SA startup scores US accelerator jackpot

2015-08-03 07:15

One South African startup has hit the accelerator jackpot by being the first to be included in the US-based 500 Start-ups accelerator.

SA recruitment start-up wins spot to Geneva contest

2015-07-20 11:07

A local recruitment start-up has won a place to pitch its business against competitors and win a potential $500 000 (R6.2m) in equity.

New app to check credit rating

2015-07-15 13:59

A new app has been developed to help people access their credit profiles and safely upload their full credit reports on their Andriod smartphones.

Cape taxi council rejects violence against Uber

2015-07-15 07:54

The Western Cape Metered Taxi Council has rejected violence in light of increasing tensions between metered taxi drivers and ride-hailing application Uber.

Zille enters Uber Cape Town debate

2015-07-06 11:30

Plans are in place to introduce an 'e-hailing' by-law in Cape Town amid the controversy over the legality of internet service Uber in that city, according to Premier Helen Zille.

SA startups eye investment jackpot

2015-07-01 09:07

A South African startup stands to hit the jackpot in a competition to find new technology businesses in the country.

French minister urges UberPOP ban

2015-06-26 14:17

France's interior minister called for a nationwide legal clampdown on UberPOP, siding with taxi drivers who blockaded major transport hubs in angry protests.

Cab drivers block Paris airports in Uber protest

2015-06-25 10:31

French cab drivers angry at competition from taxi app Uber have blocked access to Paris airports and on a busy highway around the capital.

Uber drivers are employees, court rules

2015-06-18 08:17

A California labour board has ruled that drivers for the ride-sharing service Uber are employees, not independent contractors.

App aims to reveal war crimes

2015-06-08 07:55

A new mobile phone app enabling civilians in conflict-torn countries to capture and share verifiable footage of war crimes will help authorities to prosecute the perpetrators.


Amazon moves to fuel start-ups for its platform

2015-07-30 07:49

Amazon has unveiled plans to help start-ups launch and sell their products and services through the US online giant.

Uber fined for keeping info from regulators

2015-07-16 09:18

A judge has fined Uber's California subsidiary $7.3m for refusing to give state regulators information about its business practices.

Uber urges SA taxis: Don't resist us, join us

2015-07-15 12:18

Uber wants metered taxi drivers to join the ride-hailing platform that has seen some success in SA.

Taxi council blames government for Uber success

2015-07-14 13:44

Licensed taxi operators are constrained by laws inadvertently giving online operator Uber an unfair advantage, says the Western Cape Metered Taxi Council.

When a selfie is not enough: Here come velfies

2015-07-06 07:52

Move over selfie, India is embracing the "velfie" with Bollywood stars, sporting heroes and even politicians taking and posting videos of themselves online.

Two Uber bosses arrested in France

2015-06-30 07:55

The two leaders of Uber in France were taken into custody as part of a probe into their ride-booking app.

Apple drops App Store games with confederate flags

2015-06-26 09:53

Apple has removed several civil war games featuring Confederate flags from its App Store, some game developers said.

Women can now rate SA men with this app

2015-06-18 09:25

A new application dubbed 'Lulu', which encourages women to rate local men, has launched in South Africa.

Mobile apps flaw puts 'billions' of records at risk

2015-06-17 16:17

Security researchers have uncovered a flaw in the way thousands of popular mobile applications store data online, leaving users vulnerable.

Microsoft buys start-up behind Wunderlist

2015-06-03 08:14

Microsoft has bought 6Wunderkinder GmbH, a Berlin-based start-up behind the Wunderlist to-do list app.

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