General Tech

5 ways a payroll software partner makes holidays happier

girl-429380_1280 If you are using the right software for your payroll and human resources, you may be preparing for a stress-free December holiday knowing that your business is under control wherever you are. And if it doesn't, here are five reasons you need to select a software partner that could make it easier for you to enjoy a productive yet restful festive season. 1. Take the pain out of managing leave applications Over December, many of your employees will want to ...

News

Google’s big push for 2015? Surveillance reform

Spy vs spy It's something that everyone who works in the tech space will be thinking about. What will Google be expending its energy on in 2015. Search, robotics, and internet connectivity are givens, but it'll also spend a lot of time trying to reform surveillance. The internet giant has launched a special page on its Take Action hub, asking people to sign a petition aimed at making the internet more secure for everyone. "At the end of 2014," it says, "surveillance reform ...

Social media, Social networking

Instagram purge deletes millions of fake accounts

Instagram Instagram, the four-year-old photo and video sharing service owned by Facebook, apart from updating its photo editing filters this week, has gone on a massive purge, ridding itself and its users of fake followers and accounts. “We're in the process of fixing an issue that incorrectly includes inactive or fake accounts in follower/following lists. We want to maintain the best possible experience on Instagram, so we do our best to remove spam, fake accounts and other people and posts that ...

Motorburn

Nissan Juke, beware: 6 new mini-SUVs coming in 2015

Juke Destroyers When Nissan confirmed that the Juke would go into production from 2010, the brave new vehicle found itself in the strange position of having no true rivals. Yes, with this oddly styled mini-crossover, Nissan in effect invented a whole new segment – and it was successful from the very start. Other automakers thus soon started following suit, unveiling similar urban-themed creations that fell somewhere between subcompact car and full-size SUV. In fact, since this bug-eyed Nissan hit the scene, we’ve ...

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 ...

Social media

Is #Illridewithyou the most important hashtag of 2014?

Illridewithyou On 15 December, Man Haron Monis -- a 50-year-old Iranian refugee with a history of violence -- walked into the Lindt Cafe in Syndey with a loaded gun. Sixteen hours later, Monis and two of the seventeen people he'd held hostage were dead. In the wake of the crisis, Anti-Islamic sentiment seemed to be running high, thanks at least in part to Monis' claimed affiliation with the Islamic State terrorist group. The actions of one Brisbane train commuter, and the ...

Gearburn

Slated for stardom: Gearburn’s top 6 tablets for Christmas 2014

Galaxy-Tab-S We use them for entertainment, for business, for pretty much everything and during the festive period, chances are they'll be one of the top tech stocking fillers this year. Although devices like the iPad are often foremost in our minds, it is certainly not the only way to go when it comes to tablets. There are plenty of devices out there that offer an experience equally as good. Read more on Gearburn.

Ventureburn

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.

Online media

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

ipad-388129_1280 Online, you will find millions of blogs, news websites and thousands of online wire services publishing press releases and news articles daily. How is it possible for you and your business to find anything that is interesting with all the information noise? How do you find information that is relevant to your business that you can use and that you can share with your target audience? Reading and staying up to date with the latest trends is a key component ...

Advertising & Marketing

There’s massive potential for targeting impulse buyers online

money-256319_1280 If you are anything like me, you are in full online shopping mode. After warming up with Black Friday and Blue Monday I am finalising my Christmas shopping this week. While shopping online you can’t help but notice the massive increase in retargeted banners from companies like Takealot, Kalahari, Superbalist and Zando (these are the banners that follow you around the web reminding you of items that you looked at but didn’t end up purchasing). While these banners can be a ...

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