Jessica Richards, senior product research manager at Workhuman, discusses her career and why women need sponsors in the workplace. Jessica Richards’ job is to focus on the people who use the products designed by her colleagues at employee software company Workhuman. She leads a user research team within Workhuman’s broader product design department. This includes…

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Synch Payments has taken another step towards launching its app after receiving the green light from the Irish competition watchdog. Synch Payments, the mobile app venture launched by major Irish banks to take on Revolut and N26, has appointed an Italian paytech company as its platform and service provider. Synch said the selection of a…

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Science Foundation Ireland helped fund the e-book, which took the two co-curators two years to compile. One of the curators is Ireland-based science communicator Dr Shaun O’Boyle. A new e-book featuring the stories and experiences of STEM professionals from the LGBTQ+ community in the UK and Ireland is now available to read online for free.…

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Qualtrics CEO Zig Serafin sat down with Silicon Republic editor Elaine Burke to discuss his leadership style as an experience management expert. It’s been an eventful few years for US tech company Qualtrics, not least because of the pandemic. The Utah family-founded company was acquired by SAP in 2018 for $8 billion. It then went…

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Pinterest senior engineering deputy Jeremy King tells SiliconRepublic.com the platform’s ambitious plans, including doubling its engineering team in Dublin by this year. “There really is no other platform like Pinterest. Many people like to compare us to social media. We are not really social media. It’s a place that is essentially personal. “ This is…

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Hundreds of jobs will be created in Dublin, Galway, Letterkenny and Limerick. IDA-backed companies in Ireland have collectively announced more than 200 jobs to be created in the coming years in Ireland. Most of these jobs come from the rapid escalation of start-ups from Europe and the US, and each of these businesses is building…

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Joe Sullivan, once Uber CSO, is now facing additional charges for his alleged role in concealing a massive hack. Former Uber security chief Joe Sullivan will face fraud charges in the US for his alleged attempt to cover up a 2016 data breach where 57 million user and driver data were leaked. compromised by hackers.…

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The W3C said it needed a new structure to meet demand at a faster pace and address ‘urgent internet problems’. The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), a community that develops open standards for Internet growth, is taking steps to become a non-profit organization of public interest by next year. The W3C said the launch as…

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Founded in 2011, Entrepreneur First’s portfolio has grown to more than 500 companies, which together are worth more than $ 10 billion. London-based investor Entrepreneur First has raised $ 158 million in a Series C round of financing, with the support of some of the world’s biggest tech founders. The funding round included participation from…

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To mark the historic birthday of the iPhone, Dr. Ismini Vasileiou and Prof Paul Haskell-Dowland reflect on how the device was developed and what might come next. A version of this article was originally published by The Conversation (CC BY-ND 4.0) Today (June 29) marks 15 years since Apple launched its flagship device: the iPhone.…

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