The Tech Show – Episode 06

Coming up on this episode: google finally gets EU approval for Motorola; we take a look at the security of the Android market; could it finally be the end of the road for flash; we discuss the lack of 3g coverage here in NI and we end the show with a debate on piracy.

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00:00 Intro

00:35 The prestigious ITLG-Irish Times Innovation Awards, to be held in Silicon Valley next month, includes four local companies as finalists who will be aiming to beat off competition from sixteen other hopefuls. Aepona, Phlok and RepKnight are competing in the category for Mobile/Social Media/Web while Smyth Researchare competing in the Hardware/ Semiconductor category.

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04:35 The European Commission has cleared the proposed acquisition of Motorola Mobility.

08:40 Dixons is about to launch streaming movies.

11:20 MySpace claims that it has added more than a million new users since launching its new MySpace Music Player in December.

14:27 Chrome for Android (beta) is finally released. Significantly this means (in time) Android will ship without flash support.

20:32 Government Digital Service offers developers up to £73k

21:30 Danish website says that, according to its own statistics, as many as 94% of Northern Irish men are ugly.

22:20 Android market security: Google have announced bouncer, but is it enough?

26:22 Feature: Mobile Coverage within Northern Ireland

38:20 And finally VEVO, the online music video entity jointly owned by a few major record labels, committing piracy at their boozy event at Sundance this year.

43:02 END

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