SMEs to benefit from Google's "mobile-first indexing"
SMEs to benefit from Google's "mobile-first indexing"

Local small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) stand to benefit from Google implementing "mobile-first indexing". What this means, simply, is that since March this year Google's search algorithms have shifted to using the mobile version of a website's content.

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Nokia makes a comeback in South Africa with new phones
Nokia makes a comeback in South Africa with new phones

HDM Global has revealed the new Nokia mobile phones that will be available to the South African market.

By Ilse van den Berg 2 hours ago

AI will be used by humanitarian organisations - this could deepen neocolonial tendencies
AI will be used by humanitarian organisations - this could deepen neocolonial tendencies

Artificial intelligence, or AI, is undergoing a period of massive expansion. This is not because computers have achieved human-like consciousness, but because of advances in machine learning, where computers learn from huge databases how to classify new data. At the cutting edge are the neural networks that have learned to recognise human faces or play Go.

By Dan McQuillan 2 hours ago

Craig Johnston
How SA's electronics industry can stay current

The global marketplace is dominated by constant innovations in technology, business processes, and business management systems. In order to maintain a competitive advantage, companies have to adapt their processes and systems to keep up with the rapid pace of technology.

By Craig Johnston 22 hours ago

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Tips to boost a cellphone battery's life

All business people want their smartphones to have enough battery life to last the day so it's frustrating when, as a device gets older, it seems to have less power. That is because the amount of battery life our devices have depends on two key factors: how we use them on that particular day, and how we used them in the past.

23 hours ago

Uganda's BreastIT selected for Vodafone F-Lane accelerator
Uganda's BreastIT selected for Vodafone F-Lane accelerator

Ugandan startup BreastIT has been selected to join the Berlin-based Vodafone Institute's F-Lane Accelerator, one of five ventures chosen from over 180 worldwide applicants.

By Gabriella Mulligan 1 day ago

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#Prisms2018: Out of Africa - an insider's perspective

The following is an excerpt from the Chartered Institute of Public Relations International (CIPRI) 2017 Maggie Nally Memorial Lecture I delivered at the House of Lords, Palace of Westminster.

By Robyn de Villiers 1 day ago

Unigroup Spreadtrum & RDA SoC platforms are supporting Android Go now
Unigroup Spreadtrum & RDA SoC platforms are supporting Android Go now

As a core subsidiary of Tsinghua Unigroup, Unigroup Spreadtrum & RDA - world's leading fabless semiconductor company with advanced technology in mobile communications and IoT - has officially announced that its high-performance mobile chip platform Spreadtrum SC9850 and SC7731E fully support Android™ 8.1 (Go version). Unigroup Spreadtrum & RDA's close collaboration with Google™ on Android Go will not only shorten the time to market for users of Android devices, but also provide these devices with robust security and a better performance experience.

Issued by Spreadtrum 3 days ago

How does a city get to be 'smart'? This is how Tel Aviv did it
How does a city get to be 'smart'? This is how Tel Aviv did it

Smart cities, digital cities, virtual cities, connected cities. Are these just trendy buzzwords? Perhaps. But these types of cities are supported by infrastructure that is more than bricks and mortar.

By Christine Steinmetz 3 days ago

Sierra Leone: De Beers gem traders launch app to source clean diamonds
Sierra Leone: De Beers gem traders launch app to source clean diamonds

De Beers has taken another step towards ridding the trade of its "blood diamond" tag with a mobile tracking app for miners in Sierra Leone. While Gemfair may be useful, more needs to be done to ensure safety.

By Jane Mcintosh 3 days ago

Vodacom dominates 4G coverage in South Africa
Vodacom dominates 4G coverage in South Africa

Despite the ongoing spectrum constraints, Vodacom now provides 80.12% 4G coverage in South Africa, with 99.78% of the population covered by 3G and 99.97% covered by 2G.

20 Apr 2018

Why my startup scene is better than yours: Uganda
Why my startup scene is better than yours: Uganda

TechCrunch Startup Battlefield is returning to Africa to find the next wave of early-stage startups tackling big ideas following last year's inaugural edition on the continent.

By Tom Jackson 20 Apr 2018

Nick Saunders, cyber resilience expert, Mimecast Africa and Middle East
Five important things to remember about GDPR

With the large quantities of personal data financial services providers handle, they have had their hands full preparing for the Protection of Personal Information Act (PoPI). But there's another piece of compliance legislation that will come into effect much sooner -the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) - and for many, this isn't even on the radar.

20 Apr 2018