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Microsoft is expected to make big changes to its Office software on Monday. The tech mega power announced that it will change the name of the Office suite, and add major chat features for everyday customers, according to Yahoo Finance. These changes are influenced by the coronavirus outbreak, as apps...
Fintech software specialist, e4, has appointed Fikile Sibiya as its new Chief Information Officer (CIO). This, according to the company, is apart of its mission to invest in internal infrastructure and strengthen governance. Upon taking up her new position, Fikile will oversee the vision, leadership, development and implementation of IT...
QBS has joined forces with Pipol to enable partners to assign and engage in international opportunities. With over 160 offices in more than 85 countries, Pipol is said to be the largest international provider of consulting and implementation services based on Microsoft Dynamics. The agreement is a broad strategic partnership...
Every day various sectors across the continent are adjusting and finding new ways to deal with challenges brought about by the current coronavirus pandemic. Given the MultiChoice Group’s position in Africa’s video entertainment sector, the group is acutely aware of the challenges its partners in the industry are facing....
Apple is preparing a possible delay of the launch of its first 5G enabled iPhones - the iPhone 12. This is, of course, due to the global coronavirus pandemic that is threatening international demand and has crippled the company's development schedule, reports Tech Weez. Allegedly, Apple is considering delaying the...
Facebook is struggling under a massive spike in usage across the globe due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, says the company in a blog post on Tuesday. The majority of this new usage is concentrated on private messaging and video calling, tools that Facebook manages but does not monetize. The...
Ride-hailing service Bolt, previously known as Taxify, has partnered with Meridian Hygiene to help drivers and passengers keep sanitised and safe by offering a free fogging service at its driver centre in Charles Crescent Johannesburg, with immediate effect. The service will be rolled out to drivers in other...
With Bill Gates departing from his part-time role on Microsoft's board, the manufacturer and tech titan has seen fresh new steps in welcoming a new era. According to The Verge, Microsoft reorganized its Windows + Devices team last month, with Surface chief Panos Panay as headman of both Windows and...
Huawei Consumer Business Group South Africa has put additional measures in place at its stores, which are aimed at protecting the health of the company’s staff and customers. Firstly, Huawei service staff are required to wear masks and gloves at all times and have their temperature tested three times...
After engagements with the Competition Commission and in response to its Data Service Market Inquiry, MTN SA has today announced that it will be reducing the prices of its monthly data bundles. The long-expected price decrease comes after the Commission's Inquiry found that Vodacom and MTN must lower their data...
Some of the worlds biggest social media and information sharing platforms have announced that they will be working together to protect their users from coronavirus-related misinformation. These companies include Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Reddit, Twitter, and YouTube. “We are working closely together on COVID-19 response efforts," reads the joint industry...
YouTube is relying on AI video moderation during the COVID-19 pandemic as many of its human reviewers are being sent home to limit the spread of the maligned virus, confirms The Verge. What this means to video producers and consumers is that videos might simply be taken down simply by...
Microsoft announced that co-founder and tech advisor Bill Gates is stepped down from the company's board of directors to dedicate more time to his philanthropic priorities, including global health in the age of COVID-19, as well as development, education, and his increasing engagement in tackling climate change. This announcement comes...
The world's top PC gaming platform, Steam, has surpassed its all-time concurrent user record with a 24-hour peak at 20,313,451, according to The Verge. This information is from data presented by the platform. This is the first time Steam has ever had more than 20 million users online at once, of...
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced a new portfolio of as-a-service offerings to help telecommunications companies build and deploy open 5G networks. The portfolio is for accelerating telecoms on the path to revenue growth with 5G and enables them to rapidly deploy 5G services to employees and customers. “5G has the...
MTN CEO, Rob Shuter says South Africans can expect an announcement from the telecom giant in regards to data price cuts shortly, according to My Broadband. This comes after Vodacom made a similar announcement after it had reached an agreement with the Competition Commission on 10 March regarding the telecom’s...
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