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Win R3000 with the IMC Conference Slogan Hunt Competition

Published by on Sep 10th, 2012, No Comments

It’s that time again! With just over a month to go before the IMC Conference sets foot in Johannesburg, Living Your Brand is giving you the opportunity to get creative and win big!

Put your thinking caps on and help our team come up with a fresh and eye catching slogan for the next IMC Conference edition. The creative mind behind the most original and innovative slogan will walk away with R3000 in cash as well as a ticket to attend both the CPT and JHB IMC Conferences in 2013.

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BandwidthBlog Review: Nike+ FuelBand

Published by on Sep 10th, 2012, 13 Comments

I have always had a bit of a thing for watches – but more specifically, smart watches. Any watch that does a bit more than telling the time has the potential to grab my attention.

Nike has a lot of experience in sport watches, and the technology they are building into their shoes is becoming cooler every day, and they all form part of Nike’s tech called “Nike+”. It all started a while back with the Nike+ shoe kit which was launched with Apple’s iPod Nano, but from there they have greatly expanded their Nike+ lineup, and it is not dependent on Apple products anymore.

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AppMonday: Pashash

Published by on Sep 10th, 2012, No Comments

There are more and more shopping apps coming out, not only in South Africa, but globally. Pashash is one of those that is built in South Africa, with a world-wide following.

Also, Pashash has a star-studded history of being funded by Google Umbono in Cape Town. What is more, the Pashash team recently won Cape Town’s The Next Web pitching sessions, earning them a trip to Silicon Valley to pitch it further against top startups from the rest of the world.

So what does the app do? Pashash is slang in South Africa which means: something cool. In short, when you find something cool in a physical store, the app allows you to snap it and share it, something Pashash calls: sharing real-world shopping.

At first glance, I wondered how this would really catch on, but if you think about it, people are constantly sharing their purchases and shopping finds all the time on Facebook, Twitter and other social channels.

With Pashash, when you see an item you’d love to buy: you snap a picture, tag the store and price, and share it. Everything you share gets added to your profile, which serves as a virtual reflection of the things you love. You can also find out about other great buys around the world or toggle the feed to only see the best items available at stores around you.

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Google Glass hits New York Fashion Week

Published by on Sep 10th, 2012, No Comments

Google’s smart glasses project known as Google Glass were showcased for the first time by people other than those who work at Google through the world of fashion.

Well known fashion designer, Diane von Furstenberg used the device to record preparations for her DVF Spring 2013 Fashion Show for New York Fashion Week. The designer continued to use the glasses during the show on Sunday that were worn by the models as they walked down the runway in her latest collection.

Both fashion and tech fans will have the opportunity to see what the glasses recorded through the DVF Google+ page and Google’s own YouTube channel when the footage is released in a short film called ‘DVF through Glass’ on 13th September.

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Infographic: How Much Do Apple, Google, Amazon Spend on Advertising?

Published by on Sep 10th, 2012, 1 Comment

Last year, U.S. tech company advertisers continued to increase ad and promo spending so much so that Google, Amazon and Apple are listed among the six companies with the highest ad-spending growth rates.

Take a look at the infographic below, by onlinebusinessdegree.org for a more detailed breakdown of these tech companies’ ad spends:

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 arrives in SA

Published by on Sep 7th, 2012, No Comments

My Broadband reports that Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10.1 has officially launched in South Africa at an event in Johannesburg.

The device, powered by Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) features a 1.4GHz quad-core processor, 5 megapixel rear facing camera with autofocus and LED Flash, 1.9 megapixel front facing camera, full HD playback and HD video recording, Samsung’s Note Series S Pen and up to 64GB of storage.

For additional features, view the full spec sheet here. 

Samsung will be shipping the device worldwide with both the WiFi and 3G varieties available. There is also an LTE version set for American and European markets.

According to Samsung,  the Galaxy Note will retail for R8, 499.

Local app Pashash wins at TNW Startup World

Published by on Sep 7th, 2012, No Comments

Pashash, the first mobile app funded by the Google Umbono incubator, has won the South African leg of the TNW Startup World competition held on Wednesday evening in Bree Street, Cape Town.

The team beat over 100 local technology startups to win the opportunity to pitch their business to leading venture capitalists in Silicon Valley, California in early 2013. There, they will join other startups from 35 cities around the world.

Pashash, now sporting a brand new logo, named after the South African slang for something that is considered “cool”, lets people discover and share real-world shopping with family and friends where ever you are. “Millions of people re already sharing their favourite coffee or those new pumpued up kicks, says co-founder Faheem Kajee. “We just want to make sure that those great finds don’t get lost in all the noise.”

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That Digital Podcast, Episode 8

Published by on Sep 7th, 2012, No Comments

In this week’s episode of That Digital Podcast we have the one and only Mike Sharman on the show talking about his company, Retroviral. (more…)

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