Less than 30% of Africa's e-commerce startups profitable
Less than 30% of Africa's e-commerce startups profitable

Less than 30% of African e-commerce startups are profitable, as ventures tackle issues such as lack of funding, shortage of trust and logistical difficulties.

By Gabriella Mulligan 2 days ago

Handy smartphone for hotels: A revolutionary hospitality IoT solution
Handy smartphone for hotels: A revolutionary hospitality IoT solution

Tink Labs Limited officially launched the Handy smartphone - a complimentary amenity combining an in-room guest services platform to interact with hotels and an enabler to hassle-free travel experiences - in South Africa. First launched in September 2012, Handy is a revolutionary hospitality IoT solution designed to uplift ancillary revenue, guest satisfaction and drive better cost efficiencies for hoteliers.

6 Dec 2017

The most life-changing technology of our time
The most life-changing technology of our time

Want to know the future of technology? The internet and its gurus can't wait to tell you. Just follow the clickbait-y headlines: How artificial intelligence is changing your life. Blockchain: You'll never draw money from an ATM again. Five ways virtual reality is already in your enterprise. The truth about augmented reality and marketing.

By Steve Tzikakis 6 Dec 2017

New app changing how South Africans buy and sell art
New app changing how South Africans buy and sell art

Exhibid, a new mobile app which uses GPS technology to serve up all the artworks that are available in a user's immediate geographic area, is changing the way South Africans buy and sell art. The app draws on the same principles as location-based dating apps to connect art lovers and artists.

6 Dec 2017

Startupbootcamp Cape Town's top 10 startups sign 32 deals
Startupbootcamp Cape Town's top 10 startups sign 32 deals

Last week, the Startupbootcamp cohort showcased its top 10 startups, selected from a pool of 514 applicants, to global investors, sponsors and partners at its first Africa-based demo day in Cape Town.

6 Dec 2017

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#BCXDisrupt2017: "Social instability will get us long before AI does."

If I had a dollar for every time I've heard someone use the words innovation or disruption in a boardroom or conference venue in the last ten years, I'd have 0.892 bitcoin. Sadly, there is an inverse correlation between the number of people who talk about innovation and disruption, and the number of people who actually innovate and disrupt.

By Mike Stopforth 5 Dec 2017

Facebook to launch chat app for kids, with parental controls
Facebook to launch chat app for kids, with parental controls

Facebook on Monday, 4 December 2017, unveiled a version of its Messenger application for children, aimed at enabling kids under 12 to connect with others under parental supervision.

5 Dec 2017

Smartphone market seeing steady growth, as bigger screens rule
Smartphone market seeing steady growth, as bigger screens rule

The global smartphone market is expected to see steady if unspectacular growth in the next few years, as consumers turn increasingly to large-screen handsets known as "phablets," a market tracker said last week.

5 Dec 2017

SA Customer Satisfaction Index reveals preferred mobile network
SA Customer Satisfaction Index reveals preferred mobile network

According to Consulta's latest South African Customer Satisfaction Index (SAcsi) for Cellular Networks, cellular network customers are the least satisfied with MTN and most satisfied with Vodacom.

5 Dec 2017

Partnership to bring digital learning cloud to public schools
Partnership to bring digital learning cloud to public schools

The Department of Basic Education (DBE) in partnership with The Training Room Online (TTRO) will be rolling out digital learning into the public school sector of South Africa in the form of the DBE Cloud.

4 Dec 2017

African expansion "massive focus" for SA's Quicket in 2018
African expansion "massive focus" for SA's Quicket in 2018

South African online ticketing startup Quicket has a "massive focus" on expanding to other African countries next year as it looks to create a truly pan-African solution for events.

By Tom Jackson 4 Dec 2017

The media's role in promoting inclusive growth in Africa
The media's role in promoting inclusive growth in Africa

Recessions, geopolitical uncertainty and natural disasters - these are some of the scenarios the global community has faced in recent times. Economies have suffered the consequences thereof.

By Amrote Abdella 4 Dec 2017

Google data-saving tool aims to help manage smartphone bills
Google data-saving tool aims to help manage smartphone bills

SAN FRANCISCO, US: Google is taking aim at the "next billion" internet users with a way to stop smartphone apps from needlessly burning through costly mobile data allowances.

4 Dec 2017