One of the key characteristics of Web 2.0 is participation, collaboration and moderation through the use of web applications. Web 2.0 sites derive their power from the human connections and network effects from this characteristic that is made possible, and grow in effectiveness the more people use them.
The idea of "participation, collaboration and moderation" can take many forms. If you look back history, bulletin boards are one form, online forums are another, online multiplayer…
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More than a decade ago, a day at the office meant a stack of papers, greeting you at your desk. For most of the day, employees spent about four hours of their day, just sorting and organizing them. But thanks to the desktop computer and other digital devices, offices and businesses are slowly moving towards a…Continue
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In the years I've invested myself in dedication to the business of Internet Marketing, I've observed that though technologies and different fields of expertise appear and recede overtime like any other ever-changing business outlook, only timeless, universal principles remain.
The first and foremost characteristic of Internet Marketing is automation. Alex Mandossian once said that "Internet Marketing is meant to train us as lazy workers but high thinkers." We are constantly thinking…
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1. Quite often, the entrepreneur has no idea how to market/sell the product without offending anyone. Even though they may be a great inventor, importer, writer, etc., they don't know how to create a benefit-oriented sales message because they are not in touch with their customers.
2. They grossly overestimate the demand and importance of their product in the marketplace. Many people think they have a winner, something everyone in the world needs. Generally, products appealing to…
Online education is fast becoming one of the most used tools for up-skilling of business owners and staff. The amount of available platforms has seen a huge uptake in this field of personal development.
Online education allows you to attend lectures at your own time, complete assignments in the comfort of your own space and interact with other students and lecturers with any queries or issues.
We at Entrepreneur Incubator have been hard at work converting our well used tools…Continue
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by Nanine Steenkamp
South African online boutique LushBerry is launching an affiliate campaign, by which commission can be gained through referrals.
Recently launched as an e-commerce pit stop for unique beauty and fashion products, LushBerry offers online shoppers high-end, affordable products.
Through the affiliate South African…Continue
Added by HumanIPO on July 24, 2013 at 9:30 — No Comments
by Nanine Steenkamp
South African online task community startup Taskbox is offering busy professionals the convenience of errand hirelings, while supplying freelancers basic task jobs.
Taskbox assists the ticking off of to-do lists through posting chores, which are open to responses from willing helpers with payment as a reward.
Speaking to HumanIPO, Greg Kempe, founder of Taskbox, said:…Continue
Added by HumanIPO on July 4, 2013 at 16:39 — No Comments
by Richard Cutcher
South Africa’s latest dating platform has been launched, aiming to remove the awkwardness from one-on-one dates and instead looking to pair two groups of friends.
Cape Town-based Andrew Lynch and Kiril Dobrev, the duo behind Cable Kiosk and ShopDeploy, have made Weaver their latest venture, hoping to fill the gap between social networking and traditional online dating…Continue
Added by Richard Cutcher on June 26, 2013 at 18:18 — No Comments
Cape Town based Silvertree Capital (www.silvertree-capital.com), an Africa-focused business builder and venture capital investor, has recently invested in two of Nigeria’s largest e-commerce sites, Sunlasses.com.ng and Glamour.com.ng.
Both of these leading e-commerce sites offer a broad range of top consumer…Continue
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This month AdMarula chats to Mike Kann, internet entrepreneur and founder of Olico, MoneyMonkey.co.za and most recently Babybundle.co.za. Prior to Olico, he founded the online financial product price comparison service ThinkMoney.co.za. Mike has over 10 years local and international…Continue
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This month we meet Tobie Van Zyl, CEO of Moneysmart South Africa, an online platform that pulls together all your online financial banking accounts and ITC Credit Bureau report into a single…Continue
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by Nanine Steenkamp
Online financing startup ApexPeak is planning to move into the Singaporean market after completing the 88mph startup programme in Cape Town.
ApexPeak was one of ten startups who pitched at the 88mph Demo Day as the conclusion to the 88mph startup programme on Thursday, April 25.
According to co-founder John Fearon, the business model was set up with Singaporean…Continue
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by Nanine Steenkamp
Online video streaming startup Wabona has begun paid-for subscriptions, which will ultimately make 2,500 hours of African content available across Africa and to the diaspora.
The multi-cultural, multi-racial and multi-ethnic online library contains exclusive material, making Wabona one of the top five online streaming platforms in…Continue
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This month AdMarula meets Peter Mansfield, Director at Online Magazine All4Women, who prior to his career change to Internet Entrepreneur in 1999, was Chairman of Durban’s City Council, a successful consultant and a researcher. His other niche website Health Spas Guide (…Continue
Added by Lico Gross on March 26, 2013 at 12:07 — No Comments
by Brandon Gregory
An online web application is looking to connect the different levels of property management and maintenance, to bring about a sense of community within the real estate industry.
The Massive idea was conceived two years ago when siblings Gareth, Wayne and Hayley More identified a need in the property industry for an online application to assist in running housing…Continue
Added by HumanIPO on March 13, 2013 at 12:52 — No Comments
by Nanine Steenkamp
Simplifying the purchase process for both the merchant and customer, secure and instant payments through a mobile number will provide “a better sales option”, Martin Ras, founder at Ching Payments, told HumanIPO.
Initially, registration will be possible on web and mobi interface, with iOS or Android accessibility following short after.
Only the basic essential…Continue
Added by HumanIPO on March 12, 2013 at 14:00 — No Comments
The digital industry is a fast changing one – mainly because it is consumer led and consumers (people) adapt and change their behaviour frequently to suit their changing needs. But how do we as businesses keep up, in fact, how do we stay one step ahead of the consumer and don’t ‘fall of the band wagon?’
Enter Research. To many this is a word associated with long hours in front of the computer, reading through lines and lines of content, usually done by people with big…Continue
Added by Lico Gross on February 7, 2013 at 13:45 — No Comments
Many have referred mockingly to social networking as social “notworking” but there are great employment benefits to be gained from looking online. Firstly the word networking explains it all – you can connect with likeminded people from all over the world and forge relationships that may advance your career once they are realised offline. There are many other reasons why the web can simplify your job search.…Continue
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