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Comedian Dara O Briain will MC on the night
Web

Shortlist for this year’s eircom Spiders announced

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.
Satellite and fibre broadband subscriptions increased by 12% over the past year
Web

Over 146,000 Irish households and businesses still on 2Mbps broadband or less

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.
Blueface CEO Alan Foy
Mobile

Save 90% off call costs with “virtual landline” iPhone app

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.
The Pirate Bay's Swedish founders
Web

The Pirate Bay to launch dedicated music sharing project in April

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.
Number six
Web

IPv6, Ireland, and the future of the internet

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.
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