Future Trends, General Tech

Understanding the value of Bitcoin means finding the right balance

BitcoinAs Bitcoin stabilises below US$500 for the first time since its eye-popping run to over US$1 000 in November 2013, many crypto pundits are scratching their heads and trying to make sense of the current weakness -- especially given the excitement and innovation that we are seeing within the global Bitcoin community. Venture capital has also been pouring into Bitcoin startups at a rabid pace (north of US$100-million so far this past year). However, over the past couple of days, I’ve had ...

Motorburn

10 great VW Golf ads from the past 40 years

Volkswagen Golf GTIA little over 40 years ago, something very special happened: the first ever Golf rolled off the Volkswagen assembly line. Just as the iPad wasn't the first tablet, the Golf wasn't the first hatchback. Like the iPad however, it ignited and, for a very long time, defined the class as a whole.The fact that it could move the whole family in safety and comfort one day and a chest of drawers the next -- at a decent speed and with ...

Gearburn

‘South Park: The Stick of Truth’ review: fourth-grade fun

Stick of Truth-1There have been numerous games based on the South Park series. South Park: Tenorman’s Revenge, South Park Let’s go Tower Defense, South Park: Chef’s Luv Shack. None of these can compare with the latest title from South Park Digital Studios, South Park: The Stick of Truth (SPTST). Not only does it outdo the other South Park titles by far, but it firmly holds its own in the larger gaming world. Cartman, Kenny, Stan and Kyle will take you on one ...

Ventureburn

Built in Africa: Seun Osewa on building Nigeria’s most popular site

seunBuilt in Africa focuses on entrepreneurs, startups and technologies that are born on the continent and empower the continent's citizens.Online communities and discussion platforms are the cornerstone of the internet. In this second instalment of our "Built in Africa" series, we feature one of the most prominent online communities to come out of Africa -- Nairaland -- and its founder Seun Osewa.In Africa you don't really hear about forums or insanely popular platforms (which work like Reddit or Craig's List) that are built ...

Advertising & Marketing

Here’s why you need automation in your online marketing campaign

Digital marketing imageTake any course in marketing and you’re guaranteed to learn about the consumer decision-making process. In a nutshell, the consumer decision-making process is the set of decisions that every consumer makes before buying a product or service.In a retail environment, people put a lot of stock in the consumer decision-making process. As such, a huge amount of money is spent on research that tries to find out how to sway a shopper towards buying a particular product over another. The ...

News

OkCupid tells Firefox users to find another browser

firefoxIf you're a regular visitor to dating site OkCupid and you happen to browse the web using Firefox, you might notice something a little different the next time you log in. In fact, you'd have to try pretty damn hard to miss it.Anyone visiting the dating site on Firefox is met with a virtual roadblock informing them that newly appointed Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich is an opponent of gay marriage and that it would prefer that its users visit ...

News

Introducing LoveBurn: the dating algorithm for geeks

Loveburn.Here at Burn Media we love to innovate and find the right niche for all our readers. Recently we noticed that a sizeable amount of our traffic comes from single females living in urban areas and this gave us an idea. What if we could connect these singles to loveable geeks? Voilà! LoveBurn was born!You are probably thinking: what the heck? We know it's a bit of a change of gear, but with the amount of time we spend ...

News

Take our 3 minute Jobsburn survey today and you could win an iPad mini

Computer frustrationsAs many of you might know by now, one of the key drivers of digital tech community is job creation but more importantly, the sustainability thereof. Our sister site, Jobsburn, is currently conducting a survey to better understand this growing industry and is also giving away a sleek iPad mini to one of the lucky participants.Although the industry is growing more exhilarating by the day with all the Lolcats, selfies and quirky hashtags popping up left and right, there’s a ...

Google

7 really impressive ways people are using Google Glass

GlassThe thing about new technologies is that we can't really be sure how people will use them until they actually, well, get to use them. Take the iPad for instance. When Steve Jobs unveiled it in 2010, it was sold as a really great way of browsing the kind of content we'd ordinarily view on a laptop or desktop. Public reaction -- excluding what was then a much smaller contingent of iFans -- was generally something along the lines of ...

Ventureburn

Governance and startups: the unique skills required for directorship

boardroomBeing a director of a small to medium enterprise (SME) is both a science and an art. While it requires the same fundamental skills as those required for corporate environments, the unique nature of the SME environment requires additional skills and abilities.As with corporate governance in larger organisations, foundational knowledge of governance principles, King III and the fiduciary duties of directors is essential. This includes both an academic understanding and a practical knowledge of how to translate governance principles into ...

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