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July 18 2014

From IT News Africa news alert Fri Jul 18 2014, 10:30:16

Another week in the world of technology has flown by once again. This week we saw Microsoft place 18000 jobs on the chopping block. Business Connexion also graced the headlines as the company has selected a suitable candidate to take over the reins as CEO. Also featured this week is our review of BlackBerry's cost

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From IT News Africa news alert Fri Jul 18 2014, 08:23:12

Takealot.com, in partnership with PayFast, has revealed that it will be accepting Bitcoins as a form of payment from its customers. According to the company, customers who wish to pay using Bitcoin will need to select "Instant EFT" as their payment method, then select the option to pay with Bitcoin, and follow the instructions to

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From IT News Africa news alert Fri Jul 18 2014, 07:05:13

Computer users cite the risk of security threats from malware as the top reason not to use unlicensed software. Among their specific concerns are intrusions by hackers and loss of data. Yet 34 percent of the software installed on personal computers in South Africa in 2013 was not properly licensed. These and other findings released

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From IT News Africa news alert Fri Jul 18 2014, 06:00:24

The Destiny Beta has officially kicked off; however, it has not been without a few technical difficulties. The Beta went live last night, but those looking to gain access to the Beta were greeted with maintenance notifications from both the Bungie website as well as the PlayStation Store. "The PlayStation Network is currently experiencing high

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From IT News Africa news alert Fri Jul 18 2014, 05:00:21

IT News Africa has the pleasure of speaking to Aaron Oliver, Head of Emerging Payments, Middle East and Africa in order to find out more about the MasterPass app. Related ArticlesMasterCard launches MasterPass in South Africa (0)Interview: Anna Artemyeva & Marius le Grange - Acer (0)Paynet extends chip adoption in Kenya (0)Vodacom Business to support e-Learning

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From IT News Africa news alert Fri Jul 18 2014, 04:19:36

DEMO has released the names of the 40 start-ups that have qualified to launch their products on the DEMO Africa stage in September 2014. Topping the list is Nigeria with 14 start-ups qualifying, followed by Kenya, Ghana and Egypt. According to the Ministry of Communication Technology, at the weekend, Rwanda, Tanzania, South Africa and Ethiopia

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From IT News Africa news alert Fri Jul 18 2014, 03:54:10

In today's information-driven world, data is at the heart of enabling businesses to operate and innovate effectively. However, the exponential growth of data, combined with increasing regulation, has left many organisations struggling with the complexity of compliance required to manage their information. To compound the challenge, legislation is constantly evolving. Organisations cannot afford to address

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From IT News Africa news alert Fri Jul 18 2014, 03:02:13

Microsoft is expected to cut up to 18000 jobs over the next year, this is according to a press release by the software giant. In the press release, the company stated that: " The cuts are part of a restructuring plan to simplify the organisation and align the recently acquired Nokia Devices and Services business

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July 17 2014

From IT News Africa news alert Thu Jul 17 2014, 10:00:46

According to MasterCard, MasterPass enables consumers to make convenient, simple, fast and secure digital payments. Digital wallets accessible through the MasterPass acceptance network allow consumers to store all their MasterCard or other branded credit, debit or cheque card information, and shipping and billing address details securely in one place. This gives them the ability to

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From IT News Africa news alert Thu Jul 17 2014, 09:13:55

Communications technologies will catalyse growth across all IT markets in Africa in the next 3 to 5 years, according to Gartner, Inc. "Better bandwidth capacity and quality of service are the prerequisites for growth in a number of other areas - and have historically been a brake on development in much of Africa," said Will

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