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Google Play Music makes its African debut, launches in South Africa for ‘introductory’ $3.50 a month

Google Play Music has finally arrived in Africa, as the music-streaming service launches in South Africa for the first time today. Google Play Music offers three main ways to listen to tunes. Anyone can upload up to 50,000 songs from their personal libraries for free, while they can also buy tracks and albums to download […]

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Ve acquires display retargeting business from eBay Enterprise Marketing Solutions

UK-based technology company Ve Interactive has acquired the Display Retargeting business from eBay Enterprise Marketing Solutions, a recently launched independent company. Now Ve has a client base of more than 10,000 online businesses. All employees from the eBay Enterprise Display Retargeting business will be retained. Ve Interactive shared the news Continue reading

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Apple’s first battery-case: The $100 Smart Battery Case works with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s

Apple has launched its first every battery-case, as the Cupertino company looks to further capitalize on the lucrative accessory market. Compatible with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s, the $99 Smart Battery Case sees Apple take on other well-known brands in the battery-case realm, such as Mophie which has offered battery-base hybrids for most of […]

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New EU cyber-security law requires tech firms to report major breaches or face penalties

BRUSSELS (By Julia Fioretti, Reuters) – EU lawmakers and member states struck a deal on the bloc’s first cyber-security law on Monday that will require Internet firms such as Google and Amazon to report serious breaches or face sanctions. The deal, following five hours of negotiations between the European Parliament and EUgovernments, was reached in […]

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Uber gets the ‘green light’ to operate in Jakarta, but there are conditions

Today, Uber is celebrating an important milestone in its push for global dominance: the green light to operate legally in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta, assuming it meets all requirements laid out by government. Jakarta is an important city for Uber. The country, with around 250 million people, is seen as one of the big emerging opportunities after India and […]

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Tencent’s new $3.5M seed-stage fund aims to help small businesses in South Africa sell on WeChat

Barely two weeks after launching its peer-to-peer mobile wallet in South Africa, Tencent announced on Tuesday a new $3.5 million seed-stage fund to get small businesses and startups in the country selling their goods and services on WeChat, its popular mobile messaging app. Specifics relating to expected amount per investment/deal were not disclosed. WeChat already […]

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