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  • 5 digital trends set to dominate in 2019

    January 17, 2019 • Internet of Things, OpinionComments (0)

    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...

  • Was 2018 really the year of crypto?

    January 15, 2019 • FinanceComments (0)

    The world of crypto in 2018 was characterised by massive price fluctuations, regulatory changes and social media monitoring. Cryptocurrency continued to show growth across the globe, showcasing the world’s desire to exercise more control over their...

  • 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...

  • Facebook’s growing momentum in Africa (Infographic)

    Facebook’s growing momentum in Africa (Infographic)

    January 2, 2019 • Online & Social, Southern AfricaComments Off on Facebook’s growing momentum in Africa (Infographic)

    2018 saw Facebook grow its momentum and step up its investment in Africa. Today, more than 139 million people across Sub-Saharan Africa come to Facebook every month, of which nearly 98% come back on mobile. Have a look at our infographic to see our year in...

  • Instagram introduces voice messaging feature

    December 17, 2018 • Online & SocialComments Off on Instagram introduces voice messaging feature

    Instagram has joined social media networks including Facebook, WhatsApp, Voxer in rolling out voice messaging to it’s app. Considering that Facebook is the parent company of both WhatsApp and Instagram, it may come as a surprise that the latter...

  • STC rolls out IPv6 infrastructure and cloud services to clients

    December 13, 2018 • Cloud ComputingComments Off on STC rolls out IPv6 infrastructure and cloud services to clients

    Smart Technology Centre (STC) is one of the first Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in South Africa to roll out a full production Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) connectivity to its client’s infrastructure and cloud services. “In essence, an...

  • 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...

  • Facebook commits to growing Africa's technology start-up ecosystem

    Facebook commits to growing Africa’s technology start-up ecosystem

    December 3, 2018 • Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Facebook commits to growing Africa’s technology start-up ecosystem

    Technology company, Facebook has announced its return as the headline sponsor of TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Africa 2018. The event will take place in Lagos, Nigeria — will search for Sub-Saharan Africa’s best innovators, makers and technical...

  • Kenyan brand, Huddah Cosmetics has been selected as the first social commerce merchant on Mula to launch the platform

    Kenya: Cellulant and Facebook launch Africa’s first AR on Messenger

    November 20, 2018 • East Africa, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya: Cellulant and Facebook launch Africa’s first AR on Messenger

    As part of the roll-out programme, Kenyan brand Huddah Cosmetics, has been selected as the first social commerce merchant on Mula to launch the platform; leveraging on Facebook to provide a unique product discovery shopping experience for their customers....

  • Facebook’s growing momentum in Africa (Infographic)

    Facebook launches independent body for content policy

    November 17, 2018 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Facebook launches independent body for content policy

    Over the past couple of months, social networking service Facebook has come under scrutiny over data privacy and security measures. At a recent media briefing held on Thursday, 15 November, Facebook reported that it has ramped up its ability to quickly detect...

  • Facebook’s growing momentum in Africa (Infographic)

    Facebook opens first pop-up stores

    November 8, 2018 • Online & Social, RetailComments Off on Facebook opens first pop-up stores

    A first for social media networking site, Facebook is opening up pop-stores however, only in the United States of America. With Black Friday coming up on, November 23, 2018, Facebook has announced the opening of its first pop-up retail outlets in the USA, in...

  • Facebook’s growing momentum in Africa (Infographic)

    Facebook faces challenges in stock market after announcing changes

    November 2, 2018 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Facebook faces challenges in stock market after announcing changes

    This week, Facebook announced plans to adapt to users sharing more privately as the leading social network pours money into an ongoing battle with “bad actors” out to misuse its service. According to reports, the Facebook reported that its...

  • Facebook simplifies Messenger app

    Facebook upgrades Messenger app

    October 24, 2018 • Online & SocialComments Off on Facebook upgrades Messenger app

    On Tuesday, October 23 Facebook unveiled a redesigned Facebook Messenger that attempts to simplify the user interface for its 1.3 billion monthly active users. According to reports, the social network began rolling out a redesigned version featuring three...

  • Was your personal data compromised in the Facebook hack?

    Was your personal data compromised in the Facebook hack?

    October 15, 2018 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Was your personal data compromised in the Facebook hack?

    Two weeks ago there was a massive hack on Facebook user data where as many as 50 million users may have been impacted. Facebook’s engineering team discovered a security issue where attackers exploited a vulnerability in Facebook’s code regarding the...

  • Facebook’s growing momentum in Africa (Infographic)

    Facebook launches AI-powered Portal

    October 10, 2018 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Facebook launches AI-powered Portal

    Facebook is looking to take video calling to the next level with the AI-powered Portal and Portal+ devices. On Monday, October 8, the company introduced Portal and Portal+, screens designed to provide users an immersive and engaging video chat experience...

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    Facebook hack highlights importance of cyber risk procedures for employees

    October 4, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Facebook hack highlights importance of cyber risk procedures for employees

    The recent data breach that saw hackers gain access to over 50 million Facebook users’ accounts, has once again highlighted the need for businesses to adequately manage their cyber security risks. It particularly indicates the importance of having robust...