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BlackBuried?

BlackBuried?

Although sales of BlackBerry devices continue to fall off a cliff in developed markets, Research in Motion’s successes in emerging markets, a forthcoming overhaul of its operating system, and the company’s pledge to keep wooing developers suggest the embattled company may be able keep its head above water. RIM’s forthcoming

Blood in the water

Blood in the water

These are anxious times for the world’s largest software company. Microsoft has watched as long-time nemesis Apple has reinvented the smartphone and tablet businesses, carving out most of the industry’s profits for itself. Today, Apple is worth

Telkom at the crossroads

Telkom at the crossroads

It’s all come down to this. Fifteen years after Telkom was partially privatised and nine years after it was listed on the JSE, communications minister Dina Pule was scheduled to present three options for the future of the company to President Jacob Zuma and members of his cabinet on Wednesday

The real problem with the iPhone 5

The real problem with the iPhone 5

Despite the critics decrying the lack of a “wow” factor around the iPhone 5, preorders for Apple’s newest handset have already sold out in the US. The company will move millions of them, despite the update from the iPhone 4S being distinctly evolutionary rather than revolutionary. It’s a solid phone

The iPhone 5 and the fallacy of innovation

The iPhone 5 and the fallacy of innovation

The iPhone 5 is a huge disappointment, without any of the delightful innovations that characterised the launches of its older siblings. The Phone 5 is a huge success, selling faster than any of the models that came before it. These are the messages competing for dominance in the tech and business press. But which

Why you have to admire Jeff Bezos

Why you have to admire Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos isn’t easily satisfied. He’s the 26th richest person on the planet, and he’s been a (self-made) billionaire for nearly two decades. And yet the 48-year-old founder of Amazon.com continues to push his company, and himself, into new territory. When Amazon launched the Kindle e-reader in late

SA television’s shifting picture

SA television’s shifting picture

Terrestrial television offers remarkably little choice to SA consumers, who are limited to three SABC channels and commercial free-to-air channel e.tv. Not much has changed in the past decade, except that e.tv has eaten into the SABC’s viewership while DStv, owned by Naspers’s MultiChoice, has grown steadily more dominant as

Amazon’s advantage

Amazon’s advantage

Online retailer Amazon.com has taken the wraps off its updated range of Kindle e-readers and tablets. Its rivals, especially Apple, should be paying close attention to what is arguably and crucially the only other company with as wide a content ecosystem

Be afraid, very afraid, of the Nexus

Be afraid, very afraid, of the Nexus

Depending on who you are, the Nexus is either a villainous professional wrestling team or the framework from which to view the future of IT. According to Wikipedia, the most popular online result for a Google search on the word “nexus” is the wrestling team’s catch phrase, “you are either Nexus or you’re

Electricity crisis: from bad to worse

Electricity crisis: from bad to worse

Most South Africans are oblivious to the fact that we are in the worst grip of a crisis that has major negative implications for every one of us both now and in the future. People are ignorant of the electricity crisis because “the lights are still on”. But the lights will not stay on. Eskom’s daily message to us all is to use less electricity

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