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No such thing as a free (data) lunch

The greatest barrier to extending Internet use in South Africa, and indeed in most African countries, is the cost of data. In South Africa, 1GB of data on mobile networks – the only means of accessing the Internet for most – is R149 (prepaid). This means that for millions of people

Opinion
What can Google do for South Africa?

Walking through Google’s new offices in Bryanston in Johannesburg last week, I couldn’t help but get caught up in the excitement. Sure, there were bright colours and the contemporary office designs that Google is known for, meant to inspire the engineers hard at work day and night

In-depth
Why Facebook came to SA first

Facebook chose South Africa over Kenya and Nigeria for its first African office because the country has a strong advertising agency ecosystem and the companies it’s worked most closely with to date are

News
Facebook chooses SA for first Africa office

Facebook is opening its first sales office in Africa, and it’s chosen Johannesburg as the location. The South African office will serve businesses across the continent, the social network said on Monday

News
Cell C, Facebook to launch free Internet in SA

Facebook will soon introduce Internet.org, its free Internet service for users in emerging markets, in South Africa in partnership with mobile operator Cell C. The social network has already launched the offering in a range

Duncan McLeod
Troubled times at Twitter

It’s been nine years since Jack Dorsey sketched out with pen and paper the idea for a group SMS service, an idea that would go on to become Twitter. It’s no exaggeration that the social network has

In-depth
Race is on to bring the Internet to everyone

The race is on to get billions of people connected to the Internet via a global network of satellites. Europe’s Airbus announced this week that it is to design and build up to 900 satellites for the privately owned OneWeb, which includes Richard Branson as a

In-depth
Is Twitter doomed?

Twitter’s misfortunes have pivoted once again with the announcement of the resignation of CEO Dick Costolo. This move seemed to catch even some close to Costolo by surprise with Twitter co-founder Biz Stone rubbishing the idea that he would

News
SA gov’t makes few Facebook requests

The South African government made no requests to Facebook to restrict content on the social networking website in the second half of 2014, while it made just two requests for access to Facebook

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