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Shuttleworth said to mull Canonical IPO

Shuttleworth said to mull Canonical IPO

Mark Shuttleworth is giving serious thought about a possible initial public offering or listing of Canonical, the company behind his Ubuntu Linux operating system for PCs and smartphones. This is

Judgment reserved in Shuttleworth case

Judgment reserved in Shuttleworth case

The constitutional court on Tuesday reserved judgment in the South African Reserve Bank’s application for leave to appeal a supreme court of appeal judgment in favour of billionaire technology entrepreneur Mark Shuttleworth

Concourt to sit in Shuttleworth case

Concourt to sit in Shuttleworth case

The constitutional court will on Tuesday hear the South African Reserve Bank’s application for leave to appeal a supreme court of appeal judgment in favour of entrepreneur Mark Shuttleworth. Last year, the supreme court ordered that the Reserve Bank repay Shuttleworth

Ubuntu phones: will consumers bite?

Ubuntu phones: will consumers bite?

A new arrival into an extremely competitive market, the first Ubuntu-powered phone has finally gone on sale in Europe — two years after a failed attempt to generate crowdfunding nevertheless raised US$12m. A sleek, polished rectangle, it appears much like other

Mark Shuttleworth makes his smartphone play

Mark Shuttleworth makes his smartphone play

The first commercially available smartphone running Ubuntu, the open-source operating system developed by Canonical – the company founded by South African technology billionaire Mark Shuttleworth – is about to go on sale. Sadly, the phone won’t immediately

Trust to get Shuttleworth’s R250m

Trust to get Shuttleworth’s R250m

Mark Shuttleworth will give away the more than R250m the South African Reserve Bank must have him following a bruising battle at the supreme court of appeal in Bloemfontein. The Internet billionaire said in a blog post on Wednesday that he will commit all the funds returned to him

Reserve Bank must pay Shuttleworth R250m

Reserve Bank must pay Shuttleworth R250m

The South African Reserve Bank must pay Mark Shuttleworth R250,5m plus interest after the Internet billionaire won a high-profile case at the supreme court of appeal in Bloemfontein. According to a report on technology website

Shuttleworth, Reserve Bank square off

Shuttleworth, Reserve Bank square off

The supreme court of appeal is expected to hear an appeal by billionaire businessman Mark Shuttleworth against a R250m levy imposed by the South African Reserve Bank, the Sunday Independent reported. Shuttleworth would on Thursday argue against the decision by

Shuttleworth’s Ubuntu phone a no-go

Shuttleworth’s Ubuntu phone a no-go

A month ago, South African billionaire Mark Shuttleworth launched an ambitious project, through his company Canonical, to raise US$32m in a month in order to build a smartphone, the Ubuntu Edge, that would act as both a mobile phone and a portable desktop computer powered by the Ubuntu

Inside Shuttleworth’s big smartphone bet

Inside Shuttleworth’s big smartphone bet

South African billionaire, Ubuntu Linux founder Mark Shuttleworth, revealed on Monday that his company, Canonical, wants to raise US$32m by means of crowdfunding to build a mobile phone called the Ubuntu Edge that will have the computing clout to serve as a desktop replacement. But if

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