News

  • IP protection for businesses, creative and digital media

    Invest NI is about to announce two sessions on Intellectual Property. You own what you create (thinks – that would have been a good title …) but many people working […]

  • Quick thoughts on the Belfast Telegraph – People buy bottled water

    I was asked to put together a few thoughts about the Belfast Telegraph’s web site. It was the quickest of quick reviews, and confidentiallity was not requested so as journos […]

  • Paul McKeever from Front talks about the Web 2.0 Conference

    Paul McKeever, Managing Director of Front was one of about a dozen businesses from Northern Ireland who went to the Web 2.00 conference in San Francisco. In this podcast he […]

  • Barcamp Belfast Podcast

    This edition of the podcast is from Barcamp Belfast held in the Art College this weekend. Almost 400 people signed up on the web site for what was billed as […]

  • Dev Days and the Northern Ireland iPhone Initiative

    It was a rush in and a rush out; unfortunately the Belfast Dev Day coincided with a meeting I’ve been trying to arrange for weeks about a community radio idea. […]

  • NEW INQUIRY: Television Broadcasting in Northern Ireland

    This was announced today on the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee web site. More information here: The Committee is to carry out a short inquiry into the future of television broadcasting […]

  • Across The Line in the Ulster Hall

      It was by far the most outstanding event I have ever been to in the Ulster Hall; probably the most outstanding event hosted there. It was also the first […]

  • Report: Social networks flourish – but still have to solve the targeted ads riddle

    From Jemima Kiss in Media Guardian An in-depth study by Nielsen Online confirms that social networking has become a ubiquitous part of our online lives, with two-thirds of the world’s […]

  • Where the Mountains of Mourne

    Off to Newcastle to the FIFA thing.  I am not a sports fan, it’s a pleasure to be there and I appreciate that sitting down with Seb Blatter at lunchtime […]

  • Funeral for a friend

    Some of us called him “Rockin’ Robbo”; he got that name when he was working in Downtown.  “The wee man with the glasses. “ had other names.  But he was […]

  • NISP – The Next Big Thing

    Planning my involvement at The Next Big Thing at the Science Park  on Wednesday 4th which I’m hosting.  Fantastic line up from business and technology: Blaine Cook  was added to […]

  • Moving in today

    For several years I’ve been blogging on www.blogsome.com, first as http://davysims.blogsome.com until in a fit of bad humour I deleted over a year’s posts then almost immediately started  http://www.davidsims.blogsome.com.  So […]

  • Digital Circle Elections

    Thanks to whoever it was who nominated me for the Digital Circle Steering Group.  My and the other names now go forward to election.  But nomination in itself carries responsibilities […]

  • Unconvention Belfast

    An all too fleeting visit to “Unconvention Belfast” and http://twitter.com/unconvention yesterday.  Was hoping to stay longer, but a minor domestic crisis drew me home earlier than I would have liked.  The […]

  • No Porn in Ireland

    There is a story that a T.D. (member of the Irish Parliament) once claimed that there was so sex in Ireland until the arrival of broadcaster RTE.  Niall Stokes told me a story in his […]