It appears that state-owned airline, SA Airways, forgot to renew its Internet domain, flysaa.com. The domain was suspended at the weekend pending payment by the national carrier. It was not immediately clear how long the website was offline, but Web users visiting flysaa.com on Sunday morning were greeted with a message from domain registration company [...]
The battle lines for this year’s best film and best director Oscars have been drawn between two movies that could hardly be more different: the bombastic, big-budget epic, Avatar, and the low-key Iraqi war thriller, The Hurt Locker. As much as I enjoyed Avatar, I’m rooting for The Hurt Locker, if the choice is to [...]
JSE-listed technology group GijimaAst expects to improve both its basic and headline earnings per share for the six months to 31 December 2009 by more than 100%. The group told shareholders on Friday that it will release its interim result on 23 February. Both basic and headline earnings are expected to come in at between [...]
In many respects, information has never been so free. There are more ways to spread more ideas to more people than at any moment in history. And even in authoritarian countries, information networks are helping people discover new facts and making governments more accountable.
[Best of the Web -- Friday, 22 January 2010] Clinton speak out on China Internet attacks: In a high-profile speech on Internet policy on Thursday, US secretary of state Hillary Clinton offered a thinly veiled threat to China following recent cyber attacks in that country against Google and other companies. “Those who disrupt the free [...]
A longer-than-planned interruption on the Sat-3 cable that connects with SA with Europe caused chaos on Thursday, with many Internet users unable to access international websites. The downtime is believed to have been responsible for long check-in delays at Johannesburg’s main airport, OR Tambo International. A portion of the Sat-3 system remained offline at the [...]
A slow but steady improvement in the macroeconomic environment in 2010 should support a return to modest growth in overall IT spending, according to analyst group Gartner. Worldwide IT spending will reach $3,4 trillion in 2010, a 4,6% increase from 2009, with emerging markets in Africa and Latin America leading the upswing. Though modest, this [...]
The Communication Workers’ Union will meet with Vodacom on Friday to discuss a range of matters, including alleged corruption and nepotism. “We are meeting them tomorrow morning at their offices in Midrand,” union spokesman Matankana Mothapo told Sapa on Thursday. “Some of the issues relate to media reports alleging corruption and nepotism and the release [...]
Eskom’s proposed tariff hike could delay the country’s economic recovery, Business Unity SA (Busa) CEO Jerry Vilakazi said in Midrand on Thursday. “If the 35% increase is accepted by Nersa, we can wave goodbye to an immediate recovery for SA’s economy,” he told a public hearing, organised by the National Energy Regulator of SA, on [...]
The Mozilla Foundation will release version 3.6 of Firefox on Thursday. The alternative Web browser, which is used by about 25% of Web users, will be available to download after 8.30pm SA time. The update to the browser includes: Changes to how third-party software integrates with Firefox in order to prevent crashes The ability to [...]
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