Data centre firm Teraco receives R400m funding boost

2015-01-27 13:22

The African data centre operator and internet exchange point (IXP) has boosted its medium term funding facility as it embarks on an expansion drive.

How the vicious Internet is creating a vicious world

2015-01-24 08:32

Is the viciousness and hatred on the Internet leaving us on the brink of creating a society of psychopaths? asks Chemory Gunko.

Effective training 'key' to SA paperless education

2015-01-23 10:19

Training of educators and officials is a key component before technology strategies are implemented in schools, says an expert.

Netflix to launch in SA - report

2015-01-22 12:45

Online movie and TV series streaming service Netflix could soon be available in South Africa as the company embarks on a global expansion.

Online dating scammer in court

2015-01-21 18:23

A man accused of committing fraud during an online dating scam has made his first appearance in the Bellville Specialised Commercial Crime Court in Cape Town.

Festive season 'burns' SA online retailers

2015-01-21 13:19

South African retailers let their greed get the better of them and lost money over the festive season to criminal gangs, according to a local digital payments company.

Could social media ease your stress?

2015-01-20 05:00

According to a new study, there is no evidence that social media users feel more stress than people who use digital technologies less or not at all.

Delhi rape victim to sue Uber in US

2015-01-16 22:30

A 27-year-old woman allegedly raped by an Uber cab driver in December plans to sue the smartphone-based taxi service for negligence in US courts.

Facebook, Twitter stressing you out?

2015-01-16 16:16

Heavy users of the internet and social media do not have higher levels of stress than people who use digital technologies less or not at all, a study shows.

Gloves off in battle for SA broadband

2015-01-16 08:30

The battle for the internet in South Africa has taken a dramatic turn as telecoms giants swing punches at each other.

China shuts down 50 websites

2015-01-13 15:52

China has closed websites and social media accounts for violations ranging from pornography to 'publishing political news without a permit'.

China wins fight against porn

2015-01-12 09:00

China has deleted more than three million pieces of pornographic content from the internet in 2014.

Email, internet remain top workplace tools - study

2014-12-31 08:19

Americans see email and the internet as the most important tools for productivity at work, and still prefer landlines over cellphones for the office, a study has showed.

Haunting internet pictures lay humanity bare

2014-12-24 12:30

A set of haunting pictures that depicts everyday struggle has made its way on to the internet.

Telstra buys Asian telecom provider Pacnet

2014-12-23 12:05

Australian telecoms giant Telstra has agreed to buy Pacnet, Asia's biggest private owner of submarine communication cables.

After Google, Facebook investigated over privacy

2014-12-17 10:30

A Dutch government-affiliated watchdog is probing changes in Facebook's privacy policy, the latest skirmish in a wider fight over the commercial use of online personal data.

France bans UberPop ahead of taxi protest

2014-12-15 13:24

The UberPop transport service will be forbidden in France, the French interior ministry has said.

Survey shows internet's political role

2014-12-11 14:49

Would-be 2016 presidential candidates take note: The internet may potentially make or break your campaign.

Is your child's teacher a pervert?

2014-12-10 07:47

How to check if there's a paedophile working near your child in SA.

US paedophile jailed for 50 years in Kenya

2014-12-02 16:51

A court in Kenya has sentenced a US citizen to 50 years in jail for making and distributing child pornography on the internet.

Cape Town launches public Wi-Fi

2014-11-20 11:30

The City of Cape Town and Orange announced on Thursday the launch of a Wi-Fi network that would offer limited free internet access in some of the city's poorer suburbs.

SA digital economy 'best in Africa'

2014-11-20 10:34

South Africa's digital economy is the most developed in Africa and one of the fastest growing in the world.

Goodbye Google, hello Yahoo says Firefox

2014-11-20 07:56

Yahoo will supplant Google's search engine on Firefox's web browser in the US, signalling Yahoo's resolve to regain some lost ground.


TV white spaces broadband launched in Ghana

2015-01-26 11:50

Technology giant Microsoft has launched Africa’s first commercial deployment of television white spaces internet broadband in Ghana.

SA hits one million .za domains

2015-01-23 14:32

The ZA Central Registry (ZACR), which manages the .za domain, has announced that the number of local internet domains had passed the one million mark milestone.

Google boss: Internet will disappear

2015-01-23 09:10

Google chair Eric Schmidt has predicted that the internet will soon be so pervasive in every facet of our lives that it will effectively "disappear".

WhatsApp adds messaging from web

2015-01-22 10:01

WhatsApp, acquired by Facebook for nearly $22bn, has unveiled a new service on Wednesday for sending messages from a web browser.

Netflix eyes expanding to 150 more countries

2015-01-21 14:13

Streaming video giant Netflix has said its global membership swelled to 57.4 million at the end of 2014 and that it is now setting its sights on a global expansion.

Google will review 'right to be forgotten' rules

2015-01-21 09:13

Google is only removing search results from European websites when individuals invoke their "right to be forgotten".

Could using social media ease your stress?

2015-01-19 10:02

According to a new study, there is no evidence that social media users feel more stress than people who use digital technologies less or not at all.

French news sites blocked

2015-01-16 18:21

Access to several French news sites have been blocked resulting in security experts raising questions about possible Islamist hacking.

Using social media doesn't cause more stress

2015-01-16 15:45

According to a new study, there is no evidence that social media users feel more stress than people who use digital technologies less or not at all.

Google pushes smartphones forward with translator tool

2015-01-15 13:05

Google has begun turning smartphones into real-time language translators - of both written and spoken content.

IE suffers as hackers hit Windows

2015-01-12 13:28

Internet Explorer has topped the list as the most vulnerable Microsoft Windows component for 2014.

Firefox deal boosts Yahoo search

2015-01-08 13:45

Yahoo has experienced a jump in market share thanks to Mozilla's move to make it the default search engine in the Firefox browser.

Tencent readies launch of China’s first private bank

2014-12-29 10:41

'Webank' is expected to focus on loans to individuals as well as small and medium-sized enterprises in China, according to the country’s regulators.

North Korea's Internet down again

2014-12-23 19:40

North Korea's connections to the Internet have been cut for the second day running, according to a US Internet research group.

North Korea internet goes dark

2014-12-23 08:15

North Korea has experienced internet outages, a US company that monitors internet infrastructure has said, adding that the reason for the problems was not known.

'Gross' internet art seeks changing perspectives

2014-12-22 13:00

An artist has published a series of illustrations on the internet that depict some of the controversial issues that dog modern society.

Bill Nye explains evolution - with emojis

2014-12-15 14:00

Science educator Bill Nye in an online YouTube video has taken to the internet to teach evolution - with emojis.

Vidi: Who needs an app for streaming?

2014-12-15 09:15

Local video on demand service Vidi has announced that South Africans can now watch TV shows and movies without the need for an application.

Google kills off News platform in Spain

2014-12-11 07:50

Google has said it will shut down its Google News service in Spain to prevent publishers' content from appearing on it.

Iran to identify all web surfers

2014-12-06 18:27

Iran's telecommunications minister says his technicians are developing a system to identify any internet user in the country at the moment of log-on.

Paris domain names sell like hot croissants

2014-12-03 11:00

Companies and lovers of the City of Lights snapped up 6,600 '.paris' Internet domain names in a mere two hours on Tuesday, far exceeding expectations.

Denmark the most connected country - study

2014-11-25 05:20

Denmark has overtaken South Korea as the world's top country for cellphone and Internet use, according to a new study.

SA farmer finds Google internet balloon

2014-11-20 11:00

A Karoo farmer may have stumbled on a crashed test balloon being used by internet company Google, Beeld has reported.

Governments warned over heavy mobile taxes

2014-11-20 10:24

Governments should not seek to tax mobile operators out of existence, says an international organisation.

Spotify boosts staff as competition heats up

2014-11-19 11:31

Spotify, the world's largest online music streaming service, plans to boost its staff numbers by a third, its co-founder and chief executive has said.

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