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Vodacom, WirelessG to talk

WirelessG CEO Carel van der Merwe says the Wi-Fi communications specialist has agreed to enter into talks with Vodacom after the mobile operator’s CEO, Shameel Joosub, sent him an invitation to enter into negotiations. This is according


Possible progress in TV migration

Progress in reaching a solution to getting the migration to digital terrestrial television moving forward again may be in sight following a second meeting between the department of communications and free-to-air broadcasters, including The department said in a statement


MWeb hits back with new DSL tariffs

In response to the announcement by Telkom last week that its Internet service provider subsidiary, Telkom Internet, was slashing the cost of both consumer and business uncapped digital subscriber line (DSL) broadband data, rival MWeb has hit back with new packages and lower tariffs that undercut Telkom’s


Altech offloads East Africa operations

JSE-listed technology group Altech is selling its troubled East African businesses in a complex deal which will see fibre-optic telecommunications specialist Liquid Telecom taking over the assets. As part of the transaction, Altech will take an 8,6% stake in Liquid, which operates


Nokia Music+ set for SA launch

Nokia’s new music streaming service will be launched in South Africa before the end of March, a spokesman for the company’s local subsidiary said on Monday. On Sunday, the Finnish company announced the launch of Nokia Music+, offering about 15m songs for a monthly subscription fee that is far below rival services


Takealot takes control of Mr Delivery

Cape Town-based online retailer has acquired 60% of Mr Delivery – recently rebranded as Mr D – for an undisclosed sum. Over the past year, Mr D has established itself as a delivery vehicle for online orders through a partnership with Takealot. Mr D


TalkCentral: Ep 76 – ‘Bruised’

What’s up with Apple’s share price? That’s the question we ask in the third TalkCentral podcast of 2013. Your hosts, Duncan McLeod and Craig Wilson, bring you another packed episode of news and app picks as well as winners and losers. On the agenda this week, we speculate about Apple’s


Telkom declares broadband price war

Telkom has historically been a follower when it comes to cutting broadband prices, but the fixed-line operator looks determined to lead the charge in 2013 with aggressive price cuts from its Internet service provider (ISP) business, Telkom Internet, whose new uncapped consumer broadband prices


Apple at the crossroads

Fifty billion dollars was wiped off Apple’s valuation in after-market trading on Wednesday after it published first-quarter results that spooked investors, despite lifting sales by 18% to a record US$54,5bn. The question on investors’ lips now is whether this marks the bottom of an aggressive sell-off


Apple tanks on iPhone sales miss

Shares in Apple plunged by almost 10% in after-hours trading on Wednesday in New York after the consumer electronics company published first-quarter financial results that fell short of analysts’ expectations. Investors appear to have taken fright, in particular, at the

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