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Google Antes Up Competition by Acquiring Beats Competitor Songza

In an effort to make Google Play Music more appealing, the company has acquired the music streaming service Songza, which offers curated playlists …

Facebook dumps the Poke and Camera apps you never used

Remember that Poke app that Facebook released a couple years ago? Yeah, we're guessing no, which might explain why the company has decided to put the kibosh on it and pulled it from the App Store. If you did manage to snag the app back in the day, you might recall that it allowed you to not only …

Gumtree and transactional Internet

Alongside the growth of social media on the continent, using the Internet for everyday transactions is starting to become as natural as the things it …

A rise in tech for SA gym goers

A new survey has pointed to a rise in the use of technology for people exercising in South Africa.<p>According to pharmaceutical company, Pharma …

Free comic book day: SA’s own comic convention

Those of us who have not had the privilege of being down in Cape Town on the first Saturday in May might not know that an annual geek event of …

OMsignal's biometric shirt watches you breathe, tells your smartphone about it

Most fitness wearables wrap around your wrist or clip to your belt, but the folks at OMsignal have distilled the category down to its most basic form: the shirt. "We've been wearing clothing all our lives," company CEO and founder Stéphane Marceau says. "It's the most natural and therefore the …

Sad reality about broadband value in South Africa

The latest Ookla Net Index “household value index” shows that South Africans get some of the worst value for money for broadband services, …

Eskom problems this winter

A quarter of the country’s power generation capacity is out of order – either for scheduled maintenance or due to “unplanned outages” – according to …

No more Samsung laptops in SA

Samsung has announced in a press release on Thursday, 8 May 2014, that due to a shift in consumer trends, it will no longer be supplying notebooks in …

Vodafone Smart 4 mini smartphone for R899

Vodacom has announced the launch of the Smart 4 mini in a press release on Thursday, 8 May 2014 – its new branded Android smartphone with a …

Telkom planning more mergers, acquisitions

Telkom told unions on 25 April 2014 that it will embark on mergers, acquisitions, partnerships or consolidation in the future.<p>The operator said that …

Free 1GB data to all Vodacom subscribers

Vodacom is giving all of its subscribers 1GB of free data to use on Sunday as part of the company’s twentieth birthday celebrations.<p>“On Sunday, we’re …

Top 100 Money Quotes of All Time

Great quotes encapsulate big ideas in few words. They inspire, motivate, and encourage in a memorable way. On my podcast, I cover all aspects of building wealth, including interviewing authors, investors, and business owners who have achieved great success. In that spirit, I’ve assembled the top …

Why Female Entrepreneurs Don't Need To Code To Build A Million-Dollar Tech Company

<i>The following guest post is by Lisa Falzone, CEO and cofounder of Revel Systems, an iPad point-of-sale solution for restaurant, retail and grocery establishments.</i><p>As a female entrepreneur in the tech space, I’m well aware of the so-called boys’ club and the male-dominated sphere of venture …

No Longer King Of The North, Pfizer Looks To Recapture Crown

Business is war and nothing is more illustrative of that point than a healthy cycle of M&A activity. Amid a wave of healthcare transactions, Pfizer, one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies, announced a $100 billion bid for the British pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca.<p>What if this were …

100 Best Websites For Entrepreneurs

Whether you're seeking advice on raising capital, scaling your business or looking for general industry insight, these sites are worth reading.

How to build on R9m for retirement

<b>A Fin24 user wants to use ETFs to grow his existing R9m and fund his retirement. He writes:</b><p>I am a 58 year old retiree. I have about R9m available in …

Investing

Rand remains vulnerable

Johannesburg - The rand recouped some of the previous day's losses against the dollar on Tuesday, although it remains vulnerable to an unresolved …

Property debt levels to jump, warns expert

Johannesburg - Property insolvencies continued to rise in early 2014, FNB said on Tuesday.<p>"Total insolvencies for the three months to February rose …

No EU ban on citrus imports, says dept

Johannesburg - The agriculture department has dismissed reports that the European Union has proposed dropping a ban on importing South African citrus …

South Africa

Credit growth quickens to 8.8%

Johannesburg - Growth in credit demand from South Africa's private sector quickened to 8.84% in March, from 8.67% in February, data from the Reserve …

Forex rates hit BAT revenue

London - British American Tobacco, the world's number two cigarette maker, posted improved sales volume for the first quarter, though foreign …

Forex

From school dropout to running Web Africa

Cape Town - Rupert Bryan was a high school dropout whose love for the internet allowed him to morph into co-founder of one of South Africa's leading …

Small Business

Trade balance swings into sharp deficit

Johannesburg - South Africa recorded a much wider than expected trade deficit of R11.39bn ($1.08bn) in March after a R1.72bn surplus in February, …

Economy

Strike taking people into poverty - economist

Johannesburg - The ongoing strike in the platinum mining belt is taking workers into poverty as it enters day 97, economist Mike Schüssler said on …

Travel (South Africa)

Crowds flock to see Zuma in Springs

Johannesburg -<p>A sunny sky flashed blue through an umbrella of spreading yellow ANC T-shirts in Kwa-Thema in Springs on the East Rand on Friday where …

South Africa

Queen congratulates SA on 20 years of democracy

Johannesburg -<p>Britain's Queen Elizabeth II has congratulated South Africa on reaching 20 years of democracy, the British high commission said on …

South Africa

Guard of honour for Holimisa

Mahikeng - United Democratic Movement leader Bantu Holomisa was well received in Freedom Park near Rustenburg on Saturday.<p>About 2 000 party …

Posters

Malema: Nothing to celebrate on Freedom Day

Cape Town - Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema on Saturday asked supporters to stage a stay-away from 20 years of democracy …

Western Cape

Icasa rules against EFF ad

Johannesburg - Icasa's complaints and compliance committee ruled in the SABC's favour on Saturday by upholding the broadcaster's decision not to …

Travel (South Africa)