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Skype, Paul McCartney partner for Valentine's Day

12 Feb 2016Music legend Sir Paul McCartney says at first he thought Skype's request was a \

The legendary Beatles singer comes up with original music for special "love-inspired mojis" released by Skype for Valentine's Day.

Facebook updates video ads

12 Feb 2016Facebook research shows most users react negatively when loud video adverts automatically play in their news feeds.

The social network adds new features to video adverts, including auto-captioning for muted videos.

Absa pilots predictive alert service

12 Feb 2016Barclays Africa Group's Yasaman Hadjibashi says the predictive alert service makes it easier for customers to manage their finances.

The bank's new service uses big data and advanced analytics to help customers manage their money.

Orange starts 'Entrepreneur Club'

11 Feb 2016

The telecom's new Web site offers a variety of resources aimed at entrepreneurs in Africa and the Middle East.

Ford creates app for efficient assembly line

11 Feb 2016Ford has developed a wearable device for its factory workers, which reduces human error by 7%.

Ford Motor Company has developed a wearable device for factory workers, which speeds up manufacturing and reduces human error.

Govt begins R15m fuel cell tech study

11 Feb 2016Minister Rob Davies says the rise in the technological development of fuel cells prompted the feasibility study.

The feasibility study will focus on identifying particular components that can be manufactured for fuel cell units.

CSIR in dynamic spectrum partnership

10 Feb 2016The CSIR and BITRI team during the signing of the agreement to work together on dynamic spectrum access research.

The council and the Botswana Institute for Technology Research and Innovation will work together on dynamic spectrum access.

Google working on plastic VR headset

10 Feb 2016Google will reportedly announce a sturdier version of its VR headset this year.

Alphabet's Google is reportedly designing a second virtual reality headset, this time made out of plastic rather than cardboard.

Recycling mobile game goes live

10 Feb 2016REDISA says recycling offers opportunities to make money and build an empire.

SA's recycling initiative creates a mobile game to drive education about the opportunities that can be found in waste management.

Cell C doubles contract buyout offering

9 Feb 2016Cell C now offers R20 000 to switch to its network, up from R10 000 when the buyout offer launched last year.

The operator ups the amount it is willing to offer customers to switch to its network, now offering up to R20 000.


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