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8 ways to jump on the Bitcoin train

What is the potential of investing in Cryptocurrencies?

December 7, 2017 • Finance, Sponsored, Top StoriesComments (0)

Cryptocurrency is digital currency managed through cryptography (advanced encryption technique). It is a decentralised currency, which allows functions like transaction processing, currency issuance, and verification across the internet. Cryptocurrencies are free from government interference, which means that there is no regulatory control to support its...

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Huawei to launch Mobile APP store across Africa

Huawei to launch mobile app store across Africa

December 7, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

On 7 December 2017, Chinese ICT solutions provider, Huawei announced that the Huawei Mobile Service platform will be launching in Africa adding to the 328 million users who already have access across the globe. The platform will launch as a pre-installed...

A portrait of the current cyber-threat landscape

A portrait of the current cyber-threat landscape

December 7, 2017 • Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

When you picture hackers, you conjure up an image of rebellious teenagers in hoodies, think again. Cybercrime is a great deal more organised than you might think and cybercriminals are increasingly developing business models of their own. In fact, certain...

FNB reveals iPhone X deals

FNB reveals iPhone X deals

December 7, 2017 • Gadgets and Gaming, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

On Thursday 7 December 2017, FNB in partnership with iStore revealed its iPhone X deals. The deals will be available to FNB Gold, Premier, Private Clients, Private Wealth and RMB Private Bank credit card holders who will be able to purchase the iPhone X 64GB...

Artificial intelligence may be the white knight that will rescue retail sector

Artificial intelligence may be the white knight that will rescue retail sector

December 7, 2017 • Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

South Africa’s data analytics companies have advised that the retail community should adopt artificial intelligence (AI) as a business tool or perish. Dewald Lindeque, business development director at Moyo Business Advisory, a Centurion-based specialist...

Qualcomm announces support for Android Oreo (Go edition)

Qualcomm announces support for Android Oreo (Go edition)

December 7, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Qualcomm Technologies, a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated has announced support for Android Oreo (Go edition) on Thursday, 07 December 2017. Android Oreo (Go edition) is an optimised experience for smartphones supporting 1 GB or less of memory. Qualcomm...

What South Africans watched on Youtube in 2017.

What South Africans watched on YouTube in 2017

December 7, 2017 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

On Thursday 7 December 2017, YouTube released its annual Rewind. This is essentially a list looking back at the most-watched videos for the year in South Africa and globally. By YouTube’s release it is clear that in 2017 South Africans turned to the...

Ensuring your child's online safety this festive period

Ensuring your child’s online safety this festive period

December 7, 2017 • East Africa, North Africa, Online & Social, Security, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

In an attempt to put parents’ minds at ease throughout the Christmas period and to protect today’s youngest Internet users from online threats, Kaspersky Lab, on Thursday 7 December 2017,  introduced what the company calls the next generation of its...

Hitachi Vantara appoints new East Africa Regional Director

Hitachi Vantara appoints new East Africa Regional Director

December 7, 2017 • East Africa, People, Top StoriesComments (0)

Hitachi Vantara, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi Ltd, has appointed Wycliffe Selebwa as East Africa Regional Director. As the Regional Director, Selebwa is tasked with working closely together with sales teams and other stakeholders to drive incremental...

Google launches Files Go worldwide

Google launches Files Go worldwide

December 6, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

On Tuesday December 5 2017, Google launched Files Go, a new app for freeing up space, finding files and  sharing them with others. Files Go is now globally available on the Google Play Store for all phones running Android 5.0 (Lollipop) and higher. The app...

Are you going to be purchasing Bitcoin?

Are you going to be purchasing Bitcoin?

December 6, 2017 • Finance, General, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

Many compare the success of Bitcoin as a bubble ready to burst, however, Bitcoin keeps proving them wrong. Will you be buying it soon? The world’s largest cryptocurrency has broken records after it reached $10 000 per Bitcoin for the first time. Bitcoin...

FORUS unveils blockchain powered global digital exchange

FORUS unveils blockchain powered global digital exchange

December 6, 2017 • Finance, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

On Wednesday 6 December 2017 at an event hosted at the historic Rand Club in Johannesburg, South Africa, FORUS unveiled its Global Digital Exchange which essentially is a public utility blockchain and ecosystem solution that will aim to provide a single,...

Hidetoshi Kaneko is appointed as new Managing Director of Panasonic South Africa

Hidetoshi Kaneko appointed as new MD of Panasonic South Africa

December 6, 2017 • People, Top StoriesComments (0)

Hidetoshi “Hide” Kaneko has recently been appointed as the Managing Director of Panasonic South Africa. As the former Vice President for Panasonic Corporation of North America, located in New Jersey, USA, this appointment draws on his considerable...

Kenya: Mobile ordering and payment solution launched for small kiosk owners

Kenya: Mobile ordering and payment solution launched for small kiosk owners

December 6, 2017 • East Africa, Finance, Top StoriesComments (0)

Mastercard on Wednesday, 06 November 2017 unveiled Kionect, a digital ordering system that enables small kiosk owners in Nairobi, Kenya to order and pay for products from wholesalers via SMS. Orders submitted via a feature phone help create a digital record...

South Africa: MTN and Cisco Jasper partner to advance IoT progression

South Africa: MTN and Cisco Jasper partner to advance IoT progression

December 6, 2017 • Internet of Things, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

On Wednesday 6 December 2017, South African telecommunications company, MTN, announced a partnership with Cisco Jasper in an attempt to enable their business customers throughout Africa to deliver Internet of Things (IoT) services worldwide. MTN will be the...

Organisations should embrace new messaging culture or risk losing customers-study

Study: Organisations should embrace new messaging culture or risk losing customers

December 6, 2017 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

Research conducted by BT and Cisco has revealed that organisations that fail to adapt to the new messaging culture risk falling behind and losing customers. The Digital Customer 2017 — Chat, tap, talk: eight key trends to transform your digital customer...