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MEST Africa invests $1.1m in tech startups across Africa

MEST Africa continues its commitment to early-stage startups, investing in eleven teams from its 2019 graduating cohort...

1 day ago

Hype Cycle highlights technologies that will transform business

The 2019 Gartner "Hype Cycle for ICT in Africa" features three technologies that will have a transformational impact on businesses in Africa within the next 10 years. They are smart city frameworks, the Internet of Things (IoT) and low earth orbit satellite systems.

2 days ago

Africa Data Centres Nairobi now PCI DSS compliant

Africa Data Centres becomes the first carrier-neutral data centre in Nairobi to be PCI DSS compliant...

2 days ago

What 4IR means in the context of South Africa

From the Internet of things (IoT) to Artificial Intelligence (AI) to smart cities, to the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), the list of buzzwords is steadily growing with a shortage of tangible and visible planning...

By Eckart Zollner 3 days ago

#WomensMonth: Generic business lessons for the 21st Century from healthcare advertising

Mandi Fine is CEO of F/NE Group Global, which turns 20 years old this August. Here, Fine explains how specific data science and storytelling skills are transforming marketing and communications, as well as future trends to embrace in any industry...

By Leigh Andrews 3 days ago

The (growing) importance of data-driven location-based marketing

Multi-location companies have come to rely on data analysis to drive sales, determine and manage brand reputation, refine operational efficiencies, respond to customer queries and deliver superior customer experiences...

19 Aug 2019

#StartupStory: Are you having a 'Blue Monday'?

"Facial recognition software can potentially recognise a 'Blue Monday' simply by scanning employee expressions"...

By Evan-Lee Courie 19 Aug 2019

Five 3D printing myths

The first conviction for 3D printing a firearm was recently reported in London, not long after 3D printed masks were used to trick face recognition. Should we be afraid?

By Ahmad Beltagui, Achilleas Sesis and Nikolaos Stylos 16 Aug 2019

British Airways to trial VR entertainment

British Airways customers will be transported to their own 3D cinema in the skies as the airline exclusively trials a new virtual reality headset...

15 Aug 2019

Customer engagement in an omnichannel world

Omnichannel customer engagement revolves around so much more than just a technology-driven approach. A cross-channel strategy needs to be an integral human one if organisations are to remain competitive...

By Mo Areff 13 Aug 2019

Who owns the copyright to AI... and its creative works?

An AI algorithm, or more specifically the written code, encompassing both the source code and object code, would be categorised as a "computer program" under South African laws and is protected by the law of copyright...

By Fatima Ameer-Mia and Lee Shacksnovis 5 Aug 2019

AB InBev, BanQu to empower Africa farmers with blockchain technology

AB InBev and BanQu intend to provide an economic identity for people around the world, especially for those working at the tail end of supply chains and who are economically disconnected...

1 Aug 2019

Elon Musk says Netflix and YouTube are coming to Teslas

"Netflix and drive" might become a thing now that Elon Musk revealed upcoming support for the streaming service and YouTube on his Tesla vehicles...

By Shereesa Moodley 31 Jul 2019

How AI and machine learning can help combat rhino poaching

While various anti-rhino poaching strategies have helped curb this illegal activity, nature conservationists and other relevant role-players still lack real-time data about rhino behaviour that could provide crucial information of imminent poaching activities...

30 Jul 2019

Developing hybrid skills: How tech and AI are reshaping the hospitality job market

Over the last decade, technology has transformed marketing, reservations, guest relations, service and many other aspects of this industry...

By Julia Aymonier 30 Jul 2019

VR will reshape our entertainment experiences

Virtual Reality (VR) has a long way to go before it bursts into the mainstream, but there are signs that the technology is starting to mature...

By Ernst Wittmann 29 Jul 2019

Entries open for Africa's first travel hackathon

"This hackathon is the first of its kind in this market. And we are excited to be at forefront of revolutionising tourism to catch up with the 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR) with the aim of also collecting and storing accurate industry data..."

29 Jul 2019

The rise and rise of the on demand economy

Today, owning DVDs and CDs seems like a quaint idea - why would you clutter your home with physical media when you can get the music or movies you want over the internet on a pay-per-download or subscription basis?

By Alex Thomson 25 Jul 2019

Gaming and edtech paradise opens in West Africa

Touted as the 'largest video game venue in West Africa', the Paradise Game Centre officially opened its doors on the first floor of Cosmos Yopougon, the new shopping centre in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire on Wednesday...

25 Jul 2019

AI: The balancing act in developing Africa

Artificial Intelligence (AI) brings the promise of increased productivity and economic development. But the benefits of AI are not guaranteed to uplift all communities equally...

25 Jul 2019

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