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4 Types of Gopro Mounts you can find in the market today

Cycling is a great way to exercise and a fun outdoor activity. You can get into a lot of adventurous trips while cycling alone or with a group of friends, the speed, the thrill, the environment. Sometimes you just want to capture it all in a picture or a video, not to mention the funny and amazing incidences that may occur. You can use Gopro mounts to capture those special and amazing biking moments while on the go. These mounts make it extremely easy…

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Added by Jack Dowson on January 9, 2016 at 7:57 — No Comments

Marketing trends businesses should care about

How marketing functions is essential to all businesses. Knowing precisely what appeals to customers is how we better drive ad campaigns, particularly in the age of social media and instant communication; every business should be recognising the importance of virality and instant sharing - but also the dangers of even one slip up.

However, what’s also important is to note that hot topical issues are usually at the front of people’s attention.…

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Added by Terrence Stoker on January 8, 2016 at 14:30 — No Comments

The immense benefits of checking the rental history report of prospective tenants

As a landlord or property manager, it is essential for you to screen prospective tenants before approving them. Getting in-depth knowledge about a tenant will ensure that you have a healthy relationship throughout their tenancy period. However, vetting this information will require much more than just writing down the name of the individual, his/her telephone number and employer. You should give your house to an individual who will pay the rent as agreed and take care of your property. Here…

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Added by Jack Dowson on January 8, 2016 at 11:30 — No Comments

Businesses should think about the next big future tech

This year is regarded by many as the year of virtual and augmented reality. Major companies such as Facebook and Sony have invested enormous amounts into research and development into these domains - buying entire virtual reality companies.

Even companies like Nokia are considering the importance of VR, as ways to get involved in markets that have yet to flourish - but which they hope an investment will help secure.…

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Added by Terrence Stoker on January 6, 2016 at 13:45 — No Comments

What tech fails can teach us about the future

Knowing what will sell and what will flop is difficult; after all, if it were easier, everyone would be a millionaire and all businesses and products would be successful. Further, no business would invest its time and resources into technology that they think will be bad: obviously they firmly believe their investment will play out and will be huge.

Consider, for example,…

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Added by Terrence Stoker on January 5, 2016 at 11:28 — No Comments

The virtual solution to an entrepreneurs labour woes

'Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs'. This is an adage most startup entrepreneurs hold dear to their hearts. But the cost of, 'building your own dreams' in the technology sector is quite high and the rand's 2015 value depreciation did not do us any favours. In order to, 'build your dreams' you have to have the financial means to employ/outsource a competent developer, designer and marketer.

We started out with as a business (Hooros)…
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Added by Hooros on January 4, 2016 at 12:03 — No Comments

Online sales and impact of mobile

The ubiquity of smartphones has resulted in dramatic changes in how people operate as buyers and consumers; this has meant businesses themselves have had to adapt in how they present their products and services.

What’s remarkable has been the response from customers. Analysts, for example, have claimed that the recent Black Friday sales in America might have been “saved” due to mobile payments.

Newsweek…

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Added by Terrence Stoker on December 31, 2015 at 9:00 — No Comments

Apps and tech to help travel in foreign places

Despite living in a world where we can instantly communicate with anyone around the world, at any time, we still need ways to navigate strange places. We still travel - whether internationally or locally - to places that we’ve never visited before. This could be for business, pleasure or family; but it doesn’t negate that we still need ways to help us find our bearings.

Thankfully, this same powerful technology can help us be better navigators in…

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Added by Terrence Stoker on December 30, 2015 at 14:25 — No Comments

ideo is disrupting the sleepy mattress industry through online only sales.[Updated]

Imagine buying a high end mattress that offers free delivery to your door in a box at a third of the price within 3 - 5 days anywhere in South Africa plus a 60 night free return policy with all your money back if you don’t like the mattress for any reason.

Frustrated with the shopping…

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Added by Robin Jones on December 26, 2015 at 11:30 — No Comments

How Instagram can be Beneficial for Your Business

People who are looking forward to use Instagram as a platform where they can promote their products and services for a wide range of audience now could avail better opportunity as the social media site has launched its advertising platform in association with Facebook.

This merger between Instagram and Facebook will definitely enhance the targeting capability of Instagram, through which businesses promoting their products will gain a huge advantage. With this collaboration, news feeds…

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Added by Jack Dowson on December 24, 2015 at 13:43 — No Comments

We still need traditional power

Many of us were excited when we saw that Tesla was developing a new kind of battery, PowerWall, that was being made available to homes and businesses. Right now, the company is only focusing on priority areas: North America, parts of Europe, and Australia.

CNET reports on the importance of the batteries.…

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Added by Terrence Stoker on December 24, 2015 at 7:30 — No Comments

Global Competition for S&T Entrepreneurs

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the U.S. Department of State are pleased to announce the launch of the 2016 GIST (Global Innovation through Science and Technology) Technology Idea (Tech-I) Competition. Tech-I is part of the GIST Initiative and an…

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Added by Brandon van Hoff on December 22, 2015 at 23:30 — No Comments

How companies are using social media

Today, as we all know, everyone is connected - those who are not keeping up with what the internet is creating and doing are being left behind. All business need to have a digital presence - invisibility is death to businesses, since people not being aware you exist means no one will buy your product. To that end, with the connectivity of the internet, it’s no wonder so many companies and brands use social media to promote themselves.

After all,…

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Added by Terrence Stoker on December 22, 2015 at 13:30 — No Comments

4 workable tips for creating a fantastic brand design

There is something that a majority of business owners postpone when they are starting out their businesses- branding. Well, it is not possible to postpone it entirely because the brand is basically the impression that your customers have built concerning your business. Things like the name of the business, the logo, slogan and advertisements all work together to build the brand. However, few people focus on branding as an important task in the startup phase of their businesses. Something…

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Added by Jack Dowson on December 22, 2015 at 11:32 — No Comments

How the humble SIM card can enhance your international guests’ travel experience

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Operators are under increased pressure to find innovative ways to differentiate themselves and provide a superior experience to visitors. The humble SIM card could be one of the keys in this.

International tour groups visiting the country have to go through a timeous process of buying a prepaid SIM card,…

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Added by Hein Koen on December 21, 2015 at 10:48 — No Comments

[Research] ENHANCING THE LIVELIHOODS OF THE RURAL POOR THROUGH ICT

This is a 2008 Study by InfoDev:

ENHANCING THE LIVELIHOODS OF THE RURAL POOR THROUGH ICT

Enhancing%20Livelihoods%20of%20rural%20poor%20through%20ICT.pdf

Added by Vuyisa Qabaka on December 21, 2015 at 9:30 — No Comments

How focusing on kids' education can make tech spaces more welcoming

As most of us know, the tech sector is does not represent a great deal of minority groups or women; this is every day confirmed when we see the majority of people involved in tech and those in leadership roles. Despite there being laws that guarantee protection and equal treatment, this is no guarantee of acquiring particular roles in companies - particularly tech companies. What matters then is taking particular initiatives and interventions to encourage diversifying our…

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Added by Terrence Stoker on December 18, 2015 at 12:19 — No Comments

Next Einstein Forum Fellow application

The NEF Fellows is a select programme that recognises 15 of Africa’s best young scientists and technologists. These innovators and emerging leaders, at least 40 percent of whom are women, will have two main opportunities as a NEF Fellow:



Advance their scientific career. NEF Fellows have a unique platform to:

Present their work at the NEF Global Gathering in the presence of leading scientists, journalists, industries and business people from the world.

Gain exposure to a… Continue

Added by Baratang Miya on December 18, 2015 at 7:13 — No Comments

Adobe Research Women in Technology Scholarship

Adobe Research understands that in order for them to create the best products they have to bring a diverse group of people together. To bring more gender diversity to the technology industry, Adobe Research is pleased to invite applications to the inaugural Adobe Research Women-in-Technology…

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Added by Silicon Cape Women on December 17, 2015 at 0:30 — No Comments

Barclays Tech Lab Africa program celebrates successful Demo Day on Dec 10th - R130m+ in funding raised

On Thursday, December 10th, 2015, at the newly opened RISE Cape Town facility on the 5th floor of the Bandwidth Barn at the Woodstock Exchange, 10 top-notch fin-tech and health-tech ventures graduated from the Tech Lab Africa program, a RISE Africa initiative in partnership with…

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Added by Zachariah George on December 16, 2015 at 14:49 — No Comments

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