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ALCATEL has compiled a list of Apps that will help you track your spending this festive.

Keep track of your spending and save this festive season

December 2, 2016 • Online & Social, Retail, Top StoriesComments (2)

It’s that time of the year again. Whether you are buying gifts for loved ones, travelling, or just treating yourself to something special, make sure you don’t find yourself feeling the blues in January. ALCATEL recommends the following Android apps to help keep track of your spending. The great thing about these apps is, they [&hellip...

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The hashtag, Word Aids day was top trends across the globe the entire day.

WORLD AIDS DAY celebrated on social media across Africa

December 1, 2016 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

Today we celebrate World Aids day, a day dedicated to the awareness of Aids across the world since 1988. According to the WHO more than 14 million people worldwide, about 40%, of people living with the HIV virus that causes AIDS, are unawere of their status....

Tutela software runs on mobile devices and invisibly collects anonymous device and network quality data that helps mobile telecoms companies improve their mobile networks. (image: Jan Persiel)

Game developers monetise anonymous data from mobile apps

December 1, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, SoftwareComments (0)

Tutela has announced that it is re-opening its partnership program and adding to its network of mobile app partners, offering an additional revenue stream to select mobile games and app developers. Typical annual revenues for participants with apps with 3-5M...

Cyber Crime tips

Ghana: Cyber crime thrives as unemployment soares

November 30, 2016 • Online & Social, Security, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

The youth in Ghana have resorted to using fake online identities to make a living, this is according to a report by Africa News. With a per capita income of just $1 700 per year and the unemployment rate at its highiest, some have turned to cybercrime to...

Nigeria's prepare to pay more for their data starting December 1, 2016.

Nigeria: Social Media reacts to data hikes

November 30, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

With reports making the rounds about an increase in data tarrifs with effect from December 1, 2016, social media has been abuzz in Nigeria. Acting on a directive given by the national regulator, a number of mobile operators, including MTN and Globacom...

Apps for business

Zimbabwe: Steward Bank launches SMS banking solution

November 28, 2016 • Finance, Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

In a bid to make banking easier in Zimbabwe, according to ZimTech Steward bank has announced the launch of Square Banking, a banking facility that performs banking transactions on a mobile device. The solution enables customers and businesses to access...

Video calling apps

Live sports streaming gets interactive on social media

November 24, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

Discover Digital, has broken traditional moulds for sports event coverage, with a simultaneous live stream of the SuperGP Championship to the SuperGP website and the organisation’s Facebook page. The DEOD (Digital Entertainment On Demand) SuperGP Champions...

23% of South Africans believe  you don’t need customer service representatives anymore and that all customer service should be done online.

The rising importance of digital channels

November 24, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

More than one in every five South Africans (23%) believes you don’t need customer service representatives anymore and that all customer service should be done online. The results of a study of 2,000 consumers in South Africa, published by Verint Systems,...

Technology, particularly mobile and social media, is poised to make a signficant impact on up and coming elections in Africa. (Image source: eruditiononline.co.uk/)

Ghana SMTC ready for operation ahead of elections

November 24, 2016 • Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Penplusbytes Flagship “Social Media Tracking Centre (SMTC) is up and running ahead of the 2016 elections in Ghana on November 7. According to MyJoyOnline the SMTC is a system that monitors and responds in real time to reports emanating from social media...

Takealot will  launch their annual Black Friday sale at midnight on Thursday 24th November.

Black Friday kicks off festive season shopping

November 23, 2016 • Online & Social, Retail, Top StoriesComments (0)

Takealot.com is preparing for the start of the Christmas shopping season with the launch of their annual Black Friday sale at midnight on Thursday 24th November. Known as the “Blue Dot Sale”, it is Takealot’s biggest sale of the year, as consumers...

Sendy has terminated its online taxi hailing service. (image: pixabay.com)

Kenya: Sendy terminates online hailing service

November 22, 2016 • East Africa, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

Safaricom-backed courier firm Sendy has terminated its online taxi hailing service, According to Business Daily this was done in a bid to concentrate on its core logistics business at a time when competition in the cab sector is growing. According to the...

The MFS Hub is now connected to 120 million mobile wallets in Sub-Saharan Africa.

MFS Hub connects to 120 million mobile wallets in Africa

November 22, 2016 • Finance, Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

MFS Africa announced that its MFS Hub is now connected to 120 million mobile wallets in Sub-Saharan Africa. Through partnerships with mobile network operators including Airtel, Econet, MTN, Orange, Tigo and Vodafone, MFS Africa now has unparalleled reach into...

The new BlueJeans onSocial Personal is perfect for individuals, social influencers, and small businesses that want to create intimate events and less formal, structured conversations from any device, anywhere.

BlueJeans to empower widespread video collaboration over Facebook Live

November 22, 2016 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

BlueJeans Network announced the global availability of BlueJeans onSocial, the first video communications platform to extend many-to-many broadcasting capabilities to Facebook Live. BlueJeans onSocial provides individuals, influencers, brands, and companies...

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Airbnb launches new travel app

November 18, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Airbnb launches new travel app

As the holiday season slowly creeps in, so is the urge to find affordable and comfortable accommodation. The launch of Trips by Airbnb could be a solution. Trips launches with three key areas – Experiences, Places and Homes, with Flights and Services to...

The Qantas virtual reality app aims to connect  with travellers by showcasing parts of Australia they may not be familiar with.

Qantas app gives travellers virtual experience of Australia

November 18, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Qantas app gives travellers virtual experience of Australia

Qantas has launched a new virtual reality app – Qantas VR – giving customers an interactive new way to discover and explore destinations before physically travelling there. Available for iPhone, Android, Samsung Gear VR, Oculus Rift, and HTC Vive devices,...

Pegg isn’t the financial skills and super-sharp memory, but the fact that it is a smart bot that lives on your smartphone or computer.

How smart bots will simplify your life as a business owner

November 18, 2016 • Finance, Online & SocialComments Off on How smart bots will simplify your life as a business owner

Meet Pegg, discribed as the personal trainer for businesses, It will log expenses and file receipts, with no fuss at all. Pegg provides information on how much the company has spent or earned for the month and sends instant reminders of the companies debt....