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  • More Yahoo drama: Educational inaccuracy for CEO Scott Thompson

    As if Yahoo didn't have enough issues. The internet company released a statement staying that its board will be "reviewing" why inaccurate educational information was included in CEO Scott Thompson's bio, reports AllThingsD. On Yahoo's website and the company's regulatory filings, it is stated that Thompson has a degree in both computer science and accounting from Boston-based Stone Hill College. It has been revealed however that Thompson doesn't have a degree in computer science from Stone Hill just a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration (Accounting). "In connection with the statement the company made earlier today about Scott Thompson, the Yahoo!...

  • #MayTheFourth be with you: our favourite tweets

    Look, as much as we'd like to pretend that Star Wars is still a geeky niche franchise, it's become a cultural phenomenon. Nonetheless, there are still a whole host of geeky things related to the space epic. One of those is deeming 4 May "Star Wars Day" (if you don't understand it, you're not a real fan). In celebration of Luke, Yoda, and Darth, we decided to grab some of our favourite tweets: Death Star PR can always be counted on for wit: If you're not celebrating #StarWarsDay by Force choking people and exploding planets, you're doing...

  • The Amazingly dark Spiderman: New trailer drops

    Peter Parker is back and he's on quest for truth. These superheros always seem to be. Columbia Pictures has released the latest trailer of the geeky superhero with spidey senses. It's dark, pretty dark. I think big chunk of the movie might have taken place at night, it's so dark. The story of course follows awkward teen and slight social outcast Peter Parker as he tries to unravel the mystery of his own past and winning the heart of his high school crush, Gwen Stacy. Note that it's not Mary-Jane. Peter discovers a mysterious briefcase belonging to his father,...

  • Zynga wants users to draw brands on Draw Something

    So, you’re on of the masses who love Draw Something. Would you still love it if you had to, say, find yourself drawing an Apple logo, or the McDonald’s arches? If the game’s new owner Zynga has anything to do with, that may well be what you find yourself doing in the near future. The social gaming giant wants companies to start paying to have their names or products they sell featured in game. According to AdAge the new revenue form will bolster what the game already gets from banner adverts and paid upgrades. According to The Next Web,...

  • Steve Jobs plays FDR in long lost ‘1984’ sequel [Video]

    Apple’s '1984' campaign is one of the most iconic in advertising history. It launched the perception that Apple computers were for rebels. It was always assumed that it was a one-off, until now... It turns out the campaign had a sequel. Rather than freeing the slavish drones of an Orwellian style Big Brother, however, the ad features Apple in the role of heroic American forces liberating Europe from evil. The enemy is, of course, still IBM. Oh, and get this, Steve Jobs plays US president Franklin Delano Roosevelt. According to Mashable, the Cupertino-based tech giant commissioned the ad for...

  • 6 very good reasons advertisers should pay more attention to women online

    When one looks at social media, today it seems more appropriate to take gender into consideration than age. The digital landscape seems to have eliminated generational boundaries, but how do the genders compete in this space? After looking at a recent research report published by Nielsen, it’s glaringly obvious that women are making their mark and staking their claim in what used to be considered a male driven territory. A force to be reckoned with Looking at the numbers, it seems that women have a tendency to engage more than men. But that should have been obvious considering their heightened...

  • Mobi.lity — A lifeline for railway commuters

    When civil engineer Justin Coetzee took a position as a public transport planner, he decided to leave his car parked at home and started taking the train to work in the morning. His daily route opened his eyes to the inconsistency of railway transport in his hometown of Cape Town, and in South Africa as a whole. The given timetable is unreliable. Commuters do not know when they will get to work or arrive home, nor are they privy to information about maintenance, cancellations and strikes. Instead of organising a riot he spent some time thinking about a solution. Trains break...

  • What is CISPA and why should we care? [Infographic]

    It seems like the US government is just spending its time drawing up laws that cause online controversy. There was the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA), and now there is another **PA floating around in the form of the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA). CISPA is essentially trying to guard against cyberthreats by encouraging the sharing of information, but some critics argue its definitions are too vague. Some say that it could turn companies like Facebook and Google into "government spies" as they could be offered immunity if they hand over their...

  • 6 gadgets that changed motoring forever

    Motoring is an industry that is always worth keeping an eye on for innovation, creativity and technology. The people who design cars are all entrepreneurs in their own way: they actively seek new and better ways to utilize and access the world as we know it from within the realms of your car’s cabin. Thanks to the Automotive Industry and a certain Henry Ford, we were given the assembly line, the Ford Model T and the concept that everyone could own a car. Over 100 years later the car has evolved into something truly remarkable and packed with...

  • Pinstagram is one of the most awesome mashups ever

    Have you ever wished that you Instagram feed looked a little more like Pinterest? Well wish no longer. Pek Pongpaet and Brandon Leonardo, decided to combine two of the web’s hottest properties as a joke one weekend. Pinstagram is fairly simple: it’s your Instagram feed rendered in the same waterfall, style feed as Pinterest. The site also incorporates features from both services too. You can, for instance, like and comment on photos as you can with the mobile app. You can also pin photos to your Pinterest account from the site. So go on hipsters, get ready to start...

  • RIM’s pipe dreams? [Comic]

    Things haven't been all that great with BlackBerry maker RIM for a while. The last year has been hard on BlackBerry. Remember that horrendous week from hell, the big bad outage that left many users unable to access the bulk of BlackBerry's services? The unfortunate numbers of its fiscal year only led to more doubts about the future of the handset manufacturer. Then there is all that troubled leadership stuff the company keeps facing. First CEO Mike Lazaridis abruptly stops a BBC interview citing "national security issues". That was fun. Then co-founder Jim Balsillie leaves after one of the...

  • Smartphones to grow most in emerging markets, Android will dominate

    Whatever opportunities there might still be for people wanting to exploit the feature phone market, smartphones are eventually going to win out. Some 488-million smartphones shipped in 2011, representing a nearly 63% increase from 2010. Sounds like a lot, but it’s less than a third of the 1.7-billion devices that tech research company Ovum reckons will be floating around by 2017. The majority of those phones, it says, will be running Android. Ovum thinks that the biggest growth area for smartphones will be in emerging markets, particularly as mobile services improve. In developed markets meanwhile smartphones will make up...

  • What are the 10 weirdest job titles on LinkedIn?

    Look we all know LinkedIn is awesome for connecting recruiters, potential employers, and companies with each other. But what you might not know is that it’s also where some of the weirdest job titles on Earth come together. UK-based recruitment agency IntaPeople has released a list of what it thinks are the ten weirdest jobs on the social network. Here's the list in full: 1. Digital Overlord 2. Creator of Happiness 3. Retail Jedi 4. Wizard of Light Bulb Moments 5. Dream Alchemist 6. Chief Chatter 7. Change Magician 8. Accounting Ninja 9. Chief Biscuit Dunker 10. Direct Mail Demi-God While all of these titles sound impressive, they...

  • Kickstarter darling Pebble announces RunKeeper as first app partner

    The Pebble smartwatch set all kinds of records during its run on crowdfunding site Kickstarter. Now the company is getting down to the business of business. The company today announced its first official app partner: Runkeeper, a fitness tracking app that incorporates elements of social. RunKeeper’s in-activity fitness data will be shown on Pebble’s E-Paper display, which the company says works as well in direct sunlight as it does indoors. Runners, cyclists, hikers, walkers and skiers will be able to use Pebble to wirelessly control the RunKeeper app, eliminating the need to remove the phone while on the go. Listening to music through...

  • Man gets charged twice for iTunes song, sues Apple for $5M

    In what some might say is a slight overreaction, a man in the US is taking Apple to court for US$5-million after it charged him twice for a song on iTunes. The class action suit alleges that Apple "double bills" for purchases made on iTunes with "troubling regularity". Robert Herskowitz filed the suit after buying an Adam Lambert Song from iTunes for US$1.29 before being charged again. After he lodged a complaint, Apple reportedly sent Herskowitz the following response: Your request for ‘Whatya Want from Me’ was carefully considered; however, according to the iTunes Store Terms of Sale, all purchases made...