In her opening address at the IAB Summit, which took place on Thursday, 30 May at the Joburg Theatre in Braamfontein, IAB CEO Paula Hulley shared seven key insights from the IAB Global Direct Brand Report on the direct brand economy...
Jessica Tennant 4 Jun 2019
Africa's digital revolution is transforming our economy at a record pace. Africa is home to the 10 fastest growing cities in the world, and for nearly a decade, we've had the world's fastest rate of internet adoption...
Magdi Amin 26 Apr 2019
Facebook has announced that it is supporting Safer Internet Day, held annually on 5 February, with a campaign spanning 15-plus African countries...
5 Feb 2019
Gabon shuts down the internet and broadcasting services following coup attempt...
11 Jan 2019
Democratic Republic of Congo cut access to internet and SMS services, blocked the signals of at least two broadcasters...
8 Jan 2019
As more video content is consumed on the internet, finding the specialists in optimising that content is going to be vital...
Danilo Acquisto 17 Apr 2018
Ethiopia's use of imprisonment, harassment, and surveillance means that the country continues to be a hostile environment for journalists...
Muthoki Mumo and Jonathan Rozen 26 Jan 2018
SAN FRANCISCO, US: An espionage campaign using malware-infected messaging apps has been stealing smartphone data from activists, soldiers, lawyers, journalists and others in more than 20 countries...
22 Jan 2018
The Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa 2017 (FIFAfrica2017) is set for 27-29 September 2017. The event convenes various stakeholders from the internet governance and online rights arenas in Africa...
26 Sep 2017
NEW DELHI - Broadcast giant Star India has won global media rights for the highly lucrative Indian Premier League, the most popular sports event in the cricket-mad country of 1.25 billion, with a record $2.55 billion bid...
6 Sep 2017
Internet access restored in anglophone Cameroon after three months, following a widely-criticised government shutdown...
24 Apr 2017
A federal appeals court on Tuesday reaffirmed Microsoft's legal right to refuse a US government order to hand over data stored overseas in a case with important privacy implications...
27 Jan 2017
Discover Digital, is building in-market caching, storage and video on demand (VOD) server technology in its new markets across Africa...
1 Dec 2016
According to Discover Digital, a digital entertainment and video on demand (VOD) services company, traditional broadcasting is changing as more consumers turn to mobile...
22 Sep 2016
African media rights organisations, through the African Freedom of Expression Exchange, have called for African governments to stop internet shutdowns...
15 Sep 2016
The 2016 Fellows for the Rockefeller Foundation Global Fellowship Program on Social Innovation were recently announced...
24 May 2016
WASHINGTON, USA: Twitter said it was restoring access to deleted tweets from politicians, saying it would help "bring more transparency to public dialogue..."
5 Jan 2016
Nissan has agreed to a major eight-year deal with the International Cricket Council (ICC) that further strengthens its ties with global sport...
14 Oct 2015
BERLIN, GERMANY: German journalists and lawmakers warned of an attack on press freedom on Friday following news of a treason probe against bloggers...
3 Aug 2015
ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN: International rights organisations including Human Rights Watch on Monday urged Pakistan's parliament to reject a proposed cyber crime bill that they said threatened freedom of expression and privacy...
21 Apr 2015
In late November 2014, Sony was the victim of a cyber-attack that involved the release of stolen data, including yet-to-be-released films...
Carey van Vlaanderen 9 Feb 2015
The Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI) has predicted that availability of low-cost smartphones will increase in 2015...
19 Jan 2015
Video on Demand (VoD), the ability to access specific video content at a convenient time and place on a convenient device through the internet, has previously been an unfeasible technology in much of Africa as it requires large amounts of affordable, available and reliable bandwidth in order to operate...
Eckart Zollner 5 Jan 2015
NEW YORK CITY, US: Three years after the tech world mourned his passing, Apple mastermind Steve Jobs was back from the dead on Friday giving posthumous testimony in a video at a US antitrust trial...
8 Dec 2014
The Right2Know Campaign (R2K) has strong reservations regarding some aspects of Zuma's new Cabinet, which includes a new Ministry of Telecommunications and Postal Services and a reconceptualised Ministry of Communications.
27 May 2014
As part of this year's South African Book Fair, the topic of 'the future of eBooks: the impact of the digital eBook phenomenon" will be a key focus.
25 Mar 2014
NEW YORK - US media company Disney has made a deal with satellite operator Dish Network to allow its channels to be watched over the Internet -- streamed to smartphones, tablets, computers, or a traditional TV.
5 Mar 2014
WASHINGTON, US: America's plain old telephone network is rapidly being overtaken by new technology, putting US regulators in a quandary over how to manage the final stages of transformation.
29 Nov 2013
WASHINGTON, USA: US and British intelligence agencies have cracked the encryption that secures a wide range of online communications including emails, banking transactions and phone conversations, according to newly leaked documents.
6 Sep 2013
WASHINGTON, US: Civil liberty groups and privacy campaigners reacted with outrage on Thursday, 6 June 2013, to a report that the US intelligence community, under President Barack Obama, is pursuing the wide-scale monitoring of millions of Americans' cell phone records.
7 Jun 2013
SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Google last week began letting people plan what is to be done with their digital photos, documents and other virtual belongings after they die or become incapacitated.
15 Apr 2013
WASHINGTON, USA: A US federal judge has ruled that the online news "clipping" service Meltwater violates copyright law by using excerpts from Associated Press articles, the parties said on Thursday (21 March).
22 Mar 2013
SAN FRANCISCO, USA: A judge on Monday (18 March) ordered a 41-month prison sentence for a self-described "security research" hacker for breaking into the AT&T online network in a case criticised by digital rights activists.
19 Mar 2013
Songrab.com will soon be launched and will enable fans to support their favourite musicians without having to dip into their own wallets, but still generating income for them via their social actions, by providing a fresh take on "share to download" that will benefit local musicians.
18 Sep 2012
If you are a content producer in Africa, you don't have to be in Hollywood or Bollywood for your work to be viewed in the United States. Carole Kimutai speaks to Victor Mallet, a Ghanaian who is making this a reality through the website, ReelAfrican.com, that hosts African films, TV series and documentaries.
Carole Kimutai: @CaroleKimutai 5 Jul 2012
Following its plenary meeting in Brussels late last week, industry experts have declared the formation of the Linked Content Coalition (LCC), the global project to facilitate the communication and expression of digital rights information in the creative content sector, necessary and feasible.
27 Jun 2012
JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA: National Geographic Channels International (NGCI) has announced the acquisition of National Geographic Television International's (NGTI) sales and distribution operations and related programming rights in a move that allows it to extend and control exclusivity windows for partners carrying its networks worldwide in 163 countries.
23 Sep 2011
NEW YORK, US / JOHANNESBURG, SA: An overwhelming majority (91%) of senior executives of media and entertainment companies admit that they are not taking full advantage of customer data that can deliver customised content, leaving them ill-prepared to seize the revenue opportunities of today's digital technologies, according to a new Accenture survey.
13 Jul 2011
The Van Schaik In Search of E-learning Excellence conference was held on 5 May 2011 at Zevenwacht Wine Estate in the Cape where key speakers addressed the paradigm shift in the parameters of booksellers' business models and the academic book market with the increase in e-books.
15 May 2011
WASHINGTON: The Egyptian government's unprecedented shutdown of internet access came under fire on Friday (28 January 2011) from the White House, social networking giants and digital rights groups.
1 Feb 2011
SAN FRANCISCO: An internet blockade in Egypt has inspired Google to provide an improved tool for tracking access to the firm's popular websites.
31 Jan 2011
CAIRO: Twitter was an early casualty. Then Facebook access became spotty. But when the internet itself went down, Egyptian pro-democracy activists knew their protests were having an effect. This report was dictated on landline phone from Cairo to the IPS office in London.
Cam McGrath 31 Jan 2011
SAN FRANCISCO: Google has been gradually adding professional content to YouTube in a bid to attract advertisers and turn a profit with the site it bought for US$1.65 billion four years ago.
24 Nov 2010