ARTICLES RELATING TO TECH

Facebook adds 'stores' to main app, copying Snap

2017-03-28 14:50

Facebook is making a dramatic change to the social network's mobile application, letting people post pictures and videos that disappear after 24 hours.

Vodafone, Idea agree on merger to create India mobile leader

2017-03-20 11:18

Vodafone Group has agreed to merge its Indian unit with Idea Cellular to create a leader in the world’s second-largest mobile phone market.

Google to revamp ad policies after UK, big brands boycott

2017-03-20 07:48

Google has announced it will change its advertising policies after several major brands pulled ads from the platform because they appeared alongside offensive content.

SA data-centre firm raises R1.2bn for African expansion

2017-03-15 07:18

Teraco Data Environments has said it raised R1.2bn from South African lender Barclays Africa Group to invest in information-technology infrastructure on the continent.

Vodacom Tanzania begins IPO as MD sees acquisitions

2017-03-08 13:44

Vodacom's Tanzanian unit will begin an initial public offering, the first in a series of listings expected on the domestic exchange that may spur mergers and acquisitions.

Uber loses court bid to block English test for drivers

2017-03-03 15:15

Uber has lost a ruling over UK transport rules that require language tests for drivers, which could keep 40 000 people from joining the industry over the next three years.

Snap: messages vanish, young billionaires appear

2017-03-02 10:03

Snapchat has became a social media star with messages that vanish after viewing, making co-founders Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy among the youngest billionaires on the planet.

5 major tech launches to watch at Mobile World Congress

2017-02-26 12:19

The world’s biggest mobile conference is set to take place from Monday with top manufacturers around the world gearing up to launch the newest phones of the year.

Trust a big factor for e-commerce in Africa

2017-02-22 12:44

Trust is probably the biggest factor relating to e-commerce in Africa at the moment, delegates hear at the 3rd Annual eCommerce MoneyAfrica Confex.

SA Post Office warns of new scam

2017-02-07 17:26

The SA Post Office warns the public to be on alert for a parcel delivery scam designed to steal their money.

 

3 innovations that could drive energy revolution in Africa

2017-03-24 11:58

A couple of decades ago we witnessed the beginning of Africa’s astounding mobile revolution.

INFOGRAPHIC: Why Cape Town is SA's fintech hub

2017-03-20 09:12

Cape Town is home to globally focused tech businesses and entrepreneurs, who recognise the value of the tech community, lifestyle and talent in this innovative city.

Black excellence: Top tax and IT firms join forces

2017-03-17 05:02

A leading online tax firm has joined forces with an entrepreneur, who started his IT business from the boot of his car.

Treasury won't break law on Sassa deal - ANC

2017-03-08 19:12

Treasury will not act illegally and approve a new welfare distribution deal with Net1 UEPS Technologies, says ANC spokesperson Zizi Kodwa.

MTN mulls first rand-bond sale in 7 years on Nigerian woes

2017-03-07 20:08

MTN is gauging investor interest for its first sale of rand-denominated bonds in seven years as Africa’s largest mobile-phone operator struggles to repatriate earnings from its Nigerian business.

Apple’s UK suit against Qualcomm adds to global patent war

2017-03-03 11:55

Apple sued Qualcomm in a UK court, adding to lawsuits across the globe in a sprawling battle over patents and licensing fees between the iPhone developer and the designer of mobile phone chips.

Sassa CEO defends Post Office contract talks

2017-02-28 13:39

Sassa CEO Thokozani Magwaza has defended his decision to initiate talks with the Post Office in case a contract to distribute grants can’t be extended.

Tesla slips back into red but revenue grows

2017-02-24 12:58

Tesla reported that it slipped back into the red in the recently ended quarter while revenue revved, with orders for some of electric car models hitting record highs.

Germany bans internet-connected 'spying' doll

2017-02-19 17:31

German regulators have banned an internet-connected doll called "My Friend Cayla" that can chat with children, warning that it was a de facto "spying device".

Snapchat parent Snap to raise up to $3bn in IPO

2017-02-03 10:40

The parent of the fast-growing social network Snapchat has filed public documents for a share offering, seeking to raise up to $3bn.

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