NEWS

Bezos dethrones Gates as world’s richest man

By Jason Karaian for Quartz This week, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos saw his net worth soar above $150 billion, giving him the most billions among all the billionaires on the billionaire lists. Bill Gates, in second place, is worth a modest $94 billion, according to...

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Microsoft and Walmart team up to take on Amazon

By Tom Warren for The Verge Microsoft and Walmart are teaming up for a strategic partnership that will take on rival Amazon in both technology and retail. Walmart is announcing today, at Microsoft’s Inspire partner conference, that it’s partnering with Microsoft to...

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Was Absa’s drone show illegal?

By Timothy Rangongo and Jay Caboz for Business Insider SA Absa put on Africa’s first “drone firework” show in partnership with technology giant Intel above Johannesburg last Wednesday night, but it is not clear how it got permission to do so....

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Want fewer internal e-mails? Ditch open plan offices

By Sarah Wells for TechCrunch If you’re endlessly distracted by your co-workers in the gaping open office space you all share, you’re not alone. Compared to traditional office spaces, face-to-face interaction in open office spaces is down 70 percent with resulting...

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The SABS has been placed under administration

By Roy Cokayne for IOL The South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) has been placed under administration. This is after Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies last month removed the entire SABS board because he had lost faith in its ability to effectively manage the...

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Debit order disputes on the rise

By Carin Smith for Fin24 Debit order disputes have increased significantly over the last three years, according to the Payments Association of South Africa (PASA). Yet, it said recent investigations have shown that in the majority of cases, proof that debit orders...

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Amazon has nearly 50% of US e-commerce market

Source: eMarketer Retail  When it comes to the US e-commerce market, Amazon is leaving the competition in the dust. This year, the online shopping juggernaut will capture 49.1% of the market, according to eMarketer’s latest forecast on the top 10 US e-commerce...

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Antalis South Africa becomes 51% black owned

Paper, packaging and graphic solutions provider Antalis South Africa has announced that the company will become South Africa’s leading black empowered company in its industry, on completion of a 100% local buyout of shares currently owned by Antalis International....

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2018’s worst cyber-security breaches

By Lily Hay Newman for Wired  Looking back at the first six months of 2018, there haven’t been as many government leaks and global ransomware attacks as there were by this time last year, but that’s pretty much where the good news ends. Corporate security...

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SA’s broadband speed ranking

Source: Fin24 The results are in – South Africa came 76th out of 200 countries in the worldwide broadband speed league 2018. It jumped up four places from its 2017 ranking, which was 80th out of 186 countries. Based on over 163 million speed tests, carried out over 12...

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