Italian court rules mobile phone caused tumour

2017-04-20 21:11

In a potentially landmark case, an Italian court has ruled that excessive, work-related use of a mobile phone caused an executive to develop a benign brain tumour.

Feature phones make huge African comeback

2017-03-28 15:25

Smartphone sales in Africa are slowing down as feature phones drive growth on the continent.

Uber launches new safety feature for SA

2017-03-22 11:09

Cab-hailing service Uber has introduced Real-Time ID check to South Africa, a feature prompts Uber driver-partners to share a selfie from time to time before going online.

Cell C boss: We’re not in a capex race

2017-03-15 06:04

South Africa’s third largest mobile network, Cell C, is not in a race to beef up its capital expenditure, says the company’s CEO Jose Dos Santos.

#Datamustfall: Can cheaper wireless networks bridge SA’s digital divide?

2017-03-08 16:39

The last mile may be as long as a piece of string, but being able to bridge it with an internet signal is key to South Africa’s competitiveness as an aspiring knowledge economy, writes an expert.

Last-minute deal reached between Blue Label, Cell C

2017-02-27 14:20

Local telecommunications player Blue Label Telecoms has reached a last-minute agreement that is expected to see it acquire 45% of Cell C.

How mobile innovation can cut the cost of workplace training

2017-01-24 16:06

Mobile learning can reduce the cost of training substantially, making workforce education far more accessible to businesses in South Africa, says an expert.

MTN may put off Nigeria listing until 2018

2017-01-20 09:52

MTN Group may put off plans to list its Nigerian operation until 2018 as Africa’s largest wireless carrier works to resolve a regulatory dispute and awaits an economic recovery in the continent’s most populous country.

Zim reverses data tariff hikes following public outcry

2017-01-13 12:22

Zimbabwe has reversed new data tariffs which have caused a furore among consumers, who saw them not only as steep but also an attempt to clamp down on social media.

Nokia launches 'dumb phone' with no internet or touchscreen

2016-12-14 15:15

Nokia is making a comeback in the form of an unexpected ‘dumb phone’ – no touchscreen, no video recorder, no selfie camera or internet access.


How Samsung's Galaxy S8 goes beyond the Edge

2017-04-03 15:20

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ devices are some of the most anticipated releases of 2017, after the company’s debacle with the fire-prone Note 7 launch last year.

Tencent profits jump 43% on mobile gaming success

2017-03-22 18:32

Chinese technology giant Tencent reported a profit boost, helped by the growing popularity of its mobile games.

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.

South Africans still 'in the dark' about personal info safeguards - researchers

2017-03-08 21:26

While South Africa has introduced stricter measures to protect its citizens and their privacy, a lack of enforcement and research opens them up to risk, a discussion on the subject has heard.

First impressions: Five minutes with Nokia's rebirthed 3310

2017-02-28 07:04

What's Nokia's new 3310 like? Looking past the nostalgia, buying one would mean using it alongside a more capable device or as a collector's item, says Kyle Venktess.

MTN share price hurt by full-year loss warning

2017-02-08 10:50

Shares of South Africa’s second biggest mobile network by subscribers, MTN, has fallen over 3% as the company warns of financial losses for the full year period.

SA cyber security firm fights mobile payment breaches

2017-01-23 14:33

With the convergence of mobile technology as the key to all payments, the focus on cyber security has helped an SA firm expand exponentially over the last seven years.

Teen who gained infamy for cyber bully rant goes viral - again

2017-01-17 18:00

An explicit video showing a teenager who gained infamy on social media for cyber bullying another girl has gone viral.

#Dataisfalling, says independent economist

2016-12-29 15:04

Over time, the real price of data has been falling, network speeds have increased, and subscriber numbers have rocketed, writes Luke Muller.

No credit history? No problem: Lenders start peering at phone data

2016-11-25 13:48

Financial institutions, overcoming some initial trepidation about privacy, are increasingly gauging consumers’ creditworthiness by using phone-company data on calling patterns and locations.

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