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Episode 162: Ravi Naidoo takes us through 21 years of Design Indaba - Part 1

Date: 11 Feb 2016
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SOUTH AFRICA

South Africa falls further in Economic Freedom rankings
South Africa falls further in Economic Freedom rankings

The Economic Freedom of the World: 2015 Annual Report shows that South Africa has dropped further in ranking to 96 out of the 157 countries and territories included in the report...

CANADA

The lost souls of organisations

CANADA

Struggling BlackBerry announces new round of layoffs
Struggling BlackBerry announces new round of layoffs

MONTREAL, CANADA: BlackBerry is laying off an unspecified number of workers around the world as the struggling smartphone manufacturer tries to make its device business profitable...

CANADA

Adultery website flirts with British stock market
Adultery website flirts with British stock market

TORONTO, CANADA: A website devoted to adultery is out to woo investors with a public offering of stock in Britain...

SOUTH AFRICA

Clarkson slips a gear
Clarkson slips a gear

NEWSWATCH: The BBC has fired Jeremy Clarkson from top-rated petrol-head show, Top Gear, reports The Daily Beast ...

CANADA

TV regulator relaxes minimum Canadian content rule
TV regulator relaxes minimum Canadian content rule

OTTAWA, CANADA: Canada's television regulator announced on Thursday an easing of rules requiring local broadcasters to show a minimum amount of Canadian-made programming...

SOUTH AFRICA

Female millennials are the most confident and ambitious of any female generation

CANADA

Naseem Javed
Monster HR now truly a global monster agency

TORONTO, CANADA: And why not ...because they deserve it...Monster HR just became the sole owner of master root of 'dot monster' top-level domain name...

By Naseem Javed

AFRICA

Jailed journos: Greste freed, now for Fahmy and Mohamed
Jailed journos: Greste freed, now for Fahmy and Mohamed

NEWSWATCH: CAIRO, EGYPT: With Peter Greste freed from jail in Cairo, efforts are now directed at getting his colleagues freed as well...

CANADA

Naseem Javed
The next global domain name-branding boom

TORONTO, CANADA: There are some million new cyber brands about to appear in global e-commerce, big or small they will skate all around the globe...

By Naseem Javed

EGYPT

Baa-a-d-d sheep... Egypt slammed for 'sham trial'
Baa-a-d-d sheep... Egypt slammed for 'sham trial'

NEWSWATCH: Three Al Jazeera journalists imprisoned in Egypt are to be retried. Their original trial (the 'evidence' included footage of sheep and horses) has been slammed as a sham by international media and the international community...

EGYPT

Egypt court to hear jailed Jazeera reporters' appeal
Egypt court to hear jailed Jazeera reporters' appeal

CAIRO, EGYPT: Egypt's top court hears an appeal today by three jailed Al-Jazeera journalists as expectations of their release grew amid a thawing of Cairo's ties with Qatar, the channel's base...

CANADA

Naseem Javed
Monster collision of 15 Monster Trends in 2015

No matter what your position, location or size of your operation, the following 15 trends start to collide and open up amazing and instant opportunities for you...

By Naseem Javed

CANADA

Snapchat and Facebook compared
Snapchat and Facebook compared

TORONTO, CANADA: We thought that comparing Snapchat and Facebook would be quite cool (infographic)...

By Lisa Hallgren

CANADA

Toronto Star to launch tablet edition next year
Toronto Star to launch tablet edition next year

OTTAWA, CANADA: Canada's largest circulation newspaper, Toronto Star, announced yesterday plans for a tablet edition in the new year, following in the footsteps of another major local newspaper.

UNITED KINGDOM

Social networks 'in denial' on extremist use: senior UK spy
Social networks 'in denial' on extremist use: senior UK spy

LONDON, UK: Social media sites have become "the command-and-control networks of choice for terrorists", the new head of Britain's electronic spying agency GCHQ says...

CANADA

Happy third birthday Snapchat (Infographic)
Happy third birthday Snapchat (Infographic)

As the MD of a digital marketing company, my time is spent mainly on studying all things online marketing.

By Lisa Hallgren

CANADA

BlackBerry's new phone targets business users
BlackBerry's new phone targets business users

OTTAWA, CANADA: BlackBerry has unveiled its newest smartphone with a full physical keyboard and a large screen and says it will return to its roots by targeting business users.

CANADA

Canada's Shomi to compete with Netflix
Canada's Shomi to compete with Netflix

MONTREAL CANADA: Two of Canada's largest cable companies teamed up to launch an online television service to compete with Netflix, amid fears of dwindling traditional television viewership.

CANADA

How to boost conversion rates
How to boost conversion rates

TORONTO, CANADA: For years, our company focused on getting more and more traffic to our clients' websites. (Infographic)

By Lisa Hallgren

CANADA

Robot hitchhikes across Canada
Robot hitchhikes across Canada

OTTAWA, CANADA: A chatty robot with an LED-lit smiley face was sent hitchhiking across Canada this summer as part of a social experiment and reached its final destination having covered several thousand kilometres on the road.

CANADA

Canada says China hacked science agency computers
Canada says China hacked science agency computers

OTTAWA, CANADA: Canada accuses China of hacking into the computers of its research and development arm, which Beijing strongly denied.

CANADA

BlackBerry buys Secusmart
BlackBerry buys Secusmart

OTTAWA, CANADA: Loss-making Canadian smartphone manufacturer, BlackBerry has bought German voice and data encryption and anti-eavesdropping firm Secusmart. Secusmart's customers include NATO, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and entire government.

CANADA

BlackBerry's Chief Executive John Chen says the company is on track to return to profitability. Image: BlackBerry Blogs
BlackBerry makes a small profit

MONTREAL, CANADA: Canadian smartphone company BlackBerry, under new leadership, announced a small profit in a surprising turnaround despite a huge drop in revenues.

CANADA

BlackBerry beefs up its message security
BlackBerry beefs up its message security

OTTAWA, CANADA: Canadian smartphone manufacturer BlackBerry announced the release of new "enhanced security" for its popular BBM messaging service, aiming to win back corporate users with high security needs such as banks.

UNITED STATES

Second annual global customer service survey: The findings
Second annual global customer service survey: The findings

INDIANAPOLIS, US: Research by global software provider Interactive Intelligence Inc reveal what customers look for in a great service experience.

CANADA

BlackBerry sells Canadian properties for Can$305m
BlackBerry sells Canadian properties for Can$305m

OTTAWA, CANADA: Smartphone manufacturer BlackBerry has sold most of its Canadian properties to San Francisco-based real estate investment firm Spear Street, for Can$305m (US$278m).

CANADA

Canada shuts tax filing website over 'Heartbleed' bug
Canada shuts tax filing website over 'Heartbleed' bug

OTTAWA, CANADA: Canada's tax agency shut its website on Wednesday (9 April) after warning that encrypted taxpayer data could be vulnerable to the "Heartbleed" bug.

CANADA

BlackBerry still bleeding with US423m loss
BlackBerry still bleeding with US423m loss

MONTREAL, CANADA: The struggling smartphone manufacturer BlackBerry reported a loss of US$423 million in the fourth quarter of its 2014 fiscal year, with revenues still falling.

CANADA

Naseem Javed
Rebellion in the Dotcom Kingdom

TORONTO, CANADA: Since the invention of the internet, suddenly the phrase 'dot com' became the single most powerful word of the century...

By Naseem Javed

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