How Google Images can help you research your family history like never before
Why you can’t judge a social network by its number of users
BBC investigation doubts value of Facebook advertising
Irish PM to NYSE: We can become the cloud computing capital of the world
Two tourists capture stunning murmuration of starlings above Ireland’s longest river
Monthly Archives: November 2011
How fast is your actual broadband download speed? Ask YouTube
YouTube’s Video Speed History can be used to gather some useful information, such as how your broadband service provider compares to state and national speed averages.
New PlayStation update prepares system for launch of PS Vita next month
Sony are preparing for the launch of PlayStation Vita in Japan next month by releasing a new PlayStation 3 system software update (v4.0) later this week. The update will allow for sharing of digital content between PS Vita and PS3.
A quick guide to creating a Google Maps’ floor plan
Google has taken its leading Mapping service indoors and is now allowing the public to create floor plans for public buildings. The company says that the Android-only indoor maps will be about as accurate as their outdoor equivalent and the system will even be able to judge which floor you’re on.
Why group entrepreneurship is the norm, even though it brings challenges to start-ups
Yesterday we brought you part one of our interview with EntrepreneurFinder’s Luke Deering (Facebook | @luke_deering). He told us that “failing fast” isn’t always an option and that there is no one standard path to becoming a successful entrepreneur. Today we … Continue reading
Facebook reportedly planning for IPO in first-half of 2012 with a staggering $100 billion valuation
Facebook is reportedly planning for an IPO between April and June of next year, according to the Wall Street Journal who quote “people familiar with the matter”.
Is failing fast really an option for first time entrepreneurs?
Is there a typical path for entrepreneurs? And is failing fast really an option? We interview EntrepreneurFinder’s Luke Deering to see what start ups should know.
Irish consumers will spend €257 million online this Christmas
Irish consumer are expected to spend €257 million online this Christmas, with today, Cyber Monday, set to be the single busiest day in terms of online trade during this holiday shopping season.
Will it snow this December? The science says no
Looking forward to the snow this December? Well, according to scientists at the Met Office we’re not likely to see much of it this year.
After record week in online spending, Cyber Monday sentiment “positive”
As holiday shopping season official kicked-off this week, dramatic increases in online spending have been recorded on Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday, up 39.3% and 24.3% respectively.
Microsoft & INHOPE want you to report illegal sites via your smartphone
As a greater number of users connected to the web online Microsoft, working with the not for profit organisation INHOPE, have developed a smartphone app which allows users to submit suspect websites.
Google releases Street View for its Mountain View HQ
Google has taken its Street View camera home – to record inside and around its Headquarters in Mountain View, CA.
Google no longer auto-suggesting The Pirate Bay and other torrent sites in search
Google is taking its own preemptive approach to tackling online piracy by removing certain keywords from its auto-complete and Google Instant search features, reports TorrentFreak.
Turn your iPhone or Android into a walkie-talkie with Voxer
Voxer, a relatively new mobile app that lets you turn your iPhone or Android into a walkie-talkie has been gaining traction over the last few days, rocketing in popularity on the App Store and Android Market.
Microsoft boosts Xbox online, buys Al Gore funded video search site, VideoSurf
Microsoft has boosted its search credentials with the buyout of VideoSurf – a Shizam-like video search engine founded in 2006 and partially funded by Al Gore.
Apple continues to dominate most popular camera phone list on Flickr
The iPhone 4S has already become the second most popular camera phone on Flickr, reaching second-spot behind the iPhone 4 just five weeks after launch, as Apple’s iPhone family continues to dominate in this regard.