When Instagram was bought by Facebook in 2012, it was only two-years old and comprised 13 people. The startup used their digital smarts to change the concept of photography as we knew it, and it paid off - a total of $1 billion in fact.
Lauren Hartzenberg 1 day ago
The African Farmers Association of South Africa (AFASA) who has a large membership of small-holder farmers in rural areas approved the "My Kraal" mobile app - an innovative livestock management system which addresses significant challenges in this agriculture segment - for a pilot programme on a number of its member farms.
1 day ago
As with most things necessity is the mother of invention... or in this case innovation. And what started out as a need to provide financial well-being to farmworkers has evolved into a fintech success story.
Nicci Botha 2 days ago
ICT spending in 2016 will largely be driven by investments in software, IT services and mobile devices. In South Africa specifically, overall hardware infrastructure will also be a big driver as a result of current market expansion. According to International Data Corporation (IDC), line of business or decision-makers from departments other than IT will rise to become major influencers of IT spending, making the CIOs role even more complex and demanding.
2 days ago
The global phenomenon that is Pokémon Go has taken over America. The augmented reality (AR) based smartphone game is now making waves in Europe. But Pokémon Go is much more than just a game. It demonstrates a future in which we start to understand and experiment with different ways to interact with people, and for businesses, their customers.
Lee Naik 2 days ago
The next #cocreateSA initiative from the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, #CoCreate2Accelerate, will bring together five South African companies and five Dutch innovators to tackle five different challenges.
3 days ago
Juniper Research has revealed the top tech companies it says will disrupt the market in 2016, whose offerings have the power to transform how we interact with technology and the world at large.
3 days ago
Telkom is positioning itself as a data-driven mobile network operator - a move that is set to shake up the industry. The fourth mobile network operator in the country, with 2.7-million subscribers at the end of March, is overhauling its mobile data and voice packages as it aims to simplify its services and gain market share.
Thabiso Mochiko 3 days ago
SAN FRANCISCO: Yahoo agreed to sell its core assets to telecom giant Verizon for $4.8 billion, ending a 20-year run by the internet pioneer as an independent company, the firms announced on Monday.
25 Jul 2016
Gauteng is fast emerging as a centre for enterprise app development. This is according to Cassie Lessing, managing director of the Strato IT Group, adding that the app economy is expected to create trillions of dollars of opportunities globally over the next few years, including in Africa, where a highly mobile market is poised to leapfrog directly into the era of apps.
25 Jul 2016
There's an increasing interest in workforce well-being, particularly when that workforce is largely deskbound. Apart from the health problems that can plague those who spend several hours a day sitting at their computers such as sore backs, necks and other muscles, brain and creativity stimulation can plummet when performing repetitive tasks. Employers are seeking ways to improve the environment for their teams without compromising on productivity.
Wynand Smit 25 Jul 2016
Social robots can be used in education or health, where they support trainers and therapists in their work. The robots can be programmed to practice vocabulary with children or to make rehabilitation exercises with stroke patients. Start-up company LuxAI is at the forefront of the research project created at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT) of the University of Luxembourg.
Jamie Matroos 22 Jul 2016
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) has been a hot trend for some time now. More and more workers are using their personal cellphones and tablets to access company data. In fact, Gartner predicts that by 2017, 50% of businesses will require their staff to supply their own devices for business purposes.
22 Jul 2016