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Surge in '.ie' domain names registered

THE number of '.ie' internet domain names registered grew nearly 13pc in 2011, new figures show. The non-profit IE Domain Registry said there were 173,145 .ie domain names at the end of last year. Registration levels were strongest in the first six months. More then 4,000 domains were registered in a single month during 2011.

Glanbia warehouse productivity up 95pc


DAIRY group Glanbia boosted its warehouse productivity by up to 95pc and accuracy by 600pc following the implementation of a €1m contract with Heavey RF Mobile Voice Technology. Glanbia is using the technology, replacing a paper-based manual system, across five sites.

Directors step down at Thomas Cook


THE troubled Thomas Cook travel group said its three longest-serving non-executive directors will step down following the company's AGM next month. Two have agreed to retire to allow new chairman Frank Meysman to refresh the board. Thomas Cook struggled last year but managed to secure a £200m (€241m) lifeline.

Thompson takes on CEO role at Yahoo!


INTERNET business Yahoo! has appointed Scott Thompson as chief executive four months after it sacked Carol Bartz, who failed to turn the company around. Mr Thompson was most recently the president of Ebay's PayPal division. Microsoft, as well as private equity firms Texas Pacific Group and Silver Lake, have expressed an interest in Yahoo!

NYC apartment sales drop 12pc


APARTMENT sales in Manhattan -- a favourite buying ground for the Irish during the boom -- slumped 12pc in the fourth quarter as would-be purchasers postponed transactions, according to one property group. Another firm said sales had fallen 19pc and that average asking prices had declined 9.1pc.

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