As you wake up to this post chances are the world economy is looking unpleasant and at the core of the storm is an issue I think is unnecessarily woven into the fabric of Silicon Valley and the technology world as a whole. The issue is an insane attitude towards money […]
Guest Post: Antonio Petra is Head of Insight at NATIVE and has worked in the digital environment for the past 15 years, with experience in online marketing, strategy, brand building, and analytics. His focus is developing and implementing measurement frameworks and diagnostic tools for large companies to assess their digital […]
How sad. At one point Google and Apple actually got along quite well. In fact, Google’s CEO, Eric Schmidt used to be on the Apple Board of Directors. But then the iPhone came along, and Google built their open source Android smartphone operating system, which soured the relationship a bit
Far too many of us have TechCrunch Syndrome, if we‘re honest about it. No idea what I mean? Let me explain. Firstly, I should probably say that I don‘t actually have a problem with TechCrunch itself at all. Hell, even their new logo has grown on me in the past […]
Greplin, a company making waves for “tackling the other half of search”, launched a competition to redesign wikipedia’s search experience: “everything from the behaviors on the search page, to the layout of content, to the details of typography, color, animations. Today, many people use Google to search Wikipedia, but imagine a whole new experience that makes using Google to search Wikipedia feel outdated.”
ANCYL.org.za must probably be the most frequently hacked site in South Africa, and every time it happens everyone has a huge laugh and celebrate like they just blew up the Death Star and it’s party time in The Republic. I on the other hand get chills down my spine.
All this talk of DStv‘s BoxOffice has got me thinking. More specifically, thinking about the future of television, which all seems rather unclear at the moment. As is always the case when traditional media starts edging more and more into a digital media space, there‘s a bit of uncertainty as […]
Just as I posted on LivingSocial.com coming into South Africa, we now have Facebook Deals making its entrance. If anyone thought the social buying landscape was going to be shaken up by Groupon, it seems it is only now becoming of age.
Technologically FNB really has no equal in the South African banking space. They have an excellent internet banking platform (integrated with share trading and investment platforms), they offer several innovative mainstream products like card-less withdrawals and cellphone transfers, their use of Twitter is unparalleled (check out @RBJacobs), they have (mostly) figured out how OTP’s should work, they provide the only PayPal service in SA and they even operate as a VASP providing ADSL and VOIP services through FNBConnect. The list continues…
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1v (also known as the P7100) is a piece of hardware with an unfortunate story behind it. That little extra “v” means that this Vodafone exclusive differs from the Galaxy Tab 10.1 that will start appearing on South African shelves in the next month or two. Will you be worse off with the 10.1v than the retooled, sleeker 10.1?