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  • Our apologies to ITWeb

    December 9, 2008 • Top StoriesComments Off on Our apologies to ITWeb

    This week, ItnewsAfrica.com staff experienced something new to us, though not to the rest of the world: plagiarism. The journalist who wrote our top story on Tuesday, “Telkom refutes shady dealing claims,” grabbed the entire story from ITWeb and...

  • Internet usage in South Africa hits all-time high

    December 5, 2008 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Internet usage in South Africa hits all-time high

    INTERNET usage in South Africa has hit an all-time high in the last seven years. This is according to findings by a study titled Internet Access in South Africa 2008, which revealed that internet users have increased to 4, 4 million in a country of more than...

  • Bandwidth scarcity drawback to SA internet usage

    December 4, 2008 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (1)

    INSUFFICIENT bandwidth remains the biggest drawback to the growth of internet usage in South Africa, analysts have said. “What we have thought of as a fast connection in this country to date is not even broadband...

  • Yahoo, Microsoft rubbish reports of US$20 billion deal

    December 1, 2008 • EnterpriseComments Off on Yahoo, Microsoft rubbish reports of US$20 billion deal

    MICROSOFT and Yahoo have shrugged off reports that they’re once again in discussions to sell Yahoo’s online search business for $20 billion...

  • Delta Partners launch R825 million equity fund

    December 1, 2008 • Top StoriesComments Off on Delta Partners launch R825 million equity fund

    DELTA Partners, a DUBAI-based telecommunications advisory firm, has launched an R825 million equity fund, as it continues with its plans to invest in South Africa...

  • MyIsp launches free Internet access to SA consumers

    November 27, 2008 • Top StoriesComments Off on MyIsp launches free Internet access to SA consumers

    In times when paying our bills becomes more difficult, South African Internet Service Provider (ISP) Interprise, together with a venture capital company has launched MyISP, a free Internet service focussed on the consumer marketplace. This new service is...

  • Broadband war lowers internet cost

    November 26, 2008 • EnterpriseComments (1)

    AS broadband internet dream come true in East African region, Kenya internet services providers are locked up in a blockbuster crusade to woo customers, with low cost internet as other market players are betting on a massive investments plan to set up WiMAX...

  • Africa to exploit Internet Global Forum in Egypt

    November 26, 2008 • EnterpriseComments Off on Africa to exploit Internet Global Forum in Egypt

    AFRICA will be hoping to exploit the forthcoming Internet Global Forum (IGF) in the Egyptian capital, Cairo early next year, to push their agenda for the advancement of technology on the continent...

  • Internet dangers to children troubles UN

    November 25, 2008 • EnterpriseComments Off on Internet dangers to children troubles UN

    THE international community is concerned with the increasing numbers of vulnerable children using internet and has expressed the need to put protective measures in place so that they can only benefit from modern of technology. The United Nations (UN)...

  • Security primary concern for SOA and Web services implementations

    November 12, 2008 • EnterpriseComments Off on Security primary concern for SOA and Web services implementations

    While Service Oriented Architectures (SOA) and Web services offer organisations innovative ways to meet the IT application and integration needs of their employees, customers and partners, they also introduce significant security challenges that must be...

  • How the internet helped propel Barack Obama to the White House

    November 6, 2008 • Top StoriesComments Off on How the internet helped propel Barack Obama to the White House

    Barack Obama’s mastery of the internet as a campaigning tool was key to his election victory. From day one of his bid for the White House, the President-Elect grasped the potential of the web to spread his message and organise party activists in a way...

  • African nations top web searches for Obama

    November 6, 2008 • Top StoriesComments (1)

    IN his acceptance speech yesterday Barack Obama sent a message to those people “huddled around radios in the forgotten corners of the world” — but perhaps he should have mentioned web surfers as well...

  • Uganda’s rural poor get internet

    October 16, 2008 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Uganda’s rural poor get internet

    The spread of the Internet to Uganda’s rural areas has sparked off excitement among residents giving them hope for future flourishing businesses through communication with the outside world...

  • Tunisia’s only independent online mag attacked

    October 16, 2008 • Top StoriesComments (1)

    The online news magazine Kalima, often touted as one of the only independent news sources in Tunisia, has suffered an attack that has completely destroyed its web content, reports the Observatory for the Freedom of Press, Publishing and Creation in Tunisia...

  • Explosion of new domain names presents risks for online brands

    October 16, 2008 • Top StoriesComments Off on Explosion of new domain names presents risks for online brands

    On November 1, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) will meet in Cairo, Egypt to discuss the introduction of new top level domain names (gTLD), current examples in use are .com, .net, and .biz...

  • British Queen visits google

    October 16, 2008 • EnterpriseComments Off on British Queen visits google

    An image of the British monarch will be incorporated into the homepage logo of Google to mark the Queen’s landmark visit to the Internet search engine’s headquarters in London on Thursday...