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Google was preventing Samsung from adding the s.engine

Recent revelations from the antitrust lawsuit between the US Department of Justice and Google suggest that Google allegedly hindered both Apple and Samsung from incorporating alternative search engines into their smartphones. According to insider information, Google is purportedly paying several billion dollars to secure its position as the default search engine on iPhone and Galaxy smartphones. These claims stem from Patrick Chang, a former executive at Samsung’s Venture Capital unit, Samsung Next. Chang, responsible for identifying promising companies for Samsung to invest in, discussed integrating an app called Branch into Samsung Galaxy mobile phones. Branch is designed to search within apps to provide answers instead of relying on web searches. Alexander Austin, Branch Metrics’ founder and former CEO, stated that his company had to compromise some of its software features to meet Google’s demands for agreements with carriers and smartphone manufacturers. Allegedly, Branch had to limit its searches to within apps and avoid web-based searches. Chang from Samsung Next also testified that Google, along with AT&T and other carriers, prevented Samsung from using the Branch app, claiming a portion of Samsung’s annual payments in the process. The Department of Justice accused Google of annually paying $10 billion in revenue share…

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Best call quality in South Africa: MTN vs Vodacom vs Cell C vs Telkom

Staff Writer ·17 Jul 2023 MyBroadband Insights has released its 2023 Mobile Voice Network Quality Report, which shows that MTN has the best mobile voice service in South Africa. The report is based on South Africa’s biggest-ever mobile network qua..

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These WhatsApp and social media posts can land you in legal trouble in South Africa

Luke Fraser ·9 Jul 2023 There are several pitfalls to using social media, and a recent case brought before the Western Cape High Court highlights the risk of posting defamatory comments. Roy Bregman from Bregman Moodley Attorneys investigated a c..

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5 big changes coming to WhatsApp

Staff Writer ·7 Jul 2023 WhatsApp is planning to bring broad changes to the popular South African communication app. According to WABetaInfo, a data service, WhatsApp is introducing new features like filter chat list, group suggestions, improved v..

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FNB partners with MTN to boost mobile

Staff Writer ·28 Jun 2023 Banking group FNB has announced that it has entered into a “strategic network collaboration” with mobile operator MTN to boost its mobile virtual network operator (MNVO), FNB Connect. The bank launched its MVNO on Cell C’..

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MTN’s plan to fight load shedding

Luke Fraser ·27 Jun 2023 MTN SA says it plans to become a standalone Independent Power Producer (IPP). The group said that it will make use of additional solar, gas, and battery energy systems at its head office in Fairlands, Johannesburg. It s..

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SAPS launches crime-fighting drone squad

Luke Fraser ·26 Jun 2023 The South African Police Service (SAPS) has announced that 13 officers in Gauteng have received drone licences – as part of a joint operation between the SAPS and Fidelity to make the province safer. Drones have been cite..

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New agreement to crack down on cybercrime and corruption in South Africa

·19 Jun 2023 South Africa and France have entered into a cooperation protocol agreement to improve the Special Investigating Unit’s cyber forensic capabilities. The agreement is expected to also see the establishment of an anti-corruption academy i..

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The biggest cyber security threats for businesses in South Africa

Luke Fraser ·10 Jun 2023 South Africa is seeing an uptick in the number of cybercrimes reported in the country. According to Sophos’ The State of Ransomware in South Africa 2023 report, most (78%) South African organisations were hit by a ransomwa..

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The 50-year old tech that’s used 10 billion times a day

Staff Writer ·10 Jun 2023 There’s more to the barcode than meets the eye or ear with the familiar and expected “beep” when scanned. It revolutionised how the world conducts business across industries from retail and hospitality to healthcare, logi..

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Apple takes on VR with new R67,300 headset

Apple Inc. will charge an eye-popping $3,499 (R67,300) for its long-awaited mixed-reality headset, testing whether consumers are ready to spend big bucks on a technology that the company sees as the future of computing. The iPhone maker unveiled the..

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Big names come together to tackle AI in South Africa

South Africa has launched a new Artificial Intelligence (AI) association that aims to encourage the adoption of responsible AI for the commercial and societal benefit of all South Africans. The new body is called the South African Artificial Intellig..

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