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Uber to remove riders with bad feedback

June 6, 2019 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Uber to remove riders with bad feedback

Uber has announced a new quality system to remove riders with persistently bad feedback. Soon Uber will begin notifying a small number of riders who have consistently received bad feedback from drivers, that they must improve their behaviour or they could lose access to the Uber app. With this new policy, when Uber sees a [&hellip...

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Publiseer selected as one of the 100 most innovative African startups

Publiseer selected as one of the 100 most innovative African startups

June 3, 2019 • Online & Social, Startups, West AfricaComments Off on Publiseer selected as one of the 100 most innovative African startups

Africa Moves has announced the selection of 100 of the most innovative and promising African startups for the June 17-21 Africa Moves’ Summit in Tunisia. The selection was carefully made from a pool of over 1000 applications by a jury of experts. The jury...

Uber Eats launches in Soweto

Uber Eats launches in Soweto

June 1, 2019 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Uber Eats launches in Soweto

Uber has announced the launch of Uber Eats in Soweto. Making them the first international food delivery app to launch in Soweto, promising great tasting local food delivered at the press of a button in 35 mins or less. Locals from Jabulani, Pimville, Orlando...

Corporate Traveller rolls out chatbot service for South African customers

Corporate Traveller rolls out chatbot service for South African customers

May 31, 2019 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Corporate Traveller rolls out chatbot service for South African customers

Corporate Traveller is rolling out Smart Assistant Mobile app to its customers across South Africa. The travel chatbot Sam:] is programmed to keep travellers updated at all times, from weather updates at the destination to information on the traveller’s...

Facebook continues to train startups across Nigeria

Facebook continues to train startups across Nigeria

May 22, 2019 • Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Facebook continues to train startups across Nigeria

Facebook is celebrating a year since the doors of NG_Hub opened in Lagos. The company has further cemented its ambitions to train users across Nigeria in digital skills. Facebook released an infographic highlighting key milestones over the past year. Created...

A new ride-hailing app launches in South Africa

A new ride-hailing app launches in South Africa

May 16, 2019 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on A new ride-hailing app launches in South Africa

Ride-hailing app inDriver has launched in Johannesburg, with 3 000 new drivers already registered on the app. The bargain for a fair price taxi app, used by 22-million people across more than 200 cities, announced their launch with the addition of a new...

Skills and tech impacting South Africa's digital marketing performance

Skills and tech impacting South Africa’s digital marketing performance

May 16, 2019 • Online & Social, Southern AfricaComments Off on Skills and tech impacting South Africa’s digital marketing performance

A lack of digital skills, technology wherewithal and data-driven marketing is holding South Africa back from meaningful transformation into a globally competitive digital economy. Johan Walters, Managing Consultant at DQ&A, drew on the company’s...

Aerobotics, Agri SA partner to launch free satellite farming data

Aerobotics, Agri SA partner to launch free satellite farming data

May 15, 2019 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Aerobotics, Agri SA partner to launch free satellite farming data

AgriSA and Aerobotics have announced a partnership to provide South African farmers with access to free satellite farming data and the latest Aeroview In-Field Scouting Application. The advanced satellite data coupled with the latest crop scouting software...

Huawei to promote South African content with local app developers

Huawei to promote South African content with local app developers

May 14, 2019 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Huawei to promote South African content with local app developers

Huawei’s mobile app store, the Huawei AppGallery, will soon feature a multitude of apps and designs by local developers. Huawei AppGallery and Huawei Themes are pre-installed on all the latest Huawei and Honor devices. “South African consumers are...

Freedom Front Plus climbs up to the Top 3 most searched parties in the last day

SA Elections: FF Plus top 3 most searched parties in the last day

May 9, 2019 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on SA Elections: FF Plus top 3 most searched parties in the last day

Google search trends indicate that South Africans are impatient to know the results and are searching for more election-related information as the news trickles out. Below is a round-up of some of the top trending election-related searches on Google over the...

Kenyan podcast startup opens its first recording studio in Nairobi

Kenyan podcast startup opens its first recording studio in Nairobi

May 7, 2019 • East Africa, Online & SocialComments Off on Kenyan podcast startup opens its first recording studio in Nairobi

Kenyan audio production and podcast startup, PortableVoices has opened its first recording studio in Nairobi. The startup, which is focused on producing African spoken word entertainment will work with Kenyan podcasters to produce audio content for the...

Vodacom enters digital payments market

South African firm launches anti-virus app for ‘disappearing’ airtime

May 6, 2019 • Online & Social, Security, Southern AfricaComments Off on South African firm launches anti-virus app for ‘disappearing’ airtime

South African based company, RND Labs has launched ‘Guardian’ an app that aims to protect local mobile user’s from primarily overseas-based mobile fraudsters. Described by its developers as an ‘anti-virus app for airtime’;...

Cisco ushers in a new wireless era with Wi-Fi 6.

Cisco announces the new standard for Wi-Fi

April 30, 2019 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Cisco announces the new standard for Wi-Fi

Cisco has announced innovative solutions that help customers embrace a new age of wireless connectivity. Wi-Fi 6 (also known as 802.11ax), the new standard for Wi-Fi networks, is redefining what’s possible for businesses — powering a new era of...

AI-powered smart companion, rAInbow, recognised by UN

AI-powered smart companion, rAInbow, recognised by UN

April 22, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on AI-powered smart companion, rAInbow, recognised by UN

Sage has announced that AI-powered smart companion, rAInbow, has won a UNESCO (The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) Netexplo Award. Founding partner Sage Foundation worked with AI for Good and the Soul City Institute for...

Another food delivery app launches in South Africa

April 18, 2019 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Another food delivery app launches in South Africa

KAUAI, a company that operates under the multi-brand food group, Real Foods, launched its new app. “We’re seeing a growing trend of customers who don’t want to compromise on healthy eating, but that are also extremely busy and pressed for time. The new...

Facebook AI researchers create population density maps of Africa

Facebook AI researchers create population density maps of Africa

April 10, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, East Africa, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Facebook AI researchers create population density maps of Africa

Facebook is working closely with key non-profit and research partners to use artificial intelligence (AI) and big data to address large-scale social, health and infrastructure challenges in sub-Saharan Africa. These efforts range from rural electrification in...