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Search engine giant Google already has 71 languages in their highly-successful Google Translate service, and it seems that a number of African languages are gearing up to be added to the online translation service. Google Translate is a free automatic language translation service by Google. It works without the intervention...
Facebook’s quest to stop risky apps from using its services may take longer than expected, according to a recent report from cybersecurity company Trustlook. Trustlook has identified 25,936 malicious apps that are currently using one of the social media giant’s APIs, such as a login API or messaging API....
In an innovative first, the world has been introduced to the first Afro Emoticons courtesy of Oju Africa. Powered by Mi-Fone, the first African mobile devices brand, “Oju” literally meaning “faces” in the Yoruba language from Nigeria, is an innovation born out of the motherland. Aimed to address the need...
Facebook has revealed that the company is looking to put steps in place to monetise the messaging app, WhatsApp. Facebook acquired WhatsApp in 2014 in a deal worth $22 billion. At the time of the deal, WhatsApp was generating little revenue but the purchase price was slightly more than the...
The ZA Central Registry (ZACR) has a new CEO with a vision to accelerate transformation within the South African DNS (Domain Name System) industry while staying true to the technical core competencies that have resulted in almost 900 000 .co.za domain registrations. Mokgabudi Lucky Masilela will continue to work closely...
A recent study conducted in South Africa by global market research company Ipsos, on behalf of PayPal and FNB, has revealed a growing interest by South African internet users to shop online. The study reveals that 22 percent of South African internet users have said they have made purchases...
As the Zimbabwean elections draw to a close and vote counting starts across the Southern African nation, voters and citizens will be waiting with baited breath for the results to be made known. But as citizens wait for the results, there are a number of online resources that can be...
A mobile engagement platform, Wyzetalk, was named one of twelve finalists at this year’s FNB Business Innovation Awards, which took place last Thursday night in Sandton. The FNB Business INNOVATION Awards 2017 aim to recognise and celebrate the efforts of high-impact entrepreneurs who have embraced many challenges to create...
Standard Bank today announced the launch of their mobile payment app, SnapScan. This is the bank’s first mobile payment offering that allows merchants to receive payments from their customers through a combination of a QR code and a secure PIN number. According to Standard Bank’s Head of Innovation and Channel...
WorldRemit, a digital money transfer service has added Android Pay to its service. This will allow them to offer a new way for WorldRemit’s Android Pay users to send money internationally and reach millions using mobile money accounts. In a move which will bring together the leading players in mobile payments...
Digital money transfer service, WorldRemit, and the National Bank of Kenya (NBK) have launched a partnership to enable Kenyans living abroad to make instant transfers home. WorldRemit users can now make instant bank deposits to NBK accounts held in both Kenyan Shillings and US Dollars, as well as send...
Google has today announced the 20 innovative, entrepreneurial web adopters from across sub-Saharan Africa who have made it to the semi-finals of Google’s Africa Connected competition.  The competition was launched in August last year, calling entrepreneurs, creatives, innovators and web-lovers to share their stories of how the web has...
According to a report released by social media agency We Are Social, the number of active social media accounts in South Africa grew by 20% to 11.8 million in 2015. With a growing number of people active on social media, it is becoming increasingly important that businesses realise social...
The Bank of Tanzania (BoT) revealed that, in conjunction with government and other stakeholders, it is in the final stages of preparing new legislation against cyber-crimes in the country. To date, Tanzania has no laws governing cyber-crimes. The bank is co-operating with government officials and stakeholders to drive forward three bills of legislation that...
Telkom Internet today announced a revolutionary offer that gives customers free anytime data for specific social networking services and free data between 00:00 and 06:00 am daily. Additionally, the capacity of all Telkom Internet packages of 5GB or more will be doubled at no additional charge. Effective 1 September 2013,...
Today FNB Commercial and RMB Corporate Bank announced the launch of Online Banking Enterprise on the FNB Banking Tablet App. This new platform will enable business and corporate clients to securely manage their business’ financial affairs anytime and from anywhere in the world. “We are delighted to introduce an innovative solution...
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