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16 February 2018 1:02 PM Big boost for Limpopo broadband

Cape Town - Internet access in Limpopo is set for a substantial boost after a new multi-million rand broadband deal was signed on Thursday. Limpopo Connexion has appointed Altron's [JSE:AEL] Altech Radio Holdings (ARH) to roll out a R585m broadband project that will connect government departments, businesses and households in the province. The project 125

15 February 2018 10:29 AM Sassa to explain loans which trap grant recipients in 'vicious cycle'

Cape Town – The portfolio committee on trade and industry intends to ask the South African Social Services Agency (Sassa) to make submissions on how loans are granted to social grant recipients without any affordability tests being conducted. This will be part of the committee's public hearings for the National Credit Amendment Bill, and comes after 69

12 February 2018 5:59 PM Your boss could have the rights to your social media accounts

Cape Town - Social media is part of the modern fabric of interaction, with some reports suggesting that 66% of users spend time checking social media accounts while at work. Industry tracker Mediakix suggests that popular platforms YouTube and Facebook consume one hour 15 minutes per day. "This is a grey area, and it would really depend on a thorough 90

12 February 2018 3:51 PM SABC hires new head of news

Johannesburg - The South African Broadcasting Corporation has announced that it has appointed a new Group Executive: News and Current Affairs. Journalist and academic Phathiswa Magopeni is to take over the position in March, the public broadcaster said in a statement. Magopeni replaces disgraced former head of news Simon Tebele, who was found liable 44

09 February 2018 6:27 PM FlySafair first to enable card payment for inflight refreshments

Johannesburg - FlySafair has become the first local low-cost carrier to offer card payments on all of its flights. The airline has officially launched AviaPay, a new mobile point of sale system which enables passengers to use their credit and debit cards to purchase refreshments inflight. The solution, which is the result of a partnership between BlueMarket 151

09 February 2018 4:28 PM Facebook tests 'dislike' button for comments

Johannesburg - For years Facebook users have campaigned for a “dislike” button on the social network. Now the closest button to it might be coming soon… But for comments only. Screenshots have been circulating on social media of Facebook allegedly testing a “downvote” button for comments. However, Facebook told technology news website, The Verge, that “it’s only intended 107

06 February 2018 6:44 AM Microsoft says it's true: Cat videos distract workers

London - Economists have been puzzled in recent years by the so-called "productivity paradox", the fact that the digital revolution of the past four decades hasn’t resulted in big gains in output per worker as happened with earlier technological upheaval. Many developed economies have actually seen productivity stagnate or decline. A survey from Microsoft 68

05 February 2018 11:29 AM Sneaky Netflix drops new Cloverfield flick after Super Bowl

Los Angeles – Sneaky Netflix surprised everyone on Sunday by releasing a new Cloverfield flick right after the Super Bowl. The streaming service debuted a trailer for The Cloverfield Paradox during Super Bowl 52. It mixed footage from the first film, a surprise hit in 2008, with clips from the new film from director Julius Onah. Cloverfield featured 86

25 January 2018 4:19 PM Bitcoin’s about to get easier for Wall Street pros to trade

Los Angeles - The company that developed one of the most popular pieces of trading software is about to make it easier for professionals to bet on cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. Trading Technologies International, whose products let traders buy and sell on major exchanges, plans to add the cryptocurrency marketplace Coinbase to its roster of venues 123

09 January 2018 4:00 AM Virtual aide market a 'wildfire' at CES gadget show

Las Vegas - Voice-commanded virtual assistants packed into speakers and other devices will be a "game-changing" trend this year, Consumer Electronics Show researchers said on Sunday. Sales of smart speakers are expected to nearly double in the US, to $3.8bn, from last year according to Lesley Rohrbaugh and Steve Koenig, researchers with the Consumer 206