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21 June is Selfie Day - Five things you didn’t know about the selfie

21 June is Selfie Day – Five things you didn’t know about the selfie

June 21, 2018 • Online & Social, OpinionComments (0)

The selfie. Love it or hate it, it is undeniable that it has become a central element of global culture, transcending boundaries of geography, religion, and status. Nothing embodies the influence of technology on our lives more than the phenomenon of the selfie. Here are five fascinating facts you probably didn’t know about this modern-day [&hellip...

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Jumia building tomorrow's African e-commerce infrastructure

Jumia building tomorrow’s African e-commerce infrastructure

June 20, 2018 • Online & Social, Retail, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

The chief executive officer of Jumia Nigeria, Juliet Anammah has revealed that the company’s integrated and interconnected ecosystem across its 23 markets in Africa has helped to build a solid foundation for the company in Nigeria and across Africa....

Amazon CloudFront Expands into Africa with new Edge Location in Johannesburg and first Edge Location in Bangalore

Amazon CloudFront expands into Africa

June 19, 2018 • Cloud Computing, Online & Social, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Since launching Amazon CloudFront in November 2008, they’ve been continuously expanding their infrastructure footprint around the world to improve availability and performance for content delivery. Today, they are excited to announce the launch of two new...

The use of smart speakers has expanded the possibilities available through smartphone chatbots or text-based systems including those from Facebook and Apple.

Voice shopping seen as new frontier

June 19, 2018 • Gadgets and Gaming, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

Earlier this year, Google announced the introduction of Shopping Actions. According to Google the program “gives customers an easy way to shop your products on the Google Assistant and Search with a universal cart, whether they’re on mobile, desktop...

Bitcoin's surge in value from a few cents to a peak in December 2017 of $19,500 turned some of its first investors into billionaires.

Thomson Reuters expands sentiment data to track Top 100 Cryptocurrencies

June 17, 2018 • Finance, Online & SocialComments (0)

Thomson Reuters has expanded its sentiment data offerings to track the top 100 cryptocurrencies through its partnership with MarketPsych Data LLC, a market leader in quantitative behavioral science. This new MarketPsych Indices (TRMI) package uses machine...

Twitter prioritizes breaking news in an app redesign

Twitter prioritizes breaking news in an app redesign

June 16, 2018 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

Online news and social networking service, Twitter, announced on Wednesday that it is changing up its service in favour of major events to make it easier for people to access the latest breaking news. This shift in focus sets the service apart from other...

Limpopo learners wired for achievement in maths and science

Limpopo learners wired for achievement in maths and science

June 15, 2018 • Education, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Two Limpopo schools joined a virtual network of high-quality mathematics and science teaching when they were added to the highly acclaimed Ligbron e-learning system today – thanks to the generosity of Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa (CCBSA). Pupils at...

Truecaller eyes out Sub-Saharan Africa’s mobile payment space after acquiring Chillr

Truecaller eyes out Sub-Saharan Africa’s mobile payment space

June 15, 2018 • General, Online & Social, Security, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Last year March, Truecaller announced its interest in the digital payments segment in India. Today, the company announced a strategic investment into the payment space by acquiring Chillr, India’s first multi-bank payments app that is revolutionising the...

Uber-Lulaway synergy to accelerate economic opportunities

Uber-Lulaway synergy to accelerate economic opportunities

June 13, 2018 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

The obvious synergy between job creation engine, Lulaway, and ride hailing service, Uber, is set to accelerate economic opportunities in the country. The two organisations have joined forces to create South Africa’s maiden recruitment and training centre in...

SA’s biggest restaurant directory now more powerful, portable and practical

SA’s biggest restaurant directory now more powerful, portable and practical

June 12, 2018 • Online & Social, Southern AfricaComments (0)

New Media has made its largest investment in technology to date with the development of a brand new app for Eat Out, SA’s best guide to SA’s best food. The free app, available now via the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store, will provide access to...

The growth of digital learning

The growth of digital learning

June 8, 2018 • Online & SocialComments Off on The growth of digital learning

As you’re trying to figure out How to Successfully Manage Studying While Working Full-Time, you may have given thought to the idea of virtual learning. Most universities and colleges now offer online academic qualifications, making it easier for the...

Sprint enhances South Africa network capabilities through Johannesburg PoP with CMC Networks

Sprint enhances South Africa network capabilities through Johannesburg PoP with CMC Networks

June 8, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Southern AfricaComments Off on Sprint enhances South Africa network capabilities through Johannesburg PoP with CMC Networks

Sprint announced the opening of a Johannesburg, South Africa Point of Presence (PoP), further adding to Sprint’s extensive global Wireline backbone network. Sprint’s existing relationship with CMC Networks, a Pan Africa provider, has been extended...

Annual Wikipedia Conference "Wikimania" to make debut in sub-Saharan Africa

Annual Wikipedia Conference “Wikimania” to make debut in sub-Saharan Africa

June 4, 2018 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Annual Wikipedia Conference “Wikimania” to make debut in sub-Saharan Africa

Cape Town has won the bid to host the 14th annual Wikimania 2018 conference, the annual gathering of volunteers from around the world to celebrate Wikipedia and the Wikimedia projects, from 18-22 July. More than 700 volunteers from around the world will come...

The controversial new law serves Ugandans who use the internet messaging service WhatsApp to be charged a daily tax.

Uganda approves social media tax

June 1, 2018 • East Africa, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Uganda approves social media tax

On Wednesday, May 31 Uganda’s parliamentarians approved the proposed law to tax social media users and mobile money. The controversial new law serves Ugandans who use the internet messaging services including WhatsApp to be charged a daily tax. Mobile...

Telkom’s CEO, Aldo Mareuse

Telkom expands its 4G network in Nairobi

May 31, 2018 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Telkom expands its 4G network in Nairobi

Telkom has on Thursday, 31 May 2018 announced a further expansion of its 4G-network in Nairobi and its environs: Athi River, Syokimau, Kitengela, Thika, Kiambu town, Kikuyu town, Kiserian and Ngong. This expansion is part of Telkom’s long-term network...

Telegram: The New Channel of Choice for Conducting Cyber Crime

Telegram: The new channel of choice for conducting cybercrime

May 31, 2018 • Online & Social, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Telegram: The new channel of choice for conducting cybercrime

The Dark Web is a hive of illicit activity. From illegal guns and drug dealing to the Ransomware-as-a-Service programs, buyers and sellers can use this medium to trade and exchange both knowledge and products. The take-down of such Dark Web marketplaces,...