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Google backs farm-focused startup as AgTech blooms
Google backs farm-focused startup as AgTech blooms

SAN FRANCISCO: Google on Tuesday pumped $15 million into a farming-focused technology startup, the latest in a surge of investment applying Internet innovations to growing food...

20 May 2015 10:15

AOL signs off after 30-year connection
AOL signs off after 30-year connection

WASHINGTON, US: Over its 30-year history, the company got America on the internet, became a corporate power, lost its lustre and reinvented itself several times in an effort to stay relevant...

13 May 2015 11:05

Verizon buys faded internet pioneer AOL for US$4.4bn
Verizon buys faded internet pioneer AOL for US$4.4bn

WASHINGTON, US: Verizon said on Tuesday it is buying internet pioneer AOL for approximately $4.4 billion, enabling the US telecom giant to boost its presence in online media and advertising...

13 May 2015 11:00

Spotify triples losses, reportedly to launch video streaming
Spotify triples losses, reportedly to launch video streaming

STOCKHOLM: Spotify, the world leader in music streaming, said on Friday it had tripled its losses in 2014 owing to heavy investments, as media reported the group would soon begin streaming videos...

11 May 2015 15:30

ICT will come to the rescue of education - but it's not a quick fix, says ex-Rand Merchant Bank COO
ICT will come to the rescue of education - but it's not a quick fix, says ex-Rand Merchant Bank COO

The DBE cannot roll out effective ICT interventions in schools overnight, or on its own, but there is a plan...

11 May 2015 14:38

Cloud computing predictions
Cloud computing predictions

In the past 18 months we have seen cloud computing enabling great innovations, both in consumer and enterprise products, as it has become the new normal for organisations of all sizes. Cloud is now the engine room for inventions by young businesses as well as transforming established companies into lean, fast-moving innovators. It is safe to say cloud computing is already having a broad impact...

By Werner Vogels 7 May 2015 09:30

US$100 million for startup to 'reimagine education'
US$100 million for startup to 'reimagine education'

WASHINGTON: Tech industry leaders including Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg have raised $100 million for an education initiative aimed at "reimagining" schools from the elementary school level...

6 May 2015 14:30

The Internet of Things is on its way... Brace yourself...
The Internet of Things is on its way... Brace yourself...

The scope of the Internet of Things (IoT) is huge. Internet-connected devices are growing exponentially. The number of devices that the typical enterprise worker uses sometimes outnumbers the user 8:1, with the average non-enterprise consumer not far behind. Because of this paradigm, organisations are investing heavily in an effort to leverage IoT and bring new productivity tools and solutions to market...

By Peter Melerud 6 May 2015 08:40

How to use Twitter's keyword targeting in timeline
How to use Twitter's keyword targeting in timeline

Since Twitter launched keyword targeting in timeline, brands and advertisers have developed useful techniques to use the feature to reach the right people in the right moment. Here are five ways to use keyword targeting to make your Twitter campaigns more effective...

By Bryan Sise 4 May 2015 13:30

Saab Grintek Defence sponsors Techno-Girl programme
Saab Grintek Defence sponsors Techno-Girl programme

South African defence manufacturer Saab Grintek Defence sponsored 120 tablet computers and a year's worth of data to the value of R225,000 for the finalists in the Department of Small Business Development's Techno-Girl programme, part of its Technology for Women in Business (TWIB) initiative...

28 Apr 2015 10:15

eLearning Africa 2015 calls leaders to "leapfrog the shackles of convention"
eLearning Africa 2015 calls leaders to "leapfrog the shackles of convention"

eLearning Africa will celebrate its tenth anniversary next month in Addis Ababa with a typically diverse and challenging agenda focusing on how technology and learning are changing the African continent...

24 Apr 2015 13:40

Is your website UX ready?
Is your website UX ready?

On 21 April Google launched a new mobile-friendly algorithm that rewards websites that are fully optimised for mobile with higher rankings in search results...

24 Apr 2015 07:07

The art of successful IT recruitment
The art of successful IT recruitment

Art and science, they're polar opposites and don't exist on the same continuum. Well, that's what we've been taught to believe. But what if I told you that wasn't true?

By Lara Green 23 Apr 2015 14:28

Mitchell Barker
Fibre optic broadband boosts businesses

Fibre optic broadband is one of the most significant advances and improvements in broadband technology...

By Mitchell Barker 22 Apr 2015 14:17

V&A Waterfront and OPEN open co-working hub at Watershed
V&A Waterfront and OPEN open co-working hub at Watershed

Last week marked the launch of the V&A Waterfront and OPEN's Workshop17, an innovation and co-working hub at the V&A Waterfront; a space dedicated to enabling and showcasing solutions for Africa; a co-working hub for people to work, meet and accelerate ideas for positive social and economic impact.

20 Apr 2015 10:00

Aaron Thornton
Three security issues to consider when using public Wi-Fi

Public Wi-Fi is almost everywhere nowadays - and while it's convenient to use, there are hidden security risks you should know about...

By Aaron Thornton 20 Apr 2015 07:01

The mobile revolution in Africa
The mobile revolution in Africa

The influx of mobile phone has enhanced ease of access across the world - no more so than in Africa...

17 Apr 2015 15:25

Soweto Wireless pushes for content to stay local
Soweto Wireless pushes for content to stay local

The Soweto Wireless User Group says it will go live this month, and it is partly thanks to critical support received from Africa's only vendor neutral data centre, Teraco...

16 Apr 2015 11:11

Now MTN to hit users
Now MTN to hit users

NEWSWATCH: MTN has joined Vodacom and Cell C in hiking its prices, and the SABC might be a bit leaky... from the top, but has said 'Sorry' to the EFF...

16 Apr 2015 06:20

Keeping the connected generation safe online
Keeping the connected generation safe online

Always-on connectivity has become part and parcel of today's society, with more and more people relying heavily on email, social media and web browsing...

By Simeon Tassev 13 Apr 2015 12:59

Neil Cameron
One security platform to rule them all?

Each type of facility is different so it needs a different security solution...

By Neil Cameron 9 Apr 2015 10:22

Avanti to deliver ICT infrastructure and e-learning programme in Tanzania
Avanti to deliver ICT infrastructure and e-learning programme in Tanzania

Avanti Communications has been appointed by the UK Space Agency to deliver a major ICT infrastructure and e-learning programme to teachers in Tanzania...

31 Mar 2015 13:48

NMMU to research faster, cheaper alternative to ADSL broadband
NMMU to research faster, cheaper alternative to ADSL broadband

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) will conduct pioneering research around optical fibre data transport for the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope...

30 Mar 2015 10:30

The dawn of medical cities
The dawn of medical cities

Within our lifetime, the global population is set to grow and change demographics at a rate unseen by previous generations. This puts enormous pressures on all industries, but specifically health care...

By John Raspin 26 Mar 2015 08:23

UC and the IoT are shaping the future of business
UC and the IoT are shaping the future of business

Looking back over the past two decades, many technologies have emerged that have revolutionised the way the world works, interacts and communicates. However, none have been as disruptive as the internet as a force for change...

20 Mar 2015 11:54

Tourism, hospitality and small business app launched
Tourism, hospitality and small business app launched

Awesome South Africa is a mobile application that presents a platform to promote products, services and establishments in a wide range of industries for the benefit of vendors and merchants...

20 Mar 2015 11:41

Jamming was to stop drones, says Mahlobo
Jamming was to stop drones, says Mahlobo

State Security Minister David Mahlobo this week insisted that the jamming device used in Parliament during the state of the nation address was designed to stop the operation of drones in parliamentary air space, and prevent cellphones being used as triggers for explosive devices.

18 Mar 2015 07:14

Industry 4.0 - where the Internet of Things meets industry
Industry 4.0 - where the Internet of Things meets industry

When we talk about the Internet of Things (IoT), we tend to think of connected homes and smart devices making our lives easier and more efficient through the use of technology. However, when the same technology is applied to manufacturing, the potential for improvements is immense...

By Klaus Dieter Rennert 17 Mar 2015 11:56

Wi-Fi Forum of South Africa launched
Wi-Fi Forum of South Africa launched

An inaugural conference of the Wi-Fi Forum of South Africa was recently held, officially establishing the Forum as an active player in the development of the country's Wi-Fi sector...

16 Mar 2015 15:03

Study finds that children are encountering dangerous content on the internet
Study finds that children are encountering dangerous content on the internet

The Kaspersky Lab study 'Children Online' has revealed that, in 2014, 68% of users of Kaspersky Lab's Parental Control technologies encountered inappropriate or dangerous content online...

16 Mar 2015 14:41

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