Following repeated criticism for its handling of hate speech and misinformation (which resulted in an advertising boycott earlier this year), Facebook has introduced some…
Welcome to The Weekly Round Up, our podcast discussing the latest tech trends, innovation and news from the last few days.
This week, holidaying Hadlee Simons is back to host Andy Walker and Daniel Mpala in studio.
The first topic on the table is Twitter’s controversial move to 280-character tweets. Andy questions whether it’s a bid to keep users interested in the platform, while Hadlee predicts that the move will bring in even less engagement than before.
Up next is Uber’s fourth anniversary on the continent, which brought with it the interesting story of a 3000km+ Uber road trip and one man’s quest to spend the most unnecessary amount of money for a trip to Durban.
Twitter’s doubling the length of its tweets, and we can’t quite agree on why
Over on Ventureburn, Daniel talks Cargonaught, a Cape Town-based airship startup that won the Airbus BizLab AEROmobility pitching competition. Cargonaught — founded by a Capetonian Harvard grad — aims to merge drone and airship technology to develop autonomous airships capable of handling heavy payloads.
Finally, ending off with Gearburn, Hadlee tells us about FNB’s latest ConeXis X2 and A2 smartphones — the latter of which seems as overpriced as its previous iteration.
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