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South African Government Proposed a New Tax Bill for ‘Netflix’

South African Government Proposed a New Tax Bill for ‘Netflix’

The Presidential Commission on the Fourth Industrial Revolution established by President Cyril Ramaphosa has published a report that recommends a number of changes to South Africa’s digital policy. Among these proposed changes is the implementation of a digital tax on global companies such as Netflix, Amazon, and Facebook, who operate in a number of countries around the...

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Tinder Launches ‘Face to Face’ Video Chat Feature in the UK

Tinder Launches ‘Face to Face’ Video Chat Feature in the UK

Tinder has launched a ‘Face to Face’ video chat feature in the UK, making it easier for Britons to go on dates even if they cannot meet up during the pandemic. Tinder, which is one of the most popular dating apps, said it was launching the feature globally as new restrictions meant “the world has moved to...

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Quibi’s Founder and CEO Explain what went Wrong That Led the closure of the streaming service

Quibi’s Founder and CEO Explain what went Wrong That Led the closure of the streaming service

Quibi founder Jeffrey Katzenberg and CEO Meg Whitman told CNBC that a convergence of factors led to the failure of the short-form entertainment service for mobile phones. The company announced Wednesday that it would shut down just over six months after it launched. “We had a new product. We asked people to pay for it before they actually...

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Facebook Creates the First AI That Can Translate 100 Languages Without Using English

Facebook Creates the First AI That Can Translate 100 Languages Without Using English

Facebook has created the world’s first artificial intelligence model capable of translating 100 different languages without relying on the use of English at all. According to the tech giant, most translation models currently being used rely heavily on English when performing translations. For example, when translating Chinese to French, these AI will first translate Chinese into English, and...

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Here’s What’s Coming to WhatsApp in the Near Future

Here’s What’s Coming to WhatsApp in the Near Future

WhatsApp is one of Stuff‘s favourite apps. Not because it’s especially unique or fun, it’s just the most useful means of communication if you’re living in South Africa. It’s quick, precise and most importantly, it’s essentially free to use if you’re on a Wi-Fi connection and costs a minimal amount of data if you’re out and...

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Your Job is Not Safe: Robotics & AI put 800 Million Global Jobs at Risk

Your Job is Not Safe: Robotics & AI put 800 Million Global Jobs at Risk

Advances in automation technology threaten a significant share of jobs in industries accounting for nearly a quarter of the global workforce, according to Bloomberg Economics’ estimates. In a report released Tuesday, economists Ziad Daoud and Scott Johnson said that could mean as many as 800 million people face a high exposure to the risk of...

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Spotify Takes on Radio with its Own Daily Morning Breakfast Show

Spotify Takes on Radio with its Own Daily Morning Breakfast Show

Spotify’s  streaming music service is starting to resemble terrestrial radio with today’s launch of the company’s first daily morning show, “The Get Up.” Like other morning shows designed for commuters, the new program will be led by hosts and will combine news, pop culture, entertainment and music. But in Spotify’s case, the music is personalized to the listener,...

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Quibi – the Streaming Service Is Shutting Down Barely Six Months After Going Live

Quibi – the Streaming Service Is Shutting Down Barely Six Months After Going Live

Quibi Holdings LLC is shutting down, according to people familiar with the matter, a crash landing for a once-highflying entertainment startup that attracted some of the biggest names in Hollywood and had looked to revolutionize how people consume entertainment. The streaming service, which served up shows in 5- to 10-minute “chapters” formatted to fit a...

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DStv Once Again Increases Prices on Most of its Bouquets – Oh No!

DStv Once Again Increases Prices on Most of its Bouquets – Oh No!

South Africa’s biggest pay-TV broadcaster – DStv – has made a number of changes to its products and services in 2020. These changes come as many affluent and middle-class South African households are adopting Internet-based streaming services over broadcasted television entertainment due to increased availability of fibre and video-on-demand services. Most recently, parent company MultiChoice reported...

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Sony Show Love and Support to Black Lives Matter Movement (BLM)

Sony Show Love and Support to Black Lives Matter Movement (BLM)

Sony has provided a new way for PS4 owners to show their support for the Black Lives Matter movement inside their consoles. Today, the company released a new static theme on the PlayStation Store called the “Black Lives Matter Theme.” The theme is available now for free on the PlayStation Store. As you can see from the images...

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