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Zim news app sees spike in traffic

Zimbabwe's #datafree Zim News app spikes to more than 3 million daily page views as citizens seek information on crisis

15 hours ago

Attacq Smart Cities Innovation Challenge winners announced

The winners in the Attacq Smart Cities Innovation Challenge were recently announced, each receiving incubation support from the LaunchLab in addition to a share of R100,000 seed funding from Attacq

1 day ago

Top seven lessons to help you maximise the African app-ortunity

We love mobile and have been fortunate enough to work on the initial versions of many of South Africa's leading apps over the last seven years

By Lynette Hundermark 2 days ago

Lancet pilots paperless patient intake app

Lancet Laboratories has successfully completed pilot testing of the medical form-filling app, LogBox, to introduce paperless patient intake

3 days ago

You can't eat your smartphone: Why agriculture is the first frontier of African innovation

Technology enables African smallholder farmers to access better information, improve crop yields, secure better prices for their produce, and improve their livelihoods

By Ashley Boag 3 days ago

Smartcall hub in Kliptown to empower local informal businesses

In playing their part to help create employment, Smartcall, together with Vodacom, has just launched a training centre and distribution hub in Kliptown

Issued by Urban Espresso 3 days ago

'Tinder of mobility' uGoMyWay wins inaugural AfricaCom 20/20 Innovation Award

Ride-sharing platform uGoMyWay has received the inaugural AfricaCom 20/20 Innovation Award 2017 at the 20th AfricaCom conference and exhibition

3 days ago

Digital transformation and the disruptor's curse

More feared than JK Rowling's Dementors, disruptors are proving to be the nightmare of established brick-and-mortar (B&M) businesses around the world

By Anton Cabral 3 days ago

New app launched to connect people to places to work

Three South African entrepreneurs recently launched an app that connects people to places to work, collaborate and network

3 days ago

Zapper and FlySafair join forces to enhance flight booking, payment service

FlySafair and Zapper have joined forces to provide travellers with a more feasible flight booking service. Travellers can now use the Zapper app to pay for FlySafair tickets online

13 Nov 2017

#AfricaCom: Day three highlights

The last day of AfricaCom 2017 saw speakers and exhibitors building on the first two days of the conference, sharing knowledge, forming new partnerships, and talking about the vision for the continent of Africa

11 Nov 2017

#AfricaCom: How businesses can play their part in growing the tech ecosystem

Emeka Afigbo, strategic products partnerships manager at Facebook, says he is often reminded just how much the technical ecosystem in Africa has grown and how the internet is drastically changing the continent.

By Ilse van den Berg 10 Nov 2017

Egypt state firm looks to cash in on thriving mobile sector

As Egypt's mobile operators thrive, state-owned Telecom Egypt is entering the market in an effort to boost state revenues

10 Nov 2017

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International

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.

3 days ago

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

Roambee enables digitisation for enterprise supply chain, logistics

Internet of things (IoT) smart logistics and asset monitoring company, Roambee, has introduced BeeBeacon mobile monitoring technology that combines BLE/Wi-Fi/GSM hotspots and beacons to provide granular visibility for package-level delivery and asset management.

25 Oct 2017

MSC Cruises' innovative surveillance system bridges gap in overboard detection

MSC Cruises has launched a new vanguard video surveillance system, which will optimise on-board security, allowing for the speediest intervention in the unlikely event a person or object falls overboard.

11 Oct 2017

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