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Android 5.0 Lollipop, thoroughly reviewed

Android updates don’t matter anymore — or at least that’s what many people think. Back-to-back-to-back Jelly Bean releases and a KitKat release seemed to only polish what already existed. When Google took the wraps off of “Android L” at Google I/O, though, it was clear that this release was different

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SA social media by the numbers

On Tuesday, technology market research firm World Wide Worx and online media monitoring company Fuseware released their annual report on the South African social media landscape. Their findings reveal that visual content is the biggest driving factor behind the uptake and

Google gets a Twitch about e-sports

Online video behemoth YouTube, owned by Google, is said to have reached a deal to buy Twitch, a company that streams video of people playing videogames, for more than US$1bn. But why? According to a report by Variety, in which it quotes unnamed sources close to the deal, the purchase will be an “all-cash offer” and will be announced

DA ad scores half a million YouTube views

The Democratic Alliance’s “Ayisafani” election TV advertisement – originally pulled off the air by the SABC – had garnered more than half a million views on YouTube by the weekend. More than 555 000 people have viewed the ad on the social media site since it was posted on 8 April. It has more than 4 500 likes and 310 thumbs down

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SA’s top YouTube videos of 2013

The horror truck accident on Fields Hill near Pinetown in Durban, posted by eNews Channel Africa, was the video South Africans watched the most on YouTube in 2013, Google, which owns the video platform, said on Wednesday. Globally, the world watched the The Fox more than 265m times

Second screen no threat to TV – yet

Tablets, smartphones and laptops aren’t having the negative effect on television viewing many predicted, according to a new report from Deloitte. The report, “Survival of the fastest: TV’s evolution in a connected world”, has found that the increase in second screens has “barely caused a ripple in TV behaviour

SA connection in Yahoo, Tumblr deal

Roelof Botha, the grandson of former South African foreign affairs minister Pik Botha, was closely involved in the funding of social networking site Tumblr, which Yahoo this week agreed to buy for US$1,1bn. Pretoria-born Botha, who served on Tumblr’s board of directors, was also a key role player in the $1,5bn, 2002 sale

The S Africans coining it on YouTube

Google’s video platform is making celebrities out of regular South Africans and generating income for them, with some making in excess of R100 000/month. Use of YouTube in South Africa is growing exponentially, particularly on mobile devices, which now account for a quarter

YouTube now in Zulu and Afrikaans

Google’s popular YouTube video service is now available in Zulu and Afrikaans. The SA version of the site, at, was launched in May 2010 and was the first localised YouTube edition in Africa. The Internet giant took the wraps off the Zulu and Afrikaans

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