Author Duncan McLeod


TalkCentral: Ep 215 – ‘Allo, Google?’

In this week’s episode of TalkCentral, Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg talk about Google’s desperately confused instant messaging strategy. What’s gone wrong, and why the company’s plan to fix it might not


Cloud spending soars in SA, Nigeria and Kenya

The adoption of cloud computing has soared in the three main markets in sub-Saharan Africa in the past five years, but South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria are using the technology very differently, according to new


Webafrica in big effing trouble with ad authority

The Advertising Standards Authority has ordered Webafrica to withdraw its latest advertising campaign, which uses the phrase “effing fast Internet”, where it might be heard or seen by children. The authority, which


Government redrafting telecoms bill

The department of telecommunications & postal services is actively redrafting the controversial Electronic Communications Amendment Bill, with the minister, Siyabonga Cwele, set to outline more details in the


Signs of spring in SA’s economy: Pinnacle CEO

If the past is any indication, South Africa’s economy should pick up strongly later this year as early signs of spending on IT by small and medium enterprises, which is happening now, typically precedes corporate

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