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M-commerce gold rush ‘doesn’t stack up’

A bubble similar to the dot-com mania of the late 1990s is inflating in the mobile payments industry in SA. And many of companies are going to be hurt when it bursts. That’s the view of Standard Bank director Herman Singh

SABC chief in ‘bizarre’ predicament

SABC CEO Solly Mokoetle is taking huge financial strain, saying he has run up legal bills of more than R500 000 in the six weeks since his suspension by the broadcaster’s board. Breaking his silence in an exclusive interview — he said the board had gagged him

Potgieter steps down as Huge chairman

Anton Potgieter has handed over his position as chairman on Huge Group to Stephen Tredoux, a former MTN executive. Potgieter will remain as executive director and will stay on as MD of the group’s mobile

Home affairs backs down on porn law

The department of home affairs has backed down from its plan to fast-track legislation that would force Internet service providers to implement a blanket ban on online pornography. The department met on Thursday morning

The battle for your living room

Predictions are a tricky thing. Fifteen years ago, when the Internet was first flexing its gobal wings, futurists were predicting the end of all “traditional” media, particularly television. And while the dot-com bust deflated a lot of expectations, some of those predictions finally seem to be coming true. Time spent on everything from newspapers to cinema has been falling while Internet usage has been climbing inexorably higher.

Cell C vows to fight ‘corporate bullies’

Cell C plans to fight to use the term “4Gs” in its marketing campaign, saying the complaint by its competitors amounts to “corporate bullying”. The mobile operator will appeal against

Cell C told to stop using ‘4Gs’

Cell C’s advertising campaign promoting its new high-speed data network has hit a roadblock. The Advertising Standards Authority has ruled that the operator can no longer use the term “4Gs”. This follows a complaint lodged by Cell C

How companies waste billions on IT

The public and private sectors are squandering billions of rand every year because of poorly though-through decisions to invest in information technology systems and software. Worse still, many organisations don’t know how to measure

MWeb steps up broadband fight

MWeb, the company that introduced SA’s first relatively affordable uncapped products, has now unveiled an uncapped and completely unshaped 10Mbit/s option aimed at business customers. The product, which costs R4 999/month

Datatec to snap up the rest of Westcon

JSE-listed multinational IT group Datatec has agreed to buy up the 2,6% of its subsidiary Westcon, which it does not own already, for US$14,2m. The group says the transaction will be conducted through Westcon itself

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