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INM “back in growth”

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Using its strong balance sheet to make acquisitions is the best way to build value for Independent News & Media’s (INM) shareholders, chief executive Robert Pitt said yesterday. Speaking at a well attended annual general meeting at the Westbury Hotel in Dublin, Mr Pitt said targeted acquisitions will diversify the media group’s revenue base for […]

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Datalex to add 200 to workforce

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Dublin-based Datalex is set to add 200 jobs to its global workforce in the next 18 months, with half of that number based in its Dublin offices. The roles will be highly skilled, with the company recruiting senior software developers, architects, analysts and project managers, among others. The digital commerce travel software firm is also […]

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Amazon to create 500 jobs

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Amazon is set to create 500 jobs in Dublin over the next two years as it seeks to expand its European workforce. They will be mainly high tech positions, with the company seeking data centre technicians, software engineers and customer support staff. Dublin acts as Amazon’s technical hub in Europe. “It’s driven by the fact […]

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Daily Mail downgrades outlook on print advertising slump

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“Daily Mail and General Trust said the operating margin for its media business would be about 10pc for the year, rather than remaining at last year’s 13pc. It said the outlook for the full year was now adjusted for the change in guidance to the operating margin. The company said print advertising revenues in the […]

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Today FM appoints Keith McCormack as chief executive

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“Today FM has announced the appointment of Keith McCormack as its new Chief Executive Officer. Keith will begin his new role with Today FM on Wednesday 1st of June (subject to the normal regulatory approvals). Keith has been CEO of 98FM since 2014 where he and the team have grown market share along with implementing […]

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Newspaper groups need to bang their drum louder

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“This time last year, Martin Sorrell, the CEO of WPP, the largest advertising and marketing group in the world, hinted that there was a growing debate that was gathering momentum about the effectiveness of print advertising and whether or not it was a lot more effective than people had given it credit for. For a […]

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Netflix launches Fast.com – Broadband speed test

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Netflix is very much into knowing how fast your broadband is, and now the streaming service is getting into the speed-test game with a new website, Fast.com. Netflix can safely say that its entire existence depends on everyone having a decent standard of broadband speed as, understandably, the more people with access to faster broadband, […]

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Is Twitter increasing it’s character count?

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Twitter users are about to get a bit of extra space to express themselves as the service looks set to take links and photos out of the 140-character limit. At the moment, if you add a photograph to your update it takes 24 characters; a link will take up 23, even when shortened. That eats […]