MultiChoice' Netflix and Amazon Prime headache

DISCLOSURE: Showmax BV has done business with iAfrikan Digital as a client and also sponsored iAfrikan's Annual Tech Round-up 2017 event which was held in Nairobi, Kenya. Recently, Calvo Mawela (CEO at MultiChoice South Africa stated that as a result of OTT (Over The Top) VOD (Video On Demand) services…

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Luno's Timothy Stranex on building a cryptocurrencies exchange

Cryptocurrencies, and especially Bitcoin, have gotten a lot of bad publicity and reputation over the years. This has come as a result of them being used by some for nefarious reasons and in other cases, because their price volatility has seen many lose their money "investing" in them. Nonetheless, in…

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The dangers of Internet connected toys for children

As Amazon releases an Echo Dot smart-home device aimed at children, it’s entering a busy and growing marketplace. More than one-third of U.S. homes with children has at least one “internet of things” connected toy – like a cuddly creature who can listen to and respond to a child’…

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Perhaps it is time to regulate Big Tech

In the wake of Facebook’s massive breach of personal data of 87 million users, CEO Mark Zuckerberg answered questions from US politicians over two days of congressional hearings. These questions mostly focussed on the tight link between Facebook’s business model of selling targeted personalised advertising and its need…

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An overview of Amazon

Do you want to know which company holds 43,5% of the e-commerce market in the United States? I am sure that I don’t need to give you three guesses on that one. It is, of course, Amazon. It’s no surprise, with over a million products added daily,…

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A simpler way to build and deploy machine learning

Applications based on machine learning (ML) can provide tremendous business value. However, many developers find them difficult to build and deploy. As there are few individuals with this expertise, an easier process presents a significant opportunity for companies who want to accelerate their ML usage. Though the AWS Cloud gives…

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