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 […]
For years we have been warned to be careful of what we installed or even what we clicked on Facebook, but as malware on the social network runs rampant don’t you think that it’s time we demand Facebook to pay attention? The malware issue on Facebook is a much bigger […]
Yesterday we broke the news that 102 million Sony users around the world have had their credit card details, personal information and more compromised in what is being called the biggest hack in history. Today banks around the world have started taking proactive action to prevent any credit card fraud […]
On April 17th 2011, Sony fell victim to the largest data security breach in history. The PlayStation Network’s 77 million customers had their credit card information, passwords, location details and personal details exposed and the network has been down ever since.
Earlier this month Google announced a new Incubator in South Africa called Umbono. You come to them with your world altering idea and in turn they give you office space, money, bandwidth and servers. It literally is the ultimate opportunity for any South African with the technical skills and a cool idea, […]