Ireland Articles

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 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.

Google Maps Navigation Introduced In UK, Ireland
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People who – deep breath – live in the UK or Ireland, don’t like to get lost, can tolerate beta software, and own a new-ish Android phone are in luck.  An unfinished version of Google Maps Navigation has been made available in the UK and Ireland for Android devices 1.6 and higher.

Facebook Finds a Home for International Affairs
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Tanáiste and Minister for Enterprise Trade & Employment, Mary Coughlan TD announced today that Facebook is making Dublin the location of its international headquarters.

From there, they will run all of their international operations and provide support to Facebook users in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.

AdSense Video in UK, Ireland, Canada

As soon as news reached that AOL released Video Ticker there also was an announcement that Google will be introducing AdSense Video Units to Canada, the UK & Ireland.


Microsoft To Put Important Datacenter In Ireland

When Microsoft announced its desire to spend $500 million on a datacenter in Chicago, fellow WebProNews writer David Utter referred to that sum as “Monopoly money” in Microsoft’s eyes.  And now there’s word that Microsoft will plunk down another hotel – er, datacenter – in Ireland.

Irish Pix.ie Excels At Photo Sharing
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Pix.ie is a photo-sharing site that’s based in, and generally targeted at, Ireland.  But if you’re not Irish, it’s still worth a look – among other advantages, the beta version of Pix.ie has a monthly upload limit that’s five times larger than what Flickr offers.

Wikipedia Does Well In Global Warming Searches
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According to some people, global warming may have catastrophic effects on the world around us.  But in the meantime, it’s doing Wikipedia a lot of good – the site is receiving tons of traffic from that term.

SEO Opportunity To Reach Irish Eyes

Over half of Irish companies don’t make the top five search results for keywords in their categories, leaving them on the outside when it comes to driving organic traffic to their websites.

Bloggers Help Promote Vanished Blog Post

Damian Mulley posted a lengthy complaint about alleged spamming by Thinkhouse PR, and that post has evidently disappeared from Google.

Irish Luck To Bring More Google Jobs?

700 more positions at Google’s Dublin-based European headquarters may be opening soon, and bring to 1,000 the number of people working in Dublin for the search advertising company.

Lunch With Irelands .NET User Group Leader

Fun thing. Today we were at Dunne and Crscenzi. Let’s see, we’re at an Italian restaurant in Ireland