Google’s browser Chrome overtook Firefox for the first time globally on a monthly basis in November, according to StatCounter, the website analytics company. StatCounter Global Stats shows that Chrome took 25.69% of the worldwide market (up from 4.66% in November 2009) compared to Firefox’s 25.23%. Microsoft’s Internet Explorer still maintains a strong lead globally with..
The way people consume video is changing and changing fast. New research by Marc Gosschalk, a senior analyst with comScore, suggests 1.2 billion people worldwide watched on average 18 hours of online video each in October 2011. Russia (43.1 million unique viewers), Germany (42.7m) and France (36.6m) lead the way in Europe in terms of..
Irish IT consulting firm Version 1 is recruiting. The consultancy and outsourced managed services firm plans to recruit 90 more people in 2012. It recently opened its new corporate headquarters at Millennium House, Millennium Walkway, in Dublin city centre. “Our growth plans are on track with annual turnover increasing by 40% to €25M this year..
Blogging. A waste of time or just a form of self expression that some people crave? Either way there are very few bloggers who make money from their efforts. Why? Because most big advertisers don’t advertise on blogs (unless you create the next Mashable or aspire to be PerezHilton). Now, the planet’s most popular blogging..
Irish shoppers will spend approximately €257 million buying gifts online in the run up to Christmas 2011. The busiest day for web shopping in Ireland is Monday 28th November. The reasons? Monthly salaries are paid and people take the online delivery times into consideration. Visa Europe, which carried out surveys across Europe and in Ireland..
Zapa Technology has been rescued from liquidation by tech businessman Brendan McDonagh. McDonagh has taken control of the firm with support from Tom Morrisroe and the VC fund Delta Partners. The new owners will invest €1.1 million to support the recruitment of 15 new employees for research and development, sales and marketing, and customer services..
Science Gallery at Trinity College Dublin has launched its 2012 programme of exhibitions, events and workshops. Dublin, as you may know, is Europe’s City of Science 2012. Summer 2012 will see Dublin become “an urban playground for hackers and innovators”. A major interactive exhibition and festival called Hack the City will be organised by Science..
Irish start up Tethras, which allows app developers to easily adapt their software into over 40 languages, has grown to 16 staff members within the last six months. The company, founded in 2010 by Brian Farrell and Brendan Clavin, provides the world’s first localisation-as-a-service platform for mobile application developers. Among the recent hires are Matthew..
Telefónica Ireland, owners of the O2 brand, has launched a new service which will allow Irish private and public sector organisations outsource their telecoms infrastructure to the cloud. Called O2 Unified Communications, and launched in collaboration with Cisco, the service allows businesses to combine their fixed and mobile telephone, voice mail, instant messaging and video..
Software development firm Misys will establish a new R&D team in Dublin, creating 35 new jobs. Misys is a developer of software solutions for the financial services industry. The company already employs over 100 people in Dublin at its two software development centres; Misys International Banking Systems Limited and Sophis Technology (Ireland) Limited. A dedicated..
As part of this government’s public sector reform, the Digital Hub Development Agency will be merged with either Enterprise Ireland or the IDA in 2012. The Digital Hub Development Agency says the merger will involve a transition of the management of the Digital Hub but this, it said, “will not impact on the tenancy arrangements..
Profitero, a start-up company that provides pricing intelligence to retailers, has secured a €750,000 investment from the Bank of Ireland Start-up and Emerging Sectors Equity Fund, managed by Delta Partners. Profitero, established in 2010, offers an online service to retailers for monitoring their competitors’ prices, stock availability and shipping charges. “Profitero is an example of..