Apr 20, 2020

Lockdown diary: Warren Hero, Webber Wentzel

Webber Wentzel CIO and CDO Warren Hero tells ITWeb how the law firm and its clients adapted to doing business during the lockdown.

Feb 21, 2020

FNB customers splash R500m on streaming services

The bank’s clients paid close to R500 million in subscription and gift card purchases from Netflix, Showmax and Spotify in the last 12 months.


FNB ‘aggressively’ repositions for platform-based future

The bank takes a page out of Spotify, as it aims to give each customer an experience tailored to their specific individual financial needs.

Aug 1, 2019

Spotify reports 232m active users, despite loss

The music streaming giant’s second-quarter earnings results reveal that although it has increased its user base, it is still in loss-making mode.


Show, don’t tell: Why freemium's taking over

In a world of digital charlatans, convince customers of your authenticity by giving them a fully viable product or service to use themselves.

May 31, 2019

Vodacom’s music app notches up 1m users

The My Muze music-streaming app records almost a million app installations in the few months since it went live.

Oct 9, 2018

Facebook debuts smart speaker for Messenger video calls

The smart speaker could help Facebook stop users from flocking to rival chat and video apps when making video calls.

Aug 23, 2018

Apple moves closer to finalising Shazam buy

Apple is set to win unconditional European Union anti-trust approval for its planned acquisition of British music discovery app Shazam.

May 23, 2018

Sony becomes world's biggest music publisher

The Japanese multinational conglomerate will pay about $2.3 billion for EMI, as digital streaming brings new life to the music industry.

Apr 5, 2018

Spotify shares attract all ages, not only millennials

The debut of Spotify on the NYSE drew retail investors across generations, not only the millennials who make up the largest proportion of its customer base.

Apr 4, 2018

Spotify shares set record on first day of trade

Spotify shares ended up 12.9%, in a debut that could pave the way for other companies looking to go public without the aid of Wall Street underwriters.


Hatch plans Netflix-style streaming for mobile games

More than 100 game developers and publishers are ready to give the new business model a try, says CEO Juhani Honkala.

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