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Andrew MacAdam of Microsoft Ireland [Video]

Here’s another video from Startup Express.  Andrew MacAdam is Technology Evangelist with Microsoft Ireland and came from Dublin to Cork especially to join the Geek Train on its way to Web Summit. Andrew explains Microsoft’s interest in supporting startups and talks about the Bizspark programme which provides entrepreneurs with free access to Microsoft tools and […]

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Ballmer by Numbers

Steve Ballmer is stepping down as Microsoft CEO, after 10 years which have seen the stock price stagnate at less than €40, following a peak of €59.56 in 2000.  Of course, it’s not fair to measure him against the “irrational exuberance” of the dot-com days.  But Bloomberg reports that a look at some other metrics […]

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Bill Gates and the Father of Invention

Bill Gates blogs the foreword he has written to a new book on Thomas Edison.  He argues that Edison’s legacy is not his inventions, but his contribution to the processes of innovation and entrepreneurship.  He sets out the ways in which Edison industrialised invention: building on the work of others; “inventing things that people wanted”; […]

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The White House seen from ICANN's HQ in Washington DC

Breakfast in America [#Podcast 69]

Michele is in Washington DC this week for ICANN meetings, but he got up early this morning to Skype Conn for this week’s podcast. How the New York Times could have been better prepared for the Syrian Electronic Army DNS hack.  Also, MSouden in our chat room shared an anatomy of the attack by GigaOM. […]

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The Master Chief joins fans by Tower Bridge in London on Nov. 5, 2012 for the spectacular flight of the “Halo 4” Glyph to celebrate the blockbuster video game’s launch on Xbox 360

Halo 4 : $220 Million in 24 Hours

This month is going to be a big one for gamers with both Halo and Call of Duty getting new releases. Halo 4 was released on November 6th and made over $220 million in sales in the first 24 hours. The game franchise has netted more than $3.38 billion since its first instalment went on […]

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Kiss Microsoft Messenger Goodbye

Microsoft is killing off Microsoft Messenger / MSN Messenger / Windows Live Messenger. The instant message service is being replaced with Skype and if you’ve already upgraded to the latest version of Skype you’ll be able to access and merge your messenger account and contacts there. It’s not clear how users on other platforms ie. […]

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Yahoo! And Bing To Launch Google Adsense Competitor

In the world of “contextual advertising” ie. where ads are displayed based on a web page’s content, Google’s Adsense has dominated the market for the last decade. While there have been several attempts by other companies to compete in the space, none of the offerings to date have managed to hit the “critical mass” to […]

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QR Gravestones & Vertical Forests [Podcast #43]

Michele and Conn take another ramble through the world of technology, covering geek prams, QR codes on gravestones, and vertical forests.  We scratch our heads as Ryanair ask you to pay €3 for the privilege of marketing to you with their new iPhone app (which seems to be the same as their mobile website!)  And […]

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Nokia Lumia 820 - Color Range

Nokia Announce Lumia 920 and Lumia 820

So the rumours were pretty accurate .. Nokia has announced two new Windows Phone 8 devices – the Nokia Lumia 920 and the Nokia Lumia 820. So what new features do they bring? The Lumia 920 comes with a very big battery – 2000mAh – and also supports “wireless charging”. I’d have to admit that […]

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