eBay’s $9.2bn Gumtree deal raises competition concerns, says CMA | Technology sector

A $9.2bn (£6.5bn) deal to create the world’s largest classified ads business could reduce consumer choice and increase the fees people are charged for advertising goods online, Britain’s competition watchdog has warned. Shpock operator Adevinta’s proposed purchase of Gumtree from eBay would combine websites that allow people to buy and Continue Reading

Telecoms sector has ‘no belief’ UK will meet broadband targets, MPs find | Infrastructure

The telecoms sector has “no genuine belief” the government will be able to meet its broadband targets, a parliamentary inquiry has found, despite those targets having been cut just weeks ago. In its national infrastructure strategy, published in late November, the government announced plans to connect 85% of the country 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

The Role of Connected Technologies in the Automotive Sector – Tempemail

After many months of downtime, the much-anticipated resumption of major motorsport races has begun. However, like all other real-world sports, there have been various changes brought about because of the COVID-19 pandemic. For example, a series of amendments were made to almost everything in Formula 1 – from the race-start Continue Reading

Encryption laws are hurting Australia’s tech sector, Atlassian says | Australian security and counter-terrorism

The tech giant Atlassian says controversial encryption laws have damaged the reputation of the technology sector, discouraged talent from working in Australia, and harmed an industry that could help drive economic growth in the nation’s post-Covid-19 recovery. An inquiry into the encryption laws resumed on Monday before the parliamentary joint Continue Reading

Tech is Essential in Developing a Flourishing Agriculture Sector in Africa | Tempemail

Sourced from Getty Images. Africa should be in a great position to feed itself and play a significant role in feeding about nine billion people by 2050. For this to be realised, however, significant reforms have to be made to leverage the current standing optimally. The World Economic Forum reports Continue Reading

Shell and IBM Join Forces to Fast-track Digitalisation in the Mining Sector | Tempemail

As current world events disrupt regular business operations, mining companies should be looking to become more agile and resilient by embedding more automated mine solutions such as self-driving haul trucks and remote operations centres in their operations. To do just that, mining operations need to quickly become more digital and Continue Reading

Fiorano & Harel Mallac Technologies Partner to Digitally Transform African Banking and Financial Services Sector | Tempemail

Fiorano Software, a leading provider of Enterprise Integration Middleware, API Management and Banking Solutions, today announced a strategic partnership with Harel Mallac Technologies (HMT), Mauritius to provide Digital Transformation solutions to Banking and Financial Services customers from Mauritius, the Indian Ocean and African continent, with a focus on Rwanda, Burundi and Continue Reading

VET sector told to partner with employers on tech skills – Strategy – Training & Development- Tempemail

Vocational education and training (VET) providers are being urged to collaborate with employers to equip workers with skills to deal with increasingly digitised industries. The recommendation comes from new ‘good practice guides’ released by the Tempemail Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), which is designed to ensure training providers are Continue Reading

Mining Sector Set to Lead Economic Recovery in Zambia | Tempemail

Sourced from Lusaka Times. Despite a challenging business environment in many sectors across the globe, Zambia’s wealth of natural resources continues to open the door for new investors and opportunities. As the world begins its recovery and gradual reopening in the face of the pandemic, traditional industries require energy, innovation Continue Reading