Lauren Kate Rawlins
ITWeb digital and innovation editor.

Lauren Kate Rawlins is the digital and innovation editor at ITWeb. She made the move to online journalism after a stint with broadsheets in Durban. She now writes about the different ways businesses are embracing digital transformation, how small start-ups are disrupting big industry, and how the machines are slowing taking over. She investigates the far flung corners of the web and interrogates the algorithms our social lives revolve around. She researches emerging technologies and puts into words how 21st century living, more and more, resembles a scene in a science fiction novel.

YouTube responds to suicide-video outcry


The online video platform finally takes steps against vlogger Logan Paul after he posted a video of a dead body online.

iStore offers iPhone battery replacement for R430


Apple's promise to lower the price of battery replacements, following outrage after it admitted to slowing older iPhones, has been extended to South Africans.

Curious gadgets at CES 2018


The consumer electronics show is currently under way in Las Vegas, and a selection of interesting finds have been unveiled.

Kodak looks to reinvent itself with crypto-currency


The iconic company has created an image rights management platform using blockchain technology, which rewards participating photographers with crypto-currency.

Blockchain-based platform shakes up banking models

Dec 8, 2017

Forus plans to provide free transactions to customers and merchants, making money through mobile advertising.

NetApp predicts data will become 'self-aware' in 2018

Dec 5, 2017

The data management company has made five predictions for CTO's surrounding how data will 'act' next year.

Google launches app to help save data

Nov 30, 2017

The search engine giant announces a new app called Datally, which helps users understand where their data is used.

Crashing sites did not deter Black Friday hordes

Nov 28, 2017

Thousands of South Africans spent millions at e-commerce sites this past weekend, despite technical issues.

iPhone X arrives in SA

Nov 24, 2017

Thousands of people across the country queued from the early hours of this morning to be among the first to get their hands on the latest iPhone.

Sites struggle under Black Friday sales pressure

Nov 24, 2017

Several local online retailers have had trouble keeping their sites up and running due to overwhelming volumes of visitors trying to find a deal this Black Friday.

Samsung S9 expected in January

Nov 23, 2017

The Korean manufacturer's next flagship smartphone is rumoured to include a dual-camera setup.

E-commerce sites need to shine amid Black Friday madness

Nov 22, 2017

Previously hesitant online shoppers are likely to be enticed by virtual deals this Black Friday, making it critical for sites to give them a good experience.