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.

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.

SA social activist outshines thousands as Obama fellow

Jun 8, 2018

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

Uganda imposes tax on social media use

Jun 1, 2018

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

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

May 30, 2018

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

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.

Facebook shakes up management, creates blockchain unit

May 9, 2018

The social network shakes up its executive team, giving more responsibility to chief product officer Chris Cox.

Safaricom pilots messaging app linked to mobile money

May 3, 2018

In an attempt to move the company into the application business, Safaricom tests a social messaging app that will link to M-Pesa.

Facebook enters dating game; adds data privacy features

May 2, 2018

The world's largest social media platform announces a series of new features for its various apps, focusing on user data privacy.

WhatsApp co-founder to quit after encryption row

May 2, 2018

Jan Koum plans to exit WhatsApp after clashing with parent company Facebook over attempts to use its personal data and weaken its encryption.

Liberty readies for insurance chatbot

Mar 15, 2018

The investment group's short-term insurance unit is developing a chatbot to facilitate communication with customers and transform insurance quotes.

BlackBerry sues Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram

Mar 7, 2018

BlackBerry has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Facebook, arguing the social media company copied features from BlackBerry Messenger.