[htxt.africast] Bic’s faux pas, Tinder’s Twitter melt-down and Naspers’ ShowMax

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It has been a busy week for technology companies, and having a shortened week didn’t make things easier.

Monday was a public holiday in South Africa to celebrate Women’s Day, but one company that enjoyed it less than others was Bic. Charlie, Clinton and Nick talk about Bic’s faux pas on its Facebook page and discuss why the things that happen on the internet stay there forever.

Friend-meeting app Tinder also had a bit of a problem on Twitter, as it had a bit of a melt-down after Vanity Fair published a less-than-savoury article on dating applications.

The last topic to be discussed by the intrepid trio is ShowMax, Naspers’ video streaming service to be launched later this month. It has turned out to be the worst-kept secret this week, as the multi-national publishing house aims to pre-empt Netflix’s SA launch.

Charlie Fripp

Charlie Fripp

Charlie started his professional life as a motoring journalist for a community newspaper in Mpumalanga, Charlie explored different journalistic angles since his entry into the fast-paced world of publishing in 2006. While fostering a passion for the arts, Charlie developed a love for technology – both which allowed him to serve as Entertainment and Technology Editor for an online publication. Charlie has since been heavily involved in consumer technology for various websites and publications. He thoroughly enjoys World War II films and cerebral documentaries; aviation; photography and indie music. Oh yes, and he also has a rather strange obsession with collecting coffee mugs from his travels.