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International newsmakers of the year

It’s customary at this time of the year for TechCentral to publish its lists of who it considers the newsmakers of the year, both internationally and in SA. We kick off, as always, with the five people we thought were the biggest newsmakers in the technology space in 2011 worldwide

Stafford Masie: maverick on two wheels

Stafford Masie, just 37, has had a highly eventful career, having been the first SA country manager for Google and working for multinational corporations like Novell. He’s now dabbling in numerous start-ups and technology businesses. TechCentral’s Craig Wilson

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How the (other) social network is faring

Google has been eager to succeed at social media, both because it appeals to its ethos and because it’s losing valuable consumer eyeballs to Facebook. Google+ is without doubt the search giant’s most successful social venture so far, but are people actually using it after they sign

Google to acquire Motorola Mobility for $12,5bn

No one saw this coming. Google on Monday said it would buy Motorola Mobility for US$40/share, or $12,5bn, a premium of 63% to the share’s closing price on Friday. The transaction was unanimously approved by the boards of directors of both companies. In a blog post