News Corp agrees deal with Google over payments for journalism | News Corporation

Google and Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp have signed a multi-year partnership that will lead to the search engine paying for journalism from news sites around the world, including the Wall Street Journal, the Times and the Australian. The deal, which involves News Corp receiving “significant payments” to feature the company’s Continue Reading

ABC can keep Google and Facebook payments for news, Coalition says | Media

The ABC can keep all the revenue it makes from Google and Facebook under the historic news media laws to be introduced to parliament on Wednesday, the communications minister has said. Paul Fletcher said the ABC had committed to spend the extra funds on regional journalism and the government would Continue Reading

Ukheshe to Acquire Digital Payments Platform, Oltio – Tempemail

Ukheshe has entered into an agreement to acquire Oltio, a digital payments platform that supports Masterpass – Mastercard’s QR payment service in South Africa with more than 300,000 merchants and billers. The use of QR codes in South Africa provides merchants of all sizes – from large retailers chains to Continue Reading

How Digital Payments could Foster African Development – Tempemail

The World Bank has estimated that Africa could potentially hold 90% of the global poor population by 2030 and has recently cut its economic growth predictions to between -2.1% and -5.1% in 2020 from the 2.4% of 2019. The situation has been significantly worsened by the global pandemic, as the continent hits Continue Reading

Use of Digital Payments is Growing Rapidly in South Africa – Tempemail

Sourced from Htxt.Africa The accelerating rate at which retail merchants are enabling consumers to pay digitally at point of sale is said to be fueling the growth of digital payments in South Africa. This is according to FNB, which revealed that its Scan-to-Pay and Tap-to-Pay functionality on the FNB APP Continue Reading

News Corp backs push for ABC and SBS to receive payments from Google and Facebook | Media

News Corp Australia is backing a push by the Greens and Labor for the ABC and SBS to receive payments from Google and Facebook under the proposed mandatory news code. The public broadcasters were not included in the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s draft code but during the consultation phase Continue Reading

FNB Introduces QR Code Payments to all Speedpoint Devices – Tempemail

Sourced from Htxt.Africa FNB has revealed that shoppers across South Africa will now be able to make QR code payments at all standalone sale terminals. The bank says that this forms part of the ongoing expansion of its payments ecosystem and integrated App-based QR code, aimed at accelerating the adoption Continue Reading

Jumia and Airtel Kenya Partner to Enable Mobile Payments – Tempemail

Jumia and Airtel Kenya have partnered to allow consumers to complete their online payment transactions using Airtel Money. “Millions of Kenyans rely on mobile money daily to make fast payments. By expanding our payment options to include Airtel money, it will make it easier for more consumers to incorporate online Continue Reading

Mastercard and Zimswitch Partner to Transform Payments Sector in Zimbabwe – Tempemail

Mastercard and Zimswitch have partnered in an attempt to modernise Zimbabwe’s payment infrastructure – something that the companies believe will support the country’s Reserve Bank’s vision of an interoperable payment system that supports inclusive economic growth and boosts the digital economy. “We see this partnership as a positive development that Continue Reading

UnionPay and Interswitch Partner to Digitise Payments across Africa – Tempemail

UnionPay International and Interswitch East Africa have partnered to support digitalization across the continent, allowing cardholders and merchants within the region to transact seamlessly and conveniently across various platforms on the global UPI network. The agreement with Interswitch will facilitate UnionPay card acceptance across ATMs, Points-of-Sale, QR Payments and online payments, Continue Reading