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  • 6 very good reasons advertisers should pay more attention to women online

    When one looks at social media, today it seems more appropriate to take gender into consideration than age. The digital landscape seems to have eliminated generational boundaries, but how do the genders compete in this space? After looking at a recent research report published by Nielsen, it’s glaringly obvious that women are making their mark and staking their claim in what used to be considered a male driven territory. A force to be reckoned with Looking at the numbers, it seems that women have a tendency to engage more than men. But that should have been obvious considering their heightened...

  • Mobi.lity — A lifeline for railway commuters

    When civil engineer Justin Coetzee took a position as a public transport planner, he decided to leave his car parked at home and started taking the train to work in the morning. His daily route opened his eyes to the inconsistency of railway transport in his hometown of Cape Town, and in South Africa as a whole. The given timetable is unreliable. Commuters do not know when they will get to work or arrive home, nor are they privy to information about maintenance, cancellations and strikes. Instead of organising a riot he spent some time thinking about a solution. Trains break...

  • What is CISPA and why should we care? [Infographic]

    It seems like the US government is just spending its time drawing up laws that cause online controversy. There was the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA), and now there is another **PA floating around in the form of the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA). CISPA is essentially trying to guard against cyberthreats by encouraging the sharing of information, but some critics argue its definitions are too vague. Some say that it could turn companies like Facebook and Google into "government spies" as they could be offered immunity if they hand over their...

  • 6 gadgets that changed motoring forever

    Motoring is an industry that is always worth keeping an eye on for innovation, creativity and technology. The people who design cars are all entrepreneurs in their own way: they actively seek new and better ways to utilize and access the world as we know it from within the realms of your car’s cabin. Thanks to the Automotive Industry and a certain Henry Ford, we were given the assembly line, the Ford Model T and the concept that everyone could own a car. Over 100 years later the car has evolved into something truly remarkable and packed with...

  • Pinstagram is one of the most awesome mashups ever

    Have you ever wished that you Instagram feed looked a little more like Pinterest? Well wish no longer. Pek Pongpaet and Brandon Leonardo, decided to combine two of the web’s hottest properties as a joke one weekend. Pinstagram is fairly simple: it’s your Instagram feed rendered in the same waterfall, style feed as Pinterest. The site also incorporates features from both services too. You can, for instance, like and comment on photos as you can with the mobile app. You can also pin photos to your Pinterest account from the site. So go on hipsters, get ready to start...

  • RIM’s pipe dreams? [Comic]

    Things haven't been all that great with BlackBerry maker RIM for a while. The last year has been hard on BlackBerry. Remember that horrendous week from hell, the big bad outage that left many users unable to access the bulk of BlackBerry's services? The unfortunate numbers of its fiscal year only led to more doubts about the future of the handset manufacturer. Then there is all that troubled leadership stuff the company keeps facing. First CEO Mike Lazaridis abruptly stops a BBC interview citing "national security issues". That was fun. Then co-founder Jim Balsillie leaves after one of the...

  • Smartphones to grow most in emerging markets, Android will dominate

    Whatever opportunities there might still be for people wanting to exploit the feature phone market, smartphones are eventually going to win out. Some 488-million smartphones shipped in 2011, representing a nearly 63% increase from 2010. Sounds like a lot, but it’s less than a third of the 1.7-billion devices that tech research company Ovum reckons will be floating around by 2017. The majority of those phones, it says, will be running Android. Ovum thinks that the biggest growth area for smartphones will be in emerging markets, particularly as mobile services improve. In developed markets meanwhile smartphones will make up...

  • What are the 10 weirdest job titles on LinkedIn?

    Look we all know LinkedIn is awesome for connecting recruiters, potential employers, and companies with each other. But what you might not know is that it’s also where some of the weirdest job titles on Earth come together. UK-based recruitment agency IntaPeople has released a list of what it thinks are the ten weirdest jobs on the social network. Here's the list in full: 1. Digital Overlord 2. Creator of Happiness 3. Retail Jedi 4. Wizard of Light Bulb Moments 5. Dream Alchemist 6. Chief Chatter 7. Change Magician 8. Accounting Ninja 9. Chief Biscuit Dunker 10. Direct Mail Demi-God While all of these titles sound impressive, they...

  • Kickstarter darling Pebble announces RunKeeper as first app partner

    The Pebble smartwatch set all kinds of records during its run on crowdfunding site Kickstarter. Now the company is getting down to the business of business. The company today announced its first official app partner: Runkeeper, a fitness tracking app that incorporates elements of social. RunKeeper’s in-activity fitness data will be shown on Pebble’s E-Paper display, which the company says works as well in direct sunlight as it does indoors. Runners, cyclists, hikers, walkers and skiers will be able to use Pebble to wirelessly control the RunKeeper app, eliminating the need to remove the phone while on the go. Listening to music through...

  • Man gets charged twice for iTunes song, sues Apple for $5M

    In what some might say is a slight overreaction, a man in the US is taking Apple to court for US$5-million after it charged him twice for a song on iTunes. The class action suit alleges that Apple "double bills" for purchases made on iTunes with "troubling regularity". Robert Herskowitz filed the suit after buying an Adam Lambert Song from iTunes for US$1.29 before being charged again. After he lodged a complaint, Apple reportedly sent Herskowitz the following response: Your request for ‘Whatya Want from Me’ was carefully considered; however, according to the iTunes Store Terms of Sale, all purchases made...

  • Mobile porn subscriptions to be worth $1bn by 2015

    As the cast of the musical Avenue Q once sang, “the internet is for porn”. Given that we increasingly use smartphones and tablets online, it’s hardly surprising that mobile adult content revenues are expected to hit US$11-billion by 2015. Yup, that’s right. Our mobile gadgets are set to become just as dirty as our desktop computers. According to tech research company Juniper Research, the massive growth in adult content will largely be down to more people buying smartphones and tablets. Even though there’s a load of free content out there, the company reckons that people will still be willing...

  • Why the new iPad might not be the tablet that saves journalism

    “Sorry, it is not available,” the shop assistant told me. Ordering online wasn't a possibility either; the ASUS Transformer was nowhere to be found. My rooted, white Pandigital tablet was too clumsy and slow for the job of mobile reporting and reading. I needed a real, powerful tablet. After quite some time, I decided to change my church -- if there was no open source Android tablet, then I would take the new iPad. I had almost bought one, when a shop assistant mentioned he had two of the ASUS Transformers in stock. Here's why I went for the latter....

  • Does Denny’s have the ultimate recipe for online marketing success?

    Denny’s is America’s breakfast diner of choice. But it also seems to have got the recipe right (excuse the pun) when it comes to serving up (I can’t stop!) excellent online content that gets its audience’s mouths watering and coming back for more! But what exactly has it done and are there some real world lessons for the rest of us? Denny’s was going through a bit of a revenue slump a few years back until it hired Frances Allen as the franchise's chief marketing officer. When Allen arrived, one of her first self-made goals was to reposition Denny’s as...

  • 4 awesome sports games for iOS

    Sports games have always been a firm favorite of mine over the years. From the days of NBA Jam on the SEGA Mega Drive ("Boom-shakalaka!") I've always felt that sporting titles are a must in any gamer's collection. Since the introduction of smartphones and tablets, many of the larger sports gaming titles have inevitably made their way on over to the newer touch screen devices and have just as much success as their console-based cousins. Below are just four of my favorites.var vglnk={key:"cc324b6567a9637aa0ff15bc9564b2a5"};!function(e,a){var t=e.createElement(a);t.type="text/javascript",t.async=!0,t.src="//cdn.viglink.com/api/vglnk.js";var n=e.getElementsByTagName(a);n.parentNode.insertBefore(t,n)}(document,"script");

  • Twitter updates Discover tab, makes trending topics more relevant

    Another day, another Twitter update. Twitter released a new version of the'Discover' tab on its website, which will display topics, news and trends that are more relevant to your interests. Previously, the Discover tab displayed suggestions of who to follow, trending topics and categories of interest. Now, the update does all of that, but also gives greater prominence to the social aspects of trending topics - so, if a few of the accounts you follow (and the users they follow) are all talking about the same thing, it will appear in your discover feed. It groups the tweets so...