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New Mobile DSP announces exclusive Strike Ad Partnership

New kid on the mobile block MaxAxion launched this year at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona with an offering allowing advertisers access to mobile traffic throughout Africa in the form of display, SMS and USSD inventory. MaxAxion has announced the exclusive Africa Partnership with Global...

Cell C takes a swipe at MTN

On Sunday, MTN placed full pages ads in Sunday Times in which it pleaded 'guilty'... to, among 'wrongdoings' ... "investing 83% of those billions back into SA." Yesterday Cell C hit back, using the exact same advert but, according to EWN, omitting some of the text. That now presents a different...

FNB releases credit card app

FNB has added credit card functionality to its banking app for smartphones and tablets that will enable customers to manage their credit cards more efficiently from their smart device. It allows them to activate and cancel credit cards, order additional or replacement credit cards, and view credit...

BBM adds AccuWeather channel

One of the world's leading multi-media global weather provider, AccuWeather is working with BlackBerry to provide weather content for BBM users everywhere. It has launched its own premiere BBM channel to coincide with the recent expansion of BBM, which is now available on iPhone and Android as well...

January mobile report tracks build-up to the 2014 SA elections

The January 2014 mobile report from Native VML reveals which Android OS is the most successful so far this year and gives the lowdown on locally assembled smartphones about to make their debut. It also demystifies why SMS are far from dead and how African apps are working hard to better the lives of...

On-the-go USB drives for smartphones and tablets

Strontium Technology, a PC and flash memory manufacturing company in Singapore, has launched on-the-go (OTG) USB drives for smartphones and tablets. These small USB drives have a standard USB on one end and a micro-USB on the other end so they can be accessed directly from a computer or from any OTG...

Update on local, international mobile news

The November Mobile Report 2013 from Native offers some predictions about the number of African mobile subscribers for 2019, how South Africans use their cellphone banking, that MTN is planning to launch its branded smartphones in South Africa and Apple's iPhone 5C outsells the Samsung Galaxy S4 in...

Econz Wireless accepted into Samsung's Enterprise Alliance Programme

Econz Wireless has been accepted into Samsung's Enterprise Alliance Programme (SEAP). With the range of Econz mobile enterprise applications, field workers are able to log time, attendance, jobs, tasks, sub-tasks, cost codes, breaks and work order information from their Samsung mobile devices....

Galaxy Gear extended to more Samsung devices

Samsung Electronics South Africa has announced the local availability of Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean) software upgrade for Galaxy S4 3G. Galaxy Gear will enable S4 users to make and answer calls and view incoming alerts and notifications with just a glance. For a closer look at more important...

DStv launches Walka 4.3

In time for the festive season, DStv Mobile launches the new limited edition Walka 4.3, a slim, lightweight device with a 4.3? viewing screen providing digital visual and audio quality. It has a 16 x 9 aspect ratio and boasts a battery life of 3.5 hours. It will be available from major...

Pre-registration for iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c open at Cell C

Cell C announced it will offer iPhone 5s, the most forward-thinking smartphone in the world, and iPhone 5c, the most colourful iPhone yet, to customers beginning on 15 November 2013. Customers may pre-register interest today at http://www.cellc.co.za/preregister/iphone-5c-5s. For more information...

International calling promotion from Cell C

To give South Africans cheaper rates to connect with loved ones overseas during the holiday season, Cell C has launched its 65c per minute (pure per second billing) to both fixed and mobile lines for customers calling the UK, US, Germany, Greece, Portugal, France, Belgium, Canada, Spain, India,...

Angus Robinson releases October's mobile report

Angus Robinson of Native has released the October Mobile Report that reveals Samsung's new curved screen smartphone, Apple's new iPads and Pick n Pay's mobile loyalty app. The first African country makes a 4G roaming call, MTN dominates in Nigerian mobile market and BBM is finally available for all...

Updated version of Drifta viewer for Android

The updated version of the Drifta viewer for Android (Wi-Fi) app (version 2.0.213) has been released by DStv. It includes Miracast (a TV-out technology) detection and blocking, new branding and the removal of Wi-Fi password functionality. The update is published on the Google Play Store and...

DStv Mobile adds Mzansi Magic, kykNET

DStv Mobile has introduced two new channels - Mzansi Magic and kykNET to its offering. The local channel Mzansi Magic is in replacement of Africa Magic Movies and is largely the same as the satellite channel, but where licences have not been granted for certain movies, substitute movies have been...

Bizcommunity features on SABC1's Media Career Guide Show

Be sure to catch Bizcommunity.com's editor-at-large, Simone Puterman, on the repeat show of SABC1's Media Career Guide Show tonight, Monday, 11 February 2013, from 11pm-11.30pm. She will provide insightful career guidance for the marketing, advertising, media and retail industries. The show is...

The Annual extends to digital

In addition to its in-depth printed version, The Annual will go digital in 2013, as the go-to reference point for busy media users. It has collaborated with Brainstorm Mobile Solutions to produce the first app for iPads and iPhones, with other native apps to follow later in the year. It will offer...

Loyalty app can be customised to offer rewards, CRM

Bluezone Media has introduced MobiLoyalty, a mobile app designed to help local businesses reward their customer base quickly and easily. Loyalty programme options include Checkin, QR code, punch card and a rewards sharing system, depending on customer needs. The app can be linked to a matching web...

Two insurance offerings from Nashua Mobile

Nashua Mobile has introduced two new insurance offerings. These are credit protector insurance for cellular contract subscribers and a new tablet insurance offering. Credit Protector covers customers against paying telecommunications contract expenses in the event of death, permanent disability,...

This week's lineup on Media@SAfm show

This Sunday, 22 July 2012, the programme for Ashraf Garda's Media@SAfm show, 9am-11am on 104-107 FM nationwide, will include: A discussion on the Future of Media Conference as it moves to the airwaves. We get feedback on the 'Future of TV' with Chris Botha, the 'Future of Radio' with Gordon...

Roaming promotion for UK visits

From 20 July to 16 September 2012, Vodacom is offering customers travelling to the UK savings of up to 100% on international roaming. This promotion will include 60% savings for local calls in the UK, 76% on calls to South Africa, 45% on SMS messages and 71% on data roaming. During the promotional...

Mobile marketing to golfers on green

DSTV Mobile has embarked on a new campaign, marketing its Walka product to golfers in the upper LSM bracket through Golf Unlimited's new one-on-one interaction facility. Premier golf courses included CCJ, Pecanwood, Arabella, Pearl Valley and Zimbali.Making use of insights garnered, including that...

Media@SAfm to highlight Steers R10 burger promo

This Sunday, 17 June 2012, the programme for Ashraf Garda's Media@SAfm show, 9am-11am on 104-107 FM nationwide, will include:The Digital Media and Marketing Association (DMMA) and the Print Media SA (PMSA) which have reached a collaboration agreement. What does this mean for both industries? Darren...

Media@SAfm to highlight banned Nando's, Afri-forum ads

This Sunday, 10 June 2012, the programme for Ashraf Garda's Media@SAfm show, 9am-11am on 104-107 FM nationwide, will include:SABC's Kaizer Kganyago and the SA Human Rights commission on the Nando's and Afri-forum ads - which the national broadcaster has refused to flight Janine Lazarus on spin...

Start-up student business acquires digital contract

A start-up company, Student Brands, has won the 2012 digital contract for the University of Johannesburg. This includes all the institution's MXit and 2Go advertising, social media and mobi development. The company began in 2009. For more, go to www.studentbrands.co.za....

Norton offers free app to protect kids on smartphones

Norton has launched a free app, Norton Safety Minder: Mobile Edition, which allows parents to keep an eye on their kids' smartphone activities, through web monitoring and blocking features. Applied through the Norton Online Family account, parents can use the same set of web filtering settings for...

DStv Mobile adds three channels

DStv Mobile has added three new channels, TBN, MK and KooWee, to its 3G streaming, bringing the offering up to 14. The app can be downloaded from Android Market, Nokia OVI or BlackBerry App World. It is available to Vodacom and MTN subscribers through Vlive! and MTN Play respectively as a free...

Soccer Warrior goes mobile

As part of its revamp, the weekly Soccer Warrior comic series has extended its brand to include a new comic book as a free insert every month in The Sunday Sun. This 16-page format includes advertising pages and subtle product integration for sponsors. Both the insert and the run of paper weekly...

Campus Media launches 'Mofaya Summer' campaign for Vodacom

Vodacom selected Campus Media to launch its 'Mofaya Summer' campaign with downloads and free apps for prepaid customers under the age of 25 years. The agency engaged its campus radio partners to source radio advertising. Other platforms used for the campaign were billboards, scrollers and online and...

Samsung sees out 2011 with top sales

Samsung's 2011 sales results cap a hugely successful year across its entire handset portfolio. The company's flagship Galaxy S range of products contributed significantly to its success, as the products have continued to gain popularity among consumers. The Galaxy S II, launched in 2011, set a new...

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