Technology

MTN MoMo

MTN MoMo to Revolutionize Payments with PayShap Partnership

  • Partnership for Progress: MTN SA collaborates with Investec to introduce PayShap, a real-time payment service, to its MoMo platform, marking a significant step towards transforming the mobile payment landscape in South Africa.
  • Financial Inclusivity: The integration of PayShap into the MoMo platform aims to serve the unbanked population by providing accessible and low-fee mobile banking services, emphasizing MTN’s commitment to fostering financial inclusion.
  • Innovative Collaboration: With Investec as the banking sponsor and Electrum providing technical expertise, the partnership draws inspiration from successful global models, heralding a future where digital payments revolutionize financial accessibility and efficiency in South Africa.

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Robotics, Coding Mission

Khathola Empowers Southern African Youth with Robotics, Coding Mission

  • Thobo Khathola embarked on a mission in 2015 to uplift Southern African youth by providing them with robotics and coding education.
  • Despite starting from modest beginnings as a university tutor operating from his car’s boot, Khathola’s passion and determination have driven him to empower countless young minds.
  • Through innovative education initiatives, Khathola is bridging the digital divide, instilling essential skills, and fostering a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship among Southern African youth.

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Meta

Meta Unveils Smarter AI Assistant Powered by Llama 3

  • Meta’s Enhanced AI Assistant: Meta, formerly Facebook, has introduced an upgraded AI assistant powered by the latest version of its open-source Llama large language model, Llama 3.
  • Improved Intelligence and Speed: The new AI assistant boasts enhanced intelligence and speed, making it the most advanced freely accessible AI tool available, according to Meta’s co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
  • Commitment to Responsible AI Deployment: Meta emphasizes its commitment to responsible AI deployment, including proactive measures to mitigate risks associated with AI technology and incorporating community-driven improvements into future iterations of its AI assistant.

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Stack Overflow and Google Partner to Enhance Developer Experience with OverflowAPI Integration

  • Stack Overflow and Google announce partnership to integrate Stack Overflow’s knowledge base into Google Cloud services.
  • The OverflowAPI program will provide AI companies access to Stack Overflow’s data for AI applications.
  • Collaboration aims to streamline developer workflow, ensuring access to validated answers while preserving the human element.

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Microsoft Contemplates Bringing Xbox Exclusives to PlayStation and Nintendo Switch Platforms

  • Rumours suggest Microsoft is considering bringing Xbox exclusives like Sea of Thieves to rival platforms.
  • Xbox CFO hinted at a change in strategy, aiming to extend first-party experiences to diverse gaming screens.
  • While Xbox Game Pass won’t come to PlayStation or Nintendo, bringing exclusive titles to competitors remains under consideration.

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Apple’s China Challenge: Tim Cook’s Strategy Unveiled

  • Challenges in China: Apple faces declining iPhone sales in China due to increased competition, macroeconomic concerns, and government bans.
  • CEO’s Active Role: Tim Cook is actively engaged in addressing the situation, visiting stores, suppliers, and Chinese officials.
  • Holiday Quarter Crucial: Investors are closely watching Apple’s performance in the upcoming holiday quarter to gauge its turnaround prospects.

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Honor Magic V2: Unleashing Foldable Innovation in Style

  • The Honor Magic V2 introduces foldable innovation with its adaptable display, seamlessly transitioning between different modes for enhanced productivity and entertainment.
  • With an impressive camera system featuring a 25mm lens and f/1.9 aperture, the Magic V2 has the potential to capture stunning photographs with exceptional clarity and depth of field.
  • The Magic V2’s sleek and lightweight design surpasses competitors, offering effortless portability and a comfortable user experience.

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Nvidia

Nvidia RTX 4060: A Divisive Mid-Range GPU Unveiled

  • The Nvidia RTX 4060 has received mixed reviews, with some labeling it a disappointment while others find it suitable for mid-range gaming PCs.
  • Key criticisms include its limited memory bandwidth and 8GB VRAM, resulting in inferior performance compared to the RTX 3060 Ti.
  • Alternative options, such as the RTX 3060 Ti and AMD Radeon RX GPUs, offer comparable or superior performance at lower prices when converted to South African Rand (ZAR).

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