Archive for May, 2009

Loudervoice launches Android Application

admin 27th of May 2009 by admin

Last weekend LouderVoice announced that it has launched its first private beta application for the Google Android platform.


ReadWriteWeb have some great coverage

“It is the first Irish Android application and one of the very first reviewing applications on the platform. The application is “all about writing and finding reviews when you are out and about with your Android phone”. It is live now in countries where Android is available.

lv_android_01.pngIn addition to finding reviews written on the company’s Website and Android, you can also browse or search reviews from its partners and clients. That includes reviews of many of Roomex’s 20,000 hotels, Puddleducks outdoor gear, Klipsch audio products and Bubble Brothers wines.”

Cathal Garvey has an excellent video overview

As per the Loudervoice blog, Loudervoice worked with Irish development partners – Marino Software in Dublin and Yazzgoth in Cork. signs a major deal with Warner Music

admin 27th of May 2009 by admin


Irish Times has details on a deal between and Warner Music.

This follows the Muzu deal with with Universal

“The agreement enables the website to broadcast thousands of videos from Warner Music’s roster of acts which include artists such as Lily Allen, Green Day, Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Metallica.

The deal means that Muzu has now signed agreements with all the major leading music labels – Warner, Universal, EMI and Sony BMG, giving it a distinct advantage over Google’s popular YouTube site, which recently had to block access to videos from the ‘big four’ due to a dispute over licence fees.

As part of the new deal, Warner Music and Muzu will share revenues generated by advertising through the site and its video player.”

Internet Growth Alliance (IGA) to accelerate Irish web start-ups

admin 20th of May 2009 by admin

Siliconrepublic has details on a new Industry led organization – Irish Internet Growth Alliance (IGA) which is “a new initiative aimed at helping Irish internet start-ups to navigate the unfortunate red-tape of Irish business and go global fast.”

This group has the support of Enterprise Ireland, the Irish Software Association, the Irish Internet Association and the Institute of International and European Affairs.

Colm Lyon, the founder and CEO of Realex Payments – and founder of the IGA will unveil IGA during his address at next week's IIA Congress in Dublin. Other notable people involved include Ray Nolan, founder of Hostelworld and Dylan Collins of Jolt Gaming

Tuesday Push – Decisions For Heroes (D4H)

conor 19th of May 2009 by conor

I’ve been reading a lot of Umair Haque recently and with every article, I immediately think of Decisions For Heroes, just launched by Robin Blandford.


D4H is a site/system/service for Rescue Teams. Its aim to is help those who risk their lives carrying out rescues by providing tools and information to do their job better.

As the Zombieconomy collapses around us, it will be valuable, useful and powerful tools that come from ideals which will power the recovery.

Go check out the D4H site and take part in the Tuesday Push to get the word out about this utterly inspirational service that embodies Constructive Capitalism.

Web2Ireland Lean Startups

admin 15th of May 2009 by admin

Most Web2Ireland companies operate as “lean startups”

Eric Ries has a great blog on Lean Startups – and operates workshops as part of an O’Reilly Master Class

Do check out this video

We do need to share resource in our lean ‘ecosystem’ – who is best to serve lean startups – Angels, VCs, Legal, PR firms, Accountants, Bankers, etc – please share your thoughts in the comments

Maxroam signs a €10 million deal

admin 13th of May 2009 by admin

Cubic Telecom

Pat and the team at Maxroam / Cubic Telecom have just announced a deal with the international charity organisation, the Mission to Seafarers, according to the Irish Examiner

The service known as SeaRoam and will be made available to the 1.7 million seafarers worldwide at 250 ports.

Facebook Garage Ireland – next edition

admin 12th of May 2009 by admin

Facebook Ireland

After the first Facebook Garage Ireland – which was very successful we’re planning another one for June

A recent venturebeat article stated “Facebook platform developers could see $500M in revenue this year” and with over 200 million+ users worldwide – plenty of opportunities exist for Irish entrepreneurs.

We're putting the call out – for folks who want to do a quick talk on

- Facebook Application – do show and tell
- Facebook Connect
- Facebook APIs
- Marketing with Facebook

Let us know – by Sunday May 24th – if you want to participate

web2ireland DOT editor AT gmail DOT com

Stay tuned for details on date, venue, time, etc.

Hostelworld founder Ray Nolan launches new startup –

admin 12th of May 2009 by admin

Ray Nolan, one of the founders of Hostelworld has launched his new venture –

According to a recent piece in the SBPost - Worky is a 'hiring network' – aimed at disrupting the recruitment market.

Qualcomm Launches Competition for Startups

admin 7th of May 2009 by admin

Qualcomm Ventures, the strategic capital arm of Qualcomm, has unveiled its QPrize competition, which will award up to $550,000 to four startups from around the world.

The competition is open to startups with business plans related to wireless technology in areas that include consumer and cleantech.

Qualcomm Ventures will select four semi-finalists, from North America, Europe, China and India, to receive $100,000 each in convertible notes. Those startups will then compete for an additional $150,000 in convertible notes. The deadline for business plan submissions is July 31, 2009.

Irish Mobile advertising company Xiam was acquired by Qualcomm in March 2008 for approximately $32 million.

Jolt goes Playboy

admin 6th of May 2009 by admin

Jolt Online Gaming announced today the launch of Playboy Manager, the Massively Casual Online Game (MCOG) you can play on any Internet browser at any time. Check press release.

“In Playboy Manager, you play a crack talent agent managing the career of some of Playboy's hottest up-and-coming models. Competing against thousands of other players, you will guide your model's career toward her ultimate goal: Becoming a world-renowned Playmate with a permanent room in the Playboy Mansion!”

Another impressive client for Dylan and his team.