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New Google algorithm hurts PR websites

The new Google algorithm, Panda 4.0, has allegedly hurt big PR websites, with a loss of 65% to 80% of SEO visibility on the popular search engine. The reason behind the lower rank for press release, is apparently not because of the content, but because of the links inside the release. For more...

MTN buys into Afrihost

According to BD Live, MTN SA has announced it to acquire 50% plus one share ownership in Afrihost, a leading South African web hosting and internet service provider. The acquisition - the value of which has not been revealed - will help MTN consolidate the data market in consumer and small...

biNu rolls out its app in Africa
biNu rolls out its app in Africa

Australian tech company biNu is rolling out its app in Africa that gives basic mobile feature phones fast, cheap and easy access to Internet services and apps, after major success in the emerging markets of Asia. They have chosen to set up shop in Cape Town after weighing up various "tech-friendly"...

Treasury to tax digital products

The Treasury has published its new electronic services regulations in which it sets out those digital products and services that will be subject to 14% VAT. The new regulations take effect in April. Read more here....

Enter the Social and Digital Media Awards

The closing date for submissions for The New Generation Social and Digital Media Awards, that will be taking place on 26 November at the Sandton Convention Centre, is 10 October. There's still time to enter - so do it... For more information and the entry form visit www.lavello.co.za/awards or call...

ICT media briefing

Late last week, the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) held a media briefing on its intention to collect a wide-ranging set of indicators on the past and future performance of the ICT sector in South Africa. This information is a critical component in responding to...

AV Comparatives selects Kaspersky Internet Security 2013

AV Comparatives has selected Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 amongst its best products of 2012. The independent Austrian testing lab published its final summary of consumer protection test results in January 2013 and the Kaspersky Lab product delivered the best overall performance. This repeats the...

AxizWorkgroup honoured at VMware awards

AxizWorkgroup, the IT and software distributor received top honours when its VMware team was named VMware Distributor of the Year at the 2011 VMware Channel Awards, held at Randlords in Braamfontein, Johannesburg recently. AxizWorkgroup remained in the limelight at the awards evening as its business...

Intel, Google cooperate on Android

Intel Corporation will take advantage of the open-source accessibility of the Android platform to provide its customers with technology products that inspire continued innovation and also help enable powerful personal computing experiences that fully leverage its technology across a range of...

DStv mobile adds new phone

The DStv Mobile DVB-H service can now be accessed on the Nokia E6 smartphone, adding to the Nokia E7, Nokia C7 and Nokia N8 models capable of receiving content on the go. The device requires a Nokia DVB-H headset.

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