Nov
10
2014

What will Amazon Echo do for my family?

Okay, so now that Amazon has launched the Echo, I asked myself how this will add value or benefit the normal family, as in the video below. Sure as a gadget, it has it uses, mostly to play and impress my friends ( until they get one). But as an integral “part of the family” […]

Sep
17
2014

And the 2014 social media platform winners are…..

Thanks to Fuseware and World Wide Worx, we now have the latest insights into the Social Media landscape in South Africa: LinkedIn: 3.8 million users, up 40% from 2013. Facebook: 11.8 million users, a 25,5% increase from 2013. Twitter: 6,6 million, a 20% increase from 2013. YouTube: active user base of 7.2 million.  Instagram: 1,1 million […]

Jun
25
2014

Internet World 2014 feedback #iw2014

I just returned from visiting Internet World 2014, held at ExCel London from 17-19 June.                     Daily seminars as part of the education programme were presented in a number of different streams. These included: Keynote theatre Big Data in the Cloud Big Data meets analytics Digital […]

May
29
2014

Freemium in action.

I have always been intrigued by the “freemium” business model as made popular by Chris Anderson, he of Longtail and Wired fame. In fact, I bought Free and had it signed by Chris Anderson while attending the ad-tech conference in San Francisco in 2010. I  then had the opportunity to chat with him again when […]

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