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Twitter directors launch new online sharing sites

Ev Williams and Biz Stone have launched two new websites in what they hope will prompt an "evolutionary leap" in online sharing.

Google faces new Street View data controversy

Google faces a fresh privacy blunder after it admitted it had not deleted all the private data, including emails and passwords, it secretly collected.

Apple unleashes Mountain Lion

Apple has released the latest version of its Mac operating system, dubbed OS X Mountain Lion.

Microsoft buys Yammer for $1.2-billion

Microsoft's acquisition of Yammer has stepped up the software giant's battle with Google for the future of technology in the workplace.

Old fox no longer ‘fit to rule’

The head of a global media empire Rupert Murdoch has been singled out for fierce criticism by parliamentarians in Britain.

From Fukushima to Charlie Sheen — the Twitter hashtags that dominated 2011

Twitter has revealed its top hashtags of 2011, showing what the world's tweeters had on their mind.

#Egypt leads Twitter’s top hashtags of 2011

From Charlie Sheen to the Arab Spring, Twitter has revealed the most talked about #hashtag topics for 2011, with events in Egypt leading the pack.

Facebook takes on location-sharing market with Gowalla

Facebook has confirmed it is stepping up its assault on the potentially lucrative location-sharing market with the acquisition of Gowalla.

Facebook games firm Zynga to raise $1bn from IPO

Producer of <i>Farmville</i> and <i>Mafia Wars</i> will become third-largest US gaming firm at $7-billion market cap if it succeeds.

Groupon in fake watch scandal

Groupon has admitted it inadvertently sold fake Tissot watches through its Chinese joint venture.

China hits back over US claims of satellite hacking

An American security commission has been accused of ulterior motives in claiming that US satellites were targeted by Chinese hackers.

Damage control: Mea culpa, says glum BlackBerry maker

Research In Motion's UK boss has admitted the company was too slow to update customers during the massive disruption to its network last week.


Court date finally set for death in detention Haffejee inquest

Another apartheid era death will be investigated after NPA pressured to finally act

State capture commission granted a 13-month extension

Judge Wendy Hughes says this is the final extension because finality is "owed to the nation"

eThekwini commuters pay for council’s contracts

Perhaps a commission of inquiry can shine the spotlight on public transport in Durban, where bus and taxi passengers have to contend with fare increases and disrupted services

Press Releases

Achieving the litmus test of social relevance

The HSS Awards honours scholarly works based on their social relevance and contribution to the humanities and social sciences

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs