Tuesday September 22, 2020

Editor's Comments: Apps are no longer news

There was a time when journalists working on technology publications got a few press releases a day from firms announcing the same news: they had developed a website.

4th March, 2012
'Irish businesses are realising that the mobile web is here to stay. A confluence of factors have brought us here.'

There was a time around 1999 and 2000 when journalists working on technology publications got a few press releases a day from firms all announcing the same news: they had just developed a website.

Most were fairly unremarkable brochureware. Some looked very fancy with flash animations - which took an age to load with a 56Kbps connection. A canny few had already begun selling online. Most of these announcements never made it onto news pages. A company...

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