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Microsoft slips on Surface

Microsoft slips on Surface

Satya Nadella’s plan to reshape Microsoft as a cloud computing company hit a snag in the third quarter, when lacklustre sales of Surface tablets and weaker demand for corporate software support services kept revenue growth in check. Adjusted sales

Bezos may soon be world’s richest person

Bezos may soon be world’s richest person

A surge in after-hours trading for Amazon.com added US$3,3bn to the fortune of Jeff Bezos, putting him less than $5bn away from becoming the world’s richest person. Bezos saw his fortune surpass $80bn for the first time

Apple is getting serious about AR

Apple is getting serious about AR

Apple has gone to space to find additional talent for its augmented reality efforts. The iPhone maker has hired Jeff Norris, a specialist in the new technology from Nasa, to help build future products, according to

Routed sees big opportunity in SA cloud

Routed sees big opportunity in SA cloud

A Cambridge University-educated mathematician is hoping to shake up South Africa’s cloud computing sector with a new, vendor-neutral cloud platform hosted in Teraco’s fast-expanding data centres.

Zuckerberg sets sights on AR technology

Zuckerberg sets sights on AR technology

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg laid out his strategy for augmented reality on Tuesday, saying the social network will use smartphone cameras to overlay virtual items on the real world rather than waiting for AR glasses to be technically possible. People will

Minecraft to get its own currency

Minecraft to get its own currency

Microsoft is adding a new marketplace – and a brand new currency – within the videogame Minecraft, opening up the opportunity for businesses to sell their original content and creations to tens of millions of the game’s players for the first

Interview: Altron CEO Mteto Nyati

Interview: Altron CEO Mteto Nyati

Just a month after TechCentral’s podcast with former Altron CEO Robbie Venter, Duncan McLeod returns to the group’s Parktown, Johannesburg head office to interview new CEO, and former MTN South Africa boss

Jeff Bezos now world’s second richest person

Jeff Bezos now world’s second richest person

Jeff Bezos has leapt past Amancio Ortega and Warren Buffett to become the world’s second richest person. Bezos, 53, added US$1,5bn to his fortune as Amazon.com rose US$18,32 on Wednesday, the day after the

Apple’s hopes for iPad run into harsh reality

Apple’s hopes for iPad run into harsh reality

Apple is finally starting to get real about its iPad business. The company said on Tuesday that it would release a refreshed version of its flagship iPad at a lower price. It was the first

Apple’s next big thing: augmented reality

Apple’s next big thing: augmented reality

Tim Cook has talked up a lot of technologies since becoming Apple’s chief executive in 2011. Driverless cars. Artificial intelligence. Streaming television. But no technology has fired up Cook quite like

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