Google Search

“Where’s the best place to hide a body? The second page of a Google search.” The gallows humor shows that people rarely look beyond the first few results of a search, but Lee Griffin isn’t laughing. In the 13 years since he co-founded British price comparison website GoCompare, the 41-year-old has tried to keep his company at the top of search results, doing everything from using a “For Dummies” guide in the early days to later hiring a team of engineers, marketers and mathematicians. That’s put him on the front lines of a battle challenging the dominance of Alphabet Inc.’s Google in the search market — with regulators in the U.S. and across Europe taking...

Chrome https

Having already introduced warnings in Chrome that let you know when you’re visiting a non-secure website – that is, HTTP rather than HTTPS – Google is taking things further and is planning to start blocking ‘mixed content’. In future versions of Chrome, Google will block HTTP content that is loaded by encrypted HTTPS sites. The company is taking steps to address the problem of secure sites that pull in content – such as scripts, media files and iframes – that are not secure. It calls this mixed content. The reason for wanting to lock this down further is that HTTP content can be interfered with. This means that an incorrect image could be displayed, or...

Peter Frankhauser Skift

Peter Fankhauser, CEO of Thomas Cook, spoke at Skift Forum Europe 2019 on the topic of “The Future of Mass Tourism: Charting a New Path in Uncertain Times.” … 2 months later. If companies fail to see how the internet could affect their business, they’re doomed – and this is exactly what happened to British travel giant Thomas Cook… read more

Studio Stirling

Launched: Lemontree Catering (SA), Future Now Consulting (SA), Gesamtschule Edertal (DE), AGBIZ (Agricultural Business Council South Africa) Event Manager, Studio Stirling Refresh. Upcoming projects: Harkness Safaries (BW), The Run Life (SA), Toasties Lagos (NG), Hoppy People (CH), Umweltstiftung Wolfhagen (DE).


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 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...


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...


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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)