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We need to drive a youth-centred information society, says Nokia.

Nokia strives to empower African youth

May 23, 2017 • Education, Features, Top StoriesComments (0)

  While technology is the foundation of innovation, technology alone is not enough. For technology to fulfill its true potential, citizens, and more importantly the youth, need to be empowered and engaged through technology. According to Brahim Ghribi, Head of Government Relations for Middle East & Africa at Nokia, there is an urgent need to...

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Terror attack outside the Manchester Arena. (Image Source: The Indian Express)

Manchester Arena Bombing- Twitter Reacts

May 23, 2017 • General, Top StoriesComments (0)

As thousands of people packed into the Manchester Arena last night for the Ariana Grande concert, no one could imagine what would happen by the end of the evening. At around 10:30 local time in Manchester, just after the US singer’s concert had ended,...

Data from the FNB eWallet Solution has shown that  4.2 million new eWallets were created over the last 12 months

FNB Business Innovation Awards Finalists Announced

May 23, 2017 • Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

FNB have announced the finalists for the FNB Business Innovation Awards. The awards, which is in association with Endeavor, are aimed at businesses that are able to demonstrate real innovation that has the potential to change the way an industry operates both...

WanaCry affected over 200 000 people in over 150 countries.

Nigeria spared in WanaCry Attack- NITDA

May 23, 2017 • Security, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has claimed that Nigeria was largely left unaffected from the monumental ransomware attack known as WannaCry. Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, director general/CEO, National Information Technology...

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Nigerians fork out N138 billion to 10 banks

May 22, 2017 • Finance, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

According to a report by the Vanguard, Nigerian bank customers paid N138 billion ($437 million) in electronic payment charges to the top 10 banks in the country last year. The fee represents an eye-opening 26% increase on the N109.1 billion paid by...

One of the winners receiving their award at the WAMAS.

West Africa Mobile Award Winners 2017 Announced

May 22, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

  The 10 winners of the West Africa Mobile Awards, an award show that recognises the region’s best mobile and tech companies, were announced over the weekend at an event in Lagos, Nigeria. The awards which were sponsored by BBM, Mobile West Africa...

National Education Collaboration Trust joins Education Innovation Summit.

National Education Collaboration Trust partners Education Innovation Summit 2017

May 19, 2017 • Education, Events, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

The National Education Collaboration Trust (NECT) has been confirmed as a strategic partner for the upcoming Education Innovation Summit 2017. The National Education Collaboration Trust (NECT) is an organisation dedicated to strengthening partnerships within...

The Alpha 1PRO will be hitting SA stores soon.

Gammatek unleashes interactive robotics for the SA market

May 19, 2017 • Gadgets and Gaming, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Gammatek, a leading distributor of technologies in South Africa, is realeasing an array of exciting robotic innovations from UBTECH ROBOTICS into the South African market. UBTECH ROBOTICS is world renowned  as the industry leader in artificial intelligence...

The Education Innovation Summit will take place on the 31 May 2017.

Top 10 Topics at Education Innovation Summit 2017

May 19, 2017 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

On the 31st of May at the Radisson Blu Gautrain hotel, the second edition of the Education Innovation Summit will be taking place. This year the focus will be on helping instructors and administrators improve efficiency, learner assessment and data management...

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Nigerian startup to power major international streaming music platform

May 19, 2017 • General, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

  Big Machine Label Group (BMLG) announced yesterday that Nigerian founded startup, PublicVine, will be the technology provider powering BMLG’s branded streaming media platform, Big Machine TV–the first label-operated streaming media platform is...

The KPMG app calculates learnership tax allowances and generates tax schedules at the press of a button.

Parenting? There’s an App for that

May 19, 2017 • Education, Gadgets and Gaming, Lists, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

The fact that 80% of cellphone users keep their mobile devices within arm’s reach, coupled with growing acceptance of pre-teen mobile use, means parenting in the age of always-on connectivity has taken on a decidedly digital edge. This is according...

Last night in Berlin, Daniela Rudner, Senior Technical Advisor, GIZ; Dirk Beils, MD, MACH4 Germany and Dr Shabir Banoo, Chief Technical Specialist for Pharmaceutical Programmes, Right to Care with the Global Health Award.

SA’s medicine dispensing ATM wins prestigious German Award

May 19, 2017 • Healthcare, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

A healthcare innovation, which was the result of the cumulative efforts of German and South African innovators, walked away as the big winners at last nights German Global Health Awards held at the B20 Global Health Conference in Berlin....

Mark  Russinovich, CTO at Microsoft.

Microsoft brings Azure to Africa

May 19, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Microsoft has announced that it will deploy two hyperscale data centres in Cape Town and Johannesburg in South Africa. Speaking at the final day of the VeeamON 2017 annual customer and partner conference, Mark Russinovich, CTO Microsoft Azure said, “Up...

Mechell Chetty, Unilever South Africa’s Vice President Human Resources.

First of its kind digital recruitment launched in SA

May 19, 2017 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Unilever has announced the launch of a new digital recruitment programme that will use online gaming to select the best candidates, making the FMCG giant the first business to release a fully digital recruitment process. The company, which receives more than...

Motorola Announces the ‘Transform the Smartphone’ Challenge in Europe, Middle East & Africa.

Motorola VivaTech challenge applications open

May 19, 2017 • Events, Mobile and Telecoms, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

Technology startup, creators and developers are invited to present their ideas at the 2017 Viva Technology taking place in Paris from 15- 17 June. As part of VivaTech 2017, Motorola, a Lenovo company has extended its ‘Transform the Smartphone’ challenge,...

VeeamON 2017, annual customer and partner conference in New Orleans.

Veeam announces innovations to deliver “Always-on” Availability

May 19, 2017 • Top StoriesComments (0)

At the VeeamON 2017 customer and partner conference that took place from 16 to 18 May at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Centre, Co-CEO and President, Peter McKay reiterated the company’s vision to provide always-on availability for any...