Twitter CEO takes control of Jay Z’s Tidal in R4.5bn deal
Comms minister puts hackathons at core of creating ‘4IR army’
Government must show confidence in the solutions young South Africans are producing, to boost the culture of innovation, says minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams.
Pandemic to speed up adoption of voice biometrics
COVID-19 will accelerate the use of voice biometrics to improve security, particularly in the contact centre and financial services sectors, says Forrester.
US vows to fight artificial intelligence threats posed by China
The US government recommends instituting measures to ensure China doesn’t overtake America in the production of semiconductors that are essential in the development of AI.
Fujitsu Labs, University of Toronto researchers collaborate
The two have developed quantum-inspired technology to optimise radiation treatment plans for brain tumours and other diseases.
Coding, robotics curriculum pilot to finally get going in 2021
Plans are well under way to roll out the Department of Basic Education’s coding and robotics curriculum, reveals president Cyril Ramaphosa.
Local start-up Stitch raises R60m funding
The start-up company says this is the largest investment to date in a pure-play African fintech infrastructure firm.
New app could be the passport to sport and entertainment health
Health Passport Europe combines rapid COVID-19 testing, vaccinations and mobile tech to ensure that people can safely attend crowded gatherings.
Discovery Bank clocks over 540K accounts
The digital bank says it is managing the growing customer and transactional volumes well and proved stable over the 2020 year-end period.
Standard Bank joins distributed ledger tech network
The bank establishes Africa’s first Hedera network node, which is set to soothe some of the sore points that have historically beset cross-border trade.
MS outlines new vision, rolls out multiple cloud solutions
Microsoft introduces industry-specific cloud solutions, as part of its new vision to co-innovate and support its customers and partners across the globe.
Cape tech initiative names finalists of township tech hackathon
The Cape Innovation and Technology Initiative readies to crown the best township tech solution after selecting the finalists in its hackathon challenge.