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  • Ireland’s largest ever peer-to-peer loan has just happened | Digital Times
    date has been agreed Pulse College which is located within Windmill Lane Studios sought a 60 000 loan on the peer to peer website to expand its business Today marks a significant milestone for Linked Finance as it is the biggest ever peer to peer loan that Ireland has seen says Peter O Mahony founder of Linked Finance The perception of peer to peer has evolved rapidly in the past year and it is now a mainstream alternative to banks for large loan requirements in the SME market The beauty of a peer to peer loan Unlike crowdfunding where contributors to a campaign usually receive a product or a service for a small investment peer to peer lending is where a team of investors lends money to a business with the intention of making a good return The Linked Finance platform conducts credit validations on SMEs to allow them apply for loans between 5 000 and 100 000 O Mahony says there are currently over 8 000 lenders who engage with the platform Companies know that banks while still a traditional source of business lending cannot react with the speed of turnaround that companies need in the current marketplace says O Mahony Related posts Peer to peer lender Linked Finance hits 5m milestone 10 ways to start a business without risking everything Would you trust the Bank of Facebook Irish social marketing platform Popdeem raises 500k 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

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/peer-to-peer-loan-linked-finance/ (2016-02-11)
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  • I got spammed and I liked it - AccidentalSpamBuddies | Digital Times
    views All publicity is good publicity Then the tone of the replies got a little softer One nice guy he shall be called Anthony replied to everyone with As someone said earlier a fun distraction on this fine Wednesday evening I don t do web sites but I could make you a damn fine fried egg sandwich if you called by Then pretty soon we got a reply from someone quite angry saying I m suing all of you for being in violation of the data protection act See y all in court But then a little more levity was introduced to this newly formed group with someone replying Anthony I would prefer a Saas model Sandwich as a service Pretty soon the thread had a name AccidentalSpamBuddies Some even pitched business ideas A guy from DropBox said he is recruiting and asked for people to send in their CVs Another wrote I moved to Silicon Valley from Cork 3 5 weeks ago Running a hardware start up that is developing a wearable fertility tracker for women Anyone interested in fertility hardware in general or visiting San Francisco soon please hit me up At the last count there were just over 100 replies to all on the email Despite the email infuriating some people what came out of this week for me is that most of the people on the email list felt a little sorry for James from Rainy Monster A lovely person called Sandra summed it up nicely for me saying Most eggsiting sic bedtime reading I ve had in a long time delighted to be introduced to so many new friendly tolerant helpful people So thank you James from Rainy Monster Maybe now you have learned how to use the bcc feature on your Gmail More than

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/accidentalspambuddies-spam/ (2016-02-11)
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  • Online privacy and a new model for social networks | Digital Times
    active Facebook users share more than 30 billion items of information every month says Lero researcher Professor Nuseibeh The big problem is that they have limited control over where this data ends up Once information is sent to selected friends users lose control over it Professor Nuseibeh suggests that most users use default privacy settings which may lead to information being shared to unintended members of social network groups regardless of their variable risk profiles Even more privacy aware users may still make wrong sharing decisions due to a lack of information about privacy threats and the consequences of sharing Lero and The Open University say they have developed the first phase of an adaptive sharing model that recommends the appropriate audience for any particular posting The model incorporates metrics for trading off the privacy risk against the social benefit derived from sharing Protect your online privacy Our research has the potential to benefit not only individual users who want to protect their privacy but also the online social network providers themselves who may need to respond more effectively to user concerns or future regulatory requirements added Professor Nuseibeh Lero is a global leader in software engineering research It brings together researchers from Dublin City University Dundalk Institute of Technology NUI Galway NUI Maynooth Trinity College Dublin University College Cork University College Dublin and University of Limerick It is funded by Science Foundation Ireland as well as by contracts from Irish and international technology corporations Related posts What is Dark Social and why should we care Can a person s Twitter posts reveal they are psychopathic 99 of Irish journalists use social media but don t trust it Irish social marketing platform Popdeem raises 500k Stephen Conmy Editor writer content specialist digital consultant and event organiser Read more by Stephen

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/online-privacy-ireland-lero/ (2016-02-11)
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  • Microsoft to build new €134m campus in Dublin | Digital Times
    encourage foster and facilitate innovation and collaboration across teams and disciplines says the company To date Microsoft has invested 1 billion in buildings and data centres in Dublin 150 construction jobs will be created during the two year build of the new campus Microsoft in Dublin The campus investment is the latest in a series of large infrastructural commitments that Microsoft has made in Ireland over its 30 year history here The total amount invested by the firm to date is in the region of 1 billion a figure that includes data centre investments in west Dublin Having grown from a small manufacturing facility with less than 100 people in 1985 to what we are today we have a strong track record of continual investment in Ireland says Cathriona Hallahan MD Microsoft Ireland The new Microsoft Campus will be located in a wooded setting backing on to Leopardstown racecourse The campus will also have a running and walking trail around the perimeter of the site as well as rooftop terraces looking over the trees to the race track on one side and the mountains on the other The total floor area of the new building will be c 34 554 sqm over a basement of c 13 738 sqm The site is just under three hectares 2 976 Marking its 30th anniversary in Ireland Microsoft says its employees will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite charity to receive a cash donation of 30k Related posts Intel confirms 5 billion Irish campus upgrade Microsoft and NDRC to host open mic night for start ups Should Irish pension funds invest in tech start ups C I T team wins World Citizenship category at Microsoft Imagine Cup Stephen Conmy Editor writer content specialist digital consultant and event organiser Read more by

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/microsoft-ireland-campus/ (2016-02-11)
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  • News | Digital Times - Part 8
    Coach the GSK App challenge winner News By Stephen Conmy December 30 2014 C I T team wins World Citizenship category at Microsoft Imagine Cup News By Stephen Conmy December 23 2014 65 of population in Ireland online each day News By Stephen Conmy December 17 2014 The top searches on Google in Ireland 2014 News By Guest Writer December 16 2014 The most active and influential Irish journalists on Twitter News By Stephen Conmy December 15 2014 Gmail is now available in Irish News By Guest Writer December 11 2014 Irish Twitter trends of 2014 News By Emma December 10 2014 Ireland s most watched YouTube videos of 2014 News By Stephen Conmy December 9 2014 It s 2014 and Irish secondary schools are now online News By Mark December 5 2014 National Library to put entire collection of Catholic parish registers online News By Guest Writer December 2 2014 1 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 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

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/category/news-dt/page/8/ (2016-02-11)
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  • Tyndall National Institute to develop intelligent data circuits | Digital Times
    the world by 2020 and the increasing connectivity of those devices through the Internet of Things the world s current operational bandwidth will be insufficient to cope with ever increasing data demands With this in mind Tyndall National Institute Ireland has announced it will lead a consortium of European researchers in an EU funded project to develop intelligent circuits which can make photonic devices up to five times more efficient resulting in faster data transmission at a lower cost The Thermally Integrated Smart Photonics Systems TIPS project is funded under Horizon 2020 s call for Smart Integration Systems and will see industry and research partners from Ireland Germany the Netherlands and France collaborate on the three year project We will seek to develop an intelligent circuit that can thermally control its own operations making it up to five times more efficient By precisely self tuning its own temperature the device can produce a more precise wavelength meaning faster data transmission at a lower cost says Dr Kafil M Razeeb senior research scientist at Tyndall National Institute Tyndall National Institute will work with partners from III V Lab University of Hamburg Alcatel Lucent Bell Labs Ireland CNRS Institutes INL ILM and IMN Stokes Institute University of Limerick LioniX BV Alcatel Lucent Bell Labs France and Communicraft Ltd Related posts Open data project leads to web app for political contacts Digital Marketing Institute expands further in the UK Big data firm Logentries wants to hire 20 engineers in Dublin Code Institute launches Ireland s first coding bootcamp data transmission internet of things Tyndall National Institute 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

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/tyndall-national-institute-data-circuits/ (2016-02-11)
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  • Twitter jobs and more at the European #JobFair | Digital Times
    France and Germany will take to Twitter to answer Q As give their top tips for hiring and share secrets every candidate is looking for says Twitter Most people on Twitter are familiar with the hashtag JobFairy Indeed Twitter has become a place where many forward thinking employers like Web Summit WebSummitHQ and KPMG KpmgCareersIrl post job openings In 2014 there were over 320 000 Tweets mentioning JobFairy and over 57 000 Tweets referencing IrishJobs says Twitter Twitter has become a part of peoples day to day job search Twitter jobs Twitter itself will also be participating through its JoinTheFlockEU handle showcasing the 30 positions currently available in TwitterDublin Senior recruiters from the Twitter team will also share what Twitter looks for when hiring giving people an insider view into working at Twitter and providing guidance to potential candidates To take part in this Twitter initiative make sure you are online throughout the day on Tuesday 24th February engage with the hashtag YourJob and follow this TwitterDublin list for companies taking part along with companies who are constantly using Twitter as a hiring platform Whether you are searching for a job or looking to hire for a job all your questions will be answered says Twitter Related posts Is Twitter on the verge of becoming a real time global marketplace 30 of people in work are currently looking for a new job Louth is most active county on Twitter Dublin is fifth Can a person s Twitter posts reveal they are psychopathic jobfairy Twitter 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

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/twitter-jobs-jobfair-jobfairy/ (2016-02-11)
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  • eircom Junior Spiders 2015 - deadline for entries is approaching | Digital Times
    Mega Spiders 4 12 years Best Individual Project Best Individual Project should be a website completed by one person and can be based on any subject matter Best Group Project Best Group Project should be a website completed by two or more people and can be based on any subject matter Creative Web Coding Creative Web coding should be a website or game coded by an individual or a group Grand Prix The Grand Prix winner is the overall winner in any age group taken from the category winners Giga Spiders 13 15 years Best Individual Project Best Individual Project should be a website completed by one person and can be based on any subject matter Best Group Project Best Group Project should be a website completed by two or more people and can be based on any subject matter Creative Web Coding Creative Web coding should be a website or game coded by an individual or a group Best Concept This can be a whole new idea or it can be a new way of showing information that already exists online The website can be based on any area of interest from a hobby to a sport Best Web Design Best look and feel with clear navigation user friendly with clever use of online tools apps The site can be based on any area of interest Best Irish Website Suiomh is Fearr The site must be in the Irish Language with optional English translation The site can be based on any content and can either be a blog or a website Grand Prix The Grand Prix winner is the overall winner in any age group taken from the category winners Tera Spiders 16 19 years Best Individual Project Best Individual Project should be a website completed by one person and can be based on any subject matter Best Group Project Best Group Project should be a website completed by two or more people and can be based on any subject matter Creative Web Coding Creative Web coding should be a website or game coded by an individual or a group Best Concept This can be a whole new idea or it can be a new way of showing information that already exists online The website can be based on an area of school hobby sport or other interest Best Transition Year Project Entrants must be in 4th year in school Projects can be completed by an individual or by a group of two or more people Best Irish Website Suiomh is Fearr The site must be in the Irish Language with optional English translation The site can be based on any content and can either be a blog or a website Best Mobilized App A mobile application that is fully developed and available to use It should be user friendly useful and innovative Best Digital Game Use of your imagination characters and a story for the game that allows the user enjoy an interactive experience that would appeal to

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/eircom-junior-spiders-2015/ (2016-02-11)
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