DigiVOX’s Weekly Round-up! (29-04-13)

Here it is, the much anticipated flagship phone from Samsung! This is the news that dominated the mobile world last week. The African leg of the Galaxy S4 World Tour finally reached South Africa on Wednesday. Hosted at Sandton Convention Centre in Jozi,  the red-carpet  event was  attended by about 2500 guestscomprising of industry players, technology geeks, brand ambassadors, local performers and media publications.According to industry experts, the device adds a number of innovative features that have not been made available on any other Galaxy device before. These include Smart PauseSmart Scroll and Samsung Adapt Display, as well as updated features such as S Voice DriveAir View and Air Gesture. The device officially went on sale across SA operators and service providers on Saturday 27 April 2013.And in other news…SA Printers flounder in digital ageThe newspaper industry is struggling to survive as consumers migrate to digital news forms, the Print and Digital Media Transformation Task Team heard on Thursday.Counsel for Media 24, Ashoek Adhikari, told the hearing in Braamfontein that newspaper companies were faced with having to scale down operations and sack employees.

Google rumored to be in talks to acquire WhatsApp for $1 Billion

Digital Trends report reveals  that Google has been in talks to buy the hugely popular messaging app for the past few weeks and the current offer is said to be “close to” $1 billion. WhatsApp is the most popular of a crop of mobile messaging apps that some say pose a threat to bigger companies like Facebook and Google.

 A Nielsen study that pairs Facebook interaction with TV viewership

Much has been made of the symbiotic relationship between TV and Twitter and the company’s recent activity to attract both broadcasters and marketers to the platform.  Now, a new paper from social advertising platform, CitizenNet, looks at how Facebook activity correlates with TV-viewing habits.



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