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Sexwale story sign of Twitter times

Human settlements minister Tokyo Sexwale’s confirmation of his divorce showed again that the advent of social media was blurring the line between the private and the public, media commentators said on Monday. Veteran media analyst Chris Moerdyk said the

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Telkom joins Twitter

Telkom now has a presence on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. The company says it made the move to allow customers to engage with the company on channels they may find preferable to call centres or e-mail. A number of parody Telkom accounts exist on social networks

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LinkedIn signs up 2m SA users

LinkedIn, the online network for business professionals, says it signed up its two millionth South African user on Tuesday. The US company, which is listed on the Nasdaq in New York with a market capitalisation of US$12bn, says it has 187m members in more 200 countries. It says the three biggest

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Facebook to challenge BBM in SA

In a move sure to worry BlackBerry maker Research in Motion, Facebook has removed the need to have an account when using its messaging application, Messenger, for Android, BlackBerry and iPhone. The app, which resembles Apple’s iMessage, ties in with users’ Facebook inboxes, allowing

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How SA firms use social media

Although 95% of large SA companies have some sort of social media strategy aimed at consumers, only 51% consider their efforts on Facebook to be effective. The figure drops to just 33% for Twitter. These findings are contained in the latest SA Social Media Landscape study by World Wide Worx. The

Alistair Fairweather
Bubble? Ba-Zynga!

A year ago, the tech press was all aflutter about the possibility of a new bubble in the internet industry. The blogosphere hummed with dire predictions of “dot-bomb 2.0” and equally passionate rebuttals. It’s amazing how much can change in a year. The most

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Naspers rides Tencent to Internet fortune

When Naspers stumbled on a little-known Chinese Internet company in 2001, it could not have dreamed that a US$32m investment would account for more than 80% of the media conglomerate’s R200bn market cap now. Tencent Holdings is the largest Internet solutions provider in China and Naspers, which

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ZunguZ gets physical with Facebook debit card

Cape Town-based Facebook payments facilitator ZunguZ is expanding its offering to include debit cards, allowing its users to make purchases anywhere Visa cards are accepted. The Facebook-branded cards will be free to users and will be made available within the next six months. Launched last year, ZunguZ

Eric Edelstein
Failbook: how not to harness social media

“Social is not just a bolt-on marketing channel. It will have true business-wide impact,” says to Accenture’s Tech Vision Report for 2012. The impact is already there to see: In the US, Facebook has become the dominant tool for communication to such an extent that universities have

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