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1Steven Norris: Gearburn Editor
Steven Norris is a born writer, living in Tamboerskloof, Cape Town and educated in the ways of graphic design but destined to follow in the footsteps of the worlds greatest authors. He has had many years of experience as an SEO copywriter, learning the ropes the hard way before utterly mastering the... more
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2Jacques Coetzee: staff reporter
Jacques grew up in Stellenbosch, South Africa. He also studied International Relations (BA) at Stellenbosch University with an interest in innovation and initiatives and how they could contribute to the benefit of society. He's always been interested in both politics and development and started beco... more
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3Roger Hislop
Roger is a tech fan that is hot, hot, hot for well designed, clever, beautiful things that make our lives a little bit more amazing. He spends a lot of time geeking out in a house littered with bits of cable and electronics. He owns his own oscilloscope ferchrissakes. He was in tech PR for twelve ye... more
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4Martin Carstens: Staff reporter
Martin is obsessed with technology and the future. His work life includes positions at UK based Hotcourses.com, Discovery Invest and currently, Gearburn.... more
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5Rick Bosch
Rick has worked in a variety of fields, from a print and radio journalist to making bubble wrap in the UK for 18 months. However, settled in Cape Town a few years ago, he moved into the online world and as a lover of all things tech and geek related, spent many hours researching all things Android. ... more
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6Asif Iqbal Shaik
Asif followed the consumer electronics industry closely for 6 years now. He’s such a hardcore gadget user that he literally dreams about them. He loves keeping up with and predicting consumer technology industry trends. He works as a full time consumer electronics expert for MySmartPrice and contr... more
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7Andy Walker
Joining the Memeburn team on the auspicious date of April Fool’s 2014, Andy completed his English Literature Honours degree at Rhodes University a year prior. As a lifelong writer and an undercover nerd, the interwoven world of bits and pixels came more naturally to him than a duck to quacking. Wh... more
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8Pippa Tshabalala
Pippa Tshabalala is the former presenter of The Verge, South Africa's first locally produced TV show on videogames. She has a passion for all things gaming and tech related as well as a growing collection of tattoos. Based in Jo'burg, she is currently the On-Air Producer for MTV Base and a 2013 Bran... more
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9Danny Greeff
Having dabbled in graphic design, mobile and online media, Danny is now the client services director at Hitch Digital, a new full-service digital agency based in Cape Town. An absolute Internet and gadget junkie, Danny enjoys normal things too; like good music, Tabasco sauce, high CTR’s and effect... more
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10Dreyer Smit
By day he seems like a normal everyday person, going about his chores working like a good little bee. But at night he changes into the Tech Guru Dreyer Smit. Testing every cool gadget he can get his hands on. Biggest Microsoft fan, but will always recommend the best option for the job at hand.... more
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11Claudio Rebuzzi
In some senses a nomad, Claudio’s itchy feet keep him moving constantly. This explains his passion for traveling and probably for cars too. He studied Linguistics at Rhodes University, which added to his love of language and willingness to grab life by the scruff of the neck.... more
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12Edward Love
Born and raised in Cape Town, Edward is a keen writer who has experience in the worlds of media and advertising. He's been published in a variety of print and online media outlets, including Europe's leading gaming website, Eurogamer.net, and works as a copywriter for a leading South African firm.... more
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13Robin-Leigh Chetty
Robin-Leigh is Joburg native whose education to date has been both dynamic and wide-ranging. With a degree in Psychology and passion for Philosophy, Technology and anything Japanese, Robin has now turned his efforts to becoming a well-rounded online journalist. Armed with an insatiable desire for in... more
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14TechRadar
We love tech! We're unashamedly geeky about it. So we'll tell you what we think in a fair, unbiased way. That's what we're about.

We're able to promise this because we're the largest UK-based consumer technology news and reviews site (and now rapidly growing in the US), our editorial independence... more
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15Stuart Thomas: Staff reporter
Stuart Thomas is a product of Rhodes University. Whilst completing his Bachelors in Journalism, Politics and English, he realised he was a bit of a geek, albeit one who isn't afraid of the sun. An honors in English at the same institution failed to curb this. An MA in South African Literature, only ... more
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16Stephan Lourens
Born 20 years to early. Curses sometimes. Thinks too much. Believes plug-and-play is the best invention ever. If asked what he wants for his birthday he will say a gadget, then money. So he can go buy a gadget.... more
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17Lauren Granger
While studying towards her Bachelor of Journalism degree at Rhodes University, Lauren gave into her fascination with everything digital. As she was more interested in creeping tech sites and Twitter than she was in picking up one of those printed things called 'newspapers', she decided to specialis... more
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18Ronan Steyn
Ronan Steyn is one of the most serious gamers you will ever meet. With the ability to socialize equally well with a room of hardcore gamers or softcore gamers alike, he eats adaptation for breakfast. As a child he knew he would somehow make gaming his job, his mom didn't agree. With the poor quality... more
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19Wiehahn Diederichs
Capetonian freelance writer and photographer. Wiehahn is a lover of stories in all their forms, and has been an avid gamer since he took his first breath.
If he is not working or gaming, he either pours his creative energy into his passion for music or plays foosball in some bar.... more
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20Michelle Atagana: Managing Ed.
Michelle Atagana has a Masters Degree in New Media and Journalism, her thesis focuses on social media technologies in the South African journalistic space with some focus on the public sphere. She has been hanging around the Internet since she was 11 back in proper Netscape days and even found a wa... more
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21Matthew Buckland
Matthew Buckland is a web guy who has over the years worked in a programming, editorial and business capacity within the online media environment. He now dedicates his life and soul to Creative Spark and Memeburn.com. He was previously General Manager of ... more
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22Bryan Smith
Writer, musician, and photographer. Bryan Smith is passionate about technology, history, and all things cultural and progressive. By day a Print Journalism student at the University of Cape Town, Bryan is by night an avid blogger absorbed in the social media matrix, either writing, producing music, ... more
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23Ryan Gordon
Ryan sees things in binary, which is a handy super power for any coder, even better if you can apply it to your world view. With a BCOM (Hon) Information Systems from UCT freshly behind him, Ryan joined the Creative Spark team as a Web Developer where he is encouraged to share his unique take on our... more
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24Shaun Chatman
Shaun Chatman is a well-published author on many authority sites. He lives in Dunedin, FL, and spends his free time playing with his kids or his collection of gadgets.... more
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25Gareth Pon
Gareth Pon a dreamer, film maker, photo shooter and the founder of the official South African Instagramers community, linking directly to Instagramers communities all over the world. He is pioneering the growth and development of this community first hand ... more
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26Marguerite Heyns
Marguerite is a Canadian/South African Biologist with an astonishingly diverse set of interests. During a brief stint working with a grassroots level organisation in Bangladesh, she fell in love with social media and its ability to ignite social change. As a long term interweb addict and narrative n... more
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27Angela Freeman
Angela is a freelance tech, travel and health writer. When she isn't writing she is hiking, playing guitar and attempting to cook.... more
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28Tech In Asia
Tech in Asia is an online technology news startup based in Asia, with team members all across the region. As a crew of journalists and bloggers with a passion for new ways of delivering the news, we’ve bonded together under one goal – to create a great Asia-focused tech news site to tell the wor... more
Tech In Asia's posts have been read 137472 times
29Peter Verweij
After 30 years of lecturing and training at the School of Journalism at Utrecht in journalism, politics and new media, Peter Verweij, started in 2005 his own company D3-Media, which focuses on the following areas: Production of journalistic content for multimedia media and blogs; Research in the ar... more
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30Paul Armstrong
Paul Armstrong runs his own consultancy, Digital Orange Consulting, which works with mid to large sized brands and agencies, helping them plan for and navigate the online space and emerging technologies.

Previously, Paul worked for Mindshare (‘the glo... more
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31Nur Bremmen: Staff reporter
Nur is an enigma with a passion for creating words. He recently entered a love affair with technology and chorizo sausages. He travels a lot -- you catch him, if you can, at a Silicon Cape event every now and again.... more
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32Neil Gillett
Neil is an average, non - salaried semi pro squash player and a member of the famous Hamstring Society. When not pulling anything on the squash court, he is an expert in the presentation, multimedia and audio visual equipment industry.... more
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33Zaahirah Bhamjee
Passionate about all things internet, Zaahirah is a Marketing student, full time Instructional Designer and lifestyle blogger. Zaahirah currently spends her time juggling beauty events and support calls from the office. She has also started an initiative to provide female bloggers with a supportive ... more
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34Tarryn van der Byl
After discovering that a career as a space pirate was not yet supported by current advances in technology, Tarryn decided to write about space pirates instead. Or anything else people would pay her to write about, really. The point is to make enough money to get off this rock and into space pirating... more
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35Henk Kleynhans
CTO at @comparecourses. Storyteller. Built Wi-Fi networks in Africa, lobbied governments on spectrum reform, connected the Dalai Lama to Desmond Tutu.... more
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36Albert Pretorius
Albert is a creative through and through, whether he’s weaving new worlds with words, building his next Lego “masterpiece” or continuing his pugilistic pursuits, he keeps it fresh. He’s the editor of an online fashion retailer but has his fingers in several other pies and has a passion for g... more
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37Graham Shillington
Graham is owner of Brand Foundry. He loves ideas, design, technology, human potential and his wife & kids. He is also into kitesurfing, climbing and running.... more
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38Tom Foremski: In Silicon Valley
Tom Foremski is a former Financial Times journalist and the Founder and Publisher of Silicon Valley watcher, which is an online news site reporting on the business of Silicon Valley and the culture of disruption.... more
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39Andre Fourie
Andre is just old enough to remember playing Xenon2: Megablast on a 286 machine. While there are some painful memories of the school bully picking on him because he dressed up as the Prince of Persia, he is delirious (and sometimes a little delusional) about what he calls the "pure unblinkered aweso... more
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40Marc Forrest
Marc Forrest is a blogger, techie, Apple fan boy and dad to three gorgeous kids. He started blogging in 2004 after being inspired by the Joblog.co.za team in Johannesburg, and started a blog called Durbzblog. After realising in 2007 that he needed his own identity, he set up MarcForrest.com, whic... more
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41Leonard Ah Kun
Leonard Ah Kun is a mobile application development specialist and interaction designer. He has a M.Sc degree in Computer Science from the University of Cape Town. During his studies, his research focused mainly on creating engaging experiences with mobile devices. This included using a mobile phone'... more
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42Sanjeev Kumar
Sanjeev Kumar is a not a tech geek, but loves to track the most happening stories about technology and tech culture. He regularly analyses tech businesses and major development. He is a regular contributor on PriceBag Blog.... more
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43Adin Walls
Runner up as 2010 best business blog, Adin focuses on what it takes to find your “calling” and exploit everything at your disposal to succeed. He lives and works in George, Western Cape, as a songwriter, recording artist and blogger.

His key function is as a songwriter and finding other simi... more
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44Bianca Budricks
A music, nature and animal - lover, book fiend, food freak, self proclaimed wild child with a strange predilection towards technology and gadgets, the rest is history.... more
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45Rhett Sinnema
I was born in Durban and now reside in Cape Town. I study at the University of Cape Town and plan to do a post graduate LLB in the next two years. My three passions are reading, writing and gaming all of which I started when I was very young. Myself, fantasy and sci-fi have always been in a bit of l... more
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46Two Fruits One Robot
Two Fruits One Robot focuses on the technological wonders of the Apple, BlackBerry, and Android (two fruits and one robot, you see?) mobile systems. No matter your smartphone or tablet of choice, you should be covered by the news and reviews to be found here. If not, are you sure that’s a phone y... more
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47Joshua Merrill
Josh is the founder of TapCanvas and a co-organizer of Hackers/Founders, the world's largest meetup group for technically minded startup founders. His passion is the rapidly-evolving field of mobile design.... more
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48Robert Hunter
Robert is currently a student at UNISA (University of South Africa) studying industrial psychology with a goal to complete his final 2 years of Civil Engineering through Wits (University of the Witwatersrand). He's a fun loving sociable 24 year old and has been playing Dota and Dota 2 socially for 1... more
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49Ryan Winslett
Ryan Winslett is an Arizona-based journalist and freelance writer. He is a contributing writer for Gaming Blend and a columnist for Bit Creature. His work has also appeared on Joystiq, Gamasutra and Joystick Division.... more
Ryan Winslett's posts have been read 29620 times
50Sorab Ghaswalla
An old world journalist who went to the light. Sorab Ghaswalla is a born-again chronicler (this time digital), a newbie Internet Entrepreneur and a digital world consultant, all rolled in one. One of the Internet’s earliest advocates, he was snared by the Web in 1999. He’s been in the zone ever ... more
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51Sanjay Kumar Negi
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52David Kovacs
This post was written by David Kovacs who is a young entrepreneur and a marketing enthusiast
from Hungary and loves to share his thoughts and articles on various channels in topics related to technology, marketing and business... more
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53Lee Reyes-Fournier
Lee is a psychotherapist with 25 years of experience. She is the award winning co-author of CoupleDumb.com which is ranked within the top 1% of all relationship sites. She co-wrote "Dysaffirmations" and co-hosts "Relationship Rehab" a relationship web series.... more
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54Hendri Lategan
Hendri Lategan is a Capetonian based web and tech junkie with a passion for all things digital. He recently attained his Bachelors degree in Socio Informatics from the University of Stellenbosch and is looking to make his mark in the Online world. He is a fervent gamer with a great love for film and... more
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55Stuart Buchanan
Stuart Buchanan is a trained journalist who left the media world to join online start-up 22seven, but still attempts to contribute words and thoughts to his first passion. Mostly, this ends up being nothing more than silly tweets about current affairs or internet memes. His interests are technology,... more
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56Ioannis Verdelis
Ioannis Verdelis is the Founder and COO of San Francisco-based Syntellia, maker of Fleksy, a software keyboard that lets you type on a touchscreen without even looking at the screen.... more
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57David Greenway
David is a Johannesburg based technology enthusiast with an insatiable thirst for information. He tends to get excited over hardware more than software and will often be the one in the room going "It’s got 10 cores, 32GB of RAM and a 4.8" Super High Definition 4k screen oh and it makes phone calls... more
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58Kirsty Sharman
Kirsty is a Johannesburg based blogger and digital enthusiast at Retroviral Digital Communications. She spends most of her spare time blogging about all things geek on www.SuperheroStuff.co.za and posting pictures of her Bulldog to twitter… you’ve been warned ;) Kirsty is also part of the Girl G... more
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59Megan Bernstein
Megan has a love and passion for great brands and extraordinary advertising. She is a true Generation Y baby. Immersed in all forms of new age marketing finding it an invaluable tool. Social media strategist for DigitLab by day, blogger for under5foot and Memeburn by night.... more
Megan Bernstein's posts have been read 13930 times
60Kevin Grant: Silicon Valley correspondent
Kevin is a journalism geek who hails from Chicago, Illinois. He spent more than three years working in New York City’s “Silicon Alley” building the content enrichment firm Inform Technologies. He is now a second-year master’s candidate at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg ... more
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61Niel Bekker
Niel writes about and studies games, media and music in all their 21st-century guises. Currently, he is a graduate student at Jay Rosen's Studio 20 Program at New York University. In the past, Niel has worked in Cape Town, where he was employed first as a music writer for Channel24 & Speakerbox.... more
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62Andy Houghton
Andy enjoys sharing his knowledge about technology and gaming computers. Andy also writes for Digital Storm, manufacturers of some of the best custom built gaming PCs on the planet.... more
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63Marc da Motta
Despite himself, Marc da Motta graduated from Rhodes University with a Bachelor of Journalism degree in 2009. Being an avid fan of anything with a big engine, he enjoys writing about cars in his downtime – which is a lot of the time. After having spent a year freelancing in Hong Kong, he has als... more
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64Carrie Garner
Carrie Garner is a multi-faceted individual: a Communications Specialist at a big corporate by day; an avid user of social media, television and her oven by night. Carrie lives with her husband and four furry children in Cape Town, attends a functional training gym daily and moonlights as a Bowen Th... more
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65Shawn Graaff
From the depths of classics libraries and American academia, Shawn is a South African based web enthusiast who still believes in the power of the word, now it’s just online. The Content Manager for R.O.I Media, a Cape Town based online media agency, where she also works in SEO Development, Social ... more
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66Kristian Markus
Kristian strives for clear and effective communication that enlightens and entertains readers. In addition to his teaching and freelance writing responsibilities, he is working on a science-fiction novel and fulfilling his role as Editor-in-chief of Techgenmag.... more
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67e27
Founded in 2007, e27 is a media organization focused on the Asian technology startup industry. We believe in building the community of technology innovators across Asia by reporting on the latest, breaking news relevant to technology startups, technology companies as well as investors on the e27 blo... more
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68Joseph C Lawrence: Columnist
Joseph C Lawrence has had lots of thoughts for a while now about the way in which evolutionary and cognitive psychology can help us improve the way we experience the web. Understanding the way our minds work and process information can give us amazing insights about web design, web marketing, and we... more
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69Steven Preston
Steven Preston is Co-Founder and a Mobile Specialist at Cobi Interactive, the first South African technology company to offer custom software development for the full range of mobile platforms including iPhone, BlackBerry, Symbian and Android. After completing his BSc (Honours) in IT and Post Gradua... more
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70Dylan Kohlstadt
Dylan Kohlstädt, CEO and founder at MyDoorHandle.com and founder at Shift ONE digital, is a subject matter expert on digital marketing whose articles are regularly featured in entrepreneur and business magazines, TV and radio. Dylan has 20 years marketing management experience, eight of which are i... more
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71Nina Lewis
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72Max Stern
Casino fundi, tech enthusiast, entrepreneur, rights activist, strategy adviser. I'm a senior strategist at Golden Riviera Casino. The industry is full of spammers, dodgy operators, and ersatz reps.. I try to be different. In my spare time I write furiously for the tech and internet industry. Self-c... more
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73Steven Ambrose
Steven Ambrose is the CEO of Strategy Worx. Strategy Worx specialises in strategic consulting and decision support for organisations seeking to pursue hi-tech strategies. Strategy Worx is licensed to conduct the Webagility Web Site Auditing system by World Wide Worx.... more
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74Catherine Murray: Columnist
Catherine is currently Head of Online at Atalink Ltd, a specialist publishing company based in Central London. She manages the development of news and feature based websites and other online projects, aimed at the business, IT and finance sectors in the UK, mostly using open source development platf... more
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75Steve Millward
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76Trak.in
Trak.in is a popular Indian business blog which was started by IT professional and self-confessed internet geek Arun Prabhudesai in 2007. It has evolved into a multi-authored news and opinion site which covers topics such as enterpreneurship, startups and technology.... more
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77Toshiba
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78Tactus
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79Seth Van Rooyen
Seth van Rooyen started his career in Cape Town, has spent 7 years in London and recently returned to South Africa with aspirations of learning everything there is to know about digital marketing. He specialises in SEO content writing and affiliate marketing, magages his own successful website and h... more
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80Ray Whitcher
Armed with a mutant healing factor and equal propensity for injury and illness, Ray's foray into superherodom was enthusiastic, but brief. His injuries quickly surpassed his ability to recover from them, and so he decided to pursue the safer and far more viable route of writing about superheroes ins... more
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81Jim Bassett
Jim Bassett is the Senior Project Manager of PocketCake, the next-generation mobile app development company. PocketCake’s newest game, “LavaCat,” can be downloaded at the Google Play store here. You can connect with PocketCake on Facebook and Google+.... more
Jim Bassett's posts have been read 4160 times
82Garreth Bloor: Staff reporter
Garreth is an international journalist based in Cape Town. He has an Honours degree from the UCT Department of Film and Media Studies and served as a researcher in the department.
After an active role in student media, he began at British Sky Broadcasting writing for Sky News and locally has served... more
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83Dee Chetty
Dee Chetty, is an Indian-educated web junky from Cape Town. He currently works at MWEB as the New Product Development Strategist for their Mobile division. Dee is a Blogger with a keen focus on Technology, Web Trends, Mobile and Cars. His career includes time as a Web Developer, Project Manager, Web... more
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84Mark van Diggelen
Mark has been actively involved with the Internet since 1995 and more so with online gaming since 2000. He started and initially self funded SkillPod Media in March 2004 and is currently the CEO. To date SkillPod have built a proprietary online game management engine which currently powers a number ... more
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85Andrew Craucamp
Religious sceptic, professional consumer and full time developer. Andrew is an avid open source enthusiast and keen follower of the big players in the information sector. He sternly supports free media, free information and copyleft principals and hates writing about himself in the third person.... more
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86Phil Barrett
Phil Barrett is a director of Flow Interactive in the UK and South Africa. He's a user experience designer, which means he helps businesses make more money by making their customers happier. As the complexity of the world around us increases, good user experience design brings back simplicity, huma... more
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