5 top mistakes that startups make

2015-10-01 14:46

While some startups have embraced a lean strategy to effectively expand, many make rudimentary errors that could sabotage their efforts, says an industry insider.

Fitness startup scores angel investment

2015-09-21 11:46

Local startup FitKey has secured a cash injection from angel investor Justin Stanford.

Uber's China rival invests in Lyft - report

2015-09-11 16:09

China's top taxi hailing app Didi Kuaidi has taken a stake in US arch rival Uber's own domestic competitor Lyft.

Indonesia city bans Uber

2015-09-10 14:45

Uber has fallen foul of authorities in the Indonesian city of Bandung, with the local government banning the controversial taxi-hailing app.

Cell C drops free WhatsApp promotion

2015-08-27 14:54

The mobile operator is ending its free access promotion to the messaging service.

Taxi-booking app GrabTaxi raises $350m

2015-08-21 08:31

Southeast Asian taxi-booking app GrabTaxi Holdings has said it had raised more than $350m in the firm's biggest ever fundraising to boost its business.

Taiwan hits Uber with $1m in fines

2015-08-17 09:29

Taiwan has fined Uber a total of $1m since September for improper registration, turning up the pressure on the app-based taxi service.

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.


Free Wi-Fi outfit targets apps expansion

2015-09-28 10:56

Non-governmental organisation Project Isizwe has incorporated a company to drive its application roll-out plan.

SA publishers to measure app engagement

2015-09-15 10:02

South African publishers will now be able to directly measure engagement of their applications thanks to a new initiative.

Court rules ex -Uber driver an employee

2015-09-11 14:02

Uber has lost another legal round in the dispute over whether its drivers are independent contractors or employees.

Instagram images no longer just squares

2015-08-28 08:04

Instagram has broken its square mould with an update that adds portrait and landscape formats.

Facebook débuts AI assistant to Messenger app

2015-08-27 09:41

Facebook has begun testing a Messenger app virtual assistant that the leading social network said goes beyond artificial intelligence programs already on the market.

Uber wins taxi firms lawsuit dismissal

2015-08-17 09:29

Uber Technologies has won the dismissal of a racketeering lawsuit by 15 Connecticut taxi and limousine companies.

Uber to boost security staff - report

2015-08-17 07:42

Uber Technologies, will increase its security team to more than 100 employees by the end of the year.

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.

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