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About New Myspace

Alex de Coning Posted by on the 26th of September 2012 | Comments

Preamble:
No doubt that you’ve heard of Myspace, even if it was something like, “Hey, remember that thing before Facebook? What was it called? Oh yeah, Myspace!”

I actually still have a Myspace account. Admittedly, I haven’t logged in, in about four years, but it’s still there, with my rubbish photos and ridiculous wall posts. The nice thing about Myspace, at least in the days of yore, was that your profile was completely customisable, from background, to the fonts, the box shapes and sizes, their placement, content and other plugins. I hosted videos and games on my profile, come for the laughs, stay for the games.

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Zunguz, Your Finance and Facebook

Alex de Coning Posted by on the 28th of August 2012 | Comments

I doubt you’ve heard of ZunguZ yet. Don’t fret, if they deliver on their value proposition, you will soon. Essentially, Cape Town based ZunguZ has developed the first micro lending and money transfer application on Facebook and according to co-founder Robert Sussman, the app is more secure than a credit card transaction.

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South African airspace becomes cyberspace

Alex de Coning Posted by on the 8th of May 2012 | Comments

In a first for South Africa, Wireless G, together with Mango and Vodacom, bring you Wi-Fi in the sky. By using G-Connect In-Flight Wi-Fi, Mango Guests can now surf the web when travelling between South Africa’s major centres, at 30, 000 feet.

G-Connect In-Flight Wi-Fi allows for full Internet connectivity on board Mango’s aircraft, including sending and receiving emails, web browsing as well as the use of all social networks. An air-to-land SMS service will also be available, managed through a web service.

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Pirates of the Cyberean

Alex de Coning Posted by on the 3rd of April 2012 | Comments

Today’s blog post is inspired by a Matthew Inman cartoon that featured on The Oatmeal not too long ago; http://theoatmeal.com/comics/game_of_thrones.
The cartoon is about the trials and tribulations of a “law-abiding citizen”, trying to watch an episode of the popular series, Game of Thrones, and how trying to do so legally proved to be quite a hassle.

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