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Break the hold of digital colonialism
Break the hold of digital colonialism
In July 2017, Lindelani Mashua was sitting quietly in his car. A handful of people approached, doused it with petrol and set it alight. Mashua, an...
Spanner in the rubber tree works
Spanner in the rubber tree works
This is a true story. It’s about how Henry Ford, the pioneering industrialist, was defeated in one of his grand schemes — by a caterpillar....
Australia blocked from global Amazon sites over tax
Australia blocked from global Amazon sites over tax
US internet giant Amazon will block Australian shoppers from its international websites to counter new tax laws on online purchases, it announced...
PIC will not invest in Sagarmatha
PIC will not invest in Sagarmatha
The Public Investment Corporation (PIC) has confirmed it will not be investing in Iqbal Survé’s embattled tech start-up, Sagarmatha Technologies....
Sagarmatha, Survé’s perilous peak
Sagarmatha, Survé’s perilous peak
Sagarmatha is the Nepalese name for the highest peak in the world, Everest, and means goddess of the sky. In South Africa the name hopes to refer...
TV deals burn Premier League
TV deals burn Premier League
The Premier League could be due for a pay cut after eye-watering back-to-back domestic TV deals but the boom times are far from over for English...
Hundreds of cities bid to become home to second Amazon HQ
Hundreds of cities bid to become home to second Amazon HQ
Amazon said this week it had received 238 pitches from places across North America vying to be home to its second headquarters.
Alexa Mdluli, the bot in the Conspiracy Dot
Alexa Mdluli, the bot in the Conspiracy Dot
THE FIFTH COLUMNPink News reports a snafu with Amazon’s “virtual assistant” (that’s “bot” to you), Alexa, over the holiday...
Alphabet joins drone tests as US considers rules for commercial unmanned aircrafts
Alphabet joins drone tests as US considers rules for commercial unmanned aircrafts
Google parent Alphabet is joining tests for drone deliveries, United States officials announced this week, as the White House unveiled accelerated...
Publishing giant tests its muscle with almighty Amazon
Publishing giant tests its muscle with almighty Amazon
The world’s biggest publisher, Penguin Random House, could block sales of its books on Amazon if it fails to resolve a contract dispute with the...
Writers can give hope to a society living in fear
Writers can give hope to a society living in fear
The celebrated novelist Ursula le Guin has chosen to share her award for distinguished contribution to American letters with her fellow science...
Amazon Fire phone: The crash and burn
Amazon Fire phone: The crash and burn
The smartphone industry may produce gleaming marvels of modern technology, but it is also ruled by the law of the jungle. Amazon has learned this...

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