Earlier today Eircom, Ireland’s largest ISP, launched its free music streaming service known as MusicHub. Eircom MusicHub allows free unlimited music streaming for existing Eircom broadband customers, and music downloads for as little as 32c per track.
Zynga, probably the best known social network games developer, is again hiring positions for its European headquarters in Dublin. The positions are mostly international customer care agents, but there is also a recruiter and reporting analyst required.
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.
Unconfirmed reports suggest that Apple's second generation iPad will be released in February 2011. Reuters reports that sources in Foxconn Electronics, manufacturers of the iPad, the device will begin mass production at the start of the year. Initial shipments are expected to be in the region of 400,000-600,000 devices.
Things may be set to get very interesting in the world of e-book wars as Amazon is set to demo its Kindle for the web product later today. Google announced the launch of Google eBookstore yesterday, now Amazon is set to demo new competitive features to its Kindle product today.
Today, December 7th, 2010, Ireland's government will set out the toughest budget the country has seen in thirty years. This article will automatically update with the latest reports and reaction from Irish social media users during budget day.