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Media Release: Sell digital products, automate marketing and manage orders with Boxrockit.com – an e-commerce app for Twitter.

Twitter is already being used by many as a channel for customer engagement, marketing, sales and customer service. Why not e-commerce? Twitter CEO Dick Costolo recently revealed that there are 100 million global active users on Twitter. The company has shown stunning growth. It takes a mere week for users to send a billion Tweets.…

Boxrockit.com is live!

We just launched boxrockit.com! Here’s a quick overview of the product: What is Boxrockit? Boxrockit is a social commerce application that allows users to sell digital products on Twitter. Users can sell music, eBooks, videos, digital art, photography, fonts, software and other downloadable products. The app helps users automate promotional and product tweets with a…

News Roundup: September 2011

I was contemplating whether to avoid publishing September’s news as I didn’t have much to say. The team worked on getting stuff done, but there’s nothing to show or talk about publicly yet. When that thought felt like a cop out – I got my act together. So here I am, updating the September news…

News Roundup: August 2011

Don’t get a Border Collie – they have an annoying herding instinct, they require loads of energy, they need a job, they chase things, they jump 6-foot fences, they are prone to behaviour problems. I mean you don’t really want something that nips, digs and chews! (Don’t all dogs?) Did you know they suffer from…

News Roundup: July 2011

This month we’ve been kicking ass at Wixel. For real. Geeks can do sport too you know. Sean was preparing for a kickboxing tournament – when he wasn’t kicking code butt, he was punching the crap out of the new boxing bag at he office. We’re all a little fearful after seeing the round house…

Beverley Merriman at Brightest Young Minds Summit

Bev was invited to speak at the Brightest Young Minds Summit in South Africa. She spoke on Entrepreneurship & Innovation. Here are 10 quotes from her talk: 1.“The next generation of technology always helps create the next generation of entrepreneur and vice versa.” 2. “As professional opportunists and imaginateers, entrepreneurs are all about unmet needs,…

News Roundup: June 2011

This post is a whopping 12 days late. I’d love to apologise but I believe apologies online are very last season. I’ll just shrug it off like Google shrugs off criticism on Google Plus. I was going through speaker prep, followed by speaker jitters followed by speaking-gig postmortem. Much like being a blogger and never…

News Roundup: May 2011

Never underestimate the effectiveness of a bribe. The radical journalist, novelist and freelance commentator, Claud Cockburn, once said “Never underestimate the effectiveness of a straight cash bribe”. I think that it’s perfectly sensible advice. That said, it might explain why he claimed the MI5 were spying on him. One should never take the son of…

News Roundup: April 2011

This roundup is a notch late. We apologize, it’s just that the Royal Wedding reruns took up more time than we bargained for. If you don’t quite understand what the whole thing is about, it’s okay. Think of the royal wedding as a Steve Jobs keynote, but for girls. We loved the whole show –…

Druid Released on GitHub

We released Druid, an experimental PHP MVC Framework on GitHub. Yes, we know there are many existing frameworks. So why create another, you ask? 1. Because we can. It happens to be an excellent learning experience where you hone in on design patterns and considerations. 2. No framework is created equally. Using existing frameworks can…