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 [...]
$19 Billion for a free messaging platform, with almost no revenue. $2 Billion for another revenue-less tech toy… Is Silicon Valley taking the piss, or do they enjoy blowing bubbles as much as a kindergartener? Ooh… bubbles.
This portable home is a far stretch from any RDP house on the market. Dubbed The Tiny-Project, it is the creation of Web designer Alek Lisefski, who wanted to live a much more simpler and sustainable life. Check out his incredible portable home here.
A famous British lads’ magazine is shutting its doors thanks to, what a leading senior female journalist termed, a “tsunami of internet porn.” We wonder if Oscar Pistorius’s obsession with YouJizz added to the tremor..
Good news for your credit card. From 1 April bad credit rating information and information relating to paid up judgements will be removed. The process referred to as credit amnesty will allow you to start with a clean slate. However, it doesn’t mean your debt disappears.
The Springbok rugby jersey has undergone a design overhaul at the behest of their main sponsors, Absa. From today onward, the Springboks will play in the corporate colours of Absa, one of South Africa’s largest banks.
Beleaguered president Jacob Zuma has indicated that his R246 million homestead in Nkandla, KwaZulu-Natal could face listing on the real estate market in the coming months, as the president struggles to raise the millions owed to South African tax payers following the construction of a swimming pool, amphitheatre, and chicken run at his private home.
Social media allows people to be more connected than ever, but be aware it’s a double-edge sword. Prospective employers might not find your cat photos so adorable. It’s becoming more common for companies to Google candidates, to protect their public image and judge your character.
Africa’s booming tech industry is mainly dominated by males, but there are couple of women who have founded innovative tech companies, including these women.
A few hours ago, Gareth Cliff announced via Twitter that today’s show on 5fm would be his last. That’s correct – if you missed the show, then you will never hear Gareth Cliff on 5fm ever again. But you’ll probably hear him via his own thing that he’s setting up. Here’s the statement from his website:
Inspired by Tim McSweeney’s hilarious script for a generic brand video, the chaps over at Dissolve whipped together this generic brand video. It’s wonderful, and excellent. It promotes synergy between your brain, and your eyes. It augments the – you know what, just watch the frigging video.
Grade-I listed Caverswall Castle, near Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, is on the market for R53 million, which is the equivalent price of a a double parking garage on Nettleton Road. Bloody bargain, chaps. Here’s more, from the Telegraph: The castle was bought by property tycoon Robin MacDonald eight years ago for £1.7 million, and has now been [...]
No doubt you’ll know by now that South African messaging platform, Mxit has expanded operations to India, where it hopes to tap in to a feature phone market of half a billion users. But with WhatsApp and WeChat angling aggressively for the same slice of pie, how much hope does our homegrown company have? Check it out.
South Africa’s economy is experiencing an economic bubble similar to the kind that precipitated the downfall of Western economies in 2008. Even though the South African economy has received a bit of attention after the Rand fell considerably to the US Dollar, some analysts foresee a looming financial crisis in a couple of years for the emerging markets, including South Africa.
The Telegraph has conducted a lengthy, and very cool interview with documentarian Louis Theroux. These were our favourite parts. If nerd was a diagnosis in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual [of Mental Disorders] you would check off… No, not all of them — I’m not that good with computers. But I’ve got glasses, I’m not [...]
No business can afford to ignore the power of social media. Big business in particular is starting to cotton onto the fact that social media gives consumers inordinate power over their carefully crafted brand identities. So what’s the next big thing in this rapidly developing space? Here’s Seth’s opinion.
The United Kingdom’s Advertising Standards Authority has a new record holder for the most complained about advertisement in that country’s history. Want to bet what it was about?
Look, if you’re going to isolate yourself from the City Bowl behind one of the worst morning commutes in the world, you need to get a lot of bang for your buck. In that sense, this is a nuclear bomb. In fact, it’s so nice, you won’t even want to leave your pad. How many of you have considered a “braai room”? Start considering it.
The cost of living is exorbitant these days, and if you have a hard time staying connected due to the cost of a good internet connection, then you should be using one of Cape Town’s many free WiFi networks. The incredible peeps at Our Hood have compiled a rather nifty navigable Google Map, which pin-points the best free WiFi spots in Cape Town.
SA consumers are generally more tech savvy than their retail counterparts. A recent report by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) indicates SA consumers want retailers to up their game; provide convenient store locations, websites that enable them to easily find and purchase products online and provide easy-to-use mobile platforms.
Here is the new £1 coin for numismatists, a big word for coin collectors, to drool over. The new 12-sided design, similar to the three pence piece currently in circulation, is said to be the hardest in the world to fake.
What is the exact definition of “Tennessee Whiskey”, anyway? For an alcohol to qualify as Tennessee Whiskey, it must be fermented in the state from mash of 51 percent corn, aged in brand-new charred oak barrels, filtered through maple charcoal and bottled at over 80 proof. That’s how Jack Daniel’s make their whiskey, which is why they’re allowed to call it that. But that could change if lawmakers in Tennessee get their way.
Times are tough for Vijay Mallya. It’s almost a year since he shutdown his airline and had his name taken off the Forbes billionaires list. The Indian mogul’s estimated net worth has dwindled from $1.4 billion in 2012, to a mere $750 million in October last year. This bad spell has led Mallya to part ways with his R70 million Clifton pad.
Bitcoin is an incredibly divisive topic. Should you buy, should you sell? Perhaps you should ask Warren Buffett. Here’s his advice.
Don Draper is a hard-drinking, chain-smoking, smooth-talking ad man with a shadowy past, and he has a way with words. And over the past couple of seasons he has dropped more than a few pearls of wisdom.