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Walking the talk: do we really understand social business? 27 Aug 2013 | 01:00 pm

I recently attended the Social Business Africa 2013 conference put together by communications agency Cerebra, social business platform WyseTalk and banking giant Nedbank. While I was sitting there bei...

The ANN7 debacle: 5 startup lessons from South Africa’s latest news channel 27 Aug 2013 | 12:49 pm

South Africa’s latest 24-hour news channel, ANN7, has provided a lot of ammunition for the internet the last couple of weeks. It’s launch was nothing short of disastrous with Teleprompter and anchor m...

‘Dots’ review: Tetris for hipsters or the best puzzler ever made? 27 Aug 2013 | 12:33 pm

Dots, an insanely simple and addictive game by Playdots, Inc is the best puzzler since Tetris. It’s available for Android and iOS and there is no reason that you shouldn’t get it. It’s free, and there...

Life after Google Reader: yes, Feedly is still winning 27 Aug 2013 | 12:18 pm

Wondering who’s benefiting from a world without Google Reader? It seem the answer is fairly clear: Feedly. The RSS reader took an early lead once Google announced it was sun setting its own product, g...

Microsoft to unveil financial future on 19 September, won’t let press in 27 Aug 2013 | 12:15 pm

Everyone’s curious about what financial path Microsoft will choose to take over the next few years, even more so after CEO Steve Ballmer announced his retirement late last week. And while we’ll all be...

Is your life ‘powered by the web’? Google could give you $25k 27 Aug 2013 | 12:10 pm

Okay so you spend a lot of time on the web, but does it actually power your life? If the answer is “yes, holy heck yes!” then Google might just have US$25 000 for you. The internet giant is calling en...

Google looking to add Swahili, Igbo, Zulu to Translate roster 27 Aug 2013 | 12:10 pm

Google is looking to add a number of African languages, including Hausa, Igbo, Zulu and Swahili to Google Translate. A post on Google Africa’s Google+ page shows that it’s looking for volunteers to he...

This is what you look like when you won’t get off your smartphone 27 Aug 2013 | 12:00 pm

If you own a smartphone, there’s a fairly good chance you’ve been guilty of allowing it to distract you from interacting with the people around you. Thing is, you’re usually so wrapped up in what you’...

Facebook launches new photo colab feature 27 Aug 2013 | 12:00 pm

This is an idea so obviously good that you’ve got to wonder why it took Facebook so long to come up with it. The social networking giant has unveiled a new feature that allows up to 50 people to colla...

The man who missed the boat: how do we judge Steve Ballmer’s legacy? 26 Aug 2013 | 07:21 pm

Like so many big tech companies, Microsoft started out as just a couple of guys in a garage. Back in the 1970s Bill Gates and Paul Allen conceived a small start-up called Microsoft. The rest, as they ...

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