Alistair is Chief Technology Officer for Machine, an integrated advertising agency based in Cape Town. After more than a decade in digital publishing he is trying his hand at this Mad Men lark. Though with less smoking and more organic coffee.
Three recent robotic innovations have the potential to transform science fiction into science fact. Alistair Fairweather takes a look.
Products like M4JAM and Webfluential show the quality of tech innovation in SA and teach us to celebrate local pioneers, writes Alistair Fairweather.
The online retail giant’s battle with the publisher Hachette goes to the very heart of the massive changes that pummel the publishing industry.
To have a private company make decisions that affect the media via an opaque process is to invite a legal, ethical and practical disaster.
Despite the launch of its new smartphone, Amazon should not be compared to Apple or Samsung.
While security agencies focus their surveillance on criminals and the rich, why is Google working on making reading all intercepted emails impossible?
Dr Dre's Beats has caught Apple's eye for $3-billion and the rapper and high school drop-out is laughing all the way to the bank.
Some think the former 5FM DJ's switch from FM radio to online radio was a big mistake. But Alistair Fairweather begs to differ.
American corporations have dominated industries as internet access spread. But Alibaba has always done things in its own distinctly Chinese way.
Not many people have heard of Vic Gundotra. Yet millions of us have used one or more of the products he championed during his eight years at Google.