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MWC: 100m now use mobile money

MWC: 100m now use mobile money

06 Mar 2015 by
| Filed in Mobile

At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week, the GSMA announced that the number of active Mobile Money accounts globally now exceeds 100 million. Sub-Saharan Africa alone accounts for more than half (53%) of the world’s live mobile money services.

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Teraco keeps going amid CT fires

06 Mar 2015 by
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Teraco keeps going amid CT fires

Teraco announced yesterday that its Cape Town Data Centre is currently running on generator power as a result of a fire in the Great Westerford Building in Rondebosch, Cape Town. 

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MWC: IBM apps address disabilities

06 Mar 2015 by
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MWC: IBM apps address disabilities

IBM researchers have created the Mobile Accessibility Checker tool for iOS and Android developers that automatically tests to help strengthen the accessibility features of mobile applications for people with disabilities.

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MWC : Qualcomm, Mercedes F1, to join forces for connected cars

06 Mar 2015 by
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MWC : Qualcomm,  Mercedes F1, to join forces for connected cars

Qualcomm has announced that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies has entered a multi-year agreement with the Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team to become an official technology partner.

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Students becoming more tech-savvy

05 Mar 2015 by
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Students becoming more tech-savvy

A recent survey has revealed that South African students use Facebook as their default social network with Twitter and YouTube coming in second and third place respectively.

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Mini Clubman joins Gran Turismo

05 Mar 2015 by
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Mini Clubman joins Gran Turismo

The collection of Vision Gran Turismo cars continues to grow with the release of the brand new “Mini Clubman Vision Gran Turismo”.

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MWC: BlackBerry takes Leap of faith

04 Mar 2015 by
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MWC: BlackBerry takes Leap of faith

At the Mobile World Congress, BlackBerry announced the Leap, an affordable all-touch smartphone with a 5” HD display and enough battery power to last over a day.

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MWC: Ruckus networks with Nokia

04 Mar 2015 by
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MWC: Ruckus networks with Nokia

Ruckus Wireless has announced that its 802.11ac technology is being integrated into Nokia Networks’ Flexi Zone Small cell indoor and outdoor solutions.

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MWC: Coke gets behind Ekocenter

04 Mar 2015 by
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MWC: Coke gets behind Ekocenter

At the Mobile World Congress, Ericsson and Coca Cola announced a pilot project to bring mobile connectivity to Ekocenetr, a social enterprise initiative designed to empower community well-being.

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Calling Joburg innovators

04 Mar 2015 by
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Calling Joburg innovators

A recent #Hack.Jozi Challenge launched by the City of Johannesburg is giving residents the chance to submit their digital solutions to the many problems that exist in the city.

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Samsung, Alcatel, target SA in mobile war

02 Mar 2015 by
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Samsung, Alcatel, target SA in mobile war

The annual Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on Sunday saw one of the biggest mobile device launch days ever, with South Africa now a priority territory, writes ARTHUR GOLDSTUCK.

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MWC: Cyberbullies in Barcelona spotlight

03 Mar 2015 by
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MWC: Cyberbullies in Barcelona spotlight

As part of a global campaign for educating and supporting children and their parents in the fight against cyberbullying, Kaspersky Lab organised a high level panel to debate the issue at Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona.

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MWC: SanDisk unpacks 200GB microSD card

03 Mar 2015 by
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MWC: SanDisk unpacks 200GB microSD card

A this year's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, SanDisk unveiled the highest capacity memory card - a 200GB microSD card.

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MWC: Samsung regains edge with S6

02 Mar 2015 by
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MWC: Samsung regains edge with S6

Samsung Electronics yesterday regained its leadership in the smartphone wars with two entirely redefined smartphones, the GalaxyS6 and GalaxyS6 edge.

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MWC: Orange fires off sub-$40 Firefox phone for Africa

02 Mar 2015 by
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MWC: Orange fires off sub-$40 Firefox phone for Africa

At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Orange launched a digital offer called Klif for under US$40, bundling a smartphone, data, voice and text bundle. The solution will be available across Africa and the Middle East.

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MWC: Sony squeezes Xperia Z4 tablet down to record 6.1mm

02 Mar 2015 by
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MWC: Sony squeezes Xperia Z4 tablet down to record 6.1mm

At the Mobile World Congress currently underway in Barcelona, Sony unveiled the Xperia Z4 Tablet. The device is the slimmest 10” tablet to date and features a bright 2K display, 32MB of storage and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 octa-core 64 bit processor.

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MWC: Voice gets context aware

02 Mar 2015 by
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MWC: Voice gets context aware

At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, NXP Software has demonstrated the latest breakthroughs in speech enhancement and context sensing solutions.

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MWC: Alcatel debuts 7" tablet

02 Mar 2015 by
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MWC: Alcatel debuts 7

At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Alcatel OneTouch introduced the PIXI 3 7-inch tablet, which joins the 8-inch tablet already in the PIXI 3 stable.

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MWC: Polaroid prints from pocket

02 Mar 2015 by
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MWC: Polaroid prints from pocket

Polaroid is showcasing several new solutions for the on-the-go user at the Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona, including the new pocket-size Polaroid Zip mobile printer.

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MWC: BlackBerry unveils BES Cloud

02 Mar 2015 by
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MWC: BlackBerry unveils BES Cloud

At this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, BlackBerry announced BES12 Cloud, a cloud-based enterprise mobility management solution for the management of iOS, Android, Windows Phone and BlackBerry 10 devices.

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Smart data will dominate mobile SA

27 Feb 2015 by
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Smart data will dominate mobile SA

A recent Cisco report has revealed that the worldwide shift from feature phones to smartphones, a revival in laptops with tablet-like capabilities, as well as expanding machine-to-machine applications are key factors supporting the increasing smart traffic trend.

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