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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 transportation modes and fair booking and enhances productivity for car hire companies. Users will be...

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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...

Google News Initiative Innovation Challenge applications now open in Africa

Google News Initiative Innovation Challenge applications now open in Africa

June 18, 2019 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Google News Initiative Innovation Challenge applications now open in Africa

The Google News Initiative (GNI) Innovation Challenge is now accepting application submissions from news organisations in the Middle East, Africa and Turkey. The organisations need to address increasing engagement with readers and/or exploring new business...

Jumia empowers Nigerian women through eCommerce

June 18, 2019 • Online & Social, Retail, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Jumia empowers Nigerian women through eCommerce

Nigeria’s online shopping platform, Jumia, is attempting to bridge the ever-increasing unemployment gap by empowering young women. The company launched its ‘Women & Youth Empowerment’ pilot programme in Yaba, Lagos on Friday, 14th June...

Cisco Collaboration gives AI boost to Jabber users

Cisco Collaboration gives AI boost to Jabber users

June 12, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Cisco Collaboration gives AI boost to Jabber users

Kicking off day 2 on Tuesday, 11 June at Cisco Live US 2019 currently taking place in San Diego, California, the company revealed that it is unifying its portfolio in a bid to improve user collaboration. It was announced that popular application Jabber will...

5 WordPress hosting features for high performance

5 WordPress hosting features for high performance

June 11, 2019 • Online & Social, SponsoredComments Off on 5 WordPress hosting features for high performance

Owners of high-performance websites drive more traffic. In turn, they generate higher profits. Many of these profitable websites operate on WordPress hosting. As a developer who uses WordPress, you need to find the best hosting providers that will assist you...

Facebook holds day of education for South Africa's young entrepreneurs

Facebook hosts day of education for South Africa’s young entrepreneurs

June 11, 2019 • Online & Social, Southern AfricaComments Off on Facebook hosts day of education for South Africa’s young entrepreneurs

More than 300 young entrepreneurs and marketers gathered on 8 June at the Sci-Bono Discovery Centre in Newtown, Johannesburg for Facebook’s Youth Enterprise and Skills Day in partnership with the Department of Small Business Development. The event aimed...

Cell C launches Whatsapp Boosta

Cell C launches Whatsapp Boosta

June 10, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Southern AfricaComments Off on Cell C launches Whatsapp Boosta

Cell C has launched Whatsapp Boosta, a promotional product available from 7 June to 31 August 2019. WhatsApp Boosta allows customers to boost their 1, 5 and 30-day data bundles with additional data to use exclusively on WhatsApp. Customers can enjoy the...

How to get a fibre line connected to your home

How to get a fibre line connected to your home

June 10, 2019 • Online & SocialComments Off on How to get a fibre line connected to your home

By now you’ve heard all the hype around fibre connectivity coming to your suburb. No doubt your neighbours and family are all talking about getting ‘hooked up’. Your teenage children are chomping at the bit to get ridiculously fast internet speeds and...

South African business travelers demanding digital solutions and hybrid support

South African business travelers demanding digital solutions and hybrid support

June 9, 2019 • Online & Social, Southern AfricaComments Off on South African business travelers demanding digital solutions and hybrid support

According to Travelport’s 2018 Digital Business Traveler Research, tech-savvy In the planning and booking phase, the study revealed that almost half (46 per cent) of business travelers have now used voice search to investigate items like flight times, hotel...