SEACOM expands access to five more countries
SEACOM expands access to five more countries

SEACOM's services are now accessible from Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Swaziland and Zimbabwe. Suveer Ramdhani, SEACOM's head of product strategy, said: "This latest development is integral to the continued expansion of the SEACOM network in Africa and in particular to countries that have had limited...

16 Mar 2011

Loeries: 5% discount for early bird entrants
Loeries: 5% discount for early bird entrants

The early bird deadline for entries into The 2010 Loerie Awards is 16 April 2010. Entries before this date will receive a 5% discount. The Loeries is open to work conceived and produced anywhere in Africa and the Middle East, including island states off the African coast like the Seychelles or...

8 Apr 2010

SA Blog Awards 2008 nominations are out

The finalists in the SA Blog Awards 2008 were released on Wednesday, 5 March 2008, after a few days' delay. Bizcommunity.com's breaking news blog (http://blog.bizcommunity.com) has been nominated in the Best SA Business Blog category. Certain categories discontinued due to insufficients nominations...

6 Mar 2008

Wireless on coffee

In order to get customers to drink more than one cup of coffee at a sitting, Seattle Coffee Company created separate spaces with comfortable seating providing wireless access points for notebooks. The popularity of the service has been gaining momentum in the first eight months of its availability,...

5 Mar 2007

Open source guru for Digital Freedom Expo

Brian Behlendorf, the creator of the popular open source Apache Web server, has confirmed he will speak at the University of the Western Cape’s Digital Freedom Expo to be held in Cape Town, 10 – 20 April 2007. Also newly confirmed are computer scientist and Internet entrepreneur Philip Greenspun and...

22 Feb 2007

Vista finally available

According to Microsoft, the most significant product launch in its history culminated in the general availability of the Windows Vista operating system and Microsoft Office 2007 on Tuesday, 30 January 2007. These two flagship products are now available in South Africa and more than 70 countries...

31 Jan 2007

ISP launches Internet accelerator

Internet service provider (ISP) polka email and Internet has launched polka accelerator, which allows polka subscribers to surf the Internet and send and receive emails up to three times faster than before, for only R4.00 extra per month. The accelerator software automatically connects to the polka...

24 Jan 2007

Broadband network for Mother City

IOL Technology reports that the City of Cape Town is planning to spend R400 million setting up its own broadband network by 2010 so that it can bypass Telkom, saving money, and improving services and increasing revenue by offering Internet and telephone services to the private sector. For more,...

13 Dec 2006

Sneak a peak at the  Swimwear models
Sneak a peak at the Swimwear models

click to enlargeFor a sneak preview of the Sports Illustrated Swimwear 2006 models, go to www.siswimwear.co.za. This official website is brought to you by Nashua in association with Motorola, offering viewers all the action from the photo shoot in Bali, including updating screensavers and movie...

20 Sep 2006

Apple taking on the movie industry

The next revolution, according to iPod-maker Apple, will be televised, writes the Mail & Guardian Online. Earlier this week, Apple revealed its plans to sell full-length feature films over the Internet for home TV viewing, as well as a device provisionally called iTV for transmitting video from a...

15 Sep 2006

Child obesity fuelled by unscrupulous Internet marketing

The International Obesity Taskforce has found that various Internet sites attract children with advertising games and bypass the stricter advertising standards in traditional media with respect to food and beverage marketing, reports IOL Technology. For more, click here....

6 Sep 2006

SATSA conference available on webcast

Now Media Webcasting - a webcasting company based in Johannesburg, with business links in Canada and Australia - recently webcast all the speeches and highlights of the two-day 37th annual Southern African Tourism Services Association (SATSA) Conference and AGM. By webcasting the event, members who...

5 Sep 2006

Ghana gets iBurst

South African iBurst users are now able to roam in Ghana and vice versa, since the recent launch by Infinite Stream Ghana in collaboration with BusyInternet. iBurst will initially only be available in the capital city of Accra (Osu, Airport area, Kaneshie, Ring Road Central, Accra Central). The new...

1 Sep 2006

Celebrity gossip blog for jetsetters

Cape Town blog publishing company, Cherryflava Media, has launched www.Jetstreaker.com, a local and international celebrity gossip magazine for the jetset elite. For those obsessed with fame and fortune, the new blog is produced by a new editorial team and design wise, takes on a fresh approach with...

25 Aug 2006

Digital minds to meet

The recently formed Cape Town-based Digital Forum is meeting on Thursday, 17 August 2006, at BBDO, 4th Floor, 30 Chiappini Street, Waterkant, at 5.30pm for an evening of catch-up on activities, feedback and discussion sessions. "The steering committee has been busy setting structures up, putting...

4 Aug 2006

WiMAX spectrum for iBurst

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has issued wireless broadband provider iBurst with a WiMAX (World Interoperability for Microwave Access) spectrum, as iBurst is considering a WiMAX deployment. WiMAX is a family of technologies based on the IEEE 802.16 wireless...

31 Jul 2006

MWeb goes wireless with 3G broadband

MWeb is now offering 3G wireless broadband to new and existing customers through a strategic partnership with Vodacom to resell Vodacom's data connectivity products. This enables the Internet service provider to offer customers the choice of fixed line or wireless broadband access, with all the...

19 Jul 2006

Watch local soccer games live on your cellphone

This year, soccer fans unable to travel to a stadium to see their favourite teams play in the Vodacom International Challenge, 15 - 23 July 2006, are experiencing the action on their Vodacom Vodafone live! 3G cellphone with Vodacom's Mobile TV service. All matches are being broadcast on Yebo 3,...

18 Jul 2006

iBurst implements ADCO

Wireless broadband provider iBurst is the first South African broadband operator to implement Additional Data Carry Over (ADCO). This enables customers to carry over the unused portions of their monthly data top-up bundles to the following month. ADCO is available immediately meaning all unused...

2 Jul 2006

IS to continue as JINX

The Internet Service Providers' Association of SA (ISPA) has accepted Internet Solutions' proposal over Telkom's to host the Johannesburg Internet Exchange (JINX) for the 2006 - 2009 period. "ISPA chose current host IS because the cost for members to connect to IS' hosting facilities in Rosebank is...

12 Jun 2006

Porn-blocking service for parents

Parents wanting to prevent their children from accessing pornography on their cellphones can now SMS the word "BLOCK" followed by their child's cellphone number to 41333 and the number will be blocked from downloading adult content. The block is effective for a full 12 months, and costs R25.00,...

11 Jun 2006

Please feel free to play with our balls

Creative agency 9November Union - a combination of smaller businesses that operate independently and sometimes in union - has recently unveiled its website, www.9november.co.za. Says Charl Nel, business director of creative unit Daddy Buy Me a Pony, "We intentionally waited with our website until we...

4 Jun 2006

Pioneering blogging as a media vehicle

South African A-list blogger and brand manager Jonathan Cherry has launched the Cherryflava Media Company, which will focus on sponsorship opportunities on its various titles and the development of fresh interactive online campaigns. Cherry's intention is to pioneer the use of blogging as a media...

4 Jun 2006

Size does count...

MWeb has expanded the size of all members' mailboxes to from 20MB to 1GB - great news for avid emailers who constantly have to delete emails to make space for new ones. The new limit is available free for MWeb members. To get it, go to www.mweb.co.za or call 08600 32000....

10 May 2006

Apple Mac portal and user forum for SA

www.macinista.com, recently launched by Hypertext Media, is the first South African news portal dedicated to everything Apple. The site promises regular updates on what's happening worldwide - with a local spin; reviews of hardware and software; how-to's and opinion pieces; and a user forum....

24 Apr 2006

Free 3G HSDPA upgrades for Vodacom subscribers

Effective from 21 April 2006, any customer who owns a locally purchased Vodacom 3G Data Connect Card can visit any Vodacom-approved outlet for a free swop-out to a 3G HSDPA Data Connect Card - dependant upon stock availability and proof of original purchase within South Africa. Customers who...

23 Apr 2006

Restoring up to 10 times faster

Imation's new Ulysses technology, the first disk-enhanced removable media cartridge, addresses the needs of tape users looking for a disk-to-disk-to-tape (D2D2T) solution to improve restore time without having to adopt a complex new system or invest in hardware or software modifications. Because the...

6 Apr 2006

Win R40 000 worth of prizes in online entrepreneur competition

The bidorbuy/Gauteng Business online entrepreneur is an "inspiring means of bringing innovative ideas within the online industry to fruition," according to Andy Higgins, bidorbuy MD. "The purpose... is to encourage the development and start-up of online businesses in our community to further the...

4 Apr 2006

Broadband over power lines

Broadband services provider Goal Technology Solution has launched its new power line communications (PLC) solution, based on the 200Mbps chip set from DS2, which makes it commercially viable to deliver in excess of 5Mbps. This level of bandwidth allows voice over internet protocol (VOiP), high...

30 Mar 2006

The perfect culinary pair

KWV Wines has entered into a sponsorship agreement with Food24.com to pair its KWV Classic wines range with recipes on the Food24 website, giving the wines exposure via all 13 000 recipes, the main Food24 page, links with the Women24 site and a weekly editorial newsletter to reach over 25 000...

28 Mar 2006

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