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Uganda: African Bank Funds Internet Project

September 18, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Uganda: African Bank Funds Internet Project

THE African Development Bank Group has approved $14.5 million (Shs25.3 billion) loan under its private sector window to the East African Submarine Cable System...

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Vista attacked by 13-year-old virus

September 18, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Vista attacked by 13-year-old virus

A batch of laptops pre-installed with Windows Vista Home Premium was found to have been infected with a 13-year-old boot sector virus. Those of you with a long memory will vividly recall the year 1994: Nirvana’s lead singer Kurt Cobain died, South...

Microsoft-ish Blue Monster tipple for techies

September 18, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Microsoft-ish Blue Monster tipple for techies

South African winery gets coverage in the Financial Times, by putting a cartoon on the bottle Hugh MacLeod, a British cartoonist who has become famous for drawing on the back of business cards, has been scooped by the Financial Times, which reports: Microsoft...

Video: Former Ebay President makes movies that make change.

September 7, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Video: Former Ebay President makes movies that make change.

Jeff Skoll made his fortune as the first president of eBay. Now he’s spending it at the movies. His company, Participant Productions, makes entertaining, issues-driven films that inspire real change — Murderball, Syriana, An Inconvenient Truth...

Apple Unveils iPod touch

September 7, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Apple Unveils iPod touch

Apple® today introduced the new iPod® touch featuring Apple’s revolutionary multi-touch user interface that enables users to find and enjoy all of their music, videos and more on its gorgeous widescreen display with just the touch of a finger. First...

South Africa’s Telkom SA in talks with Vodafone, MTN on assets sale

September 7, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa’s Telkom SA in talks with Vodafone, MTN on assets sale

South African telecommunications concern Telkom SA Ltd., which is considering the sale of assets as part of the ongoing review of its mobile strategy, Monday said it is in discussions with Vodafone Group PLC and MTN Group Ltd. (MTN.JO). “No decisions...

IBM, Business Partners, DTI and IFC Launch Web Portal to Help Fuel Growth of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in South Africa

September 7, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on IBM, Business Partners, DTI and IFC Launch Web Portal to Help Fuel Growth of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in South Africa

Business Partners, International Finance Corporation (IFC) a member of the World Bank Group, and the Department of Trade and Industry, have come together to provide South Africa’s budding entrepreneurs, small and medium enterprises with a free Web-based...

Online advertising (free)

September 7, 2007 • Top StoriesComments (3)

Online advertising and Internet marketing that gives your information higher search relevance. This new wiki web 2.0 online advertising and Internet marketing portal allows users to place free web pages. Its smart programming puts the information at higher...

Gateway Broadcast Services selects MagnaQuest for its DTH

September 7, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Gateway Broadcast Services selects MagnaQuest for its DTH

MagnaQuest Technologies Pvt Ltd (MagnaQuest), a global Customer Management and Billing solution provider, announced that its flagship product MQSubscribe has been chosen by Gateway Broadcast Services (GTV), Africa for launching their DTH services...

VMware advances hosted computing services

September 7, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on VMware advances hosted computing services

Local VMware distributor, Workgroup, recently announced the local launch of the VMware Service Provider Program (VSPP), which allows hosting providers such as Web hosting services, telecommunications companies and outsourcing businesses to bring to market new...

Novell Sentinel 6 available through Workgroup

September 7, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Novell Sentinel 6 available through Workgroup

JOHANNESBURG August 26, 2007 Workgroup has announced the local availability of Novell’s Sentinel 6, Novell’s security information and event management solution. This latest version offers new capabilities for automating real-time monitoring of the...

Countdown to Panda’s new retail solutions launch

September 7, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Countdown to Panda’s new retail solutions launch

Panda Security will be launching its new 2008 consumer product line comprising Panda Antivirus 2008, Panda Antivirus+Firewall 2008 and Panda Internet Security 2008 in South Africa at Futurex Cape Town (26-28 September). The new solutions have a far greater...

East Africa: Region Gets Standards Internet Portal

September 6, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on East Africa: Region Gets Standards Internet Portal

LACK of communication and harmonisation of standards amongst the five East Africa countries has been sighted as one of the major hindrances to trade development in the region. This brought about mistrust and at certain occasion hindered market access and...

Google Hides Flight Simulator In Earth

September 6, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Google Hides Flight Simulator In Earth

Google hid an Easter egg so well it wasn’t found until nearly Labor Day, in South Africa, where I’m not even sure if they have Labor Day. Doesn’t matter, it’s not really an Easter egg, either, it’s a flight simulator tucked...

Nokia and Microsoft to Deliver Windows Live Services to Millions of Mobile Customers

September 6, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Nokia and Microsoft to Deliver Windows Live Services to Millions of Mobile Customers

Nokia, the world’s largest mobile device manufacturer, and Microsoft Corp., a global leader in online communications and communities, have joined together to provide customers with a new suite of Windows Live™ services specifically designed for Nokia...

Video: Will Wright makes Toys that make worlds

August 22, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Video: Will Wright makes Toys that make worlds

In a friendly, high-speed presentation, Will Wright demos his newest game, Spore, which promises to dazzle users even more than his previous masterpieces. Here Wright encourages users to create not households, as in The Sims, or cities, as in SimCity, but the...