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  • Stefan Tanase, Senior Security Researcher at Kaspersky Lab’s Global Research and Analysis Team for Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (image: Charlie Fripp)

    Cyber-crime: How it makes criminals filthy rich

    April 23, 2014 • Features, Top StoriesComments Off on Cyber-crime: How it makes criminals filthy rich

    During Kaspersky Lab’s annual Security Analysis Summit held in Budapest, Hungary, the Enterprise and Online security experts focussed on cyber-criminals and where their riches come from – often at very low risk to the perpetrators. Stefan Tanase, Senior...

  • PC sales see strong decline. (image credit: computer aid international)

    Enough Spying- Time for Internet Bill of Rights

    March 26, 2014 • Features, Top StoriesComments Off on Enough Spying- Time for Internet Bill of Rights

    Widely regarded as the creator of the World Wide Web, online pioneer Tim Berners-Lee recently called for the creation of an Internet Magna Carta. The call has been spurred on by Edward Snowden’s recent NSA leaks. According to the latest revelations, the...

  • Africans see potential in Bitcoin to facilitate money tranfers (image: Shutterstock)

    Has Africa joined the Bitcoin frenzy?

    January 22, 2014 • Features, Top StoriesComments Off on Has Africa joined the Bitcoin frenzy?

    Money, as the old saying goes- makes the world go around. The concept of presenting something of value in exchange for goods and services dates back thousands of years, but since physical notes and coins began circulating in most societies, currencies...

  • Vice President of Gartner Research, Peter Sondergaard (image: Charlie Fripp)

    Tech start-ups are a threat to established businesses – Gartner

    September 17, 2013 • Features, Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Tech start-ups are a threat to established businesses – Gartner

    Gartner’s annual Symposium and ITXpo is currently underway in Cape Town, South Africa. Vice President of Gartner Research, Peter Sondergaard, offered insight into future trends, details on the symposium itself and what businesses can expect as far...

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    In Pictures: Africa at Microsoft’s Imagine Cup

    July 10, 2013 • FeaturesComments Off on In Pictures: Africa at Microsoft’s Imagine Cup

    On the third day of Microsoft’s Imagine Cup in St. Petersburg, Russia, competitor offerings will be scrutinised by judges who will physically test each submission. Yesterday saw the individual teams presenting their games, apps and programs to judges –...

  • Team MASKed Ninjas from Egypt (image: Microsoft)

    Meet Africa’s Innovation Competition Imagine Cup finalists

    June 27, 2013 • FeaturesComments (1)

    Microsoft’s annual Imagine Cup has been gaining a lot of momentum over the last couple of months and it is almost time for the worldwide finals. This year, the event is scheduled to take place in St. Petersburg, Russia, and there are a number of African...

  • First Impressions: Samsung Galaxy S4

    April 26, 2013 • FeaturesComments (1)

    Samsung launched their Galaxy S4 across the world, including South Africa, on 25 April 2013, but while the device will only be available to consumers tomorrow, select media have received review units to test out for two weeks. Box The device comes in a...

  • In Pictures: Samsung Africa Forum

    March 13, 2013 • FeaturesComments (1)

    Electronics giant Samsung’s annual Forum is underway in Cape Town, South Africa, and features a range of new electronics manufactured for the Africa market. The latest television sets, as well as a 4K model, monitors, fridges, washing machines and...

  • In Pictures: Mobile World Congress 2013

    March 4, 2013 • FeaturesComments Off on In Pictures: Mobile World Congress 2013

    Mobile World Congress recently concluded in Barcelona, Spain, where the world’s biggest players in the mobile space come together annually to show off their latest innovations, deliver keynote speeches and launch new products. IT News Africa attended the...

  • Q&A: Nokia South Africa’s Communications Manager

    February 12, 2013 • FeaturesComments Off on Q&A: Nokia South Africa’s Communications Manager

    Nokia released their new flagship model, the Lumia 920, at the end of last year, which also represented the company’s first mobile device that makes use of the Windows Phone 8 operating system. IT News Africa caught up with Leo McKay, Nokia South Africa’s...

  • Q&A: Danny Grobben, TomTom Africa’s General Manager

    January 21, 2013 • FeaturesComments Off on Q&A: Danny Grobben, TomTom Africa’s General Manager

    TomTom is an established Global Positioning System and there is a lot that goes into keeping the systems of users updated with the latest maps and software. Danny Grobben, General Manager of TomTom Africa, spoke to IT News Africa about the Licensing aspect...

  • “We’ll be launching new innovative features soon” – MXit

    October 18, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on “We’ll be launching new innovative features soon” – MXit

    Mobile communication has grown exponentially over the last couple of years, and services such as WhatsApp and Mxit have experienced signficant month-on-month growth within their respective user bases. But well established South Africa based social media and...

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    In pictures: SA’s Sasol Solar Challenge

    September 19, 2012 • FeaturesComments (1)

    As Sasol’s Solar Challenge got underway in Pretoria, IT News Africa was fortunate enough to be part of a small media contingent that travelled with the teams to the halfway point of the first leg – which was at the Agricultural Museum in the small town of...

  • Technology takes the inside lane at Olympics 2012

    July 27, 2012 • FeaturesComments Off on Technology takes the inside lane at Olympics 2012

    With a global audience of approximately 4 billion people (during the opening ceremony) and an expectation that the number of viewers eager to catch every step, every jump, every bead of sweat and every score to average 800,000 on busy days, there are bound to...

  • Country Focus: Tanzania’s state of ICT

    June 7, 2012 • FeaturesComments (4)

    Tanzania, officially called the United Republic of Tanzania, is one of the fastest growing African nations in terms of ICT development and mobile deployment. With a population of over 42-million, there is an incredible scope for growth in all sectors. But...

  • Google Search adds new features

    January 25, 2010 • Top StoriesComments Off on Google Search adds new features

    Google’s search engine got smarter with two new features: answer highlights in search results and rich snippets for events, writes mashable.com...