Ferial Haffajee took to Twitter to voice her concerns over racism, after she and her City Press colleagues took part in a meeting, “to have a discussion about a genuine future, to find ways of altering our work patterns, to do wonderful journalism”. It sounds like it didn’t go all that well, judging by her tweets following the meeting…
Some people like to watch fat men try to ramp over a dirty river in an inflatable tube – and fail. And then there’s some people who like to watch other people being murdered. Now, YouTube is the place to go for funny cat videos, but where can a man get some good old snuff? The answer, up until quite recently,was BestGore.com. That was, until it’s owner was arrested for “corrupting morals”.
Much like Genghis Khan did in the in the early 1100′s, the Candy Crush Saga game is taking over the world, one woman at a time. The game is a variation of the “match-three” game format, similar to Bejeweled, where players attempt to make connections between three candies of the same colour. Sound boring? Some women might disagree – they’re spending £400,000 a day on this game.
Goodbye, TopTV. Fare thee well, for you are no more. After suffering months and months of severe brand damage by asking, being denied, asking again, and being denied again for permission to flight porn channels, the owners of the TopTV brand, On Digital Media have decided to pack it in.
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Everybody needs their own “mood-room” or “creative space” where they can go to seek inspiration, find solitude, and get down to some serious creative work. For most students, it’s a small wooden desk with strands of two-minute-noodle dangling off the edges. For office-workers, it’s a slightly bigger wooden desk, but without any noodles. But where did Einstein, Steve Jobs and Rudyard Kipling do their work? Take a look.
Cats have been ousted as the most popular animal on social media for the minute, and have been replaced by a 6-month old pig named ‘Jamon’ from São Paulo, Brazil. The pigs owner is a bit of a funny one, often dressing his pig up as a turtle. (What?)
Gym-going okes are always trying to push themselves, hey. And the scientists behind the supplements that keep the okes going, are also always trying to push themselves. Now, we all remember the Jack3d controversy, but this one is something else. Recent tests have shown that a popular sports supplement in the U.S. contains meth. That’s right, meth.
Vice Media CEO, Shane Smith conducted a lengthy interview with Fortune Magazine this past week, covering subjects ranging from Dennis Rodman and North Korea, to making money from YouTube and telling old media that they can “go to hell”. These are our highlights:
Remember YouTube in the good old days? In the beginning, YouTube was a sandbox for the lazy creative. Families would post home-videos, schoolchildren would post clips of teachers being hit with various forms of fruit – and cats stole the limelight in dazzling acrobatic displays. Oh how things have changed.
Oh, so you thought your name, face and fact that you “liked” the coffee at that place down the road was personal, private information? Sorry to say but, you’re wrong. At least in Google’s eyes that is…
Yoh yoh yoh! Look what they have in ‘Merica! US mobile network, T-mobile has announced that their customers will enjoy unlimited global data roaming at no extra charge as part of their Uncarrier initiative, starting October 31.
Look, it’s been a while since we came across a place this special. Elevators, four floors and five levels, a fully integrated iTunes home entertainment system, a fully-besmegged kitchen – and then you forget about all of that, and smash an offer down right there and then. Because you just turned your head to look at the patio, and suddenly it occurs to you that whoever owns this house, owns the horizon.
Local YouTube phemon, Anne Hirsch has been causing quite a stink (a nice stink) lately, and her success has begged the question: Is the future of South African comedy online? Watch the clip, and find out. Catch Tech Report every Thursday evening at 21h30 on eNCA Africa DSTV channel 403. Check out their YouTube channel, here. Follow [...]
Kanye West made an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel’s show yesterday to clear the air following a very public Twitter spat between the pair some time in the last 10 days. The full interview is well worth your time. If you don’t have much time to spare, hit part 2 straight away, and skip to the four minute mark for an amazing eight-minute long rant.
Hot Pockets’ latest ad, titled “You Got What I Eat,” is a four-minute parody of Biz Markie’s “Just a Friend,” starring Kate Upton, Snoop Dogg and Bow Wow.And it’s pretty much one of the weirdest things on the internet right now. The video features a blinged out Larry King, a mini spacecraft and a cute video game death match. Weird, man.
Look, we best be satisfied with the “low cost” airlines that we have, because it is apparently impossible to launch or sustain a third one in this country. Tw0 rival airlines launched an urgent application at the Pretoria High Court to have the airline grounded before its maiden flight – the court granted the order.
If you still don’t have a handle on the US government shut down, you’ve reached the point of potential embarrassment at the hands of your peers. It’s not necessarily your fault (it’s your fault), we’re all busy people. Get back in the game, and get up to speed, right now.
What if telekinesis was real? How would you react? A hidden camera promotion engineered and executed by Sony could be one of the best viral film trailers of all time. The stunt captured the reactions of unsuspecting customers at a New York City coffee shop as they witnessed a “telekinetic event.” “Telekinetic Coffee Shop Surprise” [...]
Veteran BBC cameraman, Doug Allen confirmed in a recent convocation speech at a UK university that scenes in BBC wildlife documentaries are regularly filmed in artificial sets to guarantee the quality of the shots.
Remember the accusations that some Gupta TV (ANN7) staff were working with holiday visas? Remember Gupta TV denied the allegations? Well those staff have been kicked out of SA..
Fox News has just unveiled its ridiculous new newsroom – it’s clear they’re big fans of Minority Report. Their new studio comes complete with giant 55-inch touchscreen tablets (or BATs – Big Area Touchscreens), an 11,5 meter video wall full of tweets and journalists furiously touching, flicking and swiping through apps with potential news stories.
GOOD Worldwide Inc – an integrated media, thought leadership and community action platform – is offering five innovators in health the opportunity to make a worldwide impact with the Pioneers of Health Challenge. The Challenge will offer exchange and collaboration to innovators who are spearheading groundbreaking health initiatives. Working with GOOD and its partners, winners [...]
So the alleged founder of Silk Road, Ross Ulbricht, appeared in court today. If you still don’t know what Silk Road is, here’s everything you need to know. When the FBI shut his site down, they also seized all of its assets – a whole lot of Bitcoins – Bitcoins, which used to belong to the site’s users.
Samsung have dropped two very clever ads for their recently-released Galaxy Gear smartwatch. While the watch itself has disappointed pundits with its limited battery life, and the fact that it can only work in conjunction with the Galaxy Note, Samsung may have regained some ground in the field of public perception with these two great TV spots for the product.
Power FM owner, Given Mkhari says he plans to lay charges of extortion and trespassing against a a 25-year-old media studies student and Vodacom service centre employee who has accused him 0f raping her. The unnamed woman laid the charge of sexual assault against the PowerFM co-founder eight months after the alleged incident. Mkhari says he is the victim of a targeted campaign of harassment.
While Twitter prepares to go public, founders Jack Dorsey, Biz Stone, Evan Williams and Noah Glass are pulling together to drive their future share price higher, despite suffering multiple messy divorces over the course of the last seven years.
Well, this is just delightful. An outspoken but thus-far anonymous critic of the e-Tolls system in Johannesburg has erected massive advertising-grade billboards on the side of the N1 and N3, reading “E-tolls. Proudly brought to you by the ANC.”
Facebook is partnering with San Francisco development firm St. Anton Partners to build a 394-unit housing complex, most of which will be filled with Facebook employees. The development – called Anton Menlo - will sprawl over 10 acres of land in Menlo Park, California. The 630,000 square-foot Facebook town will be walking and biking distance to [...]