Google

Google’s ‘Search Plus Your World’ doesn’t improve your search

There's been a lot of talk in the past 24 hours about how Google may be favouring its own social network Google+ with yesterday's "Search plus Your World" update. Getting lost in this heated discussion is the simple question of whether this update actually improves the search experience on Google. Google, in its announcement yesterday, said that it is "transforming Google into a search engine that understands not only content, but also people and relationships." After testing the update, though, ...

Gearburn

Jailbroken today — the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 running iOS 5.0.1

The iPhone 4S has been jailbroken. The video below is proof of concept, clearly showing an iPhone 4S booting untethered into a jailbroken state. The user, Pod2g loads Cydia and plays around in the app which is designed to work on jailbroken phones only. The phone also displays a clear network signal as a sign that its carrier is still operational. This means two things. One, not only is the iPhone 4S capable of being jailbroken, but the iPad 2 as ...

Infographic

How important is tech at university? [Infographic]

University is a big step for anyone. It can be pretty intimidating when you arrive – figuring new schedules, finding the right lecture theatre, and figuring what the hell your lecturers are talking about. These are all big challenges. On the other hand, you can get away with partying like you never have before and – most likely – never will again. All of these have been experienced by students throughout the ages. Today’s students, however, have more technology ...

News

Mocality Kenya scandal: ‘mortified’ Google ‘apologises unreservedly’

mocality A "mortified" Google has issued an apology to Kenyan mobile listings site Mocality over customers and data that was allegedly pilfered from the startup's database. Mocality CEO Stefan Magdalinski in a blog post on Friday accused Google of "telling untruths" and a "human-powered, systematic, months-long, fraudulent... attempt to undermine our business". The story hit the internet like wildfire on Friday afternoon, with major international sites and techblogs like The Register, Techcrunch, Boing Boing, The NextWeb, PaidContent and Slashgear all reporting on it. ...

News

Int’l storm brews over ‘fraudulent’ Google behaviour in Kenya [updated]

Google No Evil2 An international brouhaha is brewing over alleged "fraudulent" behaviour by Google in Kenya. Mocality, Kenya’s "largest" business directory, has accused Google of knowingly engaging in deceptive behaviour and telling "untruths". The Kenyan company is a three-year-old startup owned by South African-based emerging market internet giant, Naspers -- an US$18-billion company that has stakes in Facebook, Tencent and mail.ru -- and many other emerging market internet properties dotted around the world. Mocality says that Google illegally used the Kenyan site's database to boost its ...

YouTube

18 Classic films worth watching on YouTube

classic hollywood camera Just because you're a tech-savvy Memeburn reader doesn’t mean you don’t like classic films. Sure you might not be a theatre purist, yearning for a near-mythical golden age of film, but that doesn’t mean you’re ignorant to the comic charms of Charlie Chaplin, the directorial brilliance of Sergei Eisenstein or the beguiling beauty of Rita Hayworth. Luckily for you, Memeburn reader, you don’t have to go to specialist theatres or obscure video stores to get your fix of classic celluloid. ...

Android

Android is not winning

Android Family Fragmentation is busy killing Google’s OS, as Apple comes close to outselling Android for the first time. Sales of Apple iOS and Android smartphones are now neck and neck in the US. According to research outfit NPD Group, iOS phones accounted for 43% of smartphones sold in the US in October and November. Android’s share? 47%. That's the closest Apple’s operating system has ever been to Google’s “juggernaut”. But, "Android is winning". Yes, Apple’s share of sales in those months ...

News

Twitter’s Jack Dorsey exchanges tweets with China’s Ai Weiwei

Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey expressed his annoyance over the blocking of his popular service in China with a tweet saying "Hello, Shanghai. Twitter is blocked here in China so I can't read any tweets," after arriving in the country on Thursday. Hello, Shanghai. Twitter is blocked here in China so I can't read any tweets.— Jack Dorsey (@jack) January 12, 2012 Controversial Chinese artist Ai Weiwei who equally condemns these kinds of restrictions put in place by the Chinese government responded ...

Gearburn

2012: The year of the everyman tablet

While tablets have dominated tech news ever since the launch of the first iPad, it seems likely that the frenzy will begin to die down in 2012. Crucial questions such as “What is it for?”, “Will they find a market?” and “Do I need one?” have slowly faded away. Now, you either want one or you don’t. Apart from the media firestorm which will greet the release of the next generation iPad sometime in 2012, most tablets will simply arrive on ...

Advertising & Marketing

The top 3 email marketing myths

emailcampaign Email marketing has had to deal with its fair share of industry rumours (a.k.a. myths) during its many (largely successful) years of existence. Thankfully most of them never actually materialize, and those that do are promptly dealt with, which is how we end up with an increasing set of ‘best practices and standards’. Standards that are constantly evolving and refining themselves alongside the technology and client specs they feed off. Then there are those rumours that just don’t seem to go ...

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