Juniper Research presents Top 10 Tech Trends 2019 webinar

There's still time to join Juniper Research, on 29 November at 2PM GMT, to hear their top 10 technology predictions for 2019. The one hour webinar will reveal which trends will be prevalent and explains how these will impact the market and the key players within it. This will be a fast-paced...

22 Nov 2018

Digital Retail Forum 2019 to focus on emerging technologies

The Digital Retail Forum 2019 (DRF2019) will focus on how emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), IoT, drones, digital payment solutions, new e-commerce models, and mobility are disrupting the retail sector. The event is themed 'harnessing digital technology for next-level...

8 Nov 2018

Afrozaar to liven logos with AR

Afrozaar is set to introduce the South African market to LogoScan, an augmented reality (AR+) enabled app. The app allows users to experience digital content in AR by holding up their smartphones to activated logos and scan. The logos will be preloaded on its server that, when matched with a live...

25 Oct 2018

R2K calls for Competitions Commission to step in on high data costs

The Right2Know Campaign (R2K) has called on the Competitions Commission of South Africa to mediate on high data costs in South Africa. R2K called for the mediation at a data services market inquiry at the Competition Commission on 17 October 2018. The non-profit organisation made a number of...

17 Oct 2018

ICASA publishes a Discussion Document for public comment

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa has published a Discussion Document to solicit written submissions in respect of its role and responsibilities in the regulation of cybersecurity. This is perpetuated by the proliferation of internet interconnections and increased data...

9 Oct 2018

Oracle appoints new VP for sub-Saharan Africa

Oracle has appointed of Andrew Sordam as vice president for sub-Saharan Africa with immediate effect. Andrew Sordam takes over from Cherian Varghese who has been named as the regional managing director and vice president for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and South Asian Growing...

5 Oct 2018

Mugg & Bean implements new payment method for customers

Restaurant company Mugg & Bean has made Samsung Pay available as a payment option at its sit down and on-the-go restaurants across the country. Customers of Mugg & Bean that are also users of the recently unveiled Samsung Pay application may now pay their bill using a compatible Samsung Galaxy...

1 Oct 2018

Peugeot SA launches mobile app

Peugeot South Africa has launched a mobile app designed to enhance customer experience and engagement. The mobile app, called 'MYPEUGEOT', allows Peugeot owners to extend their driving experience and all related connected services within the app accessible anywhere, anytime, to make the most of...

27 Aug 2018

Allens wins 2018 Website of the Year award

Catering equipment supplier and furniture hire company Allens has won the 2018 Website of the Year award at the Hire Awards of Excellence for its e-commerce platform. Allens' e-commerce platform was developed by Bluegrass Digital, a technology company that is a digital partner of Allens for more...

15 Aug 2018

Firefox is rebranding and it wants your opinion

TechCrunch editor Greg Kumparak reports that Firefox will be getting new logos for its various offerings. Mozilla has reportedly shared a few work-in-progress potential logos and has asked for feedback on them. However, Mozilla is not crowdsourcing the answer, but simply asking for user's...

31 Jul 2018

Aerobotics plans global expansion following $2m in funding

Cape Town-based aerial data analytics startup Aerobotics has collected $2m in funding following its Series A funding round. Aerobotics uses machine learning and artificial intelligence to process satellite and drone imagery and deliver insights to farmers. Some of its investors include the...

26 Jul 2018

Google CEO reveals Google Translate's money-making potential

Google CEO Sundar Pichai recently revealed during Google's second-quarter earnings conference call that Google Translate has the potential to create massive revenue via ads. The CEO revealed this by explaining that there is a high amount of people likely using the translation app when they are...

24 Jul 2018

BBM, Planet Sport Publishing adds PlanetF1 to Discover menu

BBM Messenger and Planet Sport Publishing have furthered its partnership by adding PlanetF1 to the BBM Discover menu. PlanetF1 allows motorsport fans to follow live grand prix action every race weekend and fans in more than 100 countries can browse races by date, check on grid positions, get...

23 Jul 2018

I-Life Digital Technology enters South Africa's electronics market

I-Life Digital Technology has signed with the JD Group to enter South Africa's electronics market. The company's first sale takes place 30 June 2018 at Incredible Connection and HiFi Corp stores. At the sale, I-Life Digital Technology will launch two of its selling products from its flagship...

18 Jul 2018

Mimecast acquires Ataata to tackle lack of cybersecurity training

Email and data security company Mimecast has acquired Ataata to attend to the lack of cybersecurity training in South Africa. The acquisition allows organisations to measure cyber risk training effectiveness by converting behaviour observations into actionable risk metrics for security...

10 Jul 2018

DCMN make DC Analytics available for free

DCMN has made DC Analytics available for use without payment, which gives the opporutnity for brands in South Africa to track the performance of its TV advertising campaigns. The technology was first only used internally for DCMN clients but is now available for anyone to use. DC Analytics...

5 Jul 2018

Imimobile introduces a brand new messaging service

Imimobile has launched MiniMailers; a commercial media messaging solution that delivers messages directly to a consumer's inbox. MiniMailers messages allow for the use of imagery, rich media, and for personalisation. The service also offers lower distribution costs, higher open rates, and...

5 Jul 2018

Facebook launches Facebook Local for easier decision-making

Facebook has unveiled Facebook Local; a reboot of the Facebook Events app which is essentially a combination of Yelp, FourSquare, and the previous version of the Events app. Facebook Local brings together 70 million business listings and reviews with your friends' check-ins, to help you discover...

4 Jul 2018

Google to simplify and change advertising ecosystem

Google will introduce three new verticals to its advertising ecosystem on 10 July 2018. The new verticals are Google Ads, Google Marketing Platform, and Google Ad Manager. Google Ads will be the new Google Adwords but without a focus only on keywords. Google will regroup all of the advertising...

28 Jun 2018

Microsoft apps, news distribution service is now known as Microsoft News

Digiday reports that Microsoft will be rebranding its mobile apps and the new distribution service that powers MSN to Microsoft News. The rebranded service is set to be integrated into several Microsoft products including Skype and Xbox. While MSN.com will remain MSN, it will now also include...

25 Jun 2018

Microsoft to rebrand, expand news distribution

Microsoft is set to rebrand and expand its news distribution. Microsoft News will also rename its mobile apps and its news distribution service that powers MSN as Microsoft News. The rebranded Microsoft News will be incorporated into more Microsoft products, including Skype and its Xbox video...

22 Jun 2018

Lisbon Awards Group creates its very own app

The Lisbon Awards Group has created its own app that provides information on all the festivals and events of the group. The app was developed by Bliss Applications, a company that is part of the WYGroup. The app is currently in a test version but is still available for Android and iOS...

22 Jun 2018

Icasa backs WWRF as its hosts first 5G Huddle in Southern Hemisphere

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) has indicated that it will back the Wireless World Research Forum (WWRF) when it hosts the fifth annual 5G Huddle in the Southern Hemisphere for the first time. The 5G Huddle will be held at the Garden Court, Marine Parade in Durban...

24 May 2018

New blockchain protocol to simplify digital asset experience

Riccardo Spagni is developing a new open source blockchain protocol, Tari. The protocol is intended to simplify the digital asset experience for businesses and consumers. The project is backed by venture capital funds in Silicon Valley and is headed by Spagni alongside US-based entrepreneur and...

24 May 2018

Spree App selected as App of the Day

A team of editors at Apple has chosen the Spree App as App of the Day. App of the Day is given by a team of editors from Apple who pick an iOS app and game to showcase daily.

26 Apr 2018

Cloud-based food safety system now available in SA

TraQtion has launched in South Africa. TraQtion is a cloud-based food safety and supply chain quality compliance system that manages all aspects of food industry supply chains - including products, suppliers and site compliance. The system was designed by food safety and technology experts at...

13 Apr 2018

Spotify will finally be available in SA

Suspicions have been confirmed as Spotify announced that the music streaming service will launch in South Africa on 13 March 2018. SA is set to be the first African country to have the service. Spotify offers a choice between an ongoing free ad-supported music service and a fully featured,...

12 Mar 2018

Truecaller to develop headquarters in Nairobi

Truecaller will set up its sub-Saharan Africa headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya and has appointed Zakaria Hersi as its director of partnerships for Africa. The consumer app reportedly chose Nairobi as a location because of Kenya's high usage of the app. Its users in Kenya has grown by 35% in the...

2 Mar 2018

Fenner picks Epicor ERP for better manufacturing

Fenner South Africa has selected Epicor Software Corporation's enterprise resource planning (ERP), or Epicor ERP, to enhance the data accuracy, costing, integration, and automation of its manufacturing process. The decision forms part of the manufacturing company's plan to achieve continued...

2 Mar 2018

Paratus Africa sells stake to Nimbus

A 26.5% stake of Paratus Africa's Namibian operation that is worth an amount of N$95-million has been obtained by Nimbus Infrastructure Limited. The capital pool company bought eight percent of the issued share capital in Paratus for N$20-million and the balance of N$75-million in shares. The...

19 Feb 2018

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