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Students rebel against IT
Not so long ago students fought tooth and nail to get into IT courses. Now, they are shunning such studies, with massive implications for Ireland's reputation as a high-tech centre.
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Motorola posts profits and denies rumour
Amid speculation about a disposal of its semiconductor unit, wireless communications pioneer Motorola says it is profitable after 18 months of losses.
October 16 in MARKETS

Vodafone to take control of SFR
Vodafone has agreed to buy further stakes in French telecoms company Cegetel in two deals that will give it majority control over it and mobile phone arm SFR.
October 16 in INVESTMENT

Failed start-ups cost investors EUR4.7bn
Around 15 percent of European companies that received venture capital funding over the last four years have gone bust, a new report said.
October 16 in INVESTMENT

Irishjobs.ie makes a play for TopJobs
Irishjobs.ie has emerged as one of a number of companies interested in purchasing the assets of the recently liquidated TopJobs on the Net Ireland.
October 11 in INVESTMENT

Logica looks to buy CMG
Logica has said that it is in early stage talks to acquire rival CMG in an all-share deal, as both companies continue to suffer from weak demand.
October 08 in INVESTMENT

NewWorldIQ acquires California firm
E-marketing company NewWorldIQ, which has its product development operations in Dublin, announced that it has acquired Paramark Corporation.
October 08 in INVESTMENT

Ireland's entrepreneurial culture shifts
Most Irish entrepreneurs do not start businesses solely for the purpose of becoming wealthy, a new report backed by the Irish Software Association claims.
September 30 in INVESTMENT

Parthus merger nears completion
Shareholders in Parthus Technologies, an Irish designer of semiconductors for mobile devices, have approved the company's pending merger with US-Israeli firm Ceva.
September 26 in INVESTMENT

Tech firms still attract most funding
Although overall investment by the Irish venture capital industry in Irish companies fell in 2001, the proportion of funding to the high tech sector increased.
September 25 in INVESTMENT

AEP snaps up Baltimore hardware unit
Baltimore Technologies continued its asset sell off on Thursday by unloading its UK-based hardware operations to Bray-based AEP Systems for STG4 million.
September 19 in INVESTMENT

EVerger injects USD7.5m into NewWorldIQ
E-marketing firm NewWorld IQ, which was formed by the merger between NewWorld Commerce and IQ Commerce, has secured USD7.5 million in additional funding.
September 18 in INVESTMENT

Interxion receives EUR20m in new cash
International data centre company Interxion has raised EUR20 million to fund organic growth, claiming that it is happy to be 'small and profitable.'
September 17 in INVESTMENT

Report confirms global funding lethargy
Falling venture capital investments in start-up companies have raised fears of falling rates of technological innovation in the future.
September 16 in INVESTMENT

Pornography firm bids for Napster
Nasdaq-listed pornography firm Private Media Group has made a bid for Napster, extending the drawn-out demise of the music file-swapping service.
September 13 in INVESTMENT

Logica buys Aussie tech business
Troubled IT services company Logica has agreed to buy the SAP consulting arm of eGlobal International, bolstering its profitable SAP division in Asia-Pacific.
September 12 in INVESTMENT

Spectel wins EUR15m in new funding
Spectel has secured EUR15 million in a new round of investor funding, giving the video-conferencing company a post-funding valuation of EUR90 million.
September 12 in INVESTMENT

EU looks to match US investment in R&D
The European Commission has announced a strategy to raise research and development spending to 3 percent of GDP, up from the current EU average of 1.9 percent.
September 12 in INVESTMENT

Harney commits EUR32m to high-tech R&D
Following criticism of Ireland's R&D environment, the government announced new funding of over EUR30m to 13 research projects in the bio-tech and ICT sectors.
September 05 in INVESTMENT

Connect Electronics buys UK firm
Connect Electronics has further diversified its business interests by buying a controlling interest in UK-based lifestyle company Capital.co.uk.
September 04 in INVESTMENT

Comnitel raises EUR10m in fresh cash
Irish company Comnitel Technologies has raised another EUR10 million in venture capital, as the business anxiously awaits customer feedback.
September 04 in INVESTMENT



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