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August 22 2014

From IT News Africa news alert Fri Aug 22 2014, 10:57:48

This week has been a busy one in the technology industry. Not only has SAP announced that it will be injecting a $500 Million investment into Africa, but Vodacom has also stepped up to the plate with a R1 Billion network upgrade for Gauteng. Also gracing the headlines this week, Telkom has stated that is

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From IT News Africa news alert Fri Aug 22 2014, 08:36:27

Tigo Ghana has unveiled the installation of an Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system. The system is intended for pre-paid and post-paid customers to access Tigo's entire product offering through a unified short code, 555. According to Tigo, the installation is set to enhance customer experience and reduce the inconvenience of customers having to memorise the

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From IT News Africa news alert Fri Aug 22 2014, 07:36:03

Destiny is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate the launch of this title than with an epic gameplay trailer. For those not too familiar with Destiny, this title comes from the Creators of Halo and the company that brought you Call of Duty. In Destiny you are a Guardian of the

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From IT News Africa news alert Fri Aug 22 2014, 07:20:22

At first glance, The Tomorrow Children looks like something that initially crawled out of a Tim Burton movie; however, by watching the launch trailer you will notice that it comes off as something a little more deeper. The Tomorrow Children is the story of a future re-imagined from the after-effects of an experiment in 1960s

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From IT News Africa news alert Fri Aug 22 2014, 06:17:16

Bharti Airtel, has revealed the introduction of a service that will allow customers to send and receive between Airtel's mobile money service and that of Tigo in Tanzania. The introduction of the service is poised to help the deepening of financial inclusion, which stood at 22 percent in 2013, according to the Bank of Tanzania.

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From IT News Africa news alert Fri Aug 22 2014, 05:43:08

MTN notched another feather in its cap when it became the first operator in South Africa to launch Adaptive Multi-Rate Wideband (AMR-WB) technology, which is more commonly referred to as high definition voice (HD Voice). HD Voice is available across MTN's 3G network nationally. MTN customers can benefit from HD Voice if both the devices

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From IT News Africa news alert Fri Aug 22 2014, 04:43:34

Samsung Ghana originally announced that consumers will be offered the opportunity to swap out their old mobile device for a new Samsung smartphone or tablet. Once swapped out, the consumer would then pay the difference for the new handset or tablet device. The company introduced the promo at the beginning of August; however, it has

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From IT News Africa news alert Fri Aug 22 2014, 03:20:31

Vodacom South Africa is stepping forward in order to offer students a better way to access educational content. Vodacom is allowing students to access five South African educational websites, which have bee approved by the Department of Education, without data costs being charged to their account. The promotion will remain live until March 2015. Vodacom

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August 21 2014

From IT News Africa news alert Thu Aug 21 2014, 10:16:02

MTN South Africa has revealed the availability of its innovative prepaid data roaming offering that enables Pay As You Go and TopUp customers to access the internet while travelling abroad from R2.00 per MB. "Prepaid customers have been able to roam on voice and SMS, but not on data. However, given how connected the world

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From IT News Africa news alert Thu Aug 21 2014, 08:42:10

With 2014 being dubbed as the year of the ´Internet of Things´ (IoT), there are major concerns regarding the security & privacy issues that consumers face now, and potential problems they could have in the future. Trevor Coetzee, Regional Director, South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa for McAfee: Part of Intel Security addresses some of these

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