Mobile browser seen as safer than apps to access Facebook - Opera report

2018-04-16 21:52

South Africans trust their mobile browsers for social media access more than apps, Opera claims in its latest mobile web report.

Google releases new Africa app to beat sluggish internet speeds

2018-04-12 11:15

Google is releasing an app in Africa that will help internet users overcome obstacles such as the lack of high-speed connectivity and the cost of data on the continent.

Tech sector frets as US-China trade tensions simmer

2018-04-08 19:54

As US-China trade tensions ratchet up, the technology sector is fretting over the potential for collateral damage to one of America's most important export industries.

Who needs $20m? Moon race still on without Google's prize

2018-03-31 08:00

Google called off its race to the moon weeks ago but that won’t stop teams from Israel, Japan and the US, who say their missions are still a go, with or without the contest's $20m prize.

Twitter joins Facebook, Google in banning crypto coin sale ads

2018-03-29 20:30

Twitter is joining Facebook and Google in banning advertisements for initial coin offerings and token sales on its social-media platform.

Tech giants set to face 3% tax on revenue under new EU plan

2018-03-18 13:31

The move, in the form of a draft proposal, comes at the EU seeks to raise money from an industry it says provides less than it should to public coffers.

EU has 'very serious' doubts over Google shopping solution

2018-03-09 20:44

EU anti-trust authorities say they take "very seriously" doubts among Google's rivals that the search giant has met demands from Brussels to stop favouring its shopping service.

Twitter, Google sued from opposite sides over white pride

2018-02-22 11:36

Twitter is accused of censoring a self-proclaimed 'white advocate,' while Google faces claims that it didn’t protect employees from supremacist bullies.

Your boss could have the rights to your social media accounts

2018-02-12 19:18

South African law is unclear about who may own your social media accounts when you leave the company - even if you have the passwords.

Former Uber CEO gets grilled in high-tech heist case

2018-02-07 08:29

Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick took the witness stand y, offering his initial response to allegations that he cooked up a scheme to steal self-driving car technology from Google.


A female engineer’s fight for equal pay at Google

2018-04-15 14:00

“I think I just didn’t want to believe that Google could be evil,” says Kelly Ellis who is heading a lawsuit against the tech behemoth over alleged gender pay discrimination.

Google in talks to buy Nokia's in-flight broadband

2018-04-11 21:53

Google is in talks to acquire Nokia Oyj’s plane broadband business as the Alphabet unit seeks to tap into new services and reach more users by offering in-flight high-speed internet.

'Where's Wally' is in Google Maps for April Fools – no joke – just in time for long-weekend entertainment

2018-04-01 12:05

Slightly frustrating for an adult – but ideal for kids who need to be entertained over the long weekend.

France prepares €1.5bn push to foster AI research

2018-03-29 22:00

President Emmanuel Macron is to unveil a bold plan to make France a centre of reference for artificial intelligence research, in a field dominated by US and Chinese players.

YouTube to `frustrate' some music users with ads so they pay

2018-03-22 12:59

YouTube says it will increase the number of ads that some users see between music videos, part of a strategy to convince viewers to pay for a forthcoming subscription music service.

France to take legal action against Google, Apple for 'abusive' practices

2018-03-15 07:09

France will take legal action against Google and Apple for "abusive business practices", Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire has said as transatlantic ties threaten to be riven by a trade war.

How to find a job on Google, now in South Africa

2018-03-07 13:31

Just type "jobs" into the search engine, though filtering by location and salary will give better results.

Chrome plans to block annoying ads

2018-02-19 19:55

Internet web browser Google Chrome has introduced an ad blocker to its browsers across all platforms.

In-car cameras, putting pets first… Biggest automotive trends

2018-02-12 09:42

From on-board cameras to more pet-friendly vehicles, Google reveals top automotive trends.

A raucous Google-Uber fight is finally heading to trial

2018-02-05 13:40

A Google-bred pioneer in self-driving cars and Uber's beleaguered ride-hailing service are colliding in a courtroom showdown.

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