Technology firm HP has announced the acquisition of smartphone pioneer, Palm, at a price of $1.2 billion. “Palm’s innovative operating system provides an ideal platform to expand HP’s mobility strategy and create a unique HP experience spanning multiple mobile connected devices”, said Todd Bradley, executive vice president, Personal Systems Group,...
Late last year a rumour speculating that the green ID book was no longer accepted surfaced. This was later confirmed as a hoax. Have you got your new Smart ID Card yet? Now you can apply for your new ID at your nearest bank branch. Although the green ID book...
The African continent is buzzing with potential. Rich in natural resources, a hardworking population, and huge gaps and opportunities for anyone who wants to succeed in business. Yes there are challenges, but there is also huge potential for growth in almost any sector. Based no Forbes' list, we have compiled Africa's top...
While MTN is Africa's largest mobile phone network provider, how does it stack up to the competition? While MTN is a native to Africa, most of the continent's big players are rooted around the globe with parent companies in different countries. 1. Vodafone A star in the UK, Vodafone also has...
Kenyans have been introduced to their very first casino mobile application on Android phones. Rambo Resource Ltd together with the Licensing Board in Kenya announced the launch of GameMania. The app allows mobile users to enjoy online slots machines on the go for free or with no deposit bonuses. The...
VIDEO gaming giant, Capcom has appointed Nu Metro Interactive as the sole distributor of its titles in South Africa. The agreement is effective immediately and will see Nu Metro Interactive distribute, sale and market Capcom’s releases in this territory. It was announced that Nu Metro Interactive will launch the distribution...
MTN has unveiled Night Express internet bundles. According to MTN, for a monthly subscription from as low as R10, MTN prepaid subscribers will receive 100MB worth of data bundles to use to surf the Internet and connect to social media platforms. This data is valid for a period of 30...
Students are in constant need of a device that is affordable and can handle all the workload. There are a variety of laptops available on the market, and picking the right machine that is capable of delivering can sometimes prove to be a challenge. Depending on the course you are...
Africa has always been viewed as a continent that isn’t very connected in terms of internet speeds and the number of users - compared to other parts of the world. Research done by Net Index has reaffirmed this belief, and while Africa has some pretty impressive average internet speeds,...
International technology media would have the world believe that Africa is a continent that struggles to hold its own in terms of innovation, development and production – let alone in the development of video game titles. However, there are a good number of individuals and companies that have taken the world by...
Google will have to cough up green after their Chrome browser was breached. A Russian student walked away with $60 000 after hacking Chrome from a fully-patched Windows 7 64-bit PC. This follows Google’s offer of prize money to anyone capable of exploiting any browser vulnerabilities. Sergey Glazunov, a Russian university student,...
In a bid to compete with arch-rival Oracle, SAP has agreed to acquire business software maker, Sybase for $6 billion dollars. This deal is slightly less than SAP's 1998 takeover of Business Objects for $6.8 billion. In terms of the Sybase deal, SAP will pay $65 a share – marking...
Although the petrol price is on the steady decline and inflation has settled, exorbitant mobile data costs is still a problem. Many people have taken to social media over the past few months to rise up against ridiculous spikes in data bundles around South Africa. The #DataMustFall movement was aimed...
The newly appointed CEO at eFive Telecoms confirmed that the financial discussions for the 10,000-kilometre South Atlantic Express (SAex) cable are in advanced stages. The cable will connect South Africa with Brazil, and is said to cost around R3 billion. “I am pleased to advise that the vendor selection process...
Ghana's Interbank Payment and Settlement Systems (GhIPSS) has launched an internet payment gateway to enable holders of domestic Automated Teller Machine (ATM) cards to make payments and purchases online. The launch of the ‘gh-link e-Commerce’ is set to promote e-commerce and promote the creation of jobs as various services are...
Microsoft Corp. on Wednesday unveiled the 4Afrika Advisory Council, an external board of advisers tasked with guiding strategic investments undertaken by the Microsoft 4Afrika Initiative across the continent and ensuring 4Afrika is closely aligned to broad African development goals. His Excellency Benjamin Mkapa, former president of the United Republic...
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