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.


R80-million: The cost of evacuating South Africans from Wuhan in China

The government is expected to evacuate citizens from Wuhan, where the coronavirus outbreak originated

Primedia CEO Essack leaves following internal battles

Omar Essack leaves the 702 and 94.7 owners after a protracted standoff with the board

LIVE BLOG: Fin Min Tito Mboweni presents the 2020 budget

The budget is usually scheduled for the second-last Wednesday in February, and the ratings agencies deliver their decisions after assessing the country’s plans for the fiscal year ahead

Press Releases

Tourism can push Africa onto a new path – minister

The continent is fast becoming a dynamic sought-after tourist destination

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income

SAB Zenzele Kabili B-BBEE share scheme

New scheme to be launched following the biggest B-BBEE FMCG payout in South Africa’s history

Digging deep

Automation is unstoppable, but if we're strategic about its implementation, it presents major opportunities

TFSAs are the gymnasts of the retirement savings world

The idea is to get South Africans to save, but it's best to do your research first to find out if a TFSA is really suited to your needs

Achieving the litmus test of social relevance

The HSS Awards honours scholarly works based on their social relevance and contribution to the humanities and social sciences