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Attention entrepreneurs, diarise this: LaunchCapeTown

launchcapetown If you’re an entrepreneur looking to network, polish your elevator pitch, hone your product or simply learn from big names in the tech industry, diarise LaunchCapeTown, the five day event that starts on 23 March in Cape Town, South Africa and brings together startups, entrepreneurs, and digital tastemakers. The event includes the Cape Town Entrepreneurial Competition (CTEC), as well as startup-related speakers, get-togethers, mentoring sessions and keynotes from big name speakers such as Nimeshh Patel, COO of AOL Europe. Attendees ...

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PayPal’s new mobile card reader targets Square, world domination

PayPal is going after mobile payment service Square in big way. The ecommerce giant announced that it is looking to go global with its new payment app and card reader. They new product, called PayPal Here, (not quite as catchy as Square right?) reportedly allows merchants to accept payments by swiping cards in the card reader, scanning cards and checks using their phone cameras, or manually entering card information into the app. PayPal’s vice president of mobile, David Marcus claims the decision to launch ...

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Tweet your way to cheaper pizza

Everyone loves a good pizza -- but what people love more is a discount. Pizza outlet Col’Cacchio has just launched its "Slice the Price" viral campaign which has seen it take to Twitter, encouraging people to tweet the hashtag associated with the campaign (#priceslice) to generate a buzz around the brand. The more someone tweets #priceslice the greater the discount they receive on their next pizza. The campaign has only been launched on social media platforms and in order to redeem ...

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Pinterest rolls out redesigned profile pages

Up-and-coming social player Pinterest has gone live with the first major update to its profile pages since launching a couple of years ago. The redesign lends profiles a new, more streamlined look. This is much the same approach that Facebook and Twitter took with their most recent updates. In fact, our first reaction on seeing Memeburn's new profile was something along the lines of “Hey, it looks like Timeline!” We noticed, however, that the redesign hasn’t quite been blended seamlessly into the ...

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Anonymous-OS is fake, ‘wrapped in trojans’

Anonymous OS Screengrab When we found out about Anymous-OS, we had our suspicions that it might not actually be from everyone’s hacktivist group. The worse-than-usual English was one warning sign. The warning directing users not to attack any websites was another. A warning from The Hacker News that “the OS “is not developed by any Genuine Source, can be backdoored OS by any Law enforcement Company or Hacker” didn’t help either. Now one of Anonymous' official Twitter accounts has rubbished the ...

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Tencent set to expand into search, other markets

Chinese internet giant Tencent is already a dominant player in the online space. It owns a number of chat properties, microblogging sites, social networks, and multiplayer online gaming portals both in China and around the world. Turns out that’s not enough. The company, which is part-owned by emerging markets internet giant Naspers, says it wants to expand into new business areas including search and ecommerce. "We will continue to invest selectively, but forcefully, in emerging growth opportunities, notably ecommerce and ...

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TED brings ‘ideas worth spreading’ to Android

TED App Joined This is very cool, if a little long in the making. TED, the organisation behind the renowned conference series of the same name, has just launched its Android app. The free app features over 1 200 talks from a wide variety of people, including “education radicals, tech geniuses, medical mavericks, business gurus, and music legends”. It also includes curated audiostreams The apps launch has not yet been tweeted out by the non-profit’s official Twitter account, or by its curator Chris Anderson. ...

Innovation

Why competition for the SKA Telescope is important for tech

SKA Telescope A recent article in Nature states that South Africa has won the backing of the SKA Site Advisory Committee to host the SKA Telescope. Although the report states that the victory was by a very narrow margin, it is great news for South Africa and many of the other participating African nations. If you're wondering what this has to do with your usual dose of IT news, it's actually very important. The SKA Telescope is a radio telescope that consists of ...

Blogs

4 Tips for pitching your great idea to a blog

Blog Part of being a blogger is constantly advertising your ideas as unique. Even if you maintain your own site, you have to establish credibility. Writing guest blogs on other prominent sites is one of the most effective ways to make yourself known as a thought leader in your niche. Here are a few tips for pitching ideas to other bloggers. 1. Know the blog You’ve got an amazing topic in mind, and you want a reputable site take a chance on you. ...

Social media

5 Ways real estate agents can use social media to sell houses

Mortgage Real estate agents aren't exactly renowned for their tech-savvy, and being listed among the 10 most hated professions, next to bouncers and motorcycle couriers, is a bit embarrassing. Looking for ways to turn this perception around, estate agents, like so many professions before them, are turning to social media. Memeburn decided to take a look at a few ways they can use the medium to sell houses. 1. Taking offline skills online In the world of estate agents open houses, listings and viewings ...

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