Google Maps South Africa launch

I was invited to a Google Maps launch event at the Helderfontein Estate. Of course I immediately agreed to attend although I was wondering what I would see at the launch that I haven’t been seeing recently on Google Maps.It turns out that Google Maps is pretty important to Google with roughly 50% of searches…

Light one candle of truth, dispel the darkness

I just watched a video of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech last week at the United Nations’ General Assembly. It is a powerful speech worth watching/reading regardless of whether you agree with him or not. His speech was inspired by a meeting he had about 25 years ago as the Israeli ambassador to the…

Europcar: "Screw you! We don't take your kind!"

I am just a little pissed at Europcar today. I booked my flight to Cape Town and car hire on kulula.com. The car hire is done through Europcar which seems to be Kulula’s car hire partner. The bookings went smoothly and I even got discounts on both my air fare and care hire because I…

Off to the 27 Dinner with some geeks tonight

We’re heading off to the 27 Dinner tonight like half of Joburg geekdom. I’m looking forward to it partly because we are going to hear from Justin Spratt and Google’s new country manager, Stephen Newton (please no Google PR speak??!). I’ll probably be posting to FriendFeed as we go (look for the comments to this…

Go go alt.conference – a preview of what to expect

Update: I can’t figure out how to add the html code for a banner but you can use this version of the logo if you would like to create your own banner!Alt.conference is around the corner and there are already over 80 people who have joined the Alt.conference site. So what is this all about?…

Permission needed to photograph Melrose Arch's new shopping section

Melrose Arch opened a new shopping section last week and my wife and I decided to go take a look. The centre with the slogan “the space to be yourself” has opened a pretty funky shopping space. I thought it would be visually appealing so I took my Canon point and shoot along with us.…

New license plates: it’s all true!

I was wondering what would happen when Gauteng ran out of numbers on the current license plate system and it turns out we just get new license plates … which we have to pay for! The new license plates are supposed to be launched in the next month or so and we will have to…

Welcome to the first world … Cape Town

I am watching a couple episodes from MyNameIsBill and came across this one I enjoyed:Another reason SA Rocks …Technorati Tags:mynameisbill, cape town, first world, sa rocks, video podcast

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