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The importance of creative strategy in the production of effective online video

The importance of creative strategy in the production of effective online video

December 1, 2017 • Online & Social, OpinionComments (0)

In the early 2000s, a range of technologies came onto the consumer market offering the ability to operate a computer using just the eyes. Targeted at the severely disabled, the hands-free computing systems allow them to place the mouse pointer anywhere on the screen simply by looking at the desired location. Mouse-replacement headsets track eye [&hellip...

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Westcon-Comstor launches online learning programme

Westcon-Comstor launches online learning programme

December 1, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Education, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Sponsored, Top StoriesComments (0)

On Friday 1 December 2017, Westcon-Comstor announced the launch of Velocity, an on-demand, online education programme designed to empower partner sales teams with the right mix of industry-trusted sales coaching, accelerated vendor-solution training and...

What South Africans watched on Youtube in 2017.

Youtube Go to launch in South Africa

December 1, 2017 • General, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

On Thursday 30 November 2017, Google revealed that Youtube Go will soon be launched in South Africa. The beta version of the app was launched in India earlier this year, while there was no exact date given for the South African launch. The app was launched in...

How online stores can take to stop the Grinch from stealing Christmas

How online stores can take steps to stop the Grinch from stealing Christmas

December 1, 2017 • Big Data, Online & Social, Opinion, Retail, Southern AfricaComments (0)

The Christmas rush has started. The postal service warned South African residents that if they want their Christmas parcels sent abroad to arrive on time, they must have been sent by October – so they may already be too late. Can purchasing gifts online for...

MTN slash out-of-bundle and data price

MTN slashes out-of-bundle and data prices

November 30, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on MTN slashes out-of-bundle and data prices

On Thursday 30 November 2017, South African telecommunications company, MTN, announced two major developments which according to the company addresses the data price problem in South Africa. The first announcement was the launch of a new prepaid 1GB data...

Google's year in search: What Kenyans Googled in 2017

Google launches app to help Android users save mobile data

November 30, 2017 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Google launches app to help Android users save mobile data

Google has announced the launch of Datally, a smart and simple Android app that helps smartphone users understand, control, and save mobile data. Datally works on all smartphones running Android 5.0 (Lollipop) and higher, and is available on the Google Play...

Mobile app launched to aid Deeds Office manual process

Mobile app launched to track Africa’s pro cycling team

November 30, 2017 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Mobile app launched to track Africa’s pro cycling team

Dimension Data, has launched a health and wellness mobile app at the annual training camp of Africa’s professional cycling team, Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka. The app, Pila, which means ‘to live’ in Nguni, was custom designed to Team Dimension...

Bitcoin surpasses the $10 000 mark

Bitcoin surpasses the $10 000 mark

November 29, 2017 • Finance, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Bitcoin surpasses the $10 000 mark

On Tuesday 28 November 2017, for the first time since the creation of Bitcoin in 2008, the cryptocurrency surpassed the USD $10 000 mark and it shows no signs of slowing down as it continues to climb towards $11 000. The surge in price comes off the backdrop...

Routed co-founder Malcolm Siegel appointed as ISPA director

Routed co-founder Malcolm Siegel appointed as ISPA director

November 29, 2017 • General, Online & Social, People, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Routed co-founder Malcolm Siegel appointed as ISPA director

On Wednesday 29 November 2017, cloud infrastructure providers, Routed, announced that its co-founder, Malcolm Siegel, has been appointed to the board of The Internet Service Providers’ Association (ISPA). He previously served as an ISPA member since 2011,...

Nigerians warned of cryptocurrency risks

Nigerians warned of cryptocurrency risks

November 29, 2017 • Finance, Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigerians warned of cryptocurrency risks

Nigerian Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC), the country’s financial sector insurance regulator, on Monday 27 November 2017, again warned Nigerians against the risk of trading with digital currencies not issued by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). The...

Spazapp offers new insurance product

Spazapp offers new insurance product

November 29, 2017 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Spazapp offers new insurance product

African Unity Life (AUL), a long-term insurance provider, has partnered with Spazapp – the developers of an app that enables spaza shop owners to order and track discounted brands and sell other services like airtime as well. Together, AUL and Spazapp...

Mobile app launched to aid Deeds Office manual process

Mobile app launched to aid Deeds Office manual process

November 28, 2017 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Mobile app launched to aid Deeds Office manual process

Software as Service company e4 has launched DeedScanner, a mobile app that works with its Case Management Workflow solution, Deeds, in a bid to manage the flow and status of lodged documents. Clive Bredenkamp, development manager, e4 says that DeedScanner...

Kenya: Telkom launches self-help mobile app

OUTsurance launches updated app with new features

November 28, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on OUTsurance launches updated app with new features

On Tuesday, 28 November 2017, South African insurance company, OUTsurance, launched an enhanced version of its app. The new version of the app included new features such as OUTthere, an accidental death and injury cover that doesn’t require you to commit to...

Takealot rakes in R87 million on Black Friday

Takealot rakes in R87 million on Black Friday

November 28, 2017 • Online & Social, Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Takealot rakes in R87 million on Black Friday

As Black Friday kicked off at Midnight on the 24th of November 2017, Takealot simultaneously kicked off their annual Blue Dot Sale, which ends on the 28th of November. The day started off badly for the e-commerce giants as its site crashed almost immediately...

How Fake is our news and can we combat it?

How Fake is some news and can we combat it?

November 28, 2017 • General, Online & Social, OpinionComments Off on How Fake is some news and can we combat it?

Hardly a day goes by without media and sometimes government claims that Russia has been utilising social media tools to spread fake news and misinformation to influence everything from elections, mining approvals and even Brexit. But Russia is just the tip of...

Black Friday: Where to find the best deals

Black Friday: Where to find the best deals

November 24, 2017 • Lists, Online & Social, Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Black Friday: Where to find the best deals

Black Friday, the day that bargain hunters have waited the whole year for has finally arrived. On 24 November 2017, thousands have gone out in search for the deal of the year as prices from multiple stores have be slashed down as they jump on the bandwagon....