1. Jan

    Amazon Appstore for Android spotted on Microsoft Store

    Android app store spotted on Microsoft Store Amazon's Android Appstore has been spotted in the Microsoft Store, suggesting that the app is currently being tested before a public rollout. Microsoft punted integrated Android app support as one of the significant new features in its new operating...
  2. Jan

    Amazon South Africa is hiring for more than 150 jobs

    Amazon offering more than 150 jobs in South Africa Amazon is offering 154 jobs in South Africa across various fields, including software development, customer service, IT, and data science. The tech giant has been expanding rapidly in the country over the last few years.
  3. Jan

    Fight over Amazon Africa headquarters in Cape Town could cost 15,000 jobs

    Blocking Amazon's headquarters in Cape Town will cost South Africa dearly If the groups objecting to the redevelopment of the River Club site in Cape Town get their way, it will come at a severe cost, executive mayor Dan Plato has warned. Speaking to Carte Blanche, Plato said that objectors to...
  4. Jan

    Research shows Netflix, Disney+, and Showmax will dominate in Africa - driven by South Africa and Nigeria

    Netflix dominates in South Africa — but two streaming services will give it stiff competition Netflix, Disney+, and, Showmax will top the list of streaming services on the African continent in the next five years — lead by the South African and Nigerian markets. This is according to Digital TV...
  5. Jan

    Buying tech from Takealot vs importing from Amazon price comparison

    The one thing you should not buy from Amazon in South Africa Although many products on Takealot can be found for cheaper on, there is one category of tech devices that you should avoid importing with the US shopping giant altogether — monitors. With Takealot being South Africa's...
  6. Jan

    Guide: How to get your importers code

    How to get your importers code from SARS — save thousands on tech South African online shoppers who want to do a lot of buying from international stores will require a SARS importers code. Popular global retailers like offer great prices on tech and gadgets, and sells many products...
  7. Hanno Labuschagne

    Competition Commission could target Amazon and Google in online shopping investigation

    Competition Commission could target Amazon and Google in online shopping investigation The Competition Commission’s enquiry into South Africa’s digital market will include international platforms, which means the Amazon Store, the Apple App Store, and the Google Play Store would form part of...
  8. Jan

    Amazon is hiring for work-from-home positions in South Africa

    Amazon looking for tech-savvy South Africans who can work from home Amazon is advertising work-from-home positions for virtual technical support associates in South Africa. The company explained that technical support associates are a critical part of Amazon’s mission to deliver timely...
  9. Jan

    Netflix vs Amazon Prime Video - the best international streaming service in South Africa

    Netflix vs Amazon Prime Video — best streaming service for South Africans Netflix and Amazon Prime Video offer access to thousands of movies and TV shows in South Africa. Amazon's local catalogue has more individual titles overall, with a greater focus on movies and at a cheaper monthly price...
  10. Jan

    Amazon Kindle security flaw that could give attackers root access through malicious ebook

    Major Amazon Kindle security flaw discovered An investigation by Check Point Research has found that a security vulnerability in Amazon's Kindle e-reader could have allowed attackers to take over devices using maliciously crafted e-books. The cyber threat intelligence firm converted an ebook...
  11. Jan

    What it was like to work at AWS in South Africa - two former employees

    What it's like to work at Amazon in South Africa Amazon has been on a recruitment drive in South Africa, hiring thousands of people in customer support and various technical roles. MyBroadband previously spoke to three people who gave different perspectives about their experiences applying for...
  12. Hanno Labuschagne

    Bezos loses 80% of 2021 wealth gains

    Bezos loses 80% of 2021 wealth gains Inc.’s weaker-than-expected second-quarter results has sent its founder’s fortune tumbling. The net worth of Jeff Bezos fell $13.5 billion after Thursday’s after-market results missed Wall Street’s expectations and foreshadowed an end to the...
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    Amazon posted a position for a "Digital Currency and Blockchain Product Lead"

    Amazon posted a position for a "Digital Currency and Blockchain Product Lead" Inc.’s payments team is exploring letting customers use cryptocurrencies to pay for their orders — a development that’s roiling digital currency markets. An Amazon job posting published online last week...
  14. Jan

    Amazon hiring community moderators to work from home in South Africa

    Amazon is looking for South Africans to work from home Amazon is advertising new work-from-home positions in South Africa, which is suitable for people with a matric and a fibre connection. Amazon is the world’s largest ecommerce player and one of the most valuable companies in the world, with...
  15. Jan

    Bitcoin surges on Amazon speculation and as shorts liquidate

    Bitcoin booms Bitcoin soared on Monday to approach $40,000, a rally some attributed to traders exiting bets on declines as well as ongoing speculation over Inc.’s potential involvement in the cryptocurrency sector.
  16. Hanno Labuschagne

    Jeff Bezos goes to space on a Blue Origin rocket

    Jeff Bezos goes to space on a Blue Origin rocket Inc. founder Jeff Bezos and three others landed safely after Blue Origin’s first flight to space with passengers aboard, a key milestone in the company’s effort to make space tourism viable. The company’s capsule touched down in West...
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    5 important things happening in tech today — 6 July 2021

    5 important things happening in tech today Samsung will announce its Q2 results tomorrow, and profits are estimated to have climbed by 38%. AMD’s RX 6000 series budget cards listed on Powercolor’s website for a brief moment. High-income countries acknowledged the necessity of distributing...
  18. Jan

    Price of DStv compared to a broadband connection with video streaming

    DStv vs Online streaming — Pricing showdown The cost of subscribing to five online video streaming services and a 25Mbps fibre package for two years is only around R700 more than the total amount you will pay on a DStv Premium contract over the same period. DStv has continued to implement...
  19. Jan

    Two former Amazon Web Services employees in South Africa explain what they did to get hired

    How to get hired by Amazon South Africa Getting a job at Amazon Web Services (AWS) in South Africa requires deep technical skills, knowledge of the company's leadership principles, and enough determination to get through at least seven hours of practical and personality assessments. This was...
  20. Jan

    Amazon and Google face UK consumer protection enquiry over fake reviews

    Amazon and Google fake reviews attract watchdog Inc. and Google are facing formal probes into possible violations of U.K. consumer protection rules over a failure to shield their users from an onslaught of fake reviews. The Competition and Markets Authority said Friday it has opened...