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...

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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...

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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...

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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

Google, Amazon quarrel gets heated

Amazon and Google's tit for tat relationship has taken to new heights after Google announced on 6 December 2017 that it will be restricting YouTube access on Amazon products. Google decided to implement the restriction since Amazon does not sell Google's products. The restriction means that...

7 Dec 2017

Ethiopian Airlines launches mobile app

Ethiopian Airlines has unveiled a new mobile app that consists of simplified flight booking and management for its customers. Users of the app will be able to book flights, do flight check-ins, issue boarding pass/self-board flights, check the status of flights, get arrival/departure times of ET...

7 Dec 2017

Checkers, UberEats collaborate

Checkers is partnering with UberEats to make a number of solutions-driven convenience meals and household essentials available to order on the UberEats app. The exclusive ready-to-cook and ready-to-braai ranges will also be available to order on the app and all orders will be delivered within 40...

17 Nov 2017

Africa gTLD gets roadshow

The .africa roadshow will conclude with the launch of the geographic top-level domain (gTLD) at the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in January 2018. Regions of East, West, North, and Southern Africa will form part of the roadshow, which will include an attempt to summit Mount...

13 Nov 2017

Commvault, Google Cloud partner up

Commvault and Google Cloud have partnered to provide a range of cloud services available on the Google Cloud platform. The new partnership will be focused on at the Commvault GO customer event and Google executive Adam Massey will explain how this new relationship addresses the increasing need for...

13 Nov 2017

Nokia, Vodacom sign MoU

Nokia and Vodacom have entered a memorandum of understanding on the trial use of Nokia's 5G technology. The MoU is intended to accelerate the launch of the new technology and enable Vodacom to drive digitalisation in South Africa. Nokia's 5G portfolio allows operators to provide ultra-fast...

8 Nov 2017

Orange Business Services, BlueTide Communications join forces

Orange Business Services and BlueTide Communications have entered a maritime communications collaboration. Orange's global satellite network combined with BlueTide's maritime solutions are set to provide navigation, cybersecurity, voice and video, corporate applications, and asset management for...

2 Nov 2017

Mall of Africa to use KaChing

The Mall of Africa has utilised KaChing to enable its customers to pay for parking. KaChing allows parking customers to use flexible payment options such as pre-pay, top up and credit card payment to securely pay for their parking. The system uses automatic number plate recognition cameras and...

1 Nov 2017

Syenap included in CIOReview's list of Promising CEM Solution Providers

Syenap was included in CIOReview's list of 20 Most Promising CEM Solution Providers 2017. The Johannesburg-based analytics solution provider was the only South African company in the list. Syenap was formerly also a finalist in the inaugural global Accenture Consumer Innovation Awards and was...

25 Oct 2017

Cognosec obtains Intact Software Distribution

Cognosec AB has acquired Intact Software Distribution. The acquisition forms part of Cognosec's strategy to advance its software business and to provide customers with solutions to monitoring, securing and ensuring their most valuable information assets.

24 Oct 2017

OrderIn awarded MTN Business Consumer App of the Year

OrderIn has won the MTN Business Consumer App of the Year Award at the App of the Year Awards. The app was selected among from over 60 finalists in 12 categories. The awards took place at the Galleria Conference and Events Venue in Sandton, Johannesburg on 12 October 2017....

13 Oct 2017

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