Tag Archives: media players

World's publishers face off against Google: It's getting ugly

I had a feeling this would be the end result. At first there was co-operation and pleasantries exchanged between the media publishers and Google, and then it all went sour. Online publishers and newspapers appear to be heading for a face-off with search engine behemoth, Google. On Thursday, online publishers and print media in the […]

12 predictions for the web

IBM Chairman Thomas Watson famously predicted in 1943: “I think there is a world market for maybe five computers.” In the same decade the magazine Popular Mechanics also weighed in, predicting that “Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons.” Even Microsoft founder Bill Gates predicted in 1981 that for computer memory,”640K […]

Vodacom set to shake up media scene

Vodacom, best known as a cellphone service provider, is set to become one of the country‚Äôs most influential media players, trumping many big, traditional media players. The numbers are certainly impressive. Some would say Vodacom is already an influential media player, with a claimed monthly audience of 1,4-million unique users and 16-million page impressions that […]

Impressions: African media leaders conference in Kenya

Am back in Johannesburg now after being at the African Media Leadership Confrence in Kenya. It was a fantastic trip. Highlights include visiting The Nation Group Headquarters, a big Kenyan Media group in the capital Nairobi; networking with African media practicioners from Uganda, Ethopia, Botswana, Mozambique, Malawi and other places; and going to my first Kenyan Nightclub — which was very impressive and a huge amount of fun.