TOBY SHAPSHAK: Facebook’s libra – an attempt to capture financial services

US lawmakers find Facebook’s attempts to capture financial services through a cryptocurrency a step too far

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TOBY SHAPSHAK: A giant leap that’s still in midair

The scientific advances of the lunar landing project are still driving human progress

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TOBY SHAPSHAK: Ramaphosa is a dreamer, and that’s okay

Ramaphosa’s big-picture dream is precisely what SA needs for it to become a player in the new tech ecosystems

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TOBY SHAPSHAK: Trump sees the light on Huawei

Blustering threats against Chinese giant have shaken up the global supply chain and given multiple companies the shivers

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TOBY SHAPSHAK: Digital art another drawcard at National Arts Festival

Again this year, ever-evolving digital art will be a drawcard at the National Arts Festival

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TOBY SHAPSHAK: Uber doesn’t make money: are its futuristic plans pie in the sky?

Acceptance of Uber’s vision is tempered by lack of profitability and a poor relationship with its drivers

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TOBY SHAPSHAK: YouTube has become a platform for hate

YouTube has become the cesspool of the internet, despite its pious declarations about upholding ‘community standards’

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TOBY SHAPSHAK: Unbreaking the internet

US antitrust officials have woken up to the monopolies that Facebook, Google, Apple, Amazon and the like are enjoying

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TOBY SHAPSHAK: The unintended consequences of Huawei ban

A mobile OS is crucial to the smartphone ecosystem, so if Huawei makes its own, the knock-on effects could be drastic

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TOBY SHAPSHAK: How WhatsApp spied on you

Two months after Zuckerberg shifted focus to privacy, a WhatsApp spyware scare shows up the company

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TOBY SHAPSHAK: Will breaking up Facebook fix it?

A co-founder calls Zuckerberg's influence 'staggering' and says his power is unprecedented and 'un-American'

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TOBY SHAPSHAK: Future is private, says Zuckerberg

Facebook used its F8 developer conference to announce new product changes and a shift towards private messaging

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TOBY SHAPSHAK: Data prices are ‘anti-poor’

Findings that SA prices are high and lack transparency are the latest salvo in the war on costly data

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TOBY SHAPSHAK: Lessons from the Nordic countries

If SA could switch from crisis response to future challenges, we could truly embrace the fourth industrial revolution

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TOBY SHAPSHAK: Uber heads for mega listing

It will be the biggest IPO this year, but questions remain around profitability and the way the company treats its drivers

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TOBY SHAPSHAK: Know your roaming data costs

The new eSIM card is a boon to consumers – especially travellers – and a possible threat to mobile networks

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