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Clientèle launches multi-purposes platform

Clientèle launches multi-purposes platform

January 19, 2019 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Clientèle launches multi-purposes platform

Clientèle Limited has announced the launch of Clientèle App for policyholders and provides them with a platform to redeem Clientèle Rewards as well as allows them to claim, view their policies, premiums and payments, manage their policies 24 hours a day, and see their current Clientèle Rewards savings. Once downloaded, the app incurs no data [&hellip...

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Spotify preinstalled on all Samsung mobile devices

Spotify “Car View” makes jamming out safer while you drive

January 18, 2019 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Spotify “Car View” makes jamming out safer while you drive

Spotify has been testing a “Driving Mode” since 2017. Now it is making this feature more widely available as “Car View” to make navigating through your music while driving easier and safer. Spotify has already been integrated into navigational...

MUST SEE: Africa’s most popular video streaming sites

MUST SEE: Africa’s most popular video streaming sites

January 17, 2019 • Lists, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on MUST SEE: Africa’s most popular video streaming sites

Despite the major infrastructural challenges that Africa faces – such as low connectivity and the high cost of data, the number of video streaming platforms active in Africa has exploded over the past few years as the continent responded to the global...

Android gets Twitter's reverse-chronological feed

Android gets Twitter’s reverse-chronological feed

January 16, 2019 • Online & SocialComments Off on Android gets Twitter’s reverse-chronological feed

Android, we got you. Starting today, tap ✨ to switch between latest and top Tweets. pic.twitter.com/7rXo3BNEJ6 — Twitter (@Twitter) January 15, 2019 After bringing back the reverse-chronological timeline to iOS in December, Twitter is doing the same for...

Instagram rolls out multiple account feature

January 12, 2019 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Instagram rolls out multiple account feature

To simplify the lives for multi-Instagram account owners, the company has begun rolling out a new feature that lets ‘grammers posts their pics to multiple accounts simultaneously. In a recent interview with TechCrunch, a company spokesperson stated that...

FNB and The Entertainer help customers make their money go further

FNB and The Entertainer help customers make their money go further

January 11, 2019 • Finance, Online & Social, Southern AfricaComments Off on FNB and The Entertainer help customers make their money go further

First National Bank (FNB) announced its partnership with The Entertainer, a lifestyle app that gives users access to two-for-one discounted offers at various restaurants, beauty salons, health & fitness facilities and hotels. To take advantage of the...

Vox broadens fibre-to-the-home network with new partnership

Vox broadens fibre-to-the-home network with new partnership

January 11, 2019 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Vox broadens fibre-to-the-home network with new partnership

Integrated ICT and infrastructure provider Vox has announced its partnership with Netstream and SA Digital Villages as it works on broadening the reach and availability of its fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) offerings. In addition to using its own fibre...

Chrome’s ad-block rolls out in June

Chrome’s ad-block rolls out in June

January 10, 2019 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Chrome’s ad-block rolls out in June

Google joined the Coalition for Better Ads after their Standards for North America and Europe were published in March 2017 in an attempt to help its Chrome browser in the fight against disruptive advertising. Chrome’s product team have announced that...

Publiseer to partner Google Play Book and expand to Egypt

January 10, 2019 • East Africa, Online & Social, West AfricaComments Off on Publiseer to partner Google Play Book and expand to Egypt

Nigeria’s digital publishing company, Publiseer, is set to partner with Google Play Books, to support Google’s digital book distribution service in fulfilling the publishing requests it receives in Africa. “We met Phyllis via the Google Ally...

Mark Zuckerberg unveils 2019 tech forums

January 9, 2019 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Mark Zuckerberg unveils 2019 tech forums

On Tuesday, 8 January 2019, Facebook Chief Executive, Mark Zuckerberg unveiled a host of public forums on how technology can better serve society. According to a blogpost, Zuckerberg says he will host a discussion every few weeks — some with tech leaders...

Try: New South African Internet speed test website

Check your internet speed on a new South African website

January 8, 2019 • Online & Social, Southern AfricaComments Off on Check your internet speed on a new South African website

A new South African speed test platform – hosted at Speedtest.co.za – has been launched to give local Internet users an accurate performance assessment of their Internet connection. Speedtest.co.za is powered by MyBroadband and uses the same speed...

Pay for goods and services using Virgin Money app

January 8, 2019 • Online & Social, RetailComments Off on Pay for goods and services using Virgin Money app

With recent developments in consumer and trade focused financial technology, Virgin Money has joined the cashless trend in introducing an app that allows users to pay for goods and services. Virgin Money Spot, the digital peer-to-peer (P2P) payment app that...

France set to tax digital giants in 2019

January 2, 2019 • Company News, Online & SocialComments Off on France set to tax digital giants in 2019

France will push ahead with its own tax on large internet and technology GAFA companies (Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon) from January 1, Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Monday, as the European Union struggles to finalise a new EU-wide levy. While...

Facebook’s growing momentum in Africa (Infographic)

Facebook’s growing momentum in Africa (Infographic)

January 2, 2019 • Online & Social, Southern AfricaComments Off on Facebook’s growing momentum in Africa (Infographic)

2018 saw Facebook grow its momentum and step up its investment in Africa. Today, more than 139 million people across Sub-Saharan Africa come to Facebook every month, of which nearly 98% come back on mobile. Have a look at our infographic to see our year in...

Facebook commits to growing Africa's technology start-up ecosystem

Facebook Messenger rolls out new camera features

December 20, 2018 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Facebook Messenger rolls out new camera features

Facebook Messenger has a lot of features baked into it, and now it’s getting a couple more, along with some changes to Stickers. The social media platform has confirmed that Messenger is getting a new selfie mode, along with support for the looping video...

Instagram introduces voice messaging feature

December 17, 2018 • Online & SocialComments Off on Instagram introduces voice messaging feature

Instagram has joined social media networks including Facebook, WhatsApp, Voxer in rolling out voice messaging to it’s app. Considering that Facebook is the parent company of both WhatsApp and Instagram, it may come as a surprise that the latter...