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Retrenchments looming at Internet Solutions

31 min 41 sec ago
Internet Solutions has begun a retrenchment programme and may lay off as many as 200 staffers, TechCentral has learnt from two separate sources with knowledge of the developments.

Ookla puts Vodacom head of MTN in 4G speeds

1 hour 23 min ago
New research from credible network speed-testing services has put Vodacom ahead of rival MTN in terms of the speed available on their respective networks as the two battle it out over which has the fastest infrastructure.

EOH appoints Stephen van Coller as new CEO

2 hours 55 min ago
MTN's Stephen van Coller will join EOH as its new group CEO, effective from 1 September. He resigned as a vice president at MTN Group on Thursday after two years with the mobile telecommunications provider.

EFF threatens repeat of H&M at Vodacom stores: report

3 hours 4 min ago
Julius Malema's Economic Freedom Fighters has threatened to "trash" Vodacom retail stores unless it pays Nkosana Makate, the man who was found by the courts have invented the popular "please call me" service, according to a report.

Stephen van Coller resigns from MTN

3 hours 27 min ago
Stephen van Coller will leave MTN Group at the end of August. Vice president for digital services, data analytics and business development, he has resigned to take up a group CEO position at another JSE-listed company.

Facebook CEO criticised over Holocaust remarks

3 hours 47 min ago
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has walked back on comments that appeared to defend Holocaust deniers, after trying to explain how careful the social-media giant tries to be before kicking people off the

MTN may sell some West African subsidiaries next

18 Jul, 2018
MTN Group’s sale of its Cyprus unit is just the start of a broader exit from small or problematic markets, with the Liberian unit leading a number of West African divisions being considered for disposal, according to sources.

High spectrum fees choking the developing world: GSMA

18 Jul, 2018

Mobile industry association the GSMA has warned that high spectrum licence fees are choking economic growth in developing countries. In a new report publish this week, titled Spectrum Pricing in Developing

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Europe to impose record €4.3-billion fine on Google

18 Jul, 2018

Google will be fined about €4.3-billion by the European Union over apps for Android mobile devices, setting a global record for antitrust penalties, according to a person familiar with the EU decision

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Liquid Telecom names group COO

18 Jul, 2018

Liquid Telecom has appointed Ahmad Mokhles as group chief operating officer, a new position within the pan-African telecommunications group. Mokhles' appointment is effective immediately and he will have

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Fewer set-top boxes needed for TV migration

18 Jul, 2018

South Africa may need far fewer government-subsidised set-top boxes for its digital terrestrial television migration project. Speaking to TechCentral on Wednesday in a podcast interview, Aldred Dreyer, the newly

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Interview: Aldred Dreyer on digital migration

18 Jul, 2018

In this episode of the podcast, Duncan McLeod interviews Aldred Dreyer, the newly appointed head of the project management office for digital migration at the department of communications.

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Bears on the run as bitcoin soars

18 Jul, 2018

Cryptocurrencies extended their rebound on Wednesday as bitcoin traded above $7 500 for the first time in a month, shrugging off security and regulatory concerns that have plagued the digital currency

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Tbo Touch to take on DStv, Netflix with new venture THD

17 Jul, 2018

Entrepreneur Thabo Molefe - better known as Tbo Touch - will launch a video-on-demand streaming platform later this year called THD. The platform will showcase original South African - and African

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Interview: Touch HD founder Tbo Touch

17 Jul, 2018

In this episode of the podcast, Duncan McLeod interviews Touch HD founder Tbo Touch about his life, his business, #datamustfall and his next big venture. Touch - born in Sharpeville in 1981 - talks about his big

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Under pressure, crypto miners broaden their scope

17 Jul, 2018

Harry Pokrandt spent the last year scouring the Earth for real estate with two main characteristics. He needed cold weather, to keep his computer servers cool, and cheap electricity, to keep them running 24 hours a day.

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Interview: Stripe co-founder and president John Collison

17 Jul, 2018

In this episode of the podcast, Duncan McLeod interviews Stripe co-founder John Collison, who in 2016 became the youngest dollar billionaire in the world. Collison, who founded Stripe with is brother Patrick, talks

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Growth worries send Netflix shares into a tailspin

17 Jul, 2018

Netflix stunned Wall Street by attracting fewer subscribers than expected last quarter, renewing concerns that the video-streaming service has become an investment bubble. The shares plunged as much as 15%.

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Breaking up Facebook would do more harm than good

16 Jul, 2018

Facebook bestrides the Earth. It attracts nearly 1.5 billion users a day, commands a fifth of global online advertising revenue and has a market capitalisation that exceeds the GDP of many countries. But breaking it up is the wrong approach.

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How Amy Hood helped reboot Microsoft

16 Jul, 2018

Clad in jeans and a gray sweatshirt, Amy Hood stands before a room of 140 Microsoft recruits. The feeling in the air is a bit like the first day of school, and new hires are taking selfies outside in front of a big Microsoft logo.

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