Allens wins 2018 Website of the Year award

Catering equipment supplier and furniture hire company Allens has won the 2018 Website of the Year award at the Hire Awards of Excellence for its e-commerce platform. Allens' e-commerce platform was developed by Bluegrass Digital, a technology company that is a digital partner of Allens for more...

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Firefox is rebranding and it wants your opinion

TechCrunch editor Greg Kumparak reports that Firefox will be getting new logos for its various offerings. Mozilla has reportedly shared a few work-in-progress potential logos and has asked for feedback on them. However, Mozilla is not crowdsourcing the answer, but simply asking for user's...

31 Jul 2018

Aerobotics plans global expansion following $2m in funding

Cape Town-based aerial data analytics startup Aerobotics has collected $2m in funding following its Series A funding round. Aerobotics uses machine learning and artificial intelligence to process satellite and drone imagery and deliver insights to farmers. Some of its investors include the...

26 Jul 2018

Google CEO reveals Google Translate's money-making potential

Google CEO Sundar Pichai recently revealed during Google's second-quarter earnings conference call that Google Translate has the potential to create massive revenue via ads. The CEO revealed this by explaining that there is a high amount of people likely using the translation app when they are...

24 Jul 2018

BBM, Planet Sport Publishing adds PlanetF1 to Discover menu

BBM Messenger and Planet Sport Publishing have furthered its partnership by adding PlanetF1 to the BBM Discover menu. PlanetF1 allows motorsport fans to follow live grand prix action every race weekend and fans in more than 100 countries can browse races by date, check on grid positions, get...

23 Jul 2018

I-Life Digital Technology enters South Africa's electronics market

I-Life Digital Technology has signed with the JD Group to enter South Africa's electronics market. The company's first sale takes place 30 June 2018 at Incredible Connection and HiFi Corp stores. At the sale, I-Life Digital Technology will launch two of its selling products from its flagship...

18 Jul 2018

Mimecast acquires Ataata to tackle lack of cybersecurity training

Email and data security company Mimecast has acquired Ataata to attend to the lack of cybersecurity training in South Africa. The acquisition allows organisations to measure cyber risk training effectiveness by converting behaviour observations into actionable risk metrics for security...

10 Jul 2018

DCMN make DC Analytics available for free

DCMN has made DC Analytics available for use without payment, which gives the opporutnity for brands in South Africa to track the performance of its TV advertising campaigns. The technology was first only used internally for DCMN clients but is now available for anyone to use. DC Analytics...

5 Jul 2018

Imimobile introduces a brand new messaging service

Imimobile has launched MiniMailers; a commercial media messaging solution that delivers messages directly to a consumer's inbox. MiniMailers messages allow for the use of imagery, rich media, and for personalisation. The service also offers lower distribution costs, higher open rates, and...

5 Jul 2018

Facebook launches Facebook Local for easier decision-making

Facebook has unveiled Facebook Local; a reboot of the Facebook Events app which is essentially a combination of Yelp, FourSquare, and the previous version of the Events app. Facebook Local brings together 70 million business listings and reviews with your friends' check-ins, to help you discover...

4 Jul 2018

Google to simplify and change advertising ecosystem

Google will introduce three new verticals to its advertising ecosystem on 10 July 2018. The new verticals are Google Ads, Google Marketing Platform, and Google Ad Manager. Google Ads will be the new Google Adwords but without a focus only on keywords. Google will regroup all of the advertising...

28 Jun 2018

Microsoft apps, news distribution service is now known as Microsoft News

Digiday reports that Microsoft will be rebranding its mobile apps and the new distribution service that powers MSN to Microsoft News. The rebranded service is set to be integrated into several Microsoft products including Skype and Xbox. While MSN.com will remain MSN, it will now also include...

25 Jun 2018

Microsoft to rebrand, expand news distribution

Microsoft is set to rebrand and expand its news distribution. Microsoft News will also rename its mobile apps and its news distribution service that powers MSN as Microsoft News. The rebranded Microsoft News will be incorporated into more Microsoft products, including Skype and its Xbox video...

22 Jun 2018

Lisbon Awards Group creates its very own app

The Lisbon Awards Group has created its own app that provides information on all the festivals and events of the group. The app was developed by Bliss Applications, a company that is part of the WYGroup. The app is currently in a test version but is still available for Android and iOS...

22 Jun 2018

Icasa backs WWRF as its hosts first 5G Huddle in Southern Hemisphere

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) has indicated that it will back the Wireless World Research Forum (WWRF) when it hosts the fifth annual 5G Huddle in the Southern Hemisphere for the first time. The 5G Huddle will be held at the Garden Court, Marine Parade in Durban...

24 May 2018

New blockchain protocol to simplify digital asset experience

Riccardo Spagni is developing a new open source blockchain protocol, Tari. The protocol is intended to simplify the digital asset experience for businesses and consumers. The project is backed by venture capital funds in Silicon Valley and is headed by Spagni alongside US-based entrepreneur and...

24 May 2018

Spree App selected as App of the Day

A team of editors at Apple has chosen the Spree App as App of the Day. App of the Day is given by a team of editors from Apple who pick an iOS app and game to showcase daily.

26 Apr 2018

Cloud-based food safety system now available in SA

TraQtion has launched in South Africa. TraQtion is a cloud-based food safety and supply chain quality compliance system that manages all aspects of food industry supply chains - including products, suppliers and site compliance. The system was designed by food safety and technology experts at...

13 Apr 2018

Spotify will finally be available in SA

Suspicions have been confirmed as Spotify announced that the music streaming service will launch in South Africa on 13 March 2018. SA is set to be the first African country to have the service. Spotify offers a choice between an ongoing free ad-supported music service and a fully featured,...

12 Mar 2018

Truecaller to develop headquarters in Nairobi

Truecaller will set up its sub-Saharan Africa headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya and has appointed Zakaria Hersi as its director of partnerships for Africa. The consumer app reportedly chose Nairobi as a location because of Kenya's high usage of the app. Its users in Kenya has grown by 35% in the...

2 Mar 2018

Fenner picks Epicor ERP for better manufacturing

Fenner South Africa has selected Epicor Software Corporation's enterprise resource planning (ERP), or Epicor ERP, to enhance the data accuracy, costing, integration, and automation of its manufacturing process. The decision forms part of the manufacturing company's plan to achieve continued...

2 Mar 2018

Paratus Africa sells stake to Nimbus

A 26.5% stake of Paratus Africa's Namibian operation that is worth an amount of N$95-million has been obtained by Nimbus Infrastructure Limited. The capital pool company bought eight percent of the issued share capital in Paratus for N$20-million and the balance of N$75-million in shares. The...

19 Feb 2018

HPE uses Commvault's data platform for new offering

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has selected Commvault's data platform for its new HPE GreenLake Backup solution. The Commvault software is pre-integrated on HPE servers, storage, and networking technology and will provide customers with enterprise-class data protection and reliability covering the...

30 Jan 2018

Check Point introduces Infinity Total Protection

Check Point Software Technologies has announced a new product, Infinity Total Protection, which enables enterprises to prevent Gen V cyber-attacks. The security consumption model uses Check Point Infinity Architecture components to provide high levels of security, while also reducing cost by...

30 Jan 2018

Internet Solutions joins up with Cell C

Internet Solutions (IS) has teamed up with Cell C to increase its LTE service offering by supplying consumers with other possible solutions for connectivity within the fixed broadband market. Internet service providers (ISPs) will now be able to select from a variety of Cell C packages which is...

24 Jan 2018

Avenir unveils the Energizer Hardcase H240S

Avenir Telecom has unveiled its newest feature phone, a 4G rugged bar phone. Through a collaboration with Energizer, Avenir has developed the Energizer Hardcase H240S. The Energizer Hardcase H240S's battery offers up to 9.5 days on standby and 12 hours of talk time for lasting availability. It...

23 Jan 2018

Adobe names WPP Partner of the Year

Adobe has named WPP as its 2017 Global Digital Experience Cloud Solution Partner of the Year. The announcement was made at Adobe's annual sales conference, which was held in Las Vegas recently. Over 2,500 WPP Adobe experts worldwide collaborate with Adobe on a range of shared strategic clients,...

19 Dec 2017

Uber, BBM launch on-demand service

Creative Media Works and Uber have entered a partnership to launch the Uber ride-on-demand service within BBM Messenger. Global users will have access to this new service, including Indonesia, Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, and the Middle East. BBM Messenger users - on both Android and iOS...

18 Dec 2017

Astrum opens in CT

Astrum has opened a branch in Cape Town. The branch will offer a wide range of products. The opening forms part of a larger effort to expand the Astrum footprint in South Africa.

13 Dec 2017

MTN signs partnership with Cisco Jasper

MTN has signed a partnership with Cisco Jasper to allow its business customers in Africa to deliver Internet of Things (IoT) services worldwide. The partnership makes MTN the first mobile operator in South Africa to utilise the Cisco Jasper Control Center. MTN recognises a demand for the...

11 Dec 2017

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