Diversity 'energising' SA tech growth

2015-11-23 12:47

Race and gender diversity in the technology industry is adding new energy to startups and business models, says an industry player.

Free internet basics is 'non-discriminatory' - Facebook

2015-11-17 07:26

The social network insists that it’s Free Basics internet programme is an open platform as the company courts developers and publishers.

Fin24 users reject WhatsApp regulation

2015-11-10 11:50

Fin24 users have reacted with derision to mobile operators suggesting that over the top providers such as WhatsApp should be regulated.

Ex-Rugby star Clyde Rathbone in people-rating startup

2015-10-30 15:56

The former rugby player and his partners in Australia have developed a startup that is described as 'a wiki of open letters and reviews about people'.

Charging extra for WhatsApp compared to e-tolls

2015-10-15 10:23

Fin24 users have rejected MTN's idea of paying extra to access to over the top services such as WhatsApp.

SA tops Africa in mobile app downloads

2015-10-08 13:20

South Africa leads in mobile application downloads in the Sub-Saharan Africa market as consumers in Nigeria, Ghana and Kenya race to catch up.

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.


Startups need to focus on local solutions - Ericsson

2015-11-18 10:21

Technology solutions for Africa need to be developed locally to address local needs, says a network provider.

Black South Africans rush to digital opportunity

2015-11-16 11:31

Black South Africans have jumped at the chance for internships at the Digital Academy which seeks to boost skills in the ICT sector.

Tshwane 'Uber for security' app goes live

2015-11-10 10:02

The first phase of the Namola security application has been given the green light in the City of Tshwane.

Apple kicks out data collecting apps

2015-10-20 07:12

Apple is kicking out applications that collect personal data in violation of the company's privacy policies from its online store, the tech giant has said.

Facebook rules SA smartphones

2015-10-14 10:34

Social media applications dominate the South African smartphone scene, local research has found.

Uber probes IP address assigned to Lyft exec

2015-10-08 08:18

Uber is focusing its legal efforts on learning more about an internet address that it has persuaded a court could lead to identifying the hacker.

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.

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