Jeff Bezos isn’t easily satisfied. He’s the 26th richest person on the planet, and he’s been a (self-made) billionaire for nearly two decades. And yet the 48-year-old founder of continues to push his company, and himself, into new territory. When Amazon launched the Kindle e-reader in late

Online retailer has taken the wraps off its updated range of Kindle e-readers and tablets. Its rivals, especially Apple, should be paying close attention to what is arguably and crucially the only other company with as wide a content ecosystem

Stationery retail chain CNA has revamped its website to allow for online shopping, with functionality that allows Edgars and Jet account holders to make purchases on credit using their store cards. Edgars, Jet and CNA are all part of the Edcon group

US online retailer and Web services company is looking to expand its developer centre in Cape Town significantly on the back of growing demand for its services. The company is looking for 50 new developers and support staff for its cloud computing and software development division. James Greenfield, development centre

The price-fixing complaint that America’s department of justice filed last week against Apple and five of the world’s “Big Six” book publishers has a triumphalist tone, describing secret meetings in “upscale Manhattan restaurants”. But it seems to take a rather narrow view of what is going on in the e-book industry. Until two years

Well-known entrepreneur and investor and former Google SA boss Stafford Masie believes near-field communication (NFC) technology will fail as a mainstream transactional platform and local banks’ attempts to implement systems based on it are “farcical” and offer “no value”. NFC is a set of standards that

It has been a lively year for technology, despite the bad state of the world’s economy. Technology is now so intrinsic to both business and personal life that it might appear recession-proof. But this high-level view masks the Darwinian ferocity of the battles raging between the tech titans. The year 2011 will be remembered as

Online retailer’s Kindle Fire isn’t really a Kindle at all. It’s a 7-inch tablet designed to be a media consumption tool and little else. Arguably, this is what most people use any tablet for and it’s why, in the US at least, the fact that it also costs less than most

As amazing as it sounds, SA’s Internet is only two decades old. This weekend marks the 20th anniversary of the first packets of data that flowed over the Internet to and from SA. This Saturday at 10.44am, it will have been exactly 20 years since Randy Bush

There is “no value in an idea” and technology start-ups should stop being obsessed about protecting their ideas and rather focus on how they build their businesses through proper execution. That’s the view of Simone Brunozzi, technology evangelist for Asia-Pacific at Amazon Web