The recruitment process for Ireland’s 2011 census is due to begin shortly with 5,000 enumerators needed. Enumerators will work on a part-time basis for a ten week period between March and May 2011, with average earnings of €2,200.
We could all be paying more for our downloads from next year if the US government's proposed tax on digital goods is passed. The House of Representatives is set to debate a bill proposing the introduction of a federal tax on downloaded good and services, including music, videos and apps, in early 2011.
Ireland’s first and only digital address system Loc8 Code have generated over 64,000 address codes since their launch in July of this year. In this period the companies’ website has also been gaining considerable interest with a reported 127,000 visitors to the site since the launch.
Over the next few of weeks profiles for the social network's half-billion members will be changed to include a link prompting them to set Facebook.com as their browser's default homepage. Facebook hopes this will increase the amount of time users spend on the site and bolster the site's already impressive €60 million ($80 million) ad revenue.
Ireland needs to more to encourage and support entrepreneurs, according to Twitter founder Jack Dorsey. Speaking on the Late Late Show Dorsey said that Ireland's technology and internet entrepreneurs need more support from the state, including possible legislative change, to compete internationally.
The fourth event in the successful Dublin Web Summit series has commenced in the Chartered Accountants House, Dublin. This summit spans across two days (October 28th-29th, 2010) with around 50 speakers confirmed for the event.
Google are donating $5 million in grants to non-profit organisations in an effort to encourage innovation in digital journalism. The announcement was made by Nikesh Arora, President of Global Sales Operations and Business Development in an official Google blog post.
The state of Texas is persuing online retailer Amazon for $269 (€192.61) million in unpaid taxes according to Publishers Weekly. Tax officials in Texas believe that the presence of an Amazon distribution centre in the site provides the company with the presence in their jurisdiction and makes them subject to Texan tax laws.
Bloomberg has published a damning article accusing Google of using “a complicated structure” of overseas accounts, including its Dublin offices, to avoid paying US tax. The article accuses Google of using a number of non-US locations to manage and filter profits to avoid paying tax and charges in The States.
In an effort to stimy falling revenue CNN are anxious to understand how they can monitise social media content. By understanding what stories are shared by its readers CNN hopes to be able to charge a premium to advertisers who wish to be placed on articles that perform well on social media.
The debate about internet piracy, in particular music and movie piracy, reemerged yesterday after a High Court decision in favour of UPC stated that the company was not responsible for piracy policing on its network.
Earlier today Paul Donovan, Eircom CEO, and Conor Carmody, Director of eMobile announced the launch of Eircom’s latest mobile service - eMobile. Undoubtedly, the most exciting aspect of the eMobile service is its €10 a week prepay price plan.