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
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Facebook is expanding its workforce in Ireland, 100 new jobs available
Facebook is expanding its workforce at its international headquarters in Ireland, adding 100 new positions and growing the company’s total head count to 500 at its base in Ireland’s capital, Dublin.
PlayStation 4 will be backwards compatible, sort of
Sony’s next generation games console will be backwards compatible, but not in the sense that we’re accustomed to. The PlayStation 4 (PS4), Sony’s eagerly-awaited entertainment device, won’t play current PS3 optical games discs. Instead, backwards compatibility will be delivered using a streaming service whereby games are delivered in real-time over the internet from remote servers.
Opera Web browser reaches 300 million users, adopts WebKit layout engine
Big changes are afoot at Opera – the alternative Internet browser software developer – as the Norwegian company announced its “fastest acceleration in user growth” in recent times to 300 million monthly users, and the beginning of a transition to the WebKit layout engine.
Seismic activity from North Korea’s latest nuclear test recorded in Ireland
Energy generated from North Korea’s latest nuclear test has been recorded as far away as Ireland, with Irish seismometers in Donegal and Dublin picking-up an “explosion-like” event early this morning.
iTunes has sold more than 25 billion songs, 15,000 downloaded every minute
Music lovers have purchased and downloaded more than 25 billion songs from the iTunes Store, Apple, as creators of “the world’s most popular online music, TV and movie store”, announced recently.
Instagram continues to abandon mobile-only approach, further expands to desktop web
Instagram is continuing to abandon its mobile-only approach as the company’s co-founder, Kevin Systrom, today announced that, for the first time, users’ feeds can be viewed on the desktop web.
Sony’s announcing something big next month. Could it be the PS4?
Sony has released a teasing video and summoned world media to an elusive event on February 20 in New York City, leading to rumours that the company may unveil its next-generation gaming console, the PlayStation 4, sooner than expected.
Pub Summit series expands to 100 cities worldwide in 2013
The organisers of the acclaimed Web Summit series have announced big and ambitious plans to expand their Pub Summit series to 100 cities across 40 countries and five continents in 2013.
Internet outages in Bangladesh may soon become a thing of the past
National Internet outages in Bangladesh may soon become a thing of the past as recent evidence suggests that the country is no longer reliant on a single submarine fibre-optic cable connecting it to the rest of the world.
New video format, H.265, to ease Internet bandwidth burden
The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has approved a new video coding standard known affectionately as H.265, and informally as High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC), that will “considerably ease the burden” on global networks.
Facebook finishes 2012 as number one smartphone app
Despite trailing Google Maps for most of 2012, Facebook catapulted in popularity through the final quarter to become the number one mobile app in terms of monthly unique users.
WordPress.com courts photographers, graphic artists
WordPress.com is courting photographers, videographers, illustrators and other artists to its publishing platform by launching a dedicated portfolio section on its website.