April 23, 2017

FIN 24 – Tech News



FIN 24 – Tech News

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Only six remaining milestones stand between Tesla Inc.’s Elon Musk and an estimated $1.4bn windfall for the carmaker’s billionaire chief executive officer.
Posted: April 21, 2017, 9:24 am
The recently-launched Galaxy S8, which seemingly redeemed Samsung's fate after the explosion-prone Note 7, is experiencing an issue with its most significant feature.
Posted: April 21, 2017, 9:11 am
Samsung's new Galaxy S8 went on sale over the counter in South Korea on Friday as the world's biggest smartphone maker seeks to move on from a disastrous handset recall and corruption scandal that has hammered its once-stellar reputation.
Posted: April 21, 2017, 7:44 am
Apple wants to "one day" end the need to mine materials from the earth to make its gadgets, the technology giant said in its annual environmental responsibility report out Thursday.
Posted: April 21, 2017, 6:35 am
Allan Gray is increasingly concerned over the running of Net1, saying its research shows the business doesn’t always answer its phones when called by clients.
Posted: April 20, 2017, 7:15 pm
Tencent Holdings Ltd. is shutting down a popular feature on WeChat that allows iPhone users to tip emoji and content creators to comply with Apple Inc.’s policy on in-app purchases.
Posted: April 20, 2017, 1:14 pm
Revenue from transactions involving Africans will double by 2020 as more people on the continent access mobile-payment platforms and expatriates send cash home, says WorldRemit.
Posted: April 20, 2017, 8:25 am
Facebook is working on a system that will allow people to type text using their brain waves, with a silent speech system capable of typing 100 words per minute.
Posted: April 20, 2017, 8:06 am
Prosecutors pursuing bribery charges against Samsung's heir zeroed in on a five-minute chat with South Korea's president as the start of a bond that put both behind bars.
Posted: April 19, 2017, 2:37 pm
Imraan Patel, deputy DG of the Department of Science and Technology, says the department has now for first time an active programme to incubate innovation start-ups
Posted: April 19, 2017, 12:45 pm
A thief who made off with cell phones belonging to more than 100 people at the Coachella music festival in California may want to consider a new line of work.
Posted: April 19, 2017, 10:08 am
Vodacom Group’s Tanzania unit received regulatory approval to extend the deadline of its share sale for three weeks, allowing investors more time to take part in the country’s biggest initial public offering to date.
Posted: April 19, 2017, 5:55 am
Facebook on Tuesday launched a mission to make smartphone cameras windows to augmented reality, focusing on what people have in hand instead of waiting for high-tech eyewear.
Posted: April 19, 2017, 4:25 am
The Competition Commission will not prosecute a complaint lodged by Cell C against Vodacom and MTN over anti-competitive conduct.
Posted: April 18, 2017, 4:30 pm
An ultra-sensitive, wearable sweat sensor may improve diagnosis and treatment of cystic fibrosis, diabetes and other conditions, researchers said on Monday.
Posted: April 18, 2017, 1:23 pm
The SA Post Office warns the public to be on alert regarding a parcel delivery scam designed to defraud them.
Posted: April 18, 2017, 1:02 pm
Much like the iconic Nokia 3310 and the VW Citi Golf, the virtual pet Tamagotchi is being re-released this year.
Posted: April 18, 2017, 10:52 am
A significant proportion of residents outside of South Africa’s big cities are in urgent need of becoming familiar with the Internet so that the opportunity it offers benefits them and the nation’s GDP.
Posted: April 18, 2017, 8:21 am
Richard Peng’s deal-making moxie has set the pace for a hard-charging Tencent in its early days, but striking out on his own means the stakes are higher.
Posted: April 18, 2017, 8:08 am

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