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Lauren Kate Rawlins

Lauren Kate Rawlins is the digital and innovation editor at ITWeb. She made the move to online journalism after a stint with broadsheets in Durban. She now writes about the different ways businesses are embracing digital transformation, how small start-ups are disrupting big industry, and how the machines are slowing taking over. She investigates the far flung corners of the web and interrogates the algorithms our social lives revolve around. She researches emerging technologies and puts into words how 21st century living, more and more, resembles a scene in a science fiction novel.

YouTube responds to suicide-video outcry

12 Jan 2018YouTuber Logan Paul in a video apologising to the Internet.

The online video platform finally takes steps against vlogger Logan Paul after he posted a video of a dead body online.

iStore offers iPhone battery replacement for R430

11 Jan 2018South African Apple users can have their older iPhone batteries replaced for under R500.

Apple's promise to lower the price of battery replacements, following outrage after it admitted to slowing older iPhones, has been extended to South Africans.

Curious gadgets at CES 2018

10 Jan 2018Lenovo Mirage camera.

The consumer electronics show is currently under way in Las Vegas, and a selection of interesting finds have been unveiled.

Kodak looks to reinvent itself with crypto-currency

10 Jan 2018The company that made its name in the photo film industry will now try its hand at crypto-currency.

The iconic company has created an image rights management platform using blockchain technology, which rewards participating photographers with crypto-currency.

Blockchain-based platform shakes up banking models

8 Dec 2017Forus founder Sonny Fisher.

Forus plans to provide free transactions to customers and merchants, making money through mobile advertising.

NetApp predicts data will become 'self-aware' in 2018

5 Dec 2017Morne Bekker, NetApp South Africa country manager.

The data management company has made five predictions for CTO's surrounding how data will 'act' next year.

Google launches app to help save data

30 Nov 2017

The search engine giant announces a new app called Datally, which helps users understand where their data is used.

Crashing sites did not deter Black Friday hordes

28 Nov 2017South African shoppers crowded online sites this past weekend.

Thousands of South Africans spent millions at e-commerce sites this past weekend, despite technical issues.

iPhone X arrives in SA

24 Nov 2017Lines outside the iStore in Cape Town this morning (Picture: Lindsey Schutters)

Thousands of people across the country queued from the early hours of this morning to be among the first to get their hands on the latest iPhone.

Sites struggle under Black Friday sales pressure

24 Nov 2017The Takealot Web site has been temporarily taken down.

Several local online retailers have had trouble keeping their sites up and running due to overwhelming volumes of visitors trying to find a deal this Black Friday.


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