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..
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..
Rumours have been swirling for sometime that Facebook would launch its own smartphone. Earlier this year two HTC ‘Facebook phones’ were launched but were simply smartphones with a Facebook app button on the front. Now, however, a fresh rumour started by All Things Digital suggests Facebook is building a phone and it will be called..
Is the the app store model just a fad, a blip in the progress of the open, mobile web? Ruadhan O’Donoghue of dotMobi examines the issue. Everyone with an iPhone knows what an app is. They know what the app store is, and they know how to get new apps onto their phone. The app..
Today, the four major mobile platforms are Android (Google), iOS (Apple), Windows Phone and Blackberry OS. Now, however, there a new kid on the block – Ubuntu. Ubuntu recently held its Developer Summit. “An application for Ubuntu in the future will have multiple personalities. When it is running on a desktop computer, it will have..
Nokia and Microsoft’s Windows Phones, the Lumia range launched today at the Nokia World conference. The two new phones, the Lumia 800 and Lumia 710 will run on the Windows Phone 7.5 operating system, dubbed Mango. We haven’t played around with one yet, but on the face of things they seem like a good first..
IAB Ireland has published a mobile advertising handbook to help its members plan a mobile strategy. It is expected that there will be a 50% growth in smartphone ownership in the next 12 months in the Irish market. Smartphones could overtake desktop ownership within 12 months. Advertisers have told us that they want to equip..
Samsung claims it is now Ireland’s leading vendor of mobile phones. The claim is based on market share figures released today by GFK Retail and Technology. The figures, which are for September 2011, also reveal that Samsung occupied the number one position in the Smartphone market for the second month running. “The Galaxy S II,..
Mousey Howsee and the Rescuers is an interactive picture book app for children (3+), and claims to be the first mobile children’s book application in which the storyline changes according to the time of the day and real-time weather conditions. How? Location based services track user coordinates, automatically syncing the app to play day or..
After weeks of anticipation, iOS 5 is finally available to dowload. Happily, it seems to be as good as Apple promised. Many have already downloaded the new OS but may not know what extra features it allows. Here’s a brief top line analysis. We can start with iMessage, exclusive for iOS 5 users, very useful..
Many people use foursquare, most don’t. However, this could all change thanks to Radar, described by Foursquare as “a huge step in the evolution of the foursquare vision”. And it is. Radar will change the DNA of Foursquare and bring it right bang in the middle of the mainstream and it’s all thanks to Apple’s..
After months of speculation and hundreds of millions of euro worth of ‘earned media’ gained, Apple finally announced its latest iPhone. It is called the iPhone 4S. Inside, it is all new. It has an A5 chip, same as the iPad 2. It is seven times faster than iPhone 4 with better graphics for gaming..