Mid-Week Media Roundup

Here's our pick of the latest communications, tech and creative industry stories making the headlines. Dublin to get a new newspaper! Long gone are the days when you'd hear "Her-ild or Press" shouted on the streets of Dublin,  since then we've had a number of free sheets who have tried and failed in the now digital world of news , so you'd be forgiven for thinking that the launch of a  brand new printed publication " Dublin Inquirer" would be somewhat  ill conceived. With a  price of €3, it's not free or even cheap... the paper will be sold through retailers around the city centre and also through bright red vending machines rescued from Germany, which are sure to grab attention. We can't help but think that maybe it's a clever marketing ploy to get readers to log on to the Dublin Inquirer news website.  Either way we wish the publishers the very best of luck! http://www.broadsheet.ie/tag/dublin-inquirer/Daily Mail to buy Yahoo? Yahoo’s potential new owners will inherent the third most read website in the US, but one that’s currently not very profitable. If the Mail were to succeed in the takeover, Yahoo’s media assets would help Daily Mail’s growing online presence in the US.  Despite it's sometimes controversial content, the Daily Mail online is one of the most read sites with a whopping 200 million monthly unique browsers.  World domination awaits! http://www.irishexaminer.com/business/daily-mail-in-early-stage-talks-with-potential-yahoo-bidders-392503.htmlHelp Block T find a new home!  Opening its doors in 2010 in Smithfield in the depths of Ireland’s financial crisis, BLOCK T quickly became a vibrant and accessible hub for the local and creative community, and provided a much-needed space where anyone could walk in, visit an exhibition, listen to up and coming Irish musicians and artists, network and share with like-minded people, sign up to a course, seek inspiration, or simply grab a coffee and work on their latest project. Unfortunately that changed recently when the arts collective  announced they had to leave their workspace in Smithfield due to a lack of funding to pay rising rent bills. Well some good news is that they've found a potential new home... but they need your help! https://www.gofundme.com/blocktnewhomeNew iPhone  Apple have launched another new iPhone- the iPhone SE is more affordable than iPhone 5 or 6 and reviews so far are mostly positive.  The main criticism being that it might be a tad too small for our huge hands?  Have they not heard that all good things come in small packages. https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/apr/13/apple-iphone-se-review-too-small-for-most-people