Group buying is all the rage, all over the world. In South Africa, numerous industry players have come to the fore since early 2010, and as predicted, some of them are dying off. In the US, it started two years ago, but its hype has stayed wildly alive with Groupon’s […]
Early in December 2009 Google announced the launch of their visual search app called Google Goggles [pictured above]. At the time the app was available only on phones using the Android OS, however around October 2010 Google Goggles eventually made its debut on the iPhone.
So why the fuss?
The Motorola XOOM was the first device to sport Google’s brand-spanking new Android OS designed specifically for the tablet form factor: Honeycomb. We’ve managed to get our hands on one, and spend a few days with it before it lands on South Africa’s shores.
With all the fuss over Groupon’s dubious IPO, there has not been much other news in the public eye in the group buying industry. In South Africa, things have been growing steadily and the arena is going to arch a peak this year and Adam Smith’s little invisible economic hand […]
There are a number of great lessons we can learn from Steve Jobs, but this week (at the WWDC 2011 conference) he has left us with arguably one of the most valuable: Do not build on rented land. A number of startups this week are sitting around looking at one another and […]
One year down the line and Mweb’s promise is still true! Users are able to download as much bandwidth as they desire and most of their users get away with it but there is a select few that have been sent emails and been called asking them to either download less or be disconnected for abuse. In my opinion this is a fair practice. ISPâ€™s all over the world who have been offering uncapped packages for years are now restricting their clients to a specific amount of data a month because there is a small percentage of users who abuse the system and download anything they can find to their hearts content. Some users in South Africa are downloading over 500GB+ a month on their uncapped packages and I donâ€™t believe this is necessary. Just because you are paying for uncapped it doesnâ€™t mean you should download 24/7 just because you can. How do you even consume 500GB of data in a month (and how much of that piracy)?
Oh my gosh, now they’ve gone and done it. Groupon has filed for an IPO, and no-one is really keen to get on the bubble with them. Of all the posts already on the Internet about it, 98% of them are against it, for numerous reasons. This is a […]
I’ve attended a number of tech conferences in South Africa and at every one of them one of two topics seem to raise it’s head, and frankly I think we need to ban the types of people pushing these topics […]
For a while now, all signs pointed to Google gearing up to finally give us South Africans access to paid applications in the Android Market. Then, on the 11th of May, sometime during day two of Google I/O 2011, it was nonchalantly announced that an additional 99 countries would be getting access to paid applications in the Android Market.
Millions of people spend all their time perpetuating a poisonous myth to young entrepreneurs… one which if believed will likely lead to you ending up living with your mom at age 40. I’m sure you’ve seen the stories: “A high school kid builds an app in his bedroom one day and after just a […]