Celebrity influencers not always the best fit

New research turns the tables on traditional social media influencer theory, showing smaller, concentrated audiences could be more useful for brands.

Netflix shares cruising


The online video streamer's shares have remained well above analysts' average 12-month target for much of this year.

Study fingers Twitter for false news spread

Research by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has found that false news was 70% more likely to be retweeted.

BlackBerry sues Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram

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

Spotify financials in tune for listing

In preparing for a direct listing, Spotify discloses its financial data for the first time, showing rising revenue and relatively steady operating costs.

MWC: Vodafone, Facebook bring connectivity to rural SA

27 Feb

Facebook's software-defined wireless access platform, designed to improve connectivity in remote areas, will be tested in SA this year.

Airbnb comes to grips with its widespread impact

23 Feb

After squabbles with regulators across the globe, Airbnb says it will take responsibility for how it influences housing markets and neighbourhoods.

Facebook arms itself against 'information warfare'

19 Feb

The social network will soon require thorough documentation from election-related advertisers to verify their identity and location.

Everyone wants data protection officers

Feb 15, 2018

Data protection officers become the hottest properties in technology as firms scramble to comply with the European Union's GDPR.

Snapchat's young demographic proves loyal

Feb 13, 2018

Snapchat, owned by Snap, retains an advantage with the millennial generation, despite attempts by Facebook-owned Instagram to woo them away.

Snapchat convinces investors it can fight Instagram

Feb 7, 2018

Snap reports surging growth in users and revenue in its latest quarter, reviving hopes it can survive competition with Facebook's Instagram.

SA embraces Safer Internet Day

Feb 6, 2018

Child protection and cyber crime are some of the key issues being highlighted in SA today as the world celebrates Safer Internet Day.