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AKA launches new app with Vodacom

AKA launches app with Vodacom

October 4, 2018 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on AKA launches app with Vodacom

Rapper AKA, real name Kiernan Forbes has entered into a new business venture in partnership with South African mobile service provider Vodacom. AKA’s Beam World App launched on Tuesday, 2 October 2018 and is set to document his life, career, family and also give fans a platform to interact with him. The app available exclusively [&hellip...

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Spotify integrates with Google Maps for music on every mile of your journey

Spotify integrates with Google Maps

October 4, 2018 • Online & SocialComments Off on Spotify integrates with Google Maps

If you could walk 500 miles, but you’d rather drive 500 more, you may as well join the masses and stream “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” by The Proclaimers – the most popular song on road trip playlists – for your own adventure. More and more, people...

Truecaller launches chat feature

Truecaller launches chat feature

October 3, 2018 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Truecaller launches chat feature

Truecaller has announced the launch of its instant messaging (IM) platform ‘Truecaller Chat’. The platform aims to prevent fake news from circulating, the IM platform will allow its 300 million users to report links, ensuring that users do not circulate...

South Africa: MetroFibre Networx launches new fibre ISP

South Africa: MetroFibre Networx launches new fibre ISP

October 3, 2018 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: MetroFibre Networx launches new fibre ISP

MetroFibre Networx has announced the launch of its new Internet Service Provider, GigaGo. GigaGo aims to offer customers reliable internet access at affordable rates. GigaGo clients no longer have to read through reams of legal and technical jargon to...

Black Mirror is getting an interactive episode on Netflix

Black Mirror is getting an interactive episode on Netflix

October 2, 2018 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Black Mirror is getting an interactive episode on Netflix

Netflix is looking to turn acclaimed sci-fi series, Black Mirror, into a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure kind of experience. The first interactive episode arrived on the service a little over a year ago in the form of Puss in Book: Trapped in an Epic Tale, where...

SA fintech launches app to send Bitcoin cash to the contacts on your phone

South African fintech launches app to send Bitcoin cash

October 2, 2018 • Finance, General, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South African fintech launches app to send Bitcoin cash

On Tuesday, October 2 Centbee announced the beta launch of a Bitcoin cash wallet that allows users to send Bitcoin cash to friends. The app has been in alpha testing for several months and users confirm its most useful feature is the ability to send Bitcoin...

Instagram selects new CEO

Instagram selects new CEO

October 2, 2018 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Instagram selects new CEO

During the course of September 2018, it was revealed that Instagram co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger had officially resigned from their positions. The resignation of Systrom and Krieger had been sparked by reported clashes with Facebook CEO Mark...

Dineplan launches free online reservation system

Dineplan launches free online reservation system

October 2, 2018 • Online & Social, Southern AfricaComments Off on Dineplan launches free online reservation system

South Africa’s reservation software company has just launched a free online booking platform for restaurants in South Africa. Branded ‘Requests by Dineplan’, restaurants can now load an interactive booking widget onto their website, Facebook...

Uber Eats Reveals the Language of Food Spoken by South Africans

Uber Eats reveals the language of food spoken by South Africans

October 1, 2018 • Online & Social, Southern AfricaComments Off on Uber Eats reveals the language of food spoken by South Africans

Did you know that pizza is South Africans’ favourite Italian dish, with 80% of people making it their meal of choice and only 20% picking pasta? Would you be among the 55% of folks who celebrate a special occasion with an ice-cream or the 45% who do so with...

Uber Eats celebrates 2-years of effortless eating

Uber Eats celebrates 2-years of effortless eating

September 30, 2018 • Online & Social, Southern AfricaComments Off on Uber Eats celebrates 2-years of effortless eating

It all started in Johannesburg in 2016 and five cities later, Uber Eats continues to deliver on its mission to making eating effortless at any time, for anyone. Uber Eats have transformed food delivery from pizza on a Friday night to an increasingly important...

Vodacom partners Global Citizen to drive social action through zero-rated website and app

Vodacom partners Global Citizen to drive social action through zero-rated website and app

September 28, 2018 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Vodacom partners Global Citizen to drive social action through zero-rated website and app

Vodacom has announced a major partnership with international advocacy organisation Global Citizen. Through this partnership, Vodacom is essentially extending an invitation to its customers to commit towards engaging the social issues that currently affect the...

European Digital Commissioner Mariya Gabriel

Google, Facebook agree on EU ‘fake news’ code of conduct

September 28, 2018 • Online & Social, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Google, Facebook agree on EU ‘fake news’ code of conduct

On Wednesday, 26 September 2018 major tech companies including Facebook and Google agreed on a code of conduct to combat online disinformation in the European Union, although critics said the commitments were too weak. According to Reuters, seven months...

The new app forms part of EasyPay’s strategy to offer its customers a wide choice of convenient payment options and improve the overall bill-paying experience

South Africa: Mastercard and EasyPay take the friction out of bill payments

September 26, 2018 • General, Online & Social, Southern AfricaComments Off on South Africa: Mastercard and EasyPay take the friction out of bill payments

South Africans can now buy prepaid utility services or pay their accounts from approximately 600 bill issuers with the new EasyPay Mobile app using Masterpass, the global digital payment service from Mastercard. Announced today at the Mastercard Connecting...

Instagram selects new CEO

Instagram co-founders call it quits

September 26, 2018 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Instagram co-founders call it quits

Instagram co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger have officially resigned from their positions and will be exiting the company, which had been purchased by Facebook in 2012. The news was confirmed via Kevin Systrom’s blog which was updated with the...

WorldRemit launches online bank transfers to nine African countries

WorldRemit integrates with the WhatsApp Business Solution

September 25, 2018 • Online & SocialComments Off on WorldRemit integrates with the WhatsApp Business Solution

Digital money transfer company WorldRemit has added WhatsApp notifications to its service. Through its integration with the WhatsApp Business solution, customers who use WhatsApp to chat with family and friends can now also receive instant notifications on...

Amazon introduces new products at company headquarters in Seattle, Washington, U.S

Amazon unveils a range of new Alexa devices

September 22, 2018 • Cloud Computing, Online & Social, RetailComments Off on Amazon unveils a range of new Alexa devices

On Thursday, 20 September, Amazon held a launch event at it’s Seattle headquarters where it unveiled a range of new products. Amazon introduced a dozen new Echo speakers and related gadgets in a bid to stay ahead of rivals Apple Inc (AAPL.O) and...