Alistair is the Mail & Guardian's Chief Technology Officer. He's been working in digital publishing for over a decade. Some days he wonders exactly where that decade went.
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.
OpenSSL's security loophole, dubbed Heartbleed, has revealed a fundamental truth about the internet: we should not take goodwill for granted.
Gamers across the world have been angered by Facebook's purchasing of Oculus VR but according Alistair Fairweather, things could've been a lot worse.
Musician Neil Young is on a serious mission to restore quality to digital music and bring back its "soul", writes Alistair Fairweather.