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Mobile app uses AR to locate friends in a crowd

In a crowded music festival setting, losing sight of friends is a common problem - but now there's a solution...

10 Jun 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

#AfricaMonth: Encouraging female African business leaders from the other side of the world

US-based real estate entrepreneur Rokelle Sun's philanthropic mission is to encourage young girls to pursue careers and success in the underrepresented fields, particularly in Africa, where she spent part of her childhood. She explains this, as well as her love of new experiences like aerophotography, and some of the highs and lows of her earlier career as a multilingual broadcast journalist...

By Leigh Andrews 21 May 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Brave previews new advertising model, rewarding users for watching online ads

#NEWSWATCH: Blockchain-based ad blocking web browser Brave is previewing a new advertising model (called Brave Ads) that rewards its users for watching "privacy-respecting" ads...

16 Jan 2019

UNITED STATES

How to outsource software development the right way

Outsourcing software development doesn't mean you have to sacrifice quality for speed. Nor do you have to choose between getting exactly what you want and tapping into a team with expertise you don't have in-house...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 21 Jun 2018

UNITED STATES

Google Assistant adds more languages in global push

SAN FRANCISCO, US - Google says its digital assistant software would be available in more than 30 languages by the end of the years as it steps up its artificial intelligence efforts against Amazon and others...

26 Feb 2018

UNITED STATES

Airbnb enters restaurant reservation business

Rent-a-room giant Airbnb is now in the restaurant reservation business, hoping to provide customers with a memorable meal before they drift off in their home away from home.

29 Sep 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Uber to go public, launches Movement tool

NEWSWATCH: Things have no doubt been abuzz at Uber with new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi wanting to take the company public in the next 18 to 36 months. In addition, the company has officially launched its Movement tool...

By Ilse van den Berg 1 Sep 2017

GLOBAL

Microsoft announces 'some' job cuts

Microsoft said Thursday it was cutting an unspecified number of jobs amid reports the US tech giant was reorganising its global sales operations...

7 Jul 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Twitter, Bloomberg team up for streaming news channel

WASHINGTON, US: Twitter is launching a 24-hour streaming news channel in partnership with the Bloomberg Media, in a major expansion of the social media firm's video operations, the two firms announced Monday...

2 May 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

How to adopt a digital innovation mindset

Companies that understand that fast-paced innovation is the key to long-term growth can take on even the largest enterprises who are slow to adapt to the fast-moving digital reality...

By Werner Vogels 5 Apr 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Twitter makes room for more characters in tweets

SAN FRANCISCO, US: Twitter on Thursday began rolling out changes to let people pack more into tweets, subtracting from the character count names of those being replied to in posts...

31 Mar 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Google ad boycott could aim ire at ad-serving software

SAN FRANCISCO, US: The current Google ad boycott could rattle the practice of software "programmed" ad placement...

27 Mar 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Apple joins group devoted to keeping AI nice

A technology industry alliance devoted to making sure smart machines don't turn against humanity said on Friday that Apple has signed on...

30 Jan 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Facebook gets ex-Xiaomi executive Barra as new VR head

Social media giant Facebook announced late Wednesday it had recruited Hugo Barra, who recently quit a top position with Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi...

26 Jan 2017

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