Clare-based Tourist Republic have launched the new version of TouristR. As well as the fresh design the site now includes RSS subscriptions on destinations and profiles, and travel icons to filter search results by category.
Evert Bopp is offering a cool prize to someone for helping to rename his Tipperary-based company. "My main venture at the moment is a company called 802.EU. This venture's main product is a captive portal solution for use with wireless hotspots, hot-zones, municipal wireless networks & wisps..... We've recently heard several comments that the name '802.EU' basically sucks."
Congratulations to Alan O'Rourke of Spoiltchild Design who won tickets to the Web2Expo in Berlin courtesy of Web2Ireland.org and a great idea.
Paul Sweeney says VoiceSage will be presenting in the Innovators Zone of Telco 2.0 Brainstorm in London between Oct 16-18th. He adds, "Not only is this a global forum on the future of the internet and telecommunications, but some of the true thought leaders in the space will also be there. Strong Irish contingent at the show, unsurprisingly, as Ireland has a cluster of telecommunications software and services companies. Acision, Aepona, Openet, as well as Google, Yahoo."
Niall Larkin asks if Irish startups agree with Paul Graham's stance that we should all just move to Silicon Valley?
Enterprise Ireland has launched its 2007 Enterprise Start Programme (ESP) for the Midlands region. "Starting on November 2nd and running over six consecutive weekends, the course promoters aim to give potential entrepreneurs a toolbox of skills and assistance to help kickstart the process."
Infurious have been blogging... er... furiously of late with posts about Bedouin workspaces in Belfast, offering flat fee services and the fear of failure. "The fear of failure has a lot to do with the difference between someone who sits and thinks of ideas and someone who does something about them. That spirit is what sets entrepreneurs apart"