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Episode 98: FastCompany SA magazine, The Lean Startup methodology and Buying Cutomers with Brad Suga

Date: 18 Jul 2014
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Episode 97: MTN Business App Awards and measurability of ad campaigns.

Date: 10 Jul 2014
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Episode 96: IAB South Africa – what is coming next?

Date: 4 Jul 2014
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Wall Street Journal takes computers offline after hacking

WASHINGTON, US: The Wall Street Journal took some of its computers housing news graphics offline after they were hacked, publisher Dow Jones & Co said.

24 Jul 2014 10:12


Nokia hurts Microsoft revenues

NEW YORK, USA: Microsoft said its profits took a hit from its newly acquired Nokia phone division but that revenues got a strong lift from cloud services.

23 Jul 2014 09:35


Apple's profits of $7.7bn in June quarter

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: - Apple reported that its quarterly profit climbed with strong iPhone demand, but a decline in its iPad tablet sales put a damper on its results.

23 Jul 2014 09:19


Android app pirates face prosecution

SAN FRANCISCO, US: prosecutors released indictments against six people suspected of collectively pirating millions of applications tailored for Android-powered mobile devices.

22 Jul 2014 10:24


Facebook update lets users save 'stuff'

SAN FRANCISCO, US: A software update to Facebook will allow people to save online titbits such as links to consider more thoroughly later, when time permits.

22 Jul 2014 10:04


Microsoft closes Xbox Entertainment Studios

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Microsoft, caught-up in a battle to restructure its business, has confirmed that its studio devoted to original television programs for Xbox consoles will be closed.

21 Jul 2014 08:19


Facebook tests 'buy' button on some pages

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Facebook said it is testing a feature that lets users make purchases online by simply pressing an on-screen "Buy" button.

21 Jul 2014 08:05


E-book subscription deal from Amazon

NEW YORK, USA: US online company Amazon has unveiled a Netflix-style subscription plan for unlimited access to e-books and audio books.

21 Jul 2014 07:43


Why are investors putting money into Yo?

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: A messaging app that allows users to send the word "Yo" to friends has discovered newfound fame and fortune.

21 Jul 2014 07:15


Google's profit of $3.42bn in three months

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Google reported its quarterly profit rose to $3.42bn and revenue climbed to $16bn for the year, an increase of 22%.

18 Jul 2014 11:06


Reorganisation sees Microsoft axe 18,000 jobs

NEW YORK, USA: Microsoft said it would axe 18,000 jobs from its global workforce over the next year, the majority coming from the integration of Nokia bought by it earlier this year.

18 Jul 2014 08:38


What makes the Midas Awards unique

NEW YORK CITY, US: 2014 Midas Awards: Interview with Alisun Armstrong, Executive Director, Midas Awards World's Best Advertising.

18 Jul 2014 08:13


Apple, IBM to work together building business apps

NEW YORK, USA: Apple and IBM unveiled a "landmark" partnership in an attempt to win over business customers by offering iPhones and iPads that are specially tailored for enterprise users.

16 Jul 2014 10:02


Microsoft gets more ads than Yahoo

NEW YORK, USA: Microsoft is expected to overtake Yahoo this year in digital advertising revenues, a research firm, eMarketer says, adding that this is a setback for Yahoo's efforts to transform itself.

16 Jul 2014 09:33


Sotheby's join eBay to offer online sales of art, collectibles

NEW YORK, USA: - Online company eBay and the renowned auction house Sotheby's have jointly announced a partnership for online sales of art and collectibles.

15 Jul 2014 06:54


US snooped on Muslim-American leaders: report

WASHINGTON, US: The FBI and National Security Agency monitored the emails of prominent Muslim-American activists, academics and a political candidate, according to a report co-authored by journalist Glenn Greenwald.

11 Jul 2014 12:23


Non-profit groups look to Google Glass

SAN FRANCISCO, US: Five nonprofit groups got word on Wednesday that Google will help them fulfill visions of using the technology titan's Internet-linked Glass eyeware to do good.

10 Jul 2014 12:37


Verizon data queries nearly 150,000 in 2014

WASHINGTON, US: US telecom giant Verizon said Tuesday it received nearly 150,000 requests for customer data from US law enforcement agencies in the first half of 2014.

10 Jul 2014 09:33


Tablets to overtake PCs by 2015: survey

WASHINGTON, US: Tablet computers will outsell personal computers by 2015 globally in another sign of the shifting tech landscape, a survey showed on Monday.

8 Jul 2014 13:05


Extensive use of Twitter bad for marriages

WASHINGTON, USA: Extensive Twitter use can lead to conflicts and have other damaging effects on marriages and romantic relationships according to an American study.

7 Jul 2014 06:21


MozCon is coming. Be there!

SEATTLE, US: MozCon 2014, a premier marketing conference, takes place at the Washington State Convention Centre (WSCC), Seattle, 14-16 July.

By Lisa Hallgren 4 Jul 2014 11:09


Concerns over possible 'censorship' of the internet

WASHINGTON, USA: The future of an open Internet faces threats from government crackdowns, and "balkanization" resulting from growing concerns over broad electronic surveillance, a survey of experts showed.

4 Jul 2014 09:50


Facebook buys LiveRail video advertising firm

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Facebook announced a deal to buy online video advertising technology company LiveRail but did not disclose how much money it had paid.

3 Jul 2014 09:39


Microsoft improves Outlook mail security

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Microsoft says it is scrambling Outlook email messages in transit to thwart spying by governments or other organisations.

2 Jul 2014 09:49


Midas Awards for The World's Best Financial Advertising: 2014 call for entries; unveils Midas Brand Report

NEW YORK CITY, US: The 2014 Midas Awards honouring the World's Best Financial Advertising is now open for entries.

2 Jul 2014 09:08


Supercomputer starts churning out recipes

WASHINGTON, USA: Putting a chef's hat on its Watson supercomputer, IBM and the magazine Bon Appetit unveiled a new initiative that seeks to use Big Data for gastronomy.

2 Jul 2014 07:17


Twitter buys mobile advertising firm Tap Commerce

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Twitter announced it will buy mobile advertising firm Tap Commerce to bolster money-making tools at the popular one-to-many messaging service.

2 Jul 2014 07:02


Malware aimed at disrupting US and Europe's energy supplies

WASHINGTON, USA: Cyber-attackers, possibly even state sponsored, have been targeting energy operations in the United States and Europe since 2011 and were capable of causing significant damage, security researchers have claimed.

1 Jul 2014 09:10


More than a billion posts on Facebook for World Cup

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Facebook said that the World Cup has kicked up more action at the leading social network than any other event in history.

1 Jul 2014 08:41


Low-cost smartphone coming from Google

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Google is working on a low-cost smartphone aimed at emerging markets as part of an initiative called Android One.

30 Jun 2014 11:19

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