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Google Allo takes chat to the next level

September 21, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Google South Africa has announced the launch of Google Allo to the South African market. Allo is a messaging app that works off your phone number and is available for Android and iOS mobile devices. Initially announced at the Google I/O Developer conference in May Allo is now up and ready for the consumption of [&hellip...

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VPN should be an essential tool for all internet users

Free, Unlimited VPN Now Available In Opera Desktop Browser

September 20, 2016 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

A free, no-log, easy-to-use VPN is available directly in the Opera desktop browser – out on Tuesday, 20 September. With this launch, Opera is the first major browser to release a built-in VPN service. “If people knew how the internet truly works,...

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How Technology is Enabling Artists in Every Country to Get the Recognition They Deserve

September 20, 2016 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

When you look at the world as a whole it is relatively a large place. With approximately 7 billion people occupying the planet it is easy to feel as though you do not matter to the overall population. Artists are especially sensitive to this because they have...

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South Africa: Social Media reacts to #FeesMustFall as students protest

September 20, 2016 • Education, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

The fees must fall campaign took motion in 2015 when students from universities across South Africa protested for free and quality education. This year students have resumed with their protest in a bid to combat fee increments for the 2017 academic year....

Mary Njoku’s Nollywood Film Studio, Rok, to Launch Sky TV Channel in the UK

Rok Studios takes on the UK

September 19, 2016 • Online & SocialComments (0)

Rok Studios, the Nigerian film studio, is set to launch a brand new channel on Sky TV in the UK on Thursday 29 September 2016. Rok on Sky will be available as a free-to-view channel for all Sky subscribers – around 10 million homes in the UK. Showing...

The world’s largest network and information site for people who live and work abroad, just launched a new mobile app.

New Mobile App Launched for Expats

September 16, 2016 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

InterNations recently launched a new mobile app that is destined to make life easier for expats: connecting and messaging with other international people, joining events in 390 cities around the world and sharing personal photos with the community can now all...

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Facebook announces feature for South African businesses

September 13, 2016 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Facebook is supporting South African businesses that want to grow internationally by providing them with powerful new tools and resources that enable them to connect with people in new countries. These new solutions help small businesses become large and...

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Iroko Launches African Multi Platform Network – IrokoX

September 13, 2016 • Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

African digital entertainment company, Iroko, has announced it is launching a Multi-Platform Network [MPN] to provide a framework and platform for aspiring African stars of the future. IrokoX, Africa’s only full-service, cross-media MPN, is set to become...

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Are South Africans doing enough to secure their online identities?

August 24, 2016 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Are South Africans doing enough to secure their online identities?

Do your shopping habits put you at risk? Are you exposing yourself – and your confidential information – to opportunistic fraudsters? These are questions that online shoppers should be asking themselves says Mark Chirnside, CEO of ThisIsMe, who...

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Kenya: Jumia to provide E-commerce training to over 3000 Women

August 12, 2016 • East Africa, Education, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya: Jumia to provide E-commerce training to over 3000 Women

In an effort to support Kenya’s female entrepreneurs in business, over 3000 women from Kenya will be given an opportunity to undergo e-commerce training, facilitated by Jumia in collaboration with SheCares International. These women were selected by...

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Nigeria: Etisalat and YuuZoo launch SME e-commerce portal

August 11, 2016 • Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: Etisalat and YuuZoo launch SME e-commerce portal

Etisalat Nigeria and YuuZoo Singapore have launched an e-commerce platform, SME Arena, to facilitate the growth of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Nigeria. It allows SMEs to converge, network, collaborate, showcase their products and interact with...

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SA voters used Facebook to share their voice in the recent election

August 11, 2016 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on SA voters used Facebook to share their voice in the recent election

Facebook gave South Africans the ability to share that they were taking part in last week’s election with an ‘I’m a Voter’ button that appeared in the Facebook newsfeeds of those eligible to vote. With 14 million people in South Africa using Facebook...

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Will enterprises suffer as employees watch Olympic Games?

August 8, 2016 • East Africa, North Africa, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Will enterprises suffer as employees watch Olympic Games?

Riverbed Technology has revealed the findings of its global snapshot survey that looked to see how companies would be approaching any potential critical business application and network strain from employees streaming Olympic coverage and accessing associated...

Social Media

Social media could help political parties avoid unpleasant surprises

August 8, 2016 • Online & Social, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Social media could help political parties avoid unpleasant surprises

This was an election fought as much at the ballot box as through social media…and a result the ANC, and other parties, should have seen coming had they paid closer attention to the lively conversation out there in the digital space. Final results showed a...

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South Africa: Get the 2016 Municipal Election results here

August 4, 2016 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: Get the 2016 Municipal Election results here

On 3 August 2016, South African residents went to the polls to cast their votes in the 2016 Municipal Elections. According to the Independent Electoral Commission’s (IEC) chairperson, Glen Mashinini, voting across South Africa went smoothly; however,...

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Too many transport operators still wary of Internet of Things

August 1, 2016 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Too many transport operators still wary of Internet of Things

Over the past two decades, the world has witnessed a new stage of technological revolution. Globally, around 5,5 million new devices connect to the Internet every day, with more than 205 000 new gigabytes of data created every second. Termed the Internet of...