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Mixed reaction to Zuma’s Padayachie move

President Jacob Zuma’s decision to redeploy communications minister Roy Padayachie and his deputy, Obed Bapela, has drawn mixed reaction from the information and communications technology industry, with one analyst saying he was “stunned” by the move

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Will DStv kill the video shop star?

On Thursday, MultiChoice will launch BoxOffice, a movie rental service on its DStv pay-TV platform. The service takes aim at traditional video stores. It’s the country’s first transactional video-on-demand service — a rival service called VOD:TV

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Death of SMS greatly exaggerated

In the early days of mobile technology, the short message service, better known as SMS, became a global phenomenon as consumers, against all predictions, took up the service with vigour. The first SMS

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Mobile Internet takes off in SA

The cellphone habits of South Africans have changed dramatically in the past year on the back of smartphones and mobile Internet’s entry to the mainstream market, World Wide Worx said on Wednesday

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Tempered Christmas cheer for e-retailers

SA’s top online stores have all enjoyed marked growth over the same period last year, with some reporting up to 40% year-on-year sales increases. However, an analyst says the performance could

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Trouble at Neotel as retrenchments loom

There’s no cheer this Christmas for Neotel employees. The operator has notified staff that retrenchments are looming, blaming the weak global economy for the move. But company insiders say Neotel, which has more

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2010: the year bandwidth prices nosedived

It has been a year of falling bandwidth prices in SA. Though it took a little time before it happened, the arrival of the Seacom undersea cable jumpstarted a downward spiral in broadband prices. With access to lower international bandwidth

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SA’s Motribe makes global play

Nic Haralambous and Vincent Maher plan to take on the global market with Motribe, an ambitious social networking offering for the mobile Web.The product, which will go live on Tuesday, is a platform that enables “users, brands and agencies to build and manage their own social networks on their mobile phones”.

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