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Boomplay and Sony partner on Africa content
Boomplay and Sony partner on Africa content

Boomplay and Sony Music Entertainment are set to expand their footprint in Africa with new partnership...

15 hours ago

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African-influenced content at DISCOP Johannesburg

TAC Studios brings new finished series and fresh development projects amongst its content slate for DISCOP Johannesburg...

16 hours ago

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D&AD announces theme and identity for 2020 D&AD Festival

D&AD's new theme for its 2020 Festival has been announced. The theme, 'Imagine everything', encapsulates the ambition and scope of this year's event: a global festival celebrating creativity...

20 hours ago

Study examines engagement boosting on platforms

Rutgers University has released a study where researchers analysed how Google, Facebook and Instagram repeatedly change boundaries between smart visibility strategies and 'cheating the system'...

19 hours ago

Coty buys controlling stake in Kylie Cosmetics for $600m

Kylie Jenner is selling a 51% stake in her beauty business Kylie Cosmetics to multinational fragrance and cosmetics company Coty for $600 million...

1 day ago

#AfricaCom: Tech skills needed to create future jobs on the 'side-hustle' continent

Up to 18 million jobs need to be created annually just to absorb the new entrants each year. This is unprecedented globally and doesn't even include the unemployed and underemployed...

By Leigh Andrews 1 day ago

From Boomers to snowflakes - can we all just get along?

The phrase "OK, Boomer" reached a high point recently when it was used in parliament by a 25-year-old New Zealand politician in response to being heckled by an older colleague...

1 day ago

Africa has the potential to be an economic powerhouse

Both North-South and South-South cooperation in Africa is vital as a critical part of Africa's development...

1 day ago

Seychelles launches TV programs on a mobile app

In Seychelles, the public broadcaster will soon introduce a mobile application that will provide the majority of its broadcasts...

1 day ago

Nigerian security forces fire on journalists, protesters

Nigerian authorities should investigate attacks by security forces on journalists at a recent protest in Abuja, and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said...

1 day ago

#AfricaCom: "Every consumer today behaves like a millennial, your business needs to catch up!"

Dion Jerling, co-founder of Connect Earth was chair of the third and final day of AfricaCom 2019's keynote sessions. He said there had been closer to 17,000 attendees than predicted 15,000 and convened a panel discussion on getting user experience (UX) right...

By Leigh Andrews 15 Nov 2019

#AfricaCom: Smartphone costs the biggest barrier to a digitally inclusive Africa

The next technological evolution is advancing at an exponential rate and by leaving out some on this journey, we allow the current societal divides and inequalities to deepen...

By Sindy Peters 15 Nov 2019

How AI is helping brands manage their online reputation

The use of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning is on the rise, but it's important to know which reputation management processes should and shouldn't be automated...

By Ashleigh Wainstein 15 Nov 2019

#AfricaCom: Beyond fintech, where humans and technology meet

Fintech is the trailblazer for interactions between humans and tech, and learnings beyond that journey can be extended to agriculture, education and healthcare...

By Nicci Botha 15 Nov 2019

#PwCOutlook: E&M gets personal

The main findings of the 10th edition of the African version of the PwC Entertainment and Media Outlook: An African perspective, 2019 - 2023 was recently presented in Johannesburg...

By Danette Breitenbach 15 Nov 2019

Kalabars online video streaming service launched in Kenya

Creatives Garage in Kenya launched an online multimedia and video on demand (VOD) platform specifically dedicated to African stories...

15 Nov 2019

'Boost with Facebook' and RiseUp bring digital skills to Egypt

Facebook is bringing 'Boost with Facebook', its global program designed to help small businesses grow and to equip more people with the digital skills, to Egypt...

15 Nov 2019

Boomerang Africa launches original songs for kids

Boomerang Africa introduces nine fun, playful and easy to remember local original tunes for kids to singalong to celebrate...

14 Nov 2019

Peace in the Horn of Africa leads to economic recovery

Horn of Africa countries launch regional initiative as peace dividend beckons, $15 billion investment on the cards...

14 Nov 2019

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