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Netflix success depends on blocking proxies: analyst

US video streaming service Netflix has to move to block subscribers from using proxy technologies to access its service if it wants its global launch to be a success. This is the view of Steven Ambrose, CEO of local technology research firm Strategy Worx

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More heads to roll at MTN: analysts

Analysts say more senior executives at mobile network MTN may have to face the music after the resignation of group CEO Sifiso Dabengwa. Dabengwa is the first executive casualty at MTN after the

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Telkom should fear Vodacom: analyst

Regulators’ approval of Vodacom’s R7bn bid to buy fixed-line business Neotel should worry Telkom, said an analyst. On Tuesday, the Competition Commission gave Vodacom the green light to buy Neotel for

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LG takes fight to Samsung with new G3

Has LG Electronics just out-Samsunged Samsung? On Tuesday, the smaller of the two fierce rivals of Korean consumer electronics took the wraps off the G3, the successor to its highly regarded G2, which it released in 2013. In at least one respect, LG has leapt ahead of its bigger rival: the G3’s 5,5-inch display is 2K

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MTN seeks to claw back users

MTN South Africa, which has lost market share in prepaid telecommunications to rivals in the past year, is attempting to claw back those losses. It is offering prepaid users with dormant Sims with airtime to induce them to use the network again. Chief marketing

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Wide fallout expected in rates battle

MTN contesting communications regulator Icasa’s new reduced interconnect call rates is a high-stakes game that is going to leave no one in the cellphone sector untouched, experts have warned. “This is the first time that MTN and Vodacom have been staring down the barrel of a gun,” said analyst

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SA political parties flunk online

If the 2014 general elections were decided based on the effectiveness of South African political parties’ online presence, the Democratic Alliance would win, although it would only score a D+. This is the conclusion of a study conducting by Strategy Worx, which has launched an online audit

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The curious case of the Lumia 525

The Lumia 520, which retails for less than R2 000, has proved to be Nokia’s fastest-selling Windows Phone-based device in markets around the world, including South Africa. Yet the company has decided against introducing its successor, the Lumia 525, in South Africa, raising questions as

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