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Fuel saving app from TouchFoundry
Fuel saving app from TouchFoundry

TouchFoundry has launched 'FillApp', a smart free app that will save South African consumers money, as it calculates whether they should fill their car before or after fuel price changes...

30 Jan 2015 14:02

Blame poor internet for SA's lack of cutting-edge marketing
Blame poor internet for SA's lack of cutting-edge marketing

If we don't make great strides with SA's internet growth, we'll lag even further behind the rest of the world, says Strategy Worx CEO Steven Ambrose...

By Leigh Andrews 29 Jan 2015 14:00

Cape Town's Sea Point Promenade comes alive with Layar Augmented Reality - Digital Narrative
Cape Town's Sea Point Promenade comes alive with Layar Augmented Reality

Cape Town, The Design Capital of the World, is the creative hub of Southern Africa - a habitat for artists who channel their creativity into arts of all forms. With the use of Augmented Reality (AR) artists can now enhance their creative works...

Issued by Digital Narrative 28 Jan 2015 10:53

The challenge of e-commerce transactions on a mobile device
The challenge of e-commerce transactions on a mobile device

Do you have an antivirus product on your mobile phone? If not, best you invest in one in order to protect against mobile fraud, as mobile payments and card-not-present retail go on the rise...

By Leigh Andrews 27 Jan 2015 14:00

App-based taxi booking service, Taxify, launches in Johannesburg and Cape Town
App-based taxi booking service, Taxify, launches in Johannesburg and Cape Town

Taxify, a smartphone-based application that allows clients to order a licensed taxi in two simple steps free of charge, is set to launch in Johannesburg and Cape Town at the end of January 2015...

Issued by Revnetek SA 27 Jan 2015 12:31

Cell C to challenge Vodacom on Neotel
Cell C to challenge Vodacom on Neotel

Cell C will "vigorously challenge" Vodacom's (VOD) R7bn acquisition of Neotel and says it will pursue every legal avenue to kill the deal, which could pose a serious threat to its business if approved by regulators...

By Thabiso Mochiko 26 Jan 2015 11:28

M-Pesa takes East Africa by storm
M-Pesa takes East Africa by storm

M-Pesa, the mobile-phone wallet has provided new financial options to places where banks and credit cards are scarce and cash has long been king...

26 Jan 2015 08:34

Habari partners with BBM to connect brands to an engaged mobile audience in South Africa - Habari Media
Habari partners with BBM to connect brands to an engaged mobile audience in South Africa

Habari Media has been appointed as the sales partner of choice for BBM (BlackBerry Messenger) in South Africa...

Issued by Habari Media 23 Jan 2015 10:39

Vserv launches Aqua Native, the next generation native ads - Vserv
Vserv launches Aqua Native, the next generation native ads

Vserv, a leading smart data-led mobile marketing platform, has launched Vserv Aqua Native, a dynamic native ad format powered by the Vserv Smart Data platform...

Issued by Vserv 22 Jan 2015 10:41

Five things insurance companies should know about building apps - Realmdigital
Five things insurance companies should know about building apps

The time is ripe for the insurance industry to start producing mobile apps that are on par with the expectations of consumers. Here are tips for those looking to create mobile apps for the insurance space...

Issued by Realmdigital 21 Jan 2015 13:41

Mobile statements could replace snail mail
Mobile statements could replace snail mail

Organisations should step up their use of mobile communications to get their bills, statements and other vital communications to their customers, particularly given the unreliability of postal services in South Africa...

21 Jan 2015 09:45

ChiChi Sponsored Calls' influence on African political campaigns - Justpalm
ChiChi Sponsored Calls' influence on African political campaigns

Cell phones and social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter are playing an increasingly prominent role in how voters get political information and follow election news...

Issued by Justpalm 21 Jan 2015 08:03

[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 118: Money4Jam with Warren Venter and BizTrends 2015
[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 118: Money4Jam with Warren Venter and BizTrends 2015

On the very first Biz Takeouts Marketing and Media Radio show of 2015, show host Warren Harding interviewed Warren Venter from M4JAM and Louise Marsland about BizTrends2015...

16 Jan 2015 13:35

Understanding responsive and mobile website design
Understanding responsive and mobile website design

Whether you're gone for a holiday or a weekend, it seems like you always have to update some piece of software on some device on your return to the office...

By Chemory Gunko 16 Jan 2015 10:15

App for Facebook At Work in test stage
App for Facebook At Work in test stage

Facebook has launched the testing of Facebook at Work, a separate experience that gives employees the ability to connect and collaborate efficiently using Facebook tools, with a few pilot partners...

16 Jan 2015 08:49

IntelliLAB recruiting developers and programmers - IntelliLAB
IntelliLAB recruiting developers and programmers

UJ's IntelliLAB is looking to recruit web developers, app developers and programmers to start from February 2015...

Issued by IntelliLAB 15 Jan 2015 08:51

Vodacom takeover of Neotel vital to SA's competitiveness
Vodacom takeover of Neotel vital to SA's competitiveness

Public hearings by ICASA are due to begin next Thursday to discuss Vodacom's acquisition of Neotel. I believe the takeover is vital to SA's competitiveness...

By Shameel Joosub 15 Jan 2015 07:22

[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 118: Money 4 Jam with Warren Venter and BizTrends 2015
[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 118: Money 4 Jam with Warren Venter and BizTrends 2015

We are back for 2015 with this year's first show, so tune in to the Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show tomorrow, 15 January 2015, from 9-10am, as show host Warren Harding chats to Warren Venter and Louise Marsland...

14 Jan 2015 14:52

OMG moment: Taking note of Africa's mobile media movement
OMG moment: Taking note of Africa's mobile media movement

TEAMtalk Media, MobiMedia, AddSuite, LoveDigital and Honeykome are all making waves in the African marketing industry. Ole! Media Group CMO Deseré Orrill tells us more...

By Leigh Andrews 13 Jan 2015 14:00

Opportunity matching apps could become game-changers for SA's employment challenges - NATIVE VML
Opportunity matching apps could become game-changers for SA's employment challenges

In a labour surplus economy like South Africa's, where there is an overflow of low skilled and unemployed workers, mobile technology is a key tool for improving communication between potential employers and employees...

Issued by NATIVE VML 13 Jan 2015 12:59

IBM offers free mobile webinar
IBM offers free mobile webinar

IBM is offering a few webinar, titled 'Mobile marketing beyond the purchase: Recognize the value of every mobile interaction' on Tuesday, 27 January at 1pm Eastern Standard Time (8pm South Africa)...

13 Jan 2015 09:05

2015: Mobile is key
2015: Mobile is key

As holiday memories fade and the reality of 2015 begins, members of the local ad industry should strap themselves in for another bumpy year...

By Jeremy Maggs 13 Jan 2015 05:45

Survey aims to measure South African SMEs' use of mobile - wiGroup
Survey aims to measure South African SMEs' use of mobile

South African small and medium businesses are being asked to participate in the wiGroup Fast Company SME Mobile Readiness Survey - a national survey that aims to delve into the adoption of mobile technology among South Africa's SMEs...

Issued by wiGroup 12 Jan 2015 12:11

Vserv appoints telecom industry veteran Shailesh Varudkar as VP - Global Business Operations - Vserv
Vserv appoints telecom industry veteran Shailesh Varudkar as VP - Global Business Operations

Vserv, a leading smart data-led mobile marketing platform across emerging markets, has appointed Shailesh Varudkar, a veteran in the telecom space, as Vice President - Global Business Operations.

Issued by Vserv 8 Jan 2015 12:12

Ebola survivors share life-saving tips via mobile app
Ebola survivors share life-saving tips via mobile app

#ISurvivedEbola, a West African multimedia campaign, has launched an interactive mobile app that allows Ebola survivors to connect with one another and share public health advice during post-recovery...

7 Jan 2015 10:22

Thumtom to change the face of advertising
Thumtom to change the face of advertising

The Thumbtom Android App for smartphones is reportedly South Africa's first app that actually pays users for viewing ads...

19 Dec 2014 12:33

Vserv and XL partner to fuel the mobile entertainment ecosystem in Indonesia - Vserv
Vserv and XL partner to fuel the mobile entertainment ecosystem in Indonesia

Vserv, a leading smart data-led mobile marketing platform across emerging markets, has announced a partnership with PT XL Axiata Tbk (XL), the second largest telecom service operator in Indonesia...

Issued by Vserv 18 Dec 2014 14:09

Looking at 2014 in the rearview mirror - Mobile Marketing Association
Looking at 2014 in the rearview mirror

It's great to see the growth in awareness of the importance of mobile with regards to communication strategies. There seems to be a real buzz building about mobile and 2015 will hold really exciting progress both for the industry and MMA SA...

By Nicolle Harding, Issued by Mobile Marketing Association 18 Dec 2014 13:38

New app for field photographers
New app for field photographers

The newly launched NewsPics app allows them to load the images onto their smart device, put the camera away, edit in Photoshop express or similar and then send high res images, fully captioned, immediately from their position...

18 Dec 2014 08:08

Why a translation app isn't the answer for your business
Why a translation app isn't the answer for your business

Every few weeks, another innovative new translation app is announced to help people around the world communicate. Waygo and Google's Word Lens let you hold your smartphone up to a sign or menu and get a real-time translation...

By Ian Henderson 17 Dec 2014 07:24

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