Google has been behind startup facilities in countries such as Egypt and South Africa. Now it’s taking the model established in those countries to a more established market player: London.
The internet giant opened a seven story facility it calls Campus London, located in an area of the city known as Tech City.
According to an official Google blog post, the internet accounts for around eight percent of the UK’s economy. It claims it built Campus London because it believes ...
A leaked screenshot has revealed some more details about Google’s soon to be released Drive product.
The cloud storage product appears to gives users around 5GB of free storage and the ability to access their files on their PCs, Tablets, mobile devices, and on the web.
Sounds a lot like every other cloud storage product out there. More to the point, it sounds eerily like the service provided by Dropbox.
The only real difference, so far as we can tell ...
Kenya will be the lucky recipient of reasonably priced Intel Ultrabooks, made especially for the emerging market. Earlier this week, Intel launched six Ultrabooks for the eager Kenyan market, ranging from Kshs 60 000 (US$725) to 90 000 (US$1087).
Danie Steyn, Intel East African General Manager says the new laptops are “an evolution”:
“Ultrabook devices represent the next step in the evolution of the PC. There is a hunger for a device that can act like a tablet, but that allows for a full ...
An app inside mobile social network MXit is showing some fairly impressive growth.
The app, called JudgeME, was developed by mobile social network builder Motribe and reportedly helps people meet each other by uploading and browsing photos.
The South African-based company claims the app has gained over 400 000 users less than a month after launching and that it is “already generating enough revenue to cover its costs”.
The company says this growth happened faster than it could scale the technology to manage ...
Hacktivism is at its peak. Anonymous and groups like it have made sure we are aware of hacking activists. In 2011 hacktivism became a powerful virtual weapon, and hackers found their way onto high-priority most wanted lists.
How do hacktivists differentiate themselves from cyber criminals, who hack websites for financial gain? Simple: a Hacktivists's goal is to make political statements through hacking.
Every day more hacktivist are cropping up and it seems that no government has the power to stop them. Shawn ...
iMessage doesn't work.
Well, that's not entirely true. It works perfectly well as a traditional text messaging replacement. To a point.
The first problem with iMessage is its lack of awareness.
It's a simple broadcast bus (think back to parallel connectors used to transfer data between components or computers). At its launch, Apple admitted that iMessage runs on top of its notifications engine (based on XMPP).
But that's the problem: it's treating messages -- two-way communication - as what seems to be ...
Fed up with Skype possibly snooping into your life? There are plenty of alternatives to look to and all of them are free. We look at nine Skype-like apps for getting your chat on.
1. Messages (OSX)
Apple’s answer to chat is Messages, the upgrade from the fairly useless iChat app. Currently in beta, Messages has much to prove. Starting with OS X Mountain Lion preview, Messages features text, voice, video calls and screen sharing. Predictably, Messages offers cross-platform compatibility with iMessage, ...
Brazil is a making waves in the tech world. A growing number of tech startups are emerging from the Latin American country and it's investing heavily in tech infrastructure. Small wonder then that online advertising is also on the rise.
In a 2011 survey, IBOPE (a large media and marketing firm in Brazil), sheds some light on why Brazil is showing a surge in advertising spend within their home market.
Total advertising spend in Brazil rose 15.8% year-on-year when ...
Which seasonal food do you think is capable of working people into an emotionally fuelled social media frenzy? Christmas gammon? Thanksgiving turkey? Actually, it turns out the answer is hot cross buns.
Well, it’s a little more specific than that. The real controversy surrounds South African retail outlet Woolworths putting Halaal stickers on its hot cross buns.
Owing to the baked good’s association with Easter, a group of Christians took to social media and email to protest Woolworths declaring them fit ...
Verbatim’s Bluetooth Audio Cube is utter tosh. It’s too bulky, the buttons are too fiddly and it needs 4 AA batteries to run if you want a cord free music experience. But, it sounds decent. Stuff the positives. Let’s tear it apart I say.
For roughly US$35, the Audio Cube pumps out 2 Watts of pure portable power. Whether corded, connected to your laptop or mobile phone via the A2DP Bluetooth standards, the Audio Cube smoothly rubs out audio, pumps ...