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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 following message: “Mike and I are grateful for the last eight years at Instagram and [&hellip...

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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...

Imraan Parker, Chief Financial Officer, MWEB

MWEB partners with SAP to deploy S/4HANA Public Cloud platform

September 21, 2018 • Cloud Computing, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on MWEB partners with SAP to deploy S/4HANA Public Cloud platform

In a time when an economic slowdown is putting increasing pressure on businesses to maintain costs, how does a leader in the highly-competitive Internet Service Provider (ISP) sector position the organisation to deliver unprecedented value? For MWEB, it’s...

Black Mirror is getting an interactive episode on Netflix

Streaming safely: how to reduce risk as you cut the cord

September 19, 2018 • Online & Social, Southern AfricaComments Off on Streaming safely: how to reduce risk as you cut the cord

South African viewers are joining the global trend to move from traditional TV to streamed content. Here’s how to make the move securely. ‘Cutting the cord’ is a global trend, as growing numbers of consumers move from traditional broadcasting and pay-TV...

The rise of the digital era has become fundamental in the travel and tourism industry.

Surge of the digital travel consumer

September 15, 2018 • Online & Social, OpinionComments Off on Surge of the digital travel consumer

The rise of the digital era has become fundamental in the travel and tourism industry. Digitalization is increasingly seen to empower travel consumers especially those seeking diversification and personalization for a remarkable experience. From the very...

Nigeria among 5 countries that will account of growth in internet users by 2025

Nigeria among 5 countries that account for growth in internet users by 2025

September 14, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria among 5 countries that account for growth in internet users by 2025

Of the 1.6 billion new mobile internet users between now and 2025, five countries account for 50% of the growth and this includes West African country, Nigeria. This is according to a new report from the GSMA which underlines the extent to which the next...

LG South Africa unveils new WhatsApp service

LG South Africa unveils new WhatsApp service

September 13, 2018 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on LG South Africa unveils new WhatsApp service

LG Electronics South Africa (LG) has unveiled its WhatsApp service for customers. Speaking about the new service, CY Kim, Managing Director of LG South Africa said, “One of our main objectives at LG is to make life easier for our customers. Instead of them...

Uber's new app turns smartphone into an automatic crash detector

Uber’s new app turns smartphone into an automatic crash detector

September 10, 2018 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Uber’s new app turns smartphone into an automatic crash detector

Cab hailing app Uber has unveiled a strategy to reinforce safeguards for passengers and their personal information. The new feature is called Ride Check, and makes use of the sensors that already live inside the driver’s smartphone. It’ll pull...

Nigerian ISP, Tizeti expands into Ghana

Nigerian ISP, Tizeti expands into Ghana

September 6, 2018 • Online & Social, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigerian ISP, Tizeti expands into Ghana

Tizeti, the Nigerian internet service provider has raised USD 3 million in Series A to expand unlimited Internet Service into Ghana. Kendall Ananyi, CEO and Co-Founder of Tizeti, “Tizeti was built to tackle poor internet connectivity not only in Nigeria,...

Cell C on track to benefit from strategy implementation

Cell C launches MediaPlay to help customers budget and plan connectivity

September 5, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Cell C launches MediaPlay to help customers budget and plan connectivity

Cell C has announced the launch of MediaPlay, a new first-to-market solution that empowers consumers to plan and budget for their connectivity and entertainment needs through one contract. This transformation contract gives customers all access connectivity...

Ten years after first launching, Google's Chrome browser is getting a new look and features.

Google Chrome gets redesigned for its 10th birthday

September 5, 2018 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Google Chrome gets redesigned for its 10th birthday

Ten years after first launching, Google’s Chrome browser is getting a new look and features. The first version of Google Chrome was released on September 2nd, 2008, and in honour of its tenth birthday, this new UI is being rolled out across desktop...

WorldRemit launches online bank transfers to nine African countries

WorldRemit launches digital money transfers within Africa

September 5, 2018 • East Africa, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on WorldRemit launches digital money transfers within Africa

Leading international money transfer company WorldRemit has launched a new digital service within Africa, making it easier to send and receive money across the continent. The new digital service will reduce the cost of sending money across borders. The...

Standard Bank to launch first of its kind social campaign on Twitter

Standard Bank turns tweets into stationery with Tweet Machine campaign

August 30, 2018 • Online & SocialComments Off on Standard Bank turns tweets into stationery with Tweet Machine campaign

Standard Bank to launch first of its kind social campaign on Twitter to show that inspiring and positive tweets can be turned into tangible educational tools with the help of 3D printing and laser cutters. For every action there’s an equal and opposite...

Instagram is allowing more users to get Verified Badges

How to get verified on Instagram

August 29, 2018 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on How to get verified on Instagram

Instagram is opening itself up for more users to attain that magical blue check mark, officially known as Verified Badges, that only the most popular users qualify for. All they really mean is that Instagram has confirmed that an account is authentic and...

Facebook launches AI-powered Portal

Facebook rolls out video service worldwide

August 29, 2018 • Online & SocialComments Off on Facebook rolls out video service worldwide

Facebook has a new home for original video content produced exclusively for it by partners, who will earn 55 percent of ad break revenue while Facebook keeps 45 percent. The social networking site has just rolled out globally its Watch video service, which...