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IEC offers 2016 elections app

IEC offers 2016 elections app

The Electoral Commission of South Africa and Accenture have launched a mobile application designed to provide voters with the electoral information ahead of, during and after the municipal elections taking place

Google now more than just an ad business

Google now more than just an ad business

Google has spent years telling Wall Street its investments in non-advertising businesses will eventually pay off. Thursday’s results suggest that’s beginning to happen. Google parent Alphabet reported second

Does spectrum auction really favour ‘duopoly’?

Does spectrum auction really favour ‘duopoly’?

Cell C warned earlier this week that communications regulator Icasa’s proposed spectrum auction would serve only to entrench the dominance of South Africa’s two largest mobile operators, Vodacom and

Inside Facebook’s insane growth

Inside Facebook’s insane growth

Facebook shares jumped in late trading after the company reported second quarter revenue that beat analysts’ projections, lifted by surging sales of video and Instagram ads and a boost in users. Second quarter

Shoot-out: Telkom FreeMe vs Afrihost Mobile

Shoot-out: Telkom FreeMe vs Afrihost Mobile

Telkom’s FreeMe looks to be the most competitive data-focused offering in the market, especially when put next to similar packages on the three larger mobile operators. When the new packages from South Africa’s “challenger” network are

Samsung tops profit forecasts on S7 demand

Samsung tops profit forecasts on S7 demand

Samsung Electronics reported second quarter profit that beat analysts’ estimates, fuelled by stronger sales of Galaxy S7 smartphones and aggressive cost cuts. Net income, excluding minority interests

Backspace: ‘What a chop!’

Backspace: ‘What a chop!’

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MTN targets 2017 Nigeria listing

MTN targets 2017 Nigeria listing

MTN Group has kick-started the process of listing its biggest subsidiary, MTN Nigeria, on the Nigerian Stock Exchange. It said it intends to float the shares “as soon as commercially and legally possible”. The South

SA telecoms policy ‘dysfunctional’

SA telecoms policy ‘dysfunctional’

The battle over South Africa’s wireless broadband spectrum auction highlights significant government policy missteps, said local technology analyst Arthur Goldstuck. Debate over a planned wireless broadband spectrum by communications

Apple’s technological lag is starting to show

Apple’s technological lag is starting to show

A lack of ideas is a gloomy thing to behold in a tech leader. Executives try to strike all the right notes and use all the latest buzzwords, but the numbers show a disturbing trend and competitors are way ahead with real innovations that can be

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