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HP, the printing and PC devices company spun out of Hewlett-Packard, has appointed Bradley Pulford as its new vice president and MD for the Africa region with immediate effect.

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Oil forecasters have had the same long-term challenge for decades: figuring out how much of the world’s liquid hydrocarbons will be in demand years into the future, and where, and in what mix of products and uses. And for decades, the long-term view has been pretty much consistent: in aggregate, global demand increases as the economy and population grow. Near-term lines are jagged (current oil demand is more than 10 million barrels per day lower than it was a year ago, thanks to Covid-19); long-term lines are smooth and moving up. There’s something different, though, in the two most recent…

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Google unveiled cheaper Pixel smartphones on Tuesday after the company’s line of premium handsets failed to sell in large numbers. Slower processors and cheaper materials helped Google price the Pixel 3a with a 5.6-inch screen at US$399. The larger Pixel 3a XL has a 6-inch screen and costs $479. That’s roughly half the price of the company’s existing Pixel phones, before recent discounts. The search giant announced the new phones at its I/O conference in Mountain View, California. This is the latest effort by Google to jump-start a consumer hardware business that has struggled to compete with industry giants Apple…

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More and more South Africans are listening to podcasts and tuning in to live-streaming radio services. At TechCentral, our podcast downloads continue to set new records month on month. But we need your

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Eskom’s new board of directors and executive team should embrace the electric car as one long-term solution to the challenge of falling demand that is the most fundamental obstacle the state utility grapples with as it struggles

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