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  • Spotify launches in SA with free music streaming using less data

    13 March 2018 5:51 PM 24

    Johannesburg - The world’s biggest music streaming platform, Spotify went live in South Africa on Monday night. The service officially launches in the country on Tuesday and marks the first time Spotify will be available on the African continent. With over 159 million active users, including over 71 million Spotify Premium subscribers, Spotify offers

  • Comic Con Africa ticket sales now open

    09 March 2018 9:31 AM 27

    Johannesburg - Tickets to Africa’s first Comic Con to be held in Johannesburg go on sale on Friday. Comic Con Africa will take place at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit and International Convention Centre from September 14 to 18 2018. The conference, based on the international event of the same name, is expected to showcase comic books and science fiction/fantasy

  • Helios plans IPO seeking $2bn plus value

    05 March 2018 4:56 PM 38

    Helios Towers plans to list its shares in Johannesburg and London, the company said in a statement on Friday. The company said it expects at least 25% of its shares will be freely traded after the sale, and it’s not selling any new stock. Bloomberg in November reported that Helios was seeking a valuation of at least $2bn. The company is now looking to be valued

  • Tencent CEO urges ID link for Hong Kong and Chinese citizens

    05 March 2018 4:42 AM 54

    Hong Kong - Tencent Holdings Chairman Ma Huateng called on the Chinese government to introduce an ID system that would link multiple sets of travel documents with a mobile phone as part of a plan to boost regional trade between Hong Kong and the mainland. China’s second-richest man said new technology systems and laws could let Hong Kong residents make electronic

  • Lenovo launch two new laptops with renewed focus on AI

    26 February 2018 5:44 PM 41

    Barcelona - Chinese tech company Lenovo will be placing greater emphasis on its new core strategy of Augmented Intelligence in its laptops and smartphones as it launches two new notebooks. The company announced the new Yoga 730 in 13 inch and 15 inch models and 14 inch Yoga 530, the latest additions to its 2-in-1 notebooks at the world’s biggest mobile

  • Sony unveils new flagship Xperia smartphones in Barcelona

    26 February 2018 12:42 PM 72

    Barcelona - Japanese electronics manufacturer Sony has launched its new range of flagship smartphones at the Mobile World Congress. The Sony Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact were announced on Monday during the world’s biggest mobile gathering currently taking place in Barcelona, Spain. The phones feature curved backs and wireless charging. Users will need to make use of wireless

  • Sony smartphone images ahead of MWC launch

    22 February 2018 4:15 PM 73

    Johannesburg - Leaked images of smartphones expected to be launched by Japanese electronics manufacturer Sony have been leaked online, ahead of the company’s launch next week. Sony’s Xperia XZ2 Compact and Xperia Z5 Compact were named as the devices to be launched, with images of the smartphones courtesy of Xperia Blog. “The picture below shows the Xperia

  • Sony tease launch of new smartphone range at MWC

    22 February 2018 3:16 PM 58

    Johannesburg - Smartphone maker Sony Xperia has tweeted a teaser ahead of the launch of its latest smartphone range touted for next week at the Mobile World Congress. In the tweet the company posted a cryptic 23-second video stating the launch would take place on February 26. If online speculation and numerous smartphone blogs are to be believed, Sony will launch

  • Cell C's positive results bolstered by subscriber growth

    20 February 2018 6:28 PM 56

    Johannesburg - Mobile network provider Cell C’s service revenue jumped 12% to R13.2bn with a total revenue increase of 7% to R15.7bn for the year ending December 2017. The company’s positive results were bolstered by a subscriber growth of 6% to 16.3 million active users. Cell C’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortisation (EBITDA)

  • Comic Con coming to Africa for its very own event

    20 February 2018 1:10 PM 48

    Johannesburg - Comic con will be coming to South Africa in the form of Comic Con Africa in September. The announcement was made at the Kyalami Convention Centre on Tuesday. The first Comic Con Africa will be hosted at the venue from September 14 to 16 2018. Comic Con Africa will be brought to the country in partnership with Reed Exhibitions Africa subsidiary