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TalkCentral: Ep 132 – ‘Show me’

In the latest episode of South Africa’s best technology podcast, your hosts Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg chat about Telkom’s new and aggressively priced 1Mbit/s wholesale ADSL service. Also this week, they discuss Alan Knott-Craig’s new venture, HeroTel, and

Xiaomi to make Africa debut

Fast-growing Chinese handset maker Xiaomi is coming to Africa. The company, which is now one of the largest smartphone makers worldwide, has appointed Mobile in Africa to represent it 50 African countries. Mobile in Africa is headed by RJ van Spaandonk

Apple grabs smartphone crown from Samsung

Samsung lost the number one spot in the global smartphone market in the fourth quarter of 2014, displaced at the top of the pile by Apple, according to new data from Gartner. It’s the first time Samsung has dropped out of the top spot in smartphone sales volumes

Duncan McLeod
Power shifts as Apple sparkles, Samsung falls

What a difference a year makes. In late 2013, Korea’s Samsung was still riding high on the success of its Galaxy S4 and Note 3 smartphones, while some analysts were questioning whether rival Apple had simply stopped innovating after the

Duncan McLeod
Chinese smarts put squeeze on Samsung

Samsung warned this week that its earnings in its most recent financial quarter were likely to have tumbled by as much as 26,5% – the third straight quarter of decline – in part because of a glut of unsold smartphones and growing competition from Chinese manufacturers. These must be troubling times for the