The blog.

28
May

Picup shaking the courier industry with peer-to-peer shipment system

Over the past few years, peer-to-peer services such as Uber and Airbnb have emerged from the Silicon Valley, reshaping our relationship to transport and accommodation. These services provide a common framework where consumers can directly be in touch with service providers, thus reshaping their respective sectors toward more transparency and opening revenue-generating activities to millions of  their “partners”. One of the key pillars of these peer-to-peer models is the ...

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24
Feb

ZANews website grabs Gold at the 2015 Bookmarks Awards

On 19th February 2015, celebrating its 7th year, the IAB SA announced the winners of the 2015 IAB South Africa Bookmarks Awards. ZANews’s website (www.zanews.co.za), designed and developed by its digital agency Methys, won a Gold pixel award in the Specialist Publisher Sites category. Continue Reading.. ...

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21
Jan

SA’s Powertime to spin out PayGenius ahead of funding bid

Cape Town-based company Powertime, which allows users to buy prepaid electricity and airtime as well as pay municipality bills online, is to spin out its payment solutions division PayGenius as a separate entity this year as it looks to raise funding for the new company. Powertime was founded in 2009, but only launched PayGenius in 2011 following the success of its mobile apps and the increasing demand for online and merchant payment solutions. PayGenius offers innovative payment solutions: ...

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18
Nov

Win a dev grant for your business with the Methys Labs Innovation Challenge

As part of an initiative to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship in South Africa, international technology group Methys is offering Western Cape entrepreneurs an opportunity to pitch an innovative project and receive a R100,000 subsidy in development value for a website or mobile app. The Methys Labs Innovation Challenge aims at supporting the seeding of innovative start-ups in the Western Cape. A total development value of R100,000 – to be used against development of either a digital ...

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16
Oct

eFront and Methys extend their partnership, strengthening customer service in South Africa

Paris, October 13, 2014 – eFront, a leading software provider of financial solutions for managing alternative investments, is pleased to announce that it has extended its partnership with international technology consulting firm, Methys, naming it the integrator for all eFront solutions in Africa. The two companies will build on the partnership’s many successes implementing eFront solutions throughout Africa to bring regional customers innovative technologies, market leadership, local ...

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28
May

South African Airways app is now available for BlackBerry 10 smartphones

South African Airways (SAA) recently announced the availability of the new SAA application for BlackBerry® 10 smartphones on the BlackBerry® World™ storefront. In a constant effort to make flying with SAA more convenient, South Africa’s Global airline collaborated with Cytrus, one of South Africa’s leading web and mobile application specialists, to produce an application that gives BlackBerry 10 smartphones users access to comprehensive travel and airline information while on the go. The...

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11
Feb

Not a cloud in sight for Google Cloud Print

In South Africa this is generally a little known feature, which is a pity, since Google have once again gone out of their way to make our lives easier and it is really oh so simple to set up too. Google Cloud Print has been around for a few years now, but due to historically slow internet speeds in Southern Africa it hasn’t really taken off, but with improved internet speeds, being able to send that all important file remotely via your smart phone, laptop or tablet device to a printer in an ...

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24
Oct

Stop the Cheating, get LG’s Dual Play TV

TV’s have gone through quite a bit of innovation over the past 20 years, from being known as the tube to now a flat screen, with built-in camera’s, wifi, internet browsers to say the least and its been pretty cool. One of the innovations was the introduction of the 3D TV, which launched in 2010 and had big promise to change the way we view our TV’s today or tomorrow. Does this come with them fancy bunny Antenna do-hickeys? Now 3D TV’s have gotten a lot of stick due to the...

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16
Sep

iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c: Great, good, average.

There has been some heavy slagging off of the Apple’s latest releases of their iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c and iOS7,  saying bizarre things such as the latest iOS 7 is not manly enough as well as investors saying that they are not happy with the amount of innovation from Apple. Lots of people are trying to be clever, coming up with silly metaphors and similes, but my first look at the new iOS7, it looked like somebody left the UI designs out in the sun for too long and is now faded, but I ...

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30
Aug

A New Motion is out and its called Leap Motion

When I was on holiday in Holland recently my Brother in-law made a pre-order for a Leap Motion. Seeing that this was something I have never heard of, i was intrigued and had to ask what was he so excited about, cause he was well excited. As far as I can tell the device works basically like the computer that Chief John Anderton uses in the Minority Report, without the massive 3D interface Hologram screens and the fancy gloves… kinda like in the Iron Man Films. LeapMotion is basically the...

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