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Episode 106: Spree partners with NEXT UK and Lauren Fleiser chats about Trutrepreneur

Date: 19 Sep 2014
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Date: 12 Sep 2014
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Date: 5 Sep 2014
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OOH: the valuable real estate of the future
OOH: the valuable real estate of the future

Out of Home (OOH) will be one of the last mediums where the consumer does not have a choice of exposure...

By Danette Breitenbach 2 Oct 2014 10:25

Is your phone or tablet illegally imported? - Doogee South Africa
Is your phone or tablet illegally imported?

There are many individuals/companies that are selling smartphones and tablets illegally in South Africa. These products are not ICASA approved and it is against the law to sell any electronic devices that transmit/receive any type of broadcast without the official ICASA certification...

Issued by Doogee South Africa 2 Oct 2014 09:49

Digital marketing's social media and SEO - What you need to know
Digital marketing's social media and SEO - What you need to know

Digital marketing is an indispensable part of most brands' marketing mix today. This is reflected in South African digital marketing expenditure, which according to PwC's research, will reach R3.7bn in 2017...

By Stephen Sandmann 2 Oct 2014 08:42

Don't forget about SMS
Don't forget about SMS

With the proliferation of BBM and Whatsapp, it's easy to imagine that instant messaging is overtaking SMS. But this perception can be halted due to one simple statistic...

By Charles Stretch 27 Sep 2014 07:50

Jayson O’Reilly
Protecting the mobile workforce

Not too long ago, many organisations were dismissing the bring your own device (BYOD) phenomenon as being of no consequence...

By Jayson O'Reilly 26 Sep 2014 09:27

Health campaign communicates to women in fitting rooms
Health campaign communicates to women in fitting rooms

To reach its target audience of women in the Western Cape over 15 years of age, the provincial department of health used Primedia Unlimited's Fitting Exposure and mobile to message its target of a 75% reduction in the maternal death rate by 2015...

25 Sep 2014 08:58

Richard Firth
Developers need to gear up for a multi-device world

In 2012, Google published the results of its Multi-Screen World Study, which showed 90% of all media interactions are screen-based. More importantly, the research showed that users are learning to use multiple devices...

By Richard Firth 23 Sep 2014 15:21

New Windows Phone app makes payments simple
New Windows Phone app makes payments simple

For the first time in South Africa, Windows Phone users, alongside iOS, Android, BlackBerry and Nokia Ovi users, are now able to purchase prepaid electricity and airtime online and on their phone...

23 Sep 2014 08:28

Andrew Lanning
Here's why nobody is downloading your app and how to fix this

So you've got your app, you're proud of the design, the app works on every device you've tested it on, and there seems to be no competition in the market your app is playing in. Nothing can go wrong, right?

By Andrew Lanning 23 Sep 2014 06:04

Relaunch of Hello Johannesburg, plus new app
Relaunch of Hello Johannesburg, plus new app

The Hello Johannesburg magazine has been relaunched, together with new website and mobile app, GoHello...

22 Sep 2014 09:12

Mitchell Barker
Voice Recording via VoIP

"Please note that this call may be recorded..." That message is all too familiar to anyone who has ever called a business before.

By Mitchell Barker 19 Sep 2014 15:14

BlackBerry Z3 tours campuses, issues challenges
BlackBerry Z3 tours campuses, issues challenges

BlackBerry will take its new Z3 smartphone on a tour of South African university campuses. In an ultimate test of its smartphone battery, the company will host res vs res power-up campus challenges to prove that it cannot be beaten.

19 Sep 2014 07:56

Quirk wins Gold Smarties accolade in mobile innovation - Quirk
Quirk wins Gold Smarties accolade in mobile innovation

At this year's Standard Bank MMA Smarties Awards show selected countries hosted localised award shows. This meant that 2014 would be the first year that South African mobile innovators would go head-to-head with their submissions...

By Keenan Mulvaney, Issued by Quirk 18 Sep 2014 12:37

info4africa and Always Active release health information app - AAT - Always Active Technologies
info4africa and Always Active release health information app

National health and well-being referral network, info4africa, has released a mobile database app, in collaboration with Always Active Technologies (AAT) and Geekulcha...

Issued by AAT - Always Active Technologies 18 Sep 2014 11:03

New MSN designed for a mobile, cloud-first world
New MSN designed for a mobile, cloud-first world

The new MSN in South Africa is designed from the ground up, combining premium content from the world's leading media outlets with personal productivity tools that help users do more...

18 Sep 2014 08:35

MTN bumps up its loan facilities
MTN bumps up its loan facilities

Major telecommunications company MTN has dramatically increased its borrowing ability‚ fuelling analysts' speculation that an acquisition may be on the cards.

By Samuel Mungadze 17 Sep 2014 10:37

Visual platforms, owned by competing giants of social media, grow fastest in SA
Visual platforms, owned by competing giants of social media, grow fastest in SA

South Africa's fastest rising social networks are visual platforms owned by competing giants of social media. Fuseware and World Wide Worx released these and other findings of the SA Social Media Landscape 2015 study...

17 Sep 2014 08:57

Awards for turning the mobile phone into a 'sell' phone - Mobitainment
Awards for turning the mobile phone into a 'sell' phone

The simple mobile phone was an indispensable tool for Mobitainment's award-winning Boxer Super Shopper Show - as it recently walked away with three awards at the Standard Bank Mobile Marketing Association's Smarties SA Awards...

Issued by Mobitainment 16 Sep 2014 12:25

What caller ID are you allowed to display?
What caller ID are you allowed to display?

It is not uncommon for customers in this day and age to connect to several telephone networks simultaneously, for example Telkom and a VoIP provider...

12 Sep 2014 14:11

Pond's takes bronze at inaugural SA Smarties - Gorilla
Pond's takes bronze at inaugural SA Smarties

Pond's flawless radiance 7 Day Challenge campaign earned a bronze at the inaugural South African Smarties awards on Wednesday, held at Randlords during the Mobile Web Africa conference...

Issued by Gorilla 12 Sep 2014 10:55

New retail app developed by local startup Beaconeye
New retail app developed by local startup Beaconeye

A new retail app, Piing, developed by local start up Beaconeye uses iBeacon technology to engage customers directly through their mobile devices, while in-store or nearby, using Bluetooth Smart tech...

12 Sep 2014 10:14

The Standard Bank MMA Smarties Awards announces winners - Mobile Marketing Association
The Standard Bank MMA Smarties Awards announces winners

The winners of the inaugural Smarties Awards, showcasing South African mobile and integrated success stories, were announced at an event held in Johannesburg...

Issued by Mobile Marketing Association 11 Sep 2014 11:38

Private Property launches an Android app - Private Property
Private Property launches an Android app

Private Property aims to further its market reach following the launch of its Android app - a move prompted by the successful iPhone app that the property portal recently brought to consumers...

Issued by Private Property 11 Sep 2014 09:16

World Publishing Expo holds 7th Tablet & App Summit
World Publishing Expo holds 7th Tablet & App Summit

The World Publishing Expo will hold the 7th Tablet & App Summit as one of its three premium conferences to be held in Amsterdam next month...

10 Sep 2014 13:53

Safeguarding against an Apple iCloud hack
Safeguarding against an Apple iCloud hack

In August, anonymous users of infamous forum 4chan leaked nude photos of several female celebrities. They claimed they had had access to those pictures, and some videos, via hacking iCloud accounts. One 4chan user requested bitcoin or monetary donations to a PayPal account before releasing more images and videos of over 100 celebrities.

By Guillaume Lovet 10 Sep 2014 12:50

Apple's first phablet to play catch-up in a challenging market - TNS South Africa
Apple's first phablet to play catch-up in a challenging market

Apple's iPhone 6 faces challenging launch conditions as it responds to the global growth of phablets. The brand, which has historically enjoyed a first-mover advantage, is playing catch-up in an established - and increasingly populated - phablet market...

Issued by TNS South Africa 10 Sep 2014 11:15

Dawie Botes
Mobile banking ... what's next?

During this last decade or so with mobile banking, we've seen a major shift in focus with regards to how banking customers interact with their banks...

By Dawie Botes 10 Sep 2014 05:52

Oju Afro Emoticons launch on MXit
Oju Afro Emoticons launch on MXit

Oju, Africa's first black character lifestyle brand with a global appeal has launched on Mxit. This enables almost 5 million Mxit users currently active in South Africa to...

9 Sep 2014 09:19

Facebook reaches a landmark 100-million users in Africa through mobile
Facebook reaches a landmark 100-million users in Africa through mobile

Thanks to mobile connectivity, half of Africa's 200-million internet users were accessing Facebook on a monthly basis in June 2014...

By Staff Reporter 9 Sep 2014 07:52

Pond's shortlisted for Smarties Award - Gorilla
Pond's shortlisted for Smarties Award

Gorilla's long-time client and marketing partner, Pond's, is one of 17 nominees shortlisted for a Smarties South Africa award, and the only submission to be shortlisted in the Messaging category...

Issued by Gorilla 8 Sep 2014 12:50

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