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Figma’s Venture Backers Win Big With Adobe’s $20B M&A Deal

Adobe announced this morning that it has agreed to acquire collaborative design platform Figma for $20 billion in cash and stock, in what looks to be the largest purchase of a U.S. private, venture-backed company this year. Founded in 2012, San Francisco-headquartered Figma has raised $333 million in venture funding to date, per Crunchbase data, and includes a long list ...

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Texas Funding Scene Gets Bigger In 2022

Texas is no slacker on the startup funding front, largely due to Austin’s rising status as a tech hub. But even so, the nation’s second most populous state has generally punched a bit below its weight class when it comes to venture investment.  Recently, however, things have been picking up. So far this year, Texas companies have pulled in over ...

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Will looser Covid rules push up holiday prices?

There’s huge pent-up demand for holidays – with warnings that bookings in the peak season may see significant interest After a torrid two years for the travel industry, things are finally beginning to look up. “From mid-January the trajectory has been up, significantly up,” said Paul Hackett, President of the Irish Travel Agents Association and CEO of Click&Go. “We’ve had ...

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Cabinet agrees on a gradual return to the workplace

Ibec said the workplace protocol has been trying to make workplaces safe and ensure when people have to come into work that the right measures are in place A gradual return to the workplace will get underway from Monday. It follows an agreement by Cabinet this afternoon to lift almost all public health restrictions from 6am tomorrow. The Taoiseach is ...

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Ryanair launches biggest ever Dublin flight schedule

Ryanair plans to operate 900 flights a week to 120 destinations during the summer season from Dublin Airport (Pic: RollingNews.ie) Ryanair is ramping up its operations ahead of the summer, announcing its largest ever flight schedule out of Dublin airport. In total the airline will run 900 flights a week to 120 destinations through the summer season, an increase of ...

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Annual rate of inflation hits 5.5% in December – CSO

December’s inflation rate of 5.5% is the highest level since April 2001 The annual rate of inflation rose by 5.5% in December, according to the latest figures from the Central Statistics Office. This is an increase on 5.3% recorded in November, and is the highest annual rate since April 2001. On an annual basis, today’s figures show that diesel prices ...

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Investors ‘frustrated’ by Govt intervention in property

CBRE says that despite despite regulatory and policy changes the multifamily sector showed remarkable resilience last year It is critical that further Government intervention in the multifamily accommodation sector is now curtailed to avoid large amounts of investor capital opting to move into other sectors. That’s according to commercial property firm, CBRE, which claims investors in residential apartment and other ...

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