YouTube takes on TikTok, Instagram with short-form videos
The online video-sharing platform introduces a beta version of its short-form video service, to better compete with rivals TikTok and Instagram Reels.
SA’s top social media, messenger services revealed
The SA Social Media Landscape Report 2021 shows that close to 100% of people access social media via their mobile devices.
Digital banking app Bettr ventures into gamification, streaming
African gaming expert Grant Hinds joins SA’s newest digital banking player, Bettr.App, as it looks to offer gamification and content streaming services.
African YouTube comedy shot entirely on Zoom
The series hopes to draw more attention to renewable energy usage on the continent.
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.
YouTube, advertising demand boost Alphabet’s revenue
Google parent company Alphabet reports strong fourth quarter and fiscal year 2020 results, bolstered by its advertising, cloud and YouTube businesses.
SA content creators to receive a share of YouTube’s $100 million fund
Eight South Africans are among 20 Africans who have made it to the #YouTubeBlackVoices list.
Facebook, Twitter stocks tumble after Trump ban
Twitter and Facebook stock fell drastically in pre-market trading yesterday.
YouTube offers SA artists a share of $100 million fund
YouTube invites South African artists and content creators to apply for grants from its $100 million global Black Voices Fund.
Social media companies exercising ‘dangerous power’, says Trump
US president Donald Trump signs an executive order aimed at removing some of the legal protections given to social media platforms.
Hackers prowl on Google products, SA among the targets
On any given day, Google tracks more than 270 targeted or government-backed attacker groups from more than 50 countries.