PressReader opens Dublin office

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17 November 2017

PressReader has officially opened it new office in Dubiln, where it plans to fill 65 jobs.

The Canadian company is seeking to hire a team of developers to round out its machine-learning capabilities.

PressReader is a global platform that allows people to read, share and talk about stories from over 7,000 publications online or via an app.

Speaking of the company’s plans for the new office Alex Kroogman, CEO, PressReader, said: “We see a lot of great things happening in the tech sector in Ireland and we’re excited to be another large force that’s pushing the industry forward. Now that we’ve opened our Dublin office we’re starting our search for top Irish tech talent. Our first goal is to hire developers to help build and enhance PressReader’s machine learning capabilities. Initiatives like CETA, the Canada-EU trade agreement, make it possible for us to find the very best people to fill these high-skill positions and compete on a global scale.”

PressReader has been gaining ground in the hospitality sector with many five-hotels offering complimentary access including The Shelbourne, the Marker, Adare Manor, the K Club and Ashford Castle.

IDA Ireland’s CEO Martin Shanahan said: “PressReader helps publishers and brand partners take advantage of the ongoing shift in media consumption habits as more people read and access content digitally. It has helped thousands of publishers evolve from initial on-demand distribution to digital, opening up new growth opportunities while safeguarding the future of quality journalism and helping readers discover great content. We are delighted to support them in helping to build their team in Ireland.”

PressReader boasts 7 million monthly active users worldwide.

Irish publications distributing their content through PressReader include the Irish Independent, The Sunday Independent, The Irish Times, The Irish Examiner and Irish Daily Mirror. Other leading publications on the platform include The Washington Post, The Guardian, Le Monde, Bloomberg Businessweek, Popular Science and NME.

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