Following the Irish Web Awards held in the Mansion House, Dublin last Saturday night, the shortlist for this year's eircom Spider Awards has been announced. The awards ceremony will be held on Thursday, November 10th at the Convention Centre, Dublin, and will be hosted by well-known comedian and media personality Dara O'Briain.
Magnet Networks has announced that it has upgraded its minimum offered broadband speed to 30Mbps, up from a previous speed of 5Mbps, and almost ten times greater than the average internet download speed of 3.34Mbps in Ireland.
Nominations for the 2011 Irish Web Awards are now open, with entrants being sought in 24 different categories. The Realex Payments sponsored awards ceremony will take place on October 22, 2011 in the Mansion House, Dublin.
Figures published yesterday in the latest Irish Communications Market ComReg quarterly report suggest that 146,326 households and businesses in Ireland are currently subscribed to broadband packages of 2Mbps or less. Data concerning Q1 2011 indicates that 123,934 residential broadband subscriptions and 22,392 business broadband subscriptions are currently active for packages offering between 144kps and 1.99Mbps download speeds.
Dublin based internet telephonics company Blueface have recently released an iPhone app, known as Banter, that claims to save customers up to 90% off mobile phone call costs. Upon downloading the free app and creating an account, the user is given a “virtual landline” number based on their location. With this new virtual number users can then make and receive calls at a reduced rate when compared to normal and more expensive mobile phone call costs.
Notorious torrent site The Pirate Bay is working on new dedicated music sharing project, entitled “The Music Bay”, which will instill further fear into the heart of the phonographic industry. The Pirate Bay is currently used by millions to facilitate sharing of (mostly pirated) music, movies, and software.
With the introduction of another music streaming service, we7, to Ireland earlier this month, it’s time to write a best of post and consider the three best free music streaming service options available to choose from.
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.
A lot of debate has been circulating in recent months about the subject of IPv6 and how it will be the saviour of the internet as we know it. In this article we try to explain what exactly IPv6 is, why it’s so important for the continued success of the internet, and how prepared Ireland is for its imminent deployment.
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.