Firefox is rebranding and it wants your opinion

TechCrunch editor Greg Kumparak reports that Firefox will be getting new logos for its various offerings. Mozilla has reportedly shared a few work-in-progress potential logos and has asked for feedback on them. However, Mozilla is not crowdsourcing the answer, but simply asking for user's...

31 Jul 2018

Google CEO reveals Google Translate's money-making potential

Google CEO Sundar Pichai recently revealed during Google's second-quarter earnings conference call that Google Translate has the potential to create massive revenue via ads. The CEO revealed this by explaining that there is a high amount of people likely using the translation app when they are...

24 Jul 2018

Google to simplify and change advertising ecosystem

Google will introduce three new verticals to its advertising ecosystem on 10 July 2018. The new verticals are Google Ads, Google Marketing Platform, and Google Ad Manager. Google Ads will be the new Google Adwords but without a focus only on keywords. Google will regroup all of the advertising...

28 Jun 2018

Microsoft to rebrand, expand news distribution

Microsoft is set to rebrand and expand its news distribution. Microsoft News will also rename its mobile apps and its news distribution service that powers MSN as Microsoft News. The rebranded Microsoft News will be incorporated into more Microsoft products, including Skype and its Xbox video...

22 Jun 2018

Spotify will finally be available in SA

Suspicions have been confirmed as Spotify announced that the music streaming service will launch in South Africa on 13 March 2018. SA is set to be the first African country to have the service. Spotify offers a choice between an ongoing free ad-supported music service and a fully featured,...

12 Mar 2018

Internet Solutions joins up with Cell C

Internet Solutions (IS) has teamed up with Cell C to increase its LTE service offering by supplying consumers with other possible solutions for connectivity within the fixed broadband market. Internet service providers (ISPs) will now be able to select from a variety of Cell C packages which is...

24 Jan 2018

Google, Amazon quarrel gets heated

Amazon and Google's tit for tat relationship has taken to new heights after Google announced on 6 December 2017 that it will be restricting YouTube access on Amazon products. Google decided to implement the restriction since Amazon does not sell Google's products. The restriction means that...

7 Dec 2017

Africa gTLD gets roadshow

The .africa roadshow will conclude with the launch of the geographic top-level domain (gTLD) at the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in January 2018. Regions of East, West, North, and Southern Africa will form part of the roadshow, which will include an attempt to summit Mount...

13 Nov 2017

Icasa releases draft regulations in TVWS ahead of DSA summit

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa has released draft regulations on the use of TV white space in the African region, ahead of the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance's fifth annual global summit which will be held in Cape Town from 9-11 May 2017. The draft regulations shed light on...

21 Apr 2017

ZACR becomes official accredited registrar

South Africa's .ZA domain administrator, ZACR, has been announced as an official registrar for the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names & Numbers (ICANN). The ICANN ensures that the web operates efficiently and accordingly with regards to detailed naming and numbering systems. As an official...

28 Nov 2016

Dandemutande wins YoAfrica

Zimbabwean's broadband internet service provider, Dandemutande Investments Limited, has acquired internet service provider, YoAfrica Limited. The partnership will see YoAfrica's technical expertise being harnessed with Dandemutande's market leadership, infrastructure and pan-African reach,...

25 Nov 2016

Domains.co.za joins SnapScan merchant network

Domains.co.za has joined 25,000 businesses across South Africa as a SnapScan merchant able to receive cardless and cashless secure payments for domain name purchases and hosting services. The company is the first South African internet service provider (ISP) and hosting provider to enable SnapScan...

26 Aug 2016

Ericsson and MTN bring LTE experience to subscribers in Ghana

Ericsson has been selected by MTN Ghana for the deployment of a new LTE network in the Greater Accra region. The deployment will enable MTN to offer its 16 million subscribers high-quality mobile broadband experiences based on HSPA and LTE technologies.

6 May 2016

Vumatel concludes finance deal with Standard Bank

Fibre broadband provider Vumatel has concluded a finance deal with Standard Bank that will see the company ramp up delivery and expand into new markets in South Africa. The deal, likely to be one of the largest debt capital raising-based deals of its kind in the fibre-to-household industry to date,...

25 Apr 2016

Webafrica opens its doors in Johannesburg

Internet service provider Webafrica has recently opened up its doors in Johannesburg. "Expanding out from Cape Town, we opened our Johannesburg doors in February this year in the form of a sales office," explains Webafrica sales director, Myron Salant. The Johannesburg office currently employs...

19 Apr 2016

OpenWeb launches new 'Bid for Bandwidth' auction

Local ISP OpenWeb has launched 'Bid for Bandwidth' where data will be auctioned to the highest bidder. OpenWeb CEO Keoma Wright says they have to find innovative ways to utilise the available bandwidth optimally. "A bid is for the monthly fee one pays for data. If your bid is accepted, the sale is...

14 Mar 2016

AIG secures over €300m in funding

Africa Internet Group (AIG), the parent of Jumia and Jovago, has secured more than €300m in funding from new and existing investors, including the previously announced funding commitment from AXA, a worldwide leader in insurance and asset management. This new round of investment is led by...

4 Mar 2016

New FTTH company launches into the SA market

Directel, an ICT focused company announced the launch of its new consumer-focused fibre internet brand, RocketNet. The fibre internet brand is set to be one of the first ISPs in South Africa to include IT support within their product offering. This will include installing and analysing the solution,...

10 Feb 2016

Cisco buying IoT platform Jasper for $1.4bn

US computer networking titan Cisco has announced that it is buying Internet of Things service platform Jasper Technologies in a deal valued at $1.4 billion. Jasper is a privately held firm based in Silicon Valley and enables businesses to launch, manage, and make money from the Internet of Things...

5 Feb 2016

Netflix now easily available on Hisense televisions

Hisense Smart TV's now come equipped with a dedicated Netflix button on the remote control. The button will activate an already pre-installed Netflix app which will enable viewers to start watching immediately. Netflix subscribers will simply need to be connected to the internet via their Hisense...

28 Jan 2016

Project Isizwe a big winner at AfricaCom 2015 Awards

Project Isizwe, an NPO with an aim to bring Free Wi-Fi to low-income areas across South Africa, was counted amongst the big winners at the 8th Annual AfricaCom Awards, held at the Cape Town ICC. Project Isizwe won in two categories: "The Best Connectivity Solution for Africa" for the Tshwane...

23 Nov 2015

IDT brings Boss Revolution to AfricaCom 2015

IDT Corporation has announced that it's bring its flagship brand Boss Revolution to AfricaCom 2015, Cape Town Convention Centre from 17-9 November at Booth B17. BOSS Revolution delivers affordable communications and financial services that allow foreign-born customers to stay in touch and share...

18 Nov 2015

Alcatel-Lucent to modernise TTCL's IP/MPLS and optical transport networks

A three-year agreement between Alcatel-Lucent and TTCL, the Tanzanian Telecommunications Company Limited, has been signed which will allow Alcatel-Lucent to modernise the operator's IP/MPLS and optical transport networks. This transformation will allow TTCL to meet the growing demands of its...

18 Nov 2015

SENTECH awards Ka-Band Services contract to Avanti PLC

SENTECH, broadcasting signal distributor has awarded a multi-year contract to Avanti Communications to deliver significant deployments across public sector services and government sites. SENTECH will deliver satellite broadband connectivity to South Africa's public sector at scale, across hundreds...

14 Jun 2015

Workonline Communications offers free IPv6 transit to ISPs

In a move to accelerate the deployment of IPv6 in Africa, leading specialised terrestrial network service provider Workonline Communications is offering 100 Mbps of free IPv6 transit to qualifying AfriNIC LIR members. IPv6 is the latest version of the Internet Protocol and features a vastly...

1 Jun 2015

New Google algorithm hurts PR websites

The new Google algorithm, Panda 4.0, has allegedly hurt big PR websites, with a loss of 65% to 80% of SEO visibility on the popular search engine. The reason behind the lower rank for press release, is apparently not because of the content, but because of the links inside the release. For more...

13 Jun 2014

Enter the Social and Digital Media Awards

The closing date for submissions for The New Generation Social and Digital Media Awards, that will be taking place on 26 November at the Sandton Convention Centre, is 10 October. There's still time to enter - so do it... For more information and the entry form visit www.lavello.co.za/awards or call...

3 Oct 2013

DStv mobile adds new phone

The DStv Mobile DVB-H service can now be accessed on the Nokia E6 smartphone, adding to the Nokia E7, Nokia C7 and Nokia N8 models capable of receiving content on the go. The device requires a Nokia DVB-H headset.

8 Aug 2011

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