SA data centres must pull the plug on non-renewable energy

Local data centre companies are increasingly shifting their focus to renewable energy, to improve overall efficiency and lower operational costs.


Big tech gets on board to improve online spaces for women

Stopping online abuse and harassment of women must be a priority, says the Web Foundation, after Facebook, Google, TikTok and Twitter commit to making their platforms safe.


MWC 2021: Samsung bolsters partnerships with Google, Microsoft

The South Korean electronics firm strengthens partnerships with Google and Microsoft, in efforts to add new features to its mobile and wearable devices.

Jun 7, 2021

Google to offer SME growth programmes in Africa

The tech giant prepares to introduce a series of initiatives this month, to help boost the recovery of SMEs in Africa’s post-COVID-19 economy.

May 27, 2021

Google responds to SA Parliament’s anti-trust violation concerns

Google SA refutes accusations regarding the exploitation of its market dominance, telling Parliament its practices don’t give it an unfair advantage.

May 26, 2021

Google vows to combat data manipulation during SA elections

The Internet giant vows to Parliament that it will protect the integrity of SA’s upcoming elections by fighting disinformation and manipulation on its platform.

Apr 30, 2021

Developers, start-ups invited to apply for free Google programmes

Google opens applications for two annual initiatives: the Google for Start-ups Accelerator programme and Africa Developer Scholarship 2021.

Apr 16, 2021

Acer Africa pins hopes on Google cable for Chrome Enterprise growth

The multinational PC corporation believes Google's Equiano cable project will fuel more demand for its Chrome Enterprise portfolio in SA.

Apr 12, 2021

UCT academics scoop Google research scholarship awards

Two University of Cape Town academics become the only Africans to receive scholarship awards for the 2021 Google Research Scholar Programme.

Apr 6, 2021

After court defeat, Oracle maintains Google ‘stole’ Java

The Supreme Court rules Google did not commit copyright infringement against Oracle when it copied snippets of Java to build its Android OS.

Apr 1, 2021

Huawei shrugs off Google’s absence on its smartphones

The Chinese telecoms giant’s native ecosystem, Huawei Mobile Services, more than fills the blacklisting-induced, Google-sized hole, as it closes in on Samsung.

Mar 17, 2021

Google to slash developer fees in app store

The Internet search giant will cut by half the service fees it charges developers on its apps store on the first $1 million they earn in a year. 

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