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SA consumers living it up in the cloud

July 26, 2012 • Online & SocialComments Off on SA consumers living it up in the cloud

A newly released Microsoft MSN poll reveals that more than half of average consumers of the Internet use more than one computing device every day – and are increasingly turning to the cloud to help access and share their important files. The poll, which drew from more than 10 500 respondents in 15 countries, including South [&hellip...

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Google+ and YouTube to livestream Olympics in Kenya

July 20, 2012 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Google+ and YouTube to livestream Olympics in Kenya

The stage is set for the 30th Olympics in London from 27th July to 12th August. Kenyans are waiting in anticipation for the gold medals their national team will be bringing in and to them showing their prowess in the usual 1-2-3 style. Through Google+ and...

Google launches SMS Gmail in Africa

July 19, 2012 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (2)

Search engine and mail host Google has launched a text-based version of their hugely popular Gmail email service, which is specifically aimed at users in Africa who do not necessarily have access to a constant or stable connection to the Internet. The new...

Africa clicks together as Madiba dominates social networks

July 18, 2012 • Online & SocialComments Off on Africa clicks together as Madiba dominates social networks

Social networks and online media sites have been inundated with messages of best wishes and goodwill to former South African President, Nelson Mandela, on his 94th birthday. Messages were sent from all over the world from celebrities, institutions,...

Dot Africa marks continents own domain name

July 17, 2012 • Online & SocialComments (1)

A Capital FM report from Nairobi says Africa stands to get its own Internet domain name, dot Africa, in the next 18 months. This follows an intensive adjudication and evaluation process by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)...

Marissa Mayer is Yahoo’s new CEO

July 17, 2012 • Online & SocialComments Off on Marissa Mayer is Yahoo’s new CEO

Struggling search engine Yahoo announced that former Google employee Marissa Mayer has been appointed to the position of CEO. Her appointment marks the third CEO that the company has had in just over a year. “I am honored and delighted to lead Yahoo!,...

Facebook is monitoring your chats right now

July 13, 2012 • Online & SocialComments Off on Facebook is monitoring your chats right now

According to a report, social networking site Facebook and other websites are monitoring users’ online chats and then scanning them for criminal activities or conversations. Once any suspicious behavior is detected, the company will notify the police and...

Twitter not filing for IPO anytime soon

July 13, 2012 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Twitter not filing for IPO anytime soon

In light of social network Facebook’s recent IPO filing, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo said that he is under no pressure to do the same with the micro-blogging site. “We are going to remain private as long as we want. I like being private for all sorts of...

Hackers gain access to Yahoo user IDs

July 12, 2012 • Online & SocialComments Off on Hackers gain access to Yahoo user IDs

Search engine Yahoo has revealed that the hacker group D33DS gained access to its systems and compromised approximately 400 000 user IDs. Security firm Trustedsec confirmed that the hacking originated from Yahoo’s Voices, a user-generated section of the...

Portal adds value to education drive in Tanzania

July 10, 2012 • Online & SocialComments Off on Portal adds value to education drive in Tanzania

Schools across Tanzania stand to benefit from a recently introduced information portal, Soma Tanzania, claim online reports. The portal was launched at the 36th Dar es Salaam International Trade Fair (DITF) by Managing Director Rutalemwa Peter. The...

Africa perfectly poised to gain from digital tuition

July 3, 2012 • Online & SocialComments Off on Africa perfectly poised to gain from digital tuition

The library at Monash University South Africa, the local campus representing Australia’s Monash University, houses 417,000 electronic monographs or e-books available on platforms, the largest source of information of this kind in Africa. The library...

CNA South Africa launches e-commerce offering

June 26, 2012 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on CNA South Africa launches e-commerce offering

CNA SA has revamped its existing website (www.cna.co.za) where consumers can now purchase games, movies, music, books and more using their Edgars or Jet account card. David Gibbons, Edcon’s e-Commerce Executive who is spearheading the group’s online...

Naspers Internet head dies

June 25, 2012 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Naspers Internet head dies

Antonie Roux, the head of MIH and Naspers’ Internet operations, has died. A Media24 report said Roux passed away on Sunday in Germany following cancer surgery. His career at Naspers spanned twenty years. At the time of his passing, Roux had established...

Absa opens technology test branch

June 20, 2012 • Online & SocialComments (1)

South African bank Absa has unveiled a branch that helps clients step into the future. The new “Branch of Tomorrow, Today” is located at Clearwater Mall, just outside Johannesburg. In ensuring that the customer’s voice remains the driving force...

Twitter goes Gaga over possible concert announcement

June 15, 2012 • Online & SocialComments (2)

South African concert promoter Big Concerts revealed on micro-blogging site Twitter that they will be making a big announcement on Monday, but it seems as if some eager fans have beaten the company to the punch. After a series of tweets about the possible...

Top Ten Twitter responses to Steers debacle

June 14, 2012 • Online & SocialComments (2)

South African fast-food restaurant chain Steers yesterday offered customers a rib burger for only R10 as part of their Wacky Wednesday promotion. But customers were quick to take to micro-blogging site Twitter to vent their anger and frustration when the...