Tech start-ups paint contrasting picture of COVID-19 impact
While it’s not business as usual for tech start-ups, the coronavirus pandemic has presented a contrast of both opportunities and drawbacks.
Huge potential for pre-owned phones market, says Flip Phone
SA’s pre-owned phones market is estimated to be four to five times bigger than the new cellphones market, says Flip Phone co-founder Conor Copas.
Inventive ‘tech gems’ hard to find, say SA venture capitalists
Lack of high-quality tech innovations and an overflow of unicorn replicas hamper venture capitalists’ ambitions of investing in local SMEs.
SA private hospitals step up tech efforts to fight COVID-19
Local private healthcare facilities Netcare, Mediclinic and Life Healthcare turn to tech to improve efficiency as the coronavirus sweeps through SA.
Microsoft to upskill 25m job-seekers with digital skills
Microsoft collaborates with GitHub Learning Lab and LinkedIn to help millions of people acquire skills needed for the coronavirus economy.
Standard Bank ups digital push with cloud collaborations
The big four bank reinforces its platform-business model, powered by Microsoft, Amazon Web Services and Salesforce technologies.
eLearningCurve offers data science learning courses
The online education company introduces a data science certification programme targeted at working professionals.
5G to contribute over $7.5tn to global GDP by 2030
The opportunities presented by 5G will result in productivity gains and operational efficiency, boosting economic growth in the next decade, says ABI Research.
Microsoft closes retail stores, focuses on e-commerce
The company will permanently close its global retail chain of Microsoft Stores and take a related pre-tax asset impairment charge of $450 million.
IBM machine learning tech helps Gauteng track COVID-19 infections
IBM Research Africa develops cloud-based technology to help the Gauteng government monitor, track and predict coronavirus infections.
Bryan Habana’s fintech firm awarded R1.7m in grant funding
Fintech start-up Paymenow has been accepted into the Catalyst Fund accelerator programme and awarded R1.7m in grant capital.
Airbnb questions exclusion from level three lockdown changes
The home-sharing firm expresses disappointment, saying it was overlooked in favour of licensed hotel chains in advanced level three announcements.