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No, fitness trackers don’t make you fat

No, fitness trackers don’t make you fat

The headlines say it all. From “Fitness trackers ‘don’t help weight loss’” through to claims that fitness trackers can “make users fatter” and “That fitness tracker might actually make losing weight harder”. These conclusions by the

Why Icasa must stop the spectrum auction

Why Icasa must stop the spectrum auction

Communications regulator Icasa should reconsider its plans to licence high-demand spectrum through an auction process.
In its current form, it will make our telecommunications market less competitive and lock out the

Policy bungling keeps data costs high

Policy bungling keeps data costs high

The effects of perpetual policy bungling, which has become the hallmark of the ANC government’s communications ministries, will be laid bare during a two-day public hearing into the cost of communications held in parliament this

SA is making progress on digital TV

SA is making progress on digital TV

A presidential proclamation of 2 December 2014 gave the department of communications the responsibility to accelerate the implementation of South Africa’s broadcasting digital migration

World has reached ‘peak mobile’

World has reached ‘peak mobile’

Apple announced its new iPhone 7 and 7 Plus and Watch Series 2 today at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco. What the event confirmed was that the leaks about the phone and the watch

Spectrum standoff must end

Spectrum standoff must end

Government’s secret plans for a national wholesale wireless network, which will have exclusive access to high-demand spectrum, must be withdrawn from the white paper on information and communications technology being prepared for

Simple ways to cut your cellphone spending

Simple ways to cut your cellphone spending

When it comes to advice on choosing the right mobile contract or prepaid plan, it’s impossible to ensure a guide will be “one size fits all”. There are far too many variables, both on the supply and demand sides of the equation: dozens and dozens

Hybrid model best approach to spectrum

Hybrid model best approach to spectrum

Big-picture thinking is required to ensure a fair and equitable outcome in the allocation of the available spectrum slated for 4G roll-outs in South Africa. A great deal has been written, and said, about keeping the country’s best

How Tuluntulu could disrupt African media

How Tuluntulu could disrupt African media

Mary Meeker is a partner at venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins, Caufield & Beyers (KPCB). She authors arguably the most widely anticipated annual Internet trends report. It focuses on the giant markets of the US, Asia and

MTN bets the farm on financial services

MTN bets the farm on financial services

What more is there to say about MTN? It’s been an especially horrific 12 months for the company (and shareholders). But the group is sitting with a very large problem (to be fair, it has many others too): it is

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