Tech giants pledge billions to help fight COVID-19
Twitter, Facebook, Microsoft and Dell are among the tech giants that have pledged their financial support to help contain the deadly COVID-19 virus.
Coronavirus to drive permanent uptick in SA’s online shopping
As coronavirus-triggered shifts in retail behaviour drive unique shoppers to e-commerce sites, this is forecast to lead to a lasting increase in online shopping uptake.
From begging on streets, entrepreneur launches e-marketplace
Tankiso Motaung’s Red Puppy platform wants a slice of SA’s estimated R10 billion online shopping sector and to take on the likes of Takealot.
Apple sees worst coronavirus impact among tech firms
In six weeks, Apple has fallen from fourth position to 14th place on GlobalData’s consumer electronics thematic scorecard.
MS tells employees to work from home amid coronavirus fears
Microsoft joins a number of other US tech companies that are asking staff members to work from home as the coronavirus spreads.
Mobile World Congress cancelled amid coronavirus fears
The GSMA, organiser of the event, cancels the gathering because of the global concern regarding the coronavirus outbreak.
ICT brain drain, skills dearth threaten SA’s 4IR progress
Industry body IITPSA points to the ICT brain drain and slow ICT skills development as threats to the country’s fourth industrial revolution progress.
Tech sector should brace for drastic coronavirus impact
South Africa could see a massive shortage of tech products, resulting in large and rapid price increases amid the coronavirus outbreak, say analysts.
Tech giants extend lead as world’s top valued brands
Amazon for the first time breaks the $200 billion-value mark, topping the chart as the most valuable brand across the globe, with Google and Apple in second and third place.