NEWS IN BRIEF
Daily Digest 22 March
eBay creates Dublin jobs | Twitter users warned of phishing scam
Online auction giant eBay is to create 150 new jobs at its Blanchardstown facility in Dublin, mostly in sales and technical support. Positions are available in customer service, personal account management and process enhancement. Interested parties can apply at ebayjobsireland.com.
B2B mobile services firm Commercial Wireless is to become a dealer of O2 products for business customers. Mobile hardware, device management and support are among the services that will be offered to O2’s corporate and business clients. Read the press release on BusinessWorld.ie.
Over half of senior tech executives worldwide expect to increase employment this year, compared to 28 percent last year, according to a Eurocom survey. Two-thirds of execs say they are more confident about prospects for the IT sector for the next 12 months. Last year just 13 percent were more optimistic about prospects, with almost half feeling less confident facing into 2009.
Limerick City's Panasonic store is to showcase a 3D TV at a launch event in-store on Monday. The company says it's the "first Panasonic Full-HD 3D TV in Ireland".
A new Science Council report advises on how to encourage companies to invest in research, development and innovation (RD&I). Industry should help develop postgraduate programmes, it says. See ScienceCouncil.ie for more details.
Vodafone's App Star competition for app developers closes on 31 March. The best entry will win EUR25,000. See Vodafone.com for details.
Twitter users have been warned to beware of new phishing scam. Do not click on links in Direct Messages that say 'You're on here'. See Techtree.com.
The eReader market is heating up. Amazon is developing a Kindle app for Apple's forthcoming iPad. See NYtimes.com.