Archive for August, 2011

Deadline for iGAP 3 Fast Approaching

conor 31st of August 2011 by conor

I’ve never heard a negative word said about iGAP (The Internet Growth Acceleration Programme). If you are an internet start-up and you have €3,000, it may be the best investment you could make in the future of your company.

The deadline is Friday 9th so get your skates on. Great post over on the EI blog with quotes from those who took part in the previous two.


.XXX websites to adopt MetaCert Content Labels & Safety Warnings

conor 26th of August 2011 by conor

Later this year, .XXX domains will become available and obviously an important aspect of this is to ensure that unsuitable content is not accessible to minors. Paul Walsh’s MetaCert has been working on this problem for the past few years and has just signed a large deal with ICM Registry who will be selling the domains.

MetaCert has a range of cloud-based labeling technology and certification products which sites can use to show visitors information about their content, their malware scanning practices, how they treat consumers’ privacy, whether they offer free or paid-for content and more.

I’ll be installing one of their products on all my kids’ PCs and that’s the Firefox Add-On. It goes way beyond the built-in features of IE9 and will be available on all browsers soon.


Engine Yard Acquires Orchestra

conor 23rd of August 2011 by conor

Huge congrats to Eamon Leonard, Orchestra and the EchoLibre team on the Engine Yard news.

Full details on TechCrunch.


Get Your Start-Up in Front of Everyone at Dublin Web Summit

conor 23rd of August 2011 by conor

This really is top news from Dublin Web Summit and Enterprise Ireland.

25 start-ups will be able to exhibit at the #DWS Startup Zone for only €550 each! That’s down from €4,470 list.

What are you waiting for? Do it.