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OPPO plans to spend $1.5 billion on R&D in 2019

OPPO plans to spend over $1.5 billion on R&D in 2019

July 18, 2019

OPPO, the Chinese mobile telecommunications company, announced on Thursday, 18 July 2019, that it will spend around US$1.46 billion on R&D 2019.  The...

Artificial Intelligence

Organisations expect to double on AI projects

Organisations expect to double on AI projects in the next year

July 15, 2019

A study conducted by Gartner reveals that 59 per cent of organisations say that they have AI deployed today. The Gartner “AI and ML Development...

Digital Healthcare

GE Healthcare advances universal health coverage in Ghana

GE Healthcare advances universal health coverage in Ghana

June 14, 2019

GE Healthcare hosted a two-day “Healthcare Dialogues” event in Ghana, bringing together public and private sectors’ industry stakeholders...

Tech in Finance

Huobi and CASHU partner to expand cryptocurrency reach across North Africa

Huobi and CASHU partner to expand cryptocurrency reach across North Africa

July 19, 2019

On Wednesday, 17 July 2019, online payment company CASHU and Huobi announced a collaboration that aims to make ‘accessing cryptocurrency as easy as...

Digital Transformation

Tech in Retail

South African online retailers to launch new annual event

South African online retailers to launch new annual event

July 19, 2019

In line with international trends and following on the success of Black Friday, the Takealot Group has launched the first-of-its-kind shopping event in South...

Tech in Education

Space in Africa attracts funding for cross-continent coverage

Space in Africa attracts funding for cross-continent coverage

July 16, 2019

On Tuesday, 16 July 2019, Space in Africa — news, data, and market analyst for the African space industry — announced that it has completed its seed...

  • Top 5 Industries to benefit from AI

    February 7, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, Lists, Top Stories

    The mention of the words Artificial Intelligence (AI) conjures up science fiction-like images in the minds of many people, but it is becoming a very real part of day to day life without us even realising it. AI is and has been making a lasting impression on a number of key industries, not only streamlining [&hellip...

  • Top 10 EdTech startups transforming learning in Africa

    February 6, 2019 • Education, Lists, Top Stories

    The global tech revolution is greatly changing the way we work in every sector. EdTech, which merges innovation with teaching, has made education more accessible and comprehensive across the world. Most recently we’ve seen that established schools have adopted robotic teaching assistants, VR experiences, Artificial Intelligence, machine learning and virtual classrooms. Young entrepreneurs across Africa [&hellip...

  • 10 Things to know about mobile payments in Africa

    10 Things to know about mobile payments in Africa

    February 4, 2019 • East Africa, Finance, Lists, North Africa, Southern Africa, West Africa

    The trend of making payments using mobile wallets installed as applications on smartphones which sometimes makes use of Near Field Communication Technology and generally an internet connection is becoming widespread, and indeed Africa is not left out in the grand scheme of things. In fact, Africa is embracing this seamless cashless payment method alongside the [&hellip...

  • 6 sites driving eCommerce in Africa

    6 sites driving eCommerce in Africa

    January 26, 2019 • Lists, Retail, Top Stories

    eCommerce in Africa is booming but that doesn’t leave out any struggles which include uncertainty around receiving orders satisfactorily. There are currently 65.4 million eCommerce users in Africa and the Middle East, with an additional 20 million users expected to be shopping online by 2021. When it comes to eCommerce sales in Africa, three of the continents [&hellip...

  • Out with the old, in with the new – 10 hot smartphones set...

    January 24, 2019 • Gadgets and Gaming, Lists, Top Stories

    2018 had an impressive release of smartphones. However, 2019 seems to be gearing up for even bigger releases, with most smartphone makers debuting new flagships. We’ve already seen some leaks and hints as to what new phones will release early in the year and by the looks of things, it seems we’ll get 5G phones, [&hellip...

  • MUST SEE: Africa’s most popular video streaming sites

    MUST SEE: Africa’s most popular video streaming sites

    January 17, 2019 • Lists, Online & Social, Top Stories

    Despite the major infrastructural challenges that Africa faces – such as low connectivity and the high cost of data, the number of video streaming platforms active in Africa has exploded over the past few years as the continent responded to the global shift from linear TV to on-demand viewing. Online streaming is cheaper and more [&hellip...

Energy Tech

The Welltec WAI on its way for deployment

Welltec and Total E&P Congo deploy world’s first cement-less completion

July 11, 2019

Welltec, well intervention and well constructions solutions company, has announced the first deployment of a completely cement-less completion in the Republic...

Cloud Computing

Amazon sheds light on journey in Africa at AWS Summit 2019

Amazon sheds light on journey in Africa at AWS Summit 2019

July 20, 2019

The 4th Amazon Web Service Summit took place at the Cape Town International Conference Centre on Thursday, 11 July 2019. The free, one-day event saw over 4000...

Features

Microsoft releases 2019 earnings report

Microsoft releases record 2019 earnings report

July 20, 2019

Microsoft released its annual fourth-quarter results on Thursday, 18 July 2019 — detailing a record-breaking fiscal year. The technology company officially...

Startups

Space in Africa attracts funding for cross-continent coverage

Space in Africa attracts funding for cross-continent coverage

July 16, 2019

On Tuesday, 16 July 2019, Space in Africa — news, data, and market analyst for the African space industry — announced that it has completed its seed...

IT Security

Mobile and Telecoms

Telkom customers frustrated over new roaming partner

Telkom customers frustrated over new roaming partner

July 20, 2019

South African network provider, Telkom, has been hit with backlash after many customers have taken to social media to vent about the handover process from MTN...

Company News

Microsoft releases 2019 earnings report

Microsoft releases record 2019 earnings report

July 20, 2019

Microsoft released its annual fourth-quarter results on Thursday, 18 July 2019 — detailing a record-breaking fiscal year. The technology company officially...

People in IT

MTN appoints Vodacom former CEO

MTN appoints former Vodacom CEO

July 18, 2019

On Thursday, 18 July 2019, MTN Group announced the appointment of Yolanda Cuba as new Group Chief Digital and Fintech Officer. She joins MTN Group from...

Technology Events

Amazon sheds light on journey in Africa at AWS Summit 2019

Amazon sheds light on journey in Africa at AWS Summit 2019

July 20, 2019

The 4th Amazon Web Service Summit took place at the Cape Town International Conference Centre on Thursday, 11 July 2019. The free, one-day event saw over 4000...

Gadgets and Gaming

Tim Willits has announced his resignation as Studio Director at id Software. Image sourced from Twitter.

id Software’s studio director announces resignation

July 19, 2019

Prolific and iconic video game development studio id Software will soon lose its studio director. Tim Willits announced his plans to resign from the company...

Online and Social

YouTube announces updates for premium subscribers

YouTube announces updates for premium subscribers

July 19, 2019

YouTube Music has launched its latest updates for subscribers of YouTube Music Premium and YouTube Premium as well as a new playlist for South Africa. The...

Sponsored Content

Diversity and Innovation the key to Africa’s communication success

July 19, 2019

The mobile telecommunications industry is busy consolidating. However, in doing so, it runs the real risk of curtailing its ability to innovate. A pretty bold...

Careers

Microsoft builds capacity of women software engineers in Kenya

Microsoft builds capacity of women software engineers in Kenya

July 18, 2019

In an effort to build support for local women in ICT, Microsoft has recruited engineers to work in its new Africa Development Centre (ADC) in Kenya and in...