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REPORT: Apple loses top phonemaker spot to Samsung as iPhone shipments drop says IDC

REPORT: Apple loses top phonemaker spot to Samsung as iPhone shipments drop says IDC

Apple’s (AAPL.O) smartphone shipments dropped about 10% in the first quarter of 2024, hurt by intensifying competition by Android smartphone makers aiming for the top spot, data from research firm IDC showed on Sunday. Global smartphone shipments increased 7.8% to 289.4 million units during January-March, with Samsung, at 20.8% market share, clinching the top phonemaker spot from...

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Messenger now allow users to share HD photos and create shared albums

Messenger now allow users to share HD photos and create shared albums

Meta announced new abilities to its Messenger platform on Tuesday (April 9), which include sharing HD photos, creating shared albums, and more. WhatsApp was one of the first Meta-owned messaging platforms to gain the ability to share HD photos within chats. Messenger joins the list and works similarly to what we have seen on WhatsApp. Messenger users...

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Report: Telegram secures $330 million in bond sales says Reuters

Report: Telegram secures $330 million in bond sales says Reuters

Popular messaging platform Telegram raised $330 million through bond sales last week, founder and CEO Pavel Durov said on Monday. The offering was oversubscribed and terms of the bond were favorable for the company, Durov wrote on his own Telegram channel. “The increased demand for our bonds shows that global financial institutions value Telegram’s growth...

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HUAWEI XMAGE: Pioneering the Future of Mobile Imaging

HUAWEI XMAGE: Pioneering the Future of Mobile Imaging

Within the ever-evolving tapestry of visual-capturing technology, HUAWEI strives to be a participant and a visionary force, reshaping the landscape of mobile imaging through innovation and a forward-thinking mindset. This can be evidenced in how HUAWEI continues to challenge the status quo and set new benchmarks in the world of visual storytelling. Today, HUAWEI’s strategic...

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Telkom Q3 profit flat, revenue rises on value propositions

Telkom Q3 profit flat, revenue rises on value propositions

Telkom, South Africa’s third-biggest telecom company, reported flat third-quarter core profit on Monday, as cost-reduction initiatives partially offset inflationary pressures, expenses due to power cuts and increased bad debt provisions. The earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) was stable at 2.5 billion rand ($132.45 million) in the three months ended Dec. 31, the...

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Please call me inventor wants R20 billion from Vodacom

Please call me inventor wants R20 billion from Vodacom

Kenneth Nkosana Makate, who proposed a Please Call Me idea to Vodacom, wants R20 billion from the mobile operator. The amount sounds preposterous, but it aligns with High Court and Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) rulings that backed Makate’s claim. Makate, a Vodacom finance manager at the time, pitched his idea of a method to...

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MTN South Africa part-ways with its corporate affairs officer

MTN South Africa part-ways with its corporate affairs officer

MTN South Africa has parted ways with Jacqui O’Sullivan, chief sustainability and corporate affairs officer. The mobile operator’s CEO Charles Molapisi shared the memo with staff that O’Sullivan has resigned from the company. “After six years with MTN SA, our Chief Sustainability and Corporate Affairs Officer, Jacqui O’Sullivan, has made the decision to leave MTN...

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Digit collaborates with MediaTek to offer affordable 4G smartphones to Vodacom customers

Digit collaborates with MediaTek to offer affordable 4G smartphones to Vodacom customers

MediaTek, a global fabless semiconductor company powering nearly 2 billion connected devices a year, has collaborated with Digit to offer affordable 4G smartphones to Vodacom customers and make modern 4G/ LTE smartphones affordable to millions of its customers in South Africa, Egypt and Tanzania who are still using 2G devices. The Digit4G Energy smartphone is powered...

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