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Jeff Bezos Steps Down as Amazon CEO

Today, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is set to step down as chief executive of the e-commerce, logistics and cloud computing mega-power, handing over his previous title to Andy Jassy. This ends a more than two-decade run as CEO of Amazon....

Apple to build new campus in Austin worth $1 bn

On Thursday, 13 December 2018 , Apple unveiled plans for a $1 billion campus in Texas that will create jobs for the tech giant outside Silicon Valley, a move made without the fanfare of the recent Amazon headquarters bidding...

MTN calls for the creation of ‘Gauteng Silicon Valley’

Government, universities and the private sector in Gauteng should harness the gains that have been made by both the public and private sector to build the mobile ecosystem and facilitate access to mobile broadband connectivity in the province, according...

Watch: Dr. Thomas Mensah discusses Africa’s “Silicon Valley” potential

At the Technology Innovation Conference 2018, held between 1-2 February 2018, IT News Africa spoke to Dr. Thomas Mensah, a world-renowned inventor from Ghana who played an invaluable role in the creation of Fibre Optics and in setting up...

EmptyTrips to compete for $1 million at Startup World Cup

South African startup, EmptyTrips, was named the winner of the Chivas Regal Venture Pitching Den that took place on the 8th of September 2017 at the Cape Town Stadium. EmptyTrips, an online transport marketplace that matches transporters, agents and shippers...

Cape Town based start-up selected for silicon valley plug and play accelerator program

Cape Town based start-up, Hepstar, has been selected to participate in the world’s largest start-up accelerator program. Plug and Play is the most active investment organisation in Silicon Valley, with portfolio companies including PayPal, Dropbox and Skytree. Hepstar is a...

ESET announces East African expansion

ESET, a global leader in security software for over 25 years, has announced the opening of their Kenyan office under the management of Bruce Donovan, with a focus on business development, channel sales, marketing and distribution. Kenya is recognised as...

Silvertree invests over R20m in first seven months of 2015

Silvertree Internet Holdings has invested over R20m in existing and new consumer-focused technology companies in the first seven months of 2015, and has seen month-on-month revenue growth of over 10% across the portfolio in 2015, and as much as...

TAG Heuer, Google & Intel reveal Smartwatch Collaboration

TAG Heuer, Google and Intel have revealed a partnership to launch a Swiss smartwatch powered by Intel technology and Android Wear. The effort signifies a new era of collaboration between Swiss watchmakers and Silicon Valley, bringing together each company’s...

Sustaining self-generated innovation in SA

Organisational culture is one of the key drivers for stimulating self-generated innovation in South Africa as it promotes innovation internally that can then have an impact externally. At FNB, for example, which focuses heavily on innovation as a differentiator in...
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Innovative AI Partnership Transforms Healthcare Technology

BroadReach Group and BAO Systems- a US-based health IT organization, have signed a collaboration agreement that will expand how...
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