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Table: SA tech stocks soar despite economy

Despite the gloomy economic conditions in SA and worldwide, most JSE-listed technology companies have had a whirlwind 12 months, with some share prices up by more than 50%. An investment in a selection of the country’s top technology stocks would have returned a windfall over the past

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A year on, Altech replaces Hedberg

Ten months after former Telkom acting group CEO Jeffrey Hedberg stepped down as chief operating officer, JSE-listed technology group Altech has appointed a new chief operating officer. Laurence Savage, who has experience in the media, electronics, engineering and automotive

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Cape Town next for last-mile fibre player

Conduct Telecommunications, a fibre-optic infrastructure developer, plans to spend R500m in the next 12-24 months expanding high-speed communications networks to 100 precincts around the country. The company, which is backed by international private equity firm The Birchman Group

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Xbox Music said to be coming to SA

Microsoft is planning to expand its Zune Pass music offering to more countries ahead of the launch of the company’s upcoming Spotify-like Xbox Music service. Industry sources have told TechCentral that SA is one of the markets in line to get the music subscription service. According to US reports

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E.tv roasts Pule in new affidavit

Communications minister Dina Pule should not be surprised by e.tv’s decision to take her to court over her “unlawful” and “impugned” decision to appoint Sentech as the manager of the crucial control system for digital terrestrial television, the free-to-air broadcaster’s chief operating officer Bronwyn Keene-Young says in new

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Big shake-up at Nashua Mobile

Nashua Mobile, the cellular service provider in the JSE-listed Reunert group, wants to grow its prepaid customer base substantially and, in his first media interview since taking the reins on 1 October, newly appointed CEO Mark Taylor has

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How 8ta could beat rivals at 4G

Telkom and its mobile arm 8ta may be sitting in the pound seats when it comes to next-generation wireless broadband thanks to its access to a big chunk of valuable radio frequency spectrum — and the telecommunications operator has signalled it plans to take full advantage of it. Whereas all

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Wozniak laments closed Apple

In an interview with TechCentral, Steve Wozniak says Apple, the company he co-founded with Steve Jobs in 1976, should have taken a more open approach with its iOS operating system and should have developed two separate iPhones

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Vodacom now live with commercial LTE

Vodacom has surprised the market by launching commercial fourth-generation (4G) services based on long-term evolution (LTE) technology. The service is available immediately in selected parts of Johannesburg, with other cities to follow in the “near future”, the operator says in a statement. The company’s

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