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WhatsApp to share user data with Facebook

WASHINGTON: Mobile messaging service WhatsApp on Thursday announced it would begin sharing subscriber data with parent Facebook, giving advertisers better access to information on WhatsApp's one billion-strong user base.

22 hours ago

IBM Research opens second lab on African continent
IBM Research opens second lab on African continent

IBM Research has opened its second research location on the African continent and announced several new project collaborations in the areas of data-driven healthcare, digital urban ecosystems and astronomy. As part of a 10-year investment programme through the Department of Trade and Industry and working closely with the Department of Science and Technology, the new research lab is based at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits).

1 day ago

Demo Africa 2016 Finalists with mentor Stephen Ozoigbo.
Startup finalists ready themselves for DEMO Africa

Africa's top tech entrepreneurs are putting the finishing touches on their presentations to investors from around the world at this week's DEMO Africa showcase.

2 days ago

Guidelines for crafting a website privacy policy
Guidelines for crafting a website privacy policy

Nowadays, people have become very cautious when it comes to sharing personal information online. This is why a privacy policy is very important for any website or blog.

By Charles Mburugu 2 days ago

The dark side of digital
The dark side of digital

It's their 'world in their hands', an existence driven by instant access to information, laced with a plethora of social connections.

By Antoinette Pombo 2 days ago

FNB Connects with clients looking for unlimited voice calling
FNB Connects with clients looking for unlimited voice calling

FNB Connect has announced that it will be introducing a new cellphone package to FNB customers, titled Unlimited Voice, which offers unlimited calling to any network for R399 per month.

2 days ago

New technology to overcome cosmetic counterfeiting
New technology to overcome cosmetic counterfeiting

Cosmetic counterfeits not only deprive companies of revenue but also can damage consumers' skin and bodies, which is often overlooked by consumers purchasing 'discount' brands. The counterfeit market increases in scope annually and policing it is costly and difficult in Africa, a new and growing target for these crime syndicates.

2 days ago

Fintech company meets demand for simplified travel insurance
Fintech company meets demand for simplified travel insurance

Hepstar, a Cape Town based Fintech company, announced the launch of a simplified online service for buying travel insurance. Our vision is making travel insurance easy for the customer," said Hepstar chief operating officer, Claudia Snyman. "Insurance should always be at the top of a pre-flight checklist, but it shouldn't be a source of stress for travellers."

2 days ago

Tech trends to watch in the next decade
Tech trends to watch in the next decade

The technologies on Gartner Inc.'s Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies 2016 reveal three distinct technology trends that are poised to be of the highest priority for organisations facing rapidly accelerating digital business innovation.

3 days ago

Candace van Zyl
Packaging industry needs to be ready for 2017 boom

A few decades ago, packaging companies needed many more tons of machinery to produce the output that they do today. Back then, the more heavy machinery they had, the more value was produced. Now, things are done differently; with less material. The difference is information.

By Candace van Zyl 3 days ago

Enterprise apps essential for true digital transformation
Enterprise apps essential for true digital transformation

An organisation's applications are the glue that makes digital transformation possible. Without an optimised, next-generation application landscape, firms will find it very difficult to compete in modern digital ecosystems, or capitalise on the advantages of rapidly shifting markets.

By Shubna Harilal 3 days ago

Conference explores how telematics, analytics are changing insurance
Conference explores how telematics, analytics are changing insurance

Today, the estimated incurred cost for insurance fraud is a massive R4-billion a year. These expenses are due to many factors ranging from false and inflated claims to exaggerated injuries and illness. Fortunately, telematics represents a fundamental change in auto insurance that may curb the detrimental loss the industry incurs. Given enough time, it is predicted that telematics will surpass traditional methods of risk assessment and profoundly transform the way risk is underwritten.

22 Aug 2016

How to ensure your business is 'always-on'
How to ensure your business is 'always-on'

In order to stay relevant and competitive in a fast-moving connected world, companies are having to digitally transform their businesses. Claude Schuck, regional manager for Africa at Veeam, examines this era of organisational evolution more closely.

22 Aug 2016