INTERNET CONGLOMERATE AOL has announced the formal acquisition of influential technology news blog TechCrunch. Announcing the takeover on the site this afternoon, AOL chief executive Tim Armstrong said the acquisition was “a great complement to our continued investment in world class content”. AOL, which already owned its chief rival Engadget, saw shares rise 3% on the news.
# media - Monday 24 January, 2011
The commercial broadcaster wants to hold a three-way leaders’ debate, with the heads of Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and Labour.
# media - Sunday 23 January, 2011
The Mail on Sunday audio records men sounding like Richard Keys and Andy Gray, making sexist remarks about a female linesman.
# media - Wednesday 19 January, 2011
Angry Birds fans may be surprised to see the hit game isn’t right at the top…
Nothing has been decided yet says RTE as it gears up for “wide-ranging” programming to cover the general election.
# media - Tuesday 18 January, 2011
Check out this slideshow of odd advertising places, from outer space to egg shells.
# media - Thursday 13 January, 2011
Two news media staff a week died last year – and most were local journalists reporting on corruption and crime in their own back yard.
Presses to run one last time on local Kerry paper, the second newspaper to shut down here in a week.
# media - Wednesday 12 January, 2011
Palin refutes alleged role of rhetoric in the Arizona shooting as right-aligned news organisation chief points out that the Democrats used a target map a few years ago.
# media - Tuesday 11 January, 2011
Ex-Countryfile presenter Miriam O’Reilly has won an employment tribunal against the BBC on the grounds of ageism, following her dismissal when the programme was moved to a primetime slot.
# media - Friday 7 January, 2011
The TV station makes submission to BAI claiming 48-hour moratorium goes against free speech guarantees.
# media - Thursday 6 January, 2011
Ebook author says his publication was withdrawn by the website which had refused to remove a controversial paedophile’s guide from their listings two months ago.
# media - Wednesday 5 January, 2011
Ian Edmondson, the paper’s assistant news editor, is suspended as part of investigations into the newspaper’s phone hacking.
# media - Tuesday 14 December, 2010
The audience for last night’s Apprentice wasn’t its highest, but the station still saw 1.12 million tune in for the X Factor.
# media - Sunday 12 December, 2010
The national broadcaster will tell a committee this week that the prominence of its website is not an abuse of its remit.
# media - Monday 29 November, 2010
Journalist has already clocked up over 900 followers on Twitter.
# media - Wednesday 17 November, 2010
Staff at papers owned by Johnston Press will protest at the introduction of a new editorial system.
# media - Friday 12 November, 2010
Two-year-old website agrees new deal with 77-year-old print publication.
# media - Thursday 11 November, 2010
The BAI gives Communicorp the green light to take over the alt-music station – which has moved in with Today FM and Newstalk.
# media - Tuesday 9 November, 2010
The commercial broadcaster picks up the rights to the minor finals – but says it’s considering retaining the Gaeilge commentary.
Noel Curran, who left RTÉ in May to work privately, will succeed Cathal Goan as the head of the national broadcaster.
# media - Friday 5 November, 2010
The BBC’s director general makes an 11th hour appeal – but the two day strike looks set to go ahead regardless.
# media - Tuesday 2 November, 2010
The Times and Sunday Times give the first indication of how many people have subscribed to the online editions.
# media - Wednesday 27 October, 2010
The 2010 Reporters Without Borders Press Freedom Index sees several EU countries fall, including Ireland.
# media - Saturday 23 October, 2010
# media - Friday 22 October, 2010
Like many newspaper, the NYT has a great online brand – if only it could do something about that unwieldy print business.
# media - Wednesday 29 September, 2010
# media - Tuesday 28 September, 2010
The internet conglomerate is reported to be in discussions to acquire the high-profile technology news blog.
# media - Friday 17 September, 2010
The BBC Sport presenter has been referred to as a ‘dyke on a bike’ by AA Gill in a Sunday Times review.
# media - Thursday 16 September, 2010
Viewer figures dip drastically within days for ITV1′s new breakfast show.
‘Diaspora’, a social network which aims to transparently guard users’ privacy in a way Facebook doesn’t, unveils itself.
The British government has yet to make a decision on whether to allow the full takeover amid monopoly concerns.
The controller of Radio 5 Live says there’s little the BBC can do to make Alex Ferguson take part in post-match interviews.
# media - Wednesday 15 September, 2010
Spaniard Israel Meléndez has sold his @Israel username to the Jewish state for an eye-watering “five zero” sum.
# media - Sunday 12 September, 2010
Eamon Ryan’s proposal that Heineken Cup games be free-to-air is criticised by the former chair of the Competition Authority.
Ivan would be keen to continue substituting for Vincent Browne – though other presenters got higher ratings.
# media - Tuesday 7 September, 2010
The cost of borrowing balloons as the world fears Ireland could be the next country to fold. But why so little coverage?