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  • SAP, German Football Association use Big Data to Improve Player Performance at the 2014 World Cup

    June 12, 2014 • Company NewsComments Off on SAP, German Football Association use Big Data to Improve Player Performance at the 2014 World Cup

    SAP and the German Football Association (DFB) have reemphasised their mutual commitment to taking football to the next level by showcasing the SAP® Match Insights solution for football, the result of a co-innovation project between SAP and DFB. This solution...

  • A screenshot from 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil (image: EA)

    Review: 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    May 5, 2014 • Reviews, Top StoriesComments Off on Review: 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Every four years, the Beautiful Game kicks into World Cup mode, and in 2010 South Africa played host to a successful event. This year, another Southern Hemisphere country will have the honour of hosting the world’s best football teams, as the tournament...

  • A screenshot of FIFA 14 (image: EA)

    Review: FIFA 14

    October 30, 2013 • ReviewsComments Off on Review: FIFA 14

    The FIFA franchise of football titles is probably the most well-known among sports gamers, and together with PES, arguably the longest-running. With that comes a wealth of knowledge and experience that developer EA Canada put to good use in the latest...

  • Review: FIFA 13

    October 11, 2012 • ReviewsComments Off on Review: FIFA 13

    Football, or soccer (depending on which term you prefer), is one of the world’s most watched sports and generates millions in revenue for teams that participate in various leagues and cups. Given this level of world-wide appeal and success, it is only...

  • MTN rated Africa’s most valuable brand

    March 23, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (3)

    MTN moved up 12 places to 188th position in the world’s most valuable brand rankings and maintained its position as Africa’s only company in the Brand Finance Global 500 grading. The improvement indicates MTN’s growing prominence and continued presence...

  • World cup communications declared a success

    August 2, 2010 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on World cup communications declared a success

    Communicating anywhere, anytime on any device during the World Cup in South Africa has been declared a 100% success and leading technology and services provider, Ericsson, has been recognised as key to making this happen. During the period of the event the...

  • Algerian World Cup fans stay connected in South Africa

    June 14, 2010 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Algerian World Cup fans stay connected in South Africa

    Pan African telecom company, Gateway Communications has announced a partnership with Qatar Telecom (Qtel) that will ensure highest quality roaming and international voice for Algerian fans travelling to South Africa for the 2010 World Cup. The Qtel Group has...

  • New BlackBerry app provides tourist information and World Cup news

    June 10, 2010 • Gadgets and Gaming, SoftwareComments Off on New BlackBerry app provides tourist information and World Cup news

    MTN has announced the availability of “Find and Follow SA” for BlackBerry smartphones, a new application that lets MTN BlackBerry subscribers find local information and stay in touch with the latest football news and events across South Africa. This local...

  • UK video website employs SA citizens to report on World Cup

    May 25, 2010 • Top StoriesComments Off on UK video website employs SA citizens to report on World Cup

    A UK video website WinkBall, is employing 30 local citizen journalists as well as having its video reporters travelling from the UK for the forthcoming World Cup. The reporters, will be tasked with talking to fans, businesses and visitors about the build up...

  • 3 week security checklist before world cup

    May 21, 2010 • SecurityComments Off on 3 week security checklist before world cup

    Its just about 3 weeks before Africa’s first world cup gets going, and Symantec has released a checklist to help computer users stave off spam, viruses and other malicious online activity. Do’s * Unsubscribe from legitimate mailings that you no longer...

  • World Cup 2010 to spur major growth of mobile content & apps market

    November 4, 2009 • Mobile and Telecoms, OpinionComments Off on World Cup 2010 to spur major growth of mobile content & apps market

    The soccer world cup in South Africa in 2010 will see a massive explosion in the availability and adoption of mobile content and applications throughout Africa as consumers use every channel at their disposal to stay in touch with news about the tournament...

  • 100 websites shut down as FIFA tackles fake tickets

    September 25, 2009 • Top StoriesComments Off on 100 websites shut down as FIFA tackles fake tickets

    FIFA has vowed to crack down on websites selling fake World Cup tickets, 100 websites globally have been shut down so far ahead of the world cup in South Africa next year...

  • FIFA offers website syndication

    August 24, 2009 • Top StoriesComments (1)

    FIFA.com is offering other websites the chance to replicate its unique coverage of world football and FIFA competitions for free through its content syndication programme, the world football governing body said. FIFA’s website provides live coverage of FIFA...

  • Globacom’s $3m donation to FIFA

    August 11, 2009 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Globacom’s $3m donation to FIFA

    Abuja (IT News Africa) — TELECOMMUNICATIONS company, Globacom, underlined its commitment to the development of sport when it donated US$3million to the Federation of International Football Associations for the upcoming Under 17 World Cup that Nigeria...

  • MTN 8 aims for Guinness book of records

    July 15, 2009 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on MTN 8 aims for Guinness book of records

    MOBILE network operator, MTN, has set its sights of entering the Guinness Book of Records through an initiative that will see it sponsor a fan who will watch the highest number of FIFA World Cup live matches in a single tournament...

  • Furore over Durban website cost

    July 2, 2009 • Top StoriesComments Off on Furore over Durban website cost

    SOUTH Africa’s opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) is calling for an investigation into the tendering process for the Durban City Council’s World Cup website, which was recently awarded to a BEE company at the cost of R5.5 million...