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MTN has developed a competitor strategy that is underpinned by new and exciting consumer propositions (Image source: File)

MTN enters new phase with competitor strategy

April 17, 2014

Following months of strategic consideration and customer research, MTN has developed a competitor strategy that is underpinned by new and exciting consumer...

Cloud Computing

Mike Ettling, Global Head of Cloud and On Premise for Human Resources at SAP (image: supplied)

SAP: Cloud opportunity similar to mobile in Africa

April 15, 2014

Cloud computing has often been called a fad, but many experts agree that it is the future of business. While cloud adoption on the continent has been...

  • Safaricom has revealed that 67% of mobile phones sold in Kenya were smartphones (image: Samsung)

    Top 10 features of Samsung Galaxy S5

    April 14, 2014 • Lists, Top Stories

    Samsung recently made their Galaxy S5 smartphone, the Korean company’s latest flagship model, available to the world. The Samsung Galaxy S5 launched in 125 countries, making this the largest-rollout the Korean company has ever attempted. It will launch in an additional 25 markets in the coming days, bringing the total number to 150. It is hard ...

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    MWC: 10 hot devices you should know about

    February 27, 2014 • Lists, Top Stories

    While the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona is dominated by big name players such as Samsung, Nokia and LG, there are a number of devices that few have heard about – but really should. Some of these device manufacturers have made a real impact, while others are just hoping to get noticed. Variety is in ...

  • A screenshot of the Valentine’s Greetings app (image: Microsoft)

    Top 10 Valentine’s Day apps

    February 13, 2014 • Lists

    With the world getting ready to celebrate Valentine’s Day on Friday, IT News Africa is taking a look at 10 apps available in the Windows Store. Whether it is an app for romantic quotes or booking a quick getaway, these apps will make Valentine’s day special. 1. 1000 Love Quotes For softly whispering sweet things ...

  • Egypt is the king of Facebook in Africa (image: Paradise of the World)

    Top 10 African countries on Facebook

    February 6, 2014 • Lists, Top Stories

    Mega-social network Facebook celebrates their 10th birthday this week, and what started as a college social networking website in 2004, has mushroomed into the world’s largest online destination to connect with friends, family and acquaintances. “When I reflect on the last 10 years, one question I ask myself is: Why were we the ones to ...

  • What is top of mind for potential investors in technology companies across Africa. (Image source: docstockmedia/ Shutterstock.com)

    Consider this before investing in a start-up

    January 28, 2014 • East Africa, Lists, Southern Africa, West Africa

      Much has been written about the growth of Africa’s technology-focused startup business ecosystem. In strong emerging markets like Kenya, stakeholders – including venture capitalists, angel investors and multinationals, are continuing with efforts to further entrench the country’s ‘Silicon Savannah’. In October 2013, at Intel Capital’s annual CEO Summit, discussion over establishing a startup venture and exposure ...

  • Telkom’s CFO, Mr Jacques Schindehütte (Image source: Windi- http://bit.ly/KkLvCW)

    Africa’s 5 Most Troubled Tech Executives

    January 27, 2014 • Lists

    Being in charge of a large corporation can be tricky at times, but with the right executive in the right position, most companies can be assured of profits. But while some organisations flourish without incident, others are forced to deal with unethical and sometimes even scanadaouls behaviour within their executive ranks. IT News Africa takes ...

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Canon's D70 (image: Canon)

Review: Canon EOS D70

April 14, 2014

Digital SLR cameras have a reputation for being bulky, cumbersome and usually only used by professional photographers. But a couple of years ago, Canon and a...

Gadgets and Gaming

The PS4 has cumulatively sold through more than 7-million units globally (image: Sony)

PS4 sold 7-million units since launch

April 17, 2014

Sony Computer Entertainment yesterday announced that the PlayStation 4 (PS4) console has cumulatively sold through more than 7-million units globally as of...

Features

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In Pictures: This is what makes Africa’s internet possible

April 3, 2014

The vessel Léon Thévenin does an amazing job. Currently docked in Cape Town, South Africa, the ship is the main reason undersea fibre optic cables such as...

Startups

A new app released by South African author and journalist Peter Delmar is the first to turn a local travel book into a location-aware audio application. (image: supplied)

New app turns travel book into audio

April 16, 2014

A new app released by South African author and journalist Peter Delmar is the first to turn a local travel book into a location-aware audio application. The...

Company News

Security

McAfee are urging business to execute their contigency plans as the End of Windows XP support signals threat to enterprises. (image credit: Google Maps)

End of Windows XP support signals threat to enterprises

April 14, 2014

End of support for Windows XP which was scheduled for April 8 has exposed many businesses to security breaches as vulnerabilities are made public, but patches...

Online

South African president Jacob Zuma on Thursday night delivered his annual State of the Nation address (Image Credit: World Economic Forum)

Google launches SA election Hub

April 16, 2014

Google today launched the South African Elections Hub, an online portal where voters, journalists and campaigners can easily track all the latest news, trends...