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QBS has joined forces with Pipol to enable partners to assign and engage in international opportunities. With over 160 offices in more than 85 countries, Pipol is said to be the largest international provider of consulting and implementation services based on Microsoft Dynamics. The agreement is a broad strategic partnership with great mutual opportunities for […]
Every day various sectors across the continent are adjusting and finding new ways to deal with challenges brought about by the current coronavirus pandemic. Given the MultiChoice Group’s position in Africa’s video entertainment sector, the group is acutely aware of the challenges its partners in the industry are facing. At this time MultiChoice will be […]
Apple is preparing a possible delay of the launch of its first 5G enabled iPhones – the iPhone 12. This is, of course, due to the global coronavirus pandemic that is threatening international demand and has crippled the company’s development schedule, reports Tech Weez. Allegedly, Apple is considering delaying the launch by several months and […]
Facebook is struggling under a massive spike in usage across the globe due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, says the company in a blog post on Tuesday. The majority of this new usage is concentrated on private messaging and video calling, tools that Facebook manages but does not monetize. The social media giant says it […]
Ride-hailing service Bolt, previously known as Taxify, has partnered with Meridian Hygiene to help drivers and passengers keep sanitised and safe by offering a free fogging service at its driver centre in Charles Crescent Johannesburg, with immediate effect. The service will be rolled out to drivers in other cities in the coming days. Later in […]
Some of the worlds biggest social media and information sharing platforms have announced that they will be working together to protect their users from coronavirus-related misinformation. These companies include Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Reddit, Twitter, and YouTube. “We are working closely together on COVID-19 response efforts,” reads the joint industry statement from Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, […]
YouTube is relying on AI video moderation during the COVID-19 pandemic as many of its human reviewers are being sent home to limit the spread of the maligned virus, confirms The Verge. What this means to video producers and consumers is that videos might simply be taken down simply by being flagged for a policy […]
Microsoft announced that co-founder and tech advisor Bill Gates is stepped down from the company’s board of directors to dedicate more time to his philanthropic priorities, including global health in the age of COVID-19, as well as development, education, and his increasing engagement in tackling climate change. Microsoft announced that co-founder and tech advisor Bill […]
TikTok, the Chinese app on which hundreds of millions of users from all corners of the world share music videos, has allegedly instructed moderators to suppress posts created by users that are deemed too ugly, poor, or disabled for the platform. TikTok has allegedly instructed moderators to suppress posts created by users that are deemed […]
The world’s top PC gaming platform, Steam, has surpassed its all-time concurrent user record with a 24-hour peak at 20,313,451, according to The Verge. The world’s top PC gaming platform, Steam, has surpassed its all-time concurrent user record with a 24-hour peak at 20,313,451Click To Tweet This information is from data presented by the platform. […]
An update for WhatsApp’s “Delete Messages” feature is inbound, reports WABetaInfo. And while the feature is not yet available, it could allow users to automatically delete messages after a set amount of time in both private and group chats. First discovered in October 2019, previous reports suggested that this function would only be useful in group […]
Safaricom has revamped it’s My Safaricom App for Android, reports TechWeez. The update (version 220.127.116.11) – which was pushed on Thursday, 12 March 2020 – includes minor features like a new splash screen and refreshed MPESA Global User Interface. The newer splash screen simply includes Safaricom’s tagline whereas the MPESA Global User Interface now displays […]
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced a new portfolio of as-a-service offerings to help telecommunications companies build and deploy open 5G networks. The portfolio is for accelerating telecoms on the path to revenue growth with 5G and enables them to rapidly deploy 5G services to employees and customers. “5G has the potential to revolutionize our digital […]
MTN CEO, Rob Shuter says South Africans can expect an announcement from the telecom giant in regards to data price cuts shortly, according to My Broadband. This comes after Vodacom made a similar announcement after it had reached an agreement with the Competition Commission on 10 March regarding the telecom’s data prices. Due to the […]
IT News Africa previously reported on the supposed cancellation of the Electronic Entertainment Expo – E3 – for 2020, with many publications stating that companies close to the event were in the process of pulling out as the cancellation announcements were soon expected. Not a few hours after the article was posted, E3 released a […]
Twitter has ordered employees around the world to work from home following the COVID-19 pandemic – with Tweeps in Hong Kong, South Korea and Japan already working remotely. The social media company, based in San Fransico, operates more than 35 offices across the globe. Twitter had already “strongly encouraged” its staff to work from home […]
Facebook has announced the launch of the Community Accelerator programme, available in Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa. The Accelerator will be a six-month programme that aims to provide training, mentorship and funding to help community leaders grow their communities. Selected leaders will spend up to three months learning from experts, coaches and working within a […]
It’s an exciting time in wide-area networking (WAN). With the rapid adoption of software-defined wide-area networking (SD-WAN) architectures, the world is experiencing the biggest transformation in the WAN since the introduction of multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) back in the late 90s. So says Damon Ennis, Senior VP of Products for SD-WAN solution provider, Silver Peak. […]
Dimension Data says that it will retire its brands Britehouse, Internet Solutions and ContinuitySA in a move that will result in the group operating under one name. This will reduce the duplication it is experiencing within its subsidiaries, via Business Day. Headed by CEO, Grant Bodley, the Johannesburg-based technology group is made up of four […]
The world’s largest gaming convention, the Electronic Entertainment Expo – E3 – will be cancelled this year, according to Ars Technica who were informed by multiple sources. The massive gaming event where the grandest developers and publishers in the world release trailers and information about their upcoming titles is being cancelled due to the spread […]
MTN Group announced what they believe is an encouraging set of results for the year ended 31 December 2019 – most notably the addition of 18 million customers to reach a total of 251 million and that group president and CEO, Rob Shuter, would be stepping down from his role at the end of his […]
MTN announced that the group president and CEO, Rob Shuter, will be stepping down from his role in March 2021 – ending his four-year fixed contract. “The board thanks Rob for the contribution he has made, and continues to make, to MTN,” says the mobile telecoms giant. “The succession process will be concluded during the […]
South African telecoms giant, Vodacom has agreed to reduce the cost of its data offerings by as much as 40%. This is following a finding that the country’s mobile data prices were the highest on the continent, according to a report from the Competition Commission. South African telecoms giant Vodacom has agreed to reduce the […]
Apple is facing more than a 60% drop in iPhone shipments as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak, according to the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT). The tech heavyweight already announced in mid-February that it wouldn’t meet its revenue guidance for this quarter because of planned cuts in production in order to protect […]
The world of entertainment is changing rapidly. Increased access to fibre to the home, as well as a growing number of content creators and video-on-demand services, are forcing large entertainment companies to rethink their business strategies and innovate new and exciting ways to entertain their customers. That’s why, as part of its digital transformation journey, […]
Amazon – the biggest online eCommerce platform in the world – is selling its impressive “Just Walk Out” technology system to several brick-and-mortar retailers, reports The Verge. And although there is no word on exactly which retailers have already acquired the system, Amazon is also set to launch a website where any potential customers can […]
The Microsoft for Startups initiative has announced the launch of the new Global Social Entrepreneurship programme. Designed the make the world a better place, startups are creating new businesses built on powerful and innovative technologies. Innovators and entrepreneurs are finding new ways to harness tech to drive purpose-led social enterprises that measure success by the […]
Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) company, announced the appointment of Sherifa Hady as the Channel Sales Director for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). In her role, Hady will oversee the channel team, working closely with them to build partnerships with resellers and distributors across the region, exploring new and existing opportunities for mutual […]
You wouldn’t normally expect to see the words ‘show-jumping’ and ‘supercomputing’ in the same sentence, but thanks to a brand-new partnership between Mellanox and one of South Africa’s sparkiest show-jumping teams, a re-think might be in order. Most experts in the IT world have previously encountered Mellanox, a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end smart interconnect […]
The most popular messaging app in China and counterpart to WhatsApp, WeChat – owned by the controversial megacorp, Tencent – has been censoring keywords about the coronavirus since as early as 1 January, reports The Verge citing an analysis. The research group Citizen Lab first made this determination. The group scripted out group chat conversations […]
MTN Zambia is set to introduce a new range of digital products and services for 2020. This “exciting” new product range stems from an effort to “bring the benefits of modern connected life to its customers,” writes Lisa Mulozi, manager of communications at MTN Zambia. These new products are expected to enhance customer experience and […]
Standard Bank South Africa announced on Tuesday, 4 March 2020, that it is moving its core SAP Cloud Platform services to Microsoft Azure to significantly improve the experience customers have with the bank while enabling it to introduce new solutions to market more efficiently. This accelerates the digital transformation of SAP customers to S/4HANA by […]
The Android version of WhatsApp is looking to get a new security feature which will allow users to protect their message backups, reports My Broadband via WABetaInfo. The feature is currently in its Alpha stage of development. WhatsApp currently allows users to back up their chats, media and contacts automatically to their Google Drive. This […]
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Certain products from Apple, Facebook and HP are in short supply all over the world in a possible sign that the Covid-19 Coronavirus outbreak is having a dire and widespread effect on the global manufacturing system, reports My Broadband via Bloomberg. Apple Apple’s iPad Pro tablets are seeing limited availability at stores in major cities […]
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According to Counterpoint Research’s Market Pulse report, which details 2019’s top 10 best-selling smartphone devices in the world, Apple dominated the top 10 list, with six iPhone models featuring. It was followed by Samsung, with three Galaxy A smartphones. The top 10 best selling smartphones of 2019 in the world are as follows: 10. Apple […]
MTN Benin and Gozem have teamed up to give MTN subscribers the chance to order motorcycle taxis, tricycles and car taxis via Gozem’s Android & iOS applications without consuming their internet data package. This strategic ‘Zero-Rating’ partnership between Gozem and MTN Benin creates mutual value by facilitating access to affordable transport for MTN Benin subscribers […]
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ACS, a division of Altron that provides secure data hosting for the Altron Group of companies as well as external customers across South Africa, announced on Thursday, 27 February 2019, that it has strengthened its partnership with VMware cloud Provider partner Routed. This partnership aims to enhance ACS’s current disaster recovery (DR) offering with a […]
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Google is releasing its web-based version of Google Earth on browsers like Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Opera today, reports The Verge. Google released Earth for web integration in 2017, killing its desktop app while it was at it. Earth launched on the web with the Chrome-only Native Client, or NaCl, as there wasn’t a […]
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Amazon Web Services (AWS), the largest cloud computing platform on Earth, has been planning to set up an Edge location in Kenya for some time now. However new developments in Nairobi between Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and AWS execs have seen the signing of a strategic agreement between the Amazon service and Kenya’s largest mobile […]
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Google is reportedly eager to work with Huawei again, after telling German news publication DPA that it has applied for licensing with the US government. This comes after US president, Donald Trump claimed that Huawei is a danger to American national security in May 2019. Trump then went on to sign an executive order allowing his […]
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Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) has partnered with leading online travel agency, Travelstart, to make it easy for Huawei users to search, compare and book the best deals on flights, hotels and cars for business and leisure travel. The Travelstart app called Flapp, has integrated with Huawei’s new device ecosystem, HMS, meaning that Huawei users can […]
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MTN Group announced that it has chosen Tecnotree to be a strategic partner for its Digital Transformation journey. Tecnotree, a global provider of business support systems for the telecom industry, will commence the transformation in Ghana. As the first country to undertake this process, MTN Ghana will use Tecnotree’s Digital BSS Suite 5 to help […]
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Altron Bytes Document Solutions (ABDS) has announced the appointment of Warren Mande to Managing Director of Altron Arrow, effective 1 March 2020. Warren has enjoyed a rewarding career at Xerox and Altron – in both the UK and SA for over 17 years. He joined the company as a graduate trainee before being promoted to […]
Uber South Africa is introducing a new feature which aims to make a trip for both the passenger and the driver a little safer. Within the coming weeks, passengers will be able to receive a four-digit PIN code that they’ll provide to their driver before starting a trip. This added layer of verification can help […]
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StorEx, a leading supplier of Third-Party Maintenance for enterprise-sized organisations, recently reported double-digit growth in its year on year results. Since launching 12 years ago, the company has experienced accelerated growth over the past 18 months as the demand for its infrastructure lifecycle extension management solutions continues unabated. Jan Beukes, CEO of Storex, says that […]
The novel coronavirus outbreak has had unprecedented impacts on the globe – from halted travel and complete city shit downs to major cuts in tech manufacturing. And companies relying on goods from China have had to deal with a decline in revenue as a result. However, one tech giant Huawei – the second-largest smartphone distributor […]
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South African financial services provider, ABSA has acknowledged that several customers who use iPhones were restricted access to its banking app. A report from My Broadband suggests that this is because the customers’ data had been erased from ABSA’s systems earlier this week. “We can confirm that a small number of our iOS app users […]
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To celebrate the month of love, and showcase the importance of mobile data in today’s digital world, TRACE Mobile, South African lifestyle network will be rolling out a three-part web-series titled ‘Get The Love’. Directed by Mike Muller, Executive Creative Director at SenseSix, ‘Get The Love’ follows the story of lead character ‘Davisto’ played by […]
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Since emerging in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December 2019, the coronavirus has spread around the world. As of February 2020, the death toll within mainland China exceeded 1,113, with 44,563 confirmed cases. As the outbreak grew, so did public questions and concerns. To help address those fears and resolve the crisis, public safety officials […]
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From series and film streaming to playing video games online to watching wrestling, to getting a variety of bacon delivered to your home every month – the future demands you have a subscription to something. So why not a subscription to a car, or many cars? “Changing up your ride is as easy as binge-watching […]
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