4 Sep

Clash of the tech titans in India

Google retains only a slight lead over Facebook in the competition for digital ad dollars in the crucial India market.

Aug 14, 2018

Home-grown WhatsApp competitor offers data-free messaging

Moya Messenger is a new, SA-developed mobile messaging app providing a similar experience to WhatsApp, but also lets users text even when they have no mobile data.

Aug 13, 2018

WhatsApp flaw used to spread scams

Researchers discover a flaw in WhatsApp that allows hackers to intercept and manipulate messages.


Government department warns about fake jobs ad

The Department of Water and Sanitation advises job-seekers to ignore recruitment notices on social media purporting to come from the department.

Aug 1, 2018

Absa intros conversational banking on WhatsApp

The bank now allows account holders to use ChatBanking to complete financial transactions without exiting the messaging app.

Jul 20, 2018

Viewpoint: The growing trend of conversational commerce

Use technology to be human, states Pommie Lutchman, CEO of Ocular Technologies.

Jul 3, 2018

SA radio station says WhatsApp out, Telegram in

The Russian instant messaging service wins favour with Algoa FM as its preferred way of communicating with its audience.

Jun 22, 2018

Instagram's new app to take on YouTube

The picture-sharing social network unveils a new standalone, video-only app to its now one billion users worldwide.

Jun 8, 2018

SA social activist outshines thousands as Obama fellow

Koketso Moeti returns from her meeting with the Obamas, as the only South African selected to participate in the Obama Foundation Fellows programme.

Jun 1, 2018

Uganda imposes tax on social media use

The East African country will tax social media use to raise revenue, although opponents say it aims to stifle criticism of president Yoweri Museveni.

May 30, 2018

Facebook's size 'no barrier to deals in new areas'

Facebook believes it could acquire other large companies to enter a new market without running afoul of anti-trust enforcers.

May 23, 2018

Facebook's Zuckerberg grilled by EU lawmakers

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg sailed through the interrogation from €EU lawmakers as lengthy questions left him little time to answer.