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#BizTrends2018: Gearing up for a world of connected things
#BizTrends2018: Gearing up for a world of connected things

Deon Liebenberg, head of IoT at Vodacom, gives his insights on what will happen on the IoT landscape in 2018 and beyond...

By Deon Liebenberg 11 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: The rise of AI and gamification in in-transit advertising
#BizTrends2018: The rise of AI and gamification in in-transit advertising

Geo-targeted advertising is becoming more and more important for marketers; and artificial intelligence in vehicle transit advertising will also become more common place over the next few years....

By Devon Brough 8 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Top mobile trends for the 2018 consumer
#BizTrends2018: Top mobile trends for the 2018 consumer

Before we can start talking about any trends, marketers need to be aware of the fact that mobile starts with an understanding of how fiercely personal this device is, it has become more of an appendage than a device...

By Lynette Hundermark 8 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: The car of just before tomorrow
#BizTrends2018: The car of just before tomorrow

The car of tomorrow will be self-driving, will all but eliminate accidents, and will transform roads, cities and working lives. But that is a tomorrow that is still a decade or more away...

By Arthur Goldstuck 8 Jan 2018

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Apple cracks down on lootboxes, devs now have to disclose details

Lootboxes have become one of the most contentious issues in the gaming industry in recent times, as everything from PC and console titles to smartphone games offer the feature...

By Hadlee Simons 27 Dec 2017

Gambian startup Farm Fresh targets regional expansion
Gambian startup Farm Fresh targets regional expansion

Gambian startup Farm Fresh is targeting expansion into other West African markets after being chosen to take part in the Make-IT accelerator programme run by the Lagos-based Co-Creation Hub (CcHub)...

By Tom Jackson 21 Dec 2017

Still using BBM? You can now request an Uber via platform
Still using BBM? You can now request an Uber via platform

BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) has seen far better days in emerging markets, as WhatsApp usurps it as the favoured instant messaging platform...

By Hadlee Simons 20 Dec 2017

57 million riders, drivers affected by Uber breach
57 million riders, drivers affected by Uber breach

Global transportation technology company Uber Technologies has admitted it suffered a breach that saw hackers stealing the personal information of approximately 57 million customers and drivers...

By Simon Campbell-Young 13 Dec 2017

#Newsmaker: Kerry Hibberd to 'Change the World' w/ 'goodvertising' and Vodacom
#Newsmaker: Kerry Hibberd to 'Change the World' w/ 'goodvertising' and Vodacom

Net#work BBDO strategist Kerry Hibberd is going to be swapping creative strategy for volunteering next year, as part of Vodacom's Change the World programme...

By Jessica Tennant 4 Dec 2017

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Speakers announced for Africa Tech Summit Kigali 2018

The first 25 speakers from leading tech companies across Africa have been announced for the upcoming Africa Tech Summit Kigali...

By Tom Jackson 27 Nov 2017

SA's Droppa plans Cape Town, Durban rollouts next year
SA's Droppa plans Cape Town, Durban rollouts next year

South African on-demand logistics startup, Droppa, is planning to expand to Cape Town and Durban in 2018 having established a decent foothold in Johannesburg, Tshwane and Ekurhuleni...

By Tom Jackson 27 Nov 2017

BBM Messenger's Adam Pattison on chat, dark social and the new mobile economy
BBM Messenger's Adam Pattison on chat, dark social and the new mobile economy

On his visit to South Africa for the MMA (Mobile Marketing Association) Forum in Johannesburg on 2 November and Mobile Monday in Cape Town on 6 November, Adam Pattison, vice president, Americas & EMEA at BBM Messenger, shared insights into chat or dark social and how this is shaping the mobile economy...

By Jessica Tennant 20 Nov 2017

Democratising AR, bringing content to life with Zappar
Democratising AR, bringing content to life with Zappar

"Part of our mission in business has always been to democratise AR and truly make it a mass-market proposition."

By Cari Coetzee 20 Nov 2017

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Top seven lessons to help you maximise the African app-ortunity

We love mobile and have been fortunate enough to work on the initial versions of many of South Africa's leading apps over the last seven years...

By Lynette Hundermark 15 Nov 2017

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Digital transformation and the disruptor's curse

More feared than JK Rowling's Dementors, disruptors are proving to be the nightmare of established brick-and-mortar (B&M) businesses around the world...

By Anton Cabral 14 Nov 2017

#AfricaCom: How businesses can play their part in growing the tech ecosystem
#AfricaCom: How businesses can play their part in growing the tech ecosystem

Emeka Afigbo, strategic products partnerships manager at Facebook, says he is often reminded just how much the technical ecosystem in Africa has grown and how the internet is drastically changing the continent.

By Ilse van den Berg 10 Nov 2017

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#AfricaCom: Rural healthcare and digitalisation

Given the proliferation of mobile devices in Africa, it makes sense that digital tools would alleviate many of the healthcare issues in the out-of-the-way places...

By Nicci Botha 9 Nov 2017

#AfricaCom: How innovation is better in Africa
#AfricaCom: How innovation is better in Africa

Toby Shapshak, editor-in-chief of Stuff Magazine, shared some thoughts on how innovation is better in Africa at AfricaCom 2017. He highlighted some specific innovations to illustrate how the continent is leapfrogging into the future... (video)

By Ilse van den Berg 8 Nov 2017

#NewCampaign: Shake it like Bra Shakes
#NewCampaign: Shake it like Bra Shakes

Vodacom recently launched its summer rewards promotion, 'Shake Every Day'. Prior to the official launch, the campaign had already encountered 14 million customer interactions...

By Jessica Tennant 8 Nov 2017

NEC/XON Summit 2017: Making Africa smarter and safer
NEC/XON Summit 2017: Making Africa smarter and safer

The NEC/XON ICT Summit 2017 kicked off on Monday, 6 November 2017. Keynote speakers included the likes of Carel Coetzee, CEO of XON and Hironobu Kurosaki, president and CEO of NEC Europe...

By Ilse van den Berg 7 Nov 2017

Introducing Cell C's entertainment offering: Black
Introducing Cell C's entertainment offering: Black

Cell C has announced the launch of a "revolutionary entertainment offering", named Black, which allows consumers to rent, buy or subscribe to movies and series on up to five devices...

By Juanita Pienaar 6 Nov 2017

MySidekick shopping app launches across SA
MySidekick shopping app launches across SA

South African startup MySidekick has launched its free Android-based shopping app across the country, offering users special deals from retailers such as Clicks, Dis-Chem and Volpes...

By Tom Jackson 1 Nov 2017

Could the humble phone call be the future of digital CX?
Could the humble phone call be the future of digital CX?

We live in a text-first society. If one of your customers has a problem, your website is generally the first place they'll go. A customer resorting to a voice call should be a warning that their patience is really running thin...

By Rob Lith 31 Oct 2017

Kagiso Media's SoundBar app delivers more choice
Kagiso Media's SoundBar app delivers more choice

Kagiso Media's recently launched app SoundBar has 12 internet radio stations and is 10 times cheaper to listen to...

By Juanita Pienaar 25 Oct 2017

#EntrepreneurMonth: Go out there and do something that you love
#EntrepreneurMonth: Go out there and do something that you love

A startup born in a dorm room in 2007 is now a successful business with 36 stores around the country. To date, weFix has expertly repaired smartphones as well as tablets, laptops, and DJI drones for over 700,000 customers...

By Ilse van den Berg 20 Oct 2017

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Huawei Mate 10 revealed, packing AI smarts and more

After months of leaks and teases, Huawei has finally peeled the curtain back on the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro. So what should you expect then?

By Hadlee Simons 18 Oct 2017

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Serious Wi-Fi flaw found in WPA2 protocol

NEWSWATCH: A new cybersecurity attack, known as a ‘Krack' attack (key reinstallation attack) has revealed a flaw in Wi-Fi's WPA2's cryptographic protocols... (video)

By Ilse van den Berg 18 Oct 2017

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Kenya's Lori Systems wins TechCrunch Battlefield Africa

Kenyan startup Lori Systems has been crowned the winner of the inaugural TechCrunch Battlefield Africa in Nairobi, winning $25,000 in equity-free funding...

By Tom Jackson 17 Oct 2017

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An ode to Windows Phone: Five of the best WP handsets ever made

One of the bigger news stories this week has been a tacit admission by Microsoft's Joe Belfiore that Windows Phone is essentially dead...

By Hadlee Simons 12 Oct 2017

#EntrepreneurMonth: At the forefront of customer feedback and online reputation management
#EntrepreneurMonth: At the forefront of customer feedback and online reputation management

How can establishments in the hospitality industry manage the masses of online reviews and reviewers out there? This is where Go Review, launched by Social Places, comes in...

By Cari Coetzee 10 Oct 2017

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