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Twitpic “Saved” By Twitter At 11th Hour

Popular photo sharing service Twitpic was meant to be shutting down definitively today and taking with it all its content. The shutdown came as a result of a dispute between Twitpic and Twitter over trademarks and API access. However earlier this evening Twitpic announced via their blog that they’d reached an agreement with Twitter. While […]

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Driving Open Source Participation in WordPress Development [Video]

Much of today’s internet is built on WordPress: there’s one wordpress site for every 101 people on the planet! It’s free and open-source, extendible as a platform for plugins, relatively secure and reliable. A large part of its success is based on the fact that it’s open source. Volunteer developers from all over the world contribute to its development. […]

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Apple Most Phished Brand Says APWG

The Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) has released their Global Phishing Survey for the first 6 months of 2014 (PDF). According to their research Apple is the most phished brand on the ‘net: Apple’s brand and associated marques, such as iTunes and iPad, eclipsed perennial phishing target favorite PayPal with the computing device manufacturer enduring 21,951 of […]

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Netflix Finally Coming To Linux Desktops

Netflix will be available for desktop users of Linux without users needing to spoof their UserAgent or implement other hacks according to an article on The Verge. Netflix has been moving away from using Microsoft Silverlight in favour of HTML5.   Related articles Netflix, Inc. (NFLX) Finally Available for Linux Users, Sans Hacks Desktop Linux […]

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Uber Launches Business Service

Uber launched in Ireland earlier this year and the company has been in the news quite a bit over the last few months as it has been embattled with regulators and incumbents in several markets. Earlier today the company launched a new service geared towards business users. It’s very similar to the offering that Hailo […]

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Ryanair’s Digital Boarding Pass App gets a Mixed Welcome

They’ve embraced the web and social media and they’re hiring geeks for their “innovation hub” in Swords, complete with giant chess and multi-coloured cubicles (we can’t confirm the existence of beanbags). But the flight path to online success is fraught with turbulence, and the response to Ryanair’s new mobile app, launched yesterday, can be described as mixed. The […]

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Ryanair Labs is Launched – and They’re Hiring

Ryanair today announced Ryanair Labs, “a state-of-the-art digital and IT innovation hub” based at its Dublin Office Campus in Swords, as it continues the recruitment of 200 new staff to develop “a world class online travel platform”. It’s the latest step in the company’s embrace of the internet, which saw the replacement of their old “1990s-style” website last […]

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UberX Launches in Dublin

While “classic Uber” might not be affordable for everyone, it’s not the only service that Uber offers. Depending on the city you’re in you can choose from a number of Uber services. This weekend UberX launched in Dublin. UberX is described as: uberX is the new cashless, low-cost taxi option in Dublin. All uberX partners […]

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Hailo Launches Business Friendly Service

We’ve spoken about Hailo several times in the past. It’s an incredibly useful service and I personally love it. Earlier today they announced the launch of a Hailo for Business service. What’s the difference? Essentially the business service lets a company control who can access the company credit card for payments. As an admin on […]

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