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Lauren Kate Rawlins

Lauren Rawlins is ITWeb digital and innovation editor.

Facebook integrates shopping into newsfeeds

24 Mar 2017Adidas is making use of Facebook's new ad format.

The social media giant debuts an advertising format that allows businesses to display e-commerce catalogues on the platform.

Live-broadcasting options expand across social media

23 Mar 2017Facebook users can now live-broadcast from their desktops.

Facebook and Periscope introduce new features that let users broadcast from desktops and other devices.

Uber ups security with driver selfies

22 Mar 2017The Uber Real-Time ID system for drivers.

The e-hailing taxi service will now require all drivers to verify themselves with a selfie before they are allowed onto the system.

Ride-sharing app wants to solve Cape Town traffic

16 Mar 2017Ride-sharing app uGoMyWay aims to reduce traffic in Cape Town.

uGoMyWay and Accelerate Cape Town begin a carpooling pilot to help ease traffic congestion in the CBD.

Google trains 1m young Africans in digital skills

15 Mar 2017Google SA country director Luke Mckend.

The last 11 months saw the tech giant train over a million young people in digital skills across Africa.

A glimpse into what could be in 2050

14 Mar 2017Beards may be 'bought' in the future and overlaid on a face in augmented reality.

A new Kaspersky Lab interactive Web site illustrates what 2050 could look like based on predictions by futurists and scientists.

Google incubator creates iOS video-share app

14 Mar 2017Google's Uptime app.

The tech giant's employee incubation programme releases an app that lets multiple users watch the same video remotely in real-time.

Uber responds to driver protests

10 Mar 2017Meter-cab taxi drivers are protesting against Uber in SA.

The app-based taxi service says it has processes in place to help drivers who feel threatened by protesting meter-cab drivers.

Google algorithm to assist with cancer detection

10 Mar 2017Algorithms can help doctors more consistently diagnose cancer patients correctly.

The tech giant successfully tests the use of machine learning in helping pathologists identify breast cancer cells.

Messenger latest to adopt integral Snapchat feature

10 Mar 2017Facebook Messenger adopts Snapchat's Stories feature.

Facebook's Messenger now lets users upload photos that disappear after 24 hours, like Instagram's Stories feature which copied Snapchat Stories.

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