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Online job trends: your next job should be in mobile, not SEO

Job Search Thinking about a career change? Well, you should probably think more about mobile, and less about Facebook and SEO. According to the latest online jobs trends report by Freelancer.com, the number of jobs for iOS and Android developers is continuing to grow, but jobs relating to the world's biggest social network declined 14% from April to June. In the wake of more updates to Google Panda, SEO jobs took a seven percent hit as Google made life more difficult for ...

News

80% of Chinese households could have smartphones by 2017

China is well on its way to becoming a global smartphone superpower. It already accounts for 22% of global smartphone shipments and by 2017, the vast majority of households will have at least one smartphone. According to mobile research company research2guidance, a rising middle class and the falling price of tech hardware means that 80% of Chinese families will be able to afford at least one low-end smartphone within the next five years. The company reckons that the average Chinese ...

News

New FNB app feature set to bring timeline love to your expenses

This is interesting. Those notification SMSes you get when from your bank whenever money leaves or enters your account could soon be a thing of the past. South African banking giant FNB says that it's looking at converting the notifications into push messages that will appear on its smartphone and tablet app. The move could potentially save the bank millions of Rand a year in SMS fees. At this point however, there are no promises that the new service will ...

General Tech

Preparing for the worst: can someone please back up the internet?

internet cables I have a t-shirt created by Dinosaur Comics. It's a nerdy shirt with way too much text on it, but its premise is pretty cool: what would happen if you travelled back in time and you had all of the information to create the technology of today way back in the past? Of course, take the credit! Actually, when I bought this shirt, a friend and I had been discussing what we would be able to do during a technological ...

Facebook

Why we shouldn’t blame Wall Street for tech’s poor IPO run

Facebook IPO I recently saw a TV interview with Elevation Partners founder Roger McNamee. In it, he lays the blame for Facebook's IPO drama. I think that's a load of crock. McNamee's claims of a corrupted process for the Facebook IPO, involving NASDAQ and Wall Street firms, seems too perfect an explanation for the flop. The real reason the Facebook IPO failed is much simpler: the "smart money" couldn't convince the "dumb" money to buy. Here's what happened: In every IPO, the ...

Microsoft

Is Microsoft announcing the new version of Office today?

microsoft xbox nokia windows 8 Sneaky. Microsoft has decided to attempt to recreate the pervasive air of suspense that hung around the Surface launch by sending out invites to a special event without clarifying exactly what it's about. So in a few hours (21:00 CAT), Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer (yes, the man who basically declared war on Apple) is expected to take to the stage in San Francisco to announce the new Office Suite. It may be called Office 15 or Office 2013 -- it's ...

Ventureburn

FunDza: an experiment in mobile books

No one will argue that the basic literacy situation in South Africa is dire. With access to books being so low (only 7% of South Africa’s schools have afunctioning library), several people have proposed utilising the mobile phone -- one device that is certainly not rare in South Africa -- as a platform for accessing books. This is an idea that’s been thrown around in South Africa since around 2007, and multiple projects have been started in the past few ...

Gearburn

16 HD games for the new iPad

Apple's Retina Display has made everything else obsolete. So to keep up, game developers have had to optimise their games to suit. Here are the very best Retina games to date. These things really are painfully sharp. But clarity comes at a premium. Sky Gamblers: Air Supremacy -- US$4.99 Enjoy dogfights? No, not those underground abusive-to-animals dog fights, I mean aerial dogfights. The only thing this game is missing is the g-force that would make you vomit. This is one of the ...

News

NBC breaks up with Microsoft over MSNBC

NBCNews Screw Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, the big divorce news on the web right now revolves around Microsoft and US broadcaster NBC. The two have ended their 16 year-long partnership on MSNBC, which will now be called NBCNews. According to The Next Web, the rebrand is the result of NBC owner Comcast buying out Microsoft's 50% stake in the news portal. The new identity is likely an attempt by NBC to consolidate its online properties. This is backed up by ...

Ventureburn

Law firm offers 6 tips for courting investors

Law firm Dommisse Attorneys is a small team of attorneys with a big interest in startups. Speaking to BizCommunity, the firm's founder and senior partner Adrian Dommisse asserts the firm's interest in guiding startups through the legal aspects of securing funding -- both local and international -- as well as lending a hand in acquisitions. Dommisse says that whether you’re seeking venture capital from an international fund or courting potential shareholders, your startup will benefit from laying a basic legal ...

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