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You can now enter sporting events through Computicket
You can now enter sporting events through Computicket

Computicket has acquired the startup business, Entry Ninja - an online entry portal used to facilitate entries for South African sporting events

2 days ago

Africa Rice Center via  - Irrigation infrastructure to the Tutu inland valley for rice prodution
New FAO satellite tool helps African farmers optimise water productivity

With FAO's new tool, the WaPOR open-access database going live, measuring how efficiently water is used in agriculture, particularly in water-scarce countries, is going high-tech

2 days ago

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Mastercard introduces biometric shopping card

Mastercard has launched a biometric card that uses fingerprints to enable purchases, revealing that it had been piloting the card, a global first for the company, in SA

21 Apr 2017

Mobile penetration in Africa reaches 80%
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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Water scarcity and smart technology solutions

South Africa is predicted to continue experiencing high levels of water stress

By Laura Caetano 21 Apr 2017

Google Earth re-invented for new era
Google Earth re-invented for new era

SAN FRANCISCO, US: Google on Tuesday launched a re-imagined version of its free Earth mapping service, weaving in storytelling and artificial intelligence and freeing it from apps

21 Apr 2017

Banks need to be inquisitive to successfully ride the digital wave
Banks need to be inquisitive to successfully ride the digital wave

New technology, the demographic shift, unstructured data, digital labour, cyber security and digital identity are the disruptors that customers and banks face today

20 Apr 2017

Phonefinder expands service to insurance comparisons
Phonefinder expands service to insurance comparisons

Local online cellular contract comparison engine, Phonefinder, has expanded its offering by adding insurance comparisons

19 Apr 2017

Marije Gould, Verint VP of marketing EMEA.
Customers still like personal interaction in a digital world

A new study from Verint and Opinium Research reveals that customer experience (CX) is considerably more nuanced than many businesses realise and they should focus on both traditional and digital interactions

17 Apr 2017

Minister invites public inputs on ICT strategies
Minister invites public inputs on ICT strategies

The Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services invites members of society to provide written inputs on three strategies that are aimed at leveraging technology to modernise service delivery

13 Apr 2017

Blue Label deal 'on track'
Blue Label deal 'on track'

Blue Label Telecommunications informed shareholders on Tuesday that plans for the completion of a restructuring involving Cell C and Net1 were on track for completion at end-June

12 Apr 2017

Facebook helps SMMEs to unlock potential, grow
Facebook helps SMMEs to unlock potential, grow

According to Abi Williams, Facebook's sales manager for small and medium businesses in the Middle East, Turkey and Africa, small businesses are the engine of economic growth in South Africa

11 Apr 2017

Amazon drops appeal, to pay $70m for kids app buys
Amazon drops appeal, to pay $70m for kids app buys

WASHINGTON, US: Amazon has dropped its appeal of a US regulator's order and will pay refunds up to $70 million for app purchases by children on its tablet computers

7 Apr 2017

Clean tech SMEs called to enter 2017 GCIP-SA programme
Clean tech SMEs called to enter 2017 GCIP-SA programme

Applications are now open for the Global Cleantech Innovation Programme for SMEs in SA (GCIP-SA)

6 Apr 2017

Werner Vogels
How to adopt a digital innovation mindset

Companies that understand that fast-paced innovation is the key to long-term growth can take on even the largest enterprises who are slow to adapt to the fast-moving digital reality

By Werner Vogels 5 Apr 2017

Tim Genders (South Africa) presenting Afri-Fi: Free Public Wi-Fi.
Mozilla Equal Rating Innovation Challenge winners

With its Equal Rating Innovation Challenge, Mozilla called for creative and scalable ideas to provide affordable access to the open internet. The winning teams were from India, South Africa, and Brazil

5 Apr 2017

Why is mobile SEO important to your digital strategy
Why is mobile SEO important to your digital strategy

The race for domination of the mobile eye-ball is on, and its picking up pace. The question is are you leading this race, or are you unaware it's even begun?

Issued by BlueMagnet 4 Apr 2017

Alan Knott-Craig to speak at SACSC Research Conference
Alan Knott-Craig to speak at SACSC Research Conference

Alan Knott-Craig, former Mxit CEO and founder of non-profit organisation, Project Isizwe, will join a list of speakers at the SACSC annual Research Conference

3 Apr 2017

Shoppers desire degree of control over retail technology
Shoppers desire degree of control over retail technology

Consumers are most willing to engage brands with new technology if they feel that they are in control of their experience

3 Apr 2017

New Vodacom Siyakha mobile solution for pregnant women
New Vodacom Siyakha mobile solution for pregnant women

Through Vodacom's Siyakha platform, the company has launched a mobile solution called Mum and Baby that offers support to pregnant women

30 Mar 2017

eHomeAffairs making passport applications easier
eHomeAffairs making passport applications easier

eHomeAffairs enables South Africans to submit their application and pay online, or if they live in Cape Town, Johannesburg or Pretoria, they can step into their local bank

30 Mar 2017

Professor Mark Graham, 4th UNI Africa Conference in Dakar, Senegal. Credit: UNI Africa.
Africa's digital workers challenged by ‘Gig Economy'

Oxford Professor Mark Graham spells out the opportunities and challenges for African workers in the new digital world

29 Mar 2017

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Advanced technology the difference between profit and loss in the dairy industry

To succeed, dairy businesses need the ability and the agility to respond quickly and effectively to changing market dynamics

By Jane Thomson 29 Mar 2017

Truecaller, Google improve video calling
Truecaller, Google improve video calling

Truecaller is stepping into a strategic agreement to integrate Google Duo, a high-quality video calling service, within its app.

28 Mar 2017

It's great to share: As TNM launches data sharing service
It's great to share: As TNM launches data sharing service

Malawi's integrated mobile network and ICT service provider TNM has announced the launch of data sharing, an innovative service that allows customers to share their data with friends and family

Issued by Telekom Networks Malawi (TNM) 23 Mar 2017

BCX ICT solutions provider launches in Africa
BCX ICT solutions provider launches in Africa

Telkom and Business Connexion have announced the launch of BCX, described as Africa's premier end-to-end ICT solutions provider

22 Mar 2017

How to optimise your content for Voice Search & Google Assistant in eight easy steps
How to optimise your content for Voice Search & Google Assistant in eight easy steps

In the previous article, Google Assistant and the internet of things, we introduced you to the new Google Assistant and how it will impact conversational experiences in the next generation of search.

Issued by BlueMagnet 22 Mar 2017

Jeff Jones
Uber president leaves after six months

Ridesharing giant, Uber, took another hit with the departure of its president, Jeff Jones, after just six months, US media reported Sunday

21 Mar 2017

Doug Woolley
#BrandManagerMonth: Dell's Doug Woolley on managing a multinational at a local level

At the recent Dell EMC Forum, I had the opportunity to chat to Doug Woolley about his ups and downs, challenges and experiences as South African general manager for the Dell EMC brand

By Ilse van den Berg 21 Mar 2017

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