I can hear the collective scratching of heads across the world as people are pondering whether they should use Google+. Your tech/web friends have all loudly blabbered about it on Facebook or Twitter and now you are wondering what the fuss is all about?
In the wake of the big tech news story this week (Skype powered video chat on Facebook), one has to ask is VOIP still relevant?
Recently I had the privilege of meeting with Donna Stephens, Head of Marketing & Customer Service at eRetailer TAKEALOT.com (previously knows as Take2). We met to discuss :
1) A name change,
2) The public disclosure of the ambitious goals at TAKEALOT.com
Group buying in South Africa is reaching a mature level in record time. There are now many group buying websites, all offering a good marketing and customer acquisition service. A good number of them will drop out of the running later in 2011, and the remaining players will form a […]
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)?