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Why chatbots won’t replace humans

(published via Memeburn)

Fear-mongering is everywhere, in every industry. And most recently, the contact centre has experienced its own dose of this with the announcement that Facebook will be making use of…

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Added by Jed Hewson on June 22, 2016 at 9:27 — No Comments

Start ups need to work together: Calling on all online stores and retail shops

Please forgive me if this looks like an Ad, but I believe online start ups should support each other to reach a common goal.





Prys Comparison is fast growing shopping website that offers users an opportunity to compare products, deals and offers and be able to buy from your website instantly



We work with companies like yours (Retail Stores) who would like to get real buyers online at a minimal possible investment



Other companies we work with like Spree,… Continue

Added by Nkosikhona Carlos on June 21, 2016 at 20:01 — No Comments

How we're securing the world with tech

One of the prime uses and drivers of technology is safety. Wanting to make our homes, cities and the planet safer has been the catalyst for many smart people’s progress in tech. It’s a good indication of how far we’ve come to reflect on how we’re making our lives safer.

Facial recognition

Though we might associate hightech security with the most sophisticated banks, retail stores are adopting modern tech to help…

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Added by Terrence Stoker on June 21, 2016 at 14:17 — No Comments

Directory Apps - Why handheld is king!

Directories are a tried and tested business model. The concept has a crystal clear value proposition to clients (listed businesses) and customers (readers). Clients benefit from the exposure of their business to a specific target market and customers benefit from having access to a curated list of service providers for the service they need.

Apps take directories to the next level. They increase the value to both parties and represent a great revenue model to the directory owner.…

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Added by Jonathan Vass on June 21, 2016 at 12:21 — No Comments

I Code Java Conference - 21st & 22nd July Johannesburg South Africa

On 21st & 22nd July 2016, JAVA developers from around the country will gather at the Focus Rooms Sunninghill Sandton to network and chat over Java at the I Code Java 2016 Conference. Our inaugural 2015 Conference was SOLD OUT, with Johannesburg heading that way as well. 

I Code Java…

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Added by Theo Sauls on June 21, 2016 at 12:07 — No Comments

Join #tabletoptuesday at the Table Mountain

EVERY TUESDAY MORNING #TABLETOPTUESDAY TAKES PLACE. PHOTO COURTESY OF DAVE DUANTE.

In April we opened a brand new Wi-Fi Lounge at the Upper Cable Station, with the idea that visitors can use this space to share pictures and connect with friends and family.

We blogged about our new space and shared pictures on…

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Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on June 20, 2016 at 16:03 — No Comments

5 Nigerian startups with seriously disruptive capabilities

‘Disruptive’ is a powerful word, because it’s not really about a startup that is making money or one that is able to get millions of users. Instead, a disruptive startup is one that is groundbreaking and innovative. Prior to 2015, Nigeria’s startups had largely been founded by developers who had ideas and believed they could make money from such. And so far, several of them have been able to develop tech products that are still profitable – even before the advent of ecommerce.

“Even…

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Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on June 17, 2016 at 15:54 — No Comments

Seedstars crowns 3 winners at Soweto startup pitching event

International startup programme Seedstars, announced UmoyairSortd, and Riovic as winners of its Soweto pitching event. The event took place on 11 June at eKasiLABS Garankuwa, Tshwane.

The event consisted of ten pre-selected startups pitching in front of a panel…

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Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on June 17, 2016 at 15:49 — No Comments

SA startup wants to open up IoT to local businesses

If you’re a regular reader of the Burn Media suite of sites, you’ll be up to speed on all the latest developments in the Internet of Things (IoT) space. But the truth is, many businesses are simply unaware of how big an impact this array of technologies could have on their operations.

One company hoping to change that is a Pretoria-based startup called IoT.nxt.

Helmed…

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Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on June 17, 2016 at 15:47 — No Comments

Real estate startup Property Fox wants to save you money when selling houses

There’s a new real estate startup hitting the South African market. Property Fox aims to save customers over 80% of traditional estate agent costs by offering a 1.5% commission rate.

In a press release sent to Ventureburn, co-founder Ashley James says: “We saw a gap in the market to help people sell their houses for a fraction of the cost, while simultaneously offering more exposure in the market.”

The company launched…

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Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on June 17, 2016 at 15:45 — No Comments

This clever UK urban gardening startup could be very useful in SA

South Africa’s urban population is growing rapidly. At the same time, a variety of factors have seen the price of fresh produce shoot up dramatically over the past few years. An obvious solution is to grow your own food, but many city dwellers don’t have gardens, or even…

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Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on June 17, 2016 at 15:43 — No Comments

Digital entrepreneurs need to embrace data

In the digital world, a new breed of entrepreneur has been created – one that is able to capitalise on an Always-On environment. This entrepreneur has grown up as part of the connected generation, and this is reflected in the way that their start-ups are born and operate.

For them, using technology is not something that is forced but rather a component that is completely integrated in all aspects of their lives. It is therefore completely natural for their start-ups to be digital…

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Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on June 17, 2016 at 15:36 — No Comments

Digital assistants, social & mobile: 7 new SEO strategies to look out for

Is SEO dead? If you are an online marketer, you must have come across this question on a myriad of forums. In fact, a quick search on Google will give you over 44-million results. The argument — by those who feel that SEO is not important — revolves around the lack of clear-cut guidelines by search engines on their ranking algorithms.

One thing to appreciate is, of course, the seismic changes in the rules for SEO. This doesn’t mean online marketers should sit back, but instead the…

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Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on June 17, 2016 at 15:34 — No Comments

Facebook introduces SMS within Messenger on Android

Facebook is again trying its hand at SMS. Its Messenger platform has introduced SMS support on Android devices. The feature is not available for Apple users because iOS doesn’t support app permissions for accessing text messages/SMS, according to Facebook.

This is not the first time that Messenger has experimented with SMS but the company claims it has become much easier to support text messages within Messenger on Android.

Facebook says that the feature is an attempt to…

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Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on June 17, 2016 at 15:32 — No Comments

SA Innovation Summit Competitions

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Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on June 17, 2016 at 15:10 — No Comments

The importance of digital finance for financial inclusion in South Africa

The Importance of Digital Finance for Financial Inclusion in South Africa

 

The Banking Association of South Africa defines Financial Inclusion as a development that improves the “range, quality and availability of financial services and products focusing on the unserved, under-served and financially excluded. Principles of financial inclusion include: access, affordability, appropriateness, usage, quality, consumer financial education, innovation…

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Added by Danielle on June 17, 2016 at 9:01 — No Comments

Why the cost of video games have skyrocketed in SA

My Broadband recently published an article which looked at the sharp increase in the of price…

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Added by Jason Ried on June 15, 2016 at 14:00 — No Comments

How can cities make driving safer?

Cities are places where people are in close proximity to each other. They contain much that people find essential to living – bringing together homes, businesses and suppliers into one area. Yet, that means safety should be a priority, since much of this relationship involves moving things around. Transport becomes an essential component for cities and badly managed transport disastrous for everyone.

Proper handling of how vehicles move isn’t…

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Added by Terrence Stoker on June 15, 2016 at 13:33 — No Comments

Interview with Anna Bowżyk, SweepSouth

This month AdMarula chats to Anna Bowżyk, Head of Marketing at online start-up SweepSouth. Born in Poland and with previous marketing positions at Rocket Internet, Naspers and Travelstart under her belt, she is fast making a name for herself in the online world in South Africa. We pick her brain on everything from media buying and brand strategy to sales targets and commercializing online communities.   

 

What are the essential ingredients for…

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Added by Lico Gross on June 14, 2016 at 11:00 — No Comments

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