Amazon, Netflix ramp up local production

Since rolling out worldwide in 2016, Amazon and Netflix have both stepped up original video content production. Netflix launched 1 257 hours of original first-run content in 2017, well ahead of Amazon Prime Video’s 285 hours, according to business information...

Restaurants embrace the digital age

Independent restaurateurs face increasing pressure from large chain operators, many of whom are adopting technology rapidly as part of their global growth strategies. Meanwhile, independent operators may not yet realise the competition they face for their own...

Massive investment into African fintechs

Close to $100-million of fundraising has been injected already in 2018 into Africa’s bourgeoning fintech and mobile payments sector, with a significant amount of capital still to be deployed this year, and prospects for the sector looking bullish, according to...

Robotics, drones spending to reach $201,3bn

A new update to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Semiannual Robotics and Drones Spending Guide forecasts worldwide spending on robotics and drones solutions will reach $201,3-billion in 2022 and achieve a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 19,6%...

Vodacom claims to be SA’s fastest

Vodacom is claiming the title of South Africa’s fastest 4G network and overall fastest network, based on test results from two independent analyst groups. Ookla, a global Internet testing, data and analysis firm, has confirmed results from the second quarter...