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  • Pirate Bay scores small victory

    February 18, 2009 @ 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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  • 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.
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  • Reason #565 to never meet anyone from the internet

    @ 10:51 am | by Ciara O'Brien

    Football fan gets scammed and publicly humiliated [the Register]
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  • Facebook creates etiquette minefield

    February 15, 2009 @ 6:30 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    It used to be getting dumped by a text was bad enough. The faceless, can’t even be bothered with a phone call kind of brush off that would take up more than 30 seconds of your time.
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  • Everyone wants in on Twitter

    @ 10:28 am | by Ciara O'Brien

    A month ago, I didn’t have a Twitter account. Well, not a proper one anyway. Now I’m hooked.
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  • 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]

  • And the Valentine’s Day surveys start…

    February 12, 2009 @ 5:00 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    We’re a nation of cheapskates, according to a new Microsoft survey. Cheapskates and socially inept.

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  • This week I’m blaming the internet for…

    February 5, 2009 @ 8:45 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    Car envy. More accurately, for showing me exactly how much more I’ll pay for the car I want south of the border than if I took a trip up north.

    Becoming mildly obsessed with finding pictures of people who resemble thumbs.

    Spending hours on Twitter.

    Finding ways to increase last week’s credit card bill by looking at sites that will mail me packages from the UK. A sneaky was around those retailers who won’t deliver this side of the Irish Sea.

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