Op-Ed: Alternative currencies are the future: why it matters for development

  When I began to teach in 2012, I decided to start my course with an analysis of how money affects social order. What my...
Tencent takes on Alibaba

Naspers’ addiction to Tencent is unhealthy

Naspers has an unhealthy addiction to Tencent. The South African company is worth $28 billion less than its stake in the Chinese gaming behemoth....
Blue Label Telecoms HEPS up 15%

South Africa’s Blue Label Telecom to buy mobile device supplier

South African telecommunications firm Blue Label Telecoms said on Tuesday it would buy a mobile device supplier for 1.9 billion rand ($148 million) to...

Senegal Air orders two ATR aircraft in 50 mln euro deal -ministry

Senegal Air SA has ordered two ATR 72-600 aircraft in a 50 million euro ($56 million) deal as the new flagship carrier seeks to...

Twitter to let streaming video stars collect money from fans

David Ingram | SAN FRANCISCO Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) plans on Wednesday to launch a system for people to earn money by streaming live on...

Uber founder Travis Kalanick resigns as CEO

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has resigned.

3 ways you can turn a cheap drone into a money-making job

There's never been a better time to go droning.

Uber CEO takes leave of absence amid sweeping changes after scandals

Travis Kalanick told employees on Tuesday he will take time away from the company.

Apple co-founder Wozniak bought bitcoin at $700 for fun: ‘Now I’m way up’

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak revealed he bought bitcoin when it was at at $700.

How to set up your iPhone to avoid expensive surprises on your phone bill

Follow these tips if you're tired of going over on your data.

Huawei will leapfrog Apple and HP to lead the PC market in five years,...

Huawei will become the top personal computer maker in the world in three to five years.

Sony’s PlayStation VR headset sales top 1 million units

Sony Corp has sold more than one million units of its virtual reality (VR) headset globally.

Facebook is planning to move WhatsApp off IBM’s public cloud, source says

Facebook is planning to move off of IBM's cloud and into Facebook's own data centers.

Fraud and Technology: No one should get away with it

Even information that is carefully hidden or deleted can be identified and disclosed From intentionally erased emails to deleted SMS’s; through techniques using forensic technology,...

Apple launches peer-to-peer payments to take on Square, PayPal and Venmo

Apple is launching peer-to-peer payments in iOS 11.

Apple unveils ‘the most powerful Mac we have ever made’

IMac Pro is the most powerful computer Apple has ever announced.
Tough competition in S.Africa’s mobile space

Net1 caps investment in South Africa’s Cell C at 15% stake

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Net1 UEPS Technologies will invest 2 billion rand ($153 million) for a 15 percent stake in debt-ridden South African mobile operator...

Africa creates world-first next generation digital identification technology to fight identity theft

Mobile technology has helped make identify theft the top white collar crime in the world and yet existing authentication methods such as password and biometrics have failed to counter this. A new solution has been created to counter this.

Charity calls for ‘period emoji’ to address taboo of menstruation

Lin Taylor | Thomson Reuters Foundation A 'period emoji' on mobile devices could help break the taboo of menstruation, according to an international child rights...