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  • Facebook, Twitter & Instagram utilised to power kindness - Digital Times | Digital Times
    the other two charities On how kindness impacts society When you are kind to your family and friends it helps to build good relationships When you extend your circle of concern and are kind to strangers it builds a sense of trust in community says Dr Maureen Gaffney adjunct professor of Psychology and Society at University College Dublin How genders differ when it comes to kindness Women generally are more likely to do and receive acts of kindness But that does not mean men are not caring says Dr Gaffney It s just that they tend to put more value on independence and are more reluctant to intrude on others boundaries as they see it especially other men s We could substantially increase the kindness and therefore the trust in society if we could persuade men to think differently about kindness as an opportunity to exercise personal control Some stats around kindness and Irish society Older Irish women rank as the kindest category 67 with young Irish men ranking the least kind 7 People are most likely to be kinder to older Irish women 66 and less likely to be kind to young Irish men 5 Over half 54 of those surveyed had received an act of kindness in the last month Over half of Irish people 57 think we are kinder than other countries 32 of Irish people would hold back from being kind to someone for fear that they would be interfering or that they don t want help 92 of those who had received an act of kindness said it made them feel happy 58 were extremely happy 89 had performed an act of kindness in the last month Hashtags handles Twitter users can tweet their good deed along with poweringkindness the charity handle SOIreland Breakthrocancer or

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/facebook-twitter-instagram-utilised-to-power-kindness/ (2016-02-11)
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  • The CAPTCHA is dead, long live PlayCaptcha - Digital Times | Digital Times
    being forced to decipher hard to read text At least 300 million CAPTCHAs are completed daily which equates to 150 000 human hours wasted every day Heinz and Reckitt Benckiser have been confirmed as launch partners With PlayCaptcha we aim to deliver a fun and engaging experience for our consumers while also increasing brand sentiment says Ian McCarthy at Heinz Early research between June and July 2013 conducted by Vizeum in collaboration with Future Ad Labs and Heinz shows more than 9 out of 10 respondents 91 found PlayCaptcha to be a better user experience than standard word based CAPTCHAs with another 9 out of 10 users 90 recalling the Heinz product following the completion of the task We identified early on that this could be an important format for the future and were very keen to get Heinz involved says McCarthy PlayCaptcha now seems kind of obvious It s simple it adds another layer for brands to engage with consumers online and it doesn t annoy people unlike traditional pop up ads CAPTCHAs About Future Ad Labs Future Ad Labs is a UK company based in London s tech city It is one of six companies taking part in the BBC Worldwide Labs and The Bakery programs and is winner of the Hot Company of the Year award at both Festival of Media Global and Festival of Media Asia 2013 The team is formed of scientists engineers and gaming experts who joined forces to bring better advertising formats and improved user experience to the digital world Source Scientific American Related posts No related posts digital marketing Future Ad Labs Growing your business online security 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

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/the-captcha-is-dead-long-live-playcaptcha/ (2016-02-11)
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  • €200,000 awarded to three Irish social entrepreneurs - Digital Times | Digital Times
    was awarded 200 000 for their organisations A further five social entrepreneurs received 32 000 each in the Elevator Award category They were Natasha and Toby Haslam Hopwood of The Galtee Clinic Peter Johnson of Jobnet Graham Jones of Solas Project Brian McCormick of Adtruism and Mags Mullarney of Move4Parkinson s It is a great privilege to play a role in supporting Ireland s brightest and most ambitious entrepreneurs working to have a positive impact on our society Over the last eight years Social Entrepreneurs Ireland has supported 161 social entrepreneurs investing 4 9 million in their projects and providing significant additional supports These in turn have directly impacted over 200 000 people across Ireland and created over 800 employment opportunities in the process says CEO of DCC Tommy Breen The full list of winners is here Related posts Irish SMEs see significant increase in VC funding Aspiring entrepreneurs invited to NDRC LaunchPad open day Find out what apps can improve your life Social Entrepreneurs Ireland Awards 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

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/e200000-awarded-to-three-irish-social-entrepreneurs/ (2016-02-11)
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  • Dell Archives - Digital Times | Digital Times
    free Special Olympics Ireland app Mobile Sites Apps By Guest Writer June 4 2014 Dell launches 10 million fund for Irish tech start ups Raise Money By Stephen Conmy January 24 2014 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/tag/dell/ (2016-02-11)
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  • The future of financial services in the digital age - Digital Times | Digital Times
    charge with registration here The events form part of NDRC FinTech Ireland s first financial technology startup programme NDRC FinTech is currently recruiting 10 early stage financial services startups into their part time five week development programme starting on 19th May 2014 On the 16th Furio Pietribiasi Managing Director of Mediolanum Asset Management and Mediolanum International Funds will join Kieran Fitzpatrick CEO of Barracuda FX to explore the future of digital financial services The founder of Anthemis Group Nadeem Shaikh and Brett Meyers founder and CEO of CurrencyFair will provide expert and experienced insight on the evolution of technology and financial services in meeting industry and consumer needs On the 29th April at 6pm NDRC The Digital Exchange Crane St the people listed below will speak CEO of CurrencyFair Brett Meyers has a background in both technology and finance attained over 15 years at global investment banks and finance corporations Since founding CurrencyFair he has become expert in fintech startups raising investment funds and entrepreneurship Founder of Anthemis Group Nadeem Shaikh Nadeem was President at First Data Corporation where he held a number of senior roles including most recently as Head of the Financial Institutions where he ran a multibillion dollar organisation overseeing businesses in over 50 markets Prior to that he was European Director at American Management Systems where he built and transformed several financial institutions Related posts FinTech new programme for financial services startups Aspiring entrepreneurs invited to NDRC LaunchPad open day Six science led startups begin NDRC s VentureLab Should Irish pension funds invest in tech start ups digital financial services Fintech NDRC 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

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/the-future-of-financial-services-in-the-digital-age/ (2016-02-11)
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  • NDRC LaunchPad Archives - Digital Times | Digital Times
    for NDRC LaunchPad 10 New Ideas Raise Money By Guest Writer May 16 2014 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/ndrc-launchpad/ (2016-02-11)
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  • Time is precious for small business owners | Digital Times
    as the greatest time waster in the working day 27 while 25 admit that non work related activities such as browsing social media online shopping and emailing friends waste the most time When it comes to generating new business 57 say they are not spending enough time on growing their business Time is precious in a busy day 60 of the business leaders surveyed say that their most productive time of the day is first thing in the morning proving the theory that the most successful people are early risers The afternoon slump is not an issue for 13 of respondents who believe that this is when they are at their optimal Only 4 admit to being night owls Given 50 extra minutes each day the majority of respondents 39 would opt to spend more time with their family while 20 would spend the additional time exercising Only one in five 20 would choose to spend it growing their business reflecting their desire for a better work life balance The survey was conducted to mark the launch of the next generation Sage 50 Accounts Related posts More Irish expect to work outside the office in the future There s only one screen for the young and it s mobile Increase in outdoor advertising is early sign of growth Sage Pay adds 15 jobs as wave pay takes off business owners earning money Growing your business Ireland money Sage SMEs work work life balance 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

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/time-is-precious-for-irish-business-owners/ (2016-02-11)
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  • Cork Innovates launches start-up bursary - Digital Times | Digital Times
    encourage entrepreneurship in the region has launched a 30 000 bursary purse The bursary will consist of advertising financial advice mentoring PR mobile and data packages Cork Chamber membership supports along with some cash all to the value of thirty thousand euro Companies of all sectors and size are welcome to enter this business competition From start ups to companies less than five years in business says chairman of Cork Innovates Anthony O Mara The bursary is now open for applications and the deadline for entry is 12th of September Related posts AIB launches Start up Academy with The Irish Times Wayra Ireland calls for start ups looking for investment Seedcamp wants to back more start ups with a 30m war chest A list of Ireland s start up funds and business supports cork Cork innovates money start ups 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

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/cork-innovates-launches-start-up-bursary/ (2016-02-11)
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