Just like waves of protest in the US held off the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), in Ireland public concern expressed in the form of a petition and public debate have encouraged junior Minister Sean Sherlock, TD, to hold off from signing a controversial legislative change until it is debated in the Dail.
A digest of the top business and technology news stories from the past week.
Internet film subscription service Netflix has today announced its plan to expand into the UK and Irish markets early in 2012.
The Life Sciences Skillnet is running a six-month internship programme for 25 unemployed engineers, which will retrain them to work in the high-tech medical devices and pharmaceutical sectors.
Irish entrepreneurs can create their own marketing materials using a new service launched by Snap and Quark called MyDesignbySnap.ie, which has gone live today.
Medical device manufacturer Boston Scientific is to invest €26m in research and development at its facility in Clonmel, Co Tipperary, the company has announced.
Apple is being sued for OS X’s fast booting operation, a patent which was originally owned by LG Electronics.
The BBC has integrated its video-on-demand service iPlayer for TV sets, simplifying the interface to make it more intuitive to use.
Renewable energy consultancy Natural Power is to deploy its WindCentre service and in-house developed software solution to remotely manage the 13 Bord Gáis Energy (BGE) wind farms in Ireland.
A lightning strike in Dublin caused outages at Amazon and Microsoft’s data centres, affecting Amazon’s EC2 platform and Microsoft’s Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS).