Irish Times

Main Paper

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. http://tinyurl.com/38s6elb

Business

Twitter is expanding its operations outside of the US and may set up an office in Dublin. – Ciara O’Brien http://tinyurl.com/38zzpqp

US recovery is gradually gaining impetus with figures pointing to improved growth in the health, housing, employment and manufacturing sectors. – Alan Rappeport http://tinyurl.com/2vrbb36

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 http://tinyurl.com/3y4839v

Friday interview with Gerry Harvey, founder of Harvey Norman furniture store. – Gretchen Frieman http://tinyurl.com/364n25g

Technology & Innovation

Karlin Lillington on the best books for tech fanatics this Christmas. http://tinyurl.com/38naynn

The failure of governments to protect their own secrets raises concerns about data protection. – Karlin Lillington http://tinyurl.com/2wxczp2

Piece on how businesses can remain productive in the severe weather by Adam Maguire featuring tech companies Magnet, Dediserve, Phonovation and Threatscape. http://tinyurl.com/3xd4hpt

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.   http://tinyurl.com/37rk48m

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. http://tinyurl.com/34fc4vm

Irish Examiner

Students from disadvantaged backgrounds are doing better at University College Cork than the general student population – Niall Murray. http://tinyurl.com/36w52bx

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange vowed to “continue his work and protest his innocence” after being released on bail last night – Matt Williams. http://tinyurl.com/2v6qyts

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. http://tinyurl.com/2v6qyts