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Jared Molko
Can I get your attention!

It's been six months since I left my comfy job at a giant, well-known tech company and I've had a decent amount of time to reflect. It was an experience for which I will always be grateful...

By Jared Molko 23 hours ago

12 top young African tech leaders of tomorrow
12 top young African tech leaders of tomorrow

Africa is fast becoming a key global tech market, and many of the tech leaders of tomorrow are emerging from the continent with Africa's international ambitions and potential firmly in their grasp...

By Peter Pedroncelli 2 days ago

The smart hotel of the future: How to leverage IoT to create the guest experience

Regardless of the size or type of property, every hotel operator that wants to remain competitive and relevant will have to embrace IoT devices and related wireless innovations over the next year to enable next-generation guest experiences...

By Pieter Engelbrecht 1 day ago

Apple's new recycling robot takes apart 200 iPhones an hour

There are a lot of traded-in iPhones that need recycling - and that's where the company's new Daisy robot comes in...

By Ben Coxworth 2 days ago

SMS emergency service for hearing impaired launched

Vodacom's hearing and speech impaired customers now have a dedicated SMS emergency service at their disposal...

2 days ago

SMEs to benefit from Google's "mobile-first indexing"

Local small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) stand to benefit from Google implementing "mobile-first indexing"...

2 days ago

Nokia makes a comeback in South Africa with new phones

HDM Global has revealed the new Nokia mobile phones that will be available to the South African market...

By Ilse van den Berg 2 days ago

Tips to boost a cellphone battery's life

All business people want their smartphones to have enough battery life to last the day so it's frustrating when, as a device gets older, it seems to have less power...

3 days ago

#Prisms2018: Out of Africa - an insider's perspective

The following is an excerpt from the Chartered Institute of Public Relations International (CIPRI) 2017 Maggie Nally Memorial Lecture I delivered at the House of Lords, Palace of Westminster...

By Robyn de Villiers 3 days ago

Unigroup Spreadtrum & RDA SoC platforms are supporting Android Go now

Unigroup Spreadtrum & RDA has officially announced that its high-performance mobile chip platform Spreadtrum SC9850 and SC7731E fully support Android 8.1 (Go version)...

Issued by Spreadtrum 20 Apr 2018

Sierra Leone: De Beers gem traders launch app to source clean diamonds

De Beers has taken another step towards ridding the trade of its "blood diamond" tag with a mobile tracking app for miners in Sierra Leone. While Gemfair may be useful, more needs to be done to ensure safety...

By Jane Mcintosh 20 Apr 2018

Vodacom dominates 4G coverage in South Africa

Despite the ongoing spectrum constraints, Vodacom now provides 80.12% 4G coverage in South Africa, with 99.78% of the population covered by 3G and 99.97% covered by 2G...

20 Apr 2018

Kenya's Twiga Foods partners IBM for blockchain-based microfinancing

Kenyan agri-tech startup Twiga Foods has partnered IBM Research to extend access to microloans to 220 food stall retailers across Kenya using a blockchain-based financing system...

By Tom Jackson 19 Apr 2018

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