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Apple iStore in South Africa gets robbed

An authorized reseller of Apple Inc.’s products located at the Centurion Mall in Pretoria, South Africa was reportedly robbed on Friday, according to TechCentral, citing a Warrant officer Hero Gumbu who confirmed the robbery but did not give further details on what had happened. The news comes less than a month after another iStore outlet

Africa’s first Bitcoin exchange, BitX launches in Kenya

Africa’s first Bitcoin exchange, BitX has launched in Kenya. In an interview, Timothy Stranex of BitX told HumanIPO that the company customizes its service for the local audience when launching in new markets to ensure the service can be used efficiently. This could mean supporting the most popular local payment systems in each country, which for Kenya

Kenya’s Safaricom cuts m-Pesa transaction fees

Kenya’s leading mobile operator, Safaricom is cutting transaction fees for its mobile money service, m-Pesa, reports local media. According to HumanIPO, the company announced that transactions between KSh.10 (US$0.1) and Ksh.1,500 (US$16.97) will see charges drop by 67 per cent; while fees levied on transactions above KSh.1,501 (US$16.98) have been rationalised to an average of

McAfee appoints new regional director for Sub Saharan Africa

McAfee, part of Intel Security, has revealed the appointment of Trevor Coetzee as its new regional director, South Africa and Sub Saharan Africa. Coetzee’s  primary responsibilities will be the overall guidance and direction of the South African and Sub Saharan African region and promoting the McAfee brand. Prior to joining McAfee, Coetzee was in a senior

Former Microsoft CEO, Steve Balmer is leaving the company

After 34 years at Microsoft, Steve Ballmer, the software company’s former CEO is leaving. In a letter to Satya Nadella, Microsoft’s new CEO, Ballmer explained that he’s leaving the company’s board of directors effective immediately. “I have become very busy,” he says, “I see a combination of Clippers, civic contribution, teaching and study taking up a

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