Social Media

Facebook steps up SA youth employment efforts

The social media giant enhances its job search and mentorship tools to help address the scourge of youth unemployment in the country.


Loyalty crucial in hospitality industry: LoyaltyPlus

Loyalty or rewards programmes are a major revenue generator in the hospitality industry, says Frik van der Westhuizen, marketing director at LoyaltyPlus.

7 Nov

Facebook referred to EU watchdog over targeting, fake ads

Britain's information watchdog has asked Facebook's lead European regulator to investigate how the company targets, monitors and shows adverts to users.

6 Nov

Facebook blocks 115 accounts on eve of US election

The social network blocked user accounts after receiving a tip-off from US authorities about suspicious behaviour that may be linked to a foreign entity.

2 Nov

Ads coming for WhatsApp next year

The Facebook-owned messaging service will soon be monetised with ads placed in 'status' updates, going against founding principles.


Fake news too hot to handle for Cyber Crimes Bill

The section that makes fake news a crime has been removed from the final version of the Cyber Crimes Bill.


Father of Web says tech giants may have to be split up

Silicon Valley tech giants are so dominant they may need to be broken up, unless changes in taste reduce their clout, says Tim Berners-Lee.

31 Oct

Facebook expects scandal-related costs to let up

The social network forecasts margins will stop shrinking after 2019 as expenses from scandals ease up.

26 Oct

Twitter ad sales surge despite tweet purge

The company easily beats Wall Street's revenue and profit estimates by selling more ads even though it lost users after purging millions of fake accounts.

25 Oct

Apple boss decries 'weaponisation' of customer data

Client data is being "weaponised with military efficiency" by companies to increase profit, says Apple CEO Tim Cook.

23 Oct

Oculus co-founder quits Facebook

Brendan Trexler Iribe follows the co-founders of Facebook-owned Instagram and WhatsApp out the door.