We know that Google is one of the largest (if not the largest) tech companies in the world. We also know that only a handful of companies strive to be as innovative as Google. What us mere mortals sometimes can’t fathom or understand, is exactly how big Google really is.
Not to worry, though, as this short film illustrates the immensity that is Google.
The video was made by YouTube user, ColdFusTion, who seems to have a very keen interest in everything Google.
The video shows us some very interesting facts about Google and how two 22-year olds came up with an idea so big, it literally changed the world. (more…)
In the fast-moving digital age that we live in, it is of the utmost importance that educational institutions keep up with the pace to ensure that children across the globe receive the best possible education in this ever changing world.
However, exposing kids to the latest technological advances and improving their level of education costs (a lot) of money. This is why the US is garnering the support of various, giant tech companies to offer their kids the very best.
US president Barack Obama and tech companies across the United States, are promoting a new initiative to equip schools with new technology and fast, accessible internet.
Last week, at the US State of the Union address, Obama said that various tech companies have pledged more than $750 million in tech, support and services.
The initiative ties in with Obama’s ConnectEd project, that was launched in June of last year. This education technology campaign focuses on bringing fast broadband internet access to all schools, as well as offering students the opportunity to work with the latest gadgets that tech has to offer.
The goal with this campaign, Obama said, is to bring high-speed internet access to 99% of US schools within the next 5 years. (more…)
As of today, Web Africa custmers can expect reduced costs of their capped ADSL packages – some from as little as R1.50
In January we reported on Web Africa’s drastically reduced prices for their uncapped ADSL customers; and now it seems that the customers on capped ADSL packages will also welcome new, lower prices.
CEO of Web Africa, Tim Wyatt-Gunning, was adamant that the price reductions is not just for promotion, but rather here to stay:
“This isn’t a short-term promotional exercise…[sic] these price reductions are so deep that we believe they will convince many consumers and businesses, who previously felt it was simply too expensive, to switch to ADSL. Each Rand now buys between two and three times more data than before thereby allowing users to start using the internet to its full potential as an affordable alternative to data hungry applications such as TV, DVD’s, CD’s and photos” he said. (more…)
As the 2014 national elections draw closer, the race is on between parties to spread their manifesto’s and encourage people to vote for them.
This year, however, many parties are hammering on about telecommunications, digital prowess and everything internet – perhaps more so than previous years.
With the need for better, cheaper and more reliable internet getting bigger across the country, various parties are promising improvements in this sector, should they get your vote.
The ANC has also come to the party on this note, and promised their supporters (and of course the rest of South Africa) significant improvements in this area.
On Saturday, the ANC revealed their 2014 election manifesto to a rather large crowd at the Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit.
The man himself, president Jacob Zuma, addressed the crowd and, while making promises about the usual, compulsory things like job creation and education, JZ also revealed the ANC’s plan to better internet in the country. (more…)
We all know that healthcare in rural areas all across the globe is extremely poor. People in Africa, Haiti and other under-developed countries are faced with terrifying prospects when it comes to treatments for medical conditions. But, there might be a new web-based platform that could change that.
Watsi.org is a global crowd-funding platform focused on healthcare. They work in the same way as other, business and startup growd-funding platforms would; anyone can make a donation to fund a certain ‘project’.
What makes Watsi different from other healthcare charities and non-profit organizations, is that you can fund specific treatments for specific patients world wide. (more…)
In an effort to expand their audience and, of course, grow their advertising platform, Yahoo Inc. has signed on legendary television journalist and talk show host, Katie Couric to anchor their new news program.
Couric will now be the new face of Yahoo news, as well as their global news anchor. Not much more is known about the show she is slated to anchor, starting next year. There is also no news yet on some of the other reporters that will join the program.
Katie Couric is a household name in America. She was a news anchor on all the major television networks in the US and currently hosts her own talk show, ‘Katie’, on ABC. According to reports, she will still be hosting her talk show along with her wrk as news anchor at Yahoo. (more…)
Silly season is in full swing and insurance company Dial Direct has just launched a campaign alongside RetroViral Digital Communications and Joe Public to help people get home safe after festive night out.
We all know that drinking and driving is bad and how many accidents happen over the festive season. The aim of the Designated Driver Assist product from Dial Direct is to remind us how dangerous our drunk selves can be.
But of course, a sense of humor goes along way and that is what this campaign is all about. To coincide with the driver assist product, they have created a ‘Buzzedfeed’ website (and yes, that pun is intended). (more…)
The UK’s capital will oon have a more personalized digital presence as they plan on rolling out a .london internet domain name early next year.
London’s new domain name forms part of ongoing efforts to build a bigger online presence for the capital and promote the city in itself.
However, it is not only London that will have an exclusive domain name as of next year. Big cities such as Berlin, Vienna, Brussels and New York will all get their own domain name in 2014. ICANN, the world body organization that gave these cities the go-ahead for their personalized domain names, said that there are currently only 22 generic top-level domain such as .com. (more…)