ARTICLES RELATING TO ICT

Bharti Airtel to sell phone masts - source

2014-11-19 15:30

Bharti Airtel's planned disposal of mobile phone towers in Africa will see it sell masts to Helios Towers and Eaton Towers, a source says.

Joburg tops Africa in Ericsson ICT city index

2014-11-11 11:51

But the telecoms equipment maker notes that the South African city lags other global hubs with a relatively weak overall score.

Datatec's Montanana sheds light on cloud buy

2014-09-05 11:50

SA ICT company Datatec has bought US cloud platform Verecloud for $12m through its company Westcon. Fin24 spoke to Jens Montanana.

Hippie sense makes business sense

2014-08-29 05:00

Ad agency Joe Public founder Pepe Marais says business success will come about by thinking creatively with a specific purpose.

China to rattle Microsoft, Google and Apple

2014-08-24 14:45

China could have a new homegrown operating system by October to take on imported rivals such as Microsoft, Google and Apple, a report says.

Media24 launches Afrikaans news website

2014-08-21 19:43

Media24 has launched an Afrikaans news website, which is a blend of Beeld, Die Burger, Volksblad and Rapport, expecting to reach over 100 000 consumers daily.

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Blue Label Telecoms announced that gross operating profit increased by R78m to R1.35bn in their results for the year ended May 31 2014.

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Blue Label Telecoms announced that gross operating profit increased by R78m to R1.35bn in their results for the year ended May 31 2014.

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Apple moves data storage onto Chinese soil

2014-08-15 11:34

Apple has begun storing personal data for some Chinese users on servers of China Telecom, the first time it has stored user data on mainland Chinese soil.

Apple prepares Healthkit rollout

2014-08-12 13:30

Apple been discussing how its "HealthKit" service will work with health providers at Mount Sinai, the Cleveland Clinic and Johns Hopkins.

Britons trust Wikipedia 'more than the news'

2014-08-11 09:11

British people trust Wikipedia more than the mainstream media, says the information site's founder Jimmy Wales at the close of a three-day conference.

MTN lifts profit, data unit robust

2014-08-07 10:31

MTN has reported a 9% rise in first-half profit, as strong demand for its high-margin data services offset slow voice growth at home.

Nokia X phones die from identity lack

2014-07-18 17:11

The Nokia X phones, which have been discontinued by Microsoft, blend two rival operating systems, but leave out the best of each.

Bob van Dijk aims for Naspers mobile revolution

2014-07-10 07:57

Naspers has always stayed ahead of what clients want rather than be surprised by it, says new CEO Bob van Dijk, who wants to reinvent the media giant yet again.

Google Street View privacy case to continue

2014-06-30 19:01

The US Supreme Court has rejected Google's bid to dismiss a lawsuit accusing it of violating federal wiretap law.

Number porting not good business for telcos

2014-06-26 11:31

SA telco customers are serviced by a compromised porting company and in no position to negotiate better deals with their service providers.

SABC to get new boss soon, says Muthambi

2014-06-24 14:18

The SA Broadcasting Corporation must appoint a new chief executive officer within the next three months, says Communications Minister Faith Muthambi.

Apple, Google to bring apps to diabetics

2014-06-23 12:02

The world's largest mobile technology firms have set their sights on monitoring blood sugar levels by means of wearable technology like bracelets.

Power of Microsoft's Bing an open question

2014-06-20 14:31

Micrsoft's Bing a worthy competitor to Google, as it powers 30% of the internet search market, according to new chief executive Satya Nadella.

BlackBerry reverses plunge

2014-06-19 16:56

Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry, under new leadership announced a small profit in a surprising turnaround, despite a huge drop in revenues.

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Indira Tsengiwe, who is founder of Youngpreneur Media, sheds light on her journey as an entrepreneur.

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Stylr app is Walmart tech lab's latest buy

2014-06-17 14:45

Walmart's tech lab has purchased shopping app Stylr as it pushes innovation in mobile apps.

Wi-Fi payphones?

2014-06-17 13:20

Telkom’s public payphones could create Africa’s biggest Wi-Fi network, says Gugu Lourie.

Amazon could shake up sector with smartphone

2014-06-17 10:19

Amazon's mystery unveiling is expected to be a smartphone, which if managed well could shake up the market and boost the US online giant as a device maker.

Mitsubishi steps up after Siemens offer

2014-06-16 17:00

German industrial group Siemens has come back with a weakened offer for part of the power-generation business of France's Alstom.

 

SA basic education system 'drags down' ICT skills

2014-11-18 12:41

South Africa risks falling behind its African peers with regard to technology unless drastic changes are made in education, says an expert.

Will Apple's digital wallet kill the card swipe?

2014-09-14 09:47

Will Apple Pay be the tipping point to make people switch their wallets for their phones?

Hippie sense makes business sense

2014-08-29 13:28

Ad agency Joe Public founder Pepe Marais says business success will come about by thinking creatively with a specific purpose.

Mustek charges forward

2014-08-27 11:45

JSE-listed ICT company Mustek has reported strong full-year financial results, with the good performance of Mecer helping growth.

Vodafone to buy Hellas Online stake

2014-08-22 17:15

Vodafone has agreed to acquire a further 73% stake in Greece's broadband and fixed-line telephony provider Hellas Online for €73m.

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Blue Label Telecoms joint CEO Mark Levy tells Fin24 the group's international business strategy is to replicate the South African business model in three phases.

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Blue Label lifts revenue to R19.4bn

2014-08-21 14:14

Blue Label Telecoms posted a revenue jump from R18.9bn to R19.4bn and increased gross operating profit by R78m to R1.35bn.

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Blue Label Telecoms joint CEO Mark Levy tells Fin24 the group's international business strategy is to replicate the South African business model in three phases.

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Naspers disappointed by Fitch ratings downgrade

2014-08-13 18:59

Naspers does not agree with ratings agency Fitch's rating downgrade, according to Meloy Horn, head of investor relations at Naspers.

Google, Asian firms laying underwater cable

2014-08-12 12:45

Google is partnering with five Asian telecom firms to build a $300m underwater cable across the Pacific Ocean in a bid to meet surging internet use.

Read all about it: News you can wear

2014-08-10 11:15

Even if you don't open a newspaper, turn on a television, log on to a computer or pull out a smartphone, you can get news -- from wearable technology.

Facebook stock hits all-time highs

2014-07-24 21:00

Facebook stock have jumped to record highs as strong earnings from the leading social network sparked fresh buying.

BlackBerry stock falls after Apple-IBM deal

2014-07-16 18:12

Blackberry stocks have fallen sharply a day after the announcement of a landmark deal between rivals Apple and IBM to offer custom-tailored apps for businesses.

Lack of scales makes Telkom CEO nervous

2014-07-06 11:24

Telkom boss Sipho Maseko says the parastatal will need to work on resolving its scale issue, adding that it needs to win over the South African market.

Powerful body mulls future of the internet

2014-06-27 11:40

Some came in suits, some came in stilettos, and some came in sci-fi t-shirts, but together they could shape the future of the internet.

Tale of two connections

2014-06-25 07:38

The connectivity growth shown by a survey is not the full story, says Arthur Goldstuck.

Naspers has $1.6bn to partially spend on M&A

2014-06-23 13:21

Naspers has $1.6bn in cash offshore that it can spend partially on acquisitions and for development of existing businesses, says CEO Bob van Dijk.

Media24 profit down, turnover up 5%

2014-06-23 10:01

The profit of Media24 has decreased by 5% during the financial year up to the end of March.

Taiwan's Quanta to produce Apple's smartwatch

2014-06-20 11:00

Taiwan's Quanta Computer Inc will start mass production of Apple's first smartwatch in July, says a source familiar with the matter.

BlackBerry unveils Amazon Appstore deal

2014-06-18 20:25

Blackberry has announced that it is partnering with the Amazon Appstore for the launch of Blackberry 10.3 operating system.

MTN scoops green accolade

2014-06-17 19:03

MTN has earned a spot among the top 500 global companies in the 2014 Newsweek Green Rankings.

BlackBerry's new messaging security

2014-06-17 13:22

BlackBerry has announced the release of new "enhanced security" for its popular BBM messaging, aiming to win back corporate users with high security needs.

Wi-Fi payphones?

2014-06-17 13:17

Telkom’s public payphones could create Africa’s biggest Wi-Fi network, says Gugu Lourie.

African tech start-ups dream of Silicon Savannah

2014-06-17 09:14

Young techies hunched over laptops in small offices across Africa want to create their own versions of California's Silicon Valley.

In China, LinkedIn must beat local rivals

2014-06-16 13:30

After taking a social media drubbing in the West for accepting self-censorship in China, LinkedIn faces obstacles to growth in a market it is counting on.

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