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Six African startups selected for Google's launchpad accelerator
Six African startups selected for Google's launchpad accelerator

Google developers has selected six startups from across Africa to take part in the first African version of its Launchpad Accelerator, which offers free training, credits and collaboration

By Tom Jackson 9 hours ago

FNB Business Innovation Awards finalists
FNB Business Innovation Awards finalists

FNB Business and Endeavor South Africa have shortlisted the finalists for the FNB Business Innovation Awards 2017

12 hours ago

Gustav Piater
Five best practices for data visualisation

Why visualise data? Well, there's just so much of it - plus, not everyone is a data scientist

By Gustav Piater 1 day ago

James Stanbridge
2017: A Tipping point for cloud

By 2020, nine out of ten organisations will utilise hybrid cloud infrastructure, according to Gartner[1]. 2017 is set to be a tipping point for IaaS adoption

By James Stanbridge 1 day ago

#AfricaMonth: The African opportunity in front of you
#AfricaMonth: The African opportunity in front of you

We chat to Philip and Malan Joubert, founders of OfferZen as well as a number of noteworthy apps such as SnapScan, Pondering Panda, and Apps Against Ebola

By Ilse van den Berg 1 day ago

The benefits of machine learning for retail
The benefits of machine learning for retail

Machine learning will change the face of retail over the next few years

2 days ago

How to safeguard business in the burgeoning cybercrime era
How to safeguard business in the burgeoning cybercrime era

A more connected world has lead to a more vulnerable world as more data is regularly exchanged between employees, clients, and suppliers as well as families and friends

2 days ago

Healthcare at the click of a button
Healthcare at the click of a button

E-health innovations have the potential to change the lives of millions of people on the continent

By Matthew Donen 2 days ago

Five security trends to watch in virtualisation in 2017
Five security trends to watch in virtualisation in 2017

While virtualisation can improve IT agility and efficiency for a business, it also adds more layers of technology. Maintaining full visibility for each layer- and how they interact - can be a difficult task

By Vitaly Mzokov 3 days ago

Execs considering blockchain in business plans
Execs considering blockchain in business plans

Eight out of 10 C-suite executives interviewed say they are investigating blockchain as a means of doing business, an IBM study shows

3 days ago

(L-R): Nic Rudnick, CEO, Liquid Telecoms; Uche Ofodile, Regional Head, Africa Express Wi-Fi, Facebook; Artur Mendes, CCO, Angola Cables; Funke Opeke, CEO, MainOne; Chris Wood, CEO, WIOCC and Chris George, Strategic Initiatives, Google, at the 2017 International Telecoms Week, held in Chicago, this past week.
Greater investments needed to drive data explosion in Africa

Experts at the International Telecoms Week conference in Chicago have highlighted the need to accelerate investment in Africa to facilitate the continent's broadband data explosion

3 days ago

Orange launches in Liberia.
Orange becomes market leader in Liberia after acquisition

Orange launches its brand in Liberia and continues to build on its strong presence in West Africa

3 days ago

Improve your Google Play store experience
Improve your Google Play store experience

The Google Play store is essential for downloading Android apps, however, without the right settings, it can be less enjoyable

20 May 2017

Medici medical app launches in South Africa
Medici medical app launches in South Africa

A medical app, Medici, that is said to be revolutionising the doctor-patient relationship, is now available in South Africa

20 May 2017

PriceCheck Tech & E-Commerce Awards 2016 award winners
PriceCheck Tech and E-Commerce Awards open for nominations in June

Nominations for entries into this year's PriceCheck Tech and E-Commerce Awards will open on 1 June and close on 15 June 2017

19 May 2017

Robots, AI transforming future supply chain workforce
Robots, AI transforming future supply chain workforce

According to Kamendran Govender of Accenture Consulting, advances in automation are transforming the supply chain workforce of the future

19 May 2017

Unilever launches online gaming for graduate recruitment
Unilever launches online gaming for graduate recruitment

Unilever has launched a new online digital recruitment gaming feature for its graduate programme. It will select the best candidates based on results from a series of games taking no more than 20 minutes

19 May 2017

Bots for Messenger Developer Challenge finalists announced
Bots for Messenger Developer Challenge finalists announced

Facebook has selected 60 finalists for the Bots for Messenger Developer Challenge which recognises and rewards developers

19 May 2017

Free online course to better understand WannaCry
Free online course to better understand WannaCry

Alison has launched a free certificate online course that teaches how to avoid the WannaCry virus and explains the concepts behind these attacks

19 May 2017

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Lions Innovation programme roars to the edge

Lions Innovation 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

Internet Solutions acquires MWEB
Internet Solutions acquires MWEB

Internet Solutions (IS) has announced its intended acquisition of MWEB Connect through parent company Dimension Data. The acquisition presents IS with various opportunities for growth

19 May 2017

Chantel Troskie, customer experience account manager at Oracle SA.
Get ready for the AI startup retail CX revolution

Virtual chatbots are becoming commonplace in the B2B marketing sector as well as for general online consumer shopping. Here's what else to expect from the AI retail startup boom

By Leigh Andrews 18 May 2017

France fines Facebook for data protection breaches
France fines Facebook for data protection breaches

PARIS, France: France's data protection agency said Tuesday it had fined Facebook for collecting information on users without their knowledge, following a probe of the social network in cooperation with other European regulators

18 May 2017

View the live infection map .
Global WannaCry ransomware infection map

Check Point has produced a global WannaCry ransomware infection map which shows the extent of the widespread outbreak

18 May 2017

England's emergency units open 'as normal' again after cyberattack
England's emergency units open 'as normal' again after cyberattack

Accident and emergency units in England were nearly back to normal after the last restrictions put in place following the global cyberattack were lifted

18 May 2017

Vodacom to buy R35bn stake in Safaricom
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

Government apps to support service delivery
Government apps to support service delivery

Vodacom is launching new mobile platforms to support service delivery and promote active citizenry

17 May 2017

Screengrabs from the ad.
From pre-roll quickies to extended video views with WebAfrica

You may have already encountered WebAfrica's extended pre-roll YouTube ad. In total, it's 2 minutes 47 seconds of, well, skipping, but not in the way you usually associate ‘skipping' with ‘YouTube ads'

By Leigh Andrews 16 May 2017

Fabien Delanaud.
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

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