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How SA firms use social media

Although 95% of large SA companies have some sort of social media strategy aimed at consumers, only 51% consider their efforts on Facebook to be effective. The figure drops to just 33% for Twitter. These findings are contained in the latest SA Social Media Landscape study by World Wide Worx. The

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Why SA doesn’t want dual-Sim phones

While many emerging markets have seen sales of dual-Sim mobile phones flourishing, giving device manufacturers like China’s ZTE and Huawei the chance to gain a foothold with innovative new devices, the market for dual Sims in SA remains negligible

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S Africans love Nokia, BlackBerry

Although Nokia and BlackBerry are slipping in developed markets, both brands continue to be wildly successful in SA. This is according to a market research report released this week by World Wide Worx. The research shows Nokia remains the most popular cellphone brand among SA’s urban residents

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How S Africans use their cellphones

SA consumers are becoming more confident about transacting and banking using mobile devices. This applies both to users of high-end devices and entry- to mid-tier devices, new research from World Wide Worx shows. As anticipated, the Mobility report, released

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Dark days for BlackBerry as RIM implodes

These are dark days for BlackBerry and Research in Motion (RIM). Though the Canadian company’s smartphones continue to sell well in some emerging markets, including SA, consumers at the higher end — they are the more profitable segment for handset

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Web radio numbers in question

A David and Goliath-style statistics battle has broken out online, calling into question everything we thought we knew about streaming radio in SA. A technical specialist with a part-time blog has blown the lid off what appears to be the gross inflation of listenership

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New study: SA’s Internet economy 2% of GDP

SA’s Internet economy contributes 2% to SA’s gross domestic product and this figure is rising by about 0,1 percentage points each year, meaning it may reach 2,5% by 2016. The total value of SA’s Internet economy in 2011 was R59bn. This is according to a report titled “Internet Matters

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Mobile driving SA Internet growth

Smartphones and ordinary mobile phones have rapidly swelled the number of Internet users in SA in the past year. Consequently, Internet access is finally reaching the mass market in SA. This is the key finding of the Internet Access in SA 2012 study, conducted by World Wide Worx

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S Africans love to chirp on Twitter

South Africans are the most active tweeters on the African continent, producing twice as many tweets as Kenya, the next most active country. According to communications consultancy Portland Communications, more than 5m tweets were sent from SA in the last quarter of 2011. Nigeria, Egypt

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What RIM shake-up means for bruised BlackBerry

The resignations of Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis, co-CEOs of Research in Motion (RIM), are surely intended to restore faith in the BlackBerry brand and to appease shareholders angered by a 75% collapse in the company’s share price in the past year. But analysts doubt whether the resignations are more

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