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Cape Town leads city domain registrations

Cape Town has taken an early lead among South Africa’s three new geographic top-level domains (gTLDs), with Durban trailing in third place behind Johannesburg. The not-for-profit ZA Central Registry (ZACR), which was established

World
Xiaomi goes old school to reclaim crown

Xiaomi pioneered an online flash-sales model that lifted it to dizzying heights and made it Asia’s most valuable start-up, but it’s since fallen on hard times. Now it’s counting on old-fashioned retail to make a comeback, and that’s proving

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Volvo to stop making fuel-only cars

Volvo is phasing out cars that rely on combustion engines, with every new model launched from 2019 to have an electric motor, as the shift away from the technology that’s dominated the auto industry for more than a century gathers pace. Promising the

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SA start-up Thinkst to widen cybersecurity net

ASouth African information security start-up, known for its slightly unconventional approach to network defence technology, is preparing to launch two new commercial products. Thinkst’s new Virtual Canary and Cloud Canary are currently in beta

Podcasts
Interview: BBM CEO Matthew Talbot

In this episode of the TechCentral podcast, Duncan McLeod chats to Matthew Talbot, global CEO of BBM (you may know it better as BlackBerry Messenger). The service is now owned by Indonesia’s Creative

In-depth
Blue Label Telecoms sets out its game plan

Blue Label Telecoms’ planned R1.9bn acquisition of handset distributor 3G Mobile – parent of The Equipment Company – forms part of a plan by the JSE-listed company to get customers that already buy its products, including

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Huawei to launch notebook PCs in SA

After announcing in May that it is getting into the notebook PC business, smartphone maker Huawei has announced it will two of the three new machines in South Africa in September. The Chinese company will introduce

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