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Bitcoin as money? How it will happen

When will cryptocurrencies live up to the second part of their name? Now that bitcoin is a mainstream asset, with futures contracts traded at the world’s largest exchange, becoming actual money should be the logical next step. But if

Cape Town’s in new funding round

Online audio services company has announced it has secured a new funding round. The Cape-Town based firm has raised an additional R4m from Clifftop Ventures, the venture investment arm of Clifftop Colony

Facebook introduces new facial recognition feature

Facebook is introducing new facial recognition features that will automatically notify users when their photo is posted on the social network, the company said in a blog post on Tuesday. The new features are being rolled out in the

In defence of the Woan, by Sipho Maseko

South Africa must unlock the economic promise that information and communications technology presents, while also keeping communication affordable. The wireless open-access network proposed in the recent draft Electronic

How Netflix streaming speeds in SA stack up

The average speed of streaming on Netflix in South Africa lags behind major developed markets, though the country is almost on par with India and Brazil. Statistics from the global video-on-demand provider show that

US blames North Korea for WannaCry attack

The US has blamed North Korea for the WannaCry ransomware attack that affected hundreds of thousands of computers globally this year. Homeland security adviser Tom Bossert attributed the May attack to the

The case for Universal Basic Internet

In 2015, Facebook launched its Free Basics app, offering a limited suite of Internet services for free in partnership with mobile network operators around the world. This provoked widespread debate on whether Free Basics violated

Current affairs
Ramaphosa’s plan to fix SA’s economy

After winning a bruising battle for control of South Africa’s ruling party, deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa now faces an even more daunting task: rebuilding an economy battered by years of misrule, corruption and the appointment

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