If the future in Africa is mobile, identity verification is paramount
If the future in Africa is mobile, identity verification is paramount

As in many other developing markets in which mobile is outstripping fixed-line networks, mobile operators are becoming an important provider of, and platform for, a growing range of services. As a result, the ability to verify customer identity is becoming a business imperative for mobile operators.

By Sherry Zameer 2 hours ago

What does blockchain mean for ag?
What does blockchain mean for ag?

Blockchain has created a lot of excitement, yet little is known about how this digitised technology could be implemented in the agri-sector.

18 hours ago

Daisy can disassemble nine versions of the iPhone (Credit: Apple)
Apple's new recycling robot takes apart 200 iPhones an hour

It's often tempting to think that if Apple had its way, iPhone users would be replacing their phones every year. As it is, there are a lot of traded-in iPhones that need recycling - and that's where the company's new Daisy robot comes in.

By Ben Coxworth 19 hours ago

SMS emergency service for hearing impaired launched
SMS emergency service for hearing impaired launched

Vodacom's hearing and speech impaired customers now have a dedicated SMS emergency service at their disposal.

21 hours ago

The infinite potential of blockchain
The infinite potential of blockchain

The rollercoaster world of cryptocurrencies is dominating the media. This one has collapsed, that one is on the rise, and a new one is around the corner. Their flavour isn't quite as piquant today as it was yesterday thanks to fraud, an upsurge in initial coin offerings (ICO) and the challenges that face its legislation and regulation across countries and governments.

By Darren Gorton 21 hours ago

12 top young African tech leaders of tomorrow
12 top young African tech leaders of tomorrow

Africa is fast becoming a key global tech market, and many of the tech leaders of tomorrow are emerging from the continent with Africa's international ambitions and potential firmly in their grasp.

By Peter Pedroncelli 22 hours ago

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.

1 day ago

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 1 day 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 1 day ago

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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 1 day 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.

1 day 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 2 days 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 2 days ago