Charl van Wyk

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We have abandoned our children to the internet

A year ago I walked into my kitchen to find half a dozen teenagers there, each one engrossed with their own private screen in silence. I realised it had been months since I'd seen a teenager without a computer or smartphone in their hand. I decided there and then to make a film on the subject, the …

How to use Pinterest for small business

Keeping up with the latest developments in marketing for your small business means staying up-to-date on the world of social media. Aside from the challenge of simply staying informed about new platforms and changes to existing platforms, figuring out how to maneuver within the sometimes …

National Study: Mobile Devices Are Changing Parenting, Childhood, And Family Values

A national study from the Center on Media and Human Development Northwestern University sheds light on the ways digital technologies have changed parenting practices in the United States. I read through the study, wondering how my parenting strategies measure up to the average.<p>The week my oldest …

Why Apple Killed Genius For Apps, And What’s Next For The App Store’s Long Tail

Apple is no longer offering the “Genius” feature as a way to surface and discover new mobile applications in the iOS App Store in the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system, iOS 7. Instead, the spot that used to belong to “Genius” now goes to “Near Me,” a new feature demoed during …

Apple’s legendary adman Lee Clow talks about Steve Jobs and branding Apple [video]

BI notes that Clow, who has been making Apple ads since the 80s, shared some memories from his 30-year relationship with Jobs at a PTTOW! summit.

Pinterest wants to make money — but not by commodifying your passions

RANCHO PALOS VERDES, Calif. — How does Pinterest make money? “Right now, we don’t,” said cofounder and chief executive Ben Silbermann.<p>But Silbermann, speaking onstage at the D11 tech conference here, said the company was looking at a variety of ways to make money.<p>“We have a lot of plans that we’re …