The Google I/O was always going to be the biggest tech story of the week and it didn’t disappoint. We saw skydiving high-jinks involving Google glasses, the unveiling of the nexus tablet and new chrome browser as well as some unexpected bonuses like the Nexus Q and the Google Compute Engine.
The week started with the appearance of Facebook’s slightly creepy ‘Find Friends Nearby’ feature – which users find friends in their vicinity via location aware technology – which then mysteriously disappeared 24 hours later.
Apple announced that the iPhone5 will be compatible with China’s mobile network and that we can expect to see a revamped iTunes store before the end of the year.
From an Irish point of view it was a good week for jobs. Voice technology giant Nuance announced the creation of 40 posts at their new international HQ in Dublin, cloud computing firm salesforce.com will create 100 jobs and international rival Let’s Operate is looking to recruit 25 new resellers for the Irish market. A survey found that those of us with jobs can now sleep on a little more in the morning as most bosses don’t care if we’re late for work anymore!
Finally DigitalTimes.ie compiled a definitive list of all the start-up incubator programmes in Ireland. We plan to keep this as a live document and update it with any new projects. Thanks to those who have already pointed us to some programmes we had originally left out and if there are any more updates we’d love to hear from you at email@example.com.