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Pat Gelsinger: Inside Intel leaders mind and plan for the chipmaker

LONG READ One year ago, Pat Gelsinger gave up his Mac. As Gelsinger explained to me, when Apple adopted Intel’s processors for its computers back in 2005, he “flipped from being a PC guy to […]

Explained by Netflix: The Boeing 737 Downfall

Much like Love, Actually, Netflix’s new documentary Downfall: The Case Against Boeing starts off at the airport. So many reunions, vacations, and business trips are about to begin or conclude. And what everyone involved has […]

Lessons from the Peloton Downfall

Peloton had a truly impressive run during the beginning of the pandemic: In the first quarter of 2020, subscribers more than doubled from a year earlier, and The Wall Street Journal credited a “coronavirus surge” […]

Behind the Mis-Calculation of the “Please Call Me” product value

When the Constitutional court declared that Makate should be paid what is due to him little did we know that it would take such a long time to get a final decision on payment. This […]

Banking as a Service: Weapon for banks against disruptors

Years, and sometimes decades, of patchwork additions as new products and services were added have left many banks with a real tech headache. Now, as they struggle with the challenges of open banking and more […]

WANTED: 100% African Tech Startups by African Founders

There’s no shortage of American, European, Asian founders in the tech ecosystem. Most leading technology companies are founded in the US, Europe, and China. As a result of this, everyone knows what it feels like […]

The value of a startup act for South Africa

Towards the middle of last year, I was fortunate to be part of a panel discussion during which the question ‘does South Africa need a Startup Act?’ was posed. The answer was a resounding yes […]

Meet the leader behind innovations at Telkom

Telkom is among the more successful of South Africa’s (partly) state-owned entities. This was not always the case; there was a time when the company was struggling, along with many other of the country’s SOEs. […]

Cryptocurrency year in review – 2021 The year crypto took centre stage

The world of crypto in 2021 was buoyed by a number of high profile institutions and businesses investing in crypto at a far greater scale than previously seen, driving crypto’s evolution into what is now […]

Call to nominate Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies in South Africa

Since 2008, Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies has been the definitive source for recognising the organisations that are transforming industries and shaping society. Last year, Fast Company recognised more than 400 organisations with this prestigious […]

Meet the man who takes over from Jack Dorsey as new Twitter CEO, Parag Agrawal

Jack Dorsey used Twitter to announce his resignation from Twitter. not sure anyone has heard but, I resigned from Twitter pic.twitter.com/G5tUkSSxkl — jack⚡️ (@jack) November 29, 2021 In an email to staff he also announced […]

Jack Dorsey steps down as Twitter Chief, announces new leader

Jack Dorsey has used Twitter to announce his resignation from Twitter. not sure anyone has heard but, I resigned from Twitter pic.twitter.com/G5tUkSSxkl — jack⚡️ (@jack) November 29, 2021 Some shareholders have been unhappy about dual […]

Clickatell to enable Pick n Pay customers to be served via WhatsApp

SA founded Clickatell and a leader in mobile communications and chat commerce, has been selected by leading African retailer Pick n Pay, to manage their WhatsApp customer communication channel. Customers can easily access Pick n […]

Black Friday 2021: What if we swapped shopping for subscriptions?

The countdown to Black Friday is officially on. With some 10 days to go until the biggest shopping day of the year, consumers have their wish lists at the ready and retailers are scrambling to […]

Zoho comes to South Africa with Cape Town office and develops local Zoho tech skills via UCT

Zoho, the global technology company offering the most extensive suite of business software in the industry, today announced the opening of its South African office in Cape Town. The office is the company’s flagship office […]

Here comes the Microsoft Metaverse

Microsoft is now joining the Metaverse battle by bringing the metaverse to office life. The US software giant indicated that in the first half of next year, users of its Teams collaboration software would be […]

Why The Facebook Name Change Matters?

When Mark Zuckerberg announced the new name for Facebook he did not just unveil the name Meta but a change of business direction. He said the name Facebook doesn’t fully encompass everything the company does […]

Tech StartupAct Lobby: Why the Tech Startup ecosystem met with President Ramaphosa?

It’s very rare for the South African tech startup ecosystem to get attention from the South African government. By nature startups just do what they do without the need to consult with government. Across the […]

Bank Zero is open for Business to all with Zero fees

  Bank Zero today released its new pricing for 2022. With all fees remaining exactly as they were in 2021 and 2020, it sends a powerful message of Bank Zero’s intent to bring much-needed relief […]

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Meet Khumo the new shiny thing and business tool for entrepreneurs from Yoco team

Fintech company Yoco has introduced its smartest card machine yet, the Yoco Khumo (means wealth, riches or abundance in Tswana), Yoco’s latest innovation for merchants to help fuel their business growth. This sleek and compact […]

SA Ed Tech startup, gets funding boost from leading VCs

EdTech company d6 Group, announced that the cloud-based management platform for schools has received a capital injection from Knife Capital, Hlayisani Capital and NuState Ventures. d6 is currently the most widely used cloud-based school communication […]

Google plans to invest $1Billion in Africa for Digital Transformation in the region

Google today announced a plan to invest $1billion over 5 years to support Africa’s digital transformation. The investment focuses on enabling fast, affordable internet access for more Africans; building helpful products; supporting entrepreneurship and small […]

Steve Jobs remembered 10 years later

Ten years ago, on the 5th October 2011, Steve Jobs died of the consequences of his long-standing cancer. Today Apple marked his 10th year death anniversary with these words: “For a decade now, mourning and […]

Here’s a Funding Opportunity not to be missed by African Tech Startups

While 2020 was a record year for investment into the African tech startup ecosystem, with more startups raising more money from more investors than ever before- critics and commentators alike have often claimed that Silicon […]

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