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Tech company takes on SONY over Blu-Ray

May 28, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Tech company takes on SONY over Blu-Ray

Sony Computer Entertainment is once again getting sued over technology used in their consoles. This time, the lawsuit pertains to the Blu-Ray technology. Californian company Target Technology has taken action against Sony who its technology is being used in the thin alloy film coating on Sony’s Blu-ray discs. The company has filled the lawsuit against...

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SA lawyer takes on MXit and blogging critics

May 28, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on SA lawyer takes on MXit and blogging critics

Reinhardt Buys, from the Internet law firm Buys Inc., has examined the attacked launched by politician Patricia de Lille, the leader of the Independent Democrats (ID) and provides a break down of the legal obligations placed on website owners regarding...

Mobile Commerce Becoming Reality in East Africa

May 28, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Mobile Commerce Becoming Reality in East Africa

Imagine this…you’re are stuck in a jam on your way to the Airport. Your mobile phones lights up and beeps with a message: ‘Flight to London delayed by 40 minutes. Confirmed seat 21A.Upgrade to First Class available. Confirm Yes/No.&#...

Telkom South Africa invests $6 million in Africa online

May 28, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Telkom South Africa invests $6 million in Africa online

Telkom South Africa, Africa’s biggest integrated communications company, is ready to invest $6.8 million to make Africa Online the leading Internet Service Provider on the whole continent. AFOL is currently the ISP with the largest footprint in...

Nigeria: Nigerian Firm in BT’s $20bn Deal

May 28, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Nigeria: Nigerian Firm in BT’s $20bn Deal

Sony Computer Entertainment is once again getting sued over technology used in their consoles. This time, the lawsuit pertains to the Blu-Ray technology. Californian company Target Technology has taken action against Sony who its technology is being used in...

Sony Turning PSP Into Mobile Phone

May 25, 2007 • Top StoriesComments (1)

This is going to turn the Sony PlayStation Portable into a mobile phone, that’s right, the PSP is now a phone too! The PSP is going to use wireless broadband to include video calls, voice calls, and messaging. Sony will be adding these features initially to...

IBM Announces New Tool Allowing Business Executives to Manage Security and Compliance

May 25, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on IBM Announces New Tool Allowing Business Executives to Manage Security and Compliance

IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced a new tool that will allow businesses to more easily create enforceable security policies. Secure Perspective enables organizations to create a customized security policy using non-technical language, so business leaders can...

BenQ steps up Mid East & Africa retail expansion drive

May 25, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on BenQ steps up Mid East & Africa retail expansion drive

BenQ, the global leader in digital lifestyle solutions, has stepped up its Middle East & Africa presence with the opening of its first exclusive retail outlet – BenQ Zone – located in the UAE. The 1,500 square feet store, in the heart of...

MTN Now Has More Subscribers in Nigeria Than South Africa

May 25, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on MTN Now Has More Subscribers in Nigeria Than South Africa

Nigeria now accounts for 13,384,000 of MTN’s 44,301,000 subscribers representing 30 per cent of it’s total subscriber base in 20 countries. According to the latest MTN Group results, as at March 31 2007, its Nigerian subscribers had surpassed...

Nokia responds to lawsuit

May 24, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Nokia responds to lawsuit

Espoo, Finland – Nokia today announced it has responded to the Qualcomm lawsuit filed in the Western District of Wisconsin on 2 April, 2007. Nokia remains confident that its products do not infringe either of the two Qualcomm patents-in-suit and asserts...

COBIT 4.1 Released. A powerful and user-friendly IT Governance Framework

May 24, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on COBIT 4.1 Released. A powerful and user-friendly IT Governance Framework

The IT Governance Institute (ITGI) has released an incremental update of the COBIT IT Governance Framework. The enhancements to COBIT 4.1 should be welcomed as a fine tuning ofthe COBIT framework, contributing to making the understanding of vague concepts...

Solar Powered Cellphones on the way

May 24, 2007 • Top StoriesComments (1)

Motorola has been awarded a patent for technology the company says will make it possible to recharge the battery of mobile phones through solar cells embedded within the liquid crystal display. The idea is not new, but Motorola claims in the patent that it...

Apple angry at iPod sex toy manufacturer

May 24, 2007 • Top StoriesComments (1)

iPod-maker Apple is threatening to sue a sex shop over a vibrator that hooks up to an iPod and has similar advertising to that used in posters for the digital music player. Apple is demanding that stores remove all posters for the gadget, called an iGasm....

South Africa: SA Reseachers Gain Access to Supercomputing

May 24, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: SA Reseachers Gain Access to Supercomputing

South African researchers now have the advantage of using massive computing power in their quest for new knowledge and applications. This is as a result of a joint initiative of the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and its partners in creating the...

Egypt Well-Placed as the Next Hot Spot for IT Outsourcing

May 24, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Egypt Well-Placed as the Next Hot Spot for IT Outsourcing

Yankee Group says that it thinks Egypt could soon become the India of the Middle East as it seeks to develop its share of the global outsourcing market. As this market continues to grow, with India holding 60% of the market share, more multinational companies...

MXit calls on government to regulate Patrica de Lille

May 24, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on MXit calls on government to regulate Patrica de Lille

MXit hits back after ID President Patricia de Lille’s calls for their service to be regulated by Government. De Lille recently called for “Government to intervene to protect our most vulnerable” against “grown men, who use MXit to lure these girls and...