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HelloPeter founder steps down, promises ‘new life’ on site

Peter Cheales Peter Cheales, the founder of online customer service site HelloPeter, has stepped down from his position at the helm of the company. In a letter sent to all Hello Peter subscribers, Cheales says that the site will continue running with the current team remaining in place. It does however seem that the company may have been bought out, given his assertion that it will be led by "a dynamic new team of entrepreneurs". The HelloPeter founder says that he will spend his ...

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5 super serious digital trends to look out for in 2015

future-175620_1280 Without fail, around November we start to see “Marketing Analysts” provide the top trends they predict for the coming year. I see these “Analysts” using this platform for speaking gigs, further writing opportunities and general fame, so I thought I would take some time out on a rainy Sunday and look into my crystal ball of future knowledge in order to tell you what to expect. 1. 2015 Will be the year of the mobile I know, I know we hear this ...

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Be wary of being an entrepreneur for too long

watch-498248_1280 I can't tell you how relieving it was to reorganize my priorities at the end of 2013 and simply say no. No more entrepreneurship events, no speaking or writing engagement unless I'm paid for it and very, very little time spent on the entrepreneurship scene. In short, I've cut down on so many unnecessary things even just in one part of my life, that there is now ample time to pursue those interests I've always had and never had the ...

News, Twitter

8 Vines showing just how intense the Ferguson protests are

Ferguson Seasons While a picture's worth a thousand words, six seconds of footage can say so much more. According to Twitter Reverb over 3.5-million tweets were sent in the two hours after a US grand jury decided not to indict Darren Wilson, the white police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri back in August. The tweets reflected and documented the pockets of protests that erupted across the US, from New York City to Chicago ...

Video, Viral videos

A GoPro captures a lamb chop’s ascent to space (video)

Lamb chop The GoPro has shot some amazing things but not in its developers' wildest dreams did it ever imagine this trip. A marketing team looking to promote a book titled Meat Space by novelist Nikesh Shukla strapped a GoPro on to a tandoori lamb chop and launched it into space. The team waited for the lamb chop to descend and they waited for five months. The balloon rose at 325 metres per minute for 95 minutes before bursting and dropping over ...

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Africa

Tech brands triumph in the latest 2014 Brand Africa 100 rankings

Building a brand Brand Africa has announced the 2014 Brand Africa 100, a ranking of the most admired and most valuable brands in sub-sahara Africa. Established in 2011, Brand Africa 100® measures and ranks the brands that consumers admire and their corresponding value. The list was dominated by electronics companies (17%), beverages (14%), auto manufacturers (14%), apparel (12%) and telecommunications (10%). MTN topped the African list as most valuable and most admired African brand. Valued at over US$5.4-billion, MTN is the only African brand ...

Apple

Universal Pictures rescues Steve Jobs biopic

steve-jobs-logo The uncertainty around the Aaron Sorkin-headed Steve Jobs movie is surprising. How is it that a biopic on one of the most successful business man struggles to find a studio and a leading actor? But all is not lost as Universal Pictures has picked up the biopic and will produce it after Sony dropped it after two years of development. Incredibly, the picture was dropped without any explanation from the studio. A spokesperson from Universal Pictures confirmed that the studio ...

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