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Nigeria: Pinnacle Communications to launch video-on-demand service

Nigeria: Pinnacle Communications to launch video-on-demand service

November 28, 2018 • Online & Social, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: Pinnacle Communications to launch video-on-demand service

Pinnacle Communications, telecommunications solutions provider, is set to launch of the first ever push video-on-demand service in the country from its digital signal distribution platforms. Pinnacle Communications is the single largest investor in Nigeria’s Digital Switch Over (DSO) from analogue to digital broadcast. ‘’Pinnacle Communications is on...

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Frogfoot embarks on an aggressive FTTH expansion programme

Frogfoot embarks on an aggressive FTTH expansion programme

November 27, 2018 • Online & Social, Southern AfricaComments Off on Frogfoot embarks on an aggressive FTTH expansion programme

Frogfoot Networks, a licensed open access fibre network provider and wholly-owned subsidiary of integrated ICT and connectivity provider Vox, extend plans to bring fibre to the home (FTTH) to an additional 14 000 homes in the Western Cape by April 2019....

Always On partners pass

Always On partners iPass

November 27, 2018 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Always On partners iPass

Consumer Wifi provider, Always On has partnered with global mobile connectivity provider, iPass in an international roaming agreement for a $20 a month uncapped and unlimited WIFI offer that can be accessed at over 100 million hotspots in more than 160...

Publiseer accepted to Singularity University's Global Startup Program

Publiseer expands to South Africa

November 26, 2018 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Publiseer expands to South Africa

  Publiseer has revealed on its Facebook page that it will be expanding to South Africa. Publiseer has also expanded into its neighbouring West African country Ghana, and East African country, Kenya. “When naming the platform, we brainstormed and...

Microsoft can tell you just how much time you spend on your device.

Microsoft launches phone usage tracker

November 26, 2018 • Online & SocialComments Off on Microsoft launches phone usage tracker

Microsoft is bringing a new location tracking feature to its Android launcher app. Microsoft recently launched the beta version of Launcher 5.1 which features a phone usage tracker. As smartphones are further being integrated into nearly every aspect of our...

WeChat recently partnered with InterContinental to open a smart hotel in Shanghai.

The WeChat hotel experience of the future

November 25, 2018 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on The WeChat hotel experience of the future

WeChat recently partnered with InterContinental to open a smart hotel in Shanghai. What makes this hotel “smart” is that users can book rooms, check-in remotely, and use their phones as key cards – all on the WeChat app and without any help...

Google's Duplex AI starts rolling out to Pixel phones

Google’s Duplex AI starts rolling out to Pixel phones

November 25, 2018 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Google’s Duplex AI starts rolling out to Pixel phones

In May 2018, at the Google I/O developer conference Google announced the Google Duplex – a new technology feature behind, Google’s assistant. Ever since, users have been anticipating the roll out of the Google Duplex-powered calls. As Google already...

Amazon confirms exposing customer email addresses

November 23, 2018 • Online & Social, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Amazon confirms exposing customer email addresses

On Wednesday, 21 November, online retailer Amazon announced that a website glitch accidentally exposed names and email addresses of some of the e-commerce giant’s customers. According to the company, there was no breach of Amazon systems or its website,...

Top mobile tips for the Festive Season

Takealot takes massive strain this Black Friday

November 23, 2018 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Takealot takes massive strain this Black Friday

Takealot’s website and mobile app has been taking strain this Black Friday. The online retailer is facing technical issues for the second year in a row during its Takealot Blue Dot Sale. After opening its sale just after midnight, on 23 November 2018,...

FreshPhone launches app aimed at replacing traditional home phone

November 22, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on FreshPhone launches app aimed at replacing traditional home phone

South Africa’s FreshPHONE has introduced a free mobile application it says could replace the traditional home phone. The app enables customers to manage all their home phone calls seamlessly on their mobile phones, paying only for calls made. Customers...

Simple tips to protect yourself this Black Friday

Simple tips to protect yourself this Black Friday

November 21, 2018 • Online & Social, SecurityComments Off on Simple tips to protect yourself this Black Friday

Black Friday is the biggest shopping day on the calendar, with a growing list of retailers offering greatly reduced prices on a range of products. As these great deals start to hit our TV screens, inboxes, and social media screens, Namola, the free mobile...

Skype calling now available on Alexa

November 21, 2018 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Skype calling now available on Alexa

If you’ve got an Amazon Echo device, you’d soon be able to call your friends and family on Skype via Alexa – no matter what device they are using. Microsoft, announced this week that Amazon’s Echo lineup will support basic calling on Skype;...

E-commerce

E-commerce may be just the kick-starter the South African economy needs

November 21, 2018 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on E-commerce may be just the kick-starter the South African economy needs

If companies want to succeed in the modern era, it is vital that they adopt technology such as e-commerce and data analytics. With Black Friday and Cyber Monday just around the corner, only a handful of South African companies have taken to the Internet to...

Kenyan brand, Huddah Cosmetics has been selected as the first social commerce merchant on Mula to launch the platform

Kenya: Cellulant and Facebook launch Africa’s first AR on Messenger

November 20, 2018 • East Africa, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya: Cellulant and Facebook launch Africa’s first AR on Messenger

As part of the roll-out programme, Kenyan brand Huddah Cosmetics, has been selected as the first social commerce merchant on Mula to launch the platform; leveraging on Facebook to provide a unique product discovery shopping experience for their customers....

Sky and Space Global - Dedicated to Connecting Africa

Sky and Space Global – Dedicated to Connecting Africa

November 20, 2018 • Online & Social, SponsoredComments (1)

  Sky and Space Global is dedicated to delivering reliable, cost-effective nanosatellite-based connectivity services that enable African communication service providers to instantly connect underserved rural and remote regions. Connecting remote and...

Black Friday tips: Safe shopping starts with awareness

Why online retailers can’t prevent Black Friday blackouts

November 20, 2018 • Online & SocialComments Off on Why online retailers can’t prevent Black Friday blackouts

Black Friday occurs globally on Friday 23 November and is widely considered the busiest shopping day of the year. As retailers beef up on security to control massive in-store crowds, online retailers are enhancing their systems to prevent infamous website...