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Opinion
No easy answers in content debate

The debate about how, when and whether publishers should charge for the content they provide is reaching fever pitch. Facing some hard economic realities, an increasing number of publishers are looking to monetise their properties by putting walls around some or all of their content and charging for it

News
Google’s Newton said to be joining InMobi

Outgoing Google SA country manager Stephen Newton is joining mobile advertising specialist InMobi, several separate sources have told TechCentral. Google announced on Thursday that Newton would…

Best of the Web
Icann considers top-level domain proposals

Pornographic websites could soon have their own top-level domain, alongside .net, .com and .org. That’s if the international body that manages Web addresses agrees to new proposals put to it at a meeting being held in Nairobi, Kenya this week. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (Icann) will hear arguments on Friday

Duncan McLeod
A race for smarties

Operating systems were all the talk last week at Mobile World Congress, the cellphone industry’s annual confab in Barcelona. Apple, Microsoft, Google, Nokia and others are engaged in a battle over whose software will run the next generation of smartphones

Podcasts
ZA Tech Show: Episode 100

The ZA Tech Show turned 100 this week and we celebrated with our first-ever live broadcast — and some really expensive champagne. Join us as we discuss Mobile World Congress and much more

Justin Spratt
Gadgets and erotica in Barcelona

The official party for the Mobile World Congress 2010 in Barcelona was at Montjuic Palace, hosted by British comedian Stephen Fry. His opening line was that the cellular industry confab was like a sex party for him because he was such a lover of gadgets. He admitted to owning 17 phones, 14 of which he actually bought himself

Duncan McLeod
Locked into Google

Privacy advocates voiced concerns this weekend about Buzz, Google’s new social networking service. Buzz reportedly exposed users’ contacts to others, without consent. That raises a question: how easy would it be to extricate oneself from Google?

Best of the Web
Mobile World Congress 2010 – day two overview

Vittorio Colao, CEO of Vodafone, the world’s second-largest cellphone group by subscriber numbers, used a stage at Mobile World Congress to warn of Google’s growing dominance in Web search and advertising and suggested regulators should intervene to prevent the company from becoming a monopoly

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