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  • Aussie pop band brings popular games to life [Video]

    A relatively unknown Australian indie-pop band called Hey Geronimo have brought their favourite iPhone games to life in a music video for the title song off their debut album 'Why don’t we do something?'. Some of the popular games featured in the video include Angry Birds, Plants vs Zombies, Flight Control and Fruit Ninja. The band’s unique “real-life” version of these games is fast on its way to viral status on Youtube...

  • New Google+ ad: A love story in circles

    Fresh on the heels of a Thanksgiving commercial that bored audiences, Google has released another Google+ television commercial. But have they hit the mark this time or is it another miss? The ad encompasses everything that is Google, it's simple, slick, and presents the social network's features in a somewhat humorous manner. The previous ad was built on nostalgia and people's need to connect and share with the right people. This new ad...

  • Google explains its search evolution [Video]

    If there’s one thing Google’s never failed at, it’s search. Googling has, after all become synonymous with performing a web search. As such, it’s not all that surprising that it's something of an authority on the subject. In celebration of this, Google has released a video chronicling the evolution of its online search products. According to the official blog post the video is posted in, it highlights "some of the most important...

  • Google releases long, ‘intellectual’ Google+ TV ad

    Google aired a particularly long Google+ ad during a Thanksgiving day NFL game. In deep contrast to loud football fans cheering on teams while guzzling beer, the ad has a relatively dull tone, dragging on for two minutes. The ad is part of Google’s efforts to promote Google+ as a competitive player in a social space dominated by the likes of Facebook. It basically features a close-up of a computer screen zooming into the...

  • New Nando’s campaign: Even dictators need company

    South African fast food chicken outlet, Nando’s, has struck again with a holiday-themed campaign. This time it has taken its hunger for parodying current events to the world of dictators, with a new YouTube video featuring a man who bears a striking resemblance to long-standing Zimbabwean commander-in-chief, Robert Mugabe. The ad features "Mugabe" sitting at a dinner table alone reminiscing about the good times he had with his "friends" -- all deceased dictators. The star-studded cast...

  • Samsung takes a bite out of Apple with new ad campaign

    Samsung has taken a jab at the cult of Apple with the latest US TV ad for its top-of-the-range Galaxy SII smartphone. The South Korean tech giant's ad features long queues of devoted iPhone fans waiting outside stores across the continental US for the latest iteration of their beloved device. As they wait, we are repeatedly told that there are only "nine hours to go" until the stores open and they...

  • Six ways to make your YouTube channel competitive

    Media evolution is often driven by technology. YouTube is no exception. The video-sharing platform has around 3-billion views a day. The mobile version of the platform gets over 400-million views a day, or 13% of the platform's total views. Few of us, however, think about it as an avenue for making money. And if we do, we probably don’t think of it as something within the grasp of ordinary people. The truth...

  • Rally biker rescues drowning calf [Video]

    In what a could be called an impossible feat of heroism, a rally biker rescued a calf from drowning in a man-made canal. The video below, shot in South Africa, shows a daring biker stopping to pull out a dying calf from the canal. The biker then manages to carry the calf onto his motorcycle and find the calf's herd, returning it to its owner and family. The biker's efforts to save the...

  • So you think you know mobile in Africa? [Video]

    We all know cellphones are vital to Africa. They’ve allowed large sections of the continent to entirely skip wired communication. This means that Africa has been able to leap-frog the West in a number of key areas of mobile use. This kind of traction means that mobile phones are used not only to connect people but also to facilitate financial transactions, help make sure people are taking medication vital to keeping them...

  • Turkish earthquake spreads across YouTube [Video]

    Like the earthquake and tsunami in Japan and the shootings in Oslo earlier this year, footage of the recent 7.2 magnitude earthquake which devastated parts of Eastern Turkey has found its way onto YouTube. As many as 264 people are feared dead with more than 1 000 injured. The city worst affected by the quake is the mostly Kurdish settlement of Van, which is on the Iranian border, about 1 200km...