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Winners of the Mine.D: Zero Harm hackathon

The Tshimologong Precinct and the Research Institute for Innovation and Sustainability has announced the three overall winners of the digitally-inspired Mine.D: Zero Harm hackathon

12 hours ago

Exploring the impact of using AI in the built environment

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) recently launched a report exploring the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in the built environment and its impact

13 hours ago

MakeMeMobile expands its operations, creates new division

Mobile enterprise solutions provider MakeMeMobile is expanding its operations, moving premises to house its growing team and to accommodate its larger mobility helpdesk and national repair centre

13 hours ago

#EntrepreneurMonth: Fast-track innovation with design-thinking methodology

Lethabo Motsoaledi and Matthew Westaway are the dynamic engineering-educated duo and joint CEOs behind disruptive intelligence innovation studio, Motsoaledi & West. Here's why design thinking is a must for any business.

By Leigh Andrews 1 day ago

The new corporate digital reality of Outside Insight

Meltwater's global CEO, Jorn Lyseggen explains the crux of his book on the new digital reality that those who leverage insights from external data or digital breadcrumbs will find themselves at an information advantage over those that don't. Here's why you need to focus on Outside Insight or fall behind

By Leigh Andrews 1 day ago

Artificial intelligence - the apex of tech and policy challenges

Artificial intelligence (AI) is the apex of today's technology age as we push the boundaries towards Industry 4.0 and super-intelligence

By Aalia Manie 1 day ago

To proxy or not to proxy

Traditional methods of effectively securing connections on a corporate network usually revolve around proxy solutions

By Andrew Wilson 1 day ago

Gauteng challenges Silicon Cape as SA's startup capital

According to the 2017 Ventureburn Tech Startup Survey, while the Western Cape remains the most popular region in South Africa in which to run a tech startup, Gauteng is gaining ground

1 day ago

Driving in the cloud safely on the road

When we talk about Continental, the first thought is usually about tyres, but the company is also involved in technology, including the connected car.

1 day ago

Ransomware is here to stay - can your data say the same?

Ransomware looks set to stay, and more variants are emerging every week to wreak havoc on enterprises and individuals alike

By Mike Rees 1 day ago

Five ways municipalities can enhance service delivery through data optimisation

Paul Smith, Local Government Support at Kagiso Trust, outlines how data optimisation can help improve service delivery to the country's poorest households

Issued by Kaelo Engage 1 day ago

MTN looks to cut 'excessive' licence fee in Benin

South African mobile phone giant MTN is in talks with Benin's telecoms regulator after its subsidiary was slapped with a bill of more than $200m

2 days ago

IoT driving traffic, enhancing business value for telco sector

'Internet of things' (IoT) started as a great marketing buzzword with the promise of business benefits and new services, much like 'cloud'

By Hrusostomos Vicatos 2 days ago

#NewCampaign: SweepSouth gives back Friday

Inspired by the global trend towards giving back instead of getting on Black Friday, local home cleaning company SweepSouth is transferring the savings it would usually give to its customers on a day like this and handing them back to its 'SweepStars'. Here's how it works

By Jessica Tennant 3 days ago

Securing the enterprise network with artificial intelligence

Artificial intelligence (AI) often throws up visions of a futuristic Earth, where self-aware robots are programmed to be ethical in their behaviour and protect human lives at all costs

By Pieter Engelbrecht 3 days ago

Africa is not a data desert

The data age has opened up a world of renewed understanding in the ways we live and work

By Ben Leo 3 days ago

Swimming with dolphins in virtual reality to aid disabled

Swimming with wild dolphins is something most can only dream of, and jumping into pools with captive animals has become increasingly controversial with environmentalists condemning it as cruel

3 days ago

Managing a property from afar

In South Africa the air B&B market has surpassed all other forms of rental accommodation online booking sites and many South Africans have latched onto the idea of letting their homes over peak holiday periods for a good income

By Arno Hattingh, Issued by Smartlink 20 Nov 2017

Hetzner sponsors WordCamp

WordCamp is a casual WordPress-centred conference organised by the local WordPress communities in various cities around the world

Issued by Hetzner 20 Nov 2017

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BBM Messenger's Adam Pattison on chat, dark social and the new mobile economy

On his visit from London to South Africa for the MMA (Mobile Marketing Association) Forum in Johannesburg on 2 November and Mobile Monday in Cape Town on 6 November, Adam Pattison, vice president, Americas & EMEA at BBM Messenger, shared insights into chat or dark social and how this is shaping the mobile economy.

By Jessica Tennant 20 Nov 2017

Can a tech company build a city? Ask Google

Sidewalk Labs, the urban innovation startup owned by Google's parent company Alphabet, has announced a partnership with the City of Toronto to develop a new waterfront precinct. Time to ask Google: can you build a city?

By Sarah Barns 20 Nov 2017

Hisense acquires Toshiba television business

Hisense Electric, the publicly listed subsidiary of Hisense Group, has agreed to purchase 95% of the shares of Toshiba Visual Solutions Corporation (TVS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation, for 12.9 billion Japanese Yen (R1,6 billion). Toshiba holds its 5% stock rights.

14 Nov 2017

New iPhone brings face recognition (and fears) to the masses

WASHINGTON, US: Apple will let you unlock the iPhone X with your face - a move likely to bring facial recognition to the masses, along with concerns over how the technology may be used for nefarious purposes.

30 Oct 2017

Saudi 'giga projects': tall ambitions, high risks

From a holographic lion to talking robots and flying taxis, Saudi Arabia has dazzled investors with plans for hi-tech "giga projects" - but sceptics question their viability in an era of cheap oil.

30 Oct 2017

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