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  • HTC Vive consumer edition

    Virtual reality will have its first billion dollar year in 2016

    January 14, 2016 • Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments Off on Virtual reality will have its first billion dollar year in 2016

    Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited has predicted that virtual reality (VR) will have its first billion dollar year in 2016, with about US$700 million in hardware sales, and the remainder from content. The 15th edition of Technology, Media &...

  • Mediatech Africa 2015

    Mediatech 2015: Jasco unveils broadcast solution for Africa

    July 15, 2015 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Mediatech 2015: Jasco unveils broadcast solution for Africa

    Jasco Broadcast Solutions showcased a variety of solutions for African broadcasters of all sizes at Mediatech 2015, which is being held at the Ticket Pro Dome (known previously as the Coca-Cola Dome), in Johannesburg from 15-17 July 2015. At the event, one...

  • Ben Huang, Head of Global Marketing and Mediaroom Division at Ericsson (image: Charlie Fripp)

    ‘Rethink the use of television and media’- Ericsson

    February 26, 2014 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on ‘Rethink the use of television and media’- Ericsson

    Global telecommunications and infrastructure company Ericsson, purchased MediaRoom from Microsoft last year and managed to turn the division into one of the world’s most innovative and deployed IPTV platforms. According to the company, Mediaroom-powered...

  • Meet Maddie, the Acrobatic Dog Who Launched a Dream

    March 8, 2013 • Top StoriesComments Off on Meet Maddie, the Acrobatic Dog Who Launched a Dream

    Typically, we think of dogs as sidekicks, best friends, perhaps even confidantes. But rarely do we discover a dog who is a also a lucrative business partner. Maddie the Coonhound is already famous in the Instagram community, where her owner and photographer...

  • ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ Passes $1 Billion Worldwide

    March 8, 2013 • Top StoriesComments Off on ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ Passes $1 Billion Worldwide

    Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” has joined a very special club: it is now among the 15 movies in history that have earned more than one billion dollars worldwide. According to Box Office Mojo, the movie has earned...

  • MTN SA highlights Africa’s momentum on the info highway

    September 12, 2012 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on MTN SA highlights Africa’s momentum on the info highway

    MTN SA’s General Manager, Krishna Chetty says Radio Planning and Optimisation, infrastructure development coupled with partnerships between public and private sectors and a consultative relationship between Regulatory bodies, is key towards the...

  • Exciting times ahead for local broadcasting

    March 28, 2012 • OpinionComments Off on Exciting times ahead for local broadcasting

    While connectivity in South Africa has traditionally been very expensive, prices are beginning to drop and caps are being lifted due to improved infrastructure and availability, making broadband more affordable than before. While SA trails behind most of the...

  • Egypt looks to ban internet pornography

    March 26, 2012 • Top StoriesComments (1)

    Egyptian authorities are reportedly taking the first steps towards banning internet pornography. According to the Egypt Independent, the country’s Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Technology minister Mohamed Salem, recently announced the...

  • Kenyan telecoms cut ad spending

    March 1, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenyan telecoms cut ad spending

    Kenyan telecommunications operators cut their advertising budgets last year as price wars continued to hit companies’ earnings, Ipsos Media’s data revealed on Wednesday. Their reports indicates Safaricom, Airtel and Orange Kenya reduced their total...

  • Acer C110 Pico-Projector makes presentations a breeze

    July 13, 2011 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on Acer C110 Pico-Projector makes presentations a breeze

    Media has taken on a new meaning in the fast-changing world of technology, and it has become easier than ever to share photos, movies and music. Acer has released a mini projector that makes sharing as easy as connecting to the web. With the C110...

  • Accenture: Prepare for Digitial Realities

    July 12, 2011 • Top StoriesComments Off on Accenture: Prepare for Digitial Realities

    According to the 2011 Accenture Global Media and Entertainment survey, 91% of senior executives of media and entertainment companies admit that they are not taking full advantage of customer data that can deliver customised content, leaving them ill-prepared...

  • Access to information promises security in Africa

    March 8, 2011 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Access to information promises security in Africa

    The Africa Center for Strategic Studies today released it’s report entitled “Africa’s Evolving Infosystems: A Pathway to Security and Stability”, written by Steven Livingston. The report details the changing climate of media freedom on...

  • Print will die

    December 9, 2010 • OpinionComments Off on Print will die

    Catalyst for change The mercurial world of the Internet remains a catalyst for change. In recent history, iTunes, the seminal digital music download platform, has turned music distribution upside down. Now, with e-books poised to hit the mainstream, we’re...

  • South Africa leads mobile marketing adoption.

    October 1, 2009 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (1)

    MMS Marketing campaigns are set to take-off over the next five years with annual growth rates reaching 94 percent, hitting $87 million by 2014 according to a new report...

  • South Africa gears up for Broadcasting Act amendment

    July 21, 2009 • Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa gears up for Broadcasting Act amendment

    Johannesburg, (IT News Africa) —-SOUTH Africa has opened submissions from members of the public and relevant stakeholders on the Public Service Broadcasting Discussion Paper...

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