Facebook Goes Classified – The new tool, which is tentatively called Marketplace (borrowed from another deprecated Facebook app) would allow users to create short advertisements that appear in their friends’ news feeds notifying them of everything from apartment rentals to furniture sales to job boards. [thedaily]
SAA Resumes New York Flights – All SA Airways flights between South Africa and the eastern parts of the United States of America have resumed, the airline said on Wednesday. [news24]
Gene Hackman Slaps Homeless Man In The Face – Police in New Mexico say Gene Hackman was acting in self-defense when he slapped a homeless man who had become aggressive toward the Oscar-winning actor and his wife. Hackers, giving it a full rev! [boston]
Europe’s Oldest Prehistoric Town Unearthed – Archaeologists in Bulgaria say they have uncovered the oldest prehistoric town found to date in Europe. They reckon the town was home to some 350 people and dates back to between 4700 and 4200 BC. [bbc]
China’s Newest Stealth Fighter Takes Flight – China’s newest stealth fighter prototype reportedly took off on its first test flight over the Shenyang Aircraft Company airfield in northeastern China on Wednesday morning. The 10-minute aerial debut of the twin-engine Falcon Eagle represents a huge leap forward for China’s ambitious stealth warplane program. [wired]
SA Rand Might Take Further Knock – South Africa’s trade deficit ballooned in September to its widest level in nearly four years, reinforcing concerns that the rand could weaken sharply if the country fails to attract sufficient foreign capital inflows to cover the gap. [bdlive]
115,000 Liters Of Fuel Spills Into New Jersey Waterway – An unknown amount of fuel spilled from a northern New Jersey oil facility that had been closed due to Sandy, the storm that battered the U.S. Northeast, the site’s operator said on Wednesday. [reuters]
Looting On The Rise In Storm-Wrecked New York – A wave a looters followed the Sandy storm surge in Coney Island, creating a double-whammy for business owners trying to pick up the obliterated pieces. [nydailynews]
Cars Driving Back Into New York Must Have Two Passengers, Minimum – Cars with less than three passengers will be virtually barred from entering Manhattan, Mayor Bloomberg announced today, in a desperate bid to relief gridlocked city streets. [nypost]
Panasonic Share Price Plunges Amid Gigantic Losses – Panasonic Corp. (6752), Japan’s second- biggest TV maker, plunged by the daily limit in Tokyo trading after forecasting a loss 30 times bigger than analyst estimates because of restructuring costs and falling demand. [bloomberg]
Google Coughs Up R2 Million For Ambiguous Search Results – An Australian court has ruled that a Melbourne man was defamed by Google. Why? Because the search giant had posted images linked to his name on Google Images, implying that he was a criminal. [arstech]
Facebook Shares Drop Again As Employees Offload Stock – Facebook shares fell as much as 5% on Thursday, as many staff who have spent months watching the value of their stakes in the business plummet were finally able to cut their losses. [telegraph]
The Vatican Gives James Bond The Thumbs Up – James Bond in Skyfall must break many of the commandments, what with his serial womanising and killing of others, but The Vatican have issued a full endorsement of the new Bond movie, saying it’s the best ever. [contactmusic]
Greg Merson Wins World Series Of Poker Title And $8.5m In Las Vegas – A 24-year-old American has become the latest world poker champion after winning the annual marathon World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, snapping up $8.5m (R73m) for prevailing in a tournament that started back in July with 6,598 players vying for the title. [guardian]
Stars Get Into Costume For Halloween 2012 – From Kim Kardashian’s washed-up mermaid to Poppy Delevingne’s Little Red Riding Hood, check out how celebrities have been celebrating Halloween this year. [telegraph]
Katy Perry In Awkward Showdown With Russell Brand At LA Lakers Game – Katy Perry was certainly given a fright on Halloween when she was reunited with ex-hubby Russell Brand in an awkward showdown at the basketball. She had her dad as support. He had David Beckham. Russ 1 : Katy 0. [metro]
How Giant Tunnels Protect Tokyo From Flood Threat – On the outskirts of Tokyo, behind a small government building, underneath a soccer field and skateboard park, sits a remarkable feat of engineering. [time]
Vivienne Westwood Selling Julian Assange T-Shirts – the designer is selling “I’m Julian Assange” t-shirts in support of the WikiLeaks founder who is wanted in Sweden for questioning over sex-crime allegations. [time]
The Most Addictive iPhone Game There Is, Fieldrunners 2, Has Its Made Its Creators Millions – Download the iPhone game Fieldrunners 2 only at the peril of your time and health. It’s that much fun. It’s a “tower defense” game. [businessinsider]
What’s 30 feet Tall, Extremely Flammable, And Has Zero Tour de France Titles? – When it comes to demonstrating displeasure with specific public figures or events, few societies are as adept (or dramatic) as the British, well-known for their soccer riots and also for their fondness of effigies. Check this out. [nbcsports]
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Movember And Sons Shave-In at Melrose Arch and V&A Waterfront – It’s November the first, and what better way to back the Movember and Sons initiative than to host our very own shave-in, with a professional barber at Melrose Arch from 10h00-12h00 and the at the V & A Waterfront from 12h00-14h00. We’ll be broadcasting live from the event, bringing you A-List interviews by all who pulls through for the shave-in. [2ovfm]
Live BizTakeouts Broadcast from the Bookmarks – Biz Takeouts, Bizcommunity’s marketing & media radio show, will be doing its first live outside broadcast on Thursday, 1 November 2012, at The Bookmarks 2012 awards ceremony in Cape Town. This non-profit initiative by the Digital Media & Marketing Association (DMMA) recognises and rewards those who have a made a significant contribution to the digital industry. If you can’t get to the event, drop us your comments and questions for guests and winners using the hashtag #biztakeouts. [biztakeouts]
“Our Democracy Will Remain Touched By Human Hands”, PD Uys – Pieter-Dirk Uys welcomed us to his multifaceted world of being: author, actor and activist on The MidWeek Weekend, with Bob Skinstad and Dan Green. He focussed on his new show, ‘An Audience with Pieter-Dirk EISH’, at the Baxter theatre until the 17th November. After they covered the formalities, the conversation could not be controlled. They chatted Evita and Madonna, Apartheid and how democracy will never be easy as it’ll will always remain touched by human hands, Zapiro being sued, and how to think outside the box in this country! [podcast]
To End With Abalone House – Bailey Schneider Road Show – The final day of the travel road show with Bailey Schneider eneded on Saturday at Paternoster, a 2 hour trip from Cape Town. Paternoster is a quaint fishing community frozen in time. White cottages line the impressive coastline and it is a soulful place. 2oceanVibe checked in to the last guest House, Abalone Guest House. Bailey interviewed Kevin Boshoff, the GM of Abalone House and had an awesome chat about Abalone House, Saffron Restaurant, Paternoster and even Tietiesbaai. It was the final day to indulge in some amazing sights and awsome food. [podcast]
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