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YouTube retracts plans to launch sports live-streaming in South Africa

YouTube retracts plans to launch sports live-streaming in South Africa

July 3, 2019 • Features, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on YouTube retracts plans to launch sports live-streaming in South Africa

Calling all sports aficionados, players and of course, coaches — on Tuesday, 2 July 2019,  YouTube released a statement sharing its plans to launch ‘live-streaming’ and video-on-demand services covering a number of major African sporting events.  This well-received innovation came after the content giant announced its partnership with NBA Africa...

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Natalie Paquette, aka Wattson, the newest character to Apex Legends. Image sourced from Electronic Arts.

Apex Legends Season 2 begins on 2 July 2019

July 3, 2019 • Features, Gadgets and Gaming, Online & SocialComments Off on Apex Legends Season 2 begins on 2 July 2019

Apex Legends is a free-to-play battle royale first-person shooter video game developed by Respawn Entertainment and published by Electronic Arts (EA). Like most battle-royales, players are dropped onto one big map and have to fight to be the last one...

KLM will celebrate its centenary in October 2019.

KLM to celebrate its centenary this October

July 2, 2019 • General, Online & SocialComments Off on KLM to celebrate its centenary this October

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is set to celebrate its centenary in October 2019. KLM was founded in The Hauge, Netherlands, on 7 October 1919. KLM is currently the world’s oldest airline still flying under its original name. 29 June 2019 marked the countdown...

Al Maghribia bouquet launches on Arabsat-5C

Al Maghribia expands its African reach with Arabsat-5C

June 30, 2019 • Enterprise IT, North Africa, Online & SocialComments Off on Al Maghribia expands its African reach with Arabsat-5C

Al Maghribia is one of the many channels belonging to the Société Nationale de Radiodiffusion et de Télévision (SNRT) bouquet. This collection of channels runs with 100 per cent Moroccan video programming and production. The content is entirely Moroccan...

Chika Nwaogu, CEO of Playfre Africa.

Playfre launches SongRoute service to help African artists monetize their work

June 29, 2019 • East Africa, Online & Social, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Playfre launches SongRoute service to help African artists monetize their work

Playfre, the African music streaming service created by Chika Nwaogu, has launched a new service called SongRoute. SongRoute is designed to further help African artists monetize their music online. This latest service comes just shortly after the release of...

The e-sports stage at Rush 2018

E-sports event, Rush set to bring gamers and e-sports enthusiasts together

June 28, 2019 • Gadgets and Gaming, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on E-sports event, Rush set to bring gamers and e-sports enthusiasts together

Rush 2019, a multi-platform, multi-tournament e-sports event held in South Africa will take place at the Sun Arena in Times Square, Pretoria, from 28 June to 30 June. This e-sports event is an initiative of NAG, a South African gaming website that is also...

BTC launches mobile money wallet SMEGA

Botswana Telecommunications revamps mobile money wallet

June 27, 2019 • Finance, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Botswana Telecommunications revamps mobile money wallet

Botswana Telecommunications Corporation Limited (BTC) has revamped and launched its mobile money service, SMEGA. SMEGA has been revamped to work on Comviva’s mobiquity Money platform. The mobiquity Money platform is regarded as one of the world’s...

Namola launches Namola Plus and Namola Panic Tracker

June 25, 2019 • Online & Social, Southern AfricaComments Off on Namola launches Namola Plus and Namola Panic Tracker

After the success of its free safety app, Namola has launched Namola Plus with added features and benefits as well as the Namola Panic Tracker. The Namola Plus will include all the same features of the free app, with new features such as armed response and...

East Africa launches its first multi-vehicle booking app

Multi-service vehicle app launched in East Africa

June 25, 2019 • East Africa, Online & Social, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Multi-service vehicle app launched in East Africa

The first multi-service vehicle booking app, HudHud, has been launched in Somalia, Somaliland and Kenya. HudHud will allow commuters in these regions to order multi vehicles on one platform. In collaboration with technical partners, HudHud enables improved...

Ryan Oettle, MD of MrEmply

A new app matches employers with job seekers

June 24, 2019 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on A new app matches employers with job seekers

A new app called MrEmploy has been released in South Africa to help employers find the right people for their company and for job seekers to find employment. The app eliminates a number of processes associated with the standard job-seeking process by linking...

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite tasks players with protecting the world from magical threats

Augmented reality game Harry Potter: Wizard’s Unite launches in U.S. and U.K.

June 23, 2019 • Gadgets and Gaming, Online & SocialComments Off on Augmented reality game Harry Potter: Wizard’s Unite launches in U.S. and U.K.

Harry Potter: Wizard’s unite is an augmented reality mobile game co-created by Warner Bros. and video game studio Niantic. The game was set to release on 21 June 2019 but released a day early on 20 June 2019 for iOS and Android devices. The game gives...

How to pick the best conference call service

How to pick the best conference call service

June 21, 2019 • Online & Social, SponsoredComments Off on How to pick the best conference call service

Choosing the best conference call service is imperative, especially if you are running a business where you have to connect with different parties and clients over a conference call. People usually say that conference calls are a mess and we totally agree...

William Miller (left) and Renaldo de Jager (right), co-founders of auction.co.za

Brick and click concept set to transform the car-buying experience

June 20, 2019 • Online & Social, Retail, Southern AfricaComments Off on Brick and click concept set to transform the car-buying experience

E-commerce is experiencing a drastic increase in South Africa, as the number of online shoppers is predicted to reach 25 million in 2021 which is a growth from 18 million in 2017. In the next two years, the average online spend is predicted to be...

Chika Nwaogu, CEO and creator of Playfre

Playfre, Nigeria’s answer to Spotify, achieves 100,000 streams two weeks after its launch

June 20, 2019 • Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Playfre, Nigeria’s answer to Spotify, achieves 100,000 streams two weeks after its launch

Playfre, Africa’s first indigenous music streaming platform, has recorded 100,00 streams just two weeks after it launched. Playfre was launched on 1 May 2019 as a free music streaming platform that allows Africans to access over 45 million songs. The...

Two young South African app developers continue to push boundaries

June 19, 2019 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, StartupsComments Off on Two young South African app developers continue to push boundaries

18-year-old Brandon Kynoch and 21-year-old Dieter Kunze are two South African creative developers who are inspiring the younger generation of South Africans to become a part of the world of programming and coding. Brandon Kynoch’s most recent gaming...

40% of people would ditch social media to guarantee data privacy, study says

40% of people would ditch social media to guarantee data privacy, study says

June 19, 2019 • Online & Social, Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on 40% of people would ditch social media to guarantee data privacy, study says

Fears surrounding protecting digital privacy have made consumers more anxious about the use and distribution of their personal information on the Internet. And a recent report by Kaspersky Lab called ‘The true value of digital privacy: are consumers selling...