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'Swipe ads to earn points'

19 Dec 2014Thumbtom users can interact with polls and surveys aiming to better understand consumers.

The new Thumbtom Android app pushes advertisements to smartphones and rewards users for interacting with them.

Tribunal approves IS, MWeb deal

18 Dec 2014MWeb Connect will retain its consumer ISP business and MWeb's WiFi business does not form part of this agreement.

The deal was approved on conditions already outlined by the Competition Commission.

Africa's top seven e-commerce friendly countries

18 Dec 2014South Africa ranks in sixth place among Africa's most e-commerce friendly countries.

Africa Internet Group details which of Africa's countries it believes are the most e-commerce friendly.

BlackBerry unveils Classic smartphone

18 Dec 2014BlackBerry says it listened to customers before developing the Classic smartphone.

The company says customer feedback was pivotal in the return to its signature design featuring a qwerty keyboard.

BlackBerry boosts BBM privacy

17 Dec 2014The message retraction feature allows users to remove posts from chat threads before they have been read by recipients.

New features promise Windows Phone users greater control over their messages.

A year in search

17 Dec 2014Murdered soccer player Senzo Meyiwa topped local searches on Google in 2014.

2014 saw trillions of searches being done via Google, and now the site has listed what people looked up.

MEA PC market grows slightly in third quarter

17 Dec 2014HP, Lenovo and Dell are still the market leaders in the MEA region, the IDC says.

Around 4.26 million units were shipped during the quarter but tablet demand threatens further growth, the IDC says.

Android fuels MEA tablet surge

15 Dec 2014Samsung remains the best-selling vendor in the region, shipping 996 000 units in the third quarter.

Around 4.15 million units were sold in the region during the third quarter of 2014.

Strand details factors pushing telecoms competition

15 Dec 2014Over-the-top services and video-on-demand are driving competition in the telecoms sector.

Aspects such as the entry of over-the-top players must be taken into account when regulators evaluate consolidation deals.

Orange in African m-health push

15 Dec 2014One of the m-health solutions will focus on remote monitoring of patients in rural communities.

The telecoms company partners with the US Agency for International Development to boost mobile innovation.

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