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Google finally closes Motorola deal, brings in new CEO

Last year Google announced that it had acquired Motorola Mobility for "a total of about US$12.5-billion". The deal had punters speculating about whether it was the cellular company's technology or patents that were more important to the internet giant. Moreover it was also left open for months after the initial announcement. In an an official blog post Google co-Founder and CEO Larry Page confirmed that the deal had finally gone through: ...our Motorola Mobility deal has closed. Motorola is ...

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Footage of Zuma ‘Spear’ vandals lands on YouTube [Video]

Footage of two men charged with vandalising a painting of South African president Jacob Zuma has landed on YouTube. The vandals, approached the controversial painting which shows Zuma's genitalia sticking out of his pants. The first man painted red X's over Zuma's crotch and face on the painting, while the second smeared black paint all over it. The second of the two men is shown being apprehended by a security guard who at one point headbutts him. South African TV ...

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Are Apple and Samsung about to end their legal wars?

Apple and Smasung have fought each other in courts all over the world, from the US and South Korea to Australia and Germany. Soon though, all that drama could come to an end. According to Tech Wire Asia the two companies are getting ready to sit down and talk to each other. It seems then, that the two tech giants have heeded the advice of a US judge who ordered them to sit down and reconcile their differences out of ...

Online media

The future of radio is online, device-driven and in your car

DigitalMusic A recent survey in the US by TargetSpot, a digtal audio network, found an increase in tablet ownership of nearly 87%, combined with a smartphone take-up increase of 22%. As the world fast grabs hold of new devices to make their lives more connected, so our ways of delivering and receiving everyday content is being reshaped. Radio is but one of these everyday concepts that are being delivered in a new and fresh way. It's a concept that is rapidly ...

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Why social media is the future of communication in your business

social media Many companies still see the likes of Facebook, Twitter and YouTube as 'bad'. They view them as distractions getting in the way of their employees doing their jobs and think they lower productivity and are unrelated to work. Although there may be some truth in that, there are many ways social media can be used to a company’s advantage, and not just written off as bad debt. Enterprise social media is the next big thing for business and companies with ...

Infographic, LinkedIn

LinkedIn: You’re doing it wrong [Infographic]

LinkedIn Offices Growing your revenue and reputation online has become a strategic imperative for businesses today. While many are actively embracing the social revolution, substantial improvements have yet to be made to leverage the lead generation and reputation management opportunities offered by the world’s largest professional network, LinkedIn, according to a new study conducted by LinkedIncome. 517 businessmen participated in the survey and according to the results, 94% of them believe that their businesses should be participating actively on LinkedIn. However, 81% report that ...

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Zuma ‘Spear’ painting vandalised: Social media stirs

A recently displayed painting of South African president Jacob Zuma with his penis out has polarised certain sections of that country. Now the painting has been vandalised, stirring up emotions on social media. The painting by artist Brett Murray compares Zuma's phallus to a spear and has been on display in the Goodman Gallery in Johannesburg. A few minutes ago, two well-dressed men walked up to the artwork and painted a large red X over the president's "spear". A ...

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Tech dominates brand survey as Apple comes out top

Um...this should come as a surprise to approximately no one. Apple is the world’s most valuable company. The Cupertino-based tech giant topped research company Millward Brown’s list of the world’s top 100 companies for the second year in a row, consolidating its position with a 19% increase in its brand value over the last 12 months. In fact tech companies dominate the top 10, with IBM, Google, and Microsoft all joining Apple in the top five. Google actually lost a ...

Gearburn

Sony’s Xperia S hits the right notes [Review]

It was the hypnotic, blue background swirl of the Xperia S which first drew me in. Like staring into the night sky, digital ribbons flux merrily on a 342PPI display. It's gorgeous, an apt display of this 1.5Ghz dual-core beast's powers. Sony's gone and pulled an ace out of it's smartphone collection and I'm pleased to say that the Xperia S is one of the better phones of this generation. Nothing is without its flaws though, and minor issues reign ...

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SpaceX launches into history

Things didn't go quite to plan for SpaceX's first launch attempt late last week. Technical difficulties saw it having to be aborted in the last few seconds. Today it launched its way into the history books by getting the Dragon spacecraft into space. From now on, Dragon's mission will be to dock with the International Space Station, the first privately funded and built spacecraft to do so. So far the mission seems to be going well, with the Dragon's solar arrays ...

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