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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...

  • James Eberhard GeoPoll Founder

    First ever overnight TV ratings comes to Africa

    June 5, 2014 • Top StoriesComments Off on First ever overnight TV ratings comes to Africa

    GeoPoll, a real-time mobile survey platform, today launched its Audience Measurement Service, which offers the first ever daily TV ratings in several African markets. The launch of this service comes just in time for the FIFA World Cup, when GeoPoll will...

  • 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...

  • Telkom remains at core of IS network capabilities

    July 6, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (1)

    The relationship between Internet Solutions (IS), a South African Internet Service Provider and Telkom, SA’s fixed line operator, was recently bolstered when IS substantially increased its capacity on the South Atlantic 3/West African Submarine Cable...

  • 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...

  • World Cup 2010 spam sees nine fold increase on Germany 2006

    July 12, 2010 • SecurityComments Off on World Cup 2010 spam sees nine fold increase on Germany 2006

    Vuvuvzelas weren’t the only annoyance during this World Cup. Symantec’s July State of Spam and Phishing report reveals that the volume of messages with World Cup keywords in the subject line is more than nine times higher during this tournament compared...

  • 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...

  • World Cup Lottery scam makes the rounds

    June 10, 2010 • SecurityComments Off on World Cup Lottery scam makes the rounds

    A new 2010 World Cup Lottery scam that purports to have been sent by the promotions manager of the South Africa World Cup Lottery 2010 is making the rounds. Recipients are informed in an attachment that their e-mail addresses have been randomly selected by a...

  • Intelsat providing global transmission services of the World Cup

    June 10, 2010 • Top StoriesComments Off on Intelsat providing global transmission services of the World Cup

    Intelsat S.A., a leading provider of fixed satellite services, will be providing global transmission services of the World Cup in South Africa. Intelsat will use its terrestrial platform, IntelsatONESM, to complement the distribution capabilities of its...

  • 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...

  • BlackBerry applications for a road trip during soccer tournament

    June 8, 2010 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on BlackBerry applications for a road trip during soccer tournament

    Here’s a list of BlackBerry applications for a road trip during the soccer World Cup – from planning your trip and getting directions to finding out about the weather and following the scores for the games you couldn’t watch live or on TV....

  • Google Launches Street View and 3D Stadiums in South Africa

    June 8, 2010 • Top StoriesComments Off on Google Launches Street View and 3D Stadiums in South Africa

    Google today announced the launch of Street View in South Africa. Google’s Street view now includes photos of South African wildlife, tourist attractions and the new soccer stadiums that were built or refurbished for the World Cup. From today people can...

  • Spam on the increase ahead of World Cup

    June 2, 2010 • SecurityComments Off on Spam on the increase ahead of World Cup

    Spam centred on the FIFA 2010 World Cup has soared by around 27% according to IT security specialist, Symantec. To date, the company has identified numerous scams, phishing and malicious attachment spam related to the world’s largest sporting event....

  • 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...

  • IDC monitors World Cup’s impact on ICT

    April 28, 2010 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on IDC monitors World Cup’s impact on ICT

    International Data Corporation (IDC) is monitoring the impact of 2010 FIFA World Cup on technology deployment and adoption in South Africa, a senior official has announced. In an interview with ITNewsAfrica.com on Wednesday, IDC Director for Africa, Middle...