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Liability problems for WhatsApp admin users

WhatsApp group admins could be held liable for defamatory content that is shared in the group, following case in India...

3 days ago

#SocialMediaBlackout pressures network providers to lower data costs
#SocialMediaBlackout pressures network providers to lower data costs

NEWSWATCH: Today, Wednesday, 21 June 2017, South Africans were encouraged to join the #SocialMediaBlackout campaign...

By Ilse van den Berg 21 Jun 2017

ParkFind - the solution to Cape Town's parking woes
ParkFind - the solution to Cape Town's parking woes

When Street Parking Solutions, a company that manages parking marshals, needed unique and effective assistance with solving some of Cape Town's parking woes, they approached 4i for a mobile solution...

Issued by 4i 20 Jun 2017

Bilal Vallee, IT audit manager, Mazars Cape Town
The benefits of commercial landlords providing Wi-Fi to the masses

In 2016, there were over seven billion mobile devices in the world and the users of these devices demand connectivity for them...

By Ron Lagnado and Bilal Vallee 20 Jun 2017

4G subscriptions continue to grow in Africa
4G subscriptions continue to grow in Africa

According to Dataxis, in 2016, most 4G subscribers came from a few leading countries in northern and southern Africa. Significant disparities in 4G development and adoption still exist depending on the country...

20 Jun 2017

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Learnings from Facebook in Dublin

Popimedia was invited to take part in a social media manager's boot camp in Dublin during the first week of June...

By Lisa Steingold 19 Jun 2017

New CNN Travel multiplatform, multimedia digital destination launched
New CNN Travel multiplatform, multimedia digital destination launched

CNN has launched an all-new CNN Travel multimedia digital destination. CNN Travel has a new design as a globally-minded, mobile-first, social product with an emphasis on visual storytelling...

13 Jun 2017

Nigerian rideshare app reports success
Nigerian rideshare app reports success

GoMyWay.com, the Nigerian rideshare app, reports that it has experienced a 150% increase in registered members and a 300% increase in the number of seats offered...

13 Jun 2017

Enter your mobile campaign!
Enter your mobile campaign!

Entries are now open for the South African Smarties Awards, recognising best-in-class mobile marketing campaigns, which will take place in September in Johannesburg...

Issued by Mobile Marketing Association 6 Jun 2017

2017 Mobile 360 - Africa open for registration
2017 Mobile 360 - Africa open for registration

The 2017 Mobile 360 - Africa conference, which will take place from 11-13 July 2017 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, is now open for registration...

2 Jun 2017

Carmen Murray
Free masterclass: Fundamentals to disrupt and delight by activating brand purpose

What if I tell you there are ways for brands to find a way to bring two economies together. I believe brands have the power to unleash something bigger and better than what we have ever envisioned...

By Carmen Murray, Issued by Mobitainment 31 May 2017

Gavin Emes is in the Vicinity
Gavin Emes is in the Vicinity

Vicinity Media have announced that digital media heavyweight Gavin Emes will be joining the location-based mobile network...

Issued by Vicinity Media 30 May 2017

Good news for sports fans - Thatha Zonke!
Good news for sports fans - Thatha Zonke!

The Daily Kick app brings you all the best soccer stories and breaking news from the heavyweights of digital publishing including Daily Sun, Soccer Laduma, Kickoff, News24 and Sports24 as well as thousands of other local and international sites...

Issued by 24.com 29 May 2017

Three days left - ­save over 20% per Smarties entry when you submit by 25 May
Three days left - ­save over 20% per Smarties entry when you submit by 25 May

If you're debating whether to enter the MMA Global Smarties Awards, MMA would like to encourage you to throw your hat in the ring by offering you an extra incentive...

Issued by Mobile Marketing Association 24 May 2017

#AfricaMonth: The African opportunity in front of you
#AfricaMonth: The African opportunity in front of you

We chat to Philip and Malan Joubert, founders of OfferZen as well as a number of noteworthy apps such as SnapScan, Pondering Panda, and Apps Against Ebola...

By Ilse van den Berg 24 May 2017

Desiree Gullan
How brands should speak to GenZs

The latest Think with Google report reveals that getting a new phone is defined as a life-changing event for teens. Whether they think your brand is cool will make or break their endorsement, in real time, on their phone...

By Desiree Gullan, Issued by G&G Digital 19 May 2017

Vodacom to buy R35bn stake in Safaricom
Vodacom to buy R35bn stake in Safaricom

In what is the largest transaction Vodacom has done to date, the mobile telecoms group will buy most of its parent, Vodafone's, interest in Kenya's Safaricom in a share-swap deal valued at R35bn...

17 May 2017

Showmax signs deal with Polish mobile operator
Showmax signs deal with Polish mobile operator

Showmax has signed a deal with Play, a Polish mobile operator with more than 14m subscribers, allowing complimentary access to all existing and new Play contract customers...

16 May 2017

Fabien Delanaud.
Bridging the digital divide in Africa

For many in developing markets, data remains a luxury and often agonisingly out of reach, even on mobile...

By Fabien Delanaud 16 May 2017

How free Wi-Fi is changing the trade show industry
How free Wi-Fi is changing the trade show industry

Technology changes the way the world works, that's a fact. It revolutionised communication with the radio, made entertainment widespread with the television, and gave everyone access to information...

By Sam Smith 16 May 2017

South African sports fans go mobile
South African sports fans go mobile

The IAB in partnership with Effective Measure recently polled their web and mobile publisher base to gain an understanding of their users' online sports habits, and a total of 5,900 users responded...

Issued by The SpaceStation 15 May 2017

The 2017 Smarties Awards call for entries now open - Get the recognition you deserve
The 2017 Smarties Awards call for entries now open - Get the recognition you deserve

Known as the global celebration of mobile marketing talent, the Smarties Awards is calling for entries...

Issued by Mobile Marketing Association 10 May 2017

Sunshine co's digital sales manager, Willem Foster, Zeno Petersen (winner) and Karlien Murray from AtPhoto
Q&A with Zeno Petersen, winner of the Sunshine Co. Instagram Award

Local cinematographer, Zeno Petersen won Sunshine Co.'s first Instagram pop-up competition, beating 250 entries...

By Juanita Pienaar 9 May 2017

A new eye for 4i
A new eye for 4i

Previously 4i Mobile, 4i has unveiled its new approach, brand, and strategy, as a mobile-first, full-service development collaborative...

Issued by 4i 9 May 2017

Surge in demand for mobile connectivity
Surge in demand for mobile connectivity

African mobile telecoms operators, infrastructure owners and service providers are ramping up investment and targeting acquisitions across the region...

9 May 2017

Need for native speakers to create multilingual chatbots
Need for native speakers to create multilingual chatbots

As chatbots, cognitive technologies, and natural language understanding (NLU) take centre stage, having a workforce that can write these in the applicable language is essential...

4 May 2017

IAB SA/PwC online adspend study - Have you been left out?
IAB SA/PwC online adspend study - Have you been left out?

PwC and the IAB have performed a domestic digital advertising expenditure analysis for the past three years, with various market participants both from the online and mobile publishing and agency sector contributing...

Issued by IAB South Africa 25 Apr 2017

The opportunity that is the small screen
The opportunity that is the small screen

What's becoming clear from watching young coffee shop patrons, in particular, is that mobile technology is stepping in to fill certain voids and it's doing so at an extremely reasonable cost. ...

By Mike Laws 21 Apr 2017

Mobile penetration in Africa reaches 80%
Mobile penetration in Africa reaches 80%

Jumia unveils its third white paper on mobile trends in Africa, and shows Chinese dominance in the smartphone market...

21 Apr 2017

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