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By: Digital Times  05/12/2011

Advertisers once had to rely on clever words and interesting pictures to capture imaginations, build their brands and sell their wares. As consumer culture gathered pace in the 50s and 60s and the market became flooded with thousands of versions of the same thing, the brand became king. As giant brands were built, advertising became..

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..

The Arthur Guinness Fund is now open for applications. The fund is aimed at “social entrepreneurial initiatives that are committed to making a positive and sustainable impact on communities all over Ireland”. To date €1.65 million has been awarded to a wide range of organisations. Successful projects are eligible to receive between €50,000 and €100,000..

The e-learning company RendezVu has announced the release of ExamSpeak ( a new online language learning platform. ExamSpeak prepares English language learners for their speaking exams by replicating the exam in real time. How it works Students can introduce themselves to the virtual examiners, answer typical exam questions, talk to other test takers and then..

Social gaming is fast becoming the biggest thing to happen to the web since social networks themselves. A new study of gamers in the UK and the US finds that 118.5 million people now play social games at least once a week. This is an increase of a massive 71% compared with the same study..

Ever wondered what goes on in the mind of a ‘cybercriminal’? Well, now’s your chance. Tomorrow, (Wed 9th November) a seminar called ‘Innovative Exploitation of Human Behaviour by Cybercriminals’ will be held in The Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT)’s Atrium Building, room A019. Andrew Power and Dr. Gráinne Kirwan will present. The lecture..

Google is now trying to attract businesses to its fledgling social network Google+ by launching Google+ Pages. It is described by Google simply as “a way for organisations and businesses to connect with customers and fans”. Google has already succeeded in getting big star names like Burberry, O2, Angry Birds, Chelsea Football Club, Barcelona Football..

Keg Kartoonz, an animation production company based at Media Cube, IADT and creator of the popular Fadó Fadó series, will produce a new fifteen part animation series to be broadcast on RTÉ2 TV starting 7th November 2011. The Mad Cows, which aims to become a cult classic, is aimed at 6-10 year olds but its..

The Moderns, the largest exhibition to be staged at the Irish Museum of Modern Art to date, will feature over 180 artists, writers, filmmakers, architects, designers and composers. It traces the development of Modernism in Ireland from the 1900s to the 1970s. It is the inaugural event for the Museum’s upcoming 20th Anniversary. To compliment..

Charities are ahead of their private sector counterparts in utilising social media, with 90.6% of Irish non-profit organisations now using social media, compared to only 64% of businesses, according to new research*. 75% of Irish charities say they either “love” or “like” using social media, 72% report that social media has a positive impact on..

A new survey has, unsurprisingly, discovered that Irish students spend a lot of time on social networks, Facebook in particular. According to the survey, 32% of third level students spend up to five hours a week on social networking sites while over 1 in 4 (26%) spend between six and ten hours a week. Facebook..

Fancy yourself as the next Jamie or Gordon or Donal or Darina? YouTube has launched a program looking for ‘the stars of tomorrow’, specifically in this case the YouTube ‘Next Chef’ and the YouTube ‘Next Trainer’. Starting today, people from Ireland, Australia, Canada, India, New Zealand, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States..

The information in this article was current at 02 Dec 2011

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