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Sibahle Malinga, ITWeb's portals journalist.

Basic hybrid, analogue boost smartwatch market

17 Jan 2017While the number of high-end smartwatches is faltering, 'smart analogue' or hybrid watches remain largely unaffected by the market slowdown, says Juniper Research.

The smartwatch market will grow to $21bn, boosted by basic hybrid and analogue watches, says Juniper Research.

Start-up introduces online payment system for SMEs

17 Jan 2017PaySafe addresses the pain points of traditional payment methods, says Peach Payments' Rahul Jain.

Peach Payments' platform lets merchants send e-mail or SMS invoices and enables clients to make immediate online payments.

More mobile devices to feature AI

16 Jan 2017Machine learning capabilities will be found in tens of millions of drones, tablets, cars, virtual or augmented reality devices, says Deloitte Africa's Mark Casey.

Over 300 million smartphone units sold will have built-in machine learning capabilities in 2017, says a Deloitte Africa report.

BT, Trend Micro partner on cloud security solution

13 Jan 2017The collaboration will ensure Cloud Compute customers benefit from Trend Micro's Deep Security protection, says BT's Neil Lock.

The collaboration will ensure BT customers now benefit from Trend Micro's Deep Security protection for cloud servers from a single integrated platform.

Businesses go digital to bolster customer experience

13 Jan 2017This year businesses will focus on digital transformation mainly to align and improve customer experience, says Elingo's Ian Goss-Ross.

This year businesses will focus on digital transformation mainly to align and improve customer experience, say experts.

Financial attacks rise 22.49% in Q4 2016

12 Jan 2017The number of users attacked with financial malware increased 22.49% in Q4 2016, says Kaspersky Lab.

The number of users attacked with financial malware increased 22.49% in Q4 2016 globally, according to Kaspersky Lab.

Global PC shipments slip by 1.5% in 4Q2016

12 Jan 2017The EMEA region performed better than expected in PC shipment, fuelled by strong holiday season sales, says IDC.

Global PC shipments in the fourth quarter of 2016 totalled 70.2 million units, posting a year-on-year decline of 1.5%, says IDC.

Smart home hardware, services revenue to surge

11 Jan 2017The smart home hardware and services market will rise to $195 billion by 2021, says  Juniper Research.

Forecasts by Juniper research show the smart home hardware and services market rising to $195 billion by 2021.

TomTom Sports introducing new sports app

11 Jan 2017The new TomTom Sports app was co-created with athletes and fitness app users.

The new app aims to introduce activity trends and comparisons, performance stats and social sharing functions to fitness users.

Connected cars pose increased cybersecurity challenges

10 Jan 2017

It is critical that the automotive industry is committed to embedding security-by-design from the start of development, warn experts.


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