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A few months ago, I wrote in this newspaper that the inaction in Washington DC coupled with the European Union’s new Digital Services and Digital Markets Acts would cause global confusion and complication for both tech companies and consumers. The world and the global markets desire clear rules and clear paths forward, not complexity and confusion. Since I wrote that, matters have become worse. With Washington’s inaction, individual States have stepped in to fill the void in setting[…]

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America and the EU account for over 40% of the world’s GDP and outsize regulatory and technological clout. However, this dominance could disappear as fast as American and Europe’s industrial strength did unless both sides immediately rebuild the transatlantic rift caused mostly by Mr. Trump. Let’s talk about the space that underpins the future of[…]

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When animals in the wild graze their way across the landscape, you can’t help but notice they don’t stay in one spot for an extended period. This is their way of eating enough vegetation to satisfy themselves, but not take every leaf off a tree or bush until it’s dead. They take what they need[…]

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Society at large and the organizations within it are often ill-prepared for sudden shifts in an economy. Forces erupt and reshape the landscape. It’s at these turning points that divergent thinkers excel. They think of unforeseen ways to harness the forces that others may have unleashed. Many people were exploring electricity in the late 1800s,[…]

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Much of our future business growth will come from inquiring minds that spot how an idea that works in one industry, might possibly transform another. Take one simple example from the early days in my career in the construction business. During a conversation with my father he told me about an innovative technique using a[…]

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One of the biggest challenges in business has always been how to grow. How to hit the big time. Successfully scaling a business is about as exhilarating as it gets in life. Your brain works a thousand percent faster and every day brings fresh excitement, new challenges and more opportunity. Unfortunately, a minority of businesses[…]

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Biggest investment in rural Ireland since rural electrification set to deliver high speed broadband to 1.1 million people 19th November, 2019: National Broadband Ireland (NBI), the company established by worldwide investors in technology, media and telecommunications, Granahan McCourt, today signed a landmark State contract with the Irish Government to deliver the country’s National Broadband Plan (NBP).[…]

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Granahan McCourt led Consortium presents vision for world-class, Gigabit speed broadband for every home, farm and business in the Intervention Area National Broadband Ireland confirms several partners for project – enet, Nokia, Actavo, The Kelly Group and KN Group Consortium signals access to 1.2 million open eir poles 18th September 2018 – National Broadband Ireland, the[…]

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We need both the left and the right side of our brains to fight for needed radical change Revolutionaries from the past tend to morph into romantic icons; think Che Guevara, Rosa Luxemburg, Lenin, Robespierre.  From the safety of history, it’s possible to admire their determination and dedication without condoning their often destructive and violent[…]

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Company doubles size of team and recruits Trinity College students as its crowd-sourcing, data and digital TV businesses move into exciting new growth areas Granahan McCourt Capital (GMC) the worldwide investors in technology, media and telecommunications, has recruited a multi-national team of developers and tech specialists in its Dublin-based offices to power its expansion into[…]

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