Silicon Valley eyes Africa as new tech frontier

2018-07-15 17:54

With its colourful hammocks and table tennis table, a new tech hub in the Lagos metropolis wouldn't look out of place among the start-ups on the other side of the world in Silicon Valley.

The simple idea that became Intel's secret weapon against Motorola

2018-07-12 06:00

If you are a business leader, start by reading this guide to using OKRs – a simple but devastatingly effective tool that became the lifeblood of Intel, writes Ian Mann.

Google blames Wikipedia for "Nazism" tag on California Republican Party

2018-06-01 18:06

Google is blaming Wikipedia for search results that said the ideology of the California Republican Party included "Nazism".

YouTube revamped their streaming music service but it's still not in SA

2018-05-21 10:21

The new YouTube Music is set to launch next week in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico and South Korea, with more markets coming online soon.

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.


Fake news: algorithms in the dock

2018-07-14 13:17

At the heart of the spread of fake news are the algorithms used by search engines, websites and social media which are often accused of pushing false or manipulated information.

Here's a way around Facebook and Google's marketing dominance

2018-06-14 22:30

A small tag that costs less than 10 cents could put a dent in the marketing machines of Alphabet’s Google and Facebook.

Google challenges South Africans to build a better society

2018-05-28 05:00

Google is challenging South Africans to make the country better as it launches a programme to improve communities.

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.

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