Author Archive | Michele Neylon

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Media Manipulation – Trust Me I’m Lying Trailer

You wouldn’t normally expect to watch a trailer for a book, but here’s the “trailer” for Trust Me I’m Lying by Ryan Holiday [youtube]http://youtu.be/BIzWRTCMk0k[/youtube] Holiday’s book goes on release tomorrow in the US and it’s a book I’d highly recommend you grab a copy of ASAP if you’re interested in media, both online and offline. […]

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Want To Win A Groupon Voucher?

We’ve teamed up with the nice people in Groupon to offer a couple of our readers (or fans) a chance to win a Groupon voucher. Do you need any special skills to win? No Just follow the instructions below and you’ll be in with a chance (or a few) to win one of these fabulous […]

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Father Ted vs Ulster Bank

Some Ulster Bank Memes

When something breaksĀ  people get upset. When the thing that’s broken is your bank, then people get very angry (understandly). They also get to post some rather amusing memes about the issue. The recent Ulster bank technical issues is no different. Here are a couple of the better ones: From Hairy Baby: From Twitter user […]

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ACTA Rejected By EU Parliament

The EU Parliament voted earlier today against the controversial Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA). The final vote was crystal clear with 478 MEPs opposed against a mere 39 in favour with 165 abstentions. Ireland signed ACTA several months ago, so where does that leave us if it’s not supported at the EU level? Related articles EU […]

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Declaration Of Internet Freedom

In the past few days several well known internet companies and thought leaders have launched the “Declaration of Internet Freedom“. Rather than try to explain it here’s the actual text which I think speaks for itself: Declaration We stand for a free and open Internet. We support transparent and participatory processes for making Internet policy […]

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Nokia Giving Away Monster Headphones

Nokia might not be the coolest phone handset maker out there at the moment, but they do have the odd bit of news that is semi-interesting. At the moment they’re running an offer where they’ll give you a free pair of Monster Purity headphones if you buy a Nokia Lumia 800. The headphones look pretty […]

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UK Advertising Watchdog Bans Twitter Ad Campaign

The UK’s advertising watchdog, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), has banned a twitter campaign from Nike. The complaint centred around tweets from footballers Wayne Rooney and Jack Wilshere. The ASA understood that, as part of their sponsorship deal with Nike, the footballers were required to take part in marketing activities and that both were asked […]

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Microsoft Announce Surface

Last night Microsoft announced their new tablet – the Surface. It looks pretty slick, though I’m not sure what kind of price bracket it’s in. Here’s the promotional video for it: [youtube]http://youtu.be/dpzu3HM2CIo[/youtube] Find out more here

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Questions For Antony Van Couvering?

With the new TLD applications list now published and the ICANN public meeting only a week away we’ll be talking to Antony Van Couvering, CEO of Top Level Domain Holdings. Antony Van Couvering is CEO of Top Level Domain Holdings who have applied for 70 new TLDs! So who is Antony Van Couvering? His LinkedIn […]

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A Feast of Ice and Fire - Game of Thrones Officlal Cookbook

Game Of Thrones Cooking

The second season of Game of Thrones draws to end in the US tonight, with Irish and UK audiences having to wait a couple of days to get the last episode in the season. While you might not be able to relive the lifestyle of the show’s characters (and some aspects of it probably wouldn’t […]

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