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The Volvo Ocean Race - a media machine
The Volvo Ocean Race - a media machine

Bizcommunity was privileged to receive an invitation to the Volvo Ocean 65 Practice Race, the in-port manoeuvres designed to give participants of the The Volvo Ocean Race a practice run

By Terry Levin 4 hours ago

Free Wi-Fi on Sea Point promenade area
Free Wi-Fi on Sea Point promenade area

RSAWeb has partnered with the Friends of the Sea Point Pavilion with its FreeWifi project to provide one hour of super-fast, free Wi-Fi to people in the promenade area

5 hours ago

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Datacentrix hosts smart farming Indaba, takes a look at emerging tech set to disrupt farming

Datacentrix recently held its first Agri Indaba in Limpopo to discuss the many ways in which emerging technologies are transforming farming and food production

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New generation of Kaspersky Safe Kids launched

Kaspersky Lab has introduced the next generation of its Kaspersky Safe Kids service

10 hours ago

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Blowing bubbles: Boom and bust from bulbs to Bitcoin

TOKYO, Japan: Virtual currency Bitcoin - or "digital gold" to its fans - has enjoyed a gravity-defying rise along with wild price swings, sparking fears it could be the latest financial market "bubble."

10 hours ago

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Helmet device could save miners

A small device, with an aerial the size of an adult's forefinger and a wafer-thin circuit board the width and length of a matchbox, could crack open the problem of finding mine workers lost in underground rockfalls while keeping track of their vital signs, and herald a great leap in robotic mining and communications

By Allan Seccombe 11 hours ago

Always-on a must for South African digital travellers
Always-on a must for South African digital travellers

The digital traveller experience lets consumers take full control over all aspects of their holidays. Much of this digital transformation is driven by the consumer's desire to

By Claude Schuck 1 day ago

Telecoms bill spooks sector with its proposal
Telecoms bill spooks sector with its proposal

The contentious Electronic Communications Amendment Bill will encourage competition in the telecommunications market by giving hundreds of licensed entities access to radio waves, the government argues

By Nick Hedley 1 day ago

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Prioritising effective EAM software solutions for customer satisfaction in the hospitality industry

Collectively, industries across the globe are turning to technological innovation to achieve service excellence - no less the hospitality industry

1 day ago

Clickatell awarded for 3 billion SMSs across Africa
Clickatell awarded for 3 billion SMSs across Africa

Clickatell named best SMS provider in Africa on the back of significant growth

1 day ago

Apple to buy Shazam
Apple to buy Shazam

Apple is in talks to buy the popular song recognition app, Shazam, as the tech giant tries to compete with streaming leader Spotify, TechCrunch reported

1 day ago

Australia bourse to use blockchain in 'world-first'
Australia bourse to use blockchain in 'world-first'

SYDNEY, Australia: Australia's main stock exchange has said it will use blockchain, the technology behind cryptocurrency bitcoin, to process its equities transactions in a shift touted as a world-first for a major financial institution

1 day ago

Tariffic identifies best cellphone contracts for kids
Tariffic identifies best cellphone contracts for kids

Tariffic Tracker, a report recently released by Tariffic, identifies the best cellphone contracts for kids

8 Dec 2017

IBM Engineer, Stefanie Chiras tests the IBM Power System server in Austin, Texas
IBM launches advanced artificial intelligence server

IBM's next-generation Power Systems Servers, incorporating its newly designed Power9 processor, was designed to drive demonstrable performance improvements across popular AI frameworks

8 Dec 2017

Less than 30% of Africa's e-commerce startups profitable
Less than 30% of Africa's e-commerce startups profitable

Less than 30% of African e-commerce startups are profitable, as ventures tackle issues such as lack of funding, shortage of trust and logistical difficulties

By Gabriella Mulligan 8 Dec 2017

Smart data yields big harvests to feed the world
Smart data yields big harvests to feed the world

To manage the coming swell, robots that harvest crops and digital farming are joining green revolution and time-held traditional farming techniques. Digital farming is garnering lots of interest

By Simon Carpenter 7 Dec 2017

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Educational apps boost KZN learners

After three years of intervention at Zilungisele Primary in KwaDukuza, KwaZulu-Natal and several similar schools, a principal's survey showed a reduction in absenteeism and a higher enrollment, reportedly thanks to the Xander educational apps

7 Dec 2017

Nokia to help MTN Nigeria drive transformation to customer-centric operations
Nokia to help MTN Nigeria drive transformation to customer-centric operations

Nokia has been appointed to assist MTN Nigeria to drive its transformation from network- to customer-centric operations and improve the experience for its 52 million customers

7 Dec 2017

Africa Code Week 2017 empowers 1.3 million young Africans
Africa Code Week 2017 empowers 1.3 million young Africans

Africa Code Week this year empowered 1.3 million youth across 35 countries with basic coding skills

7 Dec 2017

Handy smartphone for hotels: A revolutionary hospitality IoT solution
Handy smartphone for hotels: A revolutionary hospitality IoT solution

Tink Labs Limited officially launched the Handy smartphone, a suite of tools and call-to-action functions that reshapes the way hotels engage, communicate and cater to guests and their modern travel needs

6 Dec 2017

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New research suggests organisations should embrace new messaging culture

Surge in consumers' use of messaging and social media is transforming their expectations of service, says new BT and Cisco research

6 Dec 2017

The most life-changing technology of our time
The most life-changing technology of our time

Want to know the future of technology? The internet and its gurus can't wait to tell you. Just follow the clickbait-y headlines

By Steve Tzikakis 6 Dec 2017

New app changing how South Africans buy and sell art
New app changing how South Africans buy and sell art

Exhibid, a new mobile app which uses GPS technology to serve up all the artworks that are available in a user's immediate geographic area, is changing the way South Africans buy and sell art

6 Dec 2017

Four tips for a compelling deck to pitch to mobile operators
Four tips for a compelling deck to pitch to mobile operators

Encouragement of startups to partner mobile operators for the roll-out of more innovative services is at an all-time high. But from the startup's perspective, it's easier said than done

By Gabriella Mulligan 6 Dec 2017

Startupbootcamp Cape Town's top 10 startups sign 32 deals
Startupbootcamp Cape Town's top 10 startups sign 32 deals

The Startupbootcamp cohort showcased its top 10 startups, selected from a pool of 514 applicants, to global investors, sponsors, and partners at its first Africa-based demo day

6 Dec 2017

Gone are the days of simply having passwords
Gone are the days of simply having passwords

While some are already graduating to multi-factor authentication, an alarming number of companies rely on single-factor authentication, such as passwords, exclusively

By Lipsky Raseasala 6 Dec 2017

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#BCXDisrupt2017: "Social instability will get us long before AI does."

If I had a dollar for every time I've heard someone use the words innovation or disruption in a boardroom or conference venue in the last ten years, I'd have 0.892 bitcoin. Sadly, there is an inverse correlation between the number of people who talk about innovation and disruption, and the number of people who actually innovate and disrupt

By Mike Stopforth 5 Dec 2017

Tech narrows geographical boundaries
Tech narrows geographical boundaries

A travel journey begins in the imagination. As the saying goes, it's about the journey, not the destination - and the journey is not simply the distance as the crow flies from one place to another

By Danny Bryer 5 Dec 2017

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Changing expectations: Diamond traceability

In a world of fleeting connections and disposable luxury, diamonds must stand for enduring value that is grounded in confidence

By Bruce Cleaver 5 Dec 2017

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