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Microsoft takes wraps off Windows 8 (video)

Microsoft has taken the wraps off its forthcoming operating system, codenamed Windows 8, which it hopes will give it the platform it needs to fend off rivals Apple and Google, especially in the emerging field of tablet computing

Podcasts
TalkCentral: Episode 39 – ‘Fruity’

Craig Wilson and Duncan McLeod are in the studio this week for a packed episode of TalkCentral, TechCentral’s business technology podcast. In episode 39, we look at Eskom’s load-shedding schedule, the appointment

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Microsoft lobs Mango at smartphone rivals

If there were any lingering doubts that Microsoft is serious about taking on rivals Google and Apple in the smartphone war, the software maker put them to rest on Tuesday when it took the wraps off a significant update to

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Microsoft to expand empowerment programme

Microsoft SA is about to embark on a second phase of its R475m black economic empowerment “equity equivalence” investment programme and is looking for as many as five black-owned independent software vendors

Alistair Fairweather
An Apple a day keeps the viruses away?

If you’re one of the planet’s approximately 1,6bn Microsoft Windows users, then chances are you’re pretty used to viruses. They come at you from every angle — e-mail, websites, flash memory sticks — and if you’re sensible you have

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Microsoft, operators on a collision course?

Could Microsoft’s US$8,5bn acquisition of Skype, and its plans to integrate the software into Windows Phone, its smartphone operating system, put the software maker on a collision course with cellular network operators

Duncan McLeod
Microsoft: in on the fun at last

Microsoft’s provocative US$8,5bn acquisition of Internet telephony company Skype set tongues wagging in the technology industry last week. The deal has been described as everything from a smart strategic buy to desperate flailing

Alistair Fairweather
Dot bomb 2.0?

When does a market go from being a “growth sector” to a bubble? As with falling in love, it’s hard to put an exact date on the event. And, just like a love affair, a bubble is marked by growing excitement, lavish spending

Candice Jones
Has Ballmer gone bananas?

Tuesday’s announcement by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer that it will buy Skype for a whopping US$8,5bn hasn’t been universally welcomed. Many critics are questioning the logic of the deal, with some saying

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