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Don't trust average numbers in your startup - they're a bad metric Startup diary 'In a SaaS business you live or die by this equation' Stock image Can you predict the success of a company based on a single mathematical equation? Considering how complex the factors are that determine success, you'd have to think it would be a pretty complex equation. Isaac Asimov, the...
UK must now set path to orderly Brexit, says Barnier Negotiator speaks of 'profound' regret European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier. Photo: Reuters The EU's chief Brexit negotiator says he "profoundly" regretted the vote by MPs on Tuesday to reject the Withdrawal Agreement hammered out with Brussels. The British Government needs to explain how it intends to proceed with Brexit following the...
Property prices fall as lending limits bite Stock image Property prices fell in November, in what was the first monthly decrease in months. Prices were down by 0.5pc in the month, with the cost of an average property €6,000 less than the typical price achieved in the previous month. Economists said this was because first-time buyers were being priced out of the market. This...
FTSE 100 slips lower after Reckitt Benckiser chief’s departure The FTSE 100 index closed 32.34 points lower at 6,862.68. Undated handout photo issued by Reckitt Benckiser of their Chief Executive Rakesh Kapoor. Top-flight shares in London ended the day lower on Wednesday, with consumer goods giant Reckitt Benckiser among the biggest fallers after the announcement of its chief executive’s departure. The FTSE 100...
Is the clampdown on Chinese tech giants prescient or paranoid? Telecoms firms in China are attracting unprecedented attention for being too closely aligned with its government. Adrian Weckler hears from a trenchant critic - Rivada founder Declan Ganley Bad deal: Declan Ganley believes spectrum allocation policies have been ‘wrong-headed’ and that the auction system is bad for the mobile industry and...
Short story discovered in 1894 journal may solve mystery of lost play by James Connolly James Connolly An anonymous short story discovered in a journal in the UK may be a lost play by Irish republican James Connolly. No script has ever been found of the lost play, but academics at the University of Glasgow believe the story, The Agitator’s Wife, could...
'Critical medicine list' to help cope with worst-case scenario Transport difficulties: A road sign directs traffic to the Port of Ramsgate in England. Photo: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg Cancer patients, diabetics and newborns in neonatal units are believed to be on the "critical list" being compiled to guard against medicine shortages here after Brexit. The main concern is that a disorderly Brexit will mean a...
Scisys wins Airbus contract after Dublin Brexit switch   Scisys works on the system for the European Space Agency Dublin-listed software business Scisys has secured a €1.3m contract with Airbus Defence and Space. Scisys provides IT and software services across a number of sectors including media, space, and defence. The contract is for the development, integration, verification and maintenance of the European Geostationary Navigation...
VIDEO: Arlene Foster - Theresa May needs to renegotiate with Brussels DUP leader Arlene Foster says Prime Minister Theresa May should head back to Brussels to renegotiate and have the Irish backstop removed from the Withdrawal Agreement.
Sale of famous Kestrel pub sees strong interest Landmark: The Kestrel is located at the Walkinstown Roundabout As the new year gets underway, several parties are understood to be in the race to acquire the landmark Kestrel licensed premises in Walkinstown, Dublin 12. Located at the famous Walkinstown Roundabout, the Kestrel enjoys the benefit of a thriving trade drawn from Walkinstown itself,...

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