Archive for March, 2007

Segala Wants To Be The VeriSign Of Web Trust

fergus 8th of March 2007 by fergus

David Lenehan – from Polldaddy – guest writing on readwriteweb has a great piece on another Irish web2.0 company – Segala

Segala Wants To Be The VeriSign Of Web Trust

check out our previous piece on Segala

Proposed Cork OpenCoffee Club

conor 7th of March 2007 by conor

Following on from London, Dublin and Limerick, I have proposed a Cork OpenCoffee Club for next week. Details over at the Argolon blog. Leave your name there if you are interested.

Babelgum HQ for Ireland

fergus 5th of March 2007 by fergus

Bablegum – a potential rival – read econsultancy article on Babelgum – for Joost – has setup HQ in Ireland.

“Babel Networks is the company behind Babelgum, the next-generation TV over the Internet.

Babel is a private company, with headquarters in Ireland and offices in Italy, the UK and France. Our DNA and vision for tomorrow’s TV are truly international. To help achieve this vision, we are bringing together some of the best talents in business, technology and media.”

Céad míle fáilte Babelgum to Ireland – more companies to follow Babelgum ?

Britain – becoming the test bed for online business models

fergus 1st of March 2007 by fergus

Max Bleyleben of Kennet Partners has a blog post on “Britain as the world’s hottest online advertising market”

“I believe the growth rates because we are seeing it clearly in online advertising related companies, including ones we’ve invested in, like Adviva. But an interesting result of this hypergrowth is that both traditional advertising agencies and Internet firms like Google are increasingly using the UK as a test-bed for new twists on the online advertising phenomenon.”

Nic Brisbourne also comments on the post

“The UK internet advertising scene is more advanced than anywhere else now which is good news for UK plc and should spell opportunity for you and me!”

Also good news for Web2Ireland companies :-)

GigaOM » Allfreecalls.net: We Will Return

fergus 1st of March 2007 by fergus

GigaOM » Allfreecalls.net: We Will Return

Pat is also over at eTel – and announces allfreecalls.net for the UK

MySay at eTel

fergus 1st of March 2007 by fergus

GigaOM » Launchpad: Voice, Innovation and Beer

MySay CEO Sean O’Sullivan, who pledged to be first in the beer line, had perhaps the easiest concept to grasp, an online service that would allow groups of friends or co-workers to leave voice messages for each other to hear. “It’s MySpace for phones,” yelled an audience member. “You said that, I didn’t,” laughed O’Sullivan.”

see previous post here