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South Africa is world’s most phished country: Symantec

South Africa is the most phished country on earth. That’s according to the September intelligence report from online security giant Symantec.According to the report, one in 133.1 emails sent in the country contained a phishing attack. This is significantly more than the global average of one in 447.9 emails.Perhaps intriguingly, the country doesn’t even feature in the top 10 as a source of phishing. The US, Austria and the UK take up the top three positions in this ...

Advertising & Marketing

8 tips for campaign blogging success (and sanity)

Essential blogging equipment closeupBlogging is hard work. We all know that -- if it weren’t, we’d blog more often. But the sustained, focused production of content around an event over more than a week takes considerable commitment.I’ve just come back from two weeks on the road with Land Rover and the Loeries, blogging and tweeting the event as a social media brand ambassador. Focused on generating content and building up a following for a brand around a specific, relatively niche event, it ...

Apple

5 predictions for tonight’s iPhone launch

The town hall at the Apple Campus in Cupertino at 6pm GMT will be home to the tastiest gadget news this side of the border. Those who have been camping out online for iPhone news have patiently waited for this day, this esteemed hour. What will come of the launch? We predict the results:No iPhone 5, A definite iPhone 4S File this one under “rumour”. No one knows what Apple is planning, with many of the sources only positive regarding the ...

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Naspers snaps up eastern European classified site Slando from eBay

Emerging markets internet giant, Naspers has bought eastern European classified website Slando.Slando is the creation of Michael Pennington and Simon Crookall, who also founded the massively successful online classifieds site Gumtree, which was bought by eBay in 2005.Pennington and Crookall sold Slando to Naspers’ investment arm, commonly known as MIH (but also known as Myriad Internet Holdings). Together with the founder's share, Naspers will also take over eBay’s 20% stake in the company. This means Naspers has 100% ...

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MySpace owners Specific Media and Justin Timberlake unveil new strategy

myspace1 Following Specific Media's surprise acquisition of MySpace earlier this year along with investor Justin Timberlake the company finally announced what its plans for the former social networking giant are.The announcement of the new strategy took place this week in New York at the annual marketing and communications conference, Advertising Week. Company executives, though, are reported to be against characterising it as an “announcement”According to tech analysis website, All Things D, MySpace will be looking to further focus on becoming the ...

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HP buys Autonomy

Computing giant Hewlett-Packard has secured Autonomy, a Cambridge-based technology company, in a deal estimated to be worth A US$10.24-billion.The deal was integral in the firing of previous HP CEO Leo Apotheker who was replaced by eBay CEO Meg Whitman.Almost 90% of Autonomy stockholders approved of the offering by HP, with an official statement from the company saying, "As such, all conditions relating to the offer have now been satisfied, allowing HP to acquire control of Autonomy. The Autonomy ...

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Arab bloggers discuss role in ‘Arab Spring’ ahead of Nobel Peace Prize

Arab bloggers gathered in Tunis discussed the role they played in the wave of revolutions and uprisings which swept across the region, known popularly as the “Arab Spring”.The discussions come just days before the announcement of the Nobel Peace prize in which several of the bloggers are seen as frontrunners.During the meeting, held in the country whose “Jasmin Revolution” is credited with kicking of the turmoil in the Arab world, much of the focus was on local blogger ...

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Cell C facing fire for ‘ripping-off’ ZANews Peter de Villiers parody

CellC Video Screengrab In an attempt to capture some of the buzz around the Rugby World Cup, leading South African mobile operator Cell C released a YouTube video which has come under dual-fire for being a “rip-off” of satirical puppet show ZANews, and for being “offensive”.The video, published the morning of South Africa’s pivotal match against the Samoan rugby team, was described as follows:We've been trying to get on the inside for weeks and finally we've broken through. From the very ...

Open Source

Replicant: Making Android truly free

AndroidNearly everybody knows that Android is built on top of a Linux kernel, so that should mean that it is good old-fashioned open-source software, right?Actually, that's not the case. Since Linux is released under the GNU Public license, Google is forced to release the source code for the Linux kernel that Android runs on.While many other software components on the phone are licenced under the Apache 2.0 license which allows the software to be distributed freely, this license ...

Advertising & Marketing

Gamification strategies for email marketing

foursquarebadgesEmail marketing is a high-performing and cost-effective direct communication channel, but it can sometimes lack the interactivity necessary to make it more engaging for subscribers.Enter a new solution: Email Marketing “Gamification”Gamification is the application of gaming concepts and techniques to non-game experiences, in order to drive desired behaviors from an audience. While the concept of adding some fun to communications in order to grow user interaction is not new, the idea of “gamificiation” takes reward-based engagement to a higher ...

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