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dotAfrica launch dates approved by ICANN.  (Image source: File)

ICANN approves dotAfrica launch dates

March 30, 2017 • General, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has given dotAfrica the green light to move forward with their launch plan and dates as Africa’s new home on the web gets ready for their long awaited entry. “Final and confirmed,” is how the CEO of the dotAfrica gTLD (generic Top Level Domain) Registry Operator, [&hellip...

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How to keep yourself safe when banking online. (Image source: Business Advice UK)

How to keep yourself safe when banking online

March 30, 2017 • Finance, Online & Social, Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

The ease and convenience of banking on a mobile device is undeniable. However, this luxury does not come without any risk as cyber crime continues to plague various industries by taking advantage of the unknowing consumer. This threat has seen banks make a...

Amritesh Anand, Practice Lead - Unified Communication, In2IT

Digital whacks the benefits of unified communications into a new league

March 30, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Opinion, SoftwareComments (0)

With the arrival of digital everything, there’s been a step change in the benefits that a unified communications (UC) strategy can deliver, yet companies in the public and private sector still appear reluctant to step into the future. As cloud solutions...

Surf and Facebook officially launched Express Wi-Fi by Facebook in Kenya today.

Express Wifi hotspots now available in Kenya

March 29, 2017 • East Africa, General, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

Surf and Facebook officially launched Express Wi-Fi by Facebook in Kenya today. This initiative was born from the mutual belief of both organizations that access to internet should be available and affordable for everyone. Express Wi-Fi is a fast, affordable...

Brendan Mc Aravey, Country Manager at Citrix South Africa.

Say goodbye to third-world communication

March 29, 2017 • Online & Social, OpinionComments (0)

South African businesses increasingly depend on connectivity. This is because tech-savvy customers require businesses and service providers that meet their always-on needs. For example, retail outlets are increasingly adopting kiosk type services where,...

Founded in open standards, new cloud service combines the power of Kubernetes and Docker with built-in security intelligence.

IBM Bluemix container Service to fuel development of Cognitive Apps

March 29, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Online & SocialComments (0)

IBM announced a new container service on Bluemix, its cloud platform, to fuel the speed and simplicity at which developers can build and manage more secure and cognitive apps. Available on IBM Cloud, this service uses Kubernetes, an open-source container...

Ryan Barlow, Chief Technology Officer, e4.

Virtual Identity app makes paperless process a reality

March 28, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

e4, a Software as a Service company has launched Virtual Identity, a business application that is aimed at successfully connecting institutions with a customer online. The app, available on web and iOS and Android, will digitize the Financial Intelligence...

Truecaller to have video calling amongst latest updates.

Truecaller and Google to improve video calling for millions

March 28, 2017 • Gadgets and Gaming, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

Truecaller, an app which provides caller ID and spam blocking app, today announced a strategic agreement to integrate Google Duo, a high quality video calling service, within the Truecaller app. This will add a crucial communications layer that strengthens...

By: Chris Burnet, Cloud Services and Software Solutions Manager at NetApp

The ‘fake news’ fad: Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics hold key solutions

March 28, 2017 • Online & Social, Opinion, Software, Southern AfricaComments (0)

The ‘fake news’ fad has recently hit the South African shores and echoes across the media precinct. Fake news websites deliberately publish hoaxes, propaganda, and disinformation to drive web traffic inflamed by social media. These fake news articles are...

FanHero and Ab de Villiers to develop new fan engagement app. (Image Source: Topyaps)

The AB de Villiers Fan Engagment App

March 24, 2017 • General, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

AB de Villiers, the current South African ODI captain, has spent the last decade dominating for the Proteas on the field, with a style and flair which has earned him the title as the world number one ODI batsman. AB’s on the field success has catapulted...

Wiza Nyondo, Head of Tourism at FNB Business.

Technology advancements changing the face of tourism

March 23, 2017 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

The ease of technology has completely revolutionized the tourism industry. One no longer needs to go any further than their smartphone to plan and book a complete holiday. Wiza Nyondo, Head of Tourism at FNB Business says “technology has made the...

A new feature due for release this week, will allow users to rate and comment on events, providing valuable community feedback on each listing.

South African events listing platform moves onto a global URL

March 23, 2017 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Localised family ‘what’s on’ sharing app, I’m Bored, has undergone a refresh, and has re-branded as Fun Nearby. Created by KRS Mobile’s Simplifier-in-Chief Lorraine Steyn, and her then 10-year-old son, in 2014, the free events listing platform and...

Darren Anstee, Chief Security Technologist at Arbor Networks.

New tech can transform your business, but pose new security risks

March 23, 2017 • Online & Social, Opinion, SponsoredComments (0)

Revolutionary technology trends are rising to the fore, and intertwining in powerful ways, to reshape businesses, industries and even entire social structures. Some of it sounds wonderful (the massive acceleration of smartphones in the developing world...

Facebook to crack down on fake news with new fact-checking tool. (image: Facebook)

Facebook to Fight Fake News

March 23, 2017 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to a report by The Guardian, Facebook has started implementing its third-party fact checking tool in an attempt to crack down on fake news reports. The tool will alert users about “disputed content” and thus warning them on which...

40% of the worlds population remain unconnected. (Source: Vanu)

Moving Towards A Connected World

March 23, 2017 • General, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

Developed economies have for some time now rearranged their economies on the basis of the concept of the knowledge economy. As indicated in a Human Sciences Research Council report in South Africa, “Knowledge-based economies have the potential to stimulate...

Instagram now boasts 1 million advertisers. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Instagram hits 1 million active advertisers

March 22, 2017 • Finance, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

Facebook-owned photo and video app, Instagram has announced that it now has 1 million monthly active advertisers. With over 150 million active users daily the app has vast opportunities for businesses to share information with people. The number of marketers...