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Tim Cook confirms he’s gay and proud of it

Tim-Cook-gesting Apple CEO Tim Cook has, for the first time, publicly confirmed that he is gay. Writing in an op-ed for Bloomberg, Apple's first post-Jobs CEO pointed out that he'd always been open about his sexuality with those who know him personally, but that he felt it was important to make a public statement: For years, I’ve been open with many people about my sexual orientation. Plenty of colleagues at Apple know I’m gay, and it doesn’t seem to make ...

Web development

The whats, whys and hows of building a good inbound marketing site

Wireframing Amplifying your impact through targeted content is the cornerstone of a successful inbound marketing website. With consumers actively conducting extensive online research, the modern marketer’s task has shifted from finding leads to helping leads find you. While inbound is a powerful marketing tactic, it needs to be combined with the overall marketing mix to achieve increased revenue, shorter sales cycles and an improved marketing ROI. What is inbound marketing? Inbound marketing is the process of helping potential customers find your company before ...

Gearburn

‘Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel!’ review: nothing is normal

BorderlandsPreSequel-2014-10-28-15-17-27-49 With such an unusual name, you can expect a unique game. That is exactly what the new Borderlands is, and in the best way possible. Shoot n’ loot your way across the desolate but flamboyant landscape of Elpis and witness the rise of Handsome Jack from a sharp-tongued coward into an even more sarcastic ultra-villain. Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel! (BLPS), awkwardly nestled between its predecessors, stays true to the odd but winning recipe of excessive bizarreness but does not come without its ...

Motorburn

B-segment blasters: the top 5 small hot hatches currently on sale

15FiestaST_22_HR Supercars are brilliant. But if you can afford one, you’re in rather a small minority. And if you’re ever to come even close to experiencing your automotive beast’s full performance potential, you’ll have to make regular trips to your local track. But, never fear. There is a breed of vehicles out there that renders exhilarating performance far more accessible to the everyday motorist. Sure, these automobiles aren’t quite as exclusive or desirable as bona fide supercars, but their prices aren't nearly ...

Ventureburn

16 questions every true customer-driven startup should be able to answer

The evidence is in: Customer-driven companies are far more successful than those that neglect their customers. In fact, I’d go so far as to say that the ROI of customer management is that your business will still be around in five years to talk about it. But what is it that makes one company stronger than its rivals? Is there a checklist of factors that can be used to benchmark your startup? At its simplest, effective customer management comes down to ...

Android

4 things I learned building my first indie Android game

android googleplex Everyone seems to be talking about how easy it is to make money making a smash hit indie game for realise on Android or iOS. Flappy bird and Candy Crush are so simple anyone can do it right? Well yes and no. Yes, anyone can do it but they have a concept they like and the persistence to plan, design, develop and implement. Below are four things that I have learned from my first attempt at indie games development, some of these ...

Google, Innovation

Google is developing a nanoparticle pill that will detect cancer, heart disease

Google's quest to disrupt the health industry just got properly serious. While everyone else is fiddling around wearables and apps, Google is allowing people to consult doctors without leaving their houses and is now working on a nanoparticle pill that could identify cancers and other diseases before they become a problem. The product is being developed by the technology giant's highly secretive Google X division. The pill, Google says, would contain magnetic particles that are approximately 10 000 times smaller ...

Africa, Social media

Facebook’s Internet.org app rolls-out to Tanzania

Facebook-mobile Multinational telecommunications company Tigo has announced that it has teamed up with Facebook to provide millions of Tanzanians with affordable internet and free access to basic online services. This will be done through the Internet.org app. The app launched to Airtel subscribers in Zambia in July and now in Tanzania. The Internet.org app will be available starting from the 29 October 2014. Through the app, Tigo subscribers will have access to AccuWeather; BabyCenter & MAMA; BBC News & BBC Swahili; BrighterMonday; ...

News, Samsung

Samsung profits fall as it gets squeezed at both ends of the market

Samsung After blazing its way to the top of the smartphone pile -- in sales at least -- things have started to turn sour for Samsung. The South Korean electronics giant today announced a massive 49% drop in profits in its Q3 financial results. According to the company, a large portion of that drop is down to a knock in its smartphone sales thanks to increased competition as well as lower prices on older models. Samsung reported quarterly net profit of (KRW) ...

General, News

Marvel announces 9 new movies: Black Panther, Doctor Strange, Inhumans

black panther feature 06 Our world just can't get enough of the Marvel universe. Last week we saw everyone go ape after the new Avengers movie trailer, Age of Ultron leaked. And this came after the previous movie's trailer broke the record for most views on iTunes at the time. With the hashtag #MarvelEvent bubbling all over the internet recently, we're in for quite a ride over the next five years. Out of the massive list of nine titles, awaits some exciting new faces like ...

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