Browsing: Justin McCarthy

Project Ubu launches token sale

South African start-up Project Ubu, which is working to combine the idea of a universal basic income (separate from government-led initiatives) with a blockchain-housed cryptocurrency, has announced plans to

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How Tuluntulu could disrupt African media

Mary Meeker is a partner at venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins, Caufield & Beyers (KPCB). She authors arguably the most widely anticipated annual Internet trends report. It focuses on the giant markets of the US, Asia and

Twitter isn’t broken, so stop trying to fix it

A great deal of noise is being made about Twitter’s latest attempts to rescue itself from stagnant user growth, with the board last year recalling the co-founder it fired in 2008, Jack Dorsey, to lead the turnaround. But are the board and investors

Vodacom, Cell C ratchet up war talk

Vodacom is stepping up its war with Cell C, launching a new radio advertisement that takes aggressive aim at the smaller operator’s new Supacharge prepaid airtime plans. At the same time, Cell C is taking aim at Vodacom in a new print media campaign that questions its bigger rival’s tariff plans

Duncan McLeod
When brands brawl

Cell C chief commercial officer Jose Dos Santos expressed frustration at a media conference on Monday that the operator, South Africa’s third-largest by subscriber numbers after Vodacom and MTN, is not allowed to engage in direct comparative advertising. Dos Santos said the

Justin McCarthy
Groupon or Groupcon?

Andrew Mason is the young, fresh-faced founder of Groupon, the fastest growing start-up in history. Fresh-faced youngsters running tech start-ups are hardly a rare breed in Silicon Valley, but Mason is a native of Pittsburgh and Groupon is based in Chicago, both a far cry