TECH NEWS

Trump accuses Google of biased searches

By Darlene Superville and Barbara Ortutay for WWayTV3  President Donald Trump on Tuesday accused Google and other U.S. tech companies of rigging search results about him “so that almost all stories & news is BAD.” He offered no evidence of bias, but a top adviser...

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SA tech entrepreneur facing US fraud charges

By Bryan Smith for Coin Insider  Eran Eyal, a South African-educated technology entrepreneur who now lives in the US, is facing criminal charges in the New York for allegedly stealing more than US$600 000 from investors. According to a new release from New York...

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HP posts upbeat results, boosts outlook

Source: Financial Times  Hewlett Packard Enterprise posted upbeat quarterly results and issued a rosier outlook that topped analyst forecasts, sending shares higher. HPE — the enterprise technology business that split off from HP Inc’s PCs and printers unit — says its...

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See just how much YouTube you really watch

By Chris Welch for The Verge  In keeping with Google’s push into digital well-being, YouTube is continuing to roll out more tools that give users a clearer overview of their usage habits. When users open their account menu, they’ll now see an updated profile that...

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Online bookings for driver’s licences extends to rest of SA

By Gabriella Steyn for IOL  The Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) will soon launch a new online booking platform for South Africans to get their driver’s license. First launched in the City of Tshwane, the system allows users to make an appointment to renew...

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Naspers concludes disposal of Flipkart stake for over R27bn

Source: Fin24 Naspers has concluded the disposal of its 11.18% stake in Indian commerce company Flipkart, for $2.2bn (about R27.7bn), according to a notice issued to shareholders on Monday. The e-commerce giant in May announced it was selling its stake in Flipkart to...

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Apple, Google facing revolt over app store ‘tax’

By Mark Bergen and Christopher Palmeri for Business Day  A backlash against Apple and Google app stores is gaining steam, with a growing number of companies saying the tech giants are collecting too high a tax for connecting consumers to developers’ wares. Netflix and...

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How shopping is changing in a digital world

Shopping: love it or loathe it, a wave of innovation is heading this way – and it promises to make a visit to your local mall a far more productive and pleasant experience. Deloitte is at the forefront of this trend with the creation of a Connected Retail...

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Big tech is still violating your privacy

By Giovanni Buttarelli for The Washington Post  First came the scaremongering. Then came the strong-arming. After being contested in arguably the biggest lobbying exercise in the history of the European Union, the General Data Protection Regulation became fully...

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Government’s entire IT system goes down

By Gaye Davis for EWN  It has emerged that not only Home Affairs but IT systems across government were affected by Friday’s power outage. The head of the State Information Technology Agency (Sita) has told Parliament that the power outage that caused Home...

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Local is lekker: homegrown ‘WhatsApp’ goes data-free

Moya Messenger is a new mobile messaging app that allows users to communicate without incurring data costs. The app, developed in South Africa by biNu and released in July, provides #datafree text messaging that works when a mobile user has no airtime or data balance...

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