Prince clamps down on illegal music distribution with a $22m lawsuit

You’ll think twice before sharing your latest concert experiences on Youtube after you’ve read this, Golden Circle or not… Like many artists, Prince must be fed up of the free and sometimes illegal online distribution of live footage from his concerts – footage that would otherwise have been seen only by (paying) gig-attendees and DVD …

Supermarket flash mob honours the late Nelson Mandela

In the spirit of togetherness that the late, great freedom fighter was celebrated for, a flash mob organised by the Soweto Gospel Choir convened in a sleepy Woolworths supermarket in Johannesburg to honour Nelson Mandela with a touching song of remembrance. The hauntingly beautiful serenade involved members of the Soweto Gospel Choir posing as supermarket …

How crowdfunding has made business more personal

The days of relying on the generosity of well-to-do acquaintances and persuading angel investors to back your ideas are gone. Crowdfunding has opened the flood gates for good ideas to become real businesses and unlike traditional sponsorship models, everyone can get involved and the general public is choosing the products and services that they want …

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 …

North Korean social network accounts hacked by Anonymous

Anonymous have never shied away from standing up for a cause they believe in. In keeping with their ethos of liberation and information freedom the group has hacked and vandalised North Korean social networking accounts following the county’s renewed nuclear threats. Last month, after years of blatant disregard for anti-nuclear pleas and UN regulations, North Korea intensified …