NGO uses Cloud Platform to launch donation app

2017-06-12 17:00

The Gift of the Givers Foundation, the largest disaster response organisation of African origin on the continent, has launched a first-of-its-kind mobile app to facilitate simple, seamless and secure donations.

Uber plans millions in back pay after shorting NYC drivers

2017-05-24 07:33

Uber has said it underpaid its New York City drivers by improperly calculating the company’s share of passenger fares, and will pay out an average of $900 per driver in restitution, costing tens of millions of dollars.

Vodacom launches municipal service delivery apps

2017-05-11 16:08

A municipality in Umtata has become the first in the country to implement a new system by Vodacom to improve the reporting of service delivery issues.

Local start-up gets boost from Silicon Valley and DJ Black Coffee

2017-05-05 12:14

A Cape Town start-up has received a significant international revenue boost to grow its cleaning service business, as well as backing from DJ superstar Black Coffee.

New York City plans to force Uber to add tipping option

2017-04-18 06:29

New York City’s taxi and black car regulator plans to introduce a rule by July that would require Uber Technologies Inc. to add a tipping feature to its app.

Finally, it’s easy to pay for parking

2017-04-07 09:56

If you’re tired of looking for a misplaced parking ticket, or you’ve too often been wayl, you will appreciate this new card-free, cash-free parking system.

Uber president Jones quits amid turmoil and search for COO

2017-03-20 10:44

Uber Technologies Inc. President Jeff Jones is quitting after less than a year, amid multiple controversies engulfing the ride-hailing company.

Your next Uber ride may have this camera bolted to it

2017-02-09 12:19

Cab-hailing app Uber is in the process of mapping Johannesburg for a better driver and passenger experience.

New SA app eliminates need for a car key

2017-01-23 13:01

Using a key to unlock a rental car could become a thing of the past as a services company has launched South Africa’s first keyless app dubbed ‘Snappdrive’.

SA's first human-AI app aims to do what Siri can't

2016-12-20 09:34

A South-African world-first hybrid human and artificial intelligence app is aiming to go beyond digital personal assistants answering users’ more complex questions.


Bringing tutoring into the 21st century

2017-05-29 09:35

Cognition.Online is an app that makes hiring and paying a tutor fast and efficient. Tutors who are registered on the app also don’t have to relinquish a part of their earnings like with a regular tutoring company.

Snapchat faces harsh reality check after earnings miss

2017-05-12 11:07

Snapchat's ambition to become the next big social media platform hit a brutal reality check with the first earnings report from parent company Snap Inc.

Joburg's R88-million plan to fix its pothole problem

2017-05-09 08:18

Johannesburg mayor, Herman Mashaba, has revealed his plans to alleviate the city’s pothole problem by awarding R88-million to address the city's repair backlog.

WeChat abolishes tipping feature on iPhones

2017-04-20 15:14

Tencent Holdings Ltd. is shutting down a popular feature on WeChat that allows iPhone users to tip emoji and content creators to comply with Apple Inc.’s policy on in-app purchases.

Uber loses another senior executive amid turmoil

2017-04-12 07:21

Uber Technologies Inc. Chief Executive Officer Travis Kalanick is struggling to hold onto his top lieutenants as the company faces an onslaught of scandals.

Uber to suspend self-driving program after crash

2017-03-26 09:55

Uber Technologies Inc. is suspending its self-driving car program after one of its autonomous vehicles was involved in a high-impact crash in Tempe, Arizona, the latest incident for a company reeling from multiple crises.

Here is where UberEATS is expanding to in SA

2017-02-09 14:07

After its success in selected suburbs, UberEATS will now be expanding even further in Johannesburg and Cape Town.

Crowdfunding site shuns Tinder for child adoption app

2017-01-23 15:13

Many seeking love online are familiar with a ‘swipe left’ or a ‘swipe right’ on an app like Tinder – but a US start-up is hoping to apply the same principle finding adopted children.

Uber to help cities get a better grasp on traffic patterns

2017-01-09 15:20

Uber is offering a helping hand to some of the city leaders that it sometimes antagonizes with the aggressive way it runs its popular ride-hailing service

Snapchat switches on group chats

2016-12-14 16:49

Image messaging app Snapchat has launched a group chat option in time for the festive season.

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