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  • Public relations, Ryanair style

    February 25, 2009 @ 5:38 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    You have to love Ryanair, if only for the sheer neck of the company. When Jason Roe found a bug in Ryanair’s site, he blogged about it. Enter the commenters.

  • Is the music industry fighting a losing battle?

    February 23, 2009 @ 4:44 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    How times have changed. When I first started going to concerts, you were thoroughly searched on the way in for cameras and other recording equipment that might be used to video the band. (more…)

  • Net Visionary Awards 2009

    @ 4:08 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    The nominations for the Net Visionary awards are now open.

    Nominations close on March 27th and voting will open in April.

  • Ebay auction tool gets flagged

    @ 3:59 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    Ebay users beware – apparently a third-party auction tool has inadvertently been harbouring something a little more nasty than a last second bid and a bit harder to shift [BBC].

    The good news is that the company, Auctiva, has already solved the problem. And for those who were infected, the trojan, Adclicker, is classed by some security experts as “very low risk”.

    Google is still flagging the site as potentially harmful, but is reviewing the situation.

  • Review: The INQ phone

    @ 1:38 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    The INQ phone - with integrated Facebook, Skype and MSN Messenger

    The INQ phone is designed to appeal to those who can’t bear to be disconnected from Facebook or Bebo or longer than is necessary. Who need to be hooked into Skype or MSN Messengerfor large parts of the day because .. well, just because. In other words, it was designed to appeal to someone just like me.

  • Irma, Eircom deal just gets better…

    @ 1:21 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    This one will just run and run. Not content with their well thought out plan of introducing three strikes and you’re off the network, Irma is now going to start targetting websites it doesn’t like. Excellent plan.

  • Ryanair launches in-flight mobile services

    February 19, 2009 @ 11:17 am | by Ciara O'Brien

    As if flying wasn’t stressful enough, Ryanair has started offering mobile phone services on some of its flights.

    This could go one of two ways. It could be sheer hell, trapped beside a person jabbering away on their mobile in cramped, close conditions. Or, given the call charges (€2-€3 per minute) there won’t be too many people who can afford to use it for long, soul searching conversations.

    You can get text messages for free, but sending them will cost in the region of 50c.

  • Fake Twitter followers? Surely not

    February 18, 2009 @ 9:56 am | by Ciara O'Brien

    Brooks Bayne has started a bit of a spat on the internet by speculating about fake twitter followers.

  • And again…

    @ 5:53 am | by Ciara O'Brien

    Speaking of mobiles, another new one has crossed my desk for testing. No saved texts or incriminating pics on this one. But it did have someone’s facebook account logged in.

    It’s probably a good thing I don’t have (that much of) an evil streak!

  • Pirate Bay scores small victory

    @ 5:51 am | by Ciara O'Brien

    Small victory for Pirate Bay. [BBC]

    The charges against the site have been “simplified” – meaning prosecuters have dropped the “assisting copyright infringement” ones and decided to proceed with the “assisting making available copyright material” charges.

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