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Mark Shuttleworth makes his smartphone play

The first commercially available smartphone running Ubuntu, the open-source operating system developed by Canonical – the company founded by South African technology billionaire Mark Shuttleworth – is about to go on sale. Sadly, the phone won’t immediately

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Trust to get Shuttleworth’s R250m

Mark Shuttleworth will give away the more than R250m the South African Reserve Bank must have him following a bruising battle at the supreme court of appeal in Bloemfontein. The Internet billionaire said in a blog post on Wednesday that he will commit all the funds returned to him

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Reserve Bank must pay Shuttleworth R250m

The South African Reserve Bank must pay Mark Shuttleworth R250,5m plus interest after the Internet billionaire won a high-profile case at the supreme court of appeal in Bloemfontein. According to a report on technology website

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Shuttleworth, Reserve Bank square off

The supreme court of appeal is expected to hear an appeal by billionaire businessman Mark Shuttleworth against a R250m levy imposed by the South African Reserve Bank, the Sunday Independent reported. Shuttleworth would on Thursday argue against the decision by

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Shuttleworth’s Ubuntu phone a no-go

A month ago, South African billionaire Mark Shuttleworth launched an ambitious project, through his company Canonical, to raise US$32m in a month in order to build a smartphone, the Ubuntu Edge, that would act as both a mobile phone and a portable desktop computer powered by the Ubuntu

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Inside Shuttleworth’s big smartphone bet

South African billionaire, Ubuntu Linux founder Mark Shuttleworth, revealed on Monday that his company, Canonical, wants to raise US$32m by means of crowdfunding to build a mobile phone called the Ubuntu Edge that will have the computing clout to serve as a desktop replacement. But if

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Shuttleworth judgment opens door: DA

The high court’s decision to declare certain sections of the Currency and Exchanges Act unconstitutional opens a door for a parliamentary review of the country’s “antiquated” exchange control system, the Democratic Alliance said on Sunday. DA MP Tim

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Shuttleworth loses exchange control battle

Billionaire entrepreneur Mark Shuttleworth’s bid to have South Africa’s entire exchange control system declared unconstitutional has failed. The high court in Pretoria on Thursday dismissed Shuttleworth’s application to strike down the whole of section 9 of the Currency and Exchange Act and all of the Exchange

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Where are SA’s next mavericks?

Mark Shuttleworth certainly isn’t afraid of taking the proverbial bull by the horns. After selling his South African Internet security business Thawte for US$575m at the height of the dot-com bubble, spending $20m and a year in training to become the first South African in space, and launching an operating system

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Exchange control: Shuttleworth speaks out

Internet billionaire and Ubuntu Linux founder Mark Shuttleworth is engaged in a high-profile court battle with the South African Reserve Bank in an effort to have the country’s exchange control system declared unconstitutional. TechCentral editor Duncan McLeod asked Shuttleworth