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Truecaller eyes out Sub-Saharan Africa’s mobile payment space after acquiring Chillr

Truecaller eyes out Sub-Saharan Africa’s mobile payment space

June 15, 2018 • General, Online & Social, Security, Southern AfricaComments Off on Truecaller eyes out Sub-Saharan Africa’s mobile payment space

Last year March, Truecaller announced its interest in the digital payments segment in India. Today, the company announced a strategic investment into the payment space by acquiring Chillr, India’s first multi-bank payments app that is revolutionising the way people bank. “Since launching Truecaller Pay in India in 2017, we’ve seen an increase in the...

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Uber-Lulaway synergy to accelerate economic opportunities

Uber-Lulaway synergy to accelerate economic opportunities

June 13, 2018 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Uber-Lulaway synergy to accelerate economic opportunities

The obvious synergy between job creation engine, Lulaway, and ride hailing service, Uber, is set to accelerate economic opportunities in the country. The two organisations have joined forces to create South Africa’s maiden recruitment and training centre in...

SA’s biggest restaurant directory now more powerful, portable and practical

SA’s biggest restaurant directory now more powerful, portable and practical

June 12, 2018 • Online & Social, Southern AfricaComments Off on SA’s biggest restaurant directory now more powerful, portable and practical

New Media has made its largest investment in technology to date with the development of a brand new app for Eat Out, SA’s best guide to SA’s best food. The free app, available now via the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store, will provide access to...

The growth of digital learning

The growth of digital learning

June 8, 2018 • Online & SocialComments Off on The growth of digital learning

As you’re trying to figure out How to Successfully Manage Studying While Working Full-Time, you may have given thought to the idea of virtual learning. Most universities and colleges now offer online academic qualifications, making it easier for the...

Sprint enhances South Africa network capabilities through Johannesburg PoP with CMC Networks

Sprint enhances South Africa network capabilities through Johannesburg PoP with CMC Networks

June 8, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Southern AfricaComments Off on Sprint enhances South Africa network capabilities through Johannesburg PoP with CMC Networks

Sprint announced the opening of a Johannesburg, South Africa Point of Presence (PoP), further adding to Sprint’s extensive global Wireline backbone network. Sprint’s existing relationship with CMC Networks, a Pan Africa provider, has been extended...

Annual Wikipedia Conference "Wikimania" to make debut in sub-Saharan Africa

Annual Wikipedia Conference “Wikimania” to make debut in sub-Saharan Africa

June 4, 2018 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Annual Wikipedia Conference “Wikimania” to make debut in sub-Saharan Africa

Cape Town has won the bid to host the 14th annual Wikimania 2018 conference, the annual gathering of volunteers from around the world to celebrate Wikipedia and the Wikimedia projects, from 18-22 July. More than 700 volunteers from around the world will come...

The controversial new law serves Ugandans who use the internet messaging service WhatsApp to be charged a daily tax.

Uganda approves social media tax

June 1, 2018 • East Africa, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Uganda approves social media tax

On Wednesday, May 31 Uganda’s parliamentarians approved the proposed law to tax social media users and mobile money. The controversial new law serves Ugandans who use the internet messaging services including WhatsApp to be charged a daily tax. Mobile...

Telkom’s CEO, Aldo Mareuse

Telkom expands its 4G network in Nairobi

May 31, 2018 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Telkom expands its 4G network in Nairobi

Telkom has on Thursday, 31 May 2018 announced a further expansion of its 4G-network in Nairobi and its environs: Athi River, Syokimau, Kitengela, Thika, Kiambu town, Kikuyu town, Kiserian and Ngong. This expansion is part of Telkom’s long-term network...

Telegram: The New Channel of Choice for Conducting Cyber Crime

Telegram: The new channel of choice for conducting cybercrime

May 31, 2018 • Online & Social, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Telegram: The new channel of choice for conducting cybercrime

The Dark Web is a hive of illicit activity. From illegal guns and drug dealing to the Ransomware-as-a-Service programs, buyers and sellers can use this medium to trade and exchange both knowledge and products. The take-down of such Dark Web marketplaces,...

Piggybank.ng secures $1.1 million seed funding

Piggybank.ng secures $1.1 million seed funding

May 31, 2018 • Online & Social, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Piggybank.ng secures $1.1 million seed funding

Nigeria’s Piggybank.ng, an online and mobile app savings platform targeted at African Millennials, has announced that it has closed on Seed Funding of USD $1.1M, from High Net Worth Individuals, led by Olumide Soyombo, Founder of LeadPath Nigeria, and...

Freshworks delivers AI-powered intelligent experiences

Freshworks AI tools to help filter Twitter messages

May 30, 2018 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Freshworks AI tools to help filter Twitter messages

Against a background where market disruption is key to creating new opportunities, Freshworks has embraced Artificial Intelligence (AI). Having identified Twitter as a key channel through which customers often engage companies, Freshworks has developed a...

mCoin: The only Cryptocurrency for the 3 billion people without the internet

mCoin: The only Cryptocurrency for the 3 billion people without the internet

May 28, 2018 • Finance, Online & SocialComments Off on mCoin: The only Cryptocurrency for the 3 billion people without the internet

mCoin is the world’s first Cryptocurrency which works on any mobile with or without the internet. It is supported on ONEm’s mobile ecosystem with many practical applications. So far more than 30,000 people from over 150 countries own mCoin and are...

Netflix: the most valuable media company in the world (for a day)

Netflix: the most valuable media company in the world (for a day)

May 27, 2018 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Netflix: the most valuable media company in the world (for a day)

Netflix overtook Walt Disney in market value on Thursday, taking the title of most valuable media company from the film, TV and theme-park giant, but only for a little while. Shares of the video streaming service rose as much as 2% to US$351.48 in New York,...

Free home renovations and maintenance app launches

Free home renovations and maintenance app launches

May 26, 2018 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Free home renovations and maintenance app launches

HomeFixer, a free mobile App that puts users in touch with tradesmen, service providers and companies involved in the home improvement industry has been launched. assists users in finding rated service providers using its location functionality, while also...

Apple and Samsung's patent battle comes to a close

Samsung to pay Apple $539 million in iPhone patent case

May 25, 2018 • Online & SocialComments Off on Samsung to pay Apple $539 million in iPhone patent case

The patent legal war between Samsung and Apple has finally come to an end. According to reports by CNET, a jury in the U.S District in San Jose ruled unanimously that Samsung has to pay Apple a total of $539 million for violating five of Apple’s patents...

10 tech podcasts to start listening to right now

10 tech podcasts to start listening to right now

May 24, 2018 • Features, Lists, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on 10 tech podcasts to start listening to right now

Podcasts are becoming more and more popular as a medium of entertainment. “What are podcasts,” you ask. Podcasts are a series of audio files made available online. Reminiscent of old radio, they have all the appeal of a talk show or a television...