Author: Nasha Harper

Technology behind live casino games

Technology behind live casino games

Technology
The land based type casino was the only one available before the internet came into existence. Land based casinos are places that people still enjoy to this day due to the entertaining experience that they provide but when the internet came about, things changed. The internet offers gamblers more advantages such as the chance to play all of the casino favourites from the comfort of their own home and this has been very appealing to a lot of people, especially with the ability to play on the move too thanks to smart devices. Online casinos are all well and good but one thing that they didn’t do is recreate that authentic casino experience. That was until live services came about. Online casinos now offer players the chance to play casino favourites such as blackjack and roulette in a
South Africa’s Slide Financial, making payment as easy as sending a message

South Africa’s Slide Financial, making payment as easy as sending a message

Startups
South Africa’s Slide Financial founded by three young South Africans who recently returned from living in the States is simplifying the way South Africans pay each other by making payment as easy as sending a message. Inspired by PayPal-owned Venmo, the Slide app is a safe, simple and free way of sending money from one person to another using a mobile phone. Making a payment is as easy as sending a message. “Standard payments are often expensive and inconvenient, while cash is unsafe and not everyone has easy access to an ATM. This opened up the opportunity for Slide,” said co-founder Irshad Kathrada. Mobile phone penetration is growing quickly across South Africa, with more than 90% of adults having access to their own mobile phone, the slide team expects rapid growth as it helps low
Tech Internet Solutions launches advisory arm to help firms in Kenya mitigate cyber risk

Tech Internet Solutions launches advisory arm to help firms in Kenya mitigate cyber risk

Cyber Security
Businesses have invested in too many solutions that work well on their own but don’t offer efficient security; exposing them to unforeseen risks, to fill this gap, Internet Solutions Kenya has introduced an enterprise security solution to help enterprises mitigate, secure and ensure continuity for businesses. Dubbed the Proactive cyber security solution, the suite will enable businesses to ramp up their cyber security landscape through creating a safer and more secure cyberspace, establishing a coordinated approach to the prevention of cyber crime, ensuring operational compliance, skills development, business resilience and training. According to Dr. Bright G. Mawudor – Hea of Cyber Security at Internet Solutions, “The question for most businesses today is not what if a cyber-attack oc
South Atlantic cable system to boost Africa’s telecommunications sector

South Atlantic cable system to boost Africa’s telecommunications sector

Technology
While Africa has traditionally been able to handle the poor landline infrastructure on the continent by using mobile technology, the rapid rise of mobile devices and demand for broadband is pushing current infrastructure to its limits. In fact, the African market has one of the highest growth rates regarding the utilization of the internet. With the world’s network of fiber optic cables doing most of the heavy lifting to keep information flowing around the world, providing a direct undersea link between Africa and South America has become a necessity for the region’s expanding data requirements. Photo Credits: With construction of the South Atlantic Cable System having recently begun, Africa will finally have a direct undersea link with South America. As the first transatlantic ca
Knife Capital, alongside Candy Crush co-founders, invests R22m into a Stockholm IoT startup

Knife Capital, alongside Candy Crush co-founders, invests R22m into a Stockholm IoT startup

Business
Knife Capital, a Cape Town-based venture capital firm has made its first global investment since opening the London office in a Stockholm-based IoT specialist. The Cape Town-based firm has participated in a R22m funding round by Stockholm-based Mobile and Sensory Technology (MOST). Knife Capital invested alongside some of Europe’s most successful new age entrepreneurs – the founders of the British and Swedish games studio: King Digital Entertainment. According to Bob Skinstad who heads up the business development function for Knife Capital in London and responsible for securing the deal: “We are excited to partner with an accomplished team and credible co-investors in this technology-rich IoT startup that already has a proven product. Knife Capital will assist MOST in expanding into ke