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  • 8 awesome web design tools to try out in 2016

    Being a web designer nowadays means being able to constantly adapt to the latest industry trends. This is because emerging technologies are disrupting almost every industry there is. If you want to stay ahead of the competition, it would be reasonable to keep yourself updated. A revolutionary, hard to use pieces of software have become a rarity. Today, every app is user friendly because we use technology to optimize our performances and increase our productivity. We live in a cyberpunk age, in which the sci-fi tools and gadgets have become a reality. Let us go through some of the...

  • Listen up, Apple: 4 features we’d love to see on the iPhone 7

    Many would argue that the Apple iPhone 6S, or 6S Plus for that matter, is the perfect phone. The zenith of smartphone technology. The absolute pinnacle of mobile engineering. To that we'd reply "there's absolutely no such thing as a perfect phone." Even though it's probably the best phone you can purchase right now and I absolutely loved my review device, it has its flaws; flaws that are preventing older Apple users from jumping ship, and flaws that make other phones from other marques seem a lot tastier. Read more on Gearburn.

  • Which ecommerce platform will do justice to your business plan?

    Startup wave has hit the world and given birth to various big and small ecommerce websites. Following this, everyone aspires to build Etsy like startup but they either lack software choices or knowledge of a multi-vendor script/system required to create an online store. The game is much simple for entrepreneurs who want to sell their own goods or services online as a normal ecommerce store will do for them. But, if it’s about launching a store like eBay & Etsy, you need to find out a startup friendly ecommerce solution (combined with multi-vendor features) first. There is plenty of...

  • Give a little, receive a lot: 4 ways content marketing can benefit your business

    The general consensus amongst businesses that offer expert services is that customers are less likely to knock on your door for professional advice - if you dish it out complementary. A significant number of the latest marketing studies worldwide not only slash this myth, but also prove the contrary. In fact, if leveraged intelligently, content sharing holds the potential to become one of your most powerful marketing tools - that can yield tangible business results. Content can be shared by talking at industry events, presenting seminars or webinars, offering guides or booklets that can be downloaded online, or giving...

  • Instagram rolls out multiple accounts for Android and iOS

    In the latter part of 2015, we reported that Instagram had been testing multiple account support with Android users and last week the beta testing became available for some iOS users. The Facebook owned photo and video sharing platform has finally added support for multiple account for up to five accounts for all users. The process to set up multiple accounts is simple. The option to add accounts is available from the settings menu, after setting up an account, users can seamlessly switch between the accounts without the need to log out. Users can simply switch between the accounts...

  • India bans Facebook free internet services

    The world's largest democracy has finally taken a stance on free internet services. This comes after the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Monday banned all internet service providers from offering discriminatory tariffs for data services based on content. On grounds of net neutrality, Facebook's Free Basics programme has also been banned. In collaboration with specific telcos, Facebook's Free Basics programme provides free-of-cost access to basic websites through an app. It's part of Facebook's Internet.org initiative which aims to reach 4.5 billion unconnected people on the internet. Some of the free websites include information on local government services, news, health,...

  • Reach Trust launches mobile tool to ‘fast-track’, reward learning

    The Reach Trust, an NGO which was birthed out of Mxit and holds all of the once might mobile social network's remaining IP, this week announced the launch of a new service aimed fast-tracking learning among high-school pupils. Called LevelUp, the new service aims to tackle some of the most critical education challenges in South Africa. Available as both an Android app and mobi site, it is designed to help high school learners to improve their academic performance, strengthen their social skills and foster good learning behaviour. According to a press release sent to Memeburn, it does so by giving pupils...

  • 5 things LinkedIn could have done to retain share value

    Silicon Valley-based LinkedIn's shares closed down 43.6 percent at $108.38 on Friday, after hitting a three-year low, following a sales forecast well short of analysts' expectations (source Reuters.com) Barclays analyst Paul Vogel said he was not surprised by the sharp reaction in LinkedIn stock. “It is definitely a lot harder not to wonder if the company is starting to hit saturation levels with certain users or enterprises,” he said in a note to clients (source The South Africa Technology News) As a Premium Account LinkedIn user, I have a good understanding of how LinkedIn users are able to derive...

  • The latest addition to the ‘C Suite’? That would be the Chief Data Officer

    Companies today are in a race to drive competitive advantage and improved efficiency through better use and understanding of data. That makes sense. We live in the era of the Zettabyte, with the devices we carry around with us producing reams and reams of data. Someone has to make sense of it. Enter the Chief Data Officer (CDO) According to technology research house Gartner, there's been a sharp spike in companies with chief data officers (CDOs) over the past few years. So sharp has the rise been that Gartner predicts that 90% of large companies will have a CDO...

  • 5 ways Uber has used gamification to rise above its competitors

    Uber has taken person-to-person apps to the next level in just a few short months. The company has nearly made yellow cabs obsolete—in cities like New York where cabs were once ubiquitous. Yet Uber isn’t finished yet. The company has been kicking the town car gamification business up to the next level and plans to keep doing so in the near future. Here are just a few examples of how Uber has risen above the competitors lately through gamification. 1. GPS Map Uber’s map app makes it super easy for customers to gauge the wait for their cars. Uber riders can...

  • Game study: what makes a game ‘overrated’?

    “Overrated” is a word that gets thrown around a lot nowadays. It’s a word that has been used with ever increasing regularity as the internet becomes more prevalent in our daily lives and is used to describe pieces of art in every medium, whether it’s games, films or music, but here we’ll just focus on the gaming side of things. What must be understood about the term is that everything created with the intention of being consumed as some form of entertainment product is both loved and despised by somebody. There are people out there that genuinely enjoyed Aliens: Colonial...

  • 5 ways to radically transform your presence on LinkedIn

    I have been using LinkedIn for many years now and have used everything LinkedIn has to offer other than the recruitment environment. Based on my experience I have listed five things that may help you derive more value from your participation on the platform. 1. Add value to others Make your primary focus on LinkedIn to add value to others. Take time to understand the needs and requirements of your connections. Share content that will enrich their lives that will educate, inform and help them do their job better. The ultimate id to share content which they would be willing to...

  • 5 ways to make money for your startup

    Even if you have invented a unique product or plan to provide a service nobody else has thought of, ideas alone aren’t enough to fund a startup. At the end of the day, you will still need some ready cash to develop a business plan, research the market, produce prototypes, and promote your creation to potential customers. So, in order to get off the ground, the best plan of action is to explore some sure-fire ways of raising capital. With this in mind, here are five suggestions on how to make money for a brand new enterprise. Read...

  • Should South African loyalty programmes reward social media engagement?

    There are plenty of loyalty programmes in South Africa. Most big retailers have them, as do health and insurance providers, and a growing number of restaurants and food chains. But here's the thing: around a third of South Africans don't actually use loyalty programmes, and those that do often don't use them to their full potential. Those are some of the key findings from the 2016 Truth Loyalty Whitepaper, compiled as a collaboration between Truth, a South African loyalty and CRM consultancy and WhyFive, an online research company. According to the whitepaper, 26% of economically active South Africans are...

  • Build your digital footprint with magnetic content

    The digital world is evolving at the speed of light and it's chaotic online. Most people and brands are just contributing to the noise with no strategy on building their digital footprint and to stand out from the growing online crowd. There are many social media channels you can use to start building your digital footprint and some of the popular ones are LinkedIn, YouTube, Google+, Twitter and even your own blog. Using social media to build your brand online There are thousands of social media channels available with new ones launched everyday. Each one has it's own advantages and...