Local animation soars

A group of graduates from Cape Town-based The Animation School are gaining local and international acclaim for their 2011 final year project, Wing It.

Bridging the digital divide

The Intel Learning Series Alliance in partnership with Jasco, Custom Technologies and the Xavier Group have delivered a completely solar powered "Classroom on Wheels’ to Victorious Primary School in Uganda.

Mac’s “Backdoor’ threat

The notorious Flashfake Trojan that helped to create a botnet of 700k+ Mac computers may be the most prominent example of vulnerabilities in a Mac OS X environment, but it is certainly not alone. Kaspersky Lab’s researchers have discovered another malicious programme that targets Apple computers, which has subsequently been confirmed as an Advanced Persistent Threat.

Roaming free

Customers of mobile phone operator Vodacom Tanzania can expect huge roaming savings when travelling to nine African countries where Vodacom and its various partners operate. These countries include South Africa (Vodacom), Mozambique (Vodacom), Lesotho (Vodacom), DRC Congo (Vodacom), Ghana (Vodafone), Kenya (Safaricom), Rwanda (MTN), Uganda (MTN), Uganda (UTL) and Burundi (UCOM).

Kaspersky confirms Mac virus

Experts from Kaspersky Lab, Europe’s largest antivirus company, recently analysed Flashfake, a massive botnet that infected more than 600,000 computers worldwide, and concluded that more than 98% of the infected computers were most likely running a version of Mac OS X.

Airtel launches in Rwanda

Integrated telecommunications company Bharti Airtel ("Airtel') today announced the launch of its operation in Rwanda, expanding its footprint on the African continent to 17 countries. Airtel has already said that it will invest over US$100m in its operations over the next three years and generate direct and indirect employment opportunities.

“Green’ mobile network in Africa

Bharti Airtel has announced significant milestones in its endeavor to build a "green’ environment friendly mobile network and reduce its carbon footprint in Africa. The company said that over one year, it has reduced the number of telecom sites running solely on diesel by more than 50% by overcoming the challenge of lack of grid connectivity through use of innovative models such as Hybrid Battery Bank.

Key technology partnership

Chyron and German software developer Ventuz Technology AG have entered into a strategic technology partnership.

Controlling the “Maestro’

Orad, a leader in broadcast graphic solutions, has announced the release of the latest version of the Maestro enterprise graphics solution. Maestro addresses all of broadcasters’ graphics needs for real time, pre- and post-production environments.

Plug your media company into the “cloud’

Johannesburg-based MediaCloud Networks, through an exclusive deal with Vodacom, is an innovative new business solution that provides a single intelligent broadband network with the aim of creating a national cloud based service, linking all media entities into a value added service that allows users to stream, send and store data.
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