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How brands should speak to GenZs

The latest Think with Google report reveals that getting a new phone is defined as a life-changing event for teens. Whether they think your brand is cool will make or break their endorsement, in real time, on their phone

By Desiree Gullan, Issued by G&G Digital 19 May 2017

Vodacom to buy R35bn stake in Safaricom

In what is the largest transaction Vodacom has done to date, the mobile telecoms group will buy most of its parent, Vodafone's, interest in Kenya's Safaricom in a share-swap deal valued at R35bn

17 May 2017

Showmax signs deal with Polish mobile operator

Showmax has signed a deal with Play, a Polish mobile operator with more than 14m subscribers, allowing complimentary access to all existing and new Play contract customers

16 May 2017

Bridging the digital divide in Africa

For many in developing markets, data remains a luxury and often agonisingly out of reach, even on mobile

By Fabien Delanaud 16 May 2017

How free Wi-Fi is changing the trade show industry

Technology changes the way the world works, that's a fact. It revolutionised communication with the radio, made entertainment widespread with the television, and gave everyone access to information

By Sam Smith 16 May 2017

South African sports fans go mobile

The IAB in partnership with Effective Measure recently polled their web and mobile publisher base to gain an understanding of their users' online sports habits, and a total of 5,900 users responded

Issued by The SpaceStation 15 May 2017

The 2017 Smarties Awards call for entries now open - Get the recognition you deserve

Known as the global celebration of mobile marketing talent, the Smarties Awards is calling for entries

Issued by Mobile Marketing Association 10 May 2017

Q&A with Zeno Petersen, winner of the Sunshine Co. Instagram Award

Local cinematographer, Zeno Petersen won Sunshine Co.'s first Instagram pop-up competition, beating 250 entries

By Juanita Pienaar 9 May 2017

A new eye for 4i

Previously 4i Mobile, 4i has unveiled its new approach, brand, and strategy, as a mobile-first, full-service development collaborative

Issued by 4i 9 May 2017

Surge in demand for mobile connectivity

African mobile telecoms operators, infrastructure owners and service providers are ramping up investment and targeting acquisitions across the region

9 May 2017

Need for native speakers to create multilingual chatbots

As chatbots, cognitive technologies, and natural language understanding (NLU) take centre stage, having a workforce that can write these in the applicable language is essential

4 May 2017

IAB SA/PwC online adspend study - Have you been left out?

PwC and the IAB have performed a domestic digital advertising expenditure analysis for the past three years, with various market participants both from the online and mobile publishing and agency sector contributing

Issued by IAB South Africa 25 Apr 2017

The opportunity that is the small screen

What's becoming clear from watching young coffee shop patrons, in particular, is that mobile technology is stepping in to fill certain voids and it's doing so at an extremely reasonable cost.

By Mike Laws 21 Apr 2017

Mobile penetration in Africa reaches 80%

Jumia unveils its third white paper on mobile trends in Africa, and shows Chinese dominance in the smartphone market

21 Apr 2017

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International

LIA announces Production & Post-Production and Music Video jury

LIA has announced the members of the Production & Post-Production and Music Video jury, headed up by Michael Ritchie, MD and executive producer at Revolver/Will O'Rourke.

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How 'dark genius' Ailes reshaped US television news

NEW YORK - Championed by conservatives as a visionary, reviled by liberals as a menace, Fox News founder Roger Ailes re-shaped US television news and helped to craft a conservative populism that ultimately gave rise to Donald Trump.

19 May 2017

Lions Innovation programme roars to the edge

Lions Innovation, the two-day specialist event, taking place as part of the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity 19-20 June 2017, has released its programme of live tech demonstrations, immersive performances and the latest innovations in voice tech, bots, AI, IoT, AR and mixed realities.

19 May 2017

Twitter shares rise on word of Biz Stone's return

SAN FRANCISCO - Twitter shares gained Tuesday on word that co-founder Biz Stone was returning to the social network after six years away.

18 May 2017

Vivendi sponsors Lions Entertainment, as programme is announced

Vivendi is to be the main sponsor of Lions Entertainment, part of the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.

18 May 2017

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