1. Could Facebook become your new video rental store? Warner Bros are trialling a new service where US users have 48 hours to watch ‘Batman: The Dark Knight’ with a $3 Facebook app. http://tinyurl.com/6cb9kms

2. Mentoring programme, Startupbootcamp, is coming to Dublin as TechStars expands its first international affiliate. Applications will open in summer and the programme will be geared towards the application and commercialisation of specific, team-developed technologies. http://tinyurl.com/6jqhg7h

3. According to sources close to the company, Apple is talking to record labels to allow iTunes customers easier access to music they’ve purchased across multiple devices. http://tinyurl.com/5ukwxyk

4. Bvisible client Magnet added three new channels to its free web TV service and is now offering Dail and Seanad TV as well as award-winning Russian TV. http://tinyurl.com/6dvz54v

5. With the new government’s declaration of intent that it plans to turn Ireland into a leader in cloud computing, what will its first initiative be? http://tinyurl.com/6zevhg6

6. The future of business lies in social media, which you already knew, but here’s a nice summation of why that is. http://tinyurl.com/62u7lwa

7. Kinnect, the hands-free interface for the Xbox360 sold out faster than either the iPhone or the iPad in a similar time frame shifting on average 133,333 units per day in the first 60 days of sale. http://tinyurl.com/6jjpqmn

8. Gmail is offering another way to help you get through those billion emails. The Smart Labels feature, which complements Priority Inbox, is an algorithm that puts labels on e-mails, separating unimportant from essential. http://tinyurl.com/5tvaa8f

9. Jolitics, the political website from Bebo founder, Michael Birch, goes live in the UK next week. It’s been tested in Ireland since August and was open to limited users only. http://tinyurl.com/6x6vegb

And finally…

10. Good news for job seekers as a recent survey reveals that half of Irish companies plan to hire this year. http://tinyurl.com/6a9hcwm