This Week in Digital: 7 August 2015

Welcome to your weekly round-up of the digital and tech developments of the week that we deem to be newsworthy. That’s not to say items not mentioned weren’t important, but for us, your time is – so we like to keep this short, simple, and to the point.


Spotlight On… Dusty Richardson aka Dusty Rich

Before we go here, allow us to state a quick disclaimer at the start of this particular #DigitLabSpotlight.


This Week in Digital: 24 July 2015

First, allow us to acknowledge and swiftly move past the fact that there was no This Week in Digital last week. What this does mean for this week though is an abundance of news to sink our teeth into…come dine with us.


Spotlight On… Tyrone Ping

You may have met this content creator in his travels all over South Africa…and if you haven’t seen met him in his real life adventures, you’ve probably joined him on some digital ones through his Instagram account (@robotfaced).


This Week in Digital: 10 July 2015

What happened this week? Well, things got a little weird. Former good guy – now creepy uncle type – Bill Cosby dominated the Twitter conversation, trending all week, and incarcerated members of society decided to see what all the fuss was about social media.


The Cannes Lion Festival applauds Google Cardboard

Every year in June the pretty French Riviera town of Cannes is home to one of the world’s biggest creative celebrations, a week-long festival that celebrates the best innovative endeavours of the previous 12 months – those that have helped to drive business and/or positive change in their respective industries.


We put a Monocle on the Durban July

The team at DigitLab has been developing its own data monitoring and reporting tool called Monocle,and we decided that the Vodacom Durban July was the perfect opportunity to let it join the race.


This Week in Digital: 3 July 2015

It’s been a big week in the digital world, as well as out of it. You may have noticed that the American Supreme Court passed a judgement that caused a colourfully rainbow ripple effect, a certain Twitter QnA went hilariously wrong, and so much more happened behind the scenes (as they always do).


Warrior Wearables: gadgets that fight to improve society

Wearable tech is very ‘in’, but detractors have some well-versed criticisms to throw at the industry: wearables are too expensive, they’re only appealing to techies, and they have no real real-world value.