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Naspers Acquires a Strategic Stake in Germany’s First Mobile TV Operator

June 15, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Naspers Acquires a Strategic Stake in Germany’s First Mobile TV Operator

Naspers Limited (JSE:NPN) today announced it has made a strategic investment in MFD Mobiles Fernsehen Deutschland (MFD), Germany’s pioneering mobile television company for an undisclosed amount. MFD’s mobile TV service, watcha, comprises five television channels and one visual radio channel. The company has established a broadcasting network in...

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South Africans Falling for Facebook

June 15, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on South Africans Falling for Facebook

By: Stefan Brink: LIKE many South Africans, I have recently discovered Facebook. And, this is hard to admit as someone who trades on his tech smarts, it seems I am late to the party. South Africa has discovered the social networking side of the internet, and...

South Africa: Telkom broadband prices slashed

June 15, 2007 • Top StoriesComments (4)

In a move that largely surprised the market, Telkom (JSE:TKG) announced that it will slash prices of it ADSL broadband products by an average of around 18%. These pricing changes have been filed with the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa,...

Kenya: World Bank Funds Broadband

June 15, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya: World Bank Funds Broadband

The World Bank has extended a grant of US$114.4 million (Ksh7.9 billion) to boost high speed broadband internet connectivity in three African countries. Mr Colin Bruce, the Bank’s country director for East and Central Africa region says this could...

iPhone to Support Third-Party Web 2.0 Applications

June 14, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on iPhone to Support Third-Party Web 2.0 Applications

Apple today that its revolutionary iPhone™ will run applications created with Web 2.0 Internet standards when it begins shipping on June 29. Developers can create Web 2.0 applications which look and behave just like the applications built into iPhone, and...

Egyptian, SA Companies on Microsoft 2007 Partner Program Award shortlist

June 14, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Egyptian, SA Companies on Microsoft 2007 Partner Program Award shortlist

Microsoft Corp. today announced the finalists for the 2007 Microsoft® Partner Program Awards. The awards recognize Microsoft Registered, Certified and Gold Certified partners that developed exemplary solutions for their customers during the past year...

Next steps for m-banking in Africa

June 14, 2007 • Top StoriesComments (1)

By Ethan Zuckerman- I saw John Gage, Sun Microsystem’s official international man of mystery, in Arusha last week, and now at the World Economic Forum in Cape Town. The man is clearly traveling too much. (It’s okay, John. Me too.) John pulled me aside...

Flooding an inbox near you

June 14, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Flooding an inbox near you

90 percent of email that reached companies in May was spam according to data compiled by TrustLayer Mail, the managed security service from Panda Software. Spam is more than just annoying. Unless there is a good mail filter system in place, workers will waste...

ISACA SA 2007 CobiT 4.1 Convention and Conference

June 14, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on ISACA SA 2007 CobiT 4.1 Convention and Conference

Registration has now opened for the ISACA SA CobiT User Convention and Conference to be held at Montecasino on 10 to 12 September 2007. We have a great line-up of international speakers and have once again managed to keep the pricing extremely competitive...

Nigeria: ICT And Wealth Creation

June 14, 2007 • Top StoriesComments (2)

The potential of Information Communication Technology (ICT) to make a difference in the lives of people globally is a fact that has come to be accepted by all. With development and innovation going hand in hand and knowledge becoming one of the most important...

BSI and Analytix Join Forces to Offer ISO 27001 Lead Auditor

June 14, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on BSI and Analytix Join Forces to Offer ISO 27001 Lead Auditor

BSI Management Systems and Analytix have announced their collaboration in offering BSI IRCA certified* ISO/IEC 27001:2005 Lead Auditor training course in South Africa...

Vodafone technology enhances web-page viewing

June 10, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Vodafone technology enhances web-page viewing

A key feature of Vodafone’s newly launched Mobile Internet Service in the UK is its ability to accurately render web-pages designed for computers on the much smaller screens of mobile devices. Vodafone claims that its technology provides a new way of...

Google hires its first African Employee

June 10, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Google hires its first African Employee

Erik Hersman Joseph Mucheru has been named the new site lead for Google Kenya. This was whispered to be happening, but at today’s Google lunch at TEDGlobal the position was made official by Francoise Brougher, Director of Google Business Opportunities. This...

No sign of cybercrime relenting

June 10, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on No sign of cybercrime relenting

Most threats detected in May were related to financially motivated cyber-crime. Panda Software is able to reveal that Trojans and adware were responsible for almost half of all infections detected by Panda ActiveScan in May...

Vodacom Agrees To Deal To Sell MultiChoice Pay-TV Services

June 10, 2007 • Top StoriesComments (1)

Vodacom, South Africa’s largest mobile telecommunications operator by number of subscribers, has signed an exclusive agreement with satellite television provider MultiChoice to market pay-TV services to its customers, the company said Sunday...

PS3 ads banned in South Africa

June 10, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on PS3 ads banned in South Africa

The African Standard Authority has banned a few of the new PlayStation 3 advertisements, which were recently released in South Africa. The posters all had one same line: “Stocks are limited. Things could get ugly.” The ASA explained why the...