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Altech wants more protection from imports

According to Business Report, technology company Altech has called on the government to consider introducing measures that will provide even more protection to local manufacturers and provide what it calls "an enabling environment" for entrepreneurship.

4 Aug 2011 06:16

Foreign direct investment drops in SA

Foreign direct investment (FDI) in South Africa dropped by 70% last year according to the World Investment Report 2011 released by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, reports IOL. The FDI inflow was $1,5-billion last year compared with almost $5,4-billion in 2009.

27 Jul 2011 14:53

South African wins developer award

A local programmer has become South Africa's first BlackBerry App Master for a software application known as Salon Queen that has been developed for the PlayBook tablet and allows hairdressers to show consumers what they will look like with a new hair style.

25 Jul 2011 10:52

Sensi gets FDA clearance
Sensi gets FDA clearance

July 2011 brought good news to the future of heart auscultation. Diacoustic Medical Device Company received notification that their Computer-Aided Auscultation device, Sensi, has been approved and cleared by The United States Food & Drug Administration (FDA). The company says this is a big milestone in the history of Diacoustic as having a device approved by the FDA is something many companies struggle to achieve.

21 Jul 2011 12:37

Legally blind patients receive stem cell transplant
Legally blind patients receive stem cell transplant

Testing the power of regenerative medicine to treat eye diseases, surgeons at UCLA's Jules Stein Eye Institute on Tuesday successfully transplanted highly specialised cells derived from human embryonic stem cells into the eyes of two patients.

21 Jul 2011 09:43

PE firm to launch their award winning digital eye test software at ODMA in Australia
PE firm to launch their award winning digital eye test software at ODMA in Australia

Digital Optometry, based in Port Elizabeth, has announced the launch of Spectrum digital eye test software in Australia. A team from the company will be travelling to the annual Optical distributors and manufacturers association of Australia (ODMA) show which takes place from 5-7 August in Sydney.

21 Jul 2011 09:38

Model of enigmatic Alzheimer's protein described for first time
Model of enigmatic Alzheimer's protein described for first time

Yale School of Medicine researchers have described for the first time the structure of a member in an enigmatic family of proteins linked to Alzheimer's disease, a crucial early step in understanding key mechanisms of the disease and designing drugs to combat dementia.

21 Jul 2011 09:32

Physicist building advanced microscope

Stephanie Meyer, a physicist specialising in optics, is bringing new capabilities to the University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus by building an advanced, super resolution microscope able to see some of the innermost workings of the cell.

By D.J. Martin 21 Jul 2011 09:28

SA website developers judge global Internet competition
SA website developers judge global Internet competition

SAN MATEO, US/SANDTON, SA: Executive management at Syncrony, a South African provider of web design and content management services, was part of the judging panel evaluating submissions as part of an international website competition hosted by DotNetNuke Corporation.

16 Nov 2010 11:20

comScore ranks near top on Deloitte's 2010 Technology Fast 500
comScore ranks near top on Deloitte's 2010 Technology Fast 500

RESTON, US: comScore, Inc has announced that it ranked on the Technology Fast 500, Deloitte's ranking of 500 of the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in North America.

27 Oct 2010 09:19

Mobile usage in Japan, US, Europe compared
Mobile usage in Japan, US, Europe compared

RESTON, US: comScore, Inc recently released a study on mobile usage and behaviours in Japan, the United States and Europe from its MobiLens service. The report examined multiple dimensions of mobile usage including content consumption, demographic comparisons and top social networking brands across markets to provide a comparative look at how consumers interact with mobile media across various geographic markets.

12 Oct 2010 10:34

Data key driver of UK mobile market; could overtake voice by 2017
Data key driver of UK mobile market; could overtake voice by 2017

The UK's mobile phone market will see a continued decline in voice revenues over the next five years, as intense competition continues to push prices lower, finds Ovum.

By Published by Ovum* 30 Sep 2010 09:53

Altered market dynamics can boost business

The growth of the South African call-centre industry and its dream of creating a vast number of jobs has been hampered by the high price of telecommunications, slow deregulation, unfavourable exchange rates and other negative factors.

24 Apr 2009 09:25

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