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Artists poke fun at virtual lives

Web 2.0 companies and social networks have become fodder for the work of Dutch artists writes <strong>Natalie Dixon</strong>.

Twitter, Facebook take on Google with ‘Don’t be evil’ riposte

Twitter and Facebook have teamed up, creating 'Don't be evil' software to counter the tweaking of search results in favour of Google's social network.

MySpace sold for $35m in fall from $12bn heyday

MySpace has been sold to an online ad company for $35-million, a fraction of the $100-million its parent company was seeking for the social network.

Why Facebook won’t be MySpace in 2015

Oh, how the mighty have fallen. For months the tech press has swirled with persistent rumours that News Corporation is selling MySpace.

News Corporation net profit down 21%

The lack of a new blockbuster hit like 2009's <em>Avatar</em> helped push third-quarter profits down 21%. News Corporation said on Wednesday.

MySpace ‘set to cut up to 50% of staff’

Struggling social network seeks to cut costs as parent News Corp explores sell-off, according to reports.

‘Enter the Ninja’ chosen as top video

Die Antwoord's music video for <em>Enter the Ninja</em> has been chosen as the 2010 Video of the Year on social networking site Myspace.

Five things: FB illnesses and outer-space cleaning

The <i>M&G</i>'s <b>Faranaaz Parker</b> rounds up five quirky things you may have missed over the last week.

Myspace goes cool, crisp and clean

There was a time, long ago, when Rupert Murdoch's MySpace was biggest beast in the online jungle of social networking.

Why did it all go wrong for the once fashionable social network?

Buying a fledgling social networking site is the quickest way for a giant corporation to gain credibility with a youthful audience.

Turmoil at MySpace blamed on News Corporation

Departure of Owen Van Natta, the social networking site's chief executive, calls into question Rupert Murdoch's digital strategy.

No point in advertising to Facebook’s 350m users

The software-engineering and server-farm infrastructure needed to support 350-million users burns money, and so does the bandwidth they use.

MySpace slashes workforce as users flock to Facebook

MySpace, the networking site that helped launch the careers of Lily Allen and Arctic Monkeys, said today it would cut two-thirds of its workforce.

White House takes leap into Web 2.0

The White House took a major leap into Web 2.0 on Friday, launching pages on social networks MySpace and Facebook and sending its first "tweets".

MySpace shrinks as Facebook and Twitter grab users

The "Place for Friends" is starting to feel lonely. MySpace, the Rupert Murdoch-owned website, is losing popularity and key staff.

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Durban city manager says NPA erred in his bail conditions

The corruption-fraught metro is coming to grips with having a municipal manager who is on bail for graft, yet has returned to work

SA justice delays extradition of paedophile to UK

Efforts to bring Lee Nigel Tucker to justice have spanned 16 years and his alleged victims have waited for 30 years

Johannesburg cannot police its future

South Africa’s biggest city is ground zero for debates about the long-term effectiveness and constitutionality of militarised urban policing and how we imagine the post-Covid city

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Itec serves up high-tech integrated surveillance system for family food company

The system includes facial recognition software and a thermal screening solution that will provide instant temperature screening of all employees

Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

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