Link Loss [Podcast #54]

Brought to you by Blacknight it’s the technology.ie podcast, episode 54 for January 4th 2013, with Michele Neylon and Conn Ó Muíneacháin.

This image does not link to The Irish Times

This image does not link to The Irish Times

New Year’s Eve mobile networks didn’t fall over – why? Because people are using alternatives.  Whatsapp did 18 billion messages on NYE – they’re doing about 7 billion / day normally

Ubuntu making a play in mobile?  Mark Shuttleworth explains.

Leap Motion – very very cool tech!  They’ve just got extra funding and have inked a deal with Asus – Wired hit the nail on the head – it’s Minority Report style!

Riker Ipsum! Very silly, but amusing if you’re a Trekkie

Not tech related .. but ..  Irish actress Saoirse Ronan is on a list of 50 hottest in Hollywood.

Die Hard 25th anniversary!

Nielsen report on social media for 2012.  See also.

Google and others pushing for paperless.

Football clubs using twitter for transfers .. ?

Zynga shutter a bunch of apps.

It seems the National Newspapers of Ireland are actually serious about this link licence business.  Writing in The Irish Times, Laura Slattery predicts “Paywall City” for the last few papers left standing, in an article about trends in Irish media for 2013.  It’s worth a read if you can find it, but unfortunately we can’t afford to link to it.

Finally: The End of the Public Phone Network.

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