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George Takei’s Video Message To Spanish Speakers

George Takei is well known as both one of the original Star Trek cast, but also as a very popular personality on social media. In common with quite a few other celebrities Takei has not been afraid to share his feelings about Trump’s US Presidential campaign. Last night, however, he released a new video message […]

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HP Unveils World’s Smallest All-in-One Printer

HP has unveiled its next generation DeskJet All-in-One (AiO) printer. Described as “designed for digital natives who want to print from Facebook or Instagram”, the reimagined HP DeskJet 3720 is half the size of other inkjet all-in-one printers in its class, and is designed to combine robust print, scan and copy capabilities with easy mobile setup […]

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WhatsApp Turns On End To End Encryption

Earlier today WhatsApp did something pretty interesting. They turned on “end-to-end encryption” for all their users. As far as users of WhatsApp are concerned the interface and user experience hasn’t changed, though you now have the option to get “security notifications”. You can turn on this new feature via the WhatsApp mobile app by going […]

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Thoughts as Twitter Turns Ten

Ten years ago today, the first tweet was sent. It was a time when lots of people were excited about something called ‘Web 2.0’, which was a kind of shorthand for “trying to figure out where the Web is taking us now”. There was a lot of talk about blogs and podcasts. There was something called Technorati, […]

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Social Media In #GE16

Today Ireland went to the polls to vote in the general election. There is less than an 10 minutes of voting left at time of writing. As could be expected the tech giants have “done their bit”. Twitter has turned on a special emoji for the day: While Twitter users have been using the hashtag #GE16 […]

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Facebook Moves to Make Messenger a Marketplace

Techcrunch reports that Facebook is preparing to allow brands and businesses to solicit business using Facebook Messenger, which currently boasts 800 million active users. The news comes from a leaked document which Facebook has reportedly sent to major advertisers, suggesting that the new feature may be introduced in the second quarter this year. Businesses will […]

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The Blood and Sweat of Irish People [Audio]

Michele goes on something of a patriotic rant on this week’s podcast – well it is the centenary of the 1916 Rising. “Forget about these bloody multinationals who are set up over here and have absolutely no loyalty or ties to the country. What about the Irish companies built on the blood and sweat of Irish […]

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Facebook at 12 [Infographic]

Facebook is 12 years old today and it’s certainly made an impact. Tom Hopkins from One Productions, a video production company based in Dublin, has put together this infographic to mark the occasion. Video marketing and social media go hand in hand, and he says the following points are worth noting: 1.5 billion people use the main core Facebook service, […]

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