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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 approximately $189. The co-founders of auction.co.za, William Miller and Renaldo [&hellip...

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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...

Vodacom's My Muze nears 1 milliom milestone

Vodacom’s My Muze nears 1 million milestone

June 8, 2019 • Online & SocialComments Off on Vodacom’s My Muze nears 1 million milestone

Since launching its new music gateway in April, Vodacom’s My Muze has rapidly established itself as a leader in South Africa’s digital music scene. Providing streamed and download access to over 30 million songs, My Muze has attracted 1.3 million...

Egyptian operator deploys AI for unbanked subscribers.

fonYou opens office in Nigeria to deploy mobile money and fintech

June 6, 2019 • Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on fonYou opens office in Nigeria to deploy mobile money and fintech

fonYou announced a new office in Nigeria, where more than 30 million new mobile subscribers are expected to come online by 2025. With 190 million people, Nigeria has the largest population of any country in Africa. According to the GSMA, Nigeria has a mobile...

Uber acts to foster a community of mutual respect

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...

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...