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PayPal and PayGate have inked a partnership, which according to both parties, will make online payments easier for merchants to accept payments in South Africa. PayGate’s GM of business development, Brendon Williamson, stated that: “PayGate customers can now add PayPal to the list of payment methods they accept simply by...
Amaury Sport Organisation (A.S.O.), the organiser of the Tour de France, has partnered with Dimension Data since 2015 to help engage a new generation of young fans. Aged between 18 and 35, they now make up 73% of the Tour de France’s 6.5 million-strong social media audience. As the official...
Jovago has revealed that is now supporting UNICEF’s “Passport to Protection” initiative. According to both parties, the programme advances child protection by registering children with Birth Certificates using internet technology. In terms of the agreement Jovago is prepared to donate 5 US Dollars, when using the code “UNICEF”, when...
BBC Earth, the BBC’s global factual brand has partnered with fan interaction company Monterosa to deliver ‘Real Happy Moments’, a bot for Messenger which serves up individually tailored video montages for natural history lovers globally. Monterosa has delivered the solution based on its new FanBot™ product which taps into Messenger’s...
Instagram has introduced Live Rooms, a new feature that gives users the ability to go live with up to three people. "Previously, you could go live with only one other person in a stream, but we’re now letting you “double-up” on your live broadcast," says the social platform in a...
In today's digital world market research forms an important part of any marketing strategy. The rise of social media has meant that campaigns which take into consideration and understand consumer habits are more likely to be effective. This is why Cape Town based media agency, Limelight Consulting, has highlighted the importance of...
Chris Cox, Chief Product Officer at Facebook, met with developer and content creation communities during his visits to Nigeria, Ghana and Senegal this week. Cox will be taking all that he learnt during his visit back to California. Cox who was in West Africa to find out how the region’s...
YouTube has launched a new music streaming service called YouTube Music in South Africa. The service offers music videos, official albums, singles, remixes, live performances, covers and hard-to-find music you can only get on YouTube. YouTube Music offers a number of features music lovers will really enjoy, says Google SA Head...
During the course of September 2018, it was revealed that Instagram co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger had officially resigned from their positions. The resignation of Systrom and Krieger had been sparked by reported clashes with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. The resignation was confirmed via Kevin Systrom’s blog. While the initial blog post revealed...
On Monday 19 January 2018, SES Video announced the appointment of Clint Brown as the new Vice President, Sales and Market Development, for Africa. The appointment forms part of SES’s strategy to bolster its video growth strategy across Africa and continue to support video and media customers in the region. Clint Brown...
It has been predicted that by 2025, the mobile industry will have 5.9 billion unique mobile subscribers or 71% of the expected population of the Earth. In a landscape where competition is already rife, app developers are facing a new threat: the rise of the super app. IT News Africa’s...
When discussing the privacy and security of messenger apps, one needs to understand that the Telegram’s functionality goes beyond the simple messages exchange and has many surprising features. With Telegrams' user-base exceeding over 500 million active monthly users, it now combines elements of a massive communication hub, messaging board and...
After a record number of votes, 44,500, were cast to determine South Africa’s leading players in Tech & E-commerce, PriceCheck, the hosts of the awards, revealed on Monday, 5 September 2017, the companies who have been shortlisted across the various categories for the 2017 awards. The gala event and awards...
On 18 January 2018, Coindirect.com, a way to buy and sell cryptocurrencies online, announced the initial launch of its platform for local currency trading. The Coindirect.com cryptocurrency marketplace is designed to make trading in digital currencies simple, and is now live in the United Kingdom, South Africa, Nigeria and...
Two Digicape employees recently completed a series of accredited courses on iOS deployment; making them two of only three Apple Certified Trainers (ACT) in the country who are qualified to train decision-makers within businesses and educational institutions on the principles of iOS deployment. Digicape's Education Director Alan Goldberg and Technical...
The proliferation of smart phone and tablet apps has transformed the way consumers interact with brands and service providers. This presents a huge opportunity for companies to deepen their relationship with customers. Bradley Elliott, MD of Platinum Seed explains the essentials of an effective app strategy. The number of apps...
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