Podcast #5: Senegal to Silicon Valley

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Brought to you by Blacknight, it’s The Podcast, Episode 5.

Michele Neylon is in Dakar, Senegal struggling with heat, humidity and  hotel WiFi.  As a domain registrar, the Blacknight CEO makes a point of participating in international events such as ICANN 42 which is currently being held in that western African country.  He shares his impressions of Dakar and gives an insight into some of the issues discussed at the meeting.

Closer to home, we look at the Irish presidential election, and the role played by Twitter in the attack on Sean Gallagher during Monday night’s TV debate.

Netflix are coming to Ireland.  “It’s is a game changer”, says Michele.  Meanwhile the company is struggling with a collapse in customer and investor confidence.

Conn is embarassed to admit he didn’t know there is a train station in Carlow! 🙂 He shares his travel trick of suspending his phone from the curtain rail and sharing the 3G using Android’s Portable WiFi Hotspot.  He won’t need to do that any more now that Iarnród Éireann have announced Free WiFi, beginning on the Dublin-Cork line.

Is the sheen gone off Google+?  Michele is keeping an open mind – and he’s discovered some people posting cool stuff there.

Also in this week’s show Cian Hughes of the Irish Technology Leadership Group joins us to talk about startups and Silicon Valley.

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  1. Free Wifi On Irish Buses | Irish Internet Technology News & Opinion - August 6, 2012

    […] Irish Rail, the state owned rail company, introduced wifi on some of its routes last year. […]

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