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Pixel, and the tragic downfall of HTC

In electronics manufacturing, there’s no better sign you’ve made the big league than winning a deal to supply an international brand. Conversely, nothing says loser more than an international brand

The smartphone revolution is over

It’s been less than a decade since Apple shook the mobile telecommunications industry to its foundations with the original iPhone. The handset helped turn Apple into the world’s most valuable company (US$620bn this week) and inflicted huge

BMW in race to build car of the future

BMW is accelerating plans to acquire technology expertise in a race with the likes of Apple and Google to make cars smart enough to react like human drivers. The German automaker is pushing to acquire start-ups, partner with

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Microsoft is being left behind

PayPal is the latest company to join a long list to ditch support for the “fringe” phone operating systems: Microsoft’s Windows Phone, BlackBerry and Amazon’s Fire OS. This decision comes on the heels of Microsoft’s announcement of getting rid of

Windows is crashing on mobile

Windows now has less than 1% of the worldwide smartphone market, according to new research, again calling into question whether the Microsoft platform can survive – and whether it matters if it doesn’t. According to new research

TalkCentral: Ep 146 – ‘Okay, Google’

In the latest episode of TalkCentral, your hosts Regardt van der Bergh and Duncan McLeod talk in-depth about Google’s developer conference in San Francisco, looking at Google Home, Allo, Android N and plenty more. Also this week, they look at the big changes

Hard times ahead for Apple

Apple’s share price, which peaked above US$132 a year ago, is now around $94. This is despite the news that Warren Buffett’s investment conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway had recently acquired more than 9,8m Apple shares. Since

Nokia’s back, baby!

Fans of the Nokia brand, rejoice! The once powerful cellphone maker is preparing a comeback – of sorts. The Finnish company, which sold its handset business to Microsoft – which in turn failed to make much

Nokia 230: the feature phone lives on

Feature phones dead? Microsoft is betting against it. The company has unveiled two new feature phones, the Nokia 230 and the Nokia 230 Dual Sim, which offer battery life of up to 27 days in standby mode. The two phones, which are expected to retail for

Samsung dominates SA smartphone market

Korean electronics giant Samsung is leaving its smartphone rivals in South Africa in its dust, according to market research. Samsung grew its local smartphone market share to 56,6%, well ahead of Vodacom’s smartphone brands at 7,6% and Huawei (6,9%), according to

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