Patent Wars

The patent war is the latest in a string of spats between the big corporations but is it anything new? The answer is no. Companies have been suing and counter suing over patents for as long as they have existed. What is interesting about it is this time is the race to acquire the patents;…

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CloudFlare causing a storm

CloudFlare has just announced that they happened to pick up a cool $20 million in investment last November. Almost a 1000% increase on funds raised in 2009, proving that someone thinks they’re on to something. And Qwerty.ie couldn’t agree more, that’s why we already use CloudFlare! For those that haven’t heard of CloudFlare yet (the…

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Start your flinging

Flingo is the future. Online videos and access to movies or TV shows is on the rise. Some said at the expense of normal digital TV. They were wrong. The future is digital TV interacting with the web. Combining both into one smooth, seamless viewing experience. It’s early days yet but it’s great to see…

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Social sharing explained by Zuckerberg… kind of

Over on Tech Crunch today they had a little video of Mark Zuckerberg explaining how a persons shared items increases exponentially over time. An interesting thought, even if it isn’t something that will hold up over an extended period of time. The figures may be off. There are certainly bursts of time where people become…

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Video – Facebook and Skype in bed together

Perhaps the title is a little misleading but, as expected, Facebook’s new feature is video chat and it’s powered by Skype. The announcement didn’t contain any surprises and as well as finally bringing video chat to the Facebook masses it also allows Skype to increase its market share. Currently Skype has around 125 million active…

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