Technology

Coles and Woolworths introduce highly automated fulfilment centres

Coles and Woolworths are partnering with global tech companies to advance their fulfillment capabilities in a bid to meet the growing demand for online groceries, with Coles announcing it will buil...... [continue reading]

Zuckerberg 'happy' for Facebook to pay more taxes in Europe

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has accepted that tech giants should pay more tax in Europe.He said he understands people's "frustration" over the issue and added that he would...... [continue reading]

Vodafone to sell Egypt business to Saudi Telecom

Vodafone has agreed to sell its 55% interest in Vodafone Egypt to Saudi Telecom for $2.39bn.The parties have also agreed the basis for a long-term partner market agreement, which will includ...... [continue reading]

Uber Air to trial in Melbourne

Uber has announced Australia as the first international market for Uber Air, with Melbourne being selected as the first official pilot city outside of the US.Melbourne will join Dallas and L...... [continue reading]

Tesla to buy Maxwell Technologies

Tesla has entered into an agreement to purchase developer and manufacturer of energy solutions Maxwell Technologies for US$218 million ($300 million) in an all-stock deal.Following the purch...... [continue reading]

UNSW proposes moon mining for rocket fuel

A research team from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) plans to investigate the prospect of mining water from the moon to help produce rocket fuel.The research team announced tha...... [continue reading]

Liquid Telecom to Establish Multi-Billion Rand 4G Network in South Africa

Liquid Telecom South Africa, part of the leading pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom, today announced that it will establish a multi-billion Rand 4G network in South Africa. From early 2019,...... [continue reading]

Scania & Rio Tinto trial autonomous truck at Dampier Salt mine

Scania is testing a new generation autonomous transport system at Rio Tinto’s Dampier Salt operations in Western Australia. The first phase of the trial started in August 2018 and in...... [continue reading]

Jet Technologies launches new capping machine

Jet Technologies has launched a brand-new machine that caps jars for Australian and New Zealand food manufacturers. The Smart Capper is a fully automated capping machine designed for...... [continue reading]

Moneysupermarket to buy Decision Tech for £40m

Price comparison website Moneysupermarket has agreed to buy home communications and mobile phone comparison business Decision Tech for £40m.Mark Lewis, Moneysupermarket Chief Executive...... [continue reading]

Commercial Graphene Facility Commences Production

Advanced materials company, First Graphene Limited has announced a significant milestone, not just for the Company but also for the global graphene industry, with the commencement of production fro...... [continue reading]

Telstra will deliver IoT solutions to Linfox fleet over Australia’s largest and fastest mobile network

Linfox, one of Australia’s largest logistics companies, has partnered with Telstra and MTData to implement an advanced telematics and management solution into its Australian truck fleet. The Intern...... [continue reading]

redT Makes Key Unit Sales in Africa

redT energy plc (AIM:RED), the energy storage technology company, announces the sale of fourteen units into sub-Saharan Africa, a key growth market for the Company. Fourteen of redT'...... [continue reading]

Datatec agrees $800m sale to SYNNEX

The shares of South African IT firm Datatec soared as much as 27 percent in Johannesburg after the firm announced an agreement to sell US subsidiary Westcon-Comstor’s operations in Nor...... [continue reading]

Swift secures 5-year Shell Prelude LNG services contract

Leading digital entertainment and communications service provider Swift Networks Group Limited has won a long-term contract to supply design, construction, maintenance and support services to Shell...... [continue reading]

Cirrus Networks set to enhance it's partnership with Emeco

Cirrus Networks has been earmarked for a contract to provide IT managed services to heavy earthmoving equipment supplier Emeco Holdings.Cirrus will begin to transition the takeover of outsou...... [continue reading]

New tech contracts to save Victorian taxpayers $129m

The Andrews Labor Government has refreshed its contracts with telecommunications providers in a move that will save the Victorian taxpayers $129 million. The contracts combine the ex...... [continue reading]

Samsung to acquire Harman International

Samsung Electronics and Harman International Industries have entered into a definitive agreement under which Samsung will acquire HARMAN for $112.00 per share in cash, or total equity value of appr...... [continue reading]

GE and Baker Hughes to create new oilfield technology services company

GE has agreed to merge its oil and gas business with Baker Hughes to create a new oilfield technology services company creating annual revenues of $32bn from providing physical and digital technolo...... [continue reading]

Rio Tinto and GE combine ‘Mine of the Future’ and ‘ecomagination’

Rio Tinto and General Electric are to work together on two key strategic technology projects, Rio Tinto's 'Mine of the Future™' and GE's 'Ecomagination'", to develop the most energy efficient...... [continue reading]

Australia’s first driverless bus is on the open road

Australia’s first fully driverless and electric shuttle bus, the RAC Intellibus, has made it’s debut in South Perth. The RAC Intellibus will carry passengers and interact with traffi...... [continue reading]

Bombardier opens new South African production site

Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation inaugurated its new South African production site and headquarters at an event held in Isando, Johannesburg. The opening ceremony was attended by Tr...... [continue reading]

Volvo Cars and Uber join forces to develop autonomous driving cars

Volvo Cars and Uber are to join forces to develop next generation autonomous driving cars. The two companies have signed an agreement to establish a joint project that will...... [continue reading]

Chief Executive of Moneysupermaket.com steps down

Moneysupermarket.com Chief Executive Peter Plumb has announced his intention to step down as Chief Executive of the Group. This will happen on or before the Group's AGM in May 2017, to ensure smoot...... [continue reading]

Dicker Data appointed as Logitech distributor for Australia

ASX listed Dicker Data has been appointed as a distributor of Logitech commercial and gaming products in Australia. David Dicker, Chairman & CEO, Dicker Data Limited said “We’re plea...... [continue reading]

Velrada wins $10m contract with Sodexo

Velrada has been awarded a contract to provide consulting, systems integration, and managed services to support Sodexo’s Pilbara operations. The initial core contract value is estimated as $10m.... [continue reading]

Experian unaffected by Brexit as revenues increase

Information services firm Experian have issued a trading update, with total revenue growth of 5% at constant exchange rates in the three months to 30 June and 1% a...... [continue reading]

Samsung launches Samsung Pay in Australia

Samsung Electronics Australia has launched the company’s mobile payment service, Samsung Pay, bringing Australian consumers and businesses a secure, fast, and simple way to pay. The mobile payment...... [continue reading]

Spectris completes Capstone acquisition

FTSE 250 precision instruments maker Spectris has completed the acquisition of the software and associated assets of the privately-held US company Capstone Technology Corporation ("Capstone") for a...... [continue reading]

MTN appoint Rob Shuter as new CEO

MTN have named Vodafone Europe’s CEO Rob Shuter (pictured above) as it...... [continue reading]

Microsoft to buy LinkedIn in deal worth $26bn

Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) and LinkedIn Corporation (NYSE: LNKD) have entered into a definitive agreement under which Microsoft will acquire LinkedIn for $196 per share in an all-cash transacti...... [continue reading]

Data#3 extends Brisbane Airport contract

Data#3, a leading Australian business technology solutions company, has announced that Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) will extend its Managed Technology Infrastructure Service contract with Dat...... [continue reading]

Vodafone extends partner agreement with Afrimax to Zambia

Vodafone and Afrimax Group - a 4G telecommunications operator in sub-Saharan Africa have jointly announced a new Partner Market agreement for Zambia.Under the non-equity agreement, the...... [continue reading]

Rio Tinto appoints new Head of Technology and Innovation

Rio Tinto has appointed Stephen McIntosh as the acting Group executive, Technology & Innovation to succeed Greg Lilleyman, who will leave the company after 25 years of service.McIntosh has b...... [continue reading]

Quixant signs multi-year contract with Ainsworth Game Technology

Quixant (AIM: QXT), a leading provider of specialised computing platforms and monitors for gaming and slot machine applications, has signed a multi-year contract with Ainsworth Game Technology (ASX...... [continue reading]

The Good Guys to proceed with planned IPO

The Good Guys has appointed Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs and UBS as Joint Lead Managers to support its planned initial public offer and listing on the Australian Securities Exchange with the oversi...... [continue reading]

Vodafone returns to growth

Vodafone's organic sales have returned to growth and beat expectations after a strong performance in the fourth quarter, hiking the final dividend 2% to celebrate completing its Project Spring...... [continue reading]

BT to invest billions on Fibre Broadband, 4G and Customer Service

BT is to make significant investments to help the UK remain the leading digital nation in the G20. Its Openreach and EE businesses will between them spend around six billion pounds in capital...... [continue reading]

Vodafone's mobile money transfer service exceeds 25 million customers

Vodafone's mobile money transfer business M-Pesa has exceeded 25 million active customers, marking another year of accelerated growth for the innovative mobile money transfer service. ...... [continue reading]

Vodacom pull plug on R7bn Neotel deal

Vodacom’s proposed acquisition of Neotel’s has lapsed due to regulatory complexities and certain conditions not being fulfilled. Vodacom and Neotel have agreed that the proposed restructured transa...... [continue reading]

Liberty Global and Vodafone to merge Dutch operations

Vodafone is to merge with international cable company, Liberty Global in a 50-50 joint venture to create a national unified communications provider in the Netherlands with complementary strengths a...... [continue reading]

Cell C appoint new service agent

Cell C has announced that Seventy2 Telecommunications, incorporating GloCell Retail as a licensed brand, has been appointed as a new Service Agent for the company. GloCell will service the customer...... [continue reading]

Cirrus appoint IT entrepreneur Matt Sullivan as new Managing Director

Cirrus Networks Holdings has announced that Non-Executive Director Matt Sullivan will join the business on a full time basis and transition to the role as Managing Director. At the competit...... [continue reading]

Just Eat expands international footprint

JUST EAT, the world’s leading digital marketplace for takeaway food delivery, has agreed the acquisition of four businesses from Rocket Internet and foodpanda for €125.0 million in aggregate (£94.7...... [continue reading]

Ericsson opens 20,000 square meter Global ICT Center in Sweden to drive innovation

Ericsson has officially inaugurated its Global Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Center in Rosersberg, Sweden. The purpose-built, highly scalable and sustainable facility reflects Eric...... [continue reading]

Modern Water secures foothold in the Middle East

Modern Water plc, the owner of leading technologies for water and wastewater treatment and the monitoring of water quality, has signed an agreement with Bilfinger Deutsche Babcock Middle East, one...... [continue reading]

WorldRemit announces expansion into Rwanda, Uganda and Zambia

WorldRemit and MTN Group has announced that WorldRemit customers can now send money instantly to MTN Mobile Money wallets in Rwanda, Uganda and Zambia. The launch follows the signing of a g...... [continue reading]

Denel promote high-tech education and training

Matriculants who participated in Denel’s Maths and Science enrichment programmes in Gauteng, Mpumalanga and the North West, received a 100% pass rate in the 2015 year-end exams. The 230 Grade 12 le...... [continue reading]

Safaricom generates over US$3billion to the Kenyan economy

Global consultancy firm KPMG has released its first True Value report in Africa, quantifying the value that mobile service provider Safaricom has delivered to the Kenyan economy.The r...... [continue reading]

Vodafone announces vision to create one Auckland home in exciting new innovation precinct at Smales Farm

In one of New Zealand’s most significant property developments, Vodafone in partnership with Smales Farm, will create a workplace of the future – a fully enabled smart building at the heart of a wo...... [continue reading]

Just Eat delivers tasty growth

Leading digital takeaway food delivery group, Just Eat has seen growth in the number of online takeaway orders grow strongly in the last 12 months, rising to 57% from 52% in the first half of the y...... [continue reading]

Samsung elevates the Gear S2 classic design with new materials

Continuing its leadership in the wearables category, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., has announced two new elegant editions of the Gear S2 classic, one encased in 18K Rose Gold and another in Platin...... [continue reading]

ikeGPS, Total Supply Announce Spike Distribution Deal for New Zealand

New Zealand-based ikeGPS has announced a partnership with Total Supply to bring Spike, a smart laser measurement solution, to the New Zealand sign and digital graphics industry, following its succe...... [continue reading]

Sellers on Amazon Cap off Big Year with More Than 40 Percent Growth on Cyber Monday

Amazon has announced that more than 23 million items were ordered worldwide from sellers on Amazon on Cyber Monday, a more than 40 percent increase year-over-year. To help sellers scale their busin...... [continue reading]

Apple & China UnionPay to Bring Apple Pay to China

Apple and China UnionPay have announced a partnership to bring Apple Pay, which transforms mobile payments with an easy, se...... [continue reading]

The PIC finalises acquisition of equity stake in Vodacom

The Public Investment Corporation (PIC) has announced that it has finalised its transaction to acquire the South African Government’s 13.91% equity stake in Vodacom. This is a culmination o...... [continue reading]

Motive to provide educational content to tablet users in South Africa

Technology provider to broadcasters and pay television operators, Motive Television PLC, has announced that it has reached an agreement and signed a Memorandum of Understanding with ABT Africa...... [continue reading]

Cirrus Networks acquires IT Services Provider L7 Solutions

Cirrus Networks has announced that it has agreed to acquire 100% of Amcom L7 Solutions Pty Ltd for $500,000 from Vocus Communications Ltd. The agreement is subject to a number of conditions precede...... [continue reading]

RwandAir puts passengers online with internet and mobile phone devices

RwandAir will become the fourth African airline to choose SITAONAIR as its connectivity provider. RwandAir has two A330s, both of which will be line fitted with mobile phone and Wi-Fi services. The...... [continue reading]

Cirrus Networks secures new customers in the healthcare sector

ASX Listed, Cirrus Networks has announced a new contract win with aged care provider Bethanie Group. Bethanie Group is the largest not for profit aged care provider in Western Australia an...... [continue reading]

MySale completes Australasian expansion

International online retailer MySale Group has confirmed the acquisition of three Australasian properties. The UK-based fashion retailer, which operates 15 websites in eight countries, firs...... [continue reading]

easyJet cabin crew to trial wearable technology uniforms

European airline, easyJet has unveiled a world first in airline uniforms on its 20th birthday by incorporating wearable technology into cabin crew and engineers’ uniforms to improve communication a...... [continue reading]

Naspers Sells its stake in Netretail

South African-based global internet and media company, Naspers Limited, has announced a US$201m transaction to dispose of its holdings in Netretail and Heureka to Czech-based investment firm, Rocka...... [continue reading]

Neotel win top fixed broadband provider award

Neotel have been announced as the winner of the top fixed broadband service in the country at the 2015 MyBroadband Awards, at the annual MyBroadband Conference at Gallagher Convention Centre i...... [continue reading]

Digital contracts is the way forward for Delta Cargo

Delta Cargo is making it easier for customers to do business sustainably by leading the industry in replacing its paper contracts with digital versions. 77 percent of all freight shipped on...... [continue reading]

Vodafone to expand Partner Market Agreement with MTS Including the launch of its brand In Ukraine

Vodafone and MTS have agreed to extend their strategic partner market agreement and expand the scope of it in Ukraine, signifying a deeper relationship between the two companies in the country. Un...... [continue reading]

Dell to buy EMC in record $67bn deal

Dell Inc. and EMC Corporation have announced they have signed a definitive agreement under which Dell, together with its owners, Michael S. Dell, founder, chairman and chief executive officer of De...... [continue reading]

Vodafone and TPG announce $1 billion partnership

Vodafone Hutchison Australia and TPG Telecom Limited (ASX:TPM) have announced two commercial agreements with a combined value of more than $1 billion: a major Dark Fibre transmission network expans...... [continue reading]

Deutsche Telekom and Inmarsat partner to deliver European Aviation Network

Deutsche Telekom and Inmarsat have announced a strategic partnership bringing unprecedented passenger connectivity to Europe’s aviation industry and its customers. A new innovative, combined LTE-ba...... [continue reading]

Verizon is first U.S. wireless company to offer roaming in Cuba

Following on from the United States officially reopening its embassy in Cuba, Verizon Wireless customers who travel internationally can connect easily – including talk, messaging and data – while i...... [continue reading]

Apple introduces new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus

Apple® has announced iPhone® 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, the most advanced iPhones ever, adding a powerful new dimension to iPhone’s revolutionary Multi-Touch™ interface. The new iPhones introduce...... [continue reading]

UXC win new contracts exceeding $100m

UXC has announced the finalisation of a number of new significant and strategic contract wins that will position the company for further growth in FY16 and beyond. A number of these contracts are a...... [continue reading]

South Africa sells Vodacom shares to fund Eskom investment

The South African government has sold its entire stake in Vodafone’s African unit, Vodacom for around R25 billion, raising funds for state-owned power utility Eskom amid a countrywid...... [continue reading]

Perth based Empired wins Rio Tinto contract

Australian listed IT Services Company Empired Limited has secured a contract to provide Application Managed Services to global mining leader Rio Tinto.The contract, including options, will h...... [continue reading]

NBN agrees contracts with Australian construction partners

NBN has agreed a new contracting model with the Australian construction industry.The performance-based contracts aim to increase significantly the quality and speed of the rollout to homes a...... [continue reading]

Equinix agrees 2.3 billion pound deal to buy Telecity Group

U.S. data centre company Equinix Inc has agreed to buy British firm Telecity Group in a deal worth 2.35 billion pounds. The deal ends Telecity's pursuit of smaller Dutch firm Interxion Holding...... [continue reading]

Ethio telecom launches the Fourth Generation Long-Term Evolution (LTE) service in Ethiopia

Ethio telecom has launched the Fourth Generation (4G) Long-Term Evolution (LTE) service in line with the company’s commitment to avail modern and state of the art technologies to all its customers....... [continue reading]

iiNet and Netflix announce partnership

iiNet fixed line broadband customers, across all brands, will have access to hours of the latest television and movie content, quota-free, after the Internet Service Provider today announced a part...... [continue reading]

Safaricom slashes roaming rates in Africa, Europe & New Zealand

Following successful negotiations with its global network of partners and regional governments, Safaricom has announced significant reductions in roaming rates for its subscribers. The...... [continue reading]

BT enters into exclusive negotiations to acquire EE

BT Group plc (BT) announces that, further to its statement on 24 November 2014, it has entered into an exclusivity agreement with Deutsche Telekom and Orange in relation to BT’s possible acquisitio...... [continue reading]

BCE to Buy Mobile Phone Retailer Glentel

BCE Inc, Canada's largest telecommunications company, said it would buy mobile phone retailer Glentel Inc for about C$594 million ($520 million) in cash and stock. The move was viewed as de...... [continue reading]

Vodafone to launch services in Uganda via Afrimax tie-up

Britain's Vodafone has signed a deal with African telecoms provider Afrimax to provide voice and data services under the Vodafone Uganda brand, to increase its presence on the continent.The...... [continue reading]

Telekom Austria, Telekom Slovenije in Macedonia mobile merger

Proposed tie-up will create country's largest mobile operator with a market share of 51.7%. Telekom Austria and Telekom Slovenije plan to merge their mobile operations in Macedonia, t...... [continue reading]

Vodacom Business expands data centre capacity

Vodacom Business is officially opening its eighth data centre in South Africa – a 3000m2 facility in Midrand, Gauteng that has been built in line with the company’s green philosophy and...... [continue reading]

Vodafone launches 4G in Tasmania

Vodafone has switched on its 4G (LTE) network in Tasmania, following successful live trials in recent weeks in West Moonah, Cambridge, New Norfolk, Warrane and Hobart Airport.... [continue reading]

Vodacom empowers Western Cape youth with ICT resources

In an attempt to help tackle skills development and job creation, Vodacom has embarked on an initiative to help e...... [continue reading]