May 2012 Blog Posts (15)

Education Info Graphic - Bank Charges Comparison by moneysmart

Hi Members

Herewith our monthly info graphic taking the cost of saving in a savings account and showing the nett return.

You can read more about it here: Bank Charges Comparison…

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Added by Tobie van Zyl on May 30, 2012 at 14:12 — No Comments

Are you sure that you should not be buying Facebook right now?

A contrarian view held by Andrew Marder of the "Motley Fool" is that now is a good time to buy stock in Facebook and getting in on the ground floor of  a highly exciting opportunity. (For those of you who learn here for the first time about the "Motley Fool", this started out as an investment newsletter in 1994 and gained renown for its early recommendations of stocks, such as America Online (AOL) and Amazon.com. It has earned regard for its shrewd insight into stocks and for taking…

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Added by George Gombay on May 25, 2012 at 13:07 — 4 Comments

Silicon Cape Town Hall

By Rob Stokes

Despite the many emails and meetings we have with the members of our community, we have never actually had all the stakeholders in one place with the sole purpose of discussing Silicon Cape and how to move the vision forward. As such, this Thursday at 5.30pm at the Alba Lounge, V&A Waterfront, we will be holding our first ever Silicon Cape Town Hall. The objective is to…

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Added by Silicon Cape Newsletter on May 23, 2012 at 11:07 — 1 Comment

Facebook IPO: What a Success!

Now, look at all the Facebook insiders selling during the IPO:

http://www.insider-monitor.com/trading/cik1326801.html

2012-05-22 Zuckerberg Mark (COB and CEO)     Sale          30,200,000     37.58         $1,134,916,000

2012-05-22 Ward Rob (10% Owner)                   Sale            6,998,780     37.58         $   263,014,152

2012-05-22 Li Ping (10% Owner)            …

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Added by Alistair Petersen on May 23, 2012 at 9:30 — 2 Comments

iKhaya SF - South African support in the Valley

Intro From David Emanuel

In mid-2010, I decided to sell all of my possessions, pack a bag and leave Durban to fulfill my dream of launching a business here in Silicon Valley (aka the "Valley" / San Francisco / the Bay Area).

I didn't know a single person in the tech industry here. The only two people I knew in the entire Bay Area were interior decorators. I arrived completely unprepared and oblivious to the way business…

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Added by Silicon Cape Newsletter on May 22, 2012 at 9:06 — 3 Comments

Litson & Associates signs representation agreement with Hi-Fly Marketing.

Aviation safety advisory and quality management systems company Litson & Associates has chosen Hi-Fly Marketing, the growing South African company specialising in technical services in the African aviation industry, to represent them in Africa.

Litson is a South African success story. It started operations in 2008 with the idea of developing a package of safety services for the civil aviation industry at affordable rates. Many companies were already developing quality, safety and…

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Added by Alexandra Guillot on May 21, 2012 at 12:59 — No Comments

The difference between Social Media Advertising and Brand engagement

Facebook listed 35 killer events or trends in their S1 filing with the SEC ahead of their IPO. The first few revolved around the core revenue sources of their business:

  1. Advertising
  2. Zynga advertising

Adding fuel to the fire was General Motors pulling their…

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Added by Alistair Petersen on May 16, 2012 at 10:02 — 3 Comments

Your pictures speak a thousand words

As entrepreneurs, we face some tough challenges. That’s why we created No Picket Fence. On this resource site for entrepreneurs you’ll be able to:

  • Connect with seasoned South African entrepreneurs and business experts
  • Get answers to specific business and entrepreneurial questions
  • Tell the world who you are and showcase your business
  • Promote your ideas to a community that can make it…
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Added by Michael Bouchier on May 14, 2012 at 13:43 — No Comments

The Startup Syndrome: Instagram way back in 2011

What an amazing opportunity to dip back in the Timeline and look at Instagram founders, Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, talk about their initial success. This was when they only had 4 million users... a far cry from 35 million+ less than 12 months down the road. 

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There are so many awesome takeaways from this interview from Stanford and its really worth the 55mins its going to cost you to digest it all. What I really love is that this interview was done a year before they had…

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Added by Alistair Petersen on May 11, 2012 at 9:00 — No Comments

NetProphet Accelerator Workshop. You must GO!

My startup had the great honour of being chosen to attend the NetProphect Accelerator Workshop with Permjot Vallia on the 2nd & 3rd May. It was kindly sponsored by Old Mutual, the RAMP Foundation, RSAweb and Saratoga. 

(You can read his bio by clicking on the pic.)

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For two days we got key insight from Permjot on his experience as an Angel…

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Added by Alistair Petersen on May 9, 2012 at 10:30 — 1 Comment

"checkin" v "I am here": Being defined by your location.

 

I am constantly surprised at the continuing growth and proliferation of the ‘checkin’.like a lemming-fest of digital sheep (excuse the mixed metaphor) Many social networks like FaceBook, Foursquare, Loopt, SCVNGR and Yelp continue to sucessfully promote this location socialisation model. People just love to associate themselves with popular places, people, brands, businesses, events and an ever growing list of herd-like activities More surprising is that so many "friends" and fellow…

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Added by Peter McFall on May 7, 2012 at 23:00 — 4 Comments

Financial Services Board Accredits moneysmart.co.za with an FSB License

Herewith our Financial Regulatory Achievement.

After successfully applying to the Financial Services Board, moneysmart, South Africa’s free online personal finance platform, is now an authorised and registered financial services provider. The FSB license comes on top of moneysmart’s already having been certified by three E-security companies: TRUSTe, McAfee and VeriSign.

“Although moneysmart does not render…

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Added by Tobie van Zyl on May 6, 2012 at 12:08 — No Comments

BizBe - a Global Business Marketing and Trading Network

We are launching the First Phase of BizBe, a Business Trading & Marketing website that is targeting the national arena. We are currently looking for investors to come in at ground level to assist us with our further development that is required in order to successfully launch phase Two (BizBe Version 1.2v).



We have strategic plans in the pipeline in order to make this an exclusive and unique network.

Currently we have amalgamated a few known networks like Facebook and…

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Added by Aubrey Bisshopp on May 5, 2012 at 12:00 — No Comments

TEDxSummit - The Power of X

 

TEDxSummit  was held to connect and work on the strategic direction of the TEDx community and to grow TEDx globally.

For those that do not know, TED is a global nonprofit organization devoted to 'ideas worth…

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Added by Justin Beswick on May 4, 2012 at 18:30 — No Comments

The Evolution of Advertising, Branding and Social Fuzzy Stuff

In the beginning.... *cue Star Wars theme music*

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Ahem. In the beginning there was print. And print was good. And we placed adverts close to the pages we thought you would read. Newspapers. Then Magazines. Banners. Cars. Taxis. Planes. Trains. Etc.

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I was there when we first got a Netscape browser that went to Yahoo, Aardvark or some other search engine (really only a directory listing), that showed you a few banner adverts. No relevance test , just pure blind…

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Added by Alistair Petersen on May 2, 2012 at 19:00 — 1 Comment

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