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OmniPay, a payment processing company that established itself in Ireland in 2000 has announced, with the support of IDA Ireland, that it is to create a further 30 jobs at its headquarters in Dublin over the next six months.
Prominent Irish businessman Declan Ganley has set a precedent for legal proceedings involving defamation and libel on social sites, including Twitter and Facebook, as he reached an out-of-court settlement yesterday with blogger Kevin Barrington over defamatory tweets he published in December of last year.
After earlier unconfirmed reports that Sony had ended production of the PlayStation 2 - the most successful games console of all time - the Japanese consumer electronics giant has now officially confirmed this to be true.
After the single busiest week in terms of new device activations and app downloads in Android history, we study the size of Google Play's app directory and predict when it's likely to reach the magical one million app milestone.
This may sound a little shocking at first but in the days immediately after Christmas Apple's share of the tablet market actually fell by 7.1%. This is, however, a sign that the tablet market is maturing rather than any beginning of the end predictions for Apple.
As it does in North America and the Nordic region, Netflix now publishes internet service provider (ISP) rankings for the United Kingdom and Ireland, effectively scoring each provider's relative ability to offer bandwidth-intensive services.
Google is the internet's largest advertising network that keeps on giving. The company has released an updated version of its Google+ app for Android and iOS today, packed with 24 "treats" that make "sharing and communication easier and more fun".
In November 2007, Amazon launched the Kindle. The first of its kind electronic book reader that was supposed to be the death of printed books. That never quite happened. What has happened though, after four consecutive years of phenomenal growth, sales of ebook readers have finally begun to slump, down 36% in 2012. Tablets, the ebook reader's younger and full-featured sibling, are to blame.
Today, Friday, Sage Ireland is encouraging its social media followers and customers to send a tweet with the hashtag #SageXmasGiving. For every tweet published that includes the hashtag, Sage will donate €1 to St. Vincent de Paul, the largest charitable organisation in Ireland.
Spurred on by the London Olympics, the US Election, and Hurricane Sandy, and the proliferation of mobile devices facilitating the ease of sharing, 2012 was the most socially active year on the internet to date.
As the humble SMS - short message service - celebrated its 20th birthday earlier this week, its future is far from certain. Facebook today released an update to its Messenger app for Android that allows users to message each other without the need for a Facebook account - something that's sure to accelerate SMS's demise.