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VANRATH Tech Round Up - 15th October 2021

  • Publish Date: Posted 3 months ago
  • Author:by VANRATH

Five Irish start-ups to receive funding from major EU accelerator

Five Enterprise Ireland-backed start-ups have been recommended for more than €20.5m in funding from the first final-stage European Innovation Council (EIC) Accelerator call.

Microsoft shutting down LinkedIn in China

Microsoft is shutting down its social network, LinkedIn, in China, saying having to comply with the Chinese state has become increasingly challenging.

Space nation: UK looks to make finance more accessible for space tech firms

The UK is looking to grow itself into a space nation, according to the government’s space strategy published today, as it looks to make finance more accessible for space tech firms.

Bitcoin: Bank deputy calls for urgent crypto regulation

Cryptocurrencies need regulation as a "matter of urgency", according to Bank of England deputy governor Sir Jon Cunliffe. Crypto technologies do not pose a risk to financial stability at the moment, he said.

Hackers accessing webcams a top WFH security concern, survey finds

Suspicious emails and hackers accessing webcams are the top security concerns for those working from home, according to a survey carried out by Auxilion, a Dublin-headquartered provider of digital, cloud and IT services.