Technology and E-commerce News

First National Bank Launches Its Own Mobile Service

First National Bank will be launching its own mobile service as of the 15 June 2015, as an extension to its FNB Connect offering, a pioneering feat for the South African banking industry. A plan for aggressive rates and exceptional banking services to its clients is high on the list of priorities for this initiative.

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Dell Announces New Range of Inspirons at Computex 2015

Dell Computers used Computex 2015, taking place in Taipei, to announce the release of a refreshed Inspiron 5000 Laptop series as well as a new Inspiron micro desktop range. Products aimed at the mid-range market for everyday convenience and reliability with added technological benefits.

 

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The IAB challenges the FPB on Online Censorship

The Interactive Advertising Bureau South Africa (IAB) is challenging the Film and Publication Board (FPB) on their newly proposed online regulation policy.

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New Apple Bug Could Crash Your Apple Device Via Text

Apple recently found a bug that causes iPhones to crash when receiving a message containing a certain string of text with Arabic characters and symbols. It was first reported by Apple News on May 26th. The malware was originally believed to only affect iPhones, but updated reports show that no Apple product is immune and the bug can crash your iPad, Apple Watch or Mac computer as well.

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Tech Boss: Clara Shih

Clara Shih is the co-founder and CEO of Hearsay Social, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) social media marketing management platform. She is also a board member at Starbucks.

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Will Oracle’s JavaScript be Boycotted?

Google’s use of the JavaScript platform to programme their Android operating system was challenged by its creators Oracle, who wants to sue the company for not paying a licensing fee. Surprisingly, the Obama administration sides with Oracle.

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Alibaba Plans to Curb Counterfeiting with Cheaper Originals

Alibaba believes that enabling the manufacture of authentic goods at a lower price will curb knock-off goods of would-be counterfeiters.

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Alibaba Being Sued for Sale of Fake Goods

Kering SA , the owner of high-end brands such as Gucci and Yves St Laurent to name a few, is suing Alibaba, the recently listed Chinese e-commerce behemoth for allowing counterfeiters to trade knocks offs on Alibaba’s selling platforms.

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Shopify valued at $1.27 billion

Shopify, the company that allows budding entrepreneurs to quickly start a business online, is valued at $1.27 billion dollars.

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Apple HomeKit vs. Samsung

Apple Inc will release its Apple HomeKit functionality next month allowing users to control their home devices with their iPhones and iPads.

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