The next big thing – Homegrown digital start-up Nexxr to hit it big?

Established by four Pretoria schoolboys, Nexxr is an on-line network for small e-commerce retailers, bloggers and others to share their company advertisements with the world at a fraction of the cost of traditional advertising.  For only $2.99 a month, registered users are able to share their ideas and promote their business worldwide. Mikhaeel Aboobaker, Cassim …

Blogged down – tips on how to make your blog stand out in a bloated blogosphere

Blogging has officially become a job. Formal employment.  A nine-to-five.  Not only can it win you popularity, get you free stuff, get you into parties or simply make you look cool, but people are now paid substantial amounts of money to include product in their posts, elevate company profiles, promote brand names and people.  Whether …

Technological development in Africa – a viable opportunity for philanthropy?

The impact of technology on social change across the continent cannot be denied.  Remote areas are well-served by the use of expanding internet coverage, may it be for business or pleasure.  Additionally, the growing use of mobile technology has seen ailing health care systems revived, with government and aid work made easier.  Last month bbc.com …

Google captures another acquisition – Snapseed imaging app to rival Instagram?

Things are about to get very interesting in the world of aged sepia filters and washed-out lighting effects. The acquisition of imaging tool Snapseed by Google follows Facebook’s recent buy-out of Instagram and will most certainly see Google create an equivalent photo-editing service for Android and Google+. The photography tool developed by Nik Software is set …