Johnston Press's pay wall falls over..

Posted by Jason Roe on Mar 31, 2010 9:51:03 AM

Days after my blog post "Pay walls going up for Irish traditional media", the very people who inspired  confidence in pay walls  for online regional new publishers are now taking them right back down again. I hate to tell you I told you so, but ..


Pay walls going up for Irish traditional media

Posted by Jason Roe on Mar 26, 2010 8:36:05 AM

This week a number of Irish regional news websites have started charging for content. Chances are that you haven't already spotted this. I say that this because if you are anything like me, you probably consume media a lot differently than the masses.

Before I start, I want you to know that I was previously in gainful employment with the Irish Independent and worked in the team and on the platform behind these regional web sites. Although its been over a year since I worked there, I have some understand of why they might have decided to charge for content. Before I start to explain the rationale, I want you to know that I think that this move will prove in time to be a huge mistake. Anyone who is in advertising might tell you that this move will more than likely obliterate most of the traffic and advertising revenue on these on-line publications.


Ryanair no credit card fee + 0.00 flight bug

Posted by Jason Roe on Feb 19, 2009 6:18:24 AM

Ok, As I was booking flights down to cork for the blog awards, I noticed something a bit strange. When I went to change my flight times, all of the prices on the flights had changed to Total Cost of Flight 0.00.

BIG hello to all the Ryanair staff ;-)


Coworking / office Dublin city center

Posted by Jason Roe on Feb 10, 2009 8:33:49 AM

Myself and James Larkin are looking into getting an office in Dublin City Center. We would love to do some coworking and might have space for hot desks. Let us know if you are interested (or if you know of a landlord with an office going at a good price).


First free wallpaper / desktop background.

Posted by Jason Roe on Nov 12, 2008 7:40:48 AM

I made this with a heap of brushes in photoshop .. let me know if you like it.  I can confirm that I did not hurt my Geansai Gorm while making this!


New Dublin coworking space

Posted by Jason Roe on Sep 18, 2008 8:50:40 AM

Eamon Leonard who was formally involved in TL01. Is planning to set up a new coworking space in Dublin. He already has Ken Stanley the self appointed web standards legand on board.


Second coworking location for Dublin

Posted by Jason Roe on Feb 13, 2008 7:30:21 PM

Over the last month, I have been working in the background to secure additional coworking locations in Dublin. The theory behind this is to make coworking more accessible and available.


Menupages Pimped IPv6

Posted by Jason Roe on Jan 22, 2008 5:24:31 AM

It looks like there is some cool stuff coming out of blacknight at the moment. I noticed that they just announced some customers opting for ipv6!


Running a bit late, day two coming soon!

Posted by Jason Roe on Jan 21, 2008 9:26:46 AM

I haven't got my notes from day two of enterprise start with me. As such, there will be a bit of a delay on the full gory details!


Enterprise Start, Day 1 - The Entrepreneurial Mindset

Posted by Jason Roe on Jan 18, 2008 7:36:04 PM

Today was the first day of the Enterprise Start programme run by the PDC (Hothouse) in DIT. I am going to detail some of what I took out of each day. I will post it up here each day (Friday and Saturday for 6 weeks) feel free to comment etc. A word of warning, I wont be talking about any of the business ideas being pitched (Including my own).


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