Browsing: Candice Jones

Tuesday’s announcement by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer that it will buy Skype for a whopping US$8,5bn hasn’t been universally welcomed. Many critics are questioning the logic of the deal, with some saying

Google’s live streaming of the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton marks the beginning of the end for traditional broadcast models. The search engine giant streamed Friday’s wedding live to millions of viewers across the world. It’s estimated that as

The battlefield is ready, the guns are out and SA’s mobile operators are shuffling troops into position for what could turn into a protracted war. The latest operator to fire a salvo into the field of battle is Telkom’s 8ta

Last week, the Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) held a workshop to hear the opinions of broadcasters and telecommunications providers on the fate of a chunk of spectrum known as the “digital dividend”

“Sentech is dysfunctional.” These were the opening words of a column my colleague Duncan McLeod wrote in September last year. Make no mistake: the state-owned signal distributor was in more trouble

Announcements from Vodacom and MTN in the past week about new Internet products aimed at getting more South Africans online are incredibly important. It’s a pity, then, that both companies

I’ve been fortunate enough to live in Italy, one of the art capitals of the world. I have seen hundreds of side-street galleries and visited Florence to see Michelangelo’s David up close and personal. If you have ever been lucky enough

The news that Cell C is signing a deal with international energy-drinks company Red Bull to bring a second virtual mobile network operator (MVNO) to SA may have struck some as peculiar and too ambitious

The Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) is taking a bold gamble in its efforts to unbundle the local loop, the last mile of Telkom’s copper cables that connect consumers