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  • Chika Nwaogu, CEO of Playfre Africa.

    Playfre releases Q1 revenue for distribution platform, SongRoute

    September 26, 2019 • Company News, FinanceComments Off on Playfre releases Q1 revenue for distribution platform, SongRoute

    Just two weeks after launching in May 2019, Playfre – Africa’s first music streaming platform – amassed a record 100,00 unique streams. The platform – created by Nigerian entrepreneur Chika Nwaogu – has since launched a service called SongRoute....

  • flyEgypt selects PAYFORT as its Payment Provider

    flyEgypt to partner with online payment solution, PAYFORT

    September 4, 2019 • Finance, North Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on flyEgypt to partner with online payment solution, PAYFORT

    Online payment solution and Amazon subsidiary, PAYFORT announced that flyEgypt has chosen its payment services. The announcement – which came on Wednesday, 4 September 2019 – notes that the partnership aims to support flyEgypt’s expansion...

  • IBM to close second biggest deal in tech history

    IBM to close second biggest deal in tech history

    July 11, 2019 • Cloud Computing, Digital Transformation, Features, Top StoriesComments Off on IBM to close second biggest deal in tech history

    IBM, the international technology company, has purchased Red Hat, an American cloud software company, in a landmark tech deal valued at $34 billion — making it the second largest deal in tech history. Taking first place is Dell acquiring EMC Data Storage at...

  • South Africa: AWS launches innovative Pop Up Loft in Johannesburg

    Amazon defends facial recognition tool

    February 6, 2019 • Artificial IntelligenceComments Off on Amazon defends facial recognition tool

    As with many new technologies, there’s currently a lot of speculation surrounding the application of facial recognition capabilities, such as Amazon Rekognition. The e-Commerce platform, has defended its facial-recognition tool, Rekognition, against...

  • Amazon launches conference on AI and robotics

    January 18, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, General, Top StoriesComments Off on Amazon launches conference on AI and robotics

    On Thursday, 17 January Amazon announced plans to hold a conference open to the public on robotics, space and artificial intelligence, as well as to discuss future applications of emerging technologies. There’s a reason why Amazon may want to bring...

  • 5 digital trends set to dominate in 2019

    January 17, 2019 • Internet of ThingsComments Off on 5 digital trends set to dominate in 2019

    It’s that time of year again, where everyone from major consultancies to futurists try to predict what’s to come in the world of business and technology. As always, I like to throw my hat in the ring by looking at our own TransUnion data, combined with...

  • How to backup virtual machines for free

    Gartner says 25 percent of digital workers will use virtual assistants by 2021

    January 10, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, GeneralComments Off on Gartner says 25 percent of digital workers will use virtual assistants by 2021

    The use of virtual assistants (VAs) in the workplace is growing. According to predictions by Gartner, Inc by the year 2021, 25 percent of digital workers will use a virtual employee assistant (VEA) on a daily basis. This will be up from less than 2 percent...

  • France set to tax digital giants in 2019

    January 2, 2019 • Company News, Online & SocialComments Off on France set to tax digital giants in 2019

    France will push ahead with its own tax on large internet and technology GAFA companies (Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon) from January 1, Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Monday, as the European Union struggles to finalise a new EU-wide levy. While...

  • Top 5 IT trends that will redefine businesses in 2019

    Five ways the technology landscape will change in 2019

    December 7, 2018 • Cloud Computing, GeneralComments Off on Five ways the technology landscape will change in 2019

    Until now, our industry has spoken about innovative technologies somewhat theoretically, without providing a clear picture of how these powerful new innovations will be used. This has left people without a solid understanding of how they will ultimately...

  • Byron Clatterbuck, CEO of SEACOM

    What 2019 has in store for South Africa’s ICT space

    December 3, 2018 • FinanceComments Off on What 2019 has in store for South Africa’s ICT space

    South Africa’s 2018 Q2 and Q3 negative economic growth means that the country’s economy is in a technical recession. And while Business Services is one sphere showing growth (of 1.9%, along with Finance and Real Estate), this does not mean that the ICT...

  • Amazon confirms exposing customer email addresses

    November 23, 2018 • Online & Social, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Amazon confirms exposing customer email addresses

    On Wednesday, 21 November, online retailer Amazon announced that a website glitch accidentally exposed names and email addresses of some of the e-commerce giant’s customers. According to the company, there was no breach of Amazon systems or its website,...

  • IT News Africa: Top Stories of the week

    IT News Africa: Top Stories of the week

    October 28, 2018 • Top StoriesComments Off on IT News Africa: Top Stories of the week

    This week was yet again filled with tech news stories that grabbed the headlines both across Africa and around the world. From new innovations and digital transformation, growing economies to emerging startups, here is a round up of some of the popular...

  • Amazon CloudFront expands into Africa

    June 19, 2018 • Cloud Computing, Online & Social, Southern AfricaComments Off on Amazon CloudFront expands into Africa

    Since launching Amazon CloudFront in November 2008, they’ve been continuously expanding their infrastructure footprint around the world to improve availability and performance for content delivery. Today, they are excited to announce the launch of two new...

  • Amazon now wants to leave packages in your car

    April 28, 2018 • RetailComments Off on Amazon now wants to leave packages in your car

    In 2017, Amazon asked for permission to unlock your front door so it could deliver packages inside your home. Now the Amazon wants to offer the same service for vehicles. The online giant said its Amazon Key, which enables in-home delivery and keyless guest...

  • Unlocking Enterprise systems using voice

    Unlocking Enterprise systems using voice

    March 23, 2018 • GeneralComments Off on Unlocking Enterprise systems using voice

    Amazon is heavily invested in machine learning (ML), and is developing new tools to help developers build, train, and deploy ML models. The power of ML is in its ability to unlock a new set of capabilities that create value for consumers and businesses. A...

  • CES 2018

    CES 2018: Toyota vehicles to feature Amazon’s Alexa in 2018

    January 10, 2018 • General, Top StoriesComments Off on CES 2018: Toyota vehicles to feature Amazon’s Alexa in 2018

    On Tuesday 10 January 2018 at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) held in Las Vegas, Nevada Amazon.com announced that its voice-activated virtual assistant, Alexa, will be added to a selection of Toyota and Lexus vehicles in 2018, advancing Amazon’s...