Africa e-commerce firm expands

2014-07-28 13:47

A would-be African Amazon called Jumia, set up by a German venture capital firm, is expanding into Uganda, Ghana and Cameroon.

Amazon losses grow, shares tumble

2014-07-25 07:23 has posted a much larger-than-expected loss in the second quarter as its rapid pace of investment in businesses such as digital content and consumer electronics offset a jump in revenue.

FNB bins Internet Explorer 8 for online banking

2014-07-23 13:33

In what will no doubt come as a shot at Microsoft's Internet Explorer 8 browser, First National Bank has announced that it would no longer be supporting IE8.

Anger at online police brutality video

2014-07-21 19:36

An online video purporting to show a death as a result of police brutality, has resulted in officers involved being suspended as the video gains in popularity online.

Google smartphone suit plays into rivals' hands

2014-07-21 11:16

A US consumer lawsuit accusing Google of monopolising prime real estate on Android smartphones will help mobile rivals like Microsoft make their antitrust case with European regulators.

Debate rages over snooping of Google user e-mails

2014-07-21 09:08

A federal judge has granted prosecutors access to a Gmail user's e-mails as part of a criminal probe, a decision that could fan the debate over how aggressively the government may pursue personal data.

The copywriting mistakes most clients make

2014-07-18 17:44

If you trawl back into the annals of advertising history what you’re going to discover is that the industry was built on copywriting, says Chemory Gunko.

Tech will drive IT growth in Africa

2014-07-17 09:58

Communications technologies will drive IT growth in Africa, says an analyst, calling for country-specific African strategies.

Naspers joins internet Hall of Fame

2014-07-10 14:30

JSE-listed Naspers has made its mark as a top player in the world of internet, along with Google and Amazon, according to research by the World Startup Report.

Social media - are you in?

2014-07-05 05:45

Andrew Marshall takes a look at the social media figures SA as at the end of last year and wonders who can afford not to use it.

Huge mobile growth, 5G networks 'around the corner'

2014-07-04 12:29

Mobile data is expected to jump - but many could find the enormity of that jump difficult to comprehend.

Don't fear MTN buy, says Afrihost

2014-07-03 13:52

Afrihost says customers need not worry about any changes that will disrupt its innovation after it was gobbled up by MTN.

Politician wailing video goes viral

2014-07-03 10:34

A video clip of a weeping Japanese politician accused of dubious spending has gone viral, leaving many outraged and puzzled.

MWEB takes soccer to new level with tweet couch

2014-07-02 12:08

As social media expands, it is inevitable that it will grow into new and different areas. But furniture? Perhaps, an ISP has unveiled its tweet couch.

EU could probe Google YouTube dominance

2014-07-01 11:32

Europe's antitrust chief has said he could investigate Google's YouTube if he saw any attempt by the company to abuse its dominant position in online video searching.

Google execs visit Cuba to promote internet

2014-06-30 08:29

A team of top Google executives is visiting Cuba to promote open internet access, according to a dissident blogger who says she met the group in Havana.

Google Android spreading to cars, watches, TV

2014-06-26 14:22

Google is expanding its empire to cars, watches, businesses and televisions, explained in a sweeping vision at the opening of a sold-out developers conference.

Microsoft ups OneDrive online storage to 15GB

2014-06-24 10:05

Microsoft has moved to increase the cloud data for its customers as the company focuses on its software services business.

Wi-Fi to be mobile broadband standard in SA

2014-06-23 14:57

Wi-Fi is soon to become the standard network for broadband as demand for data spikes and more people access the internet, says an insider.

US court limits 'abstract' software patents

2014-06-20 14:11

The US Supreme Court has ruled that a computerised financial trading system cannot be patented because it is based on an "abstract" idea.

We're sorry for outage, says Facebook

2014-06-19 12:37

Facebook has apologised for the brief outage that the social networking website experienced.

Internet scammers targeting Australians seeking love

2014-06-16 08:38

International fraudsters are increasingly targeting those seeking love, taking over 25 million Australian dollars from Australian victims last year, figures show.

YouTube shark escape video goes viral

2014-06-14 10:30

A man's escape from a Great White shark has gone viral after the video of his close encounter was published on YouTube.

Facebook offers users control on ads viewed

2014-06-12 21:21

Facebook will begin allowing users more information about the ads delivered to them, and to block marketing messages they don't want to see.


Elderly given an internet key to family links

2014-07-27 16:00

Two grandmothers mystified by computer tablets have inspired a start-up to develop an application to help the elderly stay in touch.

Facebook strikes gold with mobile

2014-07-24 06:32

Facebook's fast-growing mobile advertising business has helped drive a 61% increase in revenue, beating Wall Street targets and sending shares to a record high.

China internet population breaks records

2014-07-22 14:28

China is now home to 632 million internet users, a government agency has said, although use of social networks has dropped amid a crackdown.

BSkyB to bet big on European expansion

2014-07-21 12:16

BSkyB's plan to buy Rupert Murdoch's pay-TV assets in Italy and Germany is a bold bet on long-term growth at the expense of short-term profit

Copywriting mistakes, common

2014-07-21 10:43

If you look back into advertising you’ll discover that the industry is built on copywriting, says Chemory Gunko.

'Sex please' rejection list goes viral

2014-07-21 07:28

A sexually frustrated husband's spreadsheet on his wife's excuses to avoid sex with him has gone viral on the internet.

7 appear for online dating scam

2014-07-17 21:54

Four men and three women have appeared in court in connection with their alleged involvement in an online dating scam.

Is social media killing you?

2014-07-11 09:41

I fear for the youth getting lost in social media so deeply that we end up living our lives over the phone or iPad, writes Zareef Minty.

The copywriting mistakes most clients make

2014-07-09 21:10

Time and again I see clients making the mistake of using their internal jargon on their marketing collateral and website, writes Chemory Gunko.

Music streaming signals death of downloads

2014-07-04 18:30

Streaming music is set for growth as mid-year sales statistics show the medium continues to show strong acceleration, at the expense of download sales.

Dutchman jailed for webcam child abuse

2014-07-03 20:00

A Dutchman who got more than a dozen young girls to perform sex acts in front of their webcams has been sentenced to six years in jail.

Afrihost reassures customers after MTN buy

2014-07-03 13:00

In the wake of MTN’s acquisition of Afrihost, the Internet Service Provider (ISP) is taking steps to reassure customers about the independence of the business.

Vodafone to use electricity poles for fibre broadband

2014-07-03 07:29

Vodafone is to build a fibre broadband network across Ireland, using the overhead and underground infrastructure of the country's Electricity Supply Board.

Etiquette for out of office employees

2014-07-01 12:32

While telecommuting provides a convenient way of conducting business, it's important to appreciate that the rules of proper business behaviour. Here's a telecommuting "How-to".

Gumtree launches SA car price checking tool

2014-06-30 13:30

Online classifieds provider Gumtree has built a car pricing tool that helps buyers and sellers to figure out whether they getting a deal - or being ripped off.

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.

Getting your website's sexy on

2014-06-25 15:32

Andrew Marshall discusses the five key components to constructing a website that will best represent your brand.

Google to wow with smart home gadgets, wearables

2014-06-25 08:36

An Android update, wearable gadgets and so-called smart home devices are just some of the innovations Google is likely to show off at its two-day developer conference.

MTN broadband fibre to the home coming soon

2014-06-24 08:31

MTN has said that South Africans will soon see the fruits of its intention to roll out fibre broadband connectivity to homes and businesses.

Google removes Singapore hate blog

2014-06-23 07:50

Google has taken down a blog that listed ways to harass Singapore's Filipino population, drawing praise from internet users appalled by growing racial tensions.

Microsoft updates privacy policy

2014-06-19 14:33

Microsoft has announced that it had revised its privacy policy to limit targeted advertising to users of its applications.

China lawyers warned against 'online misbehaviour'

2014-06-18 14:39

China's lawyers' group has warned its members against "online misbehaviour" and other activities, generating criticism of overreach from within its own ranks.

Singapore grapples with smartphone addiction

2014-06-15 20:24

Easily distracted? Can't be separated from your smartphone? Constantly checking your device for no real reason? Chances are you're an addict - and you may even need professional help.

Telkom promises 20 suburbs fibre broadband

2014-06-13 14:01

Telkom has announced that it will begin a fibre to the home broadband project in a series of tweets.

Commuters happy with taxi Wi-Fi

2014-06-12 19:07

Taxi commuters in Soweto are happy about getting free Wi-Fi access while travelling in taxis or waiting at the taxi rank.

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