by Uno de Waal (@Unodewaal) The inaugural Cloudy with a Chance of Pixels creative symposium was held in Johannesburg on Thursday, 10 April. Touching on everything from the ‘third industrial revolution’ to a timeline of design’s influence on nation building; 12 dynamic speakers shared their stories, insights, lessons and observations throughout the course of the day.
Mike Silber, a Director at ICANN, says brands who have not participated in the current round of applications have been pressing to get clarity on further opportunities to apply for new gTLDs.
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the body responsible for the Internet’s naming system, is working its way through nearly two thousand applications for New Generic Top-Level Domain (gTLD) names.
The Mail & Guardian is launching a new annual titled Digerati as a guide to everyone you need to know in SA technology. “Think of it as an encyclopaedia of local ICT movers and shakers and you’ll be only a little short of the mark,” reads the site. “It will also be an essential guide to procuring services, making decisions and just generally understanding the market.”
Lauren Beukes is a much admired journalist who has just released her futuristic debut novel, Moxyland, that plays out in Cape Town and is in her own words a hi-tech fable of the day that “corporate apartheid separates the haves from the have-nots.” But the really interesting aspect of this publishing venture is the multi-channel approach Beukes took in marketing the book.