It’s been another busy week and to wrap it up here’s our Fin-Blog pick’s for the week. Enjoy!

Kurt’s pick

Microsoft to acquire LinkedIN for $26.2 billion

I know what LinkedIN is all about,  I often get notifications of people that invite me to their network, but I must say, I don’t use it actively.  Having said that, Microsoft are looking to spend a HUGE amount on LinkedIN, which can only tell me one thing … they must have HUGE plans for it.

Carel’s pick

Many insurers are worried the technology-centric startups will steal their business

This is why insurers are worried about technology …

Rob’s pick 

SABC targeted by hacktivists Anonymous

SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng has controversially moved this year to block the broadcaster from displaying visuals of the burning of public property. Anonymous Africa said it is carrying out the attack in light of alleged censorship at the SABC.

Gabbi’s pick

How can trading benefit your small business? 

From losing touch with customers and having no real differentiation in the market to a leadership breakdown at the top that affects the entire workforce, there are numerous reasons why eight out of ten businesses fail. However, sometimes it can be as simple as insufficient capital or running out of money altogether. As a result, more and more small business owners are exploring the possibility of financial trading in order to obtain much-needed liquidity.

Colin’s pick 

What determines the cost of your insurance policy? 

Dawie Buys, Insurance Technical Advisor of the South African Insurance Association (SAIA), is concerned at the high number of individuals and companies who are not familiar with the contents of their policy documents.

Gianluca’s pick

SA’s top eight industries of the future

With the correct plans implemented, South Africa could become a global leader in energy storage and gas beneficiation in the future.