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HelloSign

HelloSign Chief Executive Officer and co-founder Joseph Walla discusses his firm’s acquisition by Dropbox Inc. and competition in the digital contract and document solutions market. He speaks with Bloomberg’s Emily Chang on “Bloomberg Markets.”

airbnb

Airbnb in 2018 believes it had a direct economic impact of nearly R10-billion in South Africa, the company revealed in a release on Monday. South Africa ranked 22nd on a list of 30 countries in which the travel and accommodation firm had the largest impact, totalling $685-million, or about R9.7-billion. In this regard, South Africa ranks ahead of Argentina, Denmark, the Philippines, and the Czech Republic. “Small businesses– many of which are located outside of the traditional tourist districts — also benefit from guests on Airbnb, many of whom spend the money they save on accommodations at local establishments,” the company claimed, highlighting that increases in host earnings year-over-year can be found in smaller South...

Jul
11
2019

Holiday Jobs

AICR Congress 2020

Holidays are here… and almost gone again, while others seek refuge in Europe from the cold. We have been keeping ourselves busy. Some of the current projects include AICR Congress Warsaw 2020 (PL), The African Opportunity Fund (SA), NAFU (National African Farmers Union of South Africa) (SA), The Rochambeau Chapter Paris (FR) and the Geotechnical Division of SAICE (South African Institution of Civil Engineering).

Native vs Hybrid vs Responsive

At some stage, during the design of your mobile app, you’re going to have to make a decision about how you will develop the app. Your choices include native apps, hybrid apps and responsive web sites and the decision you make will affect the final product. Learning to make the right decision requires understanding the way each type of development works and how it affects the final product. There are three main options for creating a mobile app. You can create a native app, a hybrid app or a mobile responsive website which offers similar functionality to an app. Each option has its advantages and disadvantages and it’s important to understand these in detail before...

Jun
12
2019

The latest

MSG Service Group

Upcoming projects… Vet Food Direct (SA), Future Now (SA), AICR Congress Warsaw (PL)… Latest launch: MSG Service Gruppe, incl. Atlas Nordhessen, Atlas Engel and Baucharter (DE)

Ivan Feinseth, Tigress Financial Partners partner and chief investment officer, discusses the antitrust scrutiny of Apple Inc., Facebook Inc. and Google parent Alphabet Inc. with Bloomberg’s Scarlet Fu and Caroline Hyde on “Bloomberg Markets: The Close.”

May
14
2019

May updates

Its been a “eventful” year for us so far… With Joberg2C MTB Race just finished, the next events are just around the corner. Starting with the Africa Shared Value Sumit this month in Nairobi (Kenya), Festival Week-end au bord de l’eau in June / Sierre (Switzerland), Tohu Bohu Festival in Veyras – Valais (Switzerland) in September and the 17th African Regional Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (Cape Town) in October.

Myriah Q. hasn’t stopped moving since the moment I entered the bar. She’s got patrons seated on the sidewalk and the backyard areas, and she is pacing between opposite ends of the venue to keep up with the happy hour rush. Occasionally, she hops behind the counter to mix drinks, restart the music playlist, or organize menus. Suddenly, the phone rings — for the third time. Myriah looks at the caller ID, ignores the call, and resumes her dance. “I don’t have time for spam calls,” she explains. “I’m busy enough as is.” But the call wasn’t exactly spam. Twenty minutes earlier, I’d asked the bartender at Sweet Afton, an Irish pub in Astoria, New...

Kogan

Aug. 29 — Ruslan Kogan was 6 years old when his parents fled communist Belarus for Melbourne with $90 in their pockets. Humble beginnings inspired a voracious entrepreneurial streak, and Kogan is now worth hundreds of millions of dollars thanks to his startup, Kogan.com, a wildly successful online retailer that is helping to pull Australia out of its tech-averse ways. In this segment of Hello World Australia, Ashlee Vance gets the story of the business’s unlikely origins in a clever scheme to score a cheap high-definition TV.