Irish Tech Supremos Launch Weekly Podcast

Posted in: Domain Names at 30/09/2011 20:29

Two of Ireland's best known technology minds have launched a weekly podcast focussing on technology issues, including domain names. With an Irish flavour, Michele Neylon and Conn Ó Muíneacháin have launched Technology.ie focusing on what they know best - the tech industry.

The podcast, which has been in the works for some time is collaboration between Neylon who is the founding director of Irish registrar and hosting company, Blacknight and Ó Muíneacháin of EdgeCast Media, a radio and digital media production company. Both gentlemen are well known in the Irish Internet and technology communities.

While both Blacknight and EdgeCast are technology companies, Neylon and Ó Muíneacháin seek to deliver content that reaches farther than their respective industry niches.

The first episode touches on New gTLDs, portable podcasting, profiting from online social media, Teamer.net, Zemanta, the dangers of over-investing resources and attention in a single form of social media and Klout.

"I've wanted to do a podcast for quite some time but I didn't want to focus only on what Blacknight is doing. There are a lot of companies and individuals doing really cool stuff in the broader world of technology and we want to shine a spotlight on them," said Michele Neylon

A combination of Neylon's outspoken comic delivery and Ó Muíneacháin's no-nonsense approach makes the podcast entertaining as well as educational.

"For me," said Neylon, "Conn is the perfect co-host. We are obsessive about gadgets, websites and online services to the point that we are aware of a lot of new stuff in its early stages. There aren't a lot of people who can be obsessive on that level and still be great fun to have a conversation with."

Neylon and Ó Muíneacháin will be sitting down together and with guests every week to discuss the latest gadgets, gossip and the new frontiers of technology.

Visit technology.ie/technology-ie-podcast-1/ to tune in to Technology.ie and listen to the first podcast. You can also subscribe to it via iTunes: itunes.apple.com/ie/podcast/the-technology.ie-pod


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