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Wearables Glass not for SA

Analysts believe Google's smart headgear is unlikely to take off locally.

Mark Taylor Calling it quits

Nashua Mobile sells its subscriber base in a R2.26 billion deal.

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Fingerprint biometrics could open up a new world of security for mobile banking.
 
Fingerprint biometrics could open up a new world of security for mobile banking.
SA banks explore biometrics potential

The development of fingerprint scanners on smartphones opens up enhanced security options for financial institutions.

DiData to quadruple data centre business

DiData says the data centre landscape has changed forever.

The IT services company will grow its data centre business organically and through acquisitions.


Industry cautious of Chinese invasion

Around 30 000 families will eventually move into a smart city to be built on Johannesburg's East Rand.

As another major Chinese investment project is announced, there are doubts the smart city to be built east of Johannesburg will benefit the local ICT sector.


DiData buys out US-based Nexus

Dimension Data's purchase of Nexus enhances its geographic presence in the US, says CEO Brett Dawson.

The acquisition expands Dimension Data's US operations by 40% as it moves forward on its new growth path.


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SA needs to ‘move with speed’ on broadband

The Department of Communications is working with government entities to finalise implementation of SA Connect.

ZADNA relaunches web.za domain

After a 10-year hiatus, the local domain name authority reintroduces web.za as a second-level domain. 

MTN subscriber growth slows

The group grows to 210.1 million subscribers, but this is only a 1.1% gain quarter-on-quarter.

SA spotlights pricey access

When addressing the Net Mundial conference today, SA will highlight high connectivity costs as barriers to Internet penetration.

MTN reveals fibre plans

The operator intends to launch fibre-to-the-home commercially in June.

Cellphones spur reading revolution

A United Nations study, backed by Nokia, finds mobile devices are curbing illiteracy in developing countries.

Gambling on online betting

A much-delayed Bill that moots legalising remote gambling has been gazetted for public comment.

Apple results top estimates

The company institutes an 8% quarterly dividend increase as iPhone sales in the March quarter exceeded expectations.

Digital dividend 'should go to operators'

A Deloitte report into what the state should do with the digital dividend finds it would not benefit broadcasters as much as it would aid cellular operators.

 

Kaspersky Lab Security Analyst Summit, META

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Kirsten Doyle reports back from Budapest.

 


Security Summit 2014 In the news

Nader Heinen
Legitimate apps expose enterprises
While applications may be legitimate, they may share data on a mobile device with a third party, says BlackBerry.

 


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Talk isn’t cheap South Africa suffers from high mobile connectivity prices. What’s going on and what can be done about it?

 

Whither online education According to The Wall Street Journal, online learning will change the face of education in 2014. How is South Africa participating in this global revolution?

 

The creative CIO Today’s CIOs face the challenge of ’keeping the lights on flawlessly’ while adding innovation to the business.




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Achieve maximum return on redundant IT equipment
The company has introduced a comprehensive service where old scrap IT assets will be removed and disposed of.
NASA to create Earth Day selfie
In celebrating Earth Day, NASA gathered selfies of fans to create a composite image of Earth.
Apple commits to Earth Day
The company offers free recycling of all its used products and plans to power its facilities with renewable energy.

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