Apple

‘Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish’: The best Steve Jobs quotes

Jobs AppleSteve Jobs' passing will leave a hole in the hearts of tech fans. He was revered for his industry-changing devices and progressive ideas, with fans hanging onto his every word at Apple events.In his famous Stanford commencement speech Jobs urged eager students to "Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish".Steven Paul Jobs helped to shape the modern world of tech and he will be remembered for more than the quotes listed below.1985 -- Playboy magazine "I don't think I've ever worked so hard ...

Apple

Tim Cook is a genius: Why there’s no iPhone 5 just yet

broken iphone The world is “disappointed” with the new Apple iPhone 4S.You haven’t been able to read or watch any reporting about the event (aside from boring, sober reportage) without hearing talking heads expound their “disappointment,” and wax lyrical about the “market’s muted response” and how Apple “failed to wow”.It’s an evolutionary upgrade to a product that has been on the market for 14 months. Nothing revolutionary. It doesn’t have to be. In fact, had Apple announced a must-have device it ...

Apple, Viral videos

‘While some see them as the crazy ones, we see genius’ – RiP Steve Jobs [videos]

steve-jobs The tech world is a little darker and a little emptier following the passing of visionary Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.With accolades pouring in from all corners of the globe for the one of the greatest minds of the 20th and 21st centuries, the world has turned to the web to share thoughts, memories, and condolences of the Apple visionary.Memeburn decided to look back at the moments that contributed to the greatness that was Steve Jobs.If ever there was anyone who ...

Entrepreneurship

4 steps to ‘acquirability’ in an age of tech optimism

the roaring 20s In the midst of a financial crisis earlier this year, news circulated that Apple held more cash than the US government. Analysts took what they wanted from the situation, but one thing is clear: Technology is driving wealth creation despite uncertainty in many sectors.Some have called it the Second Gilded age of massive wealth creation -- the original Gilded Age being the Roaring Twenties in the railroad era. Startup geeks and entrepreneurs are keen to take advantage, but so ...

Facebook, Social media, Twitter

4 reasons Twitter could one day be bigger than Facebook

s-TWITTER-VS-FACEBOOK-large Nick Bilton from the New York Times wrote a cogent piece on why he believes Facebook is more popular than Twitter. He believes that Twitter’s idiosyncrasies such as the @ and # symbols stifle mass adoption and he describes how his sister found the process of tweeting and tagging someone to be slightly obscure.The premise of his article in his own words:But if Twitter hopes to grow at the pace of Facebook, it will have to figure out how to ...

Apple

How Tim Cook disappointed Apple fanboys everywhere

Tim Cook The fourth of October was a date marked down in every geek's calendar, especially those in the Apple cult. Apple’s keynotes have become events that rival Christmas Eve in terms of anticipation.Oh how ringing the sense of disappointment in the Apple fan club must have been after Tuesday’s keynote.When Steve Jobs said farewell to the company and left Tim Cook at the helm of the world’s most valuable tech empire, everyone expected Cook’s reign to begin with a ...

News

Samsung adopts ‘aggressive stance’ toward Apple’s iPhone 4S

Korean electronics giant Samsung announced that it will file separate preliminary injunctions against Apple in Paris, France and Milano, Italy with the aim of blocking sales of the freshly launched iPhone 4S in those countries.The injunction requests, which are the latest salvo in a pitched legal battle between the two tech giants, “each cite two patent infringements related to wireless telecommunications technology, specifically Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (WCDMA) standards for 3G mobile handsets,” according to statement released ...

Ecommerce

eCommerce site buys Mr Delivery arm to offer same-day deliveries

TAKEALOT, a South African online retail store and Mr Delivery Express, a subsidiary company of Mr Delivery Holdings are teaming up to give “speedier and more efficient service through the eventual introduction of same-day delivery for any item held in stock.” Simply put, same-day delivery for online shoppers.A 40% stake in Mr Delivery Express has been cemented by TAKEALOT and is said to be “a first of its kind in the South African e-commerce industry.”“Mr Delivery has a national footprint ...

Advertising & Marketing, Facebook

7 Ways to take advantage of the rise in Facebook marketing

facebooklogo1Since the inception of Facebook, its developers have managed to make it a place where individuals have a home. Further to that Facebook has made it is place where the brands and businesses that Facebook users “like”, have a platform to engage and socialise with their fans -- and attract new ones. But what areas of Facebook are available for you and your brand to take advantage of and how does Facebook make a buck while letting you engage?Facebook ...

Gearburn

Review: A little Xperia Ray of sunshine

Sony-Ericsson-Xperia-ray-front3q In a world of increasingly samey Android phones, Sony Ericsson drops the Xperia Ray. It’s pretty hard to make a mobile phone eye-catching or even desirable. Sure, the Jesus phone is attractive enough, but the Xperia Ray makes you want to pick it up and fondle it suggestively. It’s also pleasantly functional -- after a disastrous fling with Microsoft and Winpho, the Andoid-based phones in the Xperia range are pretty good.This phone is really small, and really powerful. If you’re ...

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