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On Wednesday 1 November 2017 MySidekick, a Stellenbosch based Tech Start-up, announced that they have released a new app which acts as a shopping application that hunts down deals for you while you shop. The app acts as a personal shopping assistant by using your location to identify all the...
On Monday 30 October 2017, the Slide app was officially launched in South Africa. The app works as South Africa very own version of Venmo, one of the US’s most successful payment platforms owned by PayPal that processes $25 billion in person to person payments annually. The Slide app,...
Snapchat, the photo and video sharing social media platform, announced yesterday on their website that their latest update will allow users to create group stories. The update comes as the Los Angeles based company looks to stay ahead of other social media platforms such as Instagram. As other platforms continue...
The Ethiopian government has partially blocked internet access in the country following the spread of violence across the country. According to a report by Quartz, citizens have been unable to reliably reach social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube since Tuesday, 12 December 2017. There has been unrest...
The online payment company, PayPal, has stated that it has finalised its plans to offer its services to ten new countries this week. The move will allow countries like Nigeria to use the facility as an alternate option in order to make payment via Personal Computers or mobile devices. Rupert...
Earlier this week, Apple disabled Facebook and Google’s internal applications after privacy violations were revealed, leaving Google and Facebook employees at a standstill for key operations. However, on Thursday, February 7, Apple widened its privacy feud with tech giants, blocking Google from running its internally built iOS apps, an apparent...
MainOne, a Data Center company, has announced the release of a new interconnect service for carriers, enterprises and ISPs called Open-Connect. Open-Connect is a service that facilitates improved interconnection, collaboration and peering within the MDXi Lekki data center and the Internet Exchange. The announcement comes after the finalisation of a...
The mobile internet sector in Africa is developing rapidly, with smartphones becoming much more affordable and growing in popularity. Jumia has taken advantage of this with a mobile app that allows an increasing number of Africans to access the e-commerce platform wherever they are. The number of mobile subscriptions in...
Microsoft has officially ended all support for its Microsoft Edge Legacy desktop application - this means that it will no longer receive security updates. "Last August, we announced that Microsoft Edge Legacy desktop application support would end on March 9 2021 as part of this transition to the new Microsoft Edge,"...
Microsoft Teams has exploded in popularity since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent remote work exodus. Hundreds of thousands of people have brought their offices home with them, and with that, they've turned to Microsoft Teams. The platform has very quickly become the leader in remote teamwork in...
Social networking giant Twitter has unveiled the roll-out of two new services: group messaging and a new mobile video experience. According to Twitter, the following features will be available in Africa as well as globally once the roll-out commences. Converse with a group, privately According to Twitter: "Private conversations on Twitter...
Facebook has launched its latest eCommerce feature - Shops - which will enable businesses to set up an online store for customers to access across Facebook and Instagram. The company says that it is investing in features that inspire people to shop and make buying and selling online easier. This...
The youth in Ghana have resorted to using fake online identities to make a living, this is according to a report by Africa News. With a per capita income of just $1 700 per year and the unemployment rate at its highiest, some have turned to cybercrime to stay afloat. Africa News...
South African bank Absa has unveiled a branch that helps clients step into the future. The new “Branch of Tomorrow, Today” is located at Clearwater Mall, just outside Johannesburg. In ensuring that the customer’s voice remains the driving force behind banking initiatives, Absa will use this branch as a test lab to develop...
Sprint announced the opening of a Johannesburg, South Africa Point of Presence (PoP), further adding to Sprint's extensive global Wireline backbone network. Sprint's existing relationship with CMC Networks, a Pan Africa provider, has been extended to incorporate the operation of the Johannesburg PoP to enhance Sprint's global Tier 1...
Google announced its annual Zeitgeist, a look at 2015 through the collective eyes of the world on the web, offering a unique perspective on the year's major events and hottest trends based on searches conducted in South Africa and globally. "Zeitgeist" means "the spirit of the times." At the end...
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