Google considering YouTube, Gmail accounts for kids

2014-08-20 09:15

Google is considering allowing online accounts for children under the age of 13 and give their parents control over how the service is used, according to media reports.

And the biggest SA internet destination is...

2014-08-18 11:03

Where do South Africans spend most of their time on the internet? A new map aims to answer that question.

Cisco to cut 6 000 jobs in streamlining move

2014-08-14 13:30

US computer networking giant Cisco Systems has said it plans to slash some 6 000 jobs, or 8% of its global workforce in the coming year.

Tencent profit roars on smartphone gaming

2014-08-13 14:30

Tencent Holdings has posted its second quarter of year-on-year profit gain of more than 50% as smartphone gaming revenue continued to grow at a breakneck pace.

MWEB drops data price, increases data

2014-08-12 13:25

The internet is set to become slightly more accessible with the introductions of increased data for capped customers, MWEB has announced.

Google to reward secure websites with search ranking

2014-08-08 12:20

Google has said it is encouraging website developers to make their sites secure for visitors by using site encryption as one of the factors to determine search ranking.

Court rules tycoon can sue Google over 'triad' link

2014-08-06 14:20

A Hong Kong court has ruled that a local tycoon can sue Google for defamation because searches for his name on Google suggest adding the word "triad".

MTN introduces new internet bundles

2014-08-01 17:15

MTN is introducing new internet bundles that offers lowest out of bundle rates with up to 60 day validity period.

Facebook offers free internet in Zambia

2014-07-31 10:02

Facebook is launching a mobile app that gives users in Zambia free access to a handful of online services on mobile phones.

Dating site admits to Facebook-style experimentation

2014-07-29 07:25

OkCupid, a top US matchmaking website, regularly mismatches users to test its technology, the IAC/InterActive service has revealed.

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.


Stalking lion cub online video goes viral

2014-08-19 09:04

A video of a lion cub stalking a dog has gone viral on YouTube as several South Africans watched the short clip.

Parents have 'responsibility' to protect kids online

2014-08-15 11:25

Parents have ultimate responsibility to prevent children from accessing harmful content on the internet, but internet service providers can also make an impact, says a local ISP.

Google Glass available in SA - at a price

2014-08-14 12:16

South Africans may have their first chance to try out Google Glass, but it comes at a cost.

Hellopeter aims to slap down SA bad boys

2014-08-13 10:31

Local name-and-shame website Hellopeter has launched a newsletter aimed at making consumers aware of their rights to demand honest service.

Fury in Russia over new Wi-Fi curbs

2014-08-08 14:45

A new government decree requiring Russians to provide their passport details when logging on to public Wi-Fi networks has had internet users up in arms.

Free Wi-Fi partnership to boost SA internet access

2014-08-06 14:51

South African communities are set to have access to increased Wi-Fi coverage as organisations roll out internet connectivity on a large scale.

Google defends child porn tip-offs to police

2014-08-05 10:01

Google has defended its policy of electronically monitoring its users' content for child sexual abuse after it tipped off police in Texas to a child pornography suspect.

Google says 'forgetting' isn't easy, as requests mount

2014-08-01 09:31

Google has told European officials that forgetting isn't easy, especially when details are few and guidelines are murky regarding when personal privacy trumps public interest.

Dog passing out video goes viral on YouTube

2014-07-29 08:42

A video of a dog passing out from joy has rocketed up the charts to become one of the most popular online videos.

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.

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