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Africa Innovation Prize 2018 call to entry

African Innovation Foundation calls for applications for the Innovation Prize for Africa 2018 Awards...

3 days ago

New breed of IT innovators among IT Personality Award finalists

Entrepreneurs and innovators dominate this year's finalists' list for the annual SA IT Personality and Visionary CIO awards...

Issued by ITP Communications 12 Oct 2017

Nairobi's iHub launches “Open House Fridays”

Kenyan innovation space the iHub has announced “Open House Fridays”, which offers local techies and entrepreneurs free use of the hub's co-working space every Friday in October...

By Tom Jackson 12 Oct 2017

Unpacking the future for technology, media and telecoms in Africa

AfricaCom 2017 presents a global speaker line-up in this uncertain age of digital disruption and transformation...

12 Oct 2017

A new distribution landscape: Bringing blockchain to the travel industry

Lufthansa Group has partnered with Winding Tree which has dedicated itself to reorganising travel distribution. With a decentralised B2B marketplace system powering blockchain-based travel booking transactions...

11 Oct 2017

Global firms bet on Indonesia as next startup frontier

Big-name investors including Expedia and Alibaba are pumping billions of dollars into Indonesian tech startups in a bid to capitalise on the country's burgeoning digital economy...

11 Oct 2017

Five SA startups finalists in Accenture Innovation Awards

Five South African startups have been named finalists in this year's edition of the Accenture Innovation Awards, which rewards forward-thinking businesses that are disrupting industries...

By Tom Jackson 10 Oct 2017

Facebook sponsors TechCrunch's Startup Battlefield Africa

Facebook gets behind African entrepreneurs in a 'celebration of tech' week as part of its sponsorship of TechCrunch's Startup Battlefield Africa...

9 Oct 2017

#EntrepreneurMonth: Persistence propels businesses forward

Sabelo Sibanda and Thulisile Volwana are the founders of Millbug, an electronics manufacturing company, as well as Tuse, an Android app that tackles connectivity issues...

By Ilse van den Berg 4 Oct 2017

Ventureburn 2017 Startup Survey kicks off

Following the success of the 2015 Ventureburn Startup Survey, the second survey of its kind is looking again to uncover the nuts and bolts of the startup sector...

3 Oct 2017

Mobility startups invited to apply for Man accelerator

African mobility startups are invited to apply for the Man Truck and Bus Impact Accelerator, which offers access to mentorship and visits to mobility hotspots in Cape Town, Mumbai, Munich, and San Francisco...

By Tom Jackson 29 Sep 2017

Ikea buys on-demand help startup TaskRabbit

Ikea has announced a deal to acquire on-demand help startup TaskRabbit as the world's largest furniture retailer grabbed a seat in the online sharing economy...

29 Sep 2017

New MEST boss plots major expansion across Africa

Aaron Fu, the new managing director (MD) of pan-African entrepreneurial training programme, seed fund and incubator Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST), has big plans...

By Tom Jackson 27 Sep 2017

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International

MSC Cruises' innovative surveillance system bridges gap in overboard detection

MSC Cruises has launched a new vanguard video surveillance system, which will optimise on-board security, allowing for the speediest intervention in the unlikely event a person or object falls overboard.

11 Oct 2017

#EntrepreneurMonth: At the forefront of customer feedback and online reputation management

The industry is increasingly being characterised by millennial travellers and their preferences. With the rise of the millennial traveller came an increase in online reviews - the importance of which cannot be understated as it can make or break an establishment's popularity and, therefore, its bottom line. Online reviews have come to fill a meaningful role in the industry: while travellers use online reviews as a measure that will determine a booking - or not - establishments have come to find value in these reviews as they can confirm great service or indicate where service needs attention, increase interaction with guests and consumers and, therefore, contribute significantly to guest retention.

By Cari Coetzee 10 Oct 2017

Pixel smartphone upgrade highlights Google push into hardware

SAN FRANCISCO, US: Google last week unveiled new versions of its Pixel smartphone, the highlight of a refreshed line aimed at weaving artificial intelligence deeper into modern lives.

9 Oct 2017

New Google earbuds offer real-time translation feature

SAN FRANCISCO, US: Google on Wednesday introduced new Pixel earbuds that the company says are capable of real-time translation of conversations in different languages.

5 Oct 2017

Elon Musk's BFR will fly from London to Cape Town in just 34 minutes

Elon Musk may be nuts, but a remarkable number of the South African-born businessman's ventures have been successful. This week at the International Astronautical Congress in Australia, he announced another “really special” proposal.

By Andy Walker 2 Oct 2017

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