3 key reasons Facebook won’t be releasing a phone any time soon

facebook phone Analysts do what analysts do, they analyse and project but mostly speculate, and before you point out that that’s obvious, let me highlight all the rumours and half-baked stories about the recent employment of former iPhone hardware and software engineers by Facebook. The buzz and speculation amongst the analyst community is that finally, as Facebook is now public and needs to bolster its revenue making operations, it will have to come out with a Facebook phone. Tons of clever reasoning and ...

Advertising & Marketing, Social media

6 golden rules for ensuring your social campaign has a great digital footprint

Digital Footprint Believe it or not, if you want your social media campaign to be successful, it is crucial that you understand that everything you do online is public. Every blog post, every tweet, and every update adds to the total sum of your "digital footprint" and your reputation online. If you are new to the open and connected world of social media, always try to put your best foot forward when posting or sharing something online. Your digital footprint is what you ...


All hail King Chrome: Google’s browser celebrates first month on top

google_chrome_by_eliasdesigner We saw it coming. Chrome's been destined to take the lead in the browser wars for some time now. A couple of weeks ago, it finally did -- ousting Microsoft's Internet Explorer along the way. It wasn't a mere blip on the radar either. According to StatCounter the good people at Googleplex can now celebrate being top of pops for a full month. For the full month of May according to data the company pulled from over 15-billion page views, Chrome ...


Alan Knott-Craig Jr: How I nearly missed out on buying Mxit

Africa In the first of a series of extracts from the opening chapter of his new book "Mobinomics", South African-based entrepreneur Alan Knott Craig Jr speaks about what it was about Mxit -- the massively popular youth-based social network he now owns -- that turned him into "an evangelist, an unpaid, unofficial ambassador for the network". He also offers a glimpse of the respect he has for the company's former owner Herman Heunis and how difficult it was to turn down ...

Google, News

Google wants the .lol domain name. Yes, really

icann haz domain name lolcat Haha. Sorry, but it seems that Google thinks that .lol has "interesting and creative potential" -- which is why the search giant has applied to have the domain registered with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). In a blog post, Vincent Cerf ('father of the internet' and Google's chief internet evangelist) said that the company had applied for a number of new domains -- including .google, .youtube and .docs -- as part of ICANN's open call for ...


Foursquare teases new maps, major redesign

Foursquare is changing. Okay, that might be a little dramatic, but it is promising a major redesign. The first of those changes is set to come in the form of a new maps feature. The company sent out a tweet, previewing the feature. Maps. There are many others like it, but this one is yours. The #allnew4sq is coming soon! bit.ly/L0fbOy— foursquare (@foursquare) May 31, 2012 The tweet came just a day after another one showing off the ...


Nando’s #Diversity campaign reminds South Africans they’re all foreigners

Popular fast food franchise, Nando's has launched a new campaign that plays on the issue of Xenophobia in South Africa. The campaign has Nando's teaming up with non-profit volunteer group, Cheesekids, to "create pop up soup kitchens" in parts of South Africa that have been affected by Xenophobia. The franchise says it aims to walk the talk in galvanising the message of creating "dialogue between the diverse". You too can volunteer to join our soup kitchens by visiting the Souperstars ...

Africa, Startup news

Major African VC network launches private investing tools

Venture Capital for Africa (VC4Africa), an online community of venture capitalists, angels and entrepreneurs, today announced the launch of new tools aimed at helping people raise funds for their startups. The network, which is dedicated to building business on the African continent, claims that the new tools make private investment easy, secure and social. It also says that they allow entrepreneurs to register their funding needs. These are then shared for investors, registered as part of the VC4Africa investor ...


Bing rolls out social search redesign, US gets it first

Someone's been a busy boy haven't they Microsoft? Just a day after launching the latest preview of Windows 8, the Redmond-based software giant rolled out its new social search function in the US. The new three column design sees social media feeds from sites like Facebook and Twitter incorporated into a new social side bar on search results pages. The bar includes relevant posts from people you’re following using your social accounts (assuming you’re signed in at the time), as ...


Reviewed: Epson MegaPlex Projector — 60″ HD glory

First thoughts: this thing's a goddamn monster. It's the size of two Xboxes squashed together, makes a hell of a noise when it's on and blinds you with its 3LCD display. But then I plug in my laptop via the HDMI port, run a copy 1080p copy of Tron: Legacy and everything's as right as rain. It's big, it's black, it's Epson's MegaPlex projector. To quote its full name, it's the Epson MegaPlex MG850HD Home Projector. I like to call it ...






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