DA challenges govt’s ICT policies

NewsCentralMedia reports that the DA’s Marian Shinn has accused the South African government of failing to focus on the big issues that would grow the ICT industry.

Apple introduces iPhone 5

On 12 September Apple announced the iPhone 5, the thinnest and lightest iPhone ever, completely redesigned to feature a new 4-inch Retina display; an Apple-designed A6 chip for blazing fast...

Discovery to develop mobile shows for Snapchat

Discovery Communications has announced plans to develop video series for its channel on the Snapchat social media platform...

Connecting rural communities

The Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO) is inviting proposals for the 7th Annual Connecting Rural Communities (CRC) Africa 2012 Forum, to be held at the Miatta Conference Centre in Freetown, Sierra Leone from 20 to 22 June under the aegis of Sierra Leone’s Ministry of Information and Communications and its national regulator, Natcom.

Internet tales for African youths

In Lesotho, Kenya, South Africa and Zambia an African youth social network and YouTube storytelling contest is enabling African youths to tell their stories of transformation and success.

Altech presents new VOD offering

Altech Node, a subscription VOD service and home-automation device, is now available to South Africans...

Global ICT Treaty discussions

European operators meeting at a joint International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and European Telecommunications Network Operators’ Association (ETNO) event have agreed that upcoming revisions to the treaty that governs international telecommunications should act as a positive catalyst for the future development of ICT, to benefit all countries.

Is OTT over-subscribed?

Subscription-based, on-demand OTT platforms have risen in popularity over the past couple of years and are fast-displacing traditional TV programming as the preferred medium of entertainment for many

NextVR developing mobile virtual reality content platform

US based virtual reality technology company NextVR has partnered with Samsung and Oculus to provide consumers with 360-degree video content...

Google / Twitter’s Egypt service

Following the alarming press, broadcast and Internet clampdowns in crisis-stricken Egypt, search engine Google and micro-blogging site Twitter have launched a service that allows Egyptian citizens to get their news out via Twitter messages by leaving a voicemail on a specific number.
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