Messaging Service ‘WhatsApp’ Has Tough Week

Messaging Service ‘WhatsApp’ Has Tough Week

WhatsApp shutdown in Zimbabwe This week Zimbabwe was rocked by national protests against government corruption, economic collapse and the long-tenure of Mugabe, now 92. The response of the government was to shut down the messaging service WhatsApp, which is owned by Facebook. It is also alleged that they limited the access to the Internet for most of the day. The protests were largely organised and mobilized over WhatsApp and social media. Hashtags such as #ShutDownZim,…

Big Data Solutions For The Gaming Industry

Big Data Solutions For The Gaming Industry

Big Data, The Cloud and Gaming Big Data plays a major role in gaming, an industry valued at over $90 billion today. With the gaming industry more competitive than ever, developers are trying to understand player psychology and behavior to ensure games are constructed in such a way that players find their “flow zone.” Ensuring gamers keep coming back through game optimization, refining factors which encourage titles going viral, and additionally monetizing games through in-game…

Clouding Around With The Unicorns

Clouding Around With The Unicorns

The Social Unicorn Early investors and technology consumers alike love the poignantly named “Unicorn” companies, or private startups that reach the $1 billion valuation. The most recent unicorn spotting is social media game-changer Snapchat, which was recently valued at $16 billion. According to a recent infographic from Alexa discovered via Adweek, Snapchat also proves to be one of the rarest unicorns of all. In the technology industry, 25% of all unicorn companies are in the…

E-Commerce Advances For Savvy Marketers

E-Commerce Advances For Savvy Marketers

Digital Marketing Platforms Advertising and marketing techniques have progressed rapidly in the last decade with both channel focus and the direction of content shifting considerably due primarily to advances in cloud technology. Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Digital Commerce 2016 singles out a few ecommerce providers who are topping their sector in both ability to execute and completeness of vision, and Gartner reports, “Digital commerce platforms enable organizations to build B2B, B2C or B2B-to-consumer commerce sites…

The Week In Tech: Twitter, Microsoft and Apple

The Week In Tech: Twitter, Microsoft and Apple

The Week In Tech There is no doubt that the biggest tech story of the week (and possibly the year, so far), is that Microsoft is buying LinkedIn for the cash price of $26.2 billion. That’s a massive investment from Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and a vote of confidence in a company that is beloved by those who use it, but which has never really been able to monetize in the same way that other…

The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – If Only So Easy

The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – If Only So Easy

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