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Meeting two worlds: iono.fm is your personal radio station on-demand

Iono In today's Uber-inspired world, everything seems to be on-demand. So why shouldn't your radio be? After turning down three potential acquisitions, South African PVR-for-radio startup Iono.fm finds itself in an interesting space, somewhere in between the traditional radio industry and the modern digital podcast wave. The question is whether or not -- in between meeting these two worlds -- the startup will be able to capitalise on its unique position, or get cut to thin somewhere in between. Read more on Ventureburn.

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Where can I find relevant content online to stay up to date with information?

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General Tech

One sixth of Europeans say they’ve never used the internet

internet-at From where you stand, it might seem like everyone in your sight is either chatting, updating a status update, tweeting or sharing a picture but elsewhere there are people to whom the word Internet means nothing. According to the latest annual survey from Eurostat, the European Union’s statistics offices, as much as one in five Europeans aged 16 to 74 have still never used the internet. Eighteen percent of people surveyed answered "never" to the question “When did you last ...

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There’s massive potential for targeting impulse buyers online

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Sony Pictures cancels ‘The Interview’ release following hacker threats

The-Interview-Movie-Poster-Wallpaper Following threats by Guardians of Peace, the group that hacked Sony Pictures, the entertainment studio has now decided to cancel The Interview. The company has not provided a future date for release. The Interview, which stars Seth Rogen and James Franco, depicts an assassination attempt on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and has been the central focus of a number of hacks which have exposed company data including emails, deals, and leaked Sony movies. Sony has released a statement announcing the ...

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5 things you need to know about protecting and recovering your company’s data

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Twitter and Foursquare are partnering to improve location in tweets

Twitter specific location Twitter and Foursquare are planning to partner together in 2015 to power location in tweets. In fact, the geo-location feature could be introduced as soon the first quarter. Over the past weeks Twitter has been trying by all means to gather data on its users and it continues its efforts by partnering with Foursquare. The social media network wants to start serving information to users that is relevant and the company believes that with a location layer to its platform ...

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