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Duncan McLeod is editor of TechCentral.

Former Virgin Mobile SA CEO Steve Bailey has quit Nigeria’s Glo Mobile after only a month on the job. Bailey resigned from Virgin at the end of May to take on the role of chief commercial officer at Glo, which is the second largest mobile phone operator in Nigeria after MTN

Absa will make available an online banking application for smartphones either in the fourth quarter of 2012 or in the first quarter of 2013, Christo Vrey, the bank’s managing executive for digital channels, has revealed in an interview with TechCentral. “There is a chance for the fourth quarter

Telkom’s share price touched fresh record lows on Friday after it told shareholders that its talks with Korea’s KT Corp were officially over. The counter closed down by 1,7%, reaching an all-time record low of R18,01/share at Friday’s close. In intraday

As SA races to beat a fast-approaching deadline of switching off analogue television broadcasts by June 2015, the Independent Communications Authority of SA has published a revised set of draft digital terrestrial television regulations for another round of public consultation in the already long-delayed process

Is it a TV or is it an Internet-connected computer? Actually, Samsung’s new high-end ES8000 range, the follow-up to last year’s highly impressive D8000, is both. And the result is a “smart TV” that, for a price, brings many smartphone-like features into a

The resignation last week of Vodacom Group CEO Pieter Uys raises interesting questions about the future of SA’s most powerful mobile phone operator under the UK’s Vodafone, especially as it faces an increasingly fractious and competitive industry. When

In a nondescript office park northwest of Fourways in Johannesburg, a printer was whirring away. But this was no ordinary printer. The Connex model from Israeli firm Objet Geometries is a 3D printer that jets a range of materials simultaneously to create 3D models. When TechCentral visited local

Cell C is set to become the third mobile operator in SA to stock the iPhone. The company has begun taking pre-orders for the iPhone 4S, the latest iteration of Apple’s smartphone, on its website. Until now, consumers interested in buying an iPhone have had to get it through either Vodacom or MTN

US$45bn worth of bets through online sports books and betting exchanges will be made using mobile devices by 2017, up from $13bn in 2011, a new report by Juniper Research has found. Juniper Research says online sports books and betting exchanges have been among the main beneficiaries of the consumer

In the first year he held the reins at Vodafone Spain, Vodacom Group CEO-designate Shameel Joosub had to contend with a struggling Spanish economy and intense competition that resulted in a sharp fall in profits and margins on his watch. Joosub, formerly MD of Vodacom SA, took the reins