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Absa lets users do banking on Twitter

27 May 2016Absa customers will now be able to use their Twitter account to check their account balance, buy airtime and obtain a mini-statement.

The bank's ChatBanking service allows users to conduct day-to-day banking from their Twitter accounts.

SNAPnSAVE reaches 130 000 users

27 May 2016Cash-back couponing app SNAPnSAVE reached 130 000 users in nine months.

The locally-developed couponing app reaches 130 000 users, nine months after launch.

Viewpoint: Digital adoption, education contribute to falling hunger rates

27 May 2016

Recent research has found strong correlations between rising digital access and education levels and falling hunger rates.

MIT opens applications for tech entrepreneurs

26 May 2016The programme is ideal for teams have a start-up idea they would like to pursue, says the JCSE's Barry Dwolatzky.

The programme will see students gain experience in the process involved in innovating and building a technology start-up.

Yoco, Xero integrate

26 May 2016Yoco co-founder Carl Wazen (second from right) says the integration with Xero extends Yoco's mission to empower the growth of SMEs.

SA payments firm Yoco teams up with global cloud accounting software company Xero to make doing business easier for local SMEs.

Samsung image sensor to have DSLR qualities

26 May 2016The latest Samsung 12MP image sensor incorporates dual pixel technology.

The electronics company creates a 12MP image sensor that incorporates dual pixel technology for DSLR-like pictures.

Telkom's head of strategy quits

25 May 2016Miriam Altman has left her role as head of strategy at Telkom but says she remains committed to SA's future.

Miriam Altman has left the telecoms operator but says the last three years have been "intense, challenging, rewarding".

Reunert raises interim dividend

25 May 2016Reunert's interim results were impacted by delays in national infrastructure projects.

The diversified ICT and electronics group increased its dividend as revenue grew moderately, despite tough economic conditions.

Xiaomi gets into drone business

24 May 2016Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi will unwrap its drone this week.

The Chinese smartphone manufacturer is set to launch its own drone this week.

Big data revenue boom in MEA, Latin America

24 May 2016Large and very large companies will be the primary drivers of the big data and business analytics revenue growth opportunity.

Worldwide big data and business analytics revenue will reach $187 billion in 2019, according to the IDC.

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