Social media

Kony 2012: Over 30-million views, but could it do more harm than good?

Kony 2012 The mission to bring Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) leader Joseph Kony to the world's attention seems to be working. With more than 30-million views on two platforms in two days, the internet seem desperate to find out more about the man some have dubbed a war lord. On 7 March, non-profit organisation Invisible Children premiered a documentary titled "Kony 2012" -- the aim was to use social media to raise awareness to Kony's actions. Through celebrity and policymaker support, the campaign exploded ...

Apple

10 Twitter pics from the iPad launch

So it was the iPad 3 / iPad HD / “the new iPad” launch yesterday... what, you weren't in San Francisco? Well, the 755 seats at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts were all filled with journalists. Fortunately for you, they had cameras. The press has been speculating about the device for months -- everything from the name to the display and the release date has been rumoured and then passionately debated. Yesterday was the day, and the journalists wasted no ...

Facebook

Why Facebook keeps romancing Wall Street in its IPO

facebook banner Facebook has added 25 banks to its IPO offering -- a massive expansion from the original six banks named. It allows the banks offer Facebook stock to their clients in special deals and spreads a lot of favors among the Wall Street investment community. In The Wall Street Journal David Benolt reported: The social networking giant has just added five more lead investment banks to its IPO from the original six, according to an updated filing. On top of that, Facebook added ...

Infographic

The internet is big. Very big. [Infographic]

Ahh! Every day, 4.7 billion minutes are spent on Facebook? 35 million apps are downloaded? 294 billion emails are sent? My brain cannot begin to comprehend those figures. This infographic by MBA online tries to make them easier to understand… or maybe it’s just trying to overwhelm you. Yes, the internet is big. Just how big? Well, for example, there are more devices connected to the internet than there are people on earth. So it’s pretty big. And it’s growing rapidly ...

Startup news, Viral videos

How Dollar Shave Club used its viral video to attract investors

Dollar Shave Club’s debut video is cool. Scratch that. It is damn cool. It might even have convinced a few people to buy the product. Here’s the thing; it’s also been attracting investors. In fact, it was doing so long before it was convincing us to stop giving most of the money we spend on razors to Roger Federer. According to Mashable, CEO Michael Dubin -- who’s also the star of the video -- used it to get US$1-million in funding out ...

News

Huawei takes business products on the road

Chinese tech giant Huawei is probably best known for its cheap mobile devices and 3G modems (although it did play a starring role at this year’s Mobile World Congress). Now though, it wants to show it can do enterprise too. As part of this, the company is demoing off a number of its new business products with a Mobile Truck Road Show. The Huawei truck is, which is currently making its way through South Africa, is equipped ...

Google, Social media

C’mon Google, give us the real Google+ numbers already

Google Plus Black The Wall Street Journal recently reported that things aren't looking so great for Google+. According to data from comScore, Google+'s users spend just about three minutes per month on the site. On Facebook, that number is closer to six or seven hours per month. Google itself, however, has never provided anybody with any useful data about the service and -- at worst -- is just using deliberately misleading information to provide the press with big numbers that look good but are ...

Apple

Apple iPad launch event: Memeburn’s iSoftware roundup

iLife Photo Okay, so the new iPad doesn't appear to have a proper name -- yes everyone, Apple really is that cool -- but the software announcements that Apple rolled out during the launch certainly do. Some of them are updates, and some of them are new, some of them are borrowed, and some of them are blue. Okay, maybe not the last two. iOS 5.1 The first software announcement came in the form of an update to Apple's mobile operating system. Tim Cook ...

Apple

Apple unveils new iPad with retina display, new Apple TV

illuminated apple Apple's CEO Tim Cook took the stage in San Francisco today to announce the next version of the iPad, as well as iOS 5.1 and a new AppleTV. The new iPad features a retina display and a faster processor. The wireless version will now support 4G LTE networks for significantly faster download speeds while on the go. The design of the new iPad looks virtually identical to the iPad2. The new AppleTV now supports 1080p playback and also comes with an ...

News, Social networking

You can now pin text to Pinterest

Pin a quote Pinterest is all about images and video -- so if you run a text-heavy website, sorry, no pins for you. But someone saw the potential and developed a bookmarklet that lets you pin a cool quote to one of your Pinterest boards. That someone is creative web strategist Adam Rotman. He recently launched Pin a Quote, which lets you highlight text on a website that you think would make a good pin. It then converts the quote to an image and ...

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