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Apr
09
2019

April updates

Launched: The Bull Run Restaurant (SA), Sakeng Rewards (SA), Hotel Excelsior (DE), Baecht & Kellhammer (DE)… Coming up: HoppyPeople Brewery (CH), Flow & Risk Security (CH), Tohu Bohu Festival (CH), Edertal Gesamtschule (DE), …

Mar
21
2019

What is 5G?

5g Network

What is 5G? 5G networks are the next generation of mobile internet connectivity, offering faster speeds and more reliable connections on smartphones and other devices than ever before. Combining cutting-edge network technology and the very latest research, 5G should offer connections that are multitudes faster than current connections, with average download speeds of around 1GBps expected to soon be the norm. The networks will help power a huge rise in Internet of Things technology, providing the infrastructure needed to carry huge amounts of data, allowing for a smarter and more connected world. With development well underway and testbeds already live across the world, 5G networks are expected to launch across the world by 2020, working...

Just launched: The annual Festival Week-end au bord de l’eau (CH), The Performance Agency (SA), Bike Station Willingen – refreshment (DE), g2 Media Inc. (US)…. Coming up: joberg2c (the longest mountain biking stage race in South Africa) (SA), The Bull Run Restaunrant (SA), SAKENG Rewards (SA), Hotel Excelsior (DE)

Ugandans quit internet services

Economic fears raised as online subscriptions plummet in months following launch of levy created to curb ‘gossip’. Millions of people in Uganda have abandoned social media after punishing taxes were imposed on the use of networking sites and on money transactions using mobile phones. A daily levy, introduced in July to tame “idle talk” online and raise revenue, affects more than 60 online platforms including Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter. To use such sites, Ugandans are expected to pay a tax of 200 Ugandan shillings (4p) a day. In the three months following the introduction of the levy, the number of internet subscriptions to such services fell by more than 2.5 million, according to the Uganda...

Cayber Security

U.S. intelligence agencies accuse Russia of hacking the 2016 presidential election, a Ben Ferguson travels to Tel Aviv to find out how Israel is on its way to becoming the world’s top cyber superpower.

Finish Line

Design is about making an idea possible, it’s not about having an idea. In reality, your idea is the cheapest thing you own. “Ideas aren’t worth that much on their own. Even the most brilliant idea is just a starting point, not something magical. A significantly compromised but executed design is infinitely more valuable than an abstract notion in mental isolation.” (Thought Merchants) The other day I was reading a great article by A List Apart on the illusion of control in web design. The article talks about how we, as designers, try to scrutinize every detail of an interaction — from pixel-perfect designs, to beautiful animations, to each tiny fraction of a second of...

Jan
07
2019

Welcome 2019

Wolfhagen

New year… latest launches: Stadt Wolfhagen (DE), Africa Shared Value Summit 2019 (SA),  ODEK Alliance (SA), Edersee Bauernhof (DE) … Coming up: Boomerang Reisen (SA/ DE), Lemontree Catering (SA), Kuehne + Nagel Trading Platform UI (SA) and g2 Media Inc. (US)

Singles Day

Singles’ Day is the world’s biggest shopping event. In less than a decade, Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. turned a quirky celebration for unmarried young adults in China into a global extravaganza drawing in thousands of retailers and hundreds of millions of shoppers of all ages — hitched or otherwise. It’s spread to other e-commerce operators and will include more brick-and-mortar stores than ever before this year. The big unknown: To what extent, if any, the brewing U.S.-China trade war will cut into Singles’ Day sales… read full article