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Alistair Fairweather
YouTube Red takes on Netflix

How much would you pay to use YouTube? It’s a serious question. What if YouTube removed all those adverts? What if it offered exclusive content? Google, which owns YouTube, may soon have definitive answers to those questions. In late October last year, Google launched YouTube Red

Alistair Fairweather
Tech giants chase VR, AI riches

What do Apple, Facebook, Google, Amazon, Microsoft and Samsung all have in common? Sure, all six are technology companies, but the similarity runs much deeper. All six are now battling with each other to dominate the next wave of technology innovation

The year that changed television forever

“The end of television” is a headline that’s been liberally thrown around for the past 15 years. Indeed, the past year saw audiences becoming more and more amenable to adopting new ways to watch TV shows, with live audiences for broadcast and cable programmes declining sharply

How Amazon’s delivery drone works

The unusual look of Amazon’s delivery drone combines elements of both fixed-wing aircraft, such as traditional passenger aeroplanes, and rotocraft such as helicopters, in a design that looks like neither. But despite its unusual looks, the boxy drone has been designed

Watch: Jeremy Clarkson’s first work with Amazon

Amazon is ready to deliver packages to customers using drones. And it’s getting Jeremy Clarkson to tell you – and the regulators who need to approve the technology – all about it. Clarkson, a former co-host of the hit BBC motoring show Top Gear (he was fired for punching a producer), signed a

SA must tread carefully on new copyright law

In mid-July 2009, in a twist of irony, online retailer Amazon unilaterally removed digital copies of George Orwell’s classic novel 1984 from a number of Kindle e-readers. Customers were outraged. If it wasn’t for the fact that it really happened, it would surely

Alistair Fairweather
Dell’s $67bn EMC bet has big risks

Dell is about to spend US$67bn buying a company that many people have never even heard of — EMC. It’s the largest acquisition of a technology company in history. To put it bluntly, Dell is gambling its entire future on this one deal. Dell wants EMC mainly because of one of its VMware

Amazon sets up shop in Johannesburg

Web retailer and technology giant Amazon has announced plans to open an office of Amazon Web Services in Johannesburg. The new office joins the established Amazon Development Centre in Cape Town, which has been in operation since 2004

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