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MTN looks to cut 'excessive' licence fee in Benin

South African mobile phone giant MTN is in talks with Benin's telecoms regulator after its subsidiary was slapped with a bill of more than $200m

16 hours ago

#NewCampaign: SweepSouth gives back Friday

Inspired by the global trend towards giving back instead of getting on Black Friday, local home cleaning company SweepSouth is transferring the savings it would usually give to its customers on a day like this and handing them back to its 'SweepStars'. Here's how it works

By Jessica Tennant 1 day ago

Securing the enterprise network with artificial intelligence

Artificial intelligence (AI) often throws up visions of a futuristic Earth, where self-aware robots are programmed to be ethical in their behaviour and protect human lives at all costs

By Pieter Engelbrecht 1 day ago

Swimming with dolphins in virtual reality to aid disabled

Swimming with wild dolphins is something most can only dream of, and jumping into pools with captive animals has become increasingly controversial with environmentalists condemning it as cruel

1 day ago

Africa is not a data desert

The data age has opened up a world of renewed understanding in the ways we live and work

By Ben Leo 1 day ago

Google reveals findings of the 2017 Connected Consumer Study

Google SA has announced the launch of the 2017 Connected Consumer Study, conducted by research group Kantar TNS

2 days ago

Democratising AR, bringing content to life with Zappar

"Part of our mission in business has always been to democratise AR and truly make it a mass-market proposition."

By Cari Coetzee 2 days ago

BBM Messenger's Adam Pattison on chat, dark social and the new mobile economy

On his visit to South Africa for the MMA (Mobile Marketing Association) Forum in Johannesburg on 2 November and Mobile Monday in Cape Town on 6 November, Adam Pattison, vice president, Americas & EMEA at BBM Messenger, shared insights into chat or dark social and how this is shaping the mobile economy

By Jessica Tennant 2 days ago

Can a tech company build a city? Ask Google

Sidewalk Labs, the urban innovation startup owned by Google's parent company Alphabet, has announced a partnership with the City of Toronto to develop a new waterfront precinct

By Sarah Barns 2 days ago

2017 GAP Innovation Competition winners revealed

Recognising and rewarding innovative ideas that have the potential to significantly impact the Gauteng economy, the 2017 GAP Innovation Competition winners in each category have been announced

2 days ago

Managing a property from afar

In South Africa the air B&B market has surpassed all other forms of rental accommodation online booking sites and many South Africans have latched onto the idea of letting their homes over peak holiday periods for a good income

By Arno Hattingh, Issued by Smartlink 2 days ago

Data analysis is one of the most lucrative skills to have

Data analysis is rated as one of the most sort-after and lucrative skills to have and represents a great career opportunity for anyone with the right aptitude

Issued by GetSmarter 2 days ago

Vodacom connects to the fast lane

At a little more than four years old, Vodacom's "internet of things" (IoT) business was already generating R800m a year in revenue and "accelerating very fast", group CEO Shameel Joosub said last week

By Nick Hedley 2 days ago

Hetzner sponsors WordCamp

WordCamp is a casual WordPress-centred conference organised by the local WordPress communities in various cities around the world

Issued by Hetzner 2 days ago

Digital era opens opportunities in maritime industry for South African youth

The face of the maritime industry is being changed by technological advances and digitalisation, opening up opportunities, especially among the youth

17 Nov 2017

How machine learning can boost IoT efficacy

CIOs should leverage machine learning to turn the tsunami of data obtained in Internet of Things (IoT) deployments into actionable insights. This is according to a new report from Forrester.

17 Nov 2017

Call for applicants for Digital Health Cape Town's accelerator programme

Designed to foster local ehealth innovation, Digital Health Cape Town (DHCT) has opened applications for its accelerator programme

17 Nov 2017

Safeguarding your customers against the threat of identity theft

A recent data breach exposed the personal information of 30-million South Africans, including emails, ID numbers, addresses and contact numbers, and, in some cases, even passwords

By Wynand Smit 17 Nov 2017

Cars and speakers: Baidu speeds up AI progress

Chinese web giant Baidu unveiled a smart speaker model and plans for a self-driving mini-bus, its latest foray into the hyper-competitive field of artificial intelligence

17 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.

14 Nov 2017

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

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