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Paris is gearing up for an electric car-sharing scheme modeled on its successful three-year-old bicycle-sharing scheme, Velib. The 3,000 car service will be launched in the city by the end of 2011.


Twitter is expanding its operations outside of the US and may set up an office in Dublin. – Ciara O’Brien

US recovery is gradually gaining impetus with figures pointing to improved growth in the health, housing, employment and manufacturing sectors. – Alan Rappeport

The Irish economy expanded in the third quarter of the year for the first time since 2007, according to the Central Statistics Office. – Dan O’Brien

Friday interview with Gerry Harvey, founder of Harvey Norman furniture store. – Gretchen Frieman

Technology & Innovation

Karlin Lillington on the best books for tech fanatics this Christmas.

The failure of governments to protect their own secrets raises concerns about data protection. – Karlin Lillington

Piece on how businesses can remain productive in the severe weather by Adam Maguire featuring tech companies Magnet, Dediserve, Phonovation and Threatscape.

Nokia has opened new fronts in its patent war with Apple, launching lawsuits in Germany and the Netherlands against Apple for its alleged use of Nokia technology on the iPhone.

Innovation Magazine

Piece by Olive Keogh on initiatives companies can take to make them more efficient and effective and ensure their survival in the current economic climate.

Irish Examiner

Students from disadvantaged backgrounds are doing better at University College Cork than the general student population – Niall Murray.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange vowed to “continue his work and protest his innocence” after being released on bail last night – Matt Williams.

New laws making it clear when abortion is legal in Ireland will have to be introduced following a landmark ruling by the European Court of Human Rights – Juno McEnroe and Ann Cahill.