Social Media


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Feb 14

Yahoo is Providing a single European Entity Based in Ireland.

Single European entity based in Ireland.As part of our ongoing commitment to deliver outstanding service, we have recently reorganised our European operations. Beginning 21 March 2014, we will be providing our services from a single European entity based in Ireland.

The move requires changes to our Terms and Privacy Policy, most notably, that your user contract will be transferred from Yahoo! UK Limited to Yahoo! EMEA Limited

This change applies to all Yahoo services you receive, such as Mail, Flickr and Answers, that are provided to you from Yahoo! UK Limited or one of our other European companies. For a summary of the changes, visit our FAQ, or click to read the new Terms and Privacy Policy.

What do you need to do?

Your continued use of Yahoo services after 21 March 2014 means that you accept the changes to the Terms and Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to them, then you must close your account before 21 March 2014.

Best regards,
The Yahoo Team

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21
Nov 13

“Simplify360″ Intros Social Media Monitoring, Analytics to UK, Ireland mkt.

social-network-freeThe partnership will allow Virtual Division to provide enterprise grade Social Business Intelligence platform to Ireland and UK market.

 

BANGALORE, INDIA: Simplify360, Social Business Intelligence company today announced a strategic partnership and alliance with Virtual Division, Business IT Solutions provider.

 

The partnership will help Virtual Division implement social media concepts into an organisation, said a press release.

 

Using Simplify360, organisations can set-up strong Social Media Command Centre for handling all the social media activities and measuring the performance with advanced social media analytics.

 

Bhupendra Khanal, CEO, Simplify360 on the partnership said that: “The next generation organization is all about being socially enabled. This requires implementing world class intelligence platform and industry practices. Our goal is to work closely with Virtual Division provide this solution to Ireland and UK market ”

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17
Nov 13

€23bn Twitter Flotation Brings Big Payday for 100 Irish Staff

SHARES in social media network Twitter soared after its debut on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) yesterday, valuing the loss-making company at around $31bn (€23bn) and ensuring a hefty payday for its 100 employees here in Ireland.

Staff at Dublin’s European headquarters of Twitter cracked open a dozen bottles of champagne in a low-key celebration, and watched Star Trek actor Patrick Stewart ring the NYSE’s opening bell.

They then listened to a speech from the head of the company’s Irish operations, Stephen McIntyre.

Twitter’s shares soared as much as 92pc in the hours after they first traded on the NYSE as the company raised around €1.8bn – this means it now has a larger market value than Kellogg and Netflix.

The shares opened at $45.10 a share, up from the Initial Public Offering (IPO) price of $26 set on Wednesday, then added to those gains yesterday afternoon, hitting a high of $51.

Sources said the flotation drew strong demand, with investors asking for 30 times the number of shares on offer as they bet on potential growth.

The opening price valued the shares at about 22 times the forecasted 2014 sales, nearly twice the multiple achieved at Facebook and LinkedIn.

“I guess I represent the poster boy for Twitter,” said actor Patrick Stewart, who said he had only been tweeting for about a year and wasn’t buying up any of the Twitter shares.

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16
Nov 13

Facebook Plans to Bring Dublin Workforce to 1,000

Newstalk imageSocial media giant Facebook says it is planning to double its Irish workforce and employ 1,000 people at its headquarters in Dublin.

The social network has been based in the capital since 2009 and currently employs 400 staff in Ireland.

The firm is to take a new 120,000 square foot office space in Grand Canal Square in Dublin’s Silicon Docks.

The building will have a capacity for 1,000 employees, which Facebook says will give room for its Irish team “to grow to twice its current size”.

It says will allow Facebook to further expand operations that include user operations, database engineering, server support, public policy, safety, marketing and advertising sales.

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26
Sep 13

€500k Investment for new photo and video-discovery app Tapastreet

Johnson is now chief operating officer (COO), Mitchell is CEO and Tunney is chief marketing officer at Tapastreet.Tapastreet, an early-stage photo and video-discovery app targeted at helping people crowdsource multimedia while social networking has secured an investment worth €500,000 via the Bank of Ireland Seed and Early Stage Equity Fund and Enterprise Ireland.

Ex-Googler Dave Johnson, ex-Intel engineer Joe Mitchell and Kathryn Tunney, one of the original angel investors in Tapastreet, established the Dublin-based start-up last year.

Johnson is now chief operating officer (COO), Mitchell is CEO and Tunney is chief marketing officer at Tapastreet.

Via the fund, Kernel Capital led the €250,000 investment, with Enterprise Ireland injecting the remaining €250,000 funding into Tapastreet.

The start-up is now set to leverage the funding to take its media crowdsourcing app to the next level in order to capitalise on the explosion of social media usage via mobile devices that’s happening across the globe.

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26
Sep 13

Twitter Announces 100 new Jobs in Dublin

Twitter is doubling its workforce in Ireland, with 100 new jobs on the way at the company’s European headquarters on Pearse Street in Dublin.

Twitter has just announced 100 new positions in the areas of sales, HR, finance, marketing and engineering.

It has already started to recruit for more than 30 of the jobs and will double its Irish workforce to 200 by the end of next year.

The social media website is also officially opening its Dublin base today, two years after setting up in Ireland.

Twitter, which has 200 million users around the world, recently announced plans to sell shares in the company to the public.

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5
Jul 13

Google+ and Twitter usage in Ireland on the rise.

Facebook is still the most used social network among Irish users, but rivals such as Twitter and Google+ are becoming more popular, a new survey has revealed.

The study, carried out by Ipsos/MRBI, revealed that 56 per cent of Irish adults had a Facebook account in the quarter to May, up four points from the previous three-month period. That compares with 27 per cent for Twitter, and Google+ at 21 per cent.

Facebook is particularly popular among those under 25, but showed a steady drop off as the age profile of users grew, with only 20 per cent of those aged 55 and over using the service.

Although Twitter edged up only four points in the most recent survey, the company has shown significant growth over the past few years, with the survey indicating that 27 per cent of adults now have an account with the microblogging site – up from seven per cent in February 2011.

LinkedIn users currently stand at 20 per cent. The professional networking site has remained relatively steady in recent surveys. It is most popular among users between 25 and 44 years of age.

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2
Jun 13

Blacknight Wins Big at Irish Social Media Awards.

Leading Irish Domain registrar and hosting company, Blacknight has won the 2013 Irish Social Media Award (Sockie) for Best Business Twitter Account (Marketing, Sales).

The event which took place on May 30, 2013 at the Clyde Court Hotel in Dublin, Ireland honoured Irish companies with outstanding command of social media. The “Best Business Twitter Account Award” was sponsored and presented by Twitter.

This is the third “Sockie” for Blacknight. The company has become well known for their natural, irreverent approach to social media with a larger than life Twitter presence.

Blacknight CEO Michele Neylon states:”It is an honour to win an award for something you enjoy so much. We have always felt that Twitter is the best way for us to organically connect to our customers and a spectacular community has grown around Blacknight because of it. Nothing feels better than winning an award for doing something that comes naturally.”

Blacknight have been heavily involved in social media for several years making a point to connect with customers via Twitter, Facebook and the award winning Blacknight company blog. Blacknight also uses these media to educate their community about important Internet governance issues, cybercrime and new technology.

Neylon continues: “Part of our job as a service provider is to empower our customers to get the most that they possibly can out of our services and the greater Internet. It has always been my philosophy that you can impart important information and make people laugh at the same time. The world would be a much harder place if we all took ourselves too terribly serious.”

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1
Jun 13

O2 Ireland emerges as overall winner of 2013 Bord Gáis Social Media Awards.

O2 Ireland emerges as overall winner of 2013 Bord Gáis Social Media AwardsTelecoms operator O2 Ireland won the Grand Prix award at the 2013 Bord Gáis Social Media Awards in Dublin last night for demonstrating the best overall use of social media. As well as the Grand Prix, O2 Ireland picked up trophies earlier in the night for Best Integrated Social Media Campaign and Best Integrated Facebook Campaign.

“This year has been a landmark year for the Social Media Awards. While only three years old, the quality of work submitted and the submissions are something we and the companies themselves should be proud of,” said Damian Mulley, founder of the awards.

“We’ve had more entries this year than the previous two years and we needed over 100 judges to go through all the material and pick the best work. There were some world-class entries this year and we look forward to what next year will bring.”

Other winners on the night included National Lottery, which has been recognised for its use of Social Media Only, while Focus Ireland took top honours in the competitive Facebook Page for a Non-Profit Organisation category.

Innovative taxi app, Hailo, took the award for Best Mobile Application, while travel advice company AA Roadwatch won the category for Best Business Blog.

Republic of Telly took home the award for Social Media Effectiveness and the Defence Forces have been awarded Best Use of Social Media by a State Body for the second time in three years.

“Social media and digital are now central to most marketing and communication strategies,” explained Eoin Ó Súilleabháin, digital and social media manager at Bord Gáis.

“In the three years we have been supporting these awards we have seen a significant improvement in the standard and quality of entries and approach many businesses are taking to social media. We’d like to congratulate all the winners this evening,” he added.

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1
May 13

Facebook’s latest office deal may open the door to 300 new jobs

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Roisin Burke; Facebook has signed a deal that paves the way for major expansion of its Dublin operation. 

The social media giant will rent a huge new space in the heart of the silicon square mile with room for at least 800 people – a doubling of current numbers.

It has agreed a circa €3.5m letting with Joe O’Reilly’s Chartered Land at the Nama-controlled Daniel Libeskind building in Grand Canal Square, around the corner from Google.

Facebook’s current offices are half the size, and a letting deal there is reported to be due to end in 2014.

Earlier this year, Facebook announced it was recruiting 100 more people at its Dublin office, bringing the number working there to 500. This new space suggests possible expansion involving another 300 jobs or more.

The move is particularly positive against the background of ramped-up competition from Britain, which recently tweaked tax rules that make its effective corporation tax rate extremely competitive with Ireland. That makes its ‘Silicon Roundabout’ tech hub in east London more attractive, as does an intellectual property friendly ‘patent box’ tax of just 10 per cent. Google and Facebook have significant presence there.

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