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Adding intelligence to the property game

Machine learning offers enormous opportunities to all areas of the real estate market...

By Vian Chinner 2 days ago

Why 2018 could be brighter for SA startups
Why 2018 could be brighter for SA startups

The South African economy is showing early signs of turning the corner after a couple of years of disappointing growth and high volatility, meaning 2018 holds promise of increased opportunities for local SMEs...

By Tom Jackson 2 days ago

Industry 4.0 at the heart of Manufacturing Indaba 2018
Industry 4.0 at the heart of Manufacturing Indaba 2018

This year's Manufacturing Indaba is set to explore the impact of Industry 4.0 and IoT on transformation in the manufacturing industry...

3 days ago

Africa Tech Summit kicks off in Kigali
Africa Tech Summit kicks off in Kigali

The Africa Tech Summit kicked off in Kigali, Rwanda, yesterday, 14 February 2018, bringing together over 250 delegates to discuss key opportunities and challenges emerging across the continent's tech space...

By Gabriella Mulligan 3 days ago

TinyLoop wins #DefeatDayZero hackathon
TinyLoop wins #DefeatDayZero hackathon

The winner of the Startupbootcamp (SBC) Cape Town and RCS Group water-saving hackathon is TinyLoop, a project from the TinyEco team in Cape Town...

3 days ago

Nigerian e-library startup Panacea launches Android app
Nigerian e-library startup Panacea launches Android app

Nigerian e-library startup Panacea has launched its Android app, which allows users to rent books, search for study mates and create book clubs...

By Tom Jackson 3 days ago

How about a 'Gauteng Silicon Valley'?
How about a 'Gauteng Silicon Valley'?

According to MTN Business, more needs to be done to connect and amplify the milestones that the provincial government, the private sector, and universities have done to build a digital city in Johannesburg...

14 Feb 2018

GConnect gets new management
GConnect gets new management

Exmile Technologies has purchased the going concern of WirelessG (which was under business rescue since August 2015), based on a revised and approved business rescue plan, from the creditors of WirelessG...

14 Feb 2018

Team Vidr, L to R: Ayomide Okunowo, Roxy Kirsten, Sean Wilson-Smith, and Chaulele Alexander Jana.
#StartupStory: Talking video on video with Vidr

In this meta-interview, I chat to Sean Wilson-Smith, founder of Vidr, about the successes on their startup life so far, along with a 5-minute video of our interview if you'd prefer to listen to rather than read his words...

By Leigh Andrews 14 Feb 2018

Harnessing tech to sustain the brick and mortar store
Harnessing tech to sustain the brick and mortar store

Online shopping has never been easier or more intuitive. You're at work or laying in bed, and with a simple click of the mouse you can book a dream vacation or the latest curved smart television...

14 Feb 2018

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New app a digital gateway to Abu Dhabi heritage

The Department of Culture and Tourism Abu Dhabi is set to launch a 'one-stop' digital information platform initiave on cultural experiences in the emirate of Abu Dhabi on 27 February 2018...

14 Feb 2018

Why it's time to reevaluate your customer communication, starting with email
Why it's time to reevaluate your customer communication, starting with email

Email is by no means going the way of the fax machine just yet; most companies use it, and yet most don't use email very well...

By Wynand Smit 13 Feb 2018

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Automated passport readers at CAI a warm welcome for travellers, defence against security threats

By supplying Cairo International Airport with automated document readers, Gemalto is enabling faster border crossings for millions of travellers while ensuring rigorous security checking...

13 Feb 2018

How Nigeria's Thrive Agric is crowdfunding farmers
How Nigeria's Thrive Agric is crowdfunding farmers

Nigerian startup Thrive Agric is using a crowdfunding platform to provide farmers with the finance they need to grow their businesses and offer ordinary people the chance to invest in agriculture...

By Tom Jackson 13 Feb 2018

Vega's annual Global Game Jam results announced
Vega's annual Global Game Jam results announced

The results of the annual Global Game Jam session, which took place at Vega campuses in Johannesburg and Cape Town from 26-28 January 2018, are out...

12 Feb 2018

Beware of Valentine's Day online scams
Beware of Valentine's Day online scams

While the internet houses a large number of dating sites that may well serve their purpose, there are many that abound with romance scams - especially in the lead-up to Valentine's Day...

12 Feb 2018

Data costs impacting African economies
Data costs impacting African economies

Education is food for the mind. It nourishes the brain. It develops intellectual and emotional maturity. Collectively it creates innovative people who improve their economy...

By Duduzile Mkhwanazi 12 Feb 2018

Michele Pelino
Forrester's latest study shows IoT needs careful planning

IoT will move beyond proof of concept and into mainstream adoption in 2018 and, as recent breaches have shown, leaders must stay up to date with this constantly changing environment...

12 Feb 2018

Make the most of your money with AI and machine learning
Make the most of your money with AI and machine learning

While a variety of popular apps such as Apple Siri, Google Now, Amazon Alexa and Microsoft Cortana promise to enhance people's lifestyles, few will have more impact on consumer behaviour than personal finance assistants...

By Bradley Elliott 9 Feb 2018

#BizFinFocus: Move over Bitcoin, these are the altcoins to watch in 2018
#BizFinFocus: Move over Bitcoin, these are the altcoins to watch in 2018

Bitcoin's movements over the last year have certainly paved the way for up-and-coming altcoins...

9 Feb 2018

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FlySafair enables cashless transactions in-flight

FlySafair has officially launched AviaPay, a new mobile POS system, which enables passengers to use their credit and/or debit cards to purchase refreshments in-flight...

9 Feb 2018

Applications to open for second Startupbootcamp Cape Town programme
Applications to open for second Startupbootcamp Cape Town programme

Startupbootcamp Cape Town is set to open applications for the second edition of its accelerator programme, which will see it embark upon a FastTrack in order to source top-tier tech startups from across the world...

By Tom Jackson 9 Feb 2018

Why my startup scene is better than yours: Nigeria
Why my startup scene is better than yours: Nigeria

Which African country is the best place to launch, or invest in, a tech startup?

By Tom Jackson 9 Feb 2018

Chinese police don high-tech glasses to nab suspects
Chinese police don high-tech glasses to nab suspects

BEIJING, China - Chinese police are sporting high-tech sunglasses that can spot suspects in a crowded train station, the newest use of facial recognition technology that has drawn concerns among human rights groups...

9 Feb 2018

Unlock The Block hackathon helps to improve everyday life
Unlock The Block hackathon helps to improve everyday life

The Unlock The Block hackathon, hosted by Linum Labs and the African Institute of Financial Markets And Risk Management, showed that blockchain technology isn't just about trading cryptocurrencies - it can make everyday life better...

8 Feb 2018

Trend Micro releases digital extortion report
Trend Micro releases digital extortion report

Trend Micro, a global leader in security, recently released a new report titled Digital Extortion, A Forward Looking View, in which it details the various aspects of extortion as a form of cybercrime...

8 Feb 2018

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Evidence patchy on value of mobile apps for farmers

A review of research on how information services based on mobile phone technology can improve the lives of farmers has found only patchy evidence of success.

By Inga Vesper 8 Feb 2018

2018 hospitality IoT trends: Creating a home away from home
2018 hospitality IoT trends: Creating a home away from home

There's a seismic shift happening in the hospitality industry, forcing businesses to take their wireless infrastructure beyond just offering free Wi-Fi, to enabling next-generation guest journeys. Here are the four most important IoT and wireless trends for the coming year...

By Pieter Engelbrecht 8 Feb 2018

Brett St Clair
Your guide to the top three cloud computing trends of 2018

Digital transformation continues to grow with a predicted spend of $1.7 globally by 2019, a massive 42% increase on 2017 spend (IDC 2017). It is a given that cloud computing services will gain a phenomenal market share in Africa this year...

By Brett St Clair 8 Feb 2018

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