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Amazon has revealed its current list of best-selling books in South Africa. The top ten best-selling books takes into account Kindle editions purchased by South African customers between June 1, 2013 and May 31, 2014. The list features some great reads with Inferno by Dan Brown topping the list. In...
It was announced in August 2017 that Gupta-owned South African media houses, ANN7 and The New Age, had been sold by the controversial family to a firm owned by former government spokesman Mzwanele Manyi. Oakbay Investments, a Gupta-owned company, said in a statement that Manyi-owned Lodidox bought ANN7 (Infinity Media)...
As the holiday season slowly creeps in, so is the urge to find affordable and comfortable accommodation. The launch of Trips by Airbnb could be a solution. Trips launches with three key areas - Experiences, Places and Homes, with Flights and Services to be added in the future. Bringing...
Microsoft has announced the launch of a brand new program focused on providing support, benefits and tools for the small and medium businesses (SMB) segment in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region. The online program, titled ‘Keep Your Business Moving’, is designed to assist the MEA region’s budding entrepreneurs...
YouTube is looking to compete directly with the short-form, user-generated content app, TikTok, by reportedly launching its own version - called "Shorts". This is via The Information. MSNBC's Dylan Byers further confirms this news. https://twitter.com/DylanByers/status/1245444403147067393 YouTube's shorts will have the advantage of YouTube pre-existing and extensive catalogue of licensed music. Users will...
Scoop a Cab, a taxi and ridesharing application similar to Uber, has revealed that the company has launched its services in Bloemfontein adding to its services which are already available in Johannesburg and Pretoria. The app matches a rider’s location to a suitable driver that will take them to...
On 31 January 2018, Facebook, in a post online, revealed that the platform will no longer be showing advertisements about crptocurrencies, Initial Coin Offerings (ICO) or any other related financial products. In the statement Rob Leathern, Product Management Director at Facebook said, "Two of our core advertising principles outline our belief that ads should...
KwaZulu-Natal's capital city this week flipped the switch on the brand-new Durban Internet Exchange (DINX), complementing the Johannesburg Internet Exchange (JINX) and the Cape Town Internet Exchange (CINX), currently the largest two Internet exchange points in Africa. Managed by the Internet Service Providers' Association of SA (ISPA), the three Internet...
According to reports by Buzz Nigeria, The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has decided to intervene and prevent Nigerian telecommunications company, Globacom, from proceeding with its planned free data day promotion. Globacom's planned promotion was to offer free data to all its subscribers on Friday, August 11, 2017. The Free data day...
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 into years worth of privacy violations.  The FTC reported...
Zimbabwe's army has taken control over the country. The military took over Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) state broadcaster in the early hours of Wednesday, 15 November 2017. Army general, Maj Gen Sibusiso Moyo has denied it was a coup and said Mugabe was safe, but did not say where the...
South Africa needs to actively encourage young girls to consider technology as a career option if the country is going to address key issues like the current skills shortage in the IT sector and spiralling levels of youth unemployment. That’s the word from Thuli Sibeko, the organiser of the South...
Social media giant, Facebook, announced on Wednesday, 6 September 2017, that the company has begun the roll-out of Developer Circles in South African cities; Durban, Cape Town, Johannesburg and Pretoria. The project, which was launched at Facebooks Developer Conference (F8) in April 2017, now comprises of over 70 initiatives around...
If you are part of the global league of professionals who work from a “virtual office”, be sure to tell your insurer how, where and when you use your electronic devices. Traditional office workers would normally depend on their office managers to take care of this type of admin, but...
Developed economies have for some time now rearranged their economies on the basis of the concept of the knowledge economy. As indicated in a Human Sciences Research Council report in South Africa, “Knowledge-based economies have the potential to stimulate economic growth, provide higher wages and greater employment opportunities, as...
Google, whose mantra used to be ‘Don’t be evil’ (until it dropped it for the motto ‘Do the right thing’), is almost omnipresent in our lives these days. We use it for all sorts of online searches, whether it’s trying to access arcane information or find our way from...
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