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Rally biker rescues drowning calf [Video]

In what a could be called an impossible feat of heroism, a rally biker rescued a calf from drowning in a man-made canal.The video below, shot in South Africa, shows a daring biker stopping to pull out a dying calf from the canal. The biker then manages to carry the calf onto his motorcycle and find the calf's herd, returning it to its owner and family.The biker's efforts to save the calf are quite heroic as they involved lowering ...

News

iPad, Xoom, Galaxy Tab reading statistics revealed

Reading the news, it seems, is the most popular activity for owners of tablets such as the iPad, Xoom and Galaxy Tab. It has also been found that these avid news readers are unwilling to pay for their much-loved content.The Economic Group and Pew Research Centre’s Project for Excellence in Journalism joined forces to produce an intense study on behalf of various media outlets. The results it seems are less than positive for news outlets.Of all adults in the US, ...

Twitter

Four ways Helen Zille uses Twitter well

Helen Zille Social media has always presented an obvious opportunity for politicians. As Barack Obama’s campaign advisers were quick to note, social media offers a convenient, low-cost way for elections campaigns and public representatives to connect with the electorate, and it's hard not to get excited about the potential for social media to offer one of the ways in which democracy can be made more meaningful.So, who in South Africa is taking advantage of this? The Office of the President tweets from ...

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Candid Jobs biography shoots to #1 on Amazon best-seller list

The 630 page authorised Steve Jobs biography, written by former Time editor Walter Isaacson is already number one on Amazon.com's best seller list.The biography, simply called Steve Jobs, provides insights into the mind of the Apple visionary, as well as candid details of his personal life.Isaacson wrote the biography after conducting a series of interviews with Jobs and with over 100 family members friends, business rivals and colleagues since 2009.Publication of the biography was initially scheduled for ...

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Apple makes Jobs memorial public

Steve Jobs Apple has made its memorial to its deceased leader, Steve Jobs, available to the public. The 81 minute service featured performances by Coldplay and Norah Jones as well as speeches by Al Gore and Jobs’ successor at Apple, Tim Cook.On the day of the service, Apple closed of all its stores, allowing employees to tune in to the service.Apple’s senior vice president for industrial design Jonathan "Jony" Ive, who Jobs called his “spiritual partner” at Apple, recalled Jobs ...

News, WikiLeaks

Wikileaks temporarily shuts to fight ‘arbitrary & unlawful’ financial blockade

assange Wikileaks has announced the temporary suspension of all “publication” as a result of the financial blockade it faces from MasterCard, Visa, PayPal, Western Union, and the Bank of America. The announcement comes in the wake of it inadvertently releasing its entire treasure trove of diplomatic cables."In order to ensure our future survival, WikiLeaks is now forced to temporarily suspend its publishing operations and aggressively fundraise in order to fight back against this blockade and its proponents," Wikileaks founder ...

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Anonymous set to fight child pornography

anonymous_by_juanosborne-d3k5ijs1.jpg Hacktvist group, Anonymous, has stepped away from battling large financial corporations and set its sights on fighting online paedophilia.The group has singled out web hosting company, Freedom Hosting, and is accusing it of willingly hosting child pornography.Anonymous released a statement warning all child pornography sites to take down their material as well as condemning Free Hosting for allegedly hosting such material, reports BGR.The owners and operators at Freedom Hosting are openly supporting child pornography and enabling pedophiles ...

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810 000 subscribers abandon Netflix

Netflix can't seem to catch a break. This week, profits for the once mighty streaming video service plunged as 810 000 subscribers abandoned ship.Netflix went on record to say that its net profits rose 65%. This is well over US$62-million in earnings. In stark comparison, Netflix's 2010 profits for the same quarter were in the region of US$822-million.Once Wall Street learned of the loss in subscribers, shares plummeted 27% from US$304 to a new low of US$87.CEO of Netflix, Reed Hastings ...

Africa, Mobile, Video

So you think you know mobile in Africa? [Video]

We all know cellphones are vital to Africa. They’ve allowed large sections of the continent to entirely skip wired communication. This means that Africa has been able to leap-frog the West in a number of key areas of mobile use.This kind of traction means that mobile phones are used not only to connect people but also to facilitate financial transactions, help make sure people are taking medication vital to keeping them alive and provide a convenient way of accessing ...

Video, YouTube

Turkish earthquake spreads across YouTube [Video]

Like the earthquake and tsunami in Japan and the shootings in Oslo earlier this year, footage of the recent 7.2 magnitude earthquake which devastated parts of Eastern Turkey has found its way onto YouTube. As many as 264 people are feared dead with more than 1 000 injured.The city worst affected by the quake is the mostly Kurdish settlement of Van, which is on the Iranian border, about 1 200km away from the Turkish capital Ankara. The ...

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