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Leaderex 2018 drives digital transformation agenda

The focus for Leaderex 2018 is digital transformation...

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Innovate quicker with scriptless Test Automation
Innovate quicker with scriptless Test Automation

Developing and launching a successful software product, service or app is typically a laborious task...

By Yamini Gajapathy 16 Aug 2018

Twitter Lite.
Twitter Lite now available in over 45 countries

Twitter announced this week that it has expanded Twitter Lite to 21 more countries, including five countries in Africa...

16 Aug 2018

ICE Africa confirms John Kamara as event ambassador
ICE Africa confirms John Kamara as event ambassador

Clarion Gaming has appointed John Kamara, director of Global Gaming Africa, as event ambassador for ICE Africa...

15 Aug 2018

Can Ramaphosa breathe new life into SA's digital economy?
Can Ramaphosa breathe new life into SA's digital economy?

David Meintjes asks the question, "Can President Ramaphosa breathe new life into South Africa's Digital Economy?"

By David Meintjes 15 Aug 2018

#datafree Messenger launched in South Africa
#datafree Messenger launched in South Africa

Moya Messenger, a mobile messaging app that allows users to communicate without incurring data costs, has been launched in South Africa...

14 Aug 2018

FakesApp: Using WhatsApp to spread scams and fake news
FakesApp: Using WhatsApp to spread scams and fake news

Check Point researchers have discovered a vulnerability in WhatsApp that allows a threat actor to intercept and manipulate messages...

10 Aug 2018

The scary side of emojis
The scary side of emojis

We all love emojis, but scammers are taking advantage of the rising popularity of them...

10 Aug 2018

Health messaging service, MomConnect
Praekelt WhatsApp technology changes the face of social impact

Praekelt.org is again changing the field of delivering technology that gives both social good organisations and businesses a highly effective and instantly accessible way of reaching their stakeholders...

8 Aug 2018

The secrets behind Israel's rise as a 'Startup Nation'
The secrets behind Israel's rise as a 'Startup Nation'

For but a sliver of land in the Middle East, with a population below 9 million, you'd never guess that Israel has the second largest number of companies on the Nasdaq, after China...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 8 Aug 2018

African game developers to participate in devcom 2018
African game developers to participate in devcom 2018

Paradise Game will introduce five independent video game studios from Africa at devcom 2018...

7 Aug 2018

SqwidNet set to drive IoT entrepreneurship
SqwidNet set to drive IoT entrepreneurship

Bringing small businesses' and entrepreneurs' ideas to life is the objective of SqwidNet's IoT Entrepreneurship Programme called (IoT)E - IoT to the power of E...

7 Aug 2018

FNB lets South Africans pay for groceries with their watch
FNB lets South Africans pay for groceries with their watch

Fitbit Pay is now available in South Africa. The wireless payments service which works through Fitbit's range of wearable devices is now compatible with FNB and RMB VISA bank cards.

By Andy Walker 7 Aug 2018

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Mobile banking Trojan modifications reach all-time high

According to Kaspersky Lab's Q2 IT threat evolution report, mobile banking Trojans have hit an all-time high...

6 Aug 2018

Ali Al Hashemi, CEO of Thuraya
Yahsat completes Thuraya acquisition

Yahsat's acquisition of Thuraya is set to catapult the global satellite operator into the mobile satellite services space...

6 Aug 2018

Vodacom to connect over 200 new rural network sites
Vodacom to connect over 200 new rural network sites

Vodacom has announced that it will launch over 200 new rural network sites across all nine provinces in the year ahead...

6 Aug 2018

UNISOC partners with Mobicel to launch high-performance smartphone powered by SC7731E in South Africa
UNISOC partners with Mobicel to launch high-performance smartphone powered by SC7731E in South Africa

Mobicel Astro, the world's first smartphone powered by SC7731E, has been officially launched into the market...

Issued by UNISOC 3 Aug 2018

Is Cape Town Africa's tech capital?
Is Cape Town Africa's tech capital?

A report reveals Cape Town as the most productive tech sector in Africa...

2 Aug 2018

Pieter de Villiers, Group CEO of Clickatell
Clickatell to roll out WhatsApp Business solutions

Global customer engagement company Clickatell, together with several banks across Africa, are set to roll out their chat banking capabilities on WhatsApp across the African continent...

2 Aug 2018

Israel's plan to accelerate innovation in sports tech
Israel's plan to accelerate innovation in sports tech

For a country not particularly known for success in the competitive sporting arena, Israel's high-tech prowess is helping to establish the nation as the Silicon Valley of sports tech...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 31 Jul 2018

Contactless payments to account for 15% of total POS transactions by 2020
Contactless payments to account for 15% of total POS transactions by 2020

Contactless payments are expected to reach $2tn by 2020, representing 1 in 3 in-store transactions globally. The trend - driven by payment cards and mobile wallets....

31 Jul 2018

4 reasons why identity verification matters for African mobile operators
4 reasons why identity verification matters for African mobile operators

A powerful digital identity verification solution that is automated and integrated into the business process brings a new dimension to customer identity management. Here are the four key benefits for mobile operators...

By Sherry Zameer 31 Jul 2018

Data provides powerful location insights
Data provides powerful location insights

AfriGIS continued to share more insights on utilising big data, from how you can apply spatial strategies to incorporating it into our own data, at the Data and Spatial Workshop in Midrand...

Issued by AfriGIS 30 Jul 2018

A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: Who wants to live forever?
A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: Who wants to live forever?

When people ask me what the biggest difference about living in Malta is, my answer inevitably surprises them. I have become aware of a mysterious phenomenon, one that has such a surreal quality, that I can only invoke Salvador Dali to try to explain it...

By Marcus 'The Maltese Falcon' Brewster 27 Jul 2018

Call for nominations: 2018 MTN Women in ICT - Partnership for Change Awards
Call for nominations: 2018 MTN Women in ICT - Partnership for Change Awards

Members of the industry, businesses and other organisations outside of the industry, mentors, teachers, lecturers and individuals are encouraged to nominate phenomenal women in ICT before 12 August 2018...

26 Jul 2018

Car-sharing apps are actually quite vulnerable to cyberattacks
Car-sharing apps are actually quite vulnerable to cyberattacks

Kaspersky Lab researchers have examined the security of 13 car-sharing applications, developed by major manufacturers from different markets which have been downloaded over one million times...

25 Jul 2018

Pan-African software development hub opens in Rwanda
Pan-African software development hub opens in Rwanda

Focussed on building high-performing engineering teams with Africa's most talented software developers, Andela, in partnership with the Government of Rwanda, has launched a pan-African technology hub in Kigali, Rwanda...

25 Jul 2018

#Apex2018: Are we human or are we brands?
#Apex2018: Are we human or are we brands?

Musa Kalenga, chief future officer at the House of Brave, opened the Association for Communication and Advertising's Apex 'Next Level of Thinking Masterclass' last week where he spoke about the shifts that are taking place and why he believes we ought to solve real human problems before we think like brands...

By Jessica Tennant 24 Jul 2018

Will any of these old lovelies make the list? (Hint: yes) (Credit: Violin/Depositphotos)
5 "dumb" phones that are much better than the smartphones we have today

It's a cliché to say we're addicted to our smartphones, isn't it? You know: any spare moment, there we are, SnapBooking our WhatsFaces or adding likes to our tweet-zones...

By James Holloway 23 Jul 2018

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