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  • Weekly Round Up Podcast #86: Axl Rose, ZTE, naughty Reddit & Black Friday

    Welcome to Weekly Round Up, our podcast discussing the latest tech trends, innovation, and news from the last few days. This week, Hadlee Simons plays host to Andy Walker and Graham Van Der Made. In this edition of the Weekly Round Up, the team talks about Axl Rose's meme, that has left his lawyers a little unhappy with us. We also touch on some great ZTE and Huawei news for South Africa, straight out of AfricaCom. In more political news, we chat about Reddit CEO Steve Huffman's comment tampering. And to conclude the team talks Black Friday, the good and the...

  • Samsung grabs top spot in Chinese mobile race, beating out local players

    Those tireless number crunchers at Canalys have come out with a new report on the global smartphone market in August to September (Q3) this year. It shows that 100-million smartphones shipped in the Greater China region (China, Hong Kong and Taiwan) in that period, with that area recording the highest growth (up 64% year-on-year) anywhere in the world. Samsung grew its market share for the third quarter to 21%, shipping nearly 19-million smartphones. Lenovo was stagnant. Apple remains in fifth, growing its market share one percentage point from Q2. It’s worth noting caution on these figures, as it’s unusual to...

  • Tit for tat: China claims Cisco is aiding US spies

    Hey, remember when Chinese tech giants Huawei and ZTE were deemed security threats by the US? Well that tit has been met with tat as China accuses Cisco of helping out US spies. According to Engadget, state-backed media outlets, including China Economy & Informatization and People's Daily are saying that the US-based networking giant's presence in large portions of its networking infrastructure could open it up to espionage. The former even cites...

  • ZTE: Launching eight new phones at MWC, plots world domination

    ZTE wants to be a top three manufacturer by 2015 and it's launching eight new phones at MWC next week to kickstart its plan for world domination. The Chinese manufacturer is coming out guns blazing, announcing in a press release today that its new range of Android and Windows Phone devices will boast high-end features such as LTE and quad-core processors. The presser didn’t contain information about which phones will be introduced, but...

  • Cell C begins countrywide roll-out of ‘4G’ network

    The Cell C marketing roadshow has been touring South Africa with all the pomp and ceremony of a well-oiled touring rock band. The network, with a full complement of board members in tow, rolled into Cape Town to launch their latest offering for the peninsula, having completed the same exercise in Port Elizabeth, Bloemfontein and East London during September. The company has not managed to shake off the controversy surrounding whether or not this is actually a 4G network or not. Industry experts have acknowledged that it is probably the fastest network in South Africa to date,...