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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 take place from 5 to 8 September 2019 onboard the Premier Classe Train from Johannesburg to [&hellip...

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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...

itel unveils its latest smartphone

itel unveils its latest smartphone

July 25, 2019 • Features, Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on itel unveils its latest smartphone

itel, a mobile phone manufacturer, has announced the launch of its latest Selfie series smartphone — the S15. This device is said to boast excellent user experience and a budget-friendly price-tag.  itel is partnering with Google on the Gallery Go project....

Apple in negotiations with Intel

Apple in negotiations with Intel

July 24, 2019 • Features, Internet of Things, Top StoriesComments Off on Apple in negotiations with Intel

Apple is in the middle of negotiations with Intel according to a report by Bloomberg’s Liana Baker, Mark Gurman, and Ian King. The report suggests that Intel’s cellular modem unit is struggling hence Apple’s interest in the division. A person close to...

Trump has nothing on us says Huawei founder

Trump has nothing on us says Huawei founder

July 22, 2019 • Features, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Trump has nothing on us says Huawei founder

Huawei CEO and founder, Ren Zhengfei, sat down for an exclusive interview on Friday, 19 July 2019 with Yahoo Finance to discuss the future of the company after the Trump administrations move to target it — this is his first public interview since the G20...

Oliver Zipse, the new Chairman of the Board of Management, BMW AG.

BMW announces new Chairman of the Board of Management

July 21, 2019 • Features, PeopleComments Off on BMW announces new Chairman of the Board of Management

On 18 July 2019, Oliver Zipse was announced as the new Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG. This appointment is the result of a decision made by BMW’s Supervisory Board during a meeting in Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA. Zipse’s...

Microsoft releases 2019 earnings report

Microsoft releases record 2019 earnings report

July 20, 2019 • Company News, Features, Top StoriesComments Off on Microsoft releases record 2019 earnings report

Microsoft released its annual fourth-quarter results on Thursday, 18 July 2019 — detailing a record-breaking fiscal year. The technology company officially ended its financial year on 30 June 2019. Here’s a quick look: Revenue was $125.8 billion and...

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 • Cloud Computing, Events, FeaturesComments Off on Amazon sheds light on journey in Africa at AWS Summit 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 attendees with over 40 presentations and more than 20 sponsoring partners. It provided Amazon Web...

Telkom customers frustrated over new roaming partner

Telkom customers frustrated over new roaming partner

July 20, 2019 • Features, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Telkom customers frustrated over new roaming partner

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 to Vodacom.  In case you missed it, Telkom announced last year that it did not plan to renew its...

Internet Solutions partners with Microsoft to exte­­nd multi-cloud capability

Internet Solutions partners with Microsoft to exte­­nd multi-cloud capability

July 19, 2019 • Cloud Computing, Features, Southern AfricaComments Off on Internet Solutions partners with Microsoft to exte­­nd multi-cloud capability

On Thursday, 18 July 2019, internet services provider, Internet Solutions (IS), announced its plan to expand its hybrid multi-cloud for customers. The company is said to be partnering with Microsoft on the project that will extend the offering from...

Google unveils new social media platform, Shoelace

Google unveils new social media platform, Shoelace

July 16, 2019 • Features, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Google unveils new social media platform, Shoelace

Google is again trying its hand at penetrating the social media market with the release of its latest platform, Shoelace. The launch comes just weeks after the tech company retired Google+, a social network that was created in 2011.  The most notable...

Trump says ‘Bitcoin’ is not money — but isn’t that the point.

Trump says ‘Bitcoin’ is not money — but isn’t that the point?

July 16, 2019 • Features, Finance, Internet of Things, Top StoriesComments Off on Trump says ‘Bitcoin’ is not money — but isn’t that the point?

On Thursday, 11 July 2019, US President, Donald Trump, posted a series of tweets in which he warned social media company, Facebook, against becoming a ‘bank’ — or face having to undergo the obstacles and regulations that all American banks do.  Trump...

HONOR launches its new smartphone, the HONOR 8S in South Africa.

HONOR 8S launched in South Africa

July 15, 2019 • Features, Gadgets and Gaming, Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on HONOR 8S launched in South Africa

HONOR, international smartphone company, has announced the launch of its latest smartphone, the HONOR 8S. The phone will be available for purchase through Vodacom and retail partners from 19 July 2019 at the price of $144. At the moment the monthly cost for...