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Apple Watch: an interface for life?

Andy O'Donoghue joined Bobby Kerr on Newstalk's Down To Business to discuss the patent recently granted to Apple for a device they termed iTime. Andy though thinks Apple have done a good job convincing the market that they're building a Smart Watch with lovely interchangeable (lulti-coloured!) straps, whereas, could iTime in fact be an interface for your entire life?
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The Mc Ginn sisters on Newstalk: Down To Business

Grace, Sarah and Jennie Mc Ginn know fashion. They know it inside out and back to front: OPSH.COM then will make sense when you think about it. An aggregation platform for the female shopper, it will launch in September after a years work. A couple of weeks ago, the serial entrepreneurs joined Margaret E. Ward on Newstalk's Down To Business to talk about how they got here, and where they're going.
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Clever Miles & the Internet of Things

John Quigley is the CEO of Clever Miles; a clever telematics box that sits under your bonnet and records how well you drive by measuring your braking, your speed and you telemetry. John explained to Bobby Kerr and Andy O'Donoghue how the Internet of Things is now under the bonnet, and driving has been socialised, and gamefied, for the good of the consumer.
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Úll 2014 report : Newstalk’s Down To Business with Bobby Kerr

Bobby Kerr asked Andy O'Donoghue about Úll 2014, the most important conference of its type this year, held at the Lyrath Estate in Co Kilkenny. A conference that started about iOS development, is now about making beautiful products. This year amongst others, Jean McDonald from App Camp for Girls, the legendary John Gruber and Machina co-founder & CEO Linda Franco made this conference / experience memorable for the best of reasons. But in the heartland of Ireland, why were Irish start-ups so scarce? Discuss.
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iBeacons Can Change Retail Forever

Today on Down To Business we chatted about a simple little device, costing around €25. There's not much inside, they're not that smart and they're a modest price but these little pieces of plastic could change the way we spend our money, and our time forever. You can use the information advertised by beacons to enhance the user’s experience of a particular location. For example, a museum app can monitor for beacons placed near the museum’s important exhibits.
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A (wearable) surprise for Bobby

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Newstalk: iBeacons & The Future of Retail

Today on Down To Business with Bobby Kerr we chatted with Dermot Daly the founder and CEO of Tapadoo about iBeacons, a technology that I believe can change retail, for the better, forever. Sharp retailers and venue owners are following Apple and Major League Baseball in putting these cost-effective little Bluetooth LE devices in stores and places like museums around the world to personalise the customer experience in way that was unimaginable five years ago.
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Bitcoin, Makers & The (livable) Internet of Things

Where are teenagers moving to when they get FaceBook friend requests from their parents? I discussed this with Bobby this week and we chatted about the the transition from Wearable to Livable, The Internet of Things, and maybe presciently about how, for instance a plumber can integrate smart technology like heating controls in to his business. We also looked at technology trends for 2014, including BitCoin, and will this be the year it enters mainstream finance and the revolution being ignited by the maker-movement.
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Bobby Kerr, Wearable & Wired

A few weeks ago, I landed a challenge on Bobby right at the end of the regular technology segment on his Newstalk show, Down To Business; I gave him a FitBug Activity Tracker, a FitBug WOW wifi Scales, a Martian Passport Smart Watch and a Canon Legria mini.

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What’s selling right now, and what’s next?

At the heart of the resurgence in television makers lies the fact that television programmes are just so good now; from Homeland to Mad Men, the best actors, directors and writers are all making TV, rather than films. Live interactive TV like X-Factor lend themselves to communal home viewing. Add a sluggish economy to the mix, with people staying home more and you see the scene is set for more TV - and more of us watching TV together.
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Apple after Steve Jobs: Newstalk, Down To Business

With Apple's recent quarterly results showing a fall in profit, and research from Strategy Dynamics on the second quarters tablet sales indicating Apple's iPad market share may be down to 28%, we discussed Apple after Steve Jobs and is Tim Cook going to get the world's biggest technology back on track?

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