#Newsmaker: David Uribe, TBWA's data director for Africa, Middle East
#Newsmaker: David Uribe, TBWA's data director for Africa, Middle East

TBWA\Worldwide recently appointed David Uribe, co-founder of SmartBeemo, as regional data director for Africa and the Middle East.

By Jessica Tennant 17 hours ago

Soccer World Cup VAR: technology is transforming the beautiful game
Soccer World Cup VAR: technology is transforming the beautiful game

You may have noticed something different in the 2018 World Cup. For the first time ever, the Virtual Assistant Referee (VAR) system is being used to help make decisions during games. And already we are seeing it cause controversy.

By Olatunbosun Olaniyan 19 hours ago

mPOS transactions to represent 24% of all POS transactions by 2023
mPOS transactions to represent 24% of all POS transactions by 2023

Mobile point-of-sale devices will account for almost 1 in 4 POS transactions by 2023, according to a new study from Juniper Research. The adoption of mPOS (mobile point-of-sale) devices connecting wirelessly or via mobile devices, such as those from iZettle and Square, will drive annual mPOS transactions to over 87 billion by 2023. This will represent a threefold increase over an estimated 28 billion transactions in 2018.

1 day ago

Why African startups are now on the acquisition trail
Why African startups are now on the acquisition trail

Investments in African startups are on the up year-on-year, with funding flooding into a variety of countries and a large selection of sectors.

By Tom Jackson 1 day ago

Looking at Liberty: How big is the human factor in the cybercrime epidemic?
Looking at Liberty: How big is the human factor in the cybercrime epidemic?

Last week, Liberty reported that hackers had infiltrated its IT system and threated to reveal critical customer data should a ransom not be paid.

By Nicol Mullins 2 days ago

Information regulator requests urgent meeting with Liberty
Information regulator requests urgent meeting with Liberty

The information regulator says it has requested an urgent meeting with Liberty Holdings to get an understanding of how its data was breached by hackers at the weekend.

2 days ago

Brandon Kynoch
#YouthMonth: This 16-year-old developer is dominating the gaming industry

16-year-old self-taught game developer, Brandon Kynoch, is dominating the gaming industry with the App Store having chosen his game, Torus., as its 'Game of the Day' in 137 App Stores worldwide.

By Ilse van den Berg 2 days ago

David Munro, CEO: Liberty
Liberty refused hacking ransom demand

One of the South Africa's largest financial services firms, Liberty, refused to pay the ransom demanded for client data after the company's IT system was hacked.

3 days ago

3.5 billion IoT cellular connections predicted for 2023 - Ericsson
3.5 billion IoT cellular connections predicted for 2023 - Ericsson

The latest edition of the Ericsson Mobility Report focuses on commercial rollouts of 5G and the forecast for cellular IoT connections having nearly doubled since November 2017. It is now expected to reach an estimated 3.5 billion in 2023, driven by ongoing large-scale deployments in China.

3 days ago

Wordpress and Wix not the only ways to build websites
Wordpress and Wix not the only ways to build websites

South African internet solutions company, Hostriver has launched a DIY website builder service for small to medium enterprises (SMEs).

3 days ago

9 entrepreneurs pitch ideas to investors at (IoT)E
9 entrepreneurs pitch ideas to investors at (IoT)E

SqwidNet, the licensed Sigfox IoT network operator in South Africa, recently hosted the finale of its first entrepreneurship programme called (IoT)E - IoT to the power of E, where nine entrepreneurs had the opportunity to pitch their ideas to a panel of potential investors.

3 days ago

Banele Mhlongo and Vuma Mthembu. Photo: Robyn Walker
Students develop diagnosis app for deaf people

Cost-effective solutions to help deaf people navigate healthcare in developing countries is exactly what Banele Mhlongo and Vuma Mthembu, fourth-year medical students at the University of Cape Town (UCT), are trying to achieve with the app they are developing.

15 Jun 2018

Entries now open for Pricecheck Tech and E-commerce Awards
Entries now open for Pricecheck Tech and E-commerce Awards

Entries are officially open for the third annual Tech and E-commerce Awards hosted by price comparison website Pricecheck.

15 Jun 2018