Browsing: Mark Shuttleworth

Mark Shuttleworth scores big in Fundamo deal

Barely a decade after he sold his Cape Town Internet security business Thawte Consulting to the US’s Verisign for US$575m, software billionaire Mark Shuttleworth has hit pay dirt again in this week’s acquisition by Visa of local mobile

Visa buys SA’s Fundamo for $110m

Global payments giant Visa is buying Cape Town-based Fundamo, a mobile payments company focused on emerging markets, for $110m in cash. Fundamo is privately held by a group of SA investors, including Sanlam, Remgro and HBD Venture Capital

Shuttleworth lashes SA over telecoms ‘failure’

Technology billionaire Mark Shuttleworth has slammed government’s failure to fix problems at the Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa), warning ongoing capacity problems at the regulator are hampering economic growth. Shuttleworth, speaking to TechCentral following Icasa’s decision last week to postpone an auction of valuable radio frequency spectrum, says there is no “clear prioritisation of telecommunications as a vital source of growth in the SA economy”.

ZA Tech Show: Year-End Special

Talk Radio 702’s Aki Anastasiou is our special guest in our final podcast for 2009. In this episode — number 93 — Anastasiou joins Brett Haggard, Duncan McLeod and Simon Dingle to discuss Mark Shuttleworth, the Joojoo Internet tablet, Google’s Nexus One smartphone, and much more