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Long-reads of the week…

At the end of every week there comes a time to reflect and think about the week gone by. This week has been one of those with Vincent Browne commenting on his 20 years writing, the 25th anniversary of Hillsborough and the debate that opened up on Dublin’s Temple Bar as a tourist destination. 1)      “ESPN has had successes with the Grantland Podcast Network, led by Bill Simmons’ Grantland subsidiary brand. Under Simmons, ESPN has had at least two new shows each day featuring interviews and analysis about sports and pop culture—and in fact Grantland’s own podcast efforts are being

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App of the Week: Javelin

The focus of this week’s App of the Week post is a mobile web browser for Android called Javelin. An alternative to Chrome and the standard Android browser, Javelin was developed based on an open-source app for tablets called Lightening Browser. Enticed by promises of a better mobile browser, I decided to try it out for myself. Offering a stripped down browsing service, Javelin is apparently a lot quicker than other browsers since there is a lot less work going on in the background. Not only is it supposed to be faster, it also boasts a number of additional features

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Sports’ Top Global Earners and Spenders

Yesterday, the most recent stats behind exactly how much money is being paid to some of the world’s elite professional athletes were revealed. The discussion about excessive player wages re-emerged with the publication of Sporting Intelligence’s annual Global Sports Salary Survey. The survey, compiled in a partnership with ESPN, examined the figures behind the massive sums of money spent and earned by sports’ wealthiest teams and individuals in 2013. The results of the survey were picked up by some Irish media outlets, such as The Irish Times, Balls.ie and The Irish Independent. Of the highest paying teams, Manchester City topped

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App Of The Week: Facebook Messenger

This week’s App of the Week isn’t exactly a new app. In fact, it has been around since August 2011. Arguably however, it has never been more relevant than it is right now. The focus of this week’s app review is Facebook’s instant messaging app, Messenger. Initially launched nearly three and a half years ago as a standalone offshoot of the main Facebook app, Messenger allowed users to chat without having to go through Facebook. By December 2012, in a move that helped it compete with established and emerging messaging apps such as Whatsapp, Viber, Line and WeChat, Messenger users

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A Lesson in #SelfieEtiquette for #SelfieDay

When it comes to taking selfies, there are a few important rules to abide by to ensure your pout packs a punch online. To celebrate #SelfieDay, we’ve compiled the top five ‘self portrait taken at arm’s length’ rules to snap by aka #SelfieEtiquette  (Credit Instagram @JustinBeiber) 1 – Don’t look at your phone When taking a selfie in a mirror, look at your reflection in the glass, not on your phone. Looking at yourself taking a photograph of yourself takes the narcissism level of selfie-ing to a scarily self-absorbed new level.    (Credit Tom Anderson https://plus.google.com/+myspacetom/posts) 2 – Clean your

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App of the Week: TuneIn

Last week I read an interesting article by Laura Slattey in the Irish Times. Concerned with the state of radio in the age of the smartphone, the article looked at some of the challenges the medium faced as it responds to what BBC Director of Radio, Helen Boaden refers to as ‘the digital question’. We’ve seen for ourselves, in recent months, the effect that these challenges are having on the industry. Just the other day Dublin’s own Phantom 105.2 re-emerged from broadcasting limbo in the form of the re-energised and re-branded, TXFM. On Monday, the station made its return having,

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We’re Hiring – Corporate Intern

Published on April 1, 2014 by in Uncategorized

Pembroke Communications is offering a skilled, enthusiastic and talented intern the opportunity to join its growing corporate and healthcare division for a three month internship from May 2014.   The successful candidate will gain invaluable experience working with a dynamic and multi-award winning team of experienced professionals across an exciting and varied client portfolio.   Current clients include; Nationwide UK (Ireland), LK Shields Solicitors, Bord Gáis Energy, Novartis, Fighting Blindness, Vintners’ Federation of Ireland, Gift Voucher Shop, Europcar, The Children’s Medical and Research Foundation, Ireland France Chamber of Commerce and Ecclesiastical Insurance amongst many others.   The candidate   Key

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We’re Hiring – Social Media Executive

Social Media Executive Our dynamic, fast-paced public relations agency based in Dublin’s Docklands is seeking an experienced social media professional to join the growing team. The Social Media Executive will be responsible for creating campaign strategies, implementing communications plans, managing day-to-day social interactions and reporting to management and clients. You will report directly to the company’s Social Media Manager.   Responsibilities:   Develop, implement and monitor digital and social aspects of public relations campaigns carried out on behalf of all consumer and corporate clients. Consistently read, moderate and respond to questions and queries across all client social media platforms. Provide

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One4all celebrates the Irish Mammy

Published on March 25, 2014 by in Uncategorized

One4all celebrates the Irish Mammy 3 in 4 people claim they are turning into their Mother Flat 7-up voted the Irish Mammy’s greatest fix all remedy   For Mother’s Day 2014 One4all Gift Cards hit the streets of Dublin with Brand Ambassador Lucy Kennedy to find out just what we think of our Mums. www.one4all.ie Almost 3 in 4 (73%) say they are turning into their Mother Over a third say they have begun to use similar phrases and sayings while 28% think their personality is becoming more like their Mother’s as they get older Almost half (43%) say their

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App of the week: LiveSport

You know the feeling, you have a couple of hours to kill, you’re wondering what’s on the telly, you don’t want to flick through the channels  but you have to. Well now LiveSport.Co.UK have developed an app to complement their terrific website which showcases the best in live sport for your viewing pleasure. The app works like so You will be shown on the home page a list of games from various sports in chronological order on a specific day. When you click on a specific  game you will find a list of channels that a particular game is on

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