Complaints forum hopes to expand into British market
Sunday, August 27, 2006 - By Elizabeth McGuane
Samantha Kotey was one of ten young entrepreneurs selected for last year’s Create Ireland training programme, which was set up by Enterprise Ireland to support new digital media companies.
The business plan she developed on the year-long course has turned her new online business,Giveoutabout.com.
I'm happy to say that the number of people visiting boards.ie increased substantially in August. We've been averaging at about 7.5 to 8 million page views for the past few months; this increased to nearly 8.5 million in August. (These figures include visitors to our adverts.ie subsite.)
Average: 7.14 P/V Visits: 1,186,247 Page views: 8,468,102
As of Friday, 11th August 2006, MCD Productions have entered into legal proceedings against boards.ie Ltd.
At this time we cannot make, or allow, comment on an ongoing legal action against boards.ie. Please understand and accept that we cannot enter into public debate or discussion about it.
Interesting story today about author Gina Ford, who is a familiar name to many new parents! This is relevant to boards.ie's recent legal threats, especially the oft-quoted Demon vs. Godfrey case...
Babycare expert Gina Ford is threatening to sue UK parenting site Mumsnet and its ISP after allegedly defamatory comments were posted about her on the site. The postings have been removed, but Ford's lawyers are demanding that Mumsnet's ISP take the whole site offline.
Here's a map showing where people are buying and selling items using adverts.ie, powered by Google Maps. To get locations for each county, I used John Handelaar's town/city to geocode utility for Ireland and IShareMaps town/city to geocode utility for the UK (for Northern Ireland), along with the names of the county towns from Wikipedia.
LEGAL THREAT: MCD stung by criticism
Website is curbed in Oxegen row
Evening Herald, 26th July 2006
by Mark Hilliard
MCD has sent a solicitor's letter to a popular website after several users criticised conditions at the Oxegen music festival.
Concert goers had flooded the site with numerous allegations relating to a range of anti-social incidents in the camp sites.
I read with interest the snippet in yesterday's Sunday Times business section that Daft.ie is now Ireland's #1 website, according to certified traffic audited by ABC Electronic.
Now we have been threatened with legal action from Chris Evans at Switch Media and their solicitors Beauchamps. This was pretty annoying, the shoot first (with a solicitor's letter), tell us to sort the problem afterwards policy really doesn't work people. I'm talking to the clients in this case, not the solicitors (they just did what they were told to I guess).
Last week, we received a letter from McCann Fitzgerald, solicitors for Mr. Tom Higgins, MD of Realm Communications Ltd. which owns Irish Psychics Live.