'Facebook is like a chair' - I didn't get it either by Linda Jooste18 October 2012 0 Comments
The social media giant, Facebook, announced on the September the 14th that it had reached its one billionth active user since its launch 8 years ago; to celebrate this momentous occasion they released their first advert – a one minute and thirty second video produced by, Nike advertising famed, Wieden & Kennedy. The result was largely a flop; needless to say their intended message of how Facebook connects people was completely lost in a string of far-reaching and abstract symbolism.
Tourism Industry getting to grips with Social Media technology by Linda Jooste28 September 2012 2 Comments
This year was the 5th annual E-Tourism Event in Cape Town, an event that brings hundreds of destinations and travel suppliers, members of the hospitality industry, and others of the thriving tourism sector in South Africa, together to discuss technology and tourism. The major focus of this year’s event was to educate how social media is used to leverage online bookings; and also for those in the industry to sample the latest online and mobile technology available. Five years ago the panel of speakers were urging these same collectives just to get their businesses online.
Real Time Wine pops the cork on new retail mobile App by Wesley Lynch17 July 2012 0 Comments
As a member of Angelhub I recently had the opportunity to be on the advisory board of judges of the 2011 Tech4Africa Samsung Apps Ignite. This event is aimed at giving start-up businesses the exposure and chance to pitch their product or demo to an audience of techy users, investors, customers and journalists, in the hope of creating traction and sparking potential funding. Andy Hadfield, founder of Real Time Wines, with his retail mobile app for reviewing wines came first place – awarding his business start-up $5000.
Launch of the new version of Adobe Creative Suite 6 by Elena Dotcheva05 July 2012 0 Comments
To celebrate the momentous launch of their newest version of the Creative Suite, the Adobe team travelled the world spreading the news and demoing the improvements and new additions in their Web Tour. I was fortunate enough to catch the Cape Town launch at the Convention Centre on the 21st of June, my chance to witness firsthand the inner workings of the new improved software.
The Nokia Innovation Summit by Wesley Lynch02 July 2012 0 Comments
Recently Snapplify was honoured with an invite from Nokia to demonstrate leading innovation at this year’s Open Innovation Summit in Kenya, which took place on 28 May. The idea behind the competition was to come up with ‘societal, structural, financial and technological’ ideas that could foster innovation leadership in Africa. The competition is aimed at stimulating the innovation debate in Africa, to facilitate inclusive socio-economic growth and transformation.