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  • More green tech for the eco-bandwagon

    March 10, 2009 @ 3:57 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    Call me a cynic, but when I see another company boasting of its “eco friendly” products, I can’t help but smile.
    Environmentally friendly technology is a growing business these days. With consumers seeking to cut bills and politicians pushing the carbon emissions agenda, everyone wants in.

  • Europe relaxes monitoring on MS

    March 6, 2009 @ 11:58 am | by Ciara O'Brien

    Microsoft is getting a bit of breathing space, it seems, with the news that the European Commission is backing off on its surveillance of the tech giant.

  • 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…)

  • Mobile World Congress: Nokia’s Ovi store

    February 17, 2009 @ 11:49 am | by Ciara O'Brien

    With so many online stores hawking applications and content for your mobile, there needs to be a new angle for people to take notice of yet another one.

  • ‘Blackout’ hits the web

    February 16, 2009 @ 8:05 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    Interesting . Perhaps Eircom customers could register some sort of similar protest against it’s “three strikes” agreement.

    Stephen Fry is one of the people joining the protest on Twitter.

  • Newsbytes

    February 14, 2009 @ 9:39 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    Microsoft is planning to go directly to the customer with a chain of retail stores. [Information Week]

    The fight against the Conficker worm heats up [Washington Post]

    Could Twitter be about to branch out? [VNUNet]

  • Sony sells 50m PSPs

    February 13, 2009 @ 1:30 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    The PlayStation Portable never really grabbed me (I’m more of a DS kind of girl) but clearly someone is buying it. According to Sony, they’ve now sold 50 million units.

  • Ouch.

    January 31, 2009 @ 6:00 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    Remember when Sony boss Kaz Hirai told us all we’d want to get second jobs to buy the PS3?

    Turns out these days most people prefer to keep that second job for things we actually need, like paying bills.

    Sony is feeling the effects of the global recession.


  • Eircom adopts ‘three strikes’ rule

    January 29, 2009 @ 6:30 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    Eircom has agreed to weed out illegal file sharers from its broadband network using the “three strikes and you’re out” rule. The record industry will supply the IP addresses of the offending parties, and Eircom will issue warning letters. The third time, the customer gets cut off.

    The recording industry is happy, Eircom loses a broadband customer. (more…)

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