Month: March 2011

2 Billion 1 Lifetime

2 Billion 1 Lifetime

I’ve now been in Asia for two weeks and lots of exciting things are happening with the launch of RLabs as well as JamiiX and amazing to see how people are maximising the use of technology in their lives. However, for me personally there has a massive transition and change that took place and my …

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Adoption to new technologies is never easy

Adoption to new technologies is never easy

One of the greatest challenges many technologists face is the adoption of their technology by the crowds and this has been like this for centuries. Below is a classic example of how scared people way back then were to new technology adoption (It comes with subtitles).

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RLabs Innovation Incubator: Making ideas a reality

RLabs Innovation Incubator: Making ideas a reality

It has been 12 months since we’ve launched our Innovation Incubator and it has been a very interesting year as we increased our Incubation Start-ups from 1 to 7 and starting to see growth in making those innovation ideas a reality. What makes the RLabs Innovation Incubator different is that it has a very strong …

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Early Stage Seed funding: What we can learn from Finnish partnered funders COFISA and SAFIPA

Early Stage Seed funding: What we can learn from Finnish partnered funders COFISA and SAFIPA

While in Asia and seeing the incredible growth opportunity for both RLabs and JamiiX in this context I was reminded of how the journeys for both these initiatives started and why early stage support and seed funding are of vital importance for start-up organisations. In 2008 while RLabs was still operating as a community project …

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Top 5 mobile handset brands in the last decade

Top 5 mobile handset brands in the last decade

An interesting infographic by Vision Mobile highlighted the increase of competition by handset manufacturers for being the industry leader in this growing mobile market. It also confirms the research report done by RLabs that Nokia have been a dominating force in the mobile handset market. But with a huge influx of smartphones and with so …

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When dreams do come true

When dreams do come true

As a young boy I would never have anticipated that I will ever have the opportunity to visit places outside of Cape Town due to circumstances that prevented it. But as with most young people I had a dream to travel and to make a difference. The journey of that dream started 3 years ago …

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The New JamiiX launched

The New JamiiX launched

This weekend the JamiiX team launched the latest version of JamiiX and it is packed with the following new changes: We’ve changed the layout and design for a much richer user experience: 1. Manage all your eXchanges from the Home Tab. 2. Easy chat management with your contacts, for a list of supported IM’s you …

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