Libya pulls plug on internet via @labovit/@arbornetworks
Web

Can Libya’s government bring down URL shortener bit.ly?

Following successful mass protests in Tunisia and Egypt thousands of protesters have been taking part in demonstrations in Libya, which included a “Day of Anger” on Friday. However, concerns have been raised that if Gaddafi’s government were to shut down internet access, as happened in Egypt, bit..ly links, which are shared by millions of twitter users every day, will become unusable.
Vincent Browne
Meme

Brian Cowen and Vincent Browne at loggerheads following Massey Ferguson / John Deere argument [Spoof]

The now infamous Johnny Yacuntya has released another spoof video to a list of already acclaimed uploads. This time he targets the outgoing Taioseach Brian Cowen and TV3 presenter Vincent Browne, where, as usual, little love is shown between the two. Browne attempts to argue his case regarding the integrity and build quality of the world's leading tractor brand, the Massey Ferguson - something which Cowen whole-heartdely refuses to accept.
TED front page
Social Media

TED Conversations brings industry experts and social networkers together

Some of the first questions raised on TED Conversations, the topic lead social network by TED Media, the world-famous public lecture forum, will finish in just under one hour. TED Conversations is a social network which connects web users with some of the top industry minds from diverse areas such as game design, politics, economic development, digital technology and many others.
Artists impression of the Montevetro building in Dublin's Grand Canal Dock
Business

Google buys Ireland’s tallest commercial building, the Montevetro

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.
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