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?
Facebook, Google, Yahoo!, Mozilla, LinkedIn, Twitter, eBay, AOL, and Zynga have jointly written to the House of Representatives' Committee on the Judiciary to "express concern" at the proposed SOPA bill.
The election is over, the votes have been counted and the results are in – Fine Gael’s Enda Kenny will be Ireland’s next Taoiseach. And as is to be expected Kenny’s performance on the series of televised debates has become one of Ireland’s fastest growing memes.
The British Foreign Office has created a Skype account to handle enquiries from UK citizens looking to leave Libya.The account, libyacharterflight, was created as the Foreign and Commonwealth Office chartered a 200 seat flight to evacuate Britons from Tripoli.
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.
Can Irish search traffic on Google predict the outcome of the 2011 general election? Piers Dillon-Scott examines if Google can gauge the mood of the people. If so Fine Gael will be the largest party in the 31st Dáil, with just under 40% of the vote, if search traffic on Google translates into first preferences in February 25.
Earlier this week we asked the question - Are QR codes ready for mainstream adoption? Labour, the centre-left Irish political party, would appear to believe so as they introduced the technology to their website last week.