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The future of radio in South Africa [podcast]

The future of radio in South Africa [podcast]

In this special TalkCentral podcast, TechCentral editor Duncan McLeod sits down with the experts on digital radio in South Africa to talk about the country’s digital audio broadcasting and Digital Radio Mondiale trials. What’s been

Cellphones crucial to digital radio in SA

Cellphones crucial to digital radio in SA

Widespread penetration of cellular phones with integrated digital radio receivers is crucial if the technology is going to take off in South Africa. That’s the view of Primedia Broadcasting CEO Omar Essack, who was speaking to TechCentral

Township m-payments pilot to go national

Township m-payments pilot to go national

A mobile payments proof of concept focused on townships around Durban in KwaZulu-Natal will be expanded to sites around the country, financial technology start-up iKhokha has said. iKhokha, which

Parly may seek DStv, SABC deal probe

Parly may seek DStv, SABC deal probe

Parliament may ask the new SABC board, once it has been appointed, to conduct a forensic audit into a controversial channel supply agreement between the public broadcaster and commercial pay-television

Now, Obama, pardon Edward Snowden

Now, Obama, pardon Edward Snowden

So, Barack Obama has commuted the sentence of whistleblower Chelsea Manning. Manning will be released in May. Now the US president must follow up that decision, before he leaves office this week, by giving a full pardon to

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, Apple’s iconic device has revolutionised the way people communicate. But as Apple celebrates 10 years since the iPhone

Apple is ‘absurdly cheap’

Apple is ‘absurdly cheap’

Not everyone is worried about Apple’s future fortunes, or its direction under CEO Tim Cook. Local Apple bull Paul Theron, the founder and CEO of Johannesburg-based private client asset management firm

TalkCentral: Ep 163 – ‘Backdoors and Bobiverses’

TalkCentral: Ep 163 – ‘Backdoors and Bobiverses’

On the first episode of TalkCentral for 2017, Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg chat the 10th anniversary of Apple’s iconic iPhone. Also this week, is WhatsApp as secure as we think

JSE’s best performing tech shares in 2016

JSE’s best performing tech shares in 2016

Jasco Electronics, Huge Group and Blue Label Telecoms top the list of best-performing technology shares on the JSE in 2016, TechCentral’s annual analysis of share price performances shows. Jasco, led

Telkom transfers R1bn to BCX

Telkom transfers R1bn to BCX

Telkom has given R1bn in financial assistance to its IT services subsidiary Business Connexion, it said on Monday. The money will be used by BCX, among other things, to meet working capital requirements. Telkom

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