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I'm at Cape Town International Airport. http://4sq.com/aVMQ5p

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I'm at Cape Town International Airport. http://4sq.com/aVMQ5p

Wired Science: Google Experiments With 5 New Web Connected Installations In London

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This isn’t quite on the same level as Google’s Project Glass experiment, but Google today launched a set of five physical installations housed in London’s Science Museum. These installations, which users anywhere can control remotely, are meant to “inspire people around the world by showcasing the making that the Internet...
Wired Science: Google Experiments With 5 New Web Connected Installations In London

A cruise once seemed an 'elevated' form of tourism. Not any more | Ian Jack

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Accidents and revelations about low pay have damaged the image of cruisesEvery summer throughout the 1950s, the most beautiful ship I have ever seen sailed up the Firth of Forth to anchor not far from our house. The Caronia had a hull painted in three shades of green, and a...
A cruise once seemed an 'elevated' form of tourism. Not any more | Ian Jack

I'm at Den Anker (V & A Waterfront, Cape Town). http://4sq.com/aioVXz

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What The World's Most Iconic Photos Would Look Like If They Were Taken On Smartphones

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As a part of its new ad campaign, South Africa's The Cape Times photoshopped some of the most iconic photographs in the word as if the subjects themselves took a selfie on Instagram. Lowe Cape Town came up with the spots, which are supposed to show that The Cape Times...
What The World's Most Iconic Photos Would Look Like If They Were Taken On Smartphones

How Silicon Cape is fostering a supportive ecosystem for startups in South Africa

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The Silicon Cape Initiative has grown to become a champion for technology startups in South Africa since its launch on October 8, 2009 in Cape Town. Founded by two South African tech entrepreneurs, Justin Stanford and Vinny Lingham, Silicon Cape is an ecosystem for technology startups based in the Western Cape...
How Silicon Cape is fostering a supportive ecosystem for startups in South Africa

Laurie Levine: Six Winters - review

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(ADA/Warners)This young Cape Town singer manages to sound more West Virginian than South African on this third album, which blends country tropes with touches of electronica in support of her heartfelt, bittersweet songs. It's a varied creation that runs from the doom-laden trip-hop of opener Oh Brother to the jaunty...
Laurie Levine: Six Winters - review

Fast Talk: Elle Luna's Holistic Vision Of Design

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Meet Elle Luna, a former IDEO designer who believes design plays a role at every stage of the process--even before teams start to think visually.Elle Luna calls herself a "designer, storyteller, and startup advisor." As a mentor at the Designer Fund, which believes designers should be startup founders rather than...
Fast Talk: Elle Luna's Holistic Vision Of Design

5 innovations looking to transform cities around the world

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Last month we reported on how the Living Labs Global Award was looking for innovative solutions to problems in 20 cities around the world. The shortlist of successful submissions has now been published and – as you’d expect – there are some interesting ideas in there. The competition sees Living...
5 innovations looking to transform cities around the world

iTunes Store may finally open in South Africa

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It may be amongst the most successful of digital content stores, but iTunes Store isn’t everywhere. Now conjecture suggests it will plug its gap in South Africa, however. Yoel Kenan, founder and CEO of African music licensing firm Africori, made the declaration at Mobile Entertainment Africa 2012 Conference in Cape Town...
iTunes Store may finally open in South Africa

The Google-funded Nelson Mandela archive goes live online

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The Nelson Mandela Digital Archive project might still a work-in-progress, but the multimedia archive has gone live today, and it seeks to document the life and times of the former South African president and anti-apartheid activist. The project is the work of the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory, which you...
The Google-funded Nelson Mandela archive goes live online

Commerce Department Postpones 'Africa IP Forum' After People Point Out How One-Sided It Is

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A couple weeks ago, we pointed to an absolutely ridiculous "Africa IP Forum" that was being organized by WIPO and the US Department of Commerce, where it appeared the entire event was around forcing extreme IP enforcement on Africa, despite plenty of evidence that developing nations, such as most of...
Commerce Department Postpones 'Africa IP Forum' After People Point Out How One-Sided It Is

Does Trademark Law Have Room For A Sense Of Humor? Dolce & Gabbana Sue Dolce & Banana

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It appears that Italian luxury brand Dolce & Gabbana doesn't feel that trademark law has room for jokes. It has sued a small Capetown, South Africa store called "Dolce & Banana." It seems like the shop might have a reasonable parody defense, but in the end, it really is just...
Does Trademark Law Have Room For A Sense Of Humor? Dolce & Gabbana Sue Dolce & Banana
Samsung South Africa apologizes for sexist reveal of new fridges and washing machines

Robert Scoble to judge at Startup World San Francisco - Applications now open!

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The Next Web’s global startup competition Startup World is coming to San Francisco on the February 19th. The competition has seen over 100 startups pitch in Mexico City, Lima- Peru, Santiago- Chile, Buenos Aires, Rio De Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Cape Town, Kenya, Rwanda and Tanzania. The initiative is set up to encourage and...
Robert Scoble to judge at Startup World San Francisco - Applications now open!

If You See a Fallen Hiker, For Chrissakes Help the Guy Before You Tweet About It

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(Wikipedia.) We’re living in a social world, and there are times in which  life’s joys, tragedies and horrors can be first shared on social media. Marriage proposals and childbirths? Fine. Nanovirus? Zombie apocalypse? Not our style, but sure, go ahead and Instragram. There are times, however, where it’s important to...
If You See a Fallen Hiker, For Chrissakes Help the Guy Before You Tweet About It

YouTube - 2010 Cadbury's Halls Squirrel TVC: by Ogilvy Cape Town

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YouTube - 2010 Cadbury's Halls Squirrel TVC: by Ogilvy Cape Town

Any travel requests? Ask a mule.

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“We were travelling through Ethiopia and while we were on this mountain with a dancing priest and a goat named Henry, we decided to go into business together.” Meet Avis Mulhall. Avis is telling me about how she and her business partner Andrew Simpson began a little project called mmMule....
Any travel requests? Ask a mule.
Investment rains down on South African e-commerce site Zando

Peer Pressure: What Microloans And Your Next Group Purchase Might Have In Common

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Crowdtilt is a platform anyone can use to raise money for anything. Sound familiar? Kickstarter shares the same crowdfunding focus. But what sets Crowdtilt apart from its better-known competitor is something that one of its cofounders, James Beshara, picked up as a microloans collection officer in South Africa: peer pressure....
Peer Pressure: What Microloans And Your Next Group Purchase Might Have In Common

Google starts a TV white space trial in South Africa to wirelessly link schools

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Google has been a strong advocate of white space wireless as democratizing broadband access: its long-range nature can bring people online when the local internet framework isn't always reliable, if it exists at all. The company is about to illustrate that potential through a new trial in South Africa....
Google starts a TV white space trial in South Africa to wirelessly link schools

Cloud computing enabling entrepreneurship in Africa

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In 2007, 33-year-old Vuyile moved to Cape Town from rural South Africa in search of work. Unable to complete high school, he worked as a night shift security guard earning $500/month to support his family. During the rush hour commute from his home in Khayelitsha, Vuyile realized that he could...
Cloud computing enabling entrepreneurship in Africa

Gidsy CEO says a refresh is coming soon

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If Berlin has a reputation for something other than clones, it’s for idealistic startups – companies that want to change the world. And with its quest to help people experience new things, Gidsy has become the most prominent example. Hewing to the Airbnb model of using the internet to hook...
Gidsy CEO says a refresh is coming soon

Saracens use iPads and statistics in order to make themselves the best

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The only English club left in the Heineken Cup has totally rejected the old playbook orthodoxyImagine, for a moment, you run a rugby club. How would you go about ensuring your team has the best chance of winning each week? What sort of players would you recruit? How would you...
Saracens use iPads and statistics in order to make themselves the best

Amazon's Game-Changing Cloud Was Built By Some Guys In South Africa (AMZN)

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You never know how big something will be while you're working on it, says Christopher Brown, one of the guys that helped build Amazon's cloud.  Brown is now the CTO of a hot startup he co-founded, Opscode. But along the way he worked at Microsoft three times and at...
Amazon's Game-Changing Cloud Was Built By Some Guys In South Africa (AMZN)

To stop distracted driving, Cape Town police take motorists' phones

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Motorists caught operating a mobile phone while driving will lose their phone for 24 hours. [Read more]...
To stop distracted driving, Cape Town police take motorists' phones

Men Face Deportation For Running World's Least-Visited Torrent Site

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Many people have a dream to the see the world and a few years ago Michel, a Canadian from Montreal, decided to turn his into reality. After spending the past few years traveling around Europe, eight months ago the service industry worker decided to spread his wings further still, moving...
Men Face Deportation For Running World's Least-Visited Torrent Site

Urban Futbol: Red Bull's 'Balcony Shot' reimagined as an addictive, Angry Birds-esque football app

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Red Bull is best known for giving you wings, through its range of carbonated, caffeinated and sickly sweet beverages. But it also sponsors a heck of a lot of events, not to mention an entire football (soccer) team in New York. With one eye on the sporting realm, Red Bull...
Urban Futbol: Red Bull's 'Balcony Shot' reimagined as an addictive, Angry Birds-esque football app
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