Nov 27, 2020

ICASA turns to online inspections in compliance drive

The regulator says these inspections will be conducted through live video streaming services such as Microsoft Teams, Zoom or Skype.


Gauteng e-government dept embraces virtual amid lockdown

Gauteng finance MEC and e-government department head Nomantu Nkomo-Ralehoko sees virtual meetings as key to helping save time and money in future.

Oct 2, 2019

SA among nations with poor voice app experience

Opensignal finds the true state of voice app experience of smartphone users in Africa is either poor or very poor.

Sep 4, 2018

Skype admits it over-complicated its product

The original voice-over-the-Internet site decides to strip back the fussy features added within the last year and simplify its offering.

Jun 5, 2018

Apple upgrades focus on speed, parental controls

New software upgrades let older iPhones run faster, help parents limit children's screen time and make Siri work more like a rival feature from Amazon.

Apr 3, 2018

OTC crypto market flourishes, powered by Skype

Trading firms are negotiating buying, selling and lending digital currencies like Bitcoin and Ether over Skype.

Nov 22, 2017

Skype pulled from Apple, Android China app stores

Microsoft's Internet call and messaging service disappears from app stores in China, in the latest setback for a foreign tech service in the country.

Nov 16, 2017

Skype loses Belgian court appeal

Microsoft's online communication service lost the appeal after it failed to comply with a court request to share data from messages and calls.

Oct 26, 2017

Message apps used to evade dark Web crackdown

A police crackdown on dark Web markets drives cyber criminals to use mobile messaging apps to locate anonymous new hideouts.

Oct 20, 2017

WhatsApp, Skype privacy rules to be strengthened

€EU lawmakers will bring online messaging services into the scope of tough telecoms privacy rules that will restrict how they can track users.

Aug 4, 2017

ICASA to tackle 'crazy' out of bundle data prices

Acting chairperson Rubben Mohlaloga believes out-of-bundle and in-bundle price differentials are too high and need to be "nipped in the bud".


Sharing economy set to reach $40bn in 2022

The global sharing economy will see substantial growth, as players in more established sectors press their first mover advantage, says Juniper.

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