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Out There Media signs deal with Vodafone for RCS

October 19, 2019 • Company News, General, Mobile and TelecomsComments (0)

Mobile advertising and data monetization agency, Out There Media (OTM) announced on Friday, 18 October 2019, that it has partnered with Vodafone Group for its Rich Communication Services (RCS) offering. According to the company, the deal follows two highly successful campaigns with The Walt Disney Company Africa and McDonald’s. Using the Vodafone network...

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South African tech startup aims to go national by end of 2019

October 18, 2019 • General, Southern Africa, StartupsComments (0)

WRAPP (Waste Recycling App) is a South African mobile app that brings independent truck owners and customers together. The fast-growing app-based service gives businesses and professionals a quick and convenient way to remove waste from worksites. Using the...

New motoring app connects car owners with service providers

October 15, 2019 • Company News, General, StartupsComments (0)

“For several years now there has been a call from the motoring sector as well as the motoring public for a quick and convenient way to find service providers. In response to this we started development on an app and are pleased to launch RMI Connect –...

Intelsat’s Journey with first MEV

October 14, 2019 • Company News, Features, GeneralComments (0)

On Monday, 14 October 2019, Intelsat announced that it has successfully launched the first Mission Extension Vehicle (MEV-1) – in what the company says is a ‘very exciting time for space and satellite communications’. According to Intelsat,...

Facebook fights fake news in 10 Countries across Sub-Saharan Africa

October 10, 2019 • Company News, General, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Earlier this week, Facebook announced that it plans on expanding its Third-Party Fact-Checking programme to 10 additional African countries. In partnership with Agence France-Presse (AFP), the France 24 Observers, Pesa Check and Dubawa, this programme forms...

YouTube sports new ‘auto-delete’ feature

October 3, 2019 • General, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on YouTube sports new ‘auto-delete’ feature

YouTube has become a bit more private – at least, according to the latest news that Google is rolling out a new ‘auto-delete’ viewing history feature on the video streaming platform. In an official statement released by Google, the company...

Twitter rolls out new anti-abuse feature for DMs

October 1, 2019 • General, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Twitter rolls out new anti-abuse feature for DMs

Twitter announced this week that it is officially rolling out a new feature that will automatically filter spam or abuse for direct messages (DMs). The launch comes a month and a half after the social media platform began testing the feature for iOS, Android...

Wi-Fi 6 offers a new era of wireless connectivity

Wi-Fi 6 offers a new era of wireless connectivity

October 1, 2019 • GeneralComments Off on Wi-Fi 6 offers a new era of wireless connectivity

Wi-Fi can easily be called out as one of the most popular technologies of the last two decades. Just as mobile telephony and mobile internet, it has become a part of everyday life. And with the advent of IoT and the introduction of 5G, the time has come for...

Social software to nearly double by 2023- Gartner

Social software to nearly double by 2023- Gartner

September 25, 2019 • GeneralComments Off on Social software to nearly double by 2023- Gartner

Gartner predicts that the market for social software and collaboration in the workplace will grow from an estimated $2.7 billion in 2018 to $4.8 billion by 2023. According to the company, nearly 60 per cent of enterprise application software providers will...

UABA successfully initiates Zambia’s first Blockchain Association

September 23, 2019 • East Africa, Finance, GeneralComments Off on UABA successfully initiates Zambia’s first Blockchain Association

The United Africa Blockchain Association (UABA) has officially formed Zambia’s first Blockchain Association. While this took place during a meeting held in Zambia’s capital, Lusaka on Tuesday, 17 September 2019, the official news was only announced a...

Fly now pay later, new FlySafair payment option

Fly now pay later, new FlySafair payment option

September 20, 2019 • General, Top StoriesComments Off on Fly now pay later, new FlySafair payment option

FlySafair has partnered with Mobicred to provide passengers with the option to fly on credit. Passengers looking to make use of the airline’s new Mobicred payment option to book their flights can either register for a new Mobicred account or log in to...

7 ways ways to own the world

7 ways ways to own the world

September 18, 2019 • Events, GeneralComments Off on 7 ways ways to own the world

At the Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo 2019 which took place at the CTICC on 16 to 18 September, Andreas Ekström, Author, Journalist, Digital Futurist delivered a keynote where he touched on the seven ways to own the world to try and understand the digital...

Gartner advocates for digital society regulation

Gartner advocates for digital society regulation

September 10, 2019 • GeneralComments Off on Gartner advocates for digital society regulation

Gartner says CEOs, CIOs and other executives must collaborate on new rules to protect individuals and groups while encouraging an innovative growing economy. According to Gartner, regulation in a digital world is challenging and complex. Rather than a few...

New study highlights opportunities to optimize digital evolution in Africa

New study highlights opportunities to optimize digital evolution in Africa

September 10, 2019 • East Africa, General, North Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on New study highlights opportunities to optimize digital evolution in Africa

A recent research collaboration between the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth and The Fletcher School at Tufts University highlights the strengths and opportunities of six major countries in Africa for harnessing the true potential of technology to drive...

SAP Africa announces entrepreneurial development initiatives at WEF

SAP Africa announces entrepreneurial development initiatives at WEF

September 5, 2019 • Events, GeneralComments Off on SAP Africa announces entrepreneurial development initiatives at WEF

Preparing our youth for the uncertain future requires new thinking around issues of education and skills development, this according to Cathy Smith, MD for SAP Africa who was speaking at this year’s WEF Africa taking place from 4 to 6 September in Cape...

Avaya to showcase industry-first solutions at GITEX 2019

Avaya to showcase industry-first solutions at GITEX 2019

September 3, 2019 • Events, GeneralComments Off on Avaya to showcase industry-first solutions at GITEX 2019

The 39th GITEX Technology Week set to take place at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) from 06-10 October will see a line-up of solutions that encapsulate ‘The Art of Experience’ by Avaya. The company will present several industry-first features...