News

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.

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...