#Carguardsong: The ‘Braaiday’ boys are back

The team who brought you the Rebecca Black Braaiday parody are back - and this time, they've set their sights on car guards. Derick Watts and The Sunday Blues posted the video for The car guard song yesterday, and their #carguardsong hashtag trended on Twitter in South Africa today. The song is a parody of Eminem and Rihanna's Love the way you lie, and the video, which was filmed in Cape Town, features some familiar faces and spaces -- including Just Jinjer's Ard Matthews and ...

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The rise of Woza Online: 10K websites in just two months

Woza Online Google's Woza Online initiative claims to have successfully helped 11 200 small businesses set up websites easily and for free in South Africa -- all in just two months. And Google expects "thousands more" to sign up in the coming months. Woza Online is a world-wide initiative that helps small businesses create their own websites, in turn boosting job creation and economic growth. Google has launched similar initiatives in 23 other countries around the world from Great Britain, Canada, and ...


Get a new iPad for less than $0.25?

Bidorbuy This is interesting. A company is putting four brand new iPads up for sale on online auction site BidorBuy at a starting price of R1 (US$ 0.13). The Notebook Company, who is behind the auction, isn't looking to hawk base model iPads either. According to the auction site, the iPads are 32GB and come with Wi-Fi and 4G, with the seller putting the retail price at R9699. The bidding will reportedly start on Wednesday and opens at R1, with no ...


Angry Birds Space downloaded 10M times in 3 days

If you’re looking for an indication of how big the Angry Birds phenomenon is, you could do much worse than the fact that Rovio’s latest title was downloaded 10-million in the three days following its launch. The Finnish-based games company sent a tweet out announcing how well Angry Birds Space had done: 10 million Angry Birds Space downloads in less than 3 days! Thanks to our fans, stay tuned for more! #angrybirdsspace— Angry Birds (@AngryBirds) March 26, 2012 The company launched the ...

Social media

How to achieve social media maturity in 5 simple steps

Social Media There is no doubt that social media has changed the way in which people interact with organisational brands, and yet many companies still lag behind when it comes to developing a coherent strategy in regard to social technologies. In a recent report, Forrester, an independent research company, highlighted that one in five businesses do not use social technologies at all, and a third of all companies are still getting off the ground. Organisations can, however, change this trend and reach ...


The Red Planet blues in Waking Mars

Walking Mars Puzzle-based exploration flourishes in this unique game for iOS. Impressive interface, controls and ambience make this a must play despite its awkward length and uninspiring plot. Waking Mars is a flawed treat. Waking Mars comes out for iOS amidst a sea of casual games in the mobile gaming world. It is that rare thing: a long-form game. Clocking in at 6-10 hours, depending on your ecological proficiency, game developer Tiger Style’s latest offering is unique in every way, for its ...


9 Events every tech startup should add to its diary

Tech Calendar South Africa's tech scene is on the rise and tech entrepreneurs from the country are finding their way to Silicon Valley with products worthy of the world's attention. Some of these entrepreneurs are now mentors and have a wealth of knowledge that they're willing to share with their fellow countrymen. Two of the most common themes among startup mentors, coaches and founders whose companies got acquired, are to learn continually and to increase the quality of your network. You can ...


Magicians + iPads = one cool magic show [Video]

So it seems that magicians can do more than saw people in half and make things disappear... who would have thought? A pair of Swedish magicians has replaced the standard rabbit-and-hat trick with seven shiny iPads and a lot of slight of hand. Erik Rosales and Charlie Caper performed at the MIPIM real estate trade show in Cannes, where they cleverly wound their magic tricks around the tablets. The iPad pours wine into a glass and discharges leaves, a lightbulb, confetti and flowers ...


Ford to open new Silicon Valley research centre by mid-year

Car manufacturers are slowly but surely morphing into technology companies and it's not just upstart manufacturers like Tesla who are trying to piggyback on Silicon Valley's deep pool of engineering and academic talent. General Motors, for example, already has offices in Palo Alto and today, Ford announced that it has also chosen Palo Alto for its new Silicon Valley lab. The company already has research labs in Dearborn, MI; Aachen, Germany; Nanjing, China and Tel Aviv, Israel. The lab will ...


Apple to add Baidu support to iOS

Apple products are already wildly popular in China. Reports of local search support being added to iOS may just take that popularity to a whole new level. According to news site Tech in Asia, reporting via Chinese-language site Sina Tech, Apple will begin integrating Baidu’s search function into iOS next month. Baidu is the dominant search power in China and it currently holds around 84% of the Asian superpower’s internet search revenue. The new implementation will reportedly give Safari users ...






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