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Amazon.com expands SA presence

US online retailer Amazon.com has opened a new customer service and development centre in Cape Town. The centre will support its customers in North America, the UK and Germany. It will also be home to the development team working

People
Chris Pinkham: veteran of the virtual

University of Cape Town alumnus Chris Pinkham has a long and illustrious career in the technology industry. He helped launch SA’s first Internet service provider, Internet Africa; he helped develop Amazon.com’s popular Elastic Compute

News
Virtual Amazon creates real SA jobs

Online retail giant and Fortune 500 company Amazon is expanding its customer services and development team in Cape Town to create 600 permanent jobs by the end of the year and employ a further 400 temporary employees during peak periods. This adds to the 250

Alistair Fairweather
Amazon vs the world

We tend to think of technological convergence as something that happens at the consumer level. In the last decade phones have become music players and video cameras, and tablets have become

News
Amazon pushes out Kindle update

US e-retailer Amazon.com has released the first major software update for its popular Kindle e-reader since it unveiled the Kindle 3 last year. The new software introduces

Duncan McLeod
The real apple of my eye

When Apple announced the iPad tablet computer earlier this year, some analysts wondered if that spelt the end for Amazon.com’s Kindle e-reader. On the contrary, the next-generation Kindle is flying out of Amazon’s warehouses.

Gadgets & Reviews
Amazon Kindle 3: the TechCentral review

When Apple announced the iPad earlier this year, some commentators declared that it could signal the demise of Amazon.com’s Kindle e-reader. Unlike the Kindle, which could do only one thing well — display pages from books — the iPad was a multifunction device, allowing people to browse the Web, check their e-mail, read magazines, watch movies, listen to music and run a universe of applications.

Podcasts
ZA Tech Show: Episode 84

We have a large panel for this week’s episode of SA’s favourite technology podcast. Duncan, Jon, Brett, Ben, Toby and Simon discuss Rica, Telkom cable upgrades, the interconnection debate, the Amazon Kindle, Google Wave, and much more

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