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TWR Podcast: Phones to avoid this Christmas, SA startup taking on Uber & local Black Friday stats

Welcome to The Weekly Roundup, where we talk the latest in tech and startup news.

This week, Hadlee Simons hosts Stephen Timm and Julia Breakey.

First on the agenda is Hadlee’s list of the 2017 smartphones to avoid this festive season. He talks devices like the BlackBerry KeyOne, which offers niche features for a steep price, and the LG Q6 with its high screen-to-body ratio and… not much else.

This week’s podcast covers smartphones, GoMetro, and Black Friday stats

Stephen then talks GoMetro, the South African startup looking to take on Uber and Taxify, as well as fight congestion. In an exclusive interview, Ventureburn learned that the company plans to begin trialling a door-to-door ride-sharing service in the Cape Town in February.

Finally, the team discusses Takealot and Superbalist’s Black Friday stats — and wonders if the numbers aren’t as glossy as they first appear.

Listen to the full podcast here:

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Author | Julia Breakey

Julia Breakey
Julia is a UCT film graduate with a passion for dogs, media, and dog-centric media. If she's not gushing about the new television show that you need to watch, she's rewatching The Good Place (which you need to watch). More

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