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  • The three biggest AI challenges businesses face

    July 11, 2018 • GeneralComments Off on The three biggest AI challenges businesses face

    Artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming pervasive in everyday life but many businesses still apply AI for the sake of AI, rather than for the sake of real business value. This was one of the main messages to emerge from the SAS Road to Artificial...

  • Ron Raffensperger, CTO for Data Centre Solutions at Huawei Enterprise

    Cloud and partnerships key to survival for finservs

    July 11, 2018 • Cloud ComputingComments Off on Cloud and partnerships key to survival for finservs

    While financial services institutions have been able to collect huge volumes of data on customers and their behaviours, they need to turn to new technologies and strategic partnerships to improve internal processes and customer experiences, in order to...

  • The tax means Ugandans will now have to pay 200 Ugandan shillings ($0.05) a day to use popular platforms like Twitter, Facebook, and WhatsApp.

    Uganda government sued over social media tax

    July 10, 2018 • East Africa, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Uganda government sued over social media tax

    The Ugandan government recently introduced a law to tax social media users which went into effect as of July 1 2017. According to BBC, the taxes are an attempt by the government to help alleviate the country’s debt. Additionally, Ugandan President Yoweri...

  • Twitter announces data saver setting in South Africa

    Twitter prioritizes breaking news in an app redesign

    June 16, 2018 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Twitter prioritizes breaking news in an app redesign

    Online news and social networking service, Twitter, announced on Wednesday that it is changing up its service in favour of major events to make it easier for people to access the latest breaking news. This shift in focus sets the service apart from other...

  • 61 percent of consumers say social media sites pose greatest risk for exposing data

    Uganda approves social media tax

    June 1, 2018 • East Africa, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Uganda approves social media tax

    On Wednesday, May 31 Uganda’s parliamentarians approved the proposed law to tax social media users and mobile money. The controversial new law serves Ugandans who use the internet messaging services including WhatsApp to be charged a daily tax. Mobile...

  • Getting feedback on new tools to protect people's privacy

    Getting feedback on new tools to protect people’s privacy

    May 2, 2018 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Getting feedback on new tools to protect people’s privacy

    The past several weeks have made clear that people want more information about how Facebook works and the controls they have over their information. And today at F8 we’re sharing some of the first steps we’re taking to better protect...

  • Digital Identity: Defining ourselves in a virtual world

    Digital Identity: Defining ourselves in a virtual world

    April 25, 2018 • FeaturesComments Off on Digital Identity: Defining ourselves in a virtual world

    For four billion years, the genetic code has been life’s data store- containing not only instructions for but also the lineage of all terrestrial life. Over the past few hundred thousand years, a new species has emerged, one that is rapidly and...

  • Facebook rolls out privacy choices under EU rules

    Facebook reveals new privacy settings

    April 19, 2018 • Internet of Things, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Facebook reveals new privacy settings

    On Wednesday, 18 April Facebook announced that it would begin rolling out changes to how it handles private data this week to comply with forthcoming EU rules, with European residents seeing the measures first. The social networking company which has been...

  • Social media mourns the death of Winnie Madikizela Mandela

    Social media mourns the death of Winnie Madikizela Mandela

    April 3, 2018 • Top StoriesComments Off on Social media mourns the death of Winnie Madikizela Mandela

    South African anti-apartheid stalwart, Nomzamo Winifred Madikizela-Mandela has died on Monday, 02 April 2018. She died at the age of 81 after a long illness. Madikizela-Mandela had been in and out of hospital since the start of the year. “She succumbed...

  • Reputational risk of social media

    Reputational risk of social media

    March 26, 2018 • Online & SocialComments Off on Reputational risk of social media

    In the sometimes-fraught relationship between major corporations and ordinary citizens (consumers), the explosion of social media has shifted the power into the hands of the masses. Events that routinely slipped through the cracks of public scrutiny prior to...

  • Social media mourns the death of Stephen Hawkings

    Social media mourns the death of Stephen Hawking

    March 14, 2018 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Social media mourns the death of Stephen Hawking

    World-renowned physicist and author Stephen Hawking passed away on Wednesday, 14 March 2018 at his home in Cambridge, England at the age of 76. As a graduate student in 1963, Hawking learned that he had amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a neuromuscular wasting...

  • Social media platform for doctors launches colleague chat function

    Social media platform for doctors launches colleague chat function

    January 24, 2018 • Healthcare, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Social media platform for doctors launches colleague chat function

    On Tuesday 23 January 2018, Medici, the app designed for doctors by doctors and looks to change how doctors and patients communicate, announced the launch of Colleague Chat. The new feature allows doctors to easily communicate with peers, filling a primary...

  • Liberty data breach – setting a precedent for GDPR?

    Social Media – Big Data, fake news and defining your own narrative

    January 18, 2018 • Online & Social, Southern AfricaComments Off on Social Media – Big Data, fake news and defining your own narrative

    Social media platforms, such as Facebook and Twitter, have become more than just arenas for people to share thoughts and communicate. They have become the go-to portals for accessing the latest news, political reports and entertainment gossip. However, the...

  • The tax means Ugandans will now have to pay 200 Ugandan shillings ($0.05) a day to use popular platforms like Twitter, Facebook, and WhatsApp.

    Are insurance companies checking your social media?

    December 28, 2017 • Online & Social, Southern AfricaComments Off on Are insurance companies checking your social media?

    Have you ever gotten the feeling that insurance companies know a lot more about your personal life than they let on? Rumours have circulated for some time that insurance companies are keeping tabs on our social media accounts. But, is there any truth to this?...

  • Fears of an Internet Shutdown in Nigeria on the Rise

    Study: Organisations should embrace new messaging culture or risk losing customers

    December 6, 2017 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Study: Organisations should embrace new messaging culture or risk losing customers

    Research conducted by BT and Cisco has revealed that organisations that fail to adapt to the new messaging culture risk falling behind and losing customers. The Digital Customer 2017 — Chat, tap, talk: eight key trends to transform your digital customer...

  • Reputational risk of social media

    The solutions and pitfalls of influencer marketing

    December 4, 2017 • Online & SocialComments Off on The solutions and pitfalls of influencer marketing

    A growing army of YouTube stars is finding instant fame and wealth thanks to millions of subscribers to their pages. Personalities such as video-gamer PewDiePie, with 54.1 million subscribers and Germán Garmendia, Latin America’s biggest star on the...