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Caroline Kennedy Carries Eternal Flame to Ireland
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Caroline Kennedy, daughter of American president John F. Kennedy, carried an eternal flame from her father’s gravesite in Arlington National Cemetery in the United States, all the way to Dunganstown in County Wexford, Ireland. There she used that flame this …

Netflix to Stream The Killing Across the Pond One Day After It Airs Netflix to Stream The Killing Across the Pond One Day After It Airs

U.S. audiences will see the third season of The Killing air this Sunday, June 2nd, on AMC. And Netflix users across the pond, in the U.K. and Ireland won’t have to wait very long after that to stream it themselves. …

Watch This Irish Woman Freak Out While “Riding” A Virtual Roller Coaster Watch This Irish Woman Freak Out While “Riding” A Virtual Roller Coaster
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We’ve already ascertained that the Oculus Rift is pretty awesome. The virtual reality headset has transported a grandmother to the Tuscan countryside in one demo while another has given people a taste of the French Revolution. Now it’s freaking out …

Google Play Music Hits Five New Countries Google Play Music Hits Five New Countries
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Google announced this morning that Google Play Music is launching in five new European countries: Austria, Belgium, Ireland, Luxembourg and Portugal. “Music first launched on Google Play in Europe in November 2012, and the fast rollout to more countries today …

Place Your Bets Now On How Julian Assange Will Escape The Ecuadorian Embassy Place Your Bets Now On How Julian Assange Will Escape The Ecuadorian Embassy
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Julian Assange, founder of Wikileaks, is still holed up inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London. He’s been there since June, and it doesn’t look like he’ll be leaving anytime soon despite being granted political asylum. What if he did leave …

LinkedIn Password Leak May Trigger Irish Investigation LinkedIn Password Leak May Trigger Irish Investigation

LinkedIn has already confirmed that more than 6.4 million of their members’ passwords were leaked to a hash-cracking forum earlier this week. And though the company has also taken reasonable steps to resolve the issue with its members, questions still …

Storms Move Boulders Weighing 78 Tons

As LiveScience is reporting, boulders on Ireland’s coast have been confounding scientists for years. You see, these boulders, some weighting in excess of 78 tons, have a tendency to get up and walk around. The rocks on the coastline of …

Ireland Uses Facebook App to Ensure Voter Registration Ireland Uses Facebook App to Ensure Voter Registration

Officials in Ireland are being creative when it comes to getting the word out about an upcoming referendum in Ireland. Silicon Republic is reporting that the Irish Referendum Commission will launch a Facebook app that will encourage and educate Facebook …

Facebook Accused Of Ignoring Irish DPC’s Privacy Change Deadline Facebook Accused Of Ignoring Irish DPC’s Privacy Change Deadline

Remember last December when Facebook agreed to change some of its data retention policies based on an audit by Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner? In internet years, which are kind of like dog years, those three months feel more like three …

Doodle 4 Google Winner Announced In Ireland Doodle 4 Google Winner Announced In Ireland

Google has been providing young artists with the opportunity to see their creations featured online for several years with their “Doodle 4 Google” contest, which allows children from all over the country to submit original, hand-drawn designs based upon a …

Nike Black And Tan Sneaker Gets A New Name Nike Black And Tan Sneaker Gets A New Name
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To some, the term “Black and Tan” simply refers to a drink, the result of mixing a pale beer and a dark one. To others, it has a more negative connotation; it’s also the name of a British paramilitary force …

“Irish SOPA” Signed Into Law By Minister Sherlock “Irish SOPA” Signed Into Law By Minister Sherlock
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You may recall that during the whole nasty business with our own SOPA and PIPA, there was a similar law going through the rounds in Ireland. This “Irish SOPA” faced heavy resistance from many within the Irish and global community …

Microsoft / Yahoo Search Alliance Expands in UK, Ireland, France Microsoft / Yahoo Search Alliance Expands in UK, Ireland, France

Microsoft and Yahoo have begun the migration of Yahoo Search Marketing accounts in the UK, Ireland and France to Microsoft adCenter. This is, of course, part of the “Search Alliance” between the two companies, with Microsoft powering Yahoo Search, both …

Anonymous Protests Irish SOPA, Sees Results Anonymous Protests Irish SOPA, Sees Results

Anonymous is targeting Irish government Web sites over their own version of SOPA. The country is looking to bring into law their own version of SOPA before the end of January. The law would allow Irish courts to block access …

EMI Sues Ireland For Not Blocking Pirates
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EMI, one of the three big music companies and a vocal supporter of SOPA, has filed suit against the Republic of Ireland for failing to bring itself into line with EU law regarding anti-piracy measures. EMI has been lobbying the …

Netflix Now Available in the UK, Ireland Netflix Now Available in the UK, Ireland

After announcing the expansion last October, Netflix has finally pulled the trigger and launched its service in the U.K. and Ireland today. According to a blog post, the service will work just like the North American service – a once-a-month …

Google Buys Tallest Office Building In Dublin
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In 2003, Google opened its first office in Ireland, and following a rapid expansion, it doesn’t look like the company intends to reverse course anytime soon.  Google’s now purchased the tallest office building in Dublin for about $136 million.

The Montevetro Building, as it’s known, is 15 stories high and offers 210,000 square feet of office space.  It’s located in Dublin’s Grand Canal Dock district, is currently unoccupied, and even has its own rail station to boot.

Facebook Plans Hiring Spree In Ireland
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Any member of Facebook’s HR department who happens to be based in Ireland is going to have a busy year ahead of him (or her).  A new report’s indicated that Facebook intends to add 100 employees, thereby increasing the size of its Irish workforce by about 50 percent.

Street View Set To Cover All Seven Continents
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Sometime today, Street View fans should be able to take in sights on all seven continents for the first time ever.  Coverage of Brazil and Antarctica will make this possible, and images of Ireland are supposed to become available, to boot.

Google To Establish New Ops Center In Ireland

The number of people Google employs in Ireland should soon grow by 200.  Google’s announced that it intends to establish a new operations center in the country, and the company’s wasting no time in getting it up and running.

Google Begins Cleanup After WiFi Data Blunder
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However facepalm-worthy Google’s accidental collection of sensitive data sent over WiFi networks may have been, the search giant is at least wasting no time in remedying the situation.  At the request of the Irish Data Protection Authority, Google has already deleted the data it accumulated in Ireland, and the company appears set to dispose of the data it collected in the UK, as well.