Your Dublin Tech News, Digested

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The Dublin* tech stories you need to know this week:

Qualtrics to create 100 jobs in Dublin as growth exceeds expectations:

From The Irish Examiner: The world’s leading data insights platform is ramping up its operations across Europe from its EU headquarters in the heart of Dublin following stronger than expected growth over the past 18 months. Qualtrics, founded in Utah in 2002, is to add a further 100 employees to its workforce bringing the total number of people employed here to 250. READ MORE

Stripe snaps up Twitter’s Irish number two:

From The Irish Independent: Don O’Leary, Twitter’s second most senior Irish executive after Stephen McIntyre, has left the social media company to join the Collison brothers’ payments business Stripe. O’Leary was until recently Director Of Sales at Twitter Ireland. He takes on the job of EU business operations and country leader in Ireland for Stripe. READ MORE

Facebook plans €200m data centre for Meath – begins recruiting engineers:

From Silicon Republic: There is mounting evidence Facebook is planning to build a €200m data centre at Clonee in Co Meath. The social network is hiring electrical engineers with data centre experience to work at its Irish operations. Reports at the weekend indicated that Facebook is about to file for planning permission to build a 200,000 sq ft data centre in Clonee in Co Meath. READ MORE

And finally: Taxi app Hailo, who today offered free lifts to and from Dublin polling stations, delivered the Dublin viral video of the week – say hello to The Heterophobic Taxi Driver:

*By way of a neighbourly gesture, we included one news story from County Meath.

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