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Congregation, the Bijou Unconference, and the Charm of Small Numbers

Congregation, the ‘bijou’ social media unconference is on this weekend in the little village of Cong, Co Mayo. It’s about quality, not quantity, you see: the anti-Web Summit, if you like! Blacknight is sponsoring the event, and I’m bringing my video camera to report on the gathering. Meanwhile, here are some little numbers for you to ponder the […]

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Bank of Ireland Lays Down a Trackway for Startups [Video]

Bank of Ireland’s Innovation Team was out in force at Web Summit last week, promoting their new StartLab incubation programme. We spoke to their Entrepreneur-in-Residence Gene Murphy. [youtube]https://youtu.be/DiJrxQiBAvA[/youtube]   StartLab is an intensive six-month boot camp; the first one starts in Galway in January, and applications close on 27 November. Before that, however, there are a number […]

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Radix Finds an Eager Audience for New Domains at Web Summit [Video]

Here’s the first of many videos we will bring you from Web Summit 2015. We spoke to Sandeep Ramchandani from Radix, the company behind some of the most tech’ and business friendly new Top Level Domains, including .TECH, .PRESS, .HOST, .WEBSITE, .SITE, .ONLINE, .SPACE and .PW. Registries agree that part of their job involves educating a public still unfamiliar with the […]

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That Night in Dublin at ICANN 54 [Video]

ICANN might be somewhat less glamorous than Web Summit – and certainly smaller – but its work is no less important, and probably more fundamental to the workings of the Internet. Last month, over 2,000 delegates attended ICANN’s first meeting in Ireland, ICANN 54 at the Convention Centre Dublin. Feedback from the event has been hugely positive, […]

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Participants at Monday's Angel Summit ahead of the main event. Photo Credit: Web Summit/Sportsfile

42,000 Attend Dublin’s Last Web Summit

We’re at Web Summit – and so, it seems, is everyone else! 42000 #WebSummit attendees. 134 countries. Our most international event. Read the top 20 most represented countries: https://t.co/SSMxRw1kKd — Web Summit (@WebSummitHQ) November 2, 2015 42,000 people will attend the event in the RDS over the next three days, mixing, mingling, speaking, listening and […]

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Delegates to ICANN54 were entertqained by Riverdance at the Convention Centre Dublin this morning

Minister Expresses Support for IANA Stewardship Transition

The Minister of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Alex White TD, has expressed Ireland’s support for both the multi-stakeholder model of Internet governance and the IANA Stewardship Transition today, during the Opening Ceremony of ICANN’s 54th Public Meeting. The meeting, taking place in Dublin, has convened members of the global ICANN community to discuss and develop […]

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Sockies 2015 organiser Damien Mulley, with host Rick O'Shea

Web Awards Finalists Announced – Which Site Is The Most Influential Irish One EVER?

The finalists for the 2015 Realex Payments Web Awards have been announced Apart from the “standard” categories there is also an award for “The Most Influential Irish Website Ever”. This is an award that fascinates me and the shortlist is a very interesting cross-section of new, old, serious and “light”: UCC – they were one of the […]

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Web Summit Founder Paddy Cosgrave opens the 2014 Summit. Image: CC-BY Web Summit

Web Summit Moving To Lisbon

The big story in Irish tech today is that Web Summit will not be held in Dublin from next year. They’ve decided to move the event to Lisbon. There’s a post over on their blog announcing it, as well as an opinion piece by Paddy Cosgrave over on the Irish Times which explains the thinking. […]

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