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Riaan Sunny
Publisher Hosted Programmatic Guaranteed (PHPG)

The digital team at IOL are exploring the latest products and services within the programmatic space and here is yet another one that buyers within the digital industry can squeeze further value-for-money from...

By Riaan Sunny, Issued by Independent Media 20 Feb 2018

Who benefits from using a plagiarism checker?
Who benefits from using a plagiarism checker?

A plagiarism online checker verifies whether a passage of text is original or a copy of something already online. Who can use a service like this and how does it help them?...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 14 Feb 2018

Google takes on Snapchat with its own 'Stories' format
Google takes on Snapchat with its own 'Stories' format

PARIS, France - Google launched its own "stories" format on Tuesday to compete with Snapchat and Instagram with image-driven news articles aimed at mobile phone and tablet users...

14 Feb 2018

#Newsmaker: Brendan Cooper talks internal communications
#Newsmaker: Brendan Cooper talks internal communications

Ex-Sports Illustrated editor and Heat magazine editorial director, Brendan Cooper now heads up New Media's internal communications division...

By Jessica Tennant 14 Feb 2018

Brent Spilkin and Vega introduce WTF, new course for freelancers
Brent Spilkin and Vega introduce WTF, new course for freelancers

South Africans are three times more likely to freelance than their global counterparts, but the freelance movement is not a millennial movement, says Brent Spilkin, also known as 'Spillly', author of What the Freelance...

By Jessica Tennant 13 Feb 2018

#StartupStory: Playbook
#StartupStory: Playbook

Playbook is a web-based platform that simplifies the creative procurement process by making sure SA creatives and artists 'play by the book' in terms of bookings, performances or commissions...

By Jessica Tennant 8 Feb 2018

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Biotech billionaire buys Los Angeles Times

Billionaire physician and investor Patrick Soon-Shiong agreed on Wednesday to buy the Los Angeles Times, in a move aimed at reviving the fortunes of the newspaper amid recent turmoil...

8 Feb 2018

Inma report: The emerging value of content
Inma report: The emerging value of content

According to a new Inma report, news media companies are discovering the emerging value of content to create data-infused reader-based business models that are impacting corporate cultures and audience relationships...

7 Feb 2018

Charles Murito, country manager of Google Kenya |
Google Kenya's Charles Murito on digital advertising and the age of assistance

Google SA hosted a media event earlier this week to bring media practitioners across Africa up to speed on the latest technological advancements in the digital advertising space, focusing on Google Ads in particular...

By Jessica Tennant 7 Feb 2018

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YouTube labels state-sponsored news as rules tighten

YouTube began labeling news broadcasts that get government money as it vowed to be stricter about content at the globally popular online video-sharing service...

5 Feb 2018

Facebook booming even as time spent on it drops
Facebook booming even as time spent on it drops

SAN FRANCISCO, US - Facebook on Wednesday reported a big jump in profits even though people are spending less time on the world's biggest social network...

2 Feb 2018

Winners of the SAMIP Innovation Challenge announced
Winners of the SAMIP Innovation Challenge announced

Nine organisations, startups and nonprofits have been selected as winners of the South Africa Media Innovation Program's (SAMIP) first Innovation Challenge...

31 Jan 2018

BizFin Focus 2018 - Attract more interest
BizFin Focus 2018 - Attract more interest

Find out how to invest in your company's presence on the biggest multi-industry B2B news website in Africa and attract more interest from 328,000 decision-maker audiences across 18 industry sectors...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 25 Jan 2018

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Facebook to let users rank 'trust' in news sources

SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook announced it will ask its two billion users to rank their trust in news sources, in its latest attempt to combat the spread of misinformation on the social network...

23 Jan 2018

Journalists protest Philippine move to close news website
Journalists protest Philippine move to close news website

MANILA - Philippine journalists took to the streets Friday in support of a news website facing state-enforced closure, accusing President Rodrigo Duterte of trampling on press freedom...

22 Jan 2018

Riaan Sunny
Get better return from your advertising spend

Independent Online provides a brand safe environment for advertisers and agencies...

By Riaan Sunny, Issued by Independent Media 19 Jan 2018

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Facebook, Twitter, YouTube pressed over terror content

WASHINGTON - Terrorists and hate groups continue to get their propaganda onto social media platforms despite efforts by Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube to shut them down, a US Senate panel heard on Wednesday...

19 Jan 2018

Facebook agrees to widen probe of Brexit vote fake news
Facebook agrees to widen probe of Brexit vote fake news

LONDON - British lawmakers probing possible Russian interference in the Brexit referendum revealed on Wednesday that Facebook had agreed to broaden its own investigation into fake news around the vote, after the social media platform's initial efforts drew criticism...

19 Jan 2018

Indian Spice consolidates its growth
Indian Spice consolidates its growth

Twenty Seventeen bows out, capping the most successful year yet for Indian community website Indian Spice...

Issued by ACME Digital 17 Jan 2018

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Facebook move will play out in long-term: analysts

NEW YORK - Facebook's move to highlight posts from friends and family over those from brands and publications follows months of turmoil for the social network and will result in lower advertising revenue - at least in the short-term, analysts said...

15 Jan 2018

C.S.A. forms content partnership between The Wire and Independent Media
C.S.A. forms content partnership between The Wire and Independent Media

Talent and communications agency Celebrity Services Africa today announced a content partnership between its online entertainment portal The Wire and Independent Media...

11 Jan 2018

Letting the sun shine in...
#BehindtheSelfie with... Jamie Matroos

This week, we go behind the selfie with Jamie Matroos, deputy editor at Design Indaba...

By Leigh Andrews 10 Jan 2018

CPJ announces press oppressors' awards amid Trump's fake news awards
CPJ announces press oppressors' awards amid Trump's fake news awards

As US President Donald Trump announces his "fake media" awards, the CPJ names its global press oppressors - world leaders who use rhetoric, legal action, and censorship to try to silence their critics...

9 Jan 2018

Marcus von Geyso and Diogo Mendonça
#BizTrends2018: Today's kids will never know...

If you've seen the hilarious tweets accompanying the hashtag, #TodaysKidsWillNeverKnow, throwing back to the days of playing 'Snake' on a Nokia 3310 or walking around with a portable CD player stuffed in your backpack, you probably laughed, right before thinking, "Damn, I feel old."...

By Diogo Mendonça and Marcus von Geyso 8 Jan 2018

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France's Macron vows fake news law, eyeing Russia

French President Emmanuel Macron announced plans on Wednesday for legislation to stop fake news spreading online in the run-up to elections, in a veiled reference to Moscow-backed RT and Sputnik...

4 Jan 2018

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OSF reflects on 15 global celebrated news stories in 2017

Drawn from a selection of 15 global and regional journalism awards, a report curated by the Open Society Foundations Program's (OSF) Independent Journalism Programme provides an inspiring selection of storytelling, investigative techniques, collaborative enterprises and fearless reporting against all odds...

25 Dec 2017

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Fewer journalists die in line of duty

This year, 81 journalists lost their lives around the globe " a drop from 120 last year, the International Press Institute said...

21 Dec 2017

Maditla is relishing her new role as Design Indaba editor-in-chief.
#DesignIndaba2018: Telling stories about purpose-led design

To many 'Design Indaba' is simply founder Ravi Naidoo, but there's a huge team behind the scenes. Meet editor-in-chief Neo Maditla, looking to make the Design Indaba website as popular year-round as the annual Festival...

By Leigh Andrews 15 Dec 2017

Google announces top South African searches for 2017
Google announces top South African searches for 2017

Google has announced the results of its 2017 Year in Search, offering a unique perspective on the year's major moments and top trends based on searches conducted in South Africa...

13 Dec 2017

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