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Google Editions to launch within weeks?

According to an article published in the Wall Street Journal today Google is weeks away from launching its long awaited digital book retail project known as Google Editions. The article states that the service from Google will launch this month in the US, and internationally within the first quarter of 2011.
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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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Winners of The Spiders 2010 announced

Congratulations to all those who won at last night’s Eircom Spiders in the Burlington Hotel, Dublin. Fota Wildlife scooped the prestigious Grand Prix, as well as winning the Best Travel and Tourism Website award.
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Three new features in Google Docs

In a blog post on the official Google Docs blog three new Google Docs features have been announced and will be made available over the coming days: auto-corrections, LaTex in equations, and images in spreadsheet cells.
Go Daddy: .CO now default domain
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.CO domains on the verge of mainstream

.CO domains are about to go mainstream as domain registry site Go Daddy makes .CO domains the default option for new registrations. This change is fairly significant as Go Daddy accounts for nearly fifty percent of all internet domain registrations.
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Sharing made easy with Firefox and F1

Mozilla, the makers of the popular web browser Firefox, have released an add-on designed to make sharing content on the web “easy, safe and fast”. The new service, called F1, is an effort by Mozilla to combat the unsightly and confusing array of share buttons found on the majority of today’s websites.
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Gmail introduces five new themes

Google has released five new themes for its GMail email service today. Users can now choose between a black and white theme, Android, scenic tree tops and a hand drawn inbox. There are now 40 themes (if you count the custom theme) available for GMail.
Newspaper extinction timeline
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Newspapers to become “insignificant” in Ireland by 2027

Futurist Ross Dawson has released a “Newspaper Extinction Timeline” where he maps out how quickly we can expect newspapers to remain significant around the world. The first nations to leave behind the much loved newspaper and embrace media consumption majorly through digital devices will be the USA in 2017, followed by the UK and Iceland in 2019.
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Has #newtwitter killed the fail whale?

Since being upgraded to #newtwitter we at The Sociable have noticed that when our Twitter account is over capacity we are being presented with the message below rather than Yiying Lu's famous (or infamous) Fail Whale image.
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There is a Mozilla App store for that

Mozilla, the makers of Firefox, have released specifications for an open app store standard in the hopes to combat Apple’s domination of the lucrative apps market. Their release follows Opera’s calls on Monday for an open browser addon standard.
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Opera calls for open addon standards

The makers of Opera are calling for the creation of web opera browser addon standards. Håkon Wium Lie, the chief technology officer of Opera believes that the browser addon market needs to be standardised to help both programmers and users.
Irish Web Awards 2010 winners
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2010 Irish Web Awards winners announced

Congratulations to all the finalists and winners at last night's Irish Web Awards in the Mansion House, Dublin. The Irish Times scooped the prestigious Grand Prix award, as well as the award for Best online Publication.
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