Dublin has lost out to London as Twitter’s European Headquarters. The news came as Twitter announced that it will begin a recruitment drive in London this year for the opening of its European HQ in the West End of the city.
Under MediaSift’s DataSift brand the freemium service will allow users to search and filter Twitter’s full firehose of content according to over 40 pieces of metadata contained in each tweet. The company will also aggregate and analyse Twitter content according to user sentiment, user influence, reach and text analysis.
You may call him defiant, or foolhardy, but in one week Mark Krieger will do something that would make most bank managers wince, he will launch his latest start-up. His new application, TweetRoost, is a multiuser-oriented Twitter client designed to help “individuals and groups efficiently monitor, assign, categorize, save and analyze tweets from one or multiple Twitter accounts”.
As the Europeana digitisation roadshow starts in Germany this week we spoke to Jonathan Purday, Senior Communications Advisor at Europeana.eu, formally of the British Library, about how social media, crowdsourcing, and wiki-principles are preserving European history and bringing academia and the public closer together.
Google is rumored to be rolling out a smarthpone based real-world payment system using Near Field Communication technology. Well, the Wall Street Journal reports that the search giant has now brought MasterCard and Citigroup on-board.
Google will roll out a state-of-the-art smartphone payment system in New York and San Francisco, before the end of the summer, according to a report by Bloomberg. The system will use Near Field Communication (NFC) technology to allow consumers to make purchases at cash machines by waving their smartphones in front receivers attached to cash registers.
RTÉ have announced today that between 50 and 60 jobs will be axed due to the companies current undesirable “financial situation”. RTÉ management informed unions this morning that voluntary redundancy and early retirement schemes were being prepared.
We wrote yesterday about Fine Gael and Labour’s Programme for Government which plans to turn Ireland into a “leader in the emerging I.T. market of cloud computing”, so could FixMyStreet.ie be the government’s first foray into the cloud? (oh, and will the government base their site on the UK’s Fixmystreet.com?)
Startupbootcamp have today announced plans to expand their start-up mentoring network to include Berlin, London, Madrid, and now Dublin. Dublin will join as the third city to create a pan-European network this year along with Copenhagen and Madrid, with Berlin and London expected to participate in 2012.
The Commission for Energy Regulation (CER) yesterday announced the decision to deregulate Electric Ireland, the re-branded energy supply business of the ESB, which could potentially mean lower energy bills for struggling Irish households. From April 4 Electric Ireland residential electricity prices will no longer be regulated - something that business customers have experienced since October of last year.
Ireland’s Digital Times published a great article yesterday about the ever-present influence that print media still holds over the technology industry. The article cites a survey by Eurocom Worldwide and reports that the printed medium is still very much used by technology executives in the industry.
Fund:it, an Irish crowdfunding effort supported by The Department of Arts Sports and Tourism is calling for people in the business, arts and media sectors in Ireland to submit their latest business ideas. The organisation is designed to fund these new companies without the dependence on hard-to-get bank loans but through the power of social media.
The Telegraph will reportedly announce a new online paywall strategy as early as next month, with full implementation by September of this year, according to Marketing Magazine. By doing so, it will join other similar publications, including The Times and Sunday Times, and The News of the World, who have all adapted such strategies last year with moderate success.
The White House have released this iconic image of US President Barack Obama’s dinner with technology business leaders last night in Woodside California. The aim of the gathering is said to promote technological innovation as a means to increase employment and boost the US economy.
Google have once again shown their commitment and long-term vision in Ireland by purchasing Ireland’s tallest commercial building, the Montevetro, for a reported €99.9 million. The newly built property sits directly across the street from Google’s current operations in Gordon House on Dublin’s Barrow Street, and will house their European, Middle East and African (EMEA) headquarters.
American news website and content aggregator The Huffington Post will be acquired by AOL for $315 million US dollars, in a deal expected to close in the coming months. Huffington Post co-founder Arianna Huffington will become president and editor-in-chief of a new Huffington Post Media Group, which will include The Huffington Post and other AOL content properties, including recently acquired TechCrunch, gadget blog Endadget, and micro-local news service Patch.