Browsing: Bowman Gilfillan

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Why the blockchain matters

The blockchain is best known as the technology that underpins and facilitates Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. But it is highly diverse and can be applied in a variety of instances. In essence, a blockchain is a computer protocol that enables the

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‘Companies need social media policies’

Companies should develop policies to deal with the use of social media in the workplace, a law firm said on Thursday. “In order to strike the appropriate balance between the conflicting rights of an employer and its employees, human resource practitioners should collaborate with

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E-mails show Icasa ructions over WBS

A memorandum penned by Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) chairman Stephen Mncube, instructing Icasa councillors to back off on acting against iBurst parent Wireless Business Solutions (WBS), provoked an angry response from two councillors, internal correspondence in

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ZTE ‘threw us under a bus’

ZTE Mzanzi has accused its partner, China’s ZTE, of “throwing it under a bus” when it terminated agreements with the local, black-controlled company. It’s also accused it of colluding with competitor Huawei. TechCentral broke the news on Thursday

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Legal drama as ZTE pulls plug on partner

Relations between Chinese telecommunications equipment manufacturer ZTE and local partner ZTE Mzanzi appear to have broken down irretrievably. TechCentral has established that ZTE has cancelled its partnership agreement with Mzanzi, in which it has a 40% stake, prompting the latter to file a court papers

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Icasa in preemptive strike over spectrum fees

The Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) is seeking court protection in the wake of news that an unnamed telecommunications operator wants to pay the revised radio frequency spectrum fees that were meant to come into effect on 1 April 2011 but which were instead deferred until this year. Until April 2012, Icasa was