Laszlo Bock is Google’s senior vice president of people operations, that is to say, he decides who gets hired, and who gets fired. And he’s actively looking for people who didn’t graduate from a fancy university
Remember when people were willing to pay full price for stuff? Remembering when paying full price for an HD television, set of golf clubs, or pair of shades was completely normal? That was before the internet. Ah yes, a joke. But there’s truth in jest. Access to the internet has led to an explosion [...]
Gisele Bundchen has teamed up with DJ/producer, Bob Sinclar to crank out a cover of Blondie’s 1979 hit, Heart Of Glass in a new ad campaign for H&M. Conveniently, she models the line over the course of the video.
HBO Go is an integrated service from that company that streams HBO content to mobile devices and tablets. The offering itself isn’t innovative or groundbreaking, but the marketing hook is genius. HBO took the liberty of staging a few scenarios where it would be much, much better to watch their programmes outside of the company of your parents.
It’s a popular misconception that people only sell used goods or black market concert tickets on Gumtree, but on closer inspection, we found SA’s favourite classifieds engine to be a thriving market place. Check this out:
This stunning abode perched on the Atlantic Seaboard’s Hely Hutchinson Avenue is doing a fine impression of a top-level Constantia home. A very fine impression indeed. And you can get that very fine impression for just under 13 bar, with staff quarters.
In the market for an island? If you don’t mind ghosts, the occasional possession, a morbid back story and loads of corpses, this island just off of Venice, Italy, could be just the fixer-upper you’ve been looking for.
One thing that is for sure, is the insanely high speed of technological advancement of every-day items we use. For most of us in our early 30′s, it seems like only yesterday that we were jogging down the street with our Walk-Mansitched to our belts or even playing a cassette tape in our cars. We [...]
It’s been reported that Facebook is close to receiving authorisation to become an “electronic money institution” in Europe. You may be asking why the social media giant is getting into the banking game? Well, for more money of course.
Gerrie Nel has been hammering away at Pistorius for days now, and talks are that Nel’s grilling may continue for the rest of the day. Pistorius’s strong will and focus may have served him well on the track, but on the witness stand it isn’t doing him any favours. Oscar’s biggest problem at the moment is dolus eventualis.
Franschhoek is known for its wine, and the rich folk who can afford to buy property in the coveted nook in the Cape. Sir Richard Branson is joining the Franschhoek club by buying Mont Rochelle Hotel and Mountain Vineyard.
The buildup to the general elections next month is heating up. Take a look at the DA commercial that the SABC banned for taking a jab at the ANC.
Situated on the waterfront in Greenwich, Connecticut , this estate is the most expensive single-family home in the US. The 20 hectare property recently sold for R 1.2 billion. Take a look inside.
This morning, the dedicated Oscar Pistorius trial channel on DSTV channel 199 featured an interview with one Mark Batchelor, a former Bafana Bafana footballer who suffered an alleged threat by Oscar Pistorius in 2012 that the Blade Runner would “break his legs.” We wrote a story about that incident, which the channel referenced for context [...]
Last year Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos announced plans for an aerial drone delivery system, titled Amazon Prime Air. It turns out Amazon’s flying drones are no joke, according to what Jeff Bezos revealed in a recent shareholder’s letter.
While you were keeping up with the footage of the Oscar Pistorius trial, the lovely people over at BrandsEye have been getting their nerd on, collecting all the stats of online conversations that related to the trial. The stats make for an interesting read – check out the breakdown here.
In 2012 the highest paid South African exec received a salary of R190.7 million. That massive paycheque belonged to the then chief executive of SABMiller, Graham Mackay. But that’s chump change for the SA exec who earned R1.8 billion in the same year.
A Chinese firm, Shanghai Zendai Property, plan on building the next New York right next to Jo’burg. They plan to build an R84 billion city over the next 15 years just 8km away from OR Tambo International Airport. They hope it will become the future capital of Africa.
16 and a half bar is what you’ll be putting on the table for the pleasure of a place on the Atlantic Seaboard that has as many parking spaces as it does bathrooms – and it has a lot of bathrooms. That’s not all it’s rolling with. We think the stand alone gym will be your favourite…
To have a successful business it is vital to motivate your staff. Motivation is more important to a company’s success than employees’ intelligence, ability or salary. Here are four ways to motivate your kids, employees or spouse.
There are a lot of lists and columns explaining how to retire rich in a global sense. But you never get a South African perspective. We got in touch with a top private wealth manager, for his insight into what smart moves should be made.
432 Park Avenue, due to be completed in 2015, will be yet another massive skyscraper that will dot the Manhattan skyline. The building is situated at the southern end of Central Park, an area fondly known as Billionaire’s Row. Real estate firm Douglas Elliman have released concept art of what the 92nd floor penthouse will look like.
HBO posted the first episode of the new series ‘Silicon Valley’ on YouTube – for free. The show follows six programmers trying to make it big in Silicon Valley.
Monday served as a rude awakening to South Africans. South Africa is no longer the largest economy on the continent. Nigeria’s newly calculated GDP sits at $510 billion, way larger than South Africa’s $384 billion. Rather than feeling sorry about our deflated ego, take a look at how the two economies compare.
Once serving as the honeymoon spot for Jacqueline and John F. Kennedy, the famed Beverly House in LA has hit the market for R1.4 billion. Have a look at the 2.4 hectare estate and the massive 4,645 square meter mansion here.
Other than sleeping with the director or producer, it is hard for an actor to get a breakout role off the cuff. You have to put in the dirty work. Enter Mad Men’s Jon Hamm. Watch the 25-year-old Hamm pay his acting dues on a dating show in 1996.
Sure, Bishopscourt’s stodgy reputation is probably deserved. But for almost 40 bar, you’re dealing strictly with glass, light, beechwood, and more glass.
Game of Throne’s bloody violencethat we love so deeply pales in comparison to the real-life historical tale of medieval England. Dragons? Nope. White snow zombies that no one seems to be taking notice of? Nope. But heaps of beheadings, disembowelments, torture, massacres, killing prostitutes, assassinations, dinner parties that end in everyone dead, noble families that tend to have very bad luck at keeping their heads attached to their torsos and a couple of royals all fighting for the throne? Sure.
Dave “David” Lettermen will be retiring from show business in 2015, friends. He has been klapping ‘Late Night’ since 1982, and in that time he has racked up a few incredible interviews. Check them out. To see another five, click here. [Source : Mashable]
Here’s a story for all the penguins who’ve ever inadvertently swum through an oil slick… or for anyone who’s helped clean up the beaches after a bad spill. Acublot is a new, very clever way of dealing with oil spills – and it’s the brainchild of an Upington hairdresser… True story. Catch Tech Report every Thursday [...]