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Director of connectivity programs, Yael Maguire at F8 event
F8: Connectivity, artificial intelligence and more from day two

Day two of Facebook's annual event...

3 days ago

Google Earth re-invented for new era
Google Earth re-invented for new era

SAN FRANCISCO, US: Google on Tuesday launched a re-imagined version of its free Earth mapping service, weaving in storytelling and artificial intelligence and freeing it from apps...

3 days ago

Banks need to be inquisitive to successfully ride the digital wave
Banks need to be inquisitive to successfully ride the digital wave

New technology, the demographic shift, unstructured data, digital labour, cyber security and digital identity are the disruptors that customers and banks face today...

20 Apr 2017

Phonefinder expands service to insurance comparisons
Phonefinder expands service to insurance comparisons

Local online cellular contract comparison engine, Phonefinder, has expanded its offering by adding insurance comparisons...

19 Apr 2017

Google reaches $7.8m antitrust settlement with Russia
Google reaches $7.8m antitrust settlement with Russia

MOSCOW, Russia: Google has agreed to pay a nearly $8 million fine and open its Android mobiles to competing search engines in Russia in an antitrust settlement...

18 Apr 2017

Solving SA's urgent challenges using cleantech
Solving SA's urgent challenges using cleantech

With the Global Cleantech Innovation Programme for SMEs in SA (GCIP-SA) now open for applications, we interviewed Gerswynn McKuur, national project manager of GCIP-SA, to get some insight on how clean technologies could address some of SA's most urgent challenges...

By Sindy Peters 13 Apr 2017

Digital clutter makes you vulnerable to security threats
Digital clutter makes you vulnerable to security threats

Digital clutter is growing due to an explosion in application usage and advances in the storage capacity of devices. But poor maintenance of these apps is leaving devices vulnerable to security threats...

13 Apr 2017

Uber apps provisionally banned in Italy
Uber apps provisionally banned in Italy

ROME, Italy: An Italian court banned the use of smartphone apps for the ride-hailing group Uber, saying they contribute to traditional taxis facing unfair competition...

10 Apr 2017

Clean tech SMEs called to enter 2017 GCIP-SA programme
Clean tech SMEs called to enter 2017 GCIP-SA programme

Applications are now open for the Global Cleantech Innovation Programme for SMEs in SA (GCIP-SA)...

6 Apr 2017

Hackathons help solve key business problems
Hackathons help solve key business problems

In the digital age, solving a business problem well requires innovation and speed, both of which are fundamental components of the hackathon format... [video]

6 Apr 2017

Werner Vogels
How to adopt a digital innovation mindset

Companies that understand that fast-paced innovation is the key to long-term growth can take on even the largest enterprises who are slow to adapt to the fast-moving digital reality...

By Werner Vogels 5 Apr 2017

Adriana Marais © Kat Grudko
New head of innovation at SAP Africa

Software company, SAP Africa, has appointed Dr Adriana Marais as head of innovation. Marais will lead the IoT Lab, the Co-Innovation Lab initiatives, as well as other innovation streams for SAP...

4 Apr 2017

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Google: Machine learning may fix ad placement dispute

SAN FRANCISCO, US: Google has said it will apply machine smarts and outside eyes to help ensure brands don't find ads paired with hateful videos on YouTube...

4 Apr 2017

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Twitter makes room for more characters in tweets

SAN FRANCISCO, US: Twitter on Thursday began rolling out changes to let people pack more into tweets, subtracting from the character count names of those being replied to in posts...

31 Mar 2017

Let's Code this holiday
Let's Code this holiday

The Cape Town Science Centre is hosting its Let's Code holiday camp, from 3-7 April 2017, to introduce children to the awesome world of coding...

31 Mar 2017

Hackathon hosted to generate solutions to water crisis
Hackathon hosted to generate solutions to water crisis

Rise, Barclays Africa's innovation hub in Cape Town, recently hosted a water hackathon to help harness the power of collaboration in finding solutions to the Western Cape's current water crisis...

31 Mar 2017

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Advanced technology the difference between profit and loss in the dairy industry

To succeed, dairy businesses need the ability and the agility to respond quickly and effectively to changing market dynamics...

By Jane Thomson 29 Mar 2017

Truecaller, Google improve video calling
Truecaller, Google improve video calling

Truecaller is stepping into a strategic agreement to integrate Google Duo, a high-quality video calling service, within its app.

28 Mar 2017

Saatchi & Saatchi Interactive Solutions' ‘Baby Browser' stimulates babies' brains
Saatchi & Saatchi Interactive Solutions' ‘Baby Browser' stimulates babies' brains

Saatchi & Saatchi Interactive Solutions has launched the ‘Baby Browser', in partnership with Poland's leading parenting website Rodzice.pl. This free Chrome extension widget allows parents to read content online, while simultaneously stimulating their child's brain...

27 Mar 2017

Google ad boycott could aim ire at ad-serving software
Google ad boycott could aim ire at ad-serving software

SAN FRANCISCO, US: The current Google ad boycott could rattle the practice of software "programmed" ad placement...

27 Mar 2017

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A little less conversation, a little more action

Why an integrated data platform is the key to aligning marketing, sales and service...

By Michael Bornheim 24 Mar 2017

What your business can learn from the #NerdNation
What your business can learn from the #NerdNation

They wear black hoodies, live in California, write code and give quirky and inspiring TED Talks. Some build annoyingly addictive social media networks and have movies made about them...

By Gary Willmott 23 Mar 2017

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Google tools up to fix ads in wrong places

LONDON, UK: Google, which has seen a slew of companies withdraw ads after they appeared alongside extremist content, said on Tuesday it was introducing new tools to give firms greater control...

22 Mar 2017

Africa's food security challenges driving technological innovation
Africa's food security challenges driving technological innovation

"Smart farming solutions will become the cornerstone of global food production over the next decade."

20 Mar 2017

Using data to streamline the supply chain
Using data to streamline the supply chain

Companies invest in many systems to power the supply chain: warehouse management systems, transportation management systems, ERP platforms....

By Kerry Hope 16 Mar 2017

Microsoft Teams now available to Office 365 users
Microsoft Teams now available to Office 365 users

Microsoft has rolled out Microsoft Teams, the company's new chat-based workspace in Office 365. The new tool for team collaboration is now available to Office 365 business customers...

16 Mar 2017

John Sanei.
#IABDigitalSummit2017: Digital debrief with John Sanei

IAB Digital Summit speaker and trend specialist or ‘trenovator' John Sanei shares a peek into the world of gamification…

By Leigh Andrews 15 Mar 2017

DSE 2017 promises newest hardware, software, distribution tech
DSE 2017 promises newest hardware, software, distribution tech

ATLANTA: Digital Signage Expo (DSE), an international trade show and educational conference dedicated to digital displays, interactive technology...

14 Mar 2017

DevConf 2017 highlights top coding challenges
DevConf 2017 highlights top coding challenges

‘Check your privilege' when coding, or your systems could have negative impacts on billions of people, warned Terri Burns, associate product manager at Twitter...

14 Mar 2017

The workplace is transforming, is your workforce future-ready?
The workplace is transforming, is your workforce future-ready?

In the first session of the workforce transformation breakout session at the Dell EMC Forum, Chris Buchanan, director of Client Solutions at Dell EMC covered the topic of the future-ready workforce...

By Ilse van den Berg 13 Mar 2017

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