Celebrating SA success on the global stage

2014-11-25 19:38

Alec Hogg looks at the global success of Koos Bekker and Ivan Glasenberg, two South African born and bred entrepreneurs.

Tencent drives profit increase at Naspers

2014-11-25 12:09

Naspers has reported a 22% increase in first-half earnings, helped by a strong contribution from Hong Kong-based internet business Tencent.

Where does your expired data go?

2014-11-24 10:40

Where does your data go when you buy a bundle and after a period of time, it simply expires? A top telecoms executive gives his answer to this question.

Hisense woos SA with top-featured cheap smartphones

2014-11-21 11:21

South Africans shouldn't have to pay a premium price to get a good-looking smartphone, says a manufacturer.

'Mobile phone networks are not cash cows'

2014-11-21 08:52

All mobile operators are not huge financial cash machines, especially where multiple players vie for market share in one country, says an international organisation.

EXCLUSIVE: Cell C banner man wins credit listing battle

2014-11-20 15:25

Businessman George Prokas has been removed from a slow payers list after a court ruled in his favour last week regarding a banner that slams Cell C as a "useless" service provider.

Governments warned over heavy mobile taxes

2014-11-20 10:24

Governments should not seek to tax mobile operators out of existence, says an international organisation.

Spotify boosts staff as competition heats up

2014-11-19 11:31

Spotify, the world's largest online music streaming service, plans to boost its staff numbers by a third, its co-founder and chief executive has said.

WhatsApp messages get end-to-end encryption

2014-11-19 07:51

An online privacy tool endorsed by Edward Snowden is being used to protect WhatsApp messages from snooping by encrypting them.

Samsung to slash number of smartphone models

2014-11-18 14:02

Samsung has announced plans to slash the number of smartphone models it issues as it tries to cut prices in the face of intense Chinese competition.

Huawei eyes SA growth with Mate 7 flagship

2014-11-18 07:51

The Huawei Mate 7 represents a new strategy to target South African consumers as the company looks to accelerate its market share in the country.

Why men control the internet

2014-11-17 13:42

Men are ruling the digital world - creating a more sexist arena online than we face in the real world, industry leaders have claimed.

Asus unveils new laptop range in SA

2014-11-17 07:51

Taiwanese computer maker launches two new laptops in South Africa that offer increased security with a fingerprint reader and robust design.


With the recent Cell C court case loss against an irate customer who made a billboard targeting its poor service, we examine freedom of expression in post-1994 SA.

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Cell C loses case, slam banner stays up

2014-11-13 15:22

The South Gauteng High Court has dismissed an urgent application with costs by Cell C against a banner critical of service at one of its retail outlets.

Alcatel marches back to SA phone market

2014-11-13 09:01

After being virtually absent from the consumer market in South Africa for a while, the phone maker is back with a bang.

Cell C wants interim relief in banner case

2014-11-12 17:33

Cell C is seeking interim relief from a customer who and the mall that displayed a "defamatory" banner brandishing the mobile service provider as "useless".

Cell C banner case 'bid to block criticism'

2014-11-12 15:32

The defence lawyer in the Cell C banner case has argued that the urgent interdict brought by the service provider is an attempt to block criticism.

Firefox OS eyes grabbing Google's emerging market lunch

2014-11-12 08:55

Firefox OS is targeted at people who are yet to experience what a smartphone is capable of, but may eventually provide a direct challenge to Google.

Free Microsoft Word surges on Apple's App Store

2014-11-11 09:32

The popular document editing and creation application has rocketed to briefly become the most popular application on the marketplace.

'Smart' living gets real as connectivity rates rise

2014-11-07 14:49

From robots that chop up your vegetables to detectors that measure how long you sleep, such "smart" appliances are becoming more and more a part of daily life.

Public rush to aid victim of iPhone scam

2014-11-06 10:50

Singaporeans outraged by an electronics shop that left a Vietnamese tourist in tears after a phone-sale scam have raised thousands of dollars to compensate him.

Google, LG announce patent deal

2014-11-05 14:30

Google and LG Electronics have announced a deal to share access to each other's new inventions.

African mobile tower giant IHS raises $2.6bn

2014-11-04 13:10

The capital boost is expected to help the company fund its expansion on the continent.


Technology journalist, Duncan Alfreds, joins us in studio and tells us what he thinks of the Sony Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact. We even dunk the two devices in water! Watch.

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Celebrating SA success on the global stage – Naspers and Glencore

2014-11-25 16:14

Alec Hogg looks at the global success of Koos Bekker and Ivan Glasenberg, two South African born and bred entrepreneurs whose businesses are in the news today.

Companies slow to develop mobile apps

2014-11-24 12:27

Slow deployment of mobile applications present a real risk to companies as they ignore the move toward mobile at their peril, new research shows.

Vodacom ready for festive rush

2014-11-23 14:36

Vodacom is set for the festive rush, having invested R200m in Mpumalanga to ensure customers can stay in touch with friends and colleagues during the holiday season.

Gorilla Glass gets tougher for smartphone screens

2014-11-21 09:51

US manufacturer Corning has said it was introducing a new, tougher version of its Gorilla Glass used by major smartphone makers in a bid to maintain dominance.

EXCLUSIVE: Cell C banner man wins credit listing battle

2014-11-20 20:47

Businessman George Prokas has been removed from a slow payers list after a court ruled in his favour regarding a banner that slams Cell C a useless.

SA digital economy 'best in Africa'

2014-11-20 10:34

South Africa's digital economy is the most developed in Africa and one of the fastest growing in the world.

Orange: Hey Cell C, call us to chat

2014-11-19 12:00

Orange has no plans to buy struggling South African mobile operators though the French-based telecoms firm is open to discussions.

Nokia bounces back with Android tablet

2014-11-18 14:49

Just months after selling its ailing handsets unit to Microsoft, the Nokia is launching an Android tablet.

Five tips on becoming a pro gamer

2014-11-18 11:34

Professional gamers can earn big bucks and as the industry becomes a spectator sport, there is an opportunity to make serious cash playing the games you love.

Google Glass future in doubt as nerd tag bites

2014-11-17 14:51

While Google Glass may find some specialised, even lucrative, uses in the workplace, its prospects of becoming a consumer hit in the near future are slim, many developers say.

Mass Wi-Fi rollout 'makes sense' for SA

2014-11-17 11:30

The lack of a spectrum licence for deployment makes Wi-Fi an ideal technology to grant internet access to people, says an industry player.

Disgruntled Cell C customer wants blacklisting removed

2014-11-15 14:45

Businessman George Prokas is in a fresh bid to remove his name from a bad payer list after a court dismissed an urgent application to remove a banner slamming Cell C.

Victory for Cell C customer

2014-11-13 18:15

The customer who spent over R60 000 on a banner slamming Cell C is satisfied after the court dismissed with costs the service provider's case.

Intel smart watch, notebook showcased in SA

2014-11-13 13:01

The technology giant has showed off its latest devices that it hopes will keep it relevant as the world becomes increasingly mobile.

Cell C slam banner man awaits fate

2014-11-13 07:00

The South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg is set to hand down judgment in a case relating to a scathing Cell C banner erected by a furious customer.

Cell C banner case storm in a teacup, lawyer argues

2014-11-12 16:03

The defence in the Cell C banner case has argued that the interdict brought by the mobile firm is "a proverbial storm in a teacup" and a bid to block criticism.

Smartphone 'zombies' wreak havoc on the streets

2014-11-12 14:05

There is concern in Japan as some pedestrians are more concerned with looking at their smartphone screen than the road.

Vodacom takes R1bn hit on termination rates

2014-11-11 14:31

South Africa's Mobile Termination Rates (MTR) policy is hurting the operator, as Icasa pushes ahead with asymmetric reductions.

SA smartphone prices being pushed down

2014-11-10 10:01

Costs have to come down to a point where mass adoption will take off, say South African mobile operators.

'Help me' security app ideal for big cities

2014-11-06 07:43

The new instant armed response programme is designed to roll out in large metros after a successful launch in Stellenbosch.

'Help me please' app to fight crime

2014-11-05 09:00

An app dubbed the "Uber for armed response" is planned to be launched in South Africa before Christmas.

US voters more social, mobile, says study

2014-11-04 11:44

The 2014 US midterm elections are decidedly more social and mobile than the last time around, according to a new report.

Samsung hits back with metallic smartphones

2014-11-02 08:05

Samsung Electronics has unveiled two mid-tier handsets with a premium design as it prepared to deliver a riposte to its low-priced Chinese rivals.

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