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Vodacom Announced is Partnering with Alipay to Build Super App

Vodacom Announced is Partnering with Alipay to Build Super App

According to CNN, the South African communications company Vodacom announced it was partnering with Alipay, part of China’s Alibaba group, to create a super app that will provide multiple financial services. Integrating with its VodaPay app, Vodacom says the new service will let users pay utility bills and transfer money, as well as connecting them with online...

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Apple to Roll out Subscriptions for Apple Podcasts

Apple to Roll out Subscriptions for Apple Podcasts

Apple unwrapped its latest bid to boost content revenue: The tech giant announced that it will roll out subscriptions for Apple Podcasts with select partners starting next month. It’s also launching an enhanced version of the Apple Podcasts app with the latest version of its iOS 14.5 operating system. It’s the “biggest change to Apple Podcasts since its...

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What does WhatsApp’s Privacy Policy Update Mean for Brands?

What does WhatsApp’s Privacy Policy Update Mean for Brands?

What does WhatsApp’s Privacy Policy Update Mean for Brands? Despite public pushback, Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp will be going ahead with the privacy policy update it announced earlier this year. While the public has begun to appreciate that WhatsApp’s privacy rules are in fact still very much in favour of the user, with messages sent remaining...

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Clubhouse Add payments Feature for Creators

Clubhouse Add payments Feature for Creators

Audio-chat app Clubhouse has launched a monetization feature for its creators on the platform. The company adds, “this will be the first of many features that allow creators to get paid directly on Clubhouse.” The users will be able to send payments through the platform, Clubhouse mentioned. The feature to receive payments will initially be...

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LG Close Down its Mobile Business Worldwide

LG Close Down its Mobile Business Worldwide

LG electronics said it will close its loss-making mobile phone business unit worldwide as the once pioneer brand looks to focus its resources in “growth areas” such as electric vehicle components, connected devices, smart homes, robotics, AI and B2B solutions, and platforms and services. The South Korean firm said in a statement that its board of directors...

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MTN Appointed Mobile Service Provider to Government

MTN Appointed Mobile Service Provider to Government

The National Treasury has appointed MTN as the new mobile service provider to the government for the next five years. The contract allows for all entities of state to “utilise the contract for mobile communication services, which will further assist with cost containment”. The scale of the government’s requirements is expected to allow MTN to...

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MTN Group Appoint Chika Ekeji for Strategy and Transformation

MTN Group Appoint Chika Ekeji for Strategy and Transformation

Mobile network operator MTN Group has appointed Chika Ekeji as business executive. According to the company, Ekeji will be responsible for the company strategy and transformation. The appointment Chika is part of the company’s plans to further bolster management capacity to accelerate the Group’s strategic ambitions, state MTN Group. Before joining MTN, he previously worked...

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MTN to sell stake in Belgium Telecoms Company for R1.8bn

MTN to sell stake in Belgium Telecoms Company for R1.8bn

MTN has agreed to sell its stake in a Belgian telecoms operator for R1.8bn, as part of an effort to reduce debt and focus on its business in Africa. The sale is part of the group’s asset restructuring programme, launched in March 2019, which aims to reduce debt, simplify the group’s portfolio, reduce risk, improve...