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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 15 Nov 2017

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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 14 Nov 2017

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

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#AfricaCom: Rural healthcare and digitalisation

Given the proliferation of mobile devices in Africa, it makes sense that digital tools would alleviate many of the healthcare issues in the out-of-the-way places

By Nicci Botha 9 Nov 2017

#AfricaCom: How innovation is better in Africa
#AfricaCom: How innovation is better in Africa

Toby Shapshak, editor-in-chief of Stuff Magazine, shared some thoughts on how innovation is better in Africa at AfricaCom 2017. He highlighted some specific innovations to illustrate how the continent is leapfrogging into the future (video)

By Ilse van den Berg 8 Nov 2017

#NewCampaign: Shake it like Bra Shakes
#NewCampaign: Shake it like Bra Shakes

Vodacom recently launched its summer rewards promotion, 'Shake Every Day'. Prior to the official launch, the campaign had already encountered 14 million customer interactions

By Jessica Tennant 8 Nov 2017

NEC/XON Summit 2017: Making Africa smarter and safer
NEC/XON Summit 2017: Making Africa smarter and safer

The NEC/XON ICT Summit 2017 kicked off on Monday, 6 November 2017. Keynote speakers included the likes of Carel Coetzee, CEO of XON and Hironobu Kurosaki, president and CEO of NEC Europe

By Ilse van den Berg 7 Nov 2017

Introducing Cell C's entertainment offering: Black
Introducing Cell C's entertainment offering: Black

Cell C has announced the launch of a "revolutionary entertainment offering", named Black, which allows consumers to rent, buy or subscribe to movies and series on up to five devices

By Juanita Pienaar 6 Nov 2017

MySidekick shopping app launches across SA
MySidekick shopping app launches across SA

South African startup MySidekick has launched its free Android-based shopping app across the country, offering users special deals from retailers such as Clicks, Dis-Chem and Volpes

By Tom Jackson 1 Nov 2017

Could the humble phone call be the future of digital CX?
Could the humble phone call be the future of digital CX?

We live in a text-first society. If one of your customers has a problem, your website is generally the first place they'll go. A customer resorting to a voice call should be a warning that their patience is really running thin

By Rob Lith 31 Oct 2017

Kagiso Media's SoundBar app delivers more choice
Kagiso Media's SoundBar app delivers more choice

Kagiso Media's recently launched app SoundBar has 12 internet radio stations and is 10 times cheaper to listen to

By Juanita Pienaar 25 Oct 2017

#EntrepreneurMonth: Go out there and do something that you love
#EntrepreneurMonth: Go out there and do something that you love

A startup born in a dorm room in 2007 is now a successful business with 36 stores around the country. To date, weFix has expertly repaired smartphones as well as tablets, laptops, and DJI drones for over 700,000 customers

By Ilse van den Berg 20 Oct 2017

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Huawei Mate 10 revealed, packing AI smarts and more

After months of leaks and teases, Huawei has finally peeled the curtain back on the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro. So what should you expect then?

By Hadlee Simons 18 Oct 2017

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Serious Wi-Fi flaw found in WPA2 protocol

NEWSWATCH: A new cybersecurity attack, known as a ‘Krack' attack (key reinstallation attack) has revealed a flaw in Wi-Fi's WPA2's cryptographic protocols (video)

By Ilse van den Berg 18 Oct 2017

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Kenya's Lori Systems wins TechCrunch Battlefield Africa

Kenyan startup Lori Systems has been crowned the winner of the inaugural TechCrunch Battlefield Africa in Nairobi, winning $25,000 in equity-free funding

By Tom Jackson 17 Oct 2017

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An ode to Windows Phone: Five of the best WP handsets ever made

One of the bigger news stories this week has been a tacit admission by Microsoft's Joe Belfiore that Windows Phone is essentially dead

By Hadlee Simons 12 Oct 2017

#EntrepreneurMonth: At the forefront of customer feedback and online reputation management
#EntrepreneurMonth: At the forefront of customer feedback and online reputation management

How can establishments in the hospitality industry manage the masses of online reviews and reviewers out there? This is where Go Review, launched by Social Places, comes in

By Cari Coetzee 10 Oct 2017

#EntrepreneurMonth: The humble beginnings of a bicycle courier company
#EntrepreneurMonth: The humble beginnings of a bicycle courier company

Iyeza Health, the brainchild of two young entrepreneurs, Sizwe Nzima and Siraaj Adams, started off as a bicycle courier company to ease the burden of medicine collection for their community

By Ilse van den Berg 9 Oct 2017

Vodafone announces global brand relaunch
Vodafone announces global brand relaunch

Vodafone has made a global announcement across all of its markets that it is relaunching its brand positioning, which marks the biggest relaunch it's had in its 33-year history

By Jessica Tennant 6 Oct 2017

TransUnion releases Digital Dealers Guide
TransUnion releases Digital Dealers Guide

After 55 years of automotive dealers relying on a physical dealers guidebook for car valuation numbers, TransUnion has released its Digital Dealers Guide

By Ilse van den Berg 6 Oct 2017

What you need to start doing about user experience
What you need to start doing about user experience

At the recent Gartner Symposium, I attended a session by Gartner Research Director, Magnus Revang on why user experience (UX) is hard for IT to deliver and what to do about it

By Ilse van den Berg 6 Oct 2017

#EntrepreneurMonth: Persistence propels businesses forward
#EntrepreneurMonth: Persistence propels businesses forward

Sabelo Sibanda and Thulisile Volwana are the founders of Millbug, an electronics manufacturing company, as well as Tuse, an Android app that tackles connectivity issues

By Ilse van den Berg 4 Oct 2017

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The revived Nokia 3310: now with 3G and heftier price tag

The new Nokia 3310 made headlines around the world earlier this year, after HMD Global revived the handset for a new generation

By Hadlee Simons 2 Oct 2017

Mobility startups invited to apply for Man accelerator
Mobility startups invited to apply for Man accelerator

African mobility startups are invited to apply for the Man Truck and Bus Impact Accelerator, which offers access to mentorship and visits to mobility hotspots in Cape Town, Mumbai, Munich, and San Francisco

By Tom Jackson 29 Sep 2017

Africa still mobile
Africa still mobile

Africa's story remains a mobile one with mobile internet access the largest contributor of growth across the continent

By Danette Breitenbach 28 Sep 2017

How will you speed through the digital trough of disillusionment?
How will you speed through the digital trough of disillusionment?

Peter Sondergaard, Gartner executive VP for research, addressed CIOs and senior IT executives in his keynote at the annual Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in Cape Town

By Ilse van den Berg 22 Sep 2017

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How government CIOs can lead digital transformation

The Gartner Symposium/ITxpo kicked off on Monday, 18 September 2017 at the CTICC and is expected to attract over 1000 attendees including 190 CIOs over four days

By Ilse van den Berg 19 Sep 2017

Val Thomas, founder and co-creator of TheTreeApp
#InnovationMonth: TheTreeApp making strides in SA tree identification

We chat to the founder and co-creator of TheTreeApp, one of the most powerful tree identification apps on the market, Val Thomas

By Cari Coetzee 18 Sep 2017

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#InnovationMonth: Mobile, the future of guest engagement

With the use of smartphones to book hotel rooms increasing significantly over the past years, Ankerdata has partnered with ConnectHotel to bring SA a customised mobile concierge and booking application

By Cari Coetzee 15 Sep 2017

#InnovationMonth: Hit the 'sweet spot' and you'll get your investors
#InnovationMonth: Hit the 'sweet spot' and you'll get your investors

The SA Innovation Summit was an explosion of, well, ideas and innovation. One talk that particularly intrigued me was one by Tmara (Target Market Adoption Risk Assessment)

By Ilse van den Berg 14 Sep 2017

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