What SA can learn from Cannes ad festival

At this year’s Cannes Lions advertising festival, South Africa scored many accolades – but not a single prize for digital work. This was hardly surprising, writes ARTHUR GOLDSTUCK

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New Fords ‘see’ round corners

Ford has released the Ford Split View Camera which allows drivers to see around corners and through intersections without them having to inch to their cars forward into oncoming traffic.

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Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment have announced Batman: Arkham Knight, the conclusion to Rocksteady Studios’ Batman: Arkham trilogy.

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ZipZap brings mobile commerce to Microsoft

ZipZap has partnered with Microsoft Mobile to offer businesses and retailers a mobile solution that enables them to accept payments from customers wherever they are, transacting anywhere, anytime.

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Consumers get socially conscious

As people around the world become more aware of their environmental impact, products and companies must evolve, writes THOMAS VAN DER LINDE, LG’s General Business Manager.

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AppDate: App reveals free WiFi in Tshwane

In this edition of his regular AppDate, SEAN BACHER highlights Tshwane Free WiFi, NLife Africa, WordFlex, miCoach, Hub++, Flapp, Opera with sidebar extensions and Safety Score from Momentum.

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What SA can learn from Cannes ad festival

At this year’s Cannes Lions advertising festival, South Africa scored many accolades – but not a single prize for digital work. This was hardly surprising, writes ARTHUR GOLDSTUCK

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-June 29th, 2015

Facebook open first Africa office

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Facebook has opened its first office in Africa "to further the company’s commitment to help businesses connect with people and grow locally and regionally".

-June 28th, 2015

New Fords ‘see’ round corners

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Ford has released the Ford Split View Camera which allows drivers to see around corners and through intersections without them having to inch to their cars forward into oncoming traffic.

-June 28th, 2015

Consumers get socially conscious

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As people around the world become more aware of their environmental impact, products and companies must evolve, writes THOMAS VAN DER LINDE, LG’s General Business Manager.

-June 28th, 2015

ZipZap brings mobile commerce to Microsoft

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ZipZap has partnered with Microsoft Mobile to offer businesses and retailers a mobile solution that enables them to accept payments from customers wherever they are, transacting anywhere, anytime.

-June 26th, 2015

SA startups ‘not so cool’

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A local startup company may sound like the way to go. But, according to a recent survey, there are numerous factors that could make it more difficult to get off the ground than it sounds.

-June 25th, 2015

Still huge market for Personal Entertainment Devices

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Many think a personal entertainment device (PED) comprise a set of headphones and an MP3 player, but that’s the beginning. Users need to look at other devices like SD cards and flat-screen TVs before they have a true PED, writes BRIAN PEREIRA.

-June 25th, 2015

SA banking customers feel safer over the counter

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A recent survey has revealed that almost half of South Africans believe that traditional over-the-counter banking is safer than doing so online.

-June 25th, 2015

Lexus builds Hoverboard

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The much-vaunted idea of the Hoverboard, popularised in the Back to the Future movies which showed it available in 2015, has arrived just in time, from Lexus.

-June 24th, 2015

Cell C zero-rates Facebook

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Cell C has announced it will offer promotional zero-rated access to Facebook, making it the second app-based service after WhatsApp to be offered free to subscribers.

-June 24th, 2015

The day Batman died

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Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment have announced Batman: Arkham Knight, the conclusion to Rocksteady Studios’ Batman: Arkham trilogy.

-June 24th, 2015

Telkom simplifies WiFi service

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Telkom has announced enhancements to its free WiFi offering that will make access to Internet and the management of time online, for non-Telkom customers, much easier across more than 6 000 WiFi hotspots nationally.

-June 24th, 2015

Apps drive work democracy

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Apps have made just about anything possible and are broadening service providers’ access to their customers. Also, anyone can now start an enterprise, thereby brining in more competition and offering better prices and more choices than ever before.

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Movie of the Week

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Hitman: Agent 47

Hitman: Agent 47 centers on an assassin who was genetically engineered from conception to be the perfect killing machine, and is known only by the last two digits on the barcode tattooed on the back of his neck. He is the culmination of decades of research ­and forty-six earlier Agent clones -- endowing him with unprecedented strength, speed, stamina and intelligence.

Video of the Day

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Ford's Front Split View Camera - installed in the front grille - offers a 180-degree view of traffic approaching that drivers would otherwise have to edge forwards to see.

Product of the Day

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The Logitech G303 Daedalus Apex Performance Edition gaming mouse is carefully tuned for performance. It combines the highest-performing components, including  an optical sensor and metal spring button tensioning system in a lightweight, compact body.