Facebook powers cyclist

Muscles, social media and technology were roped in at this year’s Pick n Pay Cape Argus cycle tour. Pick n Pay’s Georgina Muirhead tells SEAN BACHER about how the “Like” button on Facebook became the fuel for charity. For the past 22 years, Pick n Pay has used Pick n Pay Cape Argus cycle tour to...

Bye bye, Britannica

The end of an era arrived last week as the much-revered Encyclopaedia Britannica ceased print publication. Hooray, says ARTHUR GOLDSTUCK. It is the end of the beginning of the end. Encyclopaedia Britannica, arguably the most famous compendium of all human knowledge, will no longer be produced in printed...

SA gaming reaches R1.7bn

Gaming is bigger than movies and music in the USA, and it’s going the same way in South Africa – where it is now a R1.7-billion industry and growing. Gaming as an industry is larger than the music or movies industry and is becoming increasingly popular as more people experience the thrill of...

Blue Bulls bet on Web

Loftus Versfeld and the Blue Bulls Company have signed up with Voltbet, an online sports betting platform that lets rugby fans bet online on their favourite team as the game  unfolds.  Do you live, eat, breathe your sport and your team? Can you remember the line-up of every rugby match your favourite team...

Convergence catches business asleep

Convergence is not a new concept, but the extent to which it is enabling consumers to live connected lifestyles has caught many organisations by surprise, says FRANK RIZZO of KPMG.  Even though consumers have access to a multitude of devices, ranging from smartphones to tablets, to book readers and ultra...

BlackBerry and Nokia reborn

At a conference in Amsterdam and a launch in South Africa last week, BlackBerry and Nokia respectively revealed that they would remain a formidable force in Africa, writes ARTHUR GOLDSTUCK. Africa is an unlikely high-tech battleground for the future of the smartphone market. While most Western markets are...

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