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  • Electronic Arts and Ghost Games reveal newest Need for Speed game: Need for Speed Heat. Image sourced from Twitter.

    EA and Ghost Games reveal new Need for Speed game

    August 16, 2019 • Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments Off on EA and Ghost Games reveal new Need for Speed game

    Need for Speed (NFS) is a popular racing game franchise published by EA Games and currently being developed by Ghost Games. Need for Speed has been an almost-annual release since the first game launched on 31 August 1994. The last NFS game to be released was...

  • Image of attendees at E3 2018. The recent ESA leak is said to have compromised the information of over 2,000 media personnel and content creators. Image sourced from E3 Expo.

    The ESA leaks personal information of E3 2019 attendees

    August 15, 2019 • Gadgets and Gaming, SecurityComments Off on The ESA leaks personal information of E3 2019 attendees

    The Electronic Entertainment Expo is an annual video game industry trade event that takes place at the Los Angeles Convention Center in the USA. Media and content creators are provided media badges by the ESA upon completion of the application process....

  • Video game companies issue new regulations on loot boxes

    August 14, 2019 • Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments Off on Video game companies issue new regulations on loot boxes

    A ‘Loot box,’ based on a definition from tech website TechTarget, is”an in-game purchase consisting of a virtual container that awards players with items and modifications based on chance. Loot boxes are considered to be a type of...

  • SABC Acting COO and GE: Technology resigns

    August 13, 2019 • People, Southern AfricaComments Off on SABC Acting COO and GE: Technology resigns

    On 12 August 2019, the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) announced the resignation of its Acting Chief Operations Officer (COO) and Group Executive: Technology, Dr Craig van Rooyen. Dr van Rooyen cited personal and family reasons as his reasons...

  • Meesho Co-Founders Sanjeev Barnwal (left) and Vidit Aatrey (right). Image sourced from Meesho.

    Naspers leads Meesho in raising $125 million for Indian Social Commerce

    August 13, 2019 • Online & Social, Retail, StartupsComments Off on Naspers leads Meesho in raising $125 million for Indian Social Commerce

    On 12 August 2019, Meesho, an Indian online marketplace, announced the closing of a $125 million fundraiser led by Naspers,  multi-national media and internet group headquartered in South Africa. The fundraiser was aided by Facebook and existing investors...

  • In-game screenshot of Breanna Stewart, power forward/center for the Seattle Storm, in NBA 2K20. Image sourced from NBA 2K.

    WNBA teams will make their debut in NBA 2K20

    August 13, 2019 • Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments Off on WNBA teams will make their debut in NBA 2K20

    Video game publisher 2K Games recently announced that all 12 teams in the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA), a basketball league in the United States, will make their debut in NBA 2K20, the latest iteration of the publisher’s annual...

  • Kingson Capital partners with AKRO to support South African startups.

    Kingson Capital partners with AKRO to support new venture ecosystems

    August 12, 2019 • Southern Africa, StartupsComments Off on Kingson Capital partners with AKRO to support new venture ecosystems

    South African startups face numerous challenges during the early stages. Some of these companies are usually not able to harness fundamental startup needs, especially access to funding. One company that aims to address this issue is Kingson Capital. Kingson...

  • Smart TVs are vulnerable to cyberattacks.

    Smart TVs present a new way for hackers to break into homes

    August 8, 2019 • Security, Southern AfricaComments Off on Smart TVs present a new way for hackers to break into homes

    Smart TVs are becoming increasingly popular, especially due to their high-resolution screens, cameras, microphones and numerous innovative features that are signed to streamline and improve the user experience. Statista reports that over 114 million smart TVs...

  • USTDA awards grant to South Africa TV White Space project. Image sourced from Twitter.

    USTDA expands affordable internet access across South Africa

    August 7, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on USTDA expands affordable internet access across South Africa

    On 5 August 2019, The United States Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) announced that they had awarded a grant to South Africa’s Wireless Access Providers Association (WAPA) for a pilot project that aims to help improve internet access for rural and...

  • WWE 2K20 cover stars Becky Lynch (left) and Roman Reigns (right). Image sourced from WWE 2K.

    2K Games announces WWE 2K20 cover stars and franchise-first additions

    August 6, 2019 • Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments Off on 2K Games announces WWE 2K20 cover stars and franchise-first additions

    On August 5 2019, video game publisher 2K Games recently announced the cover stars for WWE 2K20, the latest iteration of the popular annual wrestling game series. Current Raw Women’s Champion Becky Lynch and WWE Superstar Roman Reigns will be the cover...

  • President and CEO of Telia Company AB, Johan Dennelind, will leave the company in 2020. Image sourced from Telia Company AB.

    President and CEO of Telia Company AB to step down in 2020

    August 5, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, PeopleComments Off on President and CEO of Telia Company AB to step down in 2020

    On 4 August 2019, Johan Dennelind, President and CEO of Swedish telephone company and mobile network operator Telia Company AB, informed the company’s Board of Directors that he will be leaving the company and has submitted his resignation letter in...

  • MultiChoice Africa appoints new Head of Corporate Affairs

    MultiChoice Africa appoints new Head of Corporate Affairs

    August 5, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, People, Southern AfricaComments Off on MultiChoice Africa appoints new Head of Corporate Affairs

    On August 1 2019, MutliChoice announced the appointment of Reatile Tekateka as the new Executive Head of Corporate Affairs for MultiChoice Africa Holdings B.V. Tekateka will report to Hennie Visser, CEO of MultiChoice Africa. According to a statement from...

  • FIFA 20 Cover Stars

    Electronic Arts announces new changes to FIFA Ultimate Team in FIFA 20

    August 5, 2019 • Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments Off on Electronic Arts announces new changes to FIFA Ultimate Team in FIFA 20

    Developed by EA Vancouver and EA Romania, FIFA 20 was officially revealed at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles back in June 2019, where fans were able to get their first look at the game. On 31 July 2019, Electronic Arts (EA) revealed a list of...

  • Tamara Parker has been appointed as the new CEO of Mercer South Africa.

    Mercer South Africa appoints new CEO

    August 2, 2019 • People, Southern AfricaComments Off on Mercer South Africa appoints new CEO

    On 1 August 2019 Mercer, a global consulting company in the field of health advancements, careers and health, announced the appointment of Tamara Parker as CEO, South Africa. “Tamara brings a wealth of consulting experience and has established herself...

  • FNB's new eBucks Rewards programme will take effect from 1 September 2019.

    FNB revamps eBucks rewards for business

    August 2, 2019 • Finance, Online & Social, Southern AfricaComments Off on FNB revamps eBucks rewards for business

    On August 1 2019, FNB announced that its eBucks Rewards programme for businesses will be changing from 1 September 2019. This change has come as a result of FNB aiming to simplify the way FNB Business and RMB Private Bank Business customers qualify, get...

  • A panel discussion taking place at DTC 2019.

    IN PICTURES: Digital Transformation Congress 2019

    August 1, 2019 • Digital Transformation, Events, Features, Top StoriesComments Off on IN PICTURES: Digital Transformation Congress 2019

      Digital Transformation Congress 2019 (#DTC2019) took place on 30 July 2019 at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa. The Chairperson for the event was Dr Michael Mol, Head of Hello Doctor. The event featured engaging fire-side...