News

Facebook group strips down for Prince Harry

Support Prince Harry This is pretty interesting. We've all been inundated with tabloid and other news agent snippets about Prince Harry's now infamous Las Vegas commando picture. Now a group on Facebook has decided to take it all off in support of the young prince, reports the Mail Online. The group, Support Prince Harry with a naked salute, has more than 21 000 members including soldiers serving in Afghanistan who have shown their support with a naked salute. The Prince's supporters aren't only ...

Future Trends

Gartner’s Nexus: the next age in computing?

servers The future of computing is here and it's called Nexus. No, I'm not talking about Google's seven-inch tablet, although that's pretty amazing. It's actually the area where social media, cloud computing, information, mobile meet and according to tech research company Gartner it will form the "basis of the technology platform of the future". The company reckons that although these forces "are innovative and disruptive on their own, together they are revolutionizing business and society, disrupting old business models ...

Cloud

What is the cloud computing scenario for 2012?

cloud-computing Cloud isn't a buzzword any more. In fact it's become so entrenched that it has its own myths. And they're already being exploded. Take the idea that emerging markets aren't suited to the cloud for instance. That's bullshit. Emerging market countries have been interested in cloud for years. And that's because everyone in the world is interested in the cloud. That's just one example that Gartner managing vice president Daryl Plummer says is shaking the foundations of business, technology and ...

Humour

Hoax: Samsung paid Apple its $1bn damages in nickels [Update]

This is kind of funny. A story is sweeping through the web that Samsung has paid Apple all the money it was ordered to after the trial between the two companies. In nickels. The story goes something along the following lines: the South Korean tech giant paid the US$1.049-billion dollars in damages owed to its US counterpart five cent pieces, shipping through the cash in 30 armoured trucks. A sort of witty riposte to the ruling in the recent trial ...

News

Samsung goes all Rocky, vows to keep fighting

Looks like Samsung's had "Eye of the Tiger" playing on repeat ever since the jury ruled against it in its landmark trial against Apple. In a statement made today, the South Korean tech giant said "We will take all necessary measures to ensure the availability of our products in the US market." Those are very definitely fighting words. For its part Apple says it reserves the right to look for permanent injunctions against 28 Samsung products the trial's 9-strong jury ...

Advertising & Marketing

Should FOMO be part of your online campaign strategy?

fomo Recently several publications have been talking about FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out), and predicting how it’s set to become a major player in future online campaign strategies. One article even talks about a “FOMO INDEX”, ranking brands according to the fear factor they command! Apart from the fact I’m a little shocked to see the word FOMO used in a business article so much, I also have some slightly different thoughts on the matter myself. I understand that people don’t ...

Social media

Twitter got you drained? 3 top tips for avoiding social burnout

social media If you are into social media, you most likely follow a process of managing your strategy. You engage with your targeted audience, you follow the proper rules and etiquette on every social media channel, you monitor, you are authentic, and you blog. These are just some of the things you do in your daily routine. There are times though where you might think it's not worth it. Are you actually going to make that big difference with your campaign? If you ...

Twitter

Could India really ban Twitter?

new twitter logo blue The Indian government is turning its glare onto a number of social networking sites which it feels are responsible for widespread panic and mass evacuation in Northern India, as residents flee the strife-torn province of Assam. Sectarian violence, allegedly between Muslims from neighbouring Bangladesh and the native Assamese, has led to scenes of tens of thousands of people fleeing the province in panic. The fear was fed by inflammatory mass text messages which spread rumours and innuendo about recriminations and ...

News

Nedbank quietly launches Android app

Nedbank Nedbank has quietly made its first mobile app public, just over a month after announcing that it was making the entire app suite available to its staff. Nedbank is the third major bank to launch an app. First National Bank (FNB) launched its app in 2011. Standard Bank meanwhile launched its own play earlier this year. While banks both those banks launched their apps across all Android, iOS, and BlackBerry, Nedbank's app is currently only available on Android. The app includes: ...

News

No more via stamp for Twitter web client

If you use a third-party client like Tweetbot or Twitterfic then your tweets are about to start looking a little different. Well on the web at any rate. Twitter has removed all tags showing when a tweet has been sent from a third-party app. According to The Next Web, the feature had already been removed from the iPhone version of the social network. Interestingly the change was first noticed by John Sheehan on App.net. The removal feature is essentially ...

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