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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.

Facebook rolls out Gumtree competitor in SA

23 Jan 2018Facebook Marketplace will begin to roll out in SA today.

The world's largest social media platform integrates an online platform into its local site to let users buy and sell goods.

LG serious about bendable screens

22 Jan 2018The patent filed by LG for a smartphone that folds out into a tablet.

The Korean manufacturer files a patent for a smartphone with a screen that folds in on itself.

TCL brings family smart watch to SA

19 Jan 2018The MoveTime Family Watch MT30.

The Chinese manufacturer's MoveTime Family Watch MT30 helps parents communicate with and track their children.

Facebook wants everyone to join the Watch Party

18 Jan 2018Facebook debuts video sharing feature.

The world's largest social media platform introduces a new feature that lets multiple people watch the same live video.

Airbnb now lets users pay in two instalments

17 Jan 2018Airbnb now lets users pay for their accommodation in two instalments.

The app-based hospitality booking service introduces a feature that does away with guests having to pay everything up front.

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.


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