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Mukuru has upgraded its app and added a new self sign-up feature to its WhatsApp offering. The new app - available on Android and IOS - will allow users to send money to 12 countries including Botswana, Bangladesh, DR Congo, Eswatini, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Pakistan, Uganda, Zimbabwe and...
Tech savvy individuals have turned to social media websites like Facebook and Twitter in order to access news that is not censored or governed in any way. Individuals also utilise the service in order to bypass mainstream media which includes: television, radio and newspapers. This is according to a report...
Takealot has revealed that it is the first online store in South Africa to stock Google's controversial specs, Google Glass. According to the website, Google Glass will retail at a staggering R26,999 ($2,557 USD). Takealot’s Co-CEO Willem Van Biljon has high expectations for it. He stated that, “We expect to...
In recent developments around the feud between two key eCommerce operators in Nigeria, online retailer Konga.com is reportedly considering legal action against Rocket Internet, over domain ownership. Rocket Internet is the parent company of several ventures in the West African country, including popular online retailer Jumia.com. According to media reports, the...
The US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is suing Facebook for $9 billion in unpaid taxes, reports The Verge via Reuters. This new lawsuit has gone to trial in a San Francisco court. The social network is under the microscope for a deal it made in 2010 with an Irish subsidiary...
Bharti Airtel Africa has revealed a partnership with Facebook which will see the launch of Free Basics in Africa. Free Basics is a set of basic websites and services that essentially introduce people to the internet and demonstrate how it adds value to their lives. They include providing free health, education, and...
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 Edge locations: one in Johannesburg, South Africa, and one in Bangalore, India. The...
With millions of people forced to stay-at-home amid coronavirus lockdown, last month witnessed a huge growth in revenue of the leading iPhone apps in the world. According to data gathered by GoldenCasinoNews, the five leading iPhone apps globally hit $142.6 million in March, and gaming apps generated almost 75%...
Women in Uganda use the Internet far less than men according to a new survey from the World Wide Web Foundation which found that 27% of men in the country are online, compared with just 19% of women. Uganda had by far the largest gender gap in internet access among...
As we celebrate Safer Internet Day on 5 February, Facebook is joining hands with more than 20 non-profit organisations and government agencies. The campaign aims to raise awareness about Internet safety and security concerns such as cyberbullying and cyber-crime. Facebook is supporting the Safer Internet Day by: Sponsoring the printing...
In the sometimes-fraught relationship between major corporations and ordinary citizens (consumers), the explosion of social media has shifted the power into the hands of the masses. Events that routinely slipped through the cracks of public scrutiny prior to the age of Twitter and Facebook now hardly go undetected and...
WhatsApp has quickly amassed another 500-million users in just 2 years and now has about 2-billion users, reports My Broadband. This latest tally comes from the messaging service about 6 years since they were acquired by Facebook Inc. for $19-billion. This latest statistic solidly places WhatsApp as the largest messaging...
South Africans largely took a break from politics this week as they instead sought to find more about a deadly food-borne disease, the Academy Awards, aka the Oscars, and the latest iteration of one of Africa’s biggest football Derbies. When Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs battle it out, South Africa...
Google announced that it is shutting down its online service Google Hire. The company made this announcement on 27 August 2019 via a Google Support document. "We've made the difficult decision to sunset Hire by Google on September 1, 2020. While Hire has been successful, we're focusing our resources on...
1Life, a direct life insurer, announced the launch of its 1Life Chat Bot, named Emily – a first of its kind for the long-term insurance industry. Emily will offer consumers instant life insurance quotes using popular social media platform – Facebook – through an engaging and conversational user journey. The...
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 Gerson Ntjie and Masobe high schools in Limpopo’s Mankweng district will start...
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