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Leash tightens on SEO
Leash tightens on SEO

Following on the heels of the latest Panda update, Google announced the new Penguin update - both algorithmic changes that would quash websites that offer no real value to users who are searching for relevant, quality information.

20 Nov 2012

China's online censors prowl ahead of power handover

BEIJING - Author Jin Song is relishing the challenge of beating China's army of censors and posting comments online about the country's impending leadership change, the first in the social media era.

9 Nov 2012

Memes take Internet by storm in US election

WASHINGTON: Muppets are not normally associated with US politics but they popped up in this year's election campaign thanks to a popular culture phenomenon known as the meme, which has stormed the Internet.

9 Nov 2012

Neotel adds 30‚000 clients in six months to September
Neotel adds 30‚000 clients in six months to September

Telecommunications group Neotel has added 30‚000 new consumer clients in the six months to September‚ taking its total subscribers to 130‚000‚ it said on Wednesday. It grew enterprise customers by 18% to 2‚400 during the same period.

By Thabiso Mochiko 8 Nov 2012

What some idiots will do for 'fun'

The Twitter "troll" who became an online villain after several false tweets about the destruction of Hurricane Sandy has apologised and resigned from a Republican congressional campaign.

7 Nov 2012

Knives out for Telkom's Moholi
Knives out for Telkom's Moholi

The "revolving door for executives" at Telkom may next claim CEO Pinky Moholi, a Telkom veteran who was appointed to the helm last year.

5 Nov 2012

Carolyn Holgate
Demystifying the cloud

While much has been written, spoken and hyped about the cloud and cloud computing, the reality is that the cloud itself is not new. What is new is the growing realisation that the cloud can be a powerful business tool.

By Carolyn Holgate 5 Nov 2012

Abey Mokgwatsane
The four ways data changes business forever

If anything is about to transform the way marketing works, it's that four-letter word: data. Technological advancements that have made it possible for any brand and business to have authentic, meaningful relationships with consumers makes data all the more powerful and relevant.

By Abey Mokgwatsane 2 Nov 2012

Three new uncapped hosting products for SMMEs
Three new uncapped hosting products for SMMEs

Three new uncapped hosting packages for small businesses, home offices and personal websites have been launched by MWeb, including new features, enhancements and tools at competitive prices.

2 Nov 2012

Anne Scharlow
The 'certifiable' are running universal analytics on Google - a game changer in web analytics

Once a year the 'certifiable' meet just off Google's campus in Mountain View, San Francisco and share new developments with like-minded visionaries with a passion for the user journey and website optimisation through Google Analytics.

By Anne Scharlow 31 Oct 2012

Herschel Girls School goes wireless

Ruckus Wireless, together with 4th Dimension Technology, has installed a wireless infrastructure at Herschel Girls School, Cape Town. The wireless network is primarily used for Internet access by pupils and staff, but is also used to access files stored on the internal file system and allows the pupils to use network printers.

31 Oct 2012

Lex Faure
Mobile - the technology tsunami

No other development in the history of the world has caused so much change, in such a short time period, as the explosive growth of the mobile phone in general, and the smart phone in particular.

By Lex Faure 28 Oct 2012

RamsayMedia and Snapplify - mobilising with a new partnership
RamsayMedia and Snapplify - mobilising with a new partnership

RamsayMedia is set to expand its role in the digital space. A partnership with leading SA mobile solutions provider Snapplify will see the media house provide content, service and support though mobile apps developed by the award-winning tech start-up, which will also manage their hosting in app stores.

27 Oct 2012

Pule thanks outgoing Telkom board members
Pule thanks outgoing Telkom board members

Communications Minister Dina Pule has thanked the outgoing members of the Telkom Board of Directors for their contribution in turning around Telkom and for their service to the country.

25 Oct 2012

VoIP comes of age - business-grade quality, scalability and functionality
VoIP comes of age - business-grade quality, scalability and functionality

Organisations that still doubt the suitability of Voice over IP for business must have missed the final act, in which VoIP grows up, gets the girl and drives off into the sunset in smoking hot yet reliable wheels.

25 Oct 2012

Apps spark creative talents of developers

There is hardly anything you will not find an app for these days: from counting the amount of calories you consume to managing a job search while you are on the go.

22 Oct 2012

India on top of Sophos' Dirty Dozen report

Sophos has published its latest 'Dirty Dozen' report of spam-relaying countries for the third quarter of 2012. Since the previous quarter, India has grown its lead at the top of the hall of shame, and now relays 16.1% of all spam captured in SophosLabs's global network of spam traps.

19 Oct 2012

Appeal to curb hacking of Philippines websites

Hackers incensed by the Philippines' controversial cybercrime law have attacked government sites that deliver emergency information during natural disasters, an official said over the weekend.

15 Oct 2012

Facebook, Twitter more alluring than sex

A study arousing interest online found that checking Facebook or Twitter is more alluring than sex for most people immersed in Internet Age lifestyles.

15 Oct 2012

Facebook posts can be 'promoted' for a fee

Facebook has begun testing a new feature that would allow users to increase the visibility of their posts for a fee, in what appears to be a new bid to add more profitability to the social network.

11 Oct 2012

Swedish rape victim speaks out on Facebook

A Swedish girl struck a nerve Thursday after publishing a video on Facebook about her rape by a friend five years her senior, a day after he was sent to prison for two years.

11 Oct 2012

Nokia may sell its Helsinki head office

HELSINKI - Struggling Finnish mobile phone manufacturer Nokia might sell its headquarters on the outskirts of Helsinki, a senior company official said on Wednesday.

11 Oct 2012

US blocks online fraud schemes linked to India

WASHINGTON - US officials on Wednesday said they shut down a series of so-called technology support scams, mostly operating from India, which tricked consumers into paying to clean their computers of bogus virus infections.

11 Oct 2012

NATIVE Mobile Report highlights some NB industry issues
NATIVE Mobile Report highlights some NB industry issues

The latest issue of the NATIVE Mobile Report covers some important industry events - including the launch of iPhone 5 and the release of iOS6, the Loeries and the 4G race that is hotting up in SA.

10 Oct 2012

Chris Moerdyk
Why isn't wi-fi free?

There are two definite trends taking place in the world today and its going to be interesting to see which of those ends up being the most successful.

By Chris Moerdyk: @chrismoerdyk 10 Oct 2012

Police say Facebook won't remove 'murder page'

SYDNEY - Australian police said on Monday that social media site Facebook had refused to take down a page containing offensive material about the man accused of murdering Irish woman Jill Meagher.

9 Oct 2012

Africa's IT industry gearing up toward the clouds as summit launches into day one

The 3rd annual Cloud and Virtualisation Summit Africa is taking place in Sandton, Johannesburg, from 10 to 11 October. The event is aimed at business and technology leaders who need to understand how cloud computing and virtualisation is fundamentally transforming the way in which we think about, acquire and use computing resources.

Issued by Kinetic Events 9 Oct 2012

Digital revolution hits Northern Cape
Digital revolution hits Northern Cape

It was a historic day for the Northern Cape on Wednesday, when the province became the first in the country to enjoy the digital revolution with the launch of the demonstration of digital migration technology.

4 Oct 2012

Facebook denies private messages are made public
Facebook denies private messages are made public

The French government on Tuesday summoned Facebook managers to explain rumours that some users' privacy had been breached with private messages posted publicly on the social network.

4 Oct 2012

Vodacom cuts international call rates
Vodacom cuts international call rates

Shameel Joosub‚ the chief exeuctive of Vodacom‚ announced international price reductions‚ the launch of high speed fourth generation (4G) network‚ and the possible extension of its financial services products as well as other value added services.

By Thabiso Mochiko 4 Oct 2012

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