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Why Naspers should launch an MVNO

Mobile network operators need to adopt content-intensive strategies because “over-the-top” services will continue to impact their average revenue per user negatively. Cell C…

WeChat soon a threat to the iPhone?

WeChat soon a threat to the iPhone?

The biggest long-term threat to the iPhone isn't Android, Samsung Electronics or China's bevy of cheap phone makers. Instead, it's a deceptively simple…

Samsung succession in disarray

Samsung succession in disarray

The long-orchestrated plan to cement Jay Y Lee’s position atop Samsung Group may put him in jail instead, raising questions about who would…

As iPhone turns 10, worries over Apple’s direction

As iPhone turns 10, worries over Apple’s direction

Ten years ago this week, Steve Jobs took to a stage in San Francisco to unveil the first iPhone. In the intervening decade,…

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The Gupta family, through its business Oakbay Investments, has blasted finance minister Pravin Gordhan for his court application seeking a declaratory order that he cannot intervene in a…

Bharti Airtel, India’s largest mobile phone operator, is considering mergers or stake sales at some of its Africa operations as it looks to cut debt and make its…

MTN Group may put off plans to list its Nigerian operation until 2018 as Africa’s largest wireless carrier works to resolve a regulatory dispute and awaits an economic…

The future of television just got a little clearer. An hour after America's Comcast said its Esquire cable network will shut down, a sign of flagging interest in…

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The best games of 2016

The best games of 2016

The gaming year in 2016 was dominated by massive shooters and the eventual release of titles that have spent ages in development, including Final Fantasy…

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ANC may change rules on leaders

The ANC could alter its rules for choosing leaders, Business Day reported, citing deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa. Any changes agreed at the ANC’s policy conference in June would…

Cyril can fix the ANC, but…

Cyril can fix the ANC, but…

South Africa’s deputy president, Cyril Ramaphosa, has confirmed his availability to contest the presidency of the ANC at its 54th national conference later this year. He has already…

SA rebukes DA mayor over Taiwan visit

SA rebukes DA mayor over Taiwan visit

The South African government said a visit to Taiwan by the mayor of Tshwane breached foreign policy and was “highly regrettable.” Tshwane mayor Solly Msimanga, from the opposition…

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Africa tech start-ups raised R1,7bn in 2016

Africa tech start-ups raised R1,7bn in 2016

African technology start-ups raised at least $129m in funding in 2016, with the number of companies securing funding rising by almost 17% over the previous…

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Sony Xperia XZ review: more of the same

Sony Xperia XZ review: more of the same

The new 5,2-inch Sony Xperia XZ (R12 999) is the high-end successor to last year’s 5,2-inch Z5,…

Moto Z review: brilliant execution, Lenovo

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TalkCentral: Ep 164 – ‘The new king of content’

TalkCentral: Ep 164 – ‘The new king of content’

In this week's episode of TalkCentral, your hosts Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg take…

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Ex-Accenture SA boss behind new tech fund

Ex-Accenture SA boss behind new tech fund

Clive Butkow, a former management consultant who spent 28 years at Accenture (formerly Arthur Andersen), is…

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Backspace: ‘Fake news’

Backspace: ‘Fake news’

View the latest cartoon from TechCentral cartoonist Jerm.…

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