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  • Telkom raises R1bn in its first bond sale of 2018

    20 March 2018 2:40 PM 23

    Johannesburg - Telkom raised R1bn in its first debt issue of the year as South Africa’s biggest landline provider looks to invest in its network and take on rivals including MTN and Vodacom. After a five-year hiatus, Telkom started selling debt again in 2017 and has raised R4.3bn from nine bonds in 12 months. The Pretoria-based company has significantly

  • How to disable Bixby button on the Samsung S9

    19 March 2018 9:16 AM 26

    Johannesburg - When Samsung launched the S8 smartphone last year, users bashed the Bixby button for being inconveniently placed. A year later with the launch of its latest flagship, nothing has changed. The Galaxy S9 was unveiled a month ago during Mobile World Congress and has since reached South Africa, but it seems the South Korean electronics manufacturer

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

    13 March 2018 5:51 PM 27

    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

  • MTN, Vodacom charging up to 2 639% more for out-of-bundle data

    12 March 2018 7:00 PM 57

    Johannesburg - Amid reports of South Africa’s top two networks charging up to 2 639% more for out-of-bundle data, Vodacom has said it is normal business practice to offer discounts to customers that make longer term commitments. Despite a push by government and the Independent Communications Authority Of South Africa (Icasa), out-of-bundle data rates

  • Comic Con Africa ticket sales now open

    09 March 2018 9:31 AM 29

    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 40

    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 65

    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 43

    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 81

    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 75

    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