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R552bn wiped off cryptocurrencies after hack

By Eric Lam, Jiyeun Lee and Jordan Robertson for Bloomberg / Fin24  The 2018 selloff in cryptocurrencies deepened, wiping out about $42bn (about R552bn) of market value over the weekend and extending this year’s slump in Bitcoin to more than 50%. Some observers pinned...

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Uber could teach its AI to know when you’re drunk

By Daniel Cooper for Engadget Problematic transportation outfit Uber is thinking about a way to use your phone to determine if you’ve been drinking. A patent application was uncovered by CNN, entitled “Predicting user state using machine learning,”...

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Would you know if someone was masquerading as your CEO?

By Vicky Sidler for MyBroadband / Nick Saunders at Mimecast When I say the word “bat”, what image comes to mind? A flying mammal? A cricket bat? In English, they call this a “homograph”: when two or more words are spelled the same but don’t...

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Computer-based craft inspiration for Father’s Day

Source: Martha Stewart Monogrammed boxes These elegant containers are perfect for jewelry, gift cards, and small items. Materials: Coloured card stock Computer Printer Bone folder Scissors Straightedge Glue stick Heavy books Instructions: In a photo-editing program,...

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EU suffers data breach after implementing GDPR

By Harry Pettit for MailOnline  An ’embarrassing’ leak shows the European Union has fallen short of its own data protection laws. The European Commission’s website has published 700 records, including the names, addresses and mobile numbers of...

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Reserve Bank trials blockchain successfully

By Hanna Ziady for Business Live  Payments between SA’s banks, averaging R350-billion daily, can be settled using blockchain technology, tests demonstrate. “Project Khokha”, whose results the Reserve Bank announced on Tuesday, successfully trialled...

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HP to cut 5 000 jobs in restructure

By Dion Weisler for CNBC  HP now expects 4 500 to 5 000 employees to leave the company by the end of fiscal 2019 as part of an ongoing restructuring plan, the PC maker said on Tuesday. In October 2016, HP’s board had approved a restructuring plan to be...

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Local designers take on online stationery

Source: BusinessGhana Award-winning South African designers are taking on the world of online stationery with beautiful, locally illustrated designs. Ink & Bash is a new Stellenbosch-based start-up that’s making it easy for anyone to design their own...

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Which IT job pays best in South Africa?

Source: CareerJunction Jobs portal CareerJunction has published it latest salary review for 2018, showing among others what the average IT employee earns per month. CareerJunction used actual salary offerings on their jobs portal Web site (16 000+ jobs monthly) for...

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Local CEO loses R300k in e-mail scam

By Adiel Ismail for Fin24  Goliath and Goliath CEO Kate Goliath is encouraging small businesses to ramp up security measures after her comedy and entertainment agency fell victim to invoice intercepting as a result of e-mail hacking. Goliath and Goliath is out of...

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MTN steals Cell C contract from Vodacom

By Loni Prinsloo, Bloomberg/Fin24  MTN will replace its cross-town rival Vodacom in a network-sharing deal with Cell C, South Africa’s third-largest mobile phone operator. Cell C, which has roamed on Johannesburg-based Vodacom’s network since 2001, will switch to MTN...

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Uber Eats buys local start-up

By Zeenat Vallie for IOL Uber Eats has today announced that it acquired South African restaurant technology company owned by venture capital firm Knife Capital, orderTalk. This acquisition is a major step for Uber Eats which will be able to streamline workflows by...

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