Don’t let your tweets catch up to you – the Paris Brown case

Young men and women may not realise the future implications of their tweets and posts.  In fact, judging by the case of British teenager Paris Brown, they definitely don’t.  EU regulations have proposed the ‘right to be forgotten’, which would force the erasure of on-line social network posts if desired by the account holder.  But how …

Profile of a teenage tech millionaire – Nick D’Aloisio sells Summly app to Yahoo! for £20 million

Having just bagged a monstrous amount of money after selling his Summly app, 17-year old Nick D’Aloisio explains that although his bank balance has changed, he remains the same. The Summly app summaries web articles of all kinds into three concise paragraphs for easier reading whether studying, catching up on news or just browsing through general interest …

Facebook ranked ‘Best place to work’ by Glassdoor employee poll

If you envisaged the hallowed halls of Facebook to be the domain of an egotistical, slave-driving CEO.  Count yourself very wrong.  Facebook was ranked the ‘best place to work’ this year by U.S. job site Glassdoor.com. A review of job satisfaction and Chief Executive approval ratings found Mark Zuckerberg to have the highest rating this year at 99.3%. …

Tablet technology adapted for the blind

We’ve already seen countless examples of how technology, particularly cheaper hybrids like tablets, have helped healthcare and business for the under-resourced developing world.  Now there’s much promise for visually-impaired people to unlock the assistance of the world of technology that was previously unavailable to them. Bloomberg Business Week recently covered a story detailing intensive iPad training for teaching blind students, undertaken by a …

‘SliceBiz’ Crowdfunder app wins Apps4Africa prize

The saying ‘Alive with possibility’ is thrown around quite a bit on South African shores and there are other variations of this elsewhere on the continent.  Africa is undoubtedly proving to be the next frontier for investment and entrepreneurship of all kinds.  It’s a small wonder then that a Crowdfunding app won the annual ‘Apps4Africa’ cash prize. The $10,000 prize, sponsored …

Alive with possibility – Sub-Saharan Africa leads mobile market growth

Sub-Saharan Africa is a region on a mission to play catch up with the developing world, providing progressive technologies and life-enhancing services to its people.  The ever-increasing demand for mobile services has created an average growth rate of 44% over the past eleven years and with new technologies becoming available every day, there’s little chance …