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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 a look at Netflix’s strong financial results – and they ask: has it taken the lead in South Africa from ShowMax? Also, this week, is WeChat

Guptas blast Gordhan over legal bid

Guptas blast Gordhan over legal bid

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 decision by South Africa’s big

India’s Airtel to sell some African ops

India’s Airtel to sell some African ops

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 biggest overseas acquisition profitable. The moves would pare the size of operations

MTN may put off Nigeria listing to 2018

MTN may put off Nigeria listing to 2018

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 recovery in the continent’s most populous country. “It’s a work in

Tesla cleared in crash probe

Tesla cleared in crash probe

The push to bring self-driving cars to US roads got a significant boost on Thursday when the nation’s chief car safety regulator essentially cleared Tesla Motors’ Autopilot system of fault in a fatal 2016 crash. The US National Highway Traffic

Netflix is killing the pay-TV industry

Netflix is killing the pay-TV industry

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 traditional pay TV, Netflix reported its biggest quarter ever, beating

Why Naspers should launch an MVNO

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 has responded to these threats by hosting mobile

Muthambi ‘ignoring’ DA on TV box report

Muthambi ‘ignoring’ DA on TV box report

Communications minister Faith Muthambi has ignored a Promotion of Access to Information Act request for access to a national treasury report into irregularities in the procurement of

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 idea: apps work better if you embed them in a single program, rather than

Court rejects arrest of Samsung boss

Court rejects arrest of Samsung boss

A court in South Korea turned down prosecutors’ request to arrest Samsung Group’s Jay Y Lee on alleged bribery, perjury and embezzlement, letting him stay in place atop the country’s most powerful company while they continue

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