R999 smartphones are here (with data included), but hyperbole is strictly optional

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Like almost every tech writer on the planet, I’ve been predicting that smartphones will fall in price dramatically over the next few years. Here’s a good example of that in action. Kalahari.com are offering the cheapest model of their new Gobii smartphone for less than R1000 and throwing in 200MB per month in data for […]

Depressing data: South Africa is still #9 on global murder tables (but it could be far worse)

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I’m not normally a data hound (even though I love the discipline) but when I stumbled on this tweet: Murder rate rank 2012 1 Honduras 2 Venezuela 16 Brazil 20 Mexico 55 Russia 89 #US 102 India 126 Canada 155 Singapore pic.twitter.com/cSDQcakVCr — Conrad Hackett (@conradhackett) April 15, 2014 …it made me wonder where the […]

The DMMA transforms into IAB South Africa (Autobots assemble!)

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I don’t usually publish press releases but this isn’t available anywhere yet, and I think it’s topical: The DMMA joins global digital body and rebrands as IAB South Africa. __________________________________________________________________________________ February 3, 2014. The DMMA (Digital Media & Marketing Association) joins the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB), which is dedicated to growing the global digital industry. […]

Someone on the internet is wrong! And it is me!

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This was submitted to Thought Leader by someone calling themselves “MC Stand”. I thought it was just too wonderful not to publish. Who needs rational debate when you can resort to a good-old-fasioned vicious ad hominem? And such passion! Why Alistair Fairweather is so very, very cross http://mg.co.za/article/2014-01-27-00-stop-blaming-the-1 We’re all so stupid, that’s the problem. If […]