New website for next generation status

Johannesburg-based live action, animation and illustration production company Masters & Savant Worldwide has launched a brand new website to reflect the company’s positioning as a next generation design studio.

Youth spending less time on social networking sites

According to new research from UK regulator Ofcom, 15-to24-year olds are spending less time on social networking sites like Facebook and MySpace. The reason being that 25-to34-year olds are driving them away.

US Congress threatens Internet freedom

Global civic organisation Avaaz reports the US Congress is debating a law that would give it the power to censor the world's Internet - creating a blacklist that could target YouTube, WikiLeaks and even groups like Avaaz.

US to measure broadband

As part of the US’ plan to deploy broadband across the country, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is to implement The Consumer Broadband Test to ascertain the speed and availability of broadband across America.

Massive growth in online video watching

A new study by comScore Video Metrix Service reveals that 161 million Internet users in the US watched online video during August.

Social media as journo tool

A study conducted by Cision and The George Washington University in the US has found that a large majority of journalists use social media sources such as Facebook and Twitter for researching their stories.

Call for Africans to post videos on web portal

With the arrival of new submarine fibre optic cables in Africa, enabling broader internet access at lower cost, the website Pratiks is keen to offer Africans more opportunities.

Digital technology and family life

Non-profit independent research group the Joan Ganz Cooney Centre at Sesame Workshop has released a report called Families Matter: Designing Media for a Digital Age, documenting how digital technology is changing the rhythm of family life.

BlackBerry tablet to release

Hoping to cash in on the current tablet craze spawned by Apple’s iPad, Rim plans to release its BlackBerry PlayBook tablet in the US and Canada on 19 April, according to The Guardian.

Google Voice launched

Search engine and content aggregator Google has launched Google Voice.
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