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TymeBank challenges the status quo of banking in South Africa

TymeBank challenges the status quo of banking in South Africa

August 8, 2019 • Features, Finance, Top StoriesComments Off on TymeBank challenges the status quo of banking in South Africa

TymeBank revealed at the AWS Summit in July 2019 that it has been onboarding over 100 000 customers a month. The fully-licensed digital bank is owned by African Rainbow Capital (ARC), which falls under the Patrice Motsepe’s Ubuntu-Botho Investments stable looks to disrupt the way banking is done in South Africa. In September 2017 TymeBank [&hellip...

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TIM Brazil jumps onto 5G and core cloud bandwagon

TIM Brazil jumps onto 5G and core-cloud bandwagon

August 4, 2019 • Digital Transformation, Features, Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on TIM Brazil jumps onto 5G and core-cloud bandwagon

Telecommunications provider, TIM Brazil has agreed to allow Nokia AirFrame to virtualise its data centres by the end of 2021. The agreement aims to act as a major step in TIM Brazil’s cloud and digitalisation journey, supported by Nokia, as the operator...

INTERVIEW_ AI bringing insurance industry closer to customers

INTERVIEW: AI bringing insurance industry closer to customers

August 3, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, Features, Top StoriesComments Off on INTERVIEW: AI bringing insurance industry closer to customers

The insurance industry is synonymous with outdated processes, tedious paperwork and slow turnaround times. However, there’s one company that’s attempting to digitally transform their organisation in order to better serve customers. That company is life...

Spotify's revenue per subscriber shrinks

Spotify’s revenue per subscriber shrinks

August 2, 2019 • Features, Finance, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Spotify’s revenue per subscriber shrinks

Music streaming service, Spotify, released its 2019 Q2 financial performance report on Wednesday, 31 July 2019. The report shows that, between April to end of June 2019, the platform increased its Monthly Active users Year on Year (YoY) by 29 per cent to...

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...

‘Cash back’ rewards app for South African FreshStop customers

‘Cash back’ rewards app for South African FreshStop customers

August 1, 2019 • Features, Southern AfricaComments Off on ‘Cash back’ rewards app for South African FreshStop customers

Convenience retail store, FreshStop, launched a Rewards App on Tuesday, 30 July 2019. The app is said to enable customers to earn cash-back simply by shopping at one of its more than 300 stores, located at Caltex garages around South Africa. According to the...

Philips reveals its new range of monitors

Philips reveals its new range of monitors

August 1, 2019 • Features, Gadgets and GamingComments Off on Philips reveals its new range of monitors

On Wednesday, 31 July 2019, Middle Eastern partner of Philips Monitors, MDD, announced the launch of their new B9 series of B2B Touch Monitors.  The range consists of two models; 222B9T and 242B9T with 1920×1080 resolution and Projected-Capacitive...

Blockchain startup looking to secure funding

Blockchain startup looking to secure funding

July 31, 2019 • Features, StartupsComments Off on Blockchain startup looking to secure funding

Malaysia based Blockchain startup, Belfrics, is gearing to raise $30 million in funding. The company announced on Tuesday, 30 July 2019, that it had successfully deployed the world’s first KYC compliant Blockchain, called Belrium.  In 2018 alone,...

INTERVIEW: North Wind Digital CEO on the potential for Blockchain in Africa

July 28, 2019 • Digital Transformation, Features, Finance, Top StoriesComments Off on INTERVIEW: North Wind Digital CEO on the potential for Blockchain in Africa

North Wind Digital CEO, Adrian van der Merwe, has a vast understanding of technology as well as the finance function thereof. With a career in the accounting industry spanning 20 years, Adrian is passionate about using technology to bring about the best...

Five most anticipated smartphones still to come in 2019

July 27, 2019 • Features, Internet of Things, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Five most anticipated smartphones still to come in 2019

We’re halfway through 2019 and that means every day is a day closer to the next tech launch. From mobile devices with an outrageous number of camera lenses (five to be exact) and blockchain capabilities to foldable screens — this year has been a...

Apple on track to compete in the 5G market

Apple on track to compete in the 5G market

July 26, 2019 • Features, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Apple on track to compete in the 5G market

To all iPhone fans, brace yourselves — the iPhone 5G may be coming soon. It would seem that Apple is gearing up to design and manufacture devices with 5G functionality after the companies recent purchase of Intel’s smartphone modem business. Week-long...

South Africa gears up for 1st travel hackathon

South Africa gears up for 1st travel hackathon

July 26, 2019 • Digital Transformation, Features, Southern AfricaComments Off on South Africa gears up for 1st travel hackathon

On Thursday, 25 July 2019, Zulu Nomad, a travel tour operator, announced its plans to partner with Geekulcha, the Northen Cape Department of Economic Development and Tourism,  and BrownSense InSights to hosting the Africa Travel Hackathon. The event will...

TransUnion lifestyle assessment harnesses big data to tackle fraud

TransUnion lifestyle assessment harnesses big data to tackle fraud

July 25, 2019 • Features, Finance, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on TransUnion lifestyle assessment harnesses big data to tackle fraud

TransUnion has launched a new solution that seeks to help companies identify signs of fraud and corruption linked to their employees and suppliers by using advanced data analytics. During his presentation at the Michelangelo Hotel on 23 July 2019 Keith...

Facebook accepts $5 billion fine over privacy violations

Facebook accepts $5 billion fine over privacy violations

July 25, 2019 • Features, Online & Social, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Facebook accepts $5 billion fine over privacy violations

Social media giant, Facebook, has agreed to pay a record $5 billion fine — the biggest fine ever imposed over users’ privacy. The settlement announced on Wednesday, 24 July 2019, is said to resolve the US Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) investigation...

INTERVIEW: Kaspersky Africa's Bethwel Opil on cyber-security and human firewalls

INTERVIEW: Kaspersky Africa’s Bethwel Opil on cyber-security and human firewalls

July 25, 2019 • Features, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on INTERVIEW: Kaspersky Africa’s Bethwel Opil on cyber-security and human firewalls

Bethwel Opil, Enterprise Sales Manager at Kaspersky Africa, is passionate about investing in technologies and strategies that will allow businesses to reap the benefits of the digital world — however, he believes growth in the tech sphere can lead to...

JC Geha, the new COO for iBASIS.

iBASIS appoints new Chief Operating Officer

July 25, 2019 • Features, PeopleComments Off on iBASIS appoints new Chief Operating Officer

iBASIS, a communications solutions provider based in Lexington, Massachusetts, USA, recently announced the appointment of JC Geha as the company’s new Chief Operating Officer (COO). Geha was previously the Senior Vice President, Head of International...