The Stop Online Piracy Act, SOPA, has split the technology industry. Dell, Microsoft, MacAfee and others want it passed to protect their copyrights while Google, Yahoo!, Twitter, and Facebook believe it to be a threat to the free web. But just what is SOPA?
This year the Irish government will spend at least half a million Euro funding the development of Android and iOS apps for artistic and cultural institutions. The majority of this money will come from the Cultural Tourism Technology fund which has allocated over €1 million for technology projects this year. Projects being funded include the Temple Bar Cultural Trust, The Chester Beatty Library, Dublin City Council, Wexford Opera and St. Patrick’s Festival amongst others.
With only a short time to go to the 2011 census night on April 10 the Central Statistics Office has released an infographic explaining how this year’s form was created.According to the graphic over 2 million census forms will be printed this year, these will be delivered to every home in the country from 440 regional offices. After the April 10 census night the forms will be collected, scanned and analysed for publication by the CSO from July.
Mindshare Ireland have published an interesting infographic regarding smartphone usage in Ireland. The survey, conducted by Sponge It in November 2010, suggests that while over half of Irish consumers own a smartphone, many don’t use their device to its full potential.
The data collected and shared by the Central Statistics Office Ireland (CSO) is both expansive and extremely important, but not very interesting as it is currently presented. We've taken the average yearly live register figures for each county and attempted to transform this raw data into something much more useful and appealing.
Smartphone users are becoming more concerned about their privacy when using geolocation apps, according to a survey released by Microsoft this week to coincide with Data Privacy Day. The survey found that users have a host of concerns for their privacy when using location based phone apps Some 84% of respondents said that they fear such applications could be used to help unknown people steal personal information or identities.
Foursquare users checked in over 380,576,305 times in 2010, including once from the International Space Station, the company announced today. Describing 2010 as “an insane year” the three year old smartphone social network released some information (in infographic form, of course) about their userbase.