Brien Centre represents new high for Science in Ireland Over one million people in Ireland now on LinkedIn 16 million devices in Ireland will be connected by 2020 Young mathletes gather for national brain battle grants Ireland Life Sciences research SFI 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

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/e23-million-to-encourage-40-young-researchers-to-stay-in-ireland/ (2016-02-11)
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  • Need a cleaner in 60 seconds? Hassle.com launches in Dublin - Digital Times | Digital Times
    also not a bedroom start up with a wide eyed founder at the helm It recently raised 6 million in Series A funding from Accel Partners for European market expansion Co founder Jules Coleman gave up a career at PriceWaterhouseCoopers and taught herself to code to build the first version of platform and she is joined by fellow co founders Alex Depledge CEO and Tom Nimmo CTO Hassle com begins in Dublin Hassle com which is up and running in the UK chose Ireland as its second market to enter We choose Dublin Ireland as our first market outside of the UK for several reasons The city has a great deal of early adopters who embrace technology many cleaners are looking for more work particularly as the economic outlook improves and we have good market insight given that I m Irish says Coleman How Hassle com works For the customer they just type in their Dublin area code and browse through cleaner profiles and customer reviews before shortlisting the cleaners that suit their needs For cleaners they have a chance to bid for work in their local area via the platform This allows them have control over the hours they work A cleaner booked on Hassle com costs 12 an hour The site is responsive and there is an app for cleaners An app for customers is planned but won t be available in the short term Related posts Student Summit 2014 descends on Dublin Castle Dublin is turning into a true technology epicentre 99designs launches Irish site for affordable graphic design work Interview Findersfee in search of the best deal cleaners digital Hailo Hassle com start up Stephen Conmy Editor writer content specialist digital consultant and event organiser Read more by Stephen Conmy Follow Stephen Conmy on Follow Stephen

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/hassle-com-raises-6-million-and-launches-in-dublin/ (2016-02-11)
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  • The discovery at Trinity College that could transform the Digital Age - Digital Times | Digital Times
    Trinity College Dublin could revolutionise the entire tech economy The research group at AMBER the materials science centre led by Prof Coey created a completely new alloy of manganese ruthenium and gallium known as MRG MRG is a strange new magnet says Coey It could lead to limitless data storage resulting in huge superfast memory in personal computer devices It could also eliminate the potential of external magnetic forces to wipe computer data Finally MRG could have major implications for the Big Data revolution A world first for Ireland and the digital world For 25 years researchers worldwide have grappled with how to create a magnet such as MRG by trying to arrange numerous combinations of atoms in a way that was difficult without flouting the basic principles of physics The discovery is a world first which could solve one of the major problems faced by the technology industry worldwide This is the type of research which Ireland is and will continue to be recognised for says Professor Mark Ferguson director general of SFI and chief scientific adviser to the Government of Ireland Related posts Midleton College Cork lifts off at the Eircom Junior Spiders 10 great apps for college students Ireland s first 1 000Mb fibre broadband residential area iTagged a new discovery communication and sharing app data genius invention MRG research science storage Trinity College Dublin 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

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/the-discovery-at-trinity-college-that-could-transform-the-digital-age/ (2016-02-11)
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  • Irish digital firm Mykidstime plans international expansion - Digital Times | Digital Times
    for us is 1 we are parents and know what parents want to read about 2 we have a great mix of content going out on the page 3 we know how to engage parents 4 we deliver a high quality product to our advertisers using a content based approach which works so much better than banner ads How much of your marketing is digital and social 100 We tried offline advertising early on and it just gave such minimal ROI that we quickly realised that digital was the place for us for marketing because we are a website and online parents are who we target and that s where they are online What are the top three trends requests you see from your community in terms of what they are looking for 1 High quality content about parenting issues 2 ideas for things to do e g on rainy days or in their area and 3 ideas for products and services For example recent posts on our Facebook page requested help with bereavement party game ideas and places to stay near attractions How are you performing as a business Growing every year which has been great in these times of recession and definitely picking up even more this year partly because our traffic is up so much and also because of our social media success I think we are recognised now as a place to be for reaching parents online in Ireland and elsewhere We have had our first UK customers recently and enquiries from other countries too which is a testament to the brand reach What advertisers do you attract Big global brands such as Fiat and Ribena Irish brands such as Dennys and Bord na Mona then small regional advertisers who want to reach a regional targeted

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/mykidstime-plans-international-expansion/ (2016-02-11)
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  • Google’s DevArt exhibition revealed - Digital Times | Digital Times
    see Google s DevArt exhibition DevArt is developer art It s a new art form and pretty cool For example Zach Lieberman from New York developed a system that taps into radio stations around the world and creates mash up sounds of what s been broadcast He then plays music using these sounds DevArt celebrates art made with code by developers using technology as their canvas and code as their raw material to create innovative interactive digital art installations says Google Check out the video below Related posts Encrypt your site and make Google happy Would you travel in a Google car with no driver 2 500 Irish students answer Google s Call to Code Google s Silver Surfer Awards open for entries DevArt Google London 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

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/googles-devart-exhibition-revealed/ (2016-02-11)
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