Weekend Takeaway: Powered by Collison brothers, renewables and a decade of NDRC
Collison brothers’ Stripe now valued at more than $22bn
Unicorn payments company founded by two Irish brothers in Silicon Valley nine years ago continues to gain value.
NDRC start-ups raised more than €50m in 2018
With a decade of investing under its belt, NDRC is looking to the next 10 years.
Almost half of workers have a side hustle, research says
Do you have a side hustle? If so, you have something in common with 46pc of US people surveyed by Udemy.
Renewables accounted for 32pc of Ireland’s electricity needs in 2018
Wind, water and sun are becoming powerful components in meeting Ireland’s electricity needs.
DNS pioneer Paul Vixie on the evolution of the internet
Dr Paul Vixie was a major contributor to the creation of the internet as we know it and wants to ensure it is a fairer, safer place.
A 2.6pc gender pay gap can cost a woman as much as $500,000
Small differences can have a huge impact. That’s the takeaway from research conducted by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, which has found that a gender pay gap of as little as 2.6pc can cost a woman $500,000 over her lifetime.
Intel confirms Bob Swan is company’s new permanent CEO
Swan is the seventh CEO in Intel’s 50-year history.
Tonga hopes to repair fibre cable after days-long internet blackout
Authorities in Tonga say they hope to have restored internet access by the weekend following more than a week without it after a fibre cable was severed.
Why Chinese science seems so secretive – and how it may be about to change
Dr Joy Y Zhang of the University of Kent reveals a surprising reason behind why Chinese science is so shrouded in secrecy.
‘Antarctic king’ reptile discovery sheds light on weird prehistoric South Pole
Palaeontologists have uncovered the fossilised remains of an iguana-sized reptile that roamed the once-warm continent of Antarctica.
Updated, 4.37pm, 1 February 2019: This article was updated to clarify that renewables accounted for 32pc of Ireland’s electricity needs in 2018, not its energy needs.
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