Qualcomm has built a sub-$20 4G/LTE “reference design” phone that it hopes third-party manufacturers will soon bring to the South African market. Apart from lowering the bar to access, the phone, once built by smartphone makers
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Qualcomm, the biggest maker of chips used in mobile phones, has forecast steep declines in profit and licensing sales, underscoring its dependence on the royalties that one of its largest customers, Apple, has stopped
Elon Musk tamped down expectations about SpaceX’s new rocket designed to carry private citizens into space, saying whoever chooses to be among the first passengers will need to be "brave". The SpaceX Falcon Heavy
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Telkom's Openserve has announced sweeping price cuts to its wholesale broadband IP Connect pricing and to its fibre access portfolio as competition in South Africa's fixed broadband market intensifies. The price cuts come on top of
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Years ago, Google built a social network separate from its prized asset, Web search. The effort failed. Now the company is trying again -- only this time, it’s turning its search engine into something that looks a lot like
Internet penetration has reached 75% of the population in the Western Cape and 54.7% in Gauteng, but other, more rural provinces have fallen far behind, new research from World Wide Worx shows. The company's Internet Access in
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acebook’s WhatsApp messaging service has been partially blocked in China, following a censorship crackdown by the government. Multiple WhatsApp users in China reported experiencing intermittent outages from Monday night Beijing time. By Tuesday morning, users had taken to social networks such as Twitter to report that photos as well as audio clips — a favoured [...]
Vodacom Group sees the expansion of mobile banking services into new markets in sub-Saharan Africa as a top priority following a shareholder vote to rubber stamp its purchase of a 35% stake in Safaricom, Kenya’s biggest company
Thank you for listening to the TechCentral podcast. In this episode, Duncan McLeod chats to former Business Connexion chief technology officer Andy Brauer, who has struck out on his own with a new
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EOH's share price tumbled more than 12% at one point on Tuesday as investors took fright at the resurfacing of corruption allegations involving a contract with welfare agency Sassa. The share regained some composure in the early afternoon