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TalkCentral: Episode 59 – ‘Bank backlash’

The raging controversy around new personal financial management website 22seven and the reaction from local banks form the cornerstone of this week’s episode of the TalkCentral podcast, hosted by TechCentral editor Duncan McLeod and senior journalist Craig Wilson. We ask whether 22seven

Microkia charges onto SA shores with Lumia line

Nokia has launched its Lumia range of smartphones, its first phones powered by Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform, in the SA market. The Lumia devices represent Nokia’s concerted effort to claim back lost market share lost to Apple’s iPhone and devices

ZA Tech Show: Episode 195 – ‘Extremely rad’

Your crew this week consists of Andy Hadfield, Brett Haggard and Simon Dingle. They discuss Alan Knott-Craig taking the reins at Cell C, Jeffrey Hedberg leaving Altech, BlackBerry’s CEO shuffle, Microsoft’s renaissance post Gates, CEO Twitter rockstars and social networking in 2012, and much more

Apps, services crucial to mobile operators

Mobile operators need to find ways of boosting revenues and sustaining or growing profits by selling applications or other value-added products and services that can make up for the growing deficit between profit margins on data and those from traditional voice calls. This is the view of Fernando Usera

Nokia Lumia 800 gets SA launch date

Local Nokia fans won’t have to wait much longer to get their hands on the Finnish company’s flagship Windows Phone device. The Lumia 800 will go on sale in SA on 7 February, according to a post on Nokia’s Facebook page. Though Nokia is yet to reveal local pricing for the Lumia 800 and on which

Alistair Fairweather
Anti-trust or anti-Google?

It’s become a rite of passage for the world’s biggest technology companies. As soon as you’ve fought your way to the top and become the darling of both stock markets and customers, regulators begin to cry “monopoly”. It happened to IBM in the 1960s

Duncan McLeod
New television revolution

The giant Consumer Electronics Show (CES) kicked off in Las Vegas this week, with Korean rivals Samsung and LG unveiling new “smart” television technology that shows clearly how the battle over online media and applications is spreading

Alistair Fairweather
Consumers the winners in 2011’s tech wars

It has been a lively year for technology, despite the bad state of the world’s economy. Technology is now so intrinsic to both business and personal life that it might appear recession-proof. But this high-level view masks the Darwinian ferocity of the battles raging between the tech titans. The year 2011 will be remembered as

SA Newsmakers of the Year – part one

Another tumultuous year is almost at an end for the SA information and communications technology industry. It was a year of falling telecommunications prices, increasing competition, upheaval in politics and drama in the regulatory environment. Our “Newsmakers of the Year”

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