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Bolt to launch food delivery service in South Africa

Taxify rebrands to ‘Bolt’

March 7, 2019 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Taxify rebrands to ‘Bolt’

Taxify, the ride-hailing platform has announced on Thursday, 07 March 2019 that it is changing its name to Bolt and introducing a new logo. “Taxify launched five years ago with a mission to make urban transportation more convenient and affordable,” says Markus Villig, CEO and co-founder of Bolt. “Our first product was a taxi dispatch [&hellip...

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Uber launches healthcare cover for driver-partners

New app empowers HIV-positive children and healthcare workers

March 7, 2019 • Healthcare, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on New app empowers HIV-positive children and healthcare workers

Keep A Child Alive and Zoë-Life, in collaboration with the Qualcomm Wireless Reach Initiative, launched the KidzAlive Talk Tool App, an innovative mobile health solution that equips healthcare workers to provide age-appropriate HIV education to children and...

Jumia pens deal with smartphone maker Xiaomi

Jumia pens deal with smartphone maker Xiaomi

March 6, 2019 • East Africa, Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Jumia pens deal with smartphone maker Xiaomi

Nigerian e-commerce platform, Jumia has announced a partnership with Chinese smartphone maker, Xiaomi. With this partnership, Jumia will open the Mi, Xiaomi’s flagship phone brand, official store on its platform giving access to customers across 14...

Is it safe to donate money on Facebook?

Is it safe to donate money on Facebook?

March 5, 2019 • Online & Social, SponsoredComments Off on Is it safe to donate money on Facebook?

Have you heard about or seen Facebook birthday causes? Where does someone ask their friends to donate to a cause of their choice instead of buying them a gift? This can be done either through their profile, or a user can create a page in order to make the...

BitCo launches Fibre-to-the-Home on the Openserve Network

BitCo launches Fibre-to-the-Home on the Openserve Network

March 4, 2019 • Online & Social, Southern AfricaComments Off on BitCo launches Fibre-to-the-Home on the Openserve Network

Internet Service Provider, BitCo has announced that their uncapped Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) services are now available on the Openserve network. The company launched their FTTH offering, BitCo Home, in October 2018 which has since been available on the...

Dineplan app wins ‘Most Innovative Tech Solution’ award

March 2, 2019 • Online & Social, Southern AfricaComments Off on Dineplan app wins ‘Most Innovative Tech Solution’ award

South Africa’s first instant restaurant booking app took first place as the Most Innovative Tech Solution in the Food and Beverage Industry at the Cape Town Experiences Magazine Awards 2019. The free mobile app, launched in February last year, allows users...

South Africans can now stream local content for free

March 1, 2019 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africans can now stream local content for free

Africa is currently undergoing a broadcasting revolution. The astronomical rise of Over-The-Top (OTT) content, Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) and Video On Demand (VOD) services has already wrought major changes throughout the film and television...

Mobile ad fraud and what you can do about it

Tips for choosing the right tech for mobile app development

February 27, 2019 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Tips for choosing the right tech for mobile app development

Speed to market is the key ingredient to sustaining a competitive advantage. In the app development world, choosing the right mobile technology stack could mean the difference between success and failure. If one wants to create a highly functional mobile app...

MainOne, Facebook roll out open-access fibre network in Nigeria

MainOne, Facebook roll out open-access fibre network in Nigeria

February 26, 2019 • Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on MainOne, Facebook roll out open-access fibre network in Nigeria

MainOne has announced a partnership with Facebook to roll out a metro fibre infrastructure project in two states of Nigeria. The infrastructure collaboration is part of Facebook’s efforts to connect more people to broadband internet. As part of this...

The 2019 budget speech tops this week’s Google searches

February 22, 2019 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on The 2019 budget speech tops this week’s Google searches

South Africans generated more than 100 000 search queries for “Budget speech 2019” as Minister Tito Mboweni presented his plans for government spending this year. South Africans searched Google for the salient details and highlights of the finance...

Watch out for phoney Facebook logins

Watch out for phoney Facebook logins

February 19, 2019 • Online & Social, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Watch out for phoney Facebook logins

Phishers are using a new tactic to get your Facebook login details: copycat single sign-on login windows. A plethora of third-party websites use single sign-on, or SSO, to let you log in with your Facebook details. This way your Facebook login is used as a...

South Africa: Cell C to bring public access Internet hotspots in the Free State

UBA, Google rollout Wifi hotspots in Nigeria

February 14, 2019 • Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on UBA, Google rollout Wifi hotspots in Nigeria

The United Bank for Africa (UBA) has collaborated with Google and ISP partner to launch Google Station in 11 UBA branches in Lagos State as part of plans to roll out 200 stations in the country. Google Station, a platform for providing free, high-speed Wi-Fi...

Cell C unveils enhanced MediaPlay

Students get the best in connectivity with Cell C’s MediaPlay

February 14, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Students get the best in connectivity with Cell C’s MediaPlay

The first month of university for South African students has kicked off and with it, students will begin to feel the effects of the high cost of education. While students have always struggled to afford basic necessities, today’s generation faces more...

How to make more followers on Instagram easily?

Fears of an internet shutdown on the rise in Nigeria

February 13, 2019 • Features, Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Fears of an internet shutdown on the rise in Nigeria

With less than a week until the Nigerian election, there are mounting fears that access to the internet and social media services could soon be restricted. The run-up to the vote, which will be held on February 16th, has been plagued by rumours that there are...

Data rollover is now free for FNB Connect customers

February 12, 2019 • Finance, Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Data rollover is now free for FNB Connect customers

After months of speculation, FNB has finally unveiled their soon-to-be-released mobile offering under the FNB Connect. FNB has announced that its customers who use FNB Connect can now benefit from free data rollover and data transfer, in addition to the...

Apple and Google’s feud continues

February 9, 2019 • Online & SocialComments Off on Apple and Google’s feud continues

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...