All thing’s Tech
At Newsaccess we’ve been keeping an eye on the tech world this week. In Ireland, start-ups are taking centre stage at the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 2016. We decided to look at tech stories both at the event and elsewhere that caught our attention this week.
An old hand now in the world of online streaming – so what’s new? According to an Irish Independent article Netflix could finally include the ability to download films and TV shows to watch later. ‘The entertainment streaming service is considering an update to its offering that would include the much-desired ability to download TV shows and films and watch them at a later date or on-the-go.’ This could be a game changer for the commute into work, bring it on we say!
A firm favourite here at Newsaccess and a “go to” for many tired workers of a Friday evening. Just Eat has consumed the Irish market for app based food ordering and this week the Irish Examiner reported “New accounts filed by Just Eat Ireland show the firm's profits rose last year by 213% to €2m.” MD Amanda Roche Kelly stated "Just Eat Ireland has enjoyed a strong period of growth”. Now with more than 1,800 restaurant partners offering a range of over 30 cuisine types, growth continues for us here in Ireland. The Just Eat app has been downloaded over 700,000 times since it launched in October 2013. That is a stark rise in profits, and some reach across our island and we are not surprised - even writing this has made us hungry. “Pass the smartphone, I’m not cooking tonight!”
Dublin based eShopworld aim to deliver a seamless and glocalised shopping experience. Aside from introducing a new word to my vocabulary what do they do? Their aim ia to support businesses with tech and logistics management, enabling global companies’ international sales via localised online shopping. They came 1st place both last year and this year in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50. They are allowing companies from all different countries and sectors bring their products to the market – they remind us a little bit of Amazon and Google when they first started, they are worth checking out.
For every 100 tech pioneers creating start-ups there is a Datahug. This week Dublin-headquartered Datahug has been bought by US cloud firm CallidiusCloud for $13 million (€11.7 million). Datahug aims to help companies grow their sales by automating aspects of their customer relationship software (CRM) and are clearly on the right track if they have received serious backing stateside. They like to keep an eye on all business sectors nationwide to see how business evolves.
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