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Sunday marked a special moment in time on the path to digital peace. The Digital Peace Now campaign — a global policy effort urging world leaders to create a safer cyberspace — converged in Johannesburg, South Africa with nearly 100,000 changemakers to commemorate former South African President Nelson Mandela...
Visa and South African Tourism’s quest to find the continent’s best travel app continues with more than 50 companies and individuals having registered so far for the Africa App Quest competition. To date the majority of the entries have come from Kenya and South Africa. There are also entries from...
A new entertainment events listing site, which has been dubbed "Funjaza," has launched in Kenya. The website is intended to allow users to easily find and post entertainment events taking place across the country. Funjaza founder, Paul Wandimi, stated that: "There have been many instances in the past when I’ve...
LinkedIn is testing a 'social audio experience', according to TechCrunch. This feature would allow app users to "connect with their community" across its network. Different to Clubhouse or other rivals being built by Facebook and Twitter, LinkedIn believes its audio networking feature will connect with users’ professional identity, "not just...
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 South...
Facebook has set up a subsidiary in China with registered capital of $30 million, according to an official business registration, hinting that the U.S. firm may be ramping up its presence in the restrictive market where its social media sites remain blocked. The filing listed Facebook HongKong Ltd and no...
Winner of the 2018 digital face-off by digital Africa: hubs dot Ng, has announced that they have released their in-app assistant; Emily. Emily is an artificial intelligence assistant integrated with the new hubs dot Ng app. Emily delivers a friendly conversation with users on what they want to do with...
Majority of the South Africans currently prefer the ability to watch their favourite programs and movies on their TV, Smartphones or Tablets from wherever and whenever they want. This has caused the rise of streaming services in South Africa which offers the flexibility and comfort that cannot be offered...
Showmax and VAST Networks (VAST) announced on the 21st of August 2017 that the two companies would be partnering to bring zero-rate Wi-Fi data for streaming and downloading TV shows and movies on Showmax. The two companies are offering a three-month trial that will allow Showmax subscribers to have access to...
PayToo Merchant Services Corp. unveiled a new mobile payment solution that uses facial recognition. PayToo SmileandPay is the newest technology incorporating QR Code features and facial recognition to verify payment. It replaces the need to remember passwords and aims to simplify the payment process while mitigating fraudulent activity for...
More than 100,000 South Africans have signed an online petition calling for DStv to discount its prices - as it has done in other countries around Africa - during the COVID-19 pandemic. "DSTV drops prices for the rest of Africa except South Africa. We're being taken for granted here #DstvMustFall,"...
Metered taxi drivers in South Africa have embarked on a strike, blockading parts of the R24 highway to the airport. The metered taxi drivers are accusing Uber of taking their clients. In the early hours of Friday morning, traffic came to a standstill as parts of the highway to...
HMD Global has on Thursday, 04 April announced the Nokia 9 PureView, a device that features five camera array with ZEISS Optics. All five cameras work together simultaneously to capture one picture fuses it together into one 12MP photo with outstanding dynamic range and unparalleled depth of field. The Nokia 9...
WhatsApp has started to test support for multi-device connections that let users access the chatting app on more devices without the need to have an active connection on one device. The new feature is currently rolling out to users in Kenya, according to TechWeez. WhatsApp is now taking in testers in...
As Kenyans head to the polls ahead of the March General Elections, authorities have stated their intention to clamp down on social media haters. Capital FM in Nairobi reports that authorities plan on closely monitoring social media to identify and take action against users who disseminate hate speech, propagate tribalism...
It is no surprise that the mobile app sector is predicted to continue booming. Globally, 197 billion apps were downloaded in 2017 and by 2021, the number is predicted to reach 353 billion. It’s an exciting sector, full of promise according to Cassie Lessing, CEO, Strato IT Group, a...
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