InterNations recently launched a new mobile app that is destined to make life easier for expats: connecting and messaging with other international people, joining events in 390 cities around the world and sharing personal photos with the community can now all be done on the move via the InterNations...
BlackBerry Limited revealed at CES 2016 a partnership with Sharecare, a digital health and wellness engagement platform, to provide consumers with better and more secure insights into their health. Over 41 million people have shared more than 6 billion data points about their health status and habits with Sharecare, which...
The Vodafone Group announced on Tuesday 5 September 2017 that the company's subsidiary, Vodafone International, plans to sell 90 million shares, or a 5.2 percent stake, in South Africas' Vodacom Group at R165 ($13)  per ordinary share. The shares will be sold through an accelerated bookbuilding process and will...
Samsung has launched a solar-powered internet school. The move is part of Samsung's citizenship programme, which seeks to bring educational content and classrooms to towns based in rural areas. Samsung Ghana has a vision of reaching over 2.5 million students based in Africa by 2015. The initiative primarily focuses on...
Touted as the first technology hub in Zimbabwe, the planned launch of Hypercube in November is expected to strengthen the country’s technology ecosystem. In a release sent to the media, on behalf of Taps Murove, Operations Manager, Hypercube Technology Trust, the organisers behind the project stated that in recent years,...
Check Point Software, a provider of cyber-security solutions globally, is bringing together top industry thought leaders at Check Point Experience (CPX) in Johannesburg today. As the African enterprises and governments are an increasing target for cybercriminals, Check Point continues to invest and grow its team throughout the continent. Even though...
Google Nigeria hosted small and medium business entrepreneurs at an event aimed at demonstrating how the web and its internet-based products are positively impacting local businesses. The event which held at the VCP hotel in Lagos was tagged #GrowwithGoogle, and featured local start-ups that have been taking advantage of the...
Many industries are under increasing pressure to become more competitive and efficient in order to remain profitable and viable. As part of their digitisation strategies, companies are looking at edge computing in industrial spaces to drive better real-time decisions and possibly even control industrial processes. This has led to...
South African smartphone sales had a prosperous 2018, except for the fourth quarter. In terms of units sold, South African smartphone sales increased by 7.2 percent in 2018. This is according to figures from the GfK South African smartphone sales report. This equates to an estimated value growth of 13.5...
The South African gaming scene has gained popularity and attention from international investments as well as the world’s top tech investors thanks to a local eSport platform. The South African gaming startup, Gaming Battle Ground (GBG) pitched to investors at the EIG Expo Startup Launch Pad which took place...
Spanning 54 countries, Africa is a powerhouse in the world of natural resources and innovation. And despite the social and political issues the continent faces, there's no doubt that it's on track to see an abundance of opportunities to grow in the coming years. Here is a quick look at...
Mahindra Comviva announced the debut of its connectMoney Service Manager. The announcement is part of a deal with Zimbabwe operator Econet Wireless. As a part of the deployment of connectMoney Service Manager, Econet Wireless has issued MasterCard debit cards that are essentially linked to the EcoCash Wallet. According to the...
A survey of mobile phone usage in five African countries has delivered startling findings on the rise of Internet access via phones, the potential demise of Nokia and the continued appeal of BlackBerry. The Mobile Africa 2015 study, conducted by mobile surveying company GeoPoll and World Wide Worx, surveyed 3...
Uber has announced that it will be rolling out the Incident Response Team (IRT) call-back line to all Sub-Saharan cities where Uber operates. In March 2018, Uber in South Africa announced this safety and security improvement for safety-related matters which connects riders with Uber’s dedicated IRT within minutes. The call-back...
MTN Group has invited over 219 million customers across Africa and the Middle East to join hands with the company in a 3-month campaign, starting 1 December, to raise funds for a “United Against Ebola” initiative. In response an appeal from the African Union (AU), MTN and other leading companies...
Kenya's ICT bill will be tabled in parliament as soon as the house business resumes, Kenyan Broadcsting Coproration said today. Information and Communications Minister Samuel Poghisio says the bill seeks to harmonize the law and policy in the ICT industry, which is the fastest growing industry in the country. Poghisio says...
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