Liquid buys Neotel for R6.55bn

Liquid Telecom, a privately owned pan-African telecoms group, majority owned by Econet Global, has announced that it will acquire South African communications network operator Neotel for R6.55bn.

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Skylanders comes to Netflix

"Skylanders Academy," the first production by Activision Blizzard Studios—its newly created television and film studio, will premiere later this year on Netflix.

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SIM-only provider offers income option to me&you

South Africa’s SIM-only provider, me&you mobile, has launched a distributor platform to allow small businesses to earn additional income by becoming me&you SIM card distributors.

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Liquid buys Neotel for R6.55bn

Liquid Telecom, a privately owned pan-African telecoms group, majority owned by Econet Global, has announced that it will acquire South African communications network operator Neotel for R6.55bn.

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AppDate: Quickly design a reliable wireless network

In this week’s AppDate, SEAN BACHER highlights NetSpot’s Network Analyser, Qlik European Championships, Google Play Music Concierge, BlackBerry’s BBM Everyday competition, and Rush courier’s updated website.

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-June 28th, 2016

You don’t have to make excuses for your old tech

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The next ten years will see the most rapid advances in the history of technology, but sometimes it will be okay to be left behind, writes ARTHUR GOLDSTUCK.

-June 28th, 2016

SIM-only provider offers income option to me&you

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South Africa’s SIM-only provider, me&you mobile, has launched a distributor platform to allow small businesses to earn additional income by becoming me&you SIM card distributors.

-June 28th, 2016

Popimedia gets closer to Facebook in ad breakthrough

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Johannesburg-based Ad-tech company, Popimedia, has been recognised as one of only three Facebook Marketing Partners worldwide with the ability to integrate Facebook Lead Ads into CRM.

-June 28th, 2016

The fix for buying old iPhones

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Buying a second-hand iPhone can be very risky in South Africa as there are very good chances that it is stolen. iFix plans to change this with the launch of the i2 online store, where users are able to safely purchase second hand devices that come wi...

-June 27th, 2016

App takes pain from parking

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Ford has unveiled details of two new mobility projects aimed at addressing the daily frustration of finding parking in a crowded city.

-June 27th, 2016

CFOs must be security-savvy

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Most CFO's are not directly involved in IT or security in IT, except possibly when reacting to an incident like a security breach. However, PERRY HUTTON of Fortinet believes that CFOs need to become more hands on when setting out IT budgets and motiv...

-June 27th, 2016

SA students win global supercomputing challenge

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Four students from Wits University and two students from Stellenbosch University represented South Africa at the International Supercomputing Conference in Germany this week and emerged the champions.

-June 27th, 2016

Detection better than protection

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RSA, the Security Division of EMC, has released data showing that organisations that invest in detection and response technologies, rather than perimeter-based solutions, are better poised to defend against cyber incidents. 

-June 24th, 2016

AppDate: Quickly design a reliable wireless network

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In this week’s AppDate, SEAN BACHER highlights NetSpot’s Network Analyser, Qlik European Championships, Google Play Music Concierge, BlackBerry’s BBM Everyday competition, and Rush courier’s updated website.

-June 24th, 2016

Hyper-local weather forecasts arrive via ‘Deep Thunder’

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The Weather Company has announced plans to advance the precision and accuracy of weather forecasting by combining hyper-local, short-term custom forecasts developed by IBM Research with The Weather Company's global forecast model.

-June 23rd, 2016

Wits U puts free courses online

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Wits University has announced that it has developed a suite of online course offerings that will be made available over the next three years to enhance access to higher education.

-June 23rd, 2016

Fitbit adds sleep tool

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Fitbit has released a set of sleep tools to help Fitbit users improve their sleep consistency and overall health.

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Movie of the Week

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Central Intelligence

Bullied as a teen for being overweight, Bob Stone (Dwayne Johnson) shows up to his high school reunion looking fit and muscular. While there, he finds Calvin Joyner (Kevin Hart), a fast-talking accountant who misses his glory days as a popular athlete. Stone is now a lethal CIA agent who needs Calvin's number skills to help him save the compromised U.S. spy satellite system. Together, the former classmates encounter shootouts, espionage and double-crosses while trying to prevent worldwide chaos.

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Fallout 4’s first add-on, Automatron, is ready for download. In Automatron, the mysterious Mechanist has unleashed a horde of evil robots into the Commonwealth, including the devious Robobrain. Hunt them down and harvest their parts to build and mod your own custom robot companions. Choose from hundreds of mods; mixing limbs, armour, abilities, and weapons such as the all-new lightning chain gun.

Product of the Day

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TomTom has launched the TomTom Bridge, designed to offer a flexible platform to integrate mapping into a business. The TomTom Bridge helps businesses that manage a fleet of vehicles take control and get there faster with the latest TomTom Maps. Drivers will also get real-time traffic data that allows them to navigate around traffic to achieve their efficiency goals.