SOUTH AFRICA

SA payments startup Yoco raises $16m in funding

South African-based Point of Sale payments provider, Yoco, has raised $16million in a Series B funding round led by Partech, a venture capital firm based in Silicon Valley...

7 Sep 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Israel's plan to accelerate innovation in sports tech

For a country not particularly known for success in the competitive sporting arena, Israel's high-tech prowess is helping to establish the nation as the Silicon Valley of sports tech...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 31 Jul 2018

UNITED STATES

Things to consider when starting an international calling card business

The prepaid calling cards business is growing at a fast rate and still remains to be the most popular VoIP business...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 15 May 2018

AFRICA

Consumer Electronics Show introduces Africa Tech Now

Africa Tech Now, the first Africa-dedicated event at the Consumer Electronics Show aims to showcase the African innovation ecosystem, positioning Africa as a major actor in digital transformation...

11 Jan 2018

GLOBAL

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

SOUTH AFRICA

Jonathan Lun wins SingularityU's Southern Africa Global Impact Challenge

Last week saw Jonathan Lun win the judges' vote at the final pitch event for the 2017 SingularityU Southern Africa Global Impact Challenge...

By Jessica Tennant 16 May 2017

AFRICA

Barclays Accelerator reveals 2017 Africa programme participants

Thursday, 20 April 2017, saw the announcement of the top 10 companies selected for the Barclays Accelerator 2017 Africa programme...

21 Apr 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Mic Mann on SingularityU's Southern Africa Global Impact Challenge

Mann Made Media is the in-kind sponsor of the PR, content and event production for the upcoming 2017 SingularityU Southern Africa Global Impact Challenge for the second consecutive year. Here, owner and local amassador Mic Mann shares more about the event and the Silicon Valley-like culture such an opportunity presents to Africa's innovators...

By Jessica Tennant 7 Apr 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Elon Musk hints at new brain-computer project

WASHINGTON, US: Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk hinted earlier this week that he is working on a new startup that will focus on brain-computer interface...

30 Mar 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Zuckerberg charity buys AI startup to battle disease

A charitable foundation backed by Mark Zuckerberg and his wife said Monday it has bought a Canadian artificial intelligence startup as part of a mission to eradicate disease...

25 Jan 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

HP Enterprise buys US software startup for $650m

Hewlett Packard Enterprise on Tuesday announced a deal to buy business data management firm SimpliVity for $650 million in cash...

19 Jan 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Facebook buys facial recognition startup FacioMetrics

Facebook on Wednesday said that it has bought facial recognition startup FacioMetrics, potentially using the technology for photo or video effects...

21 Nov 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Apple boosts health while Microsoft revs machine smarts

Microsoft on Monday announced it bought a startup to boost its artificial intelligence capabilities, and rival Apple confirmed it has boosted...

23 Aug 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Microsoft buys interactive game streaming startup

Microsoft said it is bolstering its Xbox arsenal with the purchase of a startup specialising in letting people join in the fun while watching live-streamed game play...

15 Aug 2016

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