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Three key trends for African economic growth in 2018

Ecobank Group Research reveals three key emerging trends for Africa which it believes are strong evidence that Africa is on track for improved growth in 2018...

2 days ago

You can't eat your smartphone: Why agriculture is the first frontier of African innovation

Technology enables African smallholder farmers to access better information, improve crop yields, secure better prices for their produce, and improve their livelihoods...

By Ashley Boag 3 days ago

#AfricaCom: Day three highlights

The last day of AfricaCom 2017 saw speakers and exhibitors building on the first two days of the conference, sharing knowledge, forming new partnerships, and talking about the vision for the continent of Africa...

11 Nov 2017

#AfricaCom: How businesses can play their part in growing the tech ecosystem

Emeka Afigbo, strategic products partnerships manager at Facebook, says he is often reminded just how much the technical ecosystem in Africa has grown and how the internet is drastically changing the continent.

By Ilse van den Berg 10 Nov 2017

Egypt state firm looks to cash in on thriving mobile sector

As Egypt's mobile operators thrive, state-owned Telecom Egypt is entering the market in an effort to boost state revenues...

10 Nov 2017

#AfricaCom: Day two highlights

Day two of AfricaCom saw more excellent keynote speakers, panel discussions, think tanks, big announcements, and thought-provoking presentations. It was also the day that the AfricaCom Awards winners were announced...

9 Nov 2017

ALL THE 2017 AFRICACOM AWARDS WINNERS!

Last night, 8 November 2017, saw the 10th AfricaCom Awards held at The Lookout in Granger Bay, Cape Town. 2017 marks AfricaCom's 20th anniversary...

9 Nov 2017

#AfricaCom: How innovation is better in Africa

Toby Shapshak, editor-in-chief of Stuff Magazine, shared some thoughts on how innovation is better in Africa at AfricaCom 2017. He highlighted some specific innovations to illustrate how the continent is leapfrogging into the future... (video)

By Ilse van den Berg 8 Nov 2017

Startups winners at AppsAfrica.com Innovation Awards

African startups Flare, Snapplify and Flutterwave were among the winners at the AppsAfrica.com Innovation Awards, which took place in Cape Town last night...

By Tom Jackson 8 Nov 2017

Ericsson releases MEA Mobility Report 2017 at AfricaCom

Ericsson yesterday, 7 November 2017, in a briefing at AfricaCom 2017 released its Ericsson Middle East and Africa Mobility Report 2017, which predicts that LTE subscriptions will expand by 47%...

8 Nov 2017

NEC/XON Summit 2017: Making Africa smarter and safer

The NEC/XON ICT Summit 2017 kicked off on Monday, 6 November 2017. Keynote speakers included the likes of Carel Coetzee, CEO of XON and Hironobu Kurosaki, president and CEO of NEC Europe...

By Ilse van den Berg 7 Nov 2017

Business card replacement app Veza launches in SA

Networking and business card replacement app Veza has launched in South Africa, aiming to make it easier to follow up with new contacts from business events...

By Gabriella Mulligan 6 Nov 2017

WhatsApp rolls out 'delete for everyone' message feature

Messaging apps like WhatsApp have revolutionised the way we communicate with friends, family, and even business contacts, clients, and colleagues. The downfall though is that once a message is sent, it's sent. No cancelling. No retrieving. No escaping potential embarrassment or a bruised reputation. Until now...

3 Nov 2017

MySidekick shopping app launches across SA

South African startup MySidekick has launched its free Android-based shopping app across the country, offering users special deals from retailers such as Clicks, Dis-Chem and Volpes...

By Tom Jackson 1 Nov 2017

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International

Hisense acquires Toshiba television business

Hisense Electric, the publicly listed subsidiary of Hisense Group, has agreed to purchase 95% of the shares of Toshiba Visual Solutions Corporation (TVS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation, for 12.9 billion Japanese Yen (R1,6 billion). Toshiba holds its 5% stock rights.

3 days ago

New iPhone brings face recognition (and fears) to the masses

WASHINGTON, US: Apple will let you unlock the iPhone X with your face - a move likely to bring facial recognition to the masses, along with concerns over how the technology may be used for nefarious purposes.

30 Oct 2017

Saudi 'giga projects': tall ambitions, high risks

From a holographic lion to talking robots and flying taxis, Saudi Arabia has dazzled investors with plans for hi-tech "giga projects" - but sceptics question their viability in an era of cheap oil.

30 Oct 2017

Roambee enables digitisation for enterprise supply chain, logistics

Internet of things (IoT) smart logistics and asset monitoring company, Roambee, has introduced BeeBeacon mobile monitoring technology that combines BLE/Wi-Fi/GSM hotspots and beacons to provide granular visibility for package-level delivery and asset management.

25 Oct 2017

MSC Cruises' innovative surveillance system bridges gap in overboard detection

MSC Cruises has launched a new vanguard video surveillance system, which will optimise on-board security, allowing for the speediest intervention in the unlikely event a person or object falls overboard.

11 Oct 2017

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