What’s Coming Next In Visual-Based Social?

This past week was Social Media Week around key locations around the world. You might find this quite insightful as we did   Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube all seem poised for an important year of growth and change. When Facebook bought Instagram in 2012, there were just 40 million users. Today that number has increased…

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The All-New Search and Explore with Instagram: See the World As It Happens

Two major updates to Instagram that will help connect community to the world as it happens: the all-new Explore page, with trending Tags and Places, and more powerful search that makes it easier to find the people, places, and tags you’re looking for. With more than 70 million photos and videos posted to Instagram every…

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A Media Release on #FeesMustFall by South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry

A National Business Institution Statement to Fees Must Fall Protests SACCI Media Release Friday, 23 October 2015  INCREASES IN UNIVERSITY FEES In a statement issued today, the President of the South African chamber of Commerce and Industry (SACCI), Mr Vusi Khumalo, said: Quote: Business is concerned by student protests regarding proposed university fee increases and the…

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Ephemeral Vs. Perpetual Messaging: Thinking Outside The Timeline

If you are following the battle of the short messaging systems, you might think it is a one-dimensional contest between the systems that maintain your chat history for all time – like Twitter and Facebook – and the so-called disappearing messengers – like Snapchat – where messages vanish after being read. Each new application stakes…

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Throwback Thursday The dot-com bubble bursts

The dot-com bubble was a speculative bubble covering roughly 1998–2000, during which stock markets in industrialised nations saw their equity value rise sharply from growth in the more recent Internet sector and related technology fields. A combination of rapidly increasing stock prices, market confidence that the companies would turn future profits, individual speculation in stocks,…

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6 cool uses for augmented reality in healthcare

Augmented reality is already making inroads in several industries, including healthcare. A session at Augmented World Expo 2015 highlighted six of them.  Image: Erin Carson/TechRepublic “[Healthcare is] one of the most important and practical applications of AR technologies that we can come up with,” said moderator Brian Wassom, moderator for a session covering AR’s use…

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