Vodacom has become the first telco globally to zero-rate the lifesaving addressing technology, what3words, for its more than 43 million subscribers across South Africa. @Vodacom has become the first telco globally to zero-rate the lifesaving addressing technology, @what3words, for its more than 43 million subscribers across #SouthAfrica.Click To Tweet The UN estimates that 75% of […]

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Vodacom is The First Telco to Zero-Rate what3words

Mobile fintech solutions company, Entersekt announced that it has successfully integrated with Huawei Mobile Services (HMS). HMS is Huawei’s alternative to Google Mobile Services, a collection of applications and application programming interfaces that are typically pre-installed on Android phones and tablets. Entersekt fast-tracked work on its mobile software development kit (SDK) to facilitate push messaging […]

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Entersekt Integrates Digital Banking Software with Huawei Mobile Services

Spotify has finally removed its 10,000-song cap on library sizes, now allowing users to add as much music as they’d like to their personal libraries. Fixing an issue that has irritated music-lovers on the service for years. With more than 50-million songs available to customers to stream at any time, until today, there was a […]

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Spotify Removes its 10,000-Song Library Limit

As the world grapples with a totally different business dynamic in the wake of the global lockdowns currently in place, the enterprise storage industry must continue showcasing the continuous innovation that enables compelling solutions for its clients. This, however, is not so easy for all players in the current economic downturn. This is according to […]

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Enterprise Data Storage ‘business as usual’ with Tintri and Networks Unlimited

The Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ) in Munich, Germany, contains no ordinary supercomputer. Sure, it has thousands of servers, or nodes, stacked in rows in a windowless vault with technicians working diligently on huge data crunching conundrums for research organisations; running simulations to try and better predict future natural disasters like tsunamis and earthquakes. But it […]

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How Lenovo is Pursuing Sustainable Supercomputers

In response to how the global COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted education and learning around the world, Ericsson has joined the UNESCO-led Global Education Coalition by launching Ericsson Educate – a digital programme delivering online learning content focused on improving digital skills for students in secondary schools and universities. Now more than ever, being digitally connected […]

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Ericsson Launches a Digital Learning Programme for Students

MTN has again been ranked as the ‘Most Admired African Brand’ based on spontaneous consumer responses in Brand Africa 100: Africa’s Best Brands 2020 survey. The survey, which was released on Monday, shows that MTN is also the only African brand in the rankings of the ‘Most Admired Brands in Africa’. #MTN has again been […]

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MTN Ranked as the Most Admired African Brand

The world has been changed by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Almost all points of what we used to know are in some ways now different. These changes will no doubt last as long as the pandemic, and many will last even longer. In the world of work, the transition from offices to home has been […]

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6 Tech Companies Make Remote Working a Permanent Option

The UK’s National Cybersecurity Agency is expected to conclude that US sanctions against Huawei will make it impossible to use the Chinese company’s technology as planned for implementation of 5G throughout the country. Announced on Sunday, this emergency review is designed to pave the way for the country’s government to push for the total elimination […]

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UK Cybersecurity Review May Mean the End for Huawei 5G Deal

Africa Data Centres announced it has joined the NVIDIA DGX-Ready Data Centre program, allowing organisations across the African continent to connect with AI-ready facilities for seamless, rapid and cost-effective AI deployments. Africa Data Centres is the first and only network of interconnected, carrier- and vendor-neutral data centres on the African continent. Being a part of […]

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Africa Data Centres Joins NVIDIA DGX-Ready Data Centre Program

Netflix says it will begin to ask customers who have not watched anything on the on-demand video streaming service in a year or more if they wish to maintain their subscription — and will cancel their membership if it does not hear back. The company says it has started to notify customers who haven’t watched […]

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Netflix to Start Cancelling Inactive Customer Subscriptions

Samsung and Google have reached a new level in their collaborative efforts to bring a fresh user experience design that fits the innovative form factor of the Galaxy Z Flip. Samsung says that with the Galaxy Z Flip’s unique folding system, users can set the device on any surface and watch their favourite YouTube channel […]

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YouTube Supports New Optimisation Mode for the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip

The Competition Commission announced that the proposed acquisition of Cell C assets by Gatsby SPV has been conditionally approved. “The Commission has recommended to the Competition Tribunal to conditionally approve the proposed transaction in which Gatsby SPV intends to acquire certain assets of the mobile network operator, Cell C,” the Commission in an official statement. […]

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Competition Commission Approves Cell C Recapitalisation

Windows search is getting a massive upgrade in the guise of Mac’s Spotlight search function with a tool called PowerToys Run. Launched this past Tuesday and still in a very early stage. CNN calls the new feature “promising”, a search box that could put the Start Menu and Windows key-R shortcuts out of business. The […]

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Windows is Getting A New Apple-Like Upgrade

FNB has been harnessing artificial intelligence (AI) to reimagine risk management and forensic due diligence processes. The result is the ability to review profiles for various financial crimes holistically, more rapidly, and more consistently, and free up the time of analysts to perform the functions that they remain better suited to than AI. FNB claims […]

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FNB is Leveraging AI to Redefine Risk Management

DHL Global Forwarding – an international provider of air, sea and road freight services – has launched its digital road freight platform Saloodo! to shippers and transport providers in Uganda, connecting the country to its growing digital network on the African continent. With a total road network of over 129 000 kilometres, it is no […]

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DHL Debuts Digital Road Freight Platform in Uganda

California-based tech giant Apple may delay its iPhone 12 announcement event, expected for September, due to the global coronavirus pandemic. The company had delayed the launch of its new iPhone 12 by over a year into 2021 when the pandemic first began affecting tech companies across the globe. Now, Apple is considering pushing the announcement […]

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Apple May Delay its iPhone 12 Announcements Even Further

Twitter is testing a new feature that will allow users to choose who can reply to their tweets. Essentially, before posting a tweet, users will be able to select one of three options: everyone (standard Twitter, and the default setting), only people you follow, or only people you mention – thereby controlling who can (or […]

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Twitter is Testing a New Tweet Reply Feature

Apple and Google have officially launched their Exposure Notification system – previously debuted as contact-tracing software – which is designed to alert users of possible contact with individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19. “Starting today, our Exposure Notifications technology is available to public health agencies on both iOS and Android. What we’ve built is […]

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Apple and Google Launch COVID-19 Exposure Alert Tool

HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, has announced the appointment of Stephen Taylor as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). Taylor brings with him almost 30 years’ experience in sales and marketing across some of the world’s best-known brands including PayPal and Samsung. HMD Global, the home of #Nokia phones, has announced the appointment of Stephen […]

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HMD Global Appoints Former PayPal CMO

Facebook has launched its latest eCommerce feature – Shops – which will enable businesses to set up an online store for customers to access across Facebook and Instagram. The company says that it is investing in features that inspire people to shop and make buying and selling online easier. This comes at a time when […]

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Facebook Unveils Shops – its New eCommerce Feature

As South Africans continue to adjust to new ways of living and working, MultiChoice South Africa has expanded its content selection, value and reach. The multimedia producer is opening up a world of online learning, series and movies to its DStv customers from 19 May 2020. “As the nationwide lockdown continues, MultiChoice continues to provide […]

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MultiChoice to Provide Free Online Learning and Entertainment

Google is rolling out tabbed grouping for Google Chrome. The update aims to address the problem of working with larger numbers of tabs at once. The new feature makes it possible to group related tabs together and treat them as a single entity for ease of navigation and management. The company is already in the […]

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Google Rolls Out Game-Changing Update to Chrome

Microsoft has spent a good while now pushing for a single version of Windows that can run on every type of device, and while the company hasn’t managed to achieve this as well as they might have liked in the past – now the company seems to be close to finally reaching that “one Windows” […]

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New Windows 10X OS Struggling to Perform Basic Functions

Last week US President, Donald Trump extended the national trade ban by another year – a move which a senior Huawei Technologies executive believes is “really designed to safeguard American dominance of global tech”. #Huawei executive believes US trade ban is “really designed to safeguard American dominance of global tech”.Click To Tweet Similarly, Head of […]

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Is the US Trade Ban Purposefully Limiting China’s Tech Dominance? Huawei Thinks So

One of Facebook’s largest and most notable acquisitions in recent memory is for a service commonly used to find reaction GIFs for funny memes. Giphy is a platform where users can create and share their own GIFs of whatever it is they want – from TV show snippets to baby’s eating lemons or cats texting. […]

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Facebook Buys Giphy for $400-Million

Amazon Web Services (AWS) – alongside launching its next wave of data centres in South Africa – has partnered with Vodacom to grow the South African mobile networks offering further and deliver improved business, cloud and other solutions to its clients. “Vodacom is an AWS Advanced Consulting Partner with operations across the African continent, so […]

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Vodacom Welcomes Launch of AWS Data Centres in South Africa

At least twenty advocacy groups have accused TikTok of violating child privacy regulations in the US and breaching a settlement that the viral video app agreed with the Federal Trade Commission last year over a previous privacy complaint. The groups, which include the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, the Center for Digital Democracy and the […]

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TikTok Accused of Breaching Child Privacy Regulations

Opera’s African fintech startup OPay remains committed to building a multi-service super app in Nigeria as the foundation to expand on the continent. OPay will also continue to operate ORide for limited passenger service — though the company is shifting the motorcycle ride-hail operation toward logistics businesses. These updates were offered by Opera’s VP of […]

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Opera’s OPay Still Planning African Expansion via Nigerian “Super App”

The Institute of Chartered IT Professionals (ICITP) followed up its inaugural launch with a 2nd Chartered CIO Council meeting online amid the COVID-19 lockdown. The Chartered CIO Council is an inclusive advisory & advocacy council for the South African MICT sector, established by the Institute of Chartered IT Professionals (ICITP) the Information Technology professional body […]

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The 2nd Chartered CIO Council meeting

As governments begin to lift lockdowns, Uber says that it is taking unprecedented safety measures to help everyone who uses its app to stay safe and healthy. From next week, all Uber riders, drivers and couriers in South Africa will be required to wear a mask or face covering when taking a trip. As part […]

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Uber Launches Mask Verification Safety Measure

Microsoft is launching a new app called Family Safety – created to make a difference in how you monitor your family’s, and your own, screen time. Designed primarily to manage the screentime and app usage of children. “Protect what matters most with physical and digital safety,” is how Microsoft describes the app on its official […]

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This App Helps Parents Control How Much Time Their Kids Spend on their Phones

Credence Security — a leading regional distributor of specialised solutions in cybersecurity, forensics, governance, risk and compliance — has announced a new partnership with award-winning global endpoint and perimeter-protection vendor ESET to cover Southern Africa. In selecting a partner to expand its footprint in southern Africa, ESET was attracted to Credence Security’s regional reach as […]

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Credence Security Chosen by ESET as Distribution Partner for Southern Africa

It could be assumed that cybercriminals around the globe are having good days at the office right now. This is partly because vast elements of the corporate world are no longer based mainly at their own offices, as large populations of the global village enter into voluntary or government-enforced lockdowns. “The bid to lessen the […]

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SentinelOne Brings AI Learning to Networks Unlimited Endpoint Defence Suite

US President, Donald Trump has extended the national emergency order that prohibits American companies from buying, selling or using any hardware from Chinese technology company, Huawei, in fear that it will result in ‘cyber-exploitation’ by China for another year. The order also means that Chinese companies do not have legal access to American technology. Bloomberg […]

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Trump Lengthens Ban on Huawei

Yesterday, CEO of Twitter Jack Dorsey sent an email to Twitter staff, notifying employees that they will able to continue working from home as long as they see fit. Dorsey notes in the same email that Twitter was an early adopter of a work-from-home model, however – much like the rest of the world – […]

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Twitter Allows Staff to Work from Home Indefinitely

Microsoft is rolling out a new reply-all protection feature for Office 365 and Exchange Online. This new feature is designed to prevent email storms when hundreds or thousands of people start replying to an email thread after someone forgets to BCC everyone or a distribution list was misconfigured. Something that has happened to everyone at […]

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Microsoft Now Blocks Reply-All Email Storms

Ericsson has announced the appointment of Todd Ashton as the Vice President and Head of Ericsson South & East Africa. Prior to assuming this role, Ashton served as the Head of Ericsson Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh and Global Customer Unit Axiata within Ericsson in Market Area South East Asia Oceania & India. “We are […]

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Ericsson Appoints New Head of South and East Africa

F5 Networks – a company that helps make apps operate faster, smarter and safer for the world’s largest businesses, service providers, governments and consumer brands – has completed its acquisition of Shape Security, a leader in fraud and abuse prevention. Marcel Fouché, Networking and Storage General Manager at value-added distributor Networks Unlimited Africa, a channel […]

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F5 Networks Acquires Shape Security

Mukuru, one of the largest international money operators and remittance companies in Africa, has confirmed that it has acquired Zoona Malawi’s operational assets along with the technology systems that support its Malawian operations. Zoona, which has worked with Mukuru for four years as a trusted partner, is an Africa-based fintech that enables entrepreneurs to bring […]

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Mukuru Acquires Malawian Fintech Zoona

Gozem has officially integrated Etisalat Benin’s mobile money capabilities to its app.  Essentially, the integration means that Gozem customers can now use Moov Money to safely top up their Gozem wallets and take trips without cash. This move could see hundreds of Gozem users in Benin benefiting from the simplicity and security of Moov Money […]

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Gozem Benin Integrates Etisalat Moov Money into App

Nedbank has announced that it is partnering with global educational institution Shaw Academy to offer free online interactive courses to its customers during the COVID-19 pandemic. @Nedbank has announced that it is partnering with global educational institution Shaw Academy to offer free online interactive courses to its customers during the COVID-19 pandemic.Click To Tweet With […]

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Nedbank to Offer Free Online Education and Skills Based Courses

Amazon Web Services (AWS) – alongside launching its next wave of data centres in South Africa – has partnered with  Vodacom to grow the South African mobile networks offering further and deliver improved business and cloud solutions. “Vodacom is an AWS Advanced Consulting Partner with operations across the African continent, so naturally we are very […]

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AWS Partners with Vodacom to Improve Business and Cloud Solutions

Uber is laying off thousands of its employees as the ongoing pandemic continues to impact business. The company said in a filing on Wednesday that it is cutting about 3,700 full-time roles or roughly 14% of its staff on the company’s customer support and recruiting teams in response to the reduced volume of ride requests […]

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Uber Lays Off 14% of Global Workforce due to COVID-19

Teraco has officially confirmed the construction of Teraco Cape Town 2 (CT2), a new 30MW data centre facility. This follows the company’s recent 60MW expansion announcement of its Johannesburg data centre campus in Isando and makes the Cape Town facility the second-largest on the continent. Jan Hnizdo, CEO at Teraco, says that the company is […]

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Teraco to Build Second-Largest Data Centre in Africa

Tech giants Apple and Google, who together have their operating systems running on 99% of all smartphones, announced last month that they would work together to create a system for notifying people who have been near others who have tested positive for COVID-19. The companies are planning for only public health authorities to use the […]

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Apple and Google Ban Use of Location Data for Contact Tracing Apps

IBM has introduced a new range of services and solutions backed by a broad ecosystem of partners to help enterprises and telecommunications companies speed their transition to edge computing in the 5G era. This effort combines IBM’s experience and expertise in multicloud environments with Red Hat’s industry-leading open source technology, which became part of IBM […]

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IBM and Red Hat Introduce New Edge Computing Solutions

The recent acquisition of StorEx, a leading supplier of Third-Party Maintenance (TPM) for enterprise-sized organisations, by Evernex, a leading international provider of third-party maintenance services for data centre infrastructure, has enabled the locally built specialist to significantly expand its African footprint and operations. Jan Beukes, founder and CEO of StorEx, says that the company will […]

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StorEx expands its African footprint as an Evernex company

Last month Microsoft said that Teams usage had grown to 44-million daily active users during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Now, The Verge is reporting that the platform’s user base has jumped 70%. Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella revealed in an investor call that Teams now has more than 75-million active users. #Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella revealed […]

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Microsoft Teams Jumps to 75-Million Daily Active Users

Facebook now has more than 3-billion monthly users active across its suite of applications. #Facebook now has more than 3-billion monthly users active across its suite of applications.Click To Tweet The company’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed this in a call to analysts following the release of Facebook’s results for the first quarter of 2020. “For […]

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Facebook Now has 3-Billion Monthly Users Across All of its Apps