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#BizTrends2019: The death of Facebook? Not quite. Meet the social media of the future
#BizTrends2019: The death of Facebook? Not quite. Meet the social media of the future

When Marian Salzman, one of the world's top trendspotters, invited me to discuss all things trends over coffee at the end of 2018, I jumped at the chance. This is the final part of my three overviews of our talking points...

By Leigh Andrews 29 Jan 2019

#FairnessFirst: Will the shift towards a cashless society finally decrease inequality?
#FairnessFirst: Will the shift towards a cashless society finally decrease inequality?

We're closer to functioning as a global cashless society than ever before, yet an Oxfam report warns that equality between the haves and have-nots is higher than ever before. Read on for the impact on females and the unbanked in particular...

By Leigh Andrews 28 Jan 2019

Cheaper mobile data set to unleash mobile innovation
Cheaper mobile data set to unleash mobile innovation

The close of last year contained some especially good news for the South African mobile consumer...

By Devon Meerholz 25 Jan 2019

(c) Maksim Kabakou -
Mobile adspend expected to top TV across key markets

Mobile is currently the second-largest ad medium and will overtake TV this year if current growth rates are maintained...

24 Jan 2019

Virtualisation: Enabling unification of all Gs'
Virtualisation: Enabling unification of all Gs'

The African continent poses a unique commercial and moral challenge for the telecom service providers...

By Lux Maharaj 24 Jan 2019

Artist’s name: Babak Sarbaz (pseudonym)
Title: Clergies’ Revolution
Dimensions: 100 x 75 cm
Editor’s note: This submission is a graphic manipulation of an image of Ayatollah Khomeini’s return to Iran in 1979
Borders and Boundaries competition announces winner

CALIFORNIA, United States - On 23 January 2019, United for Iran, a Bay-Area NGO working to promote civil liberties and civil society in Iran, announced the completion and winner of Borders and Boundaries, a visual art competition of Iranian artists focused on censorship and freedom of expression in Iran...

24 Jan 2019

Lisa MacLeod, head of digital, Tiso Blackstar Group.
#BizTrends2019: Alexa, what are your predictions for 2019?

Part of our job [as publishers] is to connect readers and advertisers successfully, in a brand safe environment and to the benefit of both - and while we've been a bit slow thus far, the door is now open. Watch this space...

By Lisa Macleod 23 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Facebook is the dial tone, not the message
#BizTrends2019: Facebook is the dial tone, not the message

When Marian Salzman (one of the world's top trendspotters) invited me to discuss all things trends over coffee at the end of 2018, I jumped at the chance. This is the second of three overviews of our talking points...

By Leigh Andrews 22 Jan 2019

WhatsApp's working on a fingerprint security feature for iOS, Android
WhatsApp's working on a fingerprint security feature for iOS, Android

A future version of WhatsApp may be secured, locked and unlocked by your fingerprint, according to data mined by WABetaInfo...

By Andy Walker 18 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Top mobile trends for the 2019 consumer
#BizTrends2019: Top mobile trends for the 2019 consumer

"This is not the year of the mobile phone". The African consumer is tired of hearing this...

By Lynette Hundermark 17 Jan 2019

Kalliebree Keynerd, head of social media at Joe Public Connect.
#BizTrends2019: From disappearing acts to dark social and digital wellness

Kalliebree Keynerd, head of social media at Joe Public Connect, predicts we'll see more of the following six trends over the coming months...

By Kalliebree Keynerd 16 Jan 2019

New mobile app helps users optimise lifestyle through genetic data
New mobile app helps users optimise lifestyle through genetic data

Global wellness genetics company DNAFit has partnered with a creative technology company, Bluegrass Digital, to develop a new mobile app to help clients optimise their health...

Issued by Bluegrass Digital 9 Jan 2019

Workforce of the future: What is driving it and where is it going?
Workforce of the future: What is driving it and where is it going?

An increasingly rapid pace of innovation is driving forward technological advances in the enterprise at an unprecedented rate, meaning that workforce dynamics are set to change drastically...

By Ronald Ravel 9 Jan 2019

Looking up towards 2019
Looking up towards 2019

Gareth Grant, business unit manager at The MediaShop says that we're looking at our smartphones every 12 minutes, but is it making us smarter?...

By Gareth Grant 13 Dec 2018

#StartupStory: Meet Bunkr, your fuel wallet
#StartupStory: Meet Bunkr, your fuel wallet

The world, in general, is going through a fuel revolution...

By Evan-Lee Courie 10 Dec 2018

Unbox the festive season
Unbox the festive season

Festive goodwill is part and parcel of the holiday season and we're wrapping up our year with a hamper of promotional goodies...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 7 Dec 2018

Advice for a 24-hour pocket mobile plan
Advice for a 24-hour pocket mobile plan

Imagine you had only 24 hours to put together a passable mobile marketing plan. What mobile tactics would you prioritise over a day because they are such non-negotiables?...

By Mike Laws 5 Dec 2018

Leroy Merlin South Africa partners with augmented and virtual reality specialist bizAR Reality
Leroy Merlin South Africa partners with augmented and virtual reality specialist bizAR Reality

At AfricArena 2018, Leroy Merlin challenged three South African start-ups to create an innovative solution that allows potential customers to explore their showrooms through an immersive experience, without the support of a physical store...

Issued by bizAR Reality 4 Dec 2018

#MarketingFridays: A video interview w/ Vodacom's Zinhle Modiselle
#MarketingFridays: A video interview w/ Vodacom's Zinhle Modiselle

In this video, Nyiko Chauke of Marketing Fridays interviews Zinhle Modiselle, executive head of brand marketing and communications at Vodacom about this year's summer campaign...

30 Nov 2018

All the mobile 'need to knows' this holiday season
All the mobile 'need to knows' this holiday season

From mobile data-saving tips to numbers to call in a roadside emergency this festive season...

30 Nov 2018

Orange, MTN launch pan-African mobile money
Orange, MTN launch pan-African mobile money

Orange Group and MTN Group have announced a joint venture, Mowali, to facilitate mobile payments across Africa...

27 Nov 2018

5G will become the mainstream ecosystem by 2022
5G will become the mainstream ecosystem by 2022

A new report from Ericsson reveals that 5G will be deployed by global operators in Africa by next year...

27 Nov 2018

AutoScan helps dealers engage with buyers
AutoScan helps dealers engage with buyers

Argility has launched AutoScan, a tool that enables car dealers to engage buyers with relevant content...

22 Nov 2018

Africa's first AR experience on Facebook Messenger
Africa's first AR experience on Facebook Messenger

Pan-African payments company, Celulant, has built the first augmented reality powered try-on experiences in Facebook Messenger...

20 Nov 2018

Digital Media Africa finalists announced
Digital Media Africa finalists announced

The 2018 African Digital Media Awards finalists have been announced by WAN-IFRA ahead of the award ceremony on 23 November...

20 Nov 2018

Mobile app launched to connect to African fashion designers
Mobile app launched to connect to African fashion designers

Lesela, meaning cloth or fabric in Sesotho and Swahili, is a new mobile app that provides access to African fashion designers...

19 Nov 2018

Think the world's connected? Think again. A slide from BRCK's AfricaCom 2020 session.
#FairnessFirst: How Africa's digital divide is being diminished, one innovation at a time

The final two sessions of the 2020 track of AfricaCom - focused on how the 'smart feature phone' will revolutionise the digital landscape in Africa and what will happen when 1bn Africans are connected to the internet...

By Leigh Andrews 19 Nov 2018

Homemakers Mobi Magazine launch makes home improvement simpler
Homemakers Mobi Magazine launch makes home improvement simpler

Homemakers Media Holdings has launched its latest innovation, Homemakers Mobi magazine...

Issued by HOMEMAKERS 16 Nov 2018

All the 2018 AfricaCom Awards winners
All the 2018 AfricaCom Awards winners

The 2018 AfricaCom Awards were announced at a colourful and festive Mardi Gras themed event in Cape Town...

15 Nov 2018

ICASA calls for comments on Draft IMT Roadmap
ICASA calls for comments on Draft IMT Roadmap

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) calls for comments on the Draft International Mobile Telephony (IMT) Roadmap...

15 Nov 2018

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