TOBY SHAPSHAK: Eskom saps our energy and morale

And the selfish unions at SAA join the soul-destroying cocktail of corruption and decay that poisons any buds of optimism

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TOBY SHAPSHAK: Watchdog set to bite data duopoly

Calling it ‘a bias against the poor’, the Competition Commission demands that Vodacom and MTN’s data costs be halved

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TOBY SHAPSHAK: Don’t take this bakkie to a riot

True to his Pretoria roots, Elon Musk has built a bakkie. But the windows are less resistant to missiles than he thought

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TOBY SHAPSHAK: How to run an airline: lessons from SA’s newest carrier

Upstart airline FlySafair is punctual with user-friendly sites, while the national carrier’s website and app are from the dark ages

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TOBY SHAPSHAK: Facebook still lets politicians lie

Political ads make up just 0.5% of Facebook’s $66bn revenue but it still allows them, even if they contain falsehoods

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TOBY SHAPSHAK: Spectrum licensing is good news

Triumph of common sense: Icasa announces plans to sell much-needed frequencies for faster internet access

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TOBY SHAPSHAK: Zuckerberg finally loses face

CEO can’t say when he learnt about Cambridge Analytica nor why Facebook allows false news in political ads

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TOBY SHAPSHAK: Actually, WeWork doesn’t work so well at all

The WeWork unicorn went from a $47bn valuation to near bankruptcy in six weeks as its IPO prospectus was analysed

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TOBY SHAPSHAK: Facebook picks the wrong battle

Unguarded comments by Mark Zuckerberg reveal he’s ready to “fight” US government attempts to break up Facebook

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TOBY SHAPSHAK: Trying to hobble the ‘like’ monster

The ‘like’ button worked well for Facebook — too well. Now it is looking for ways to defuse the function’s unhealthy power

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TOBY SHAPSHAK: Let it rain 5G, or miss out

Upstart data-only operator rain has launched Africa’s first 5G network, and there’s reason for South Africans to be excited

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TOBY SHAPSHAK: Big Tech in the dock

Amazon, Apple, Google and Facebook are being investigated for monopolistic and anticompetitive behaviour

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TOBY SHAPSHAK: No privacy from smart speakers

Voice assistants record everything said by their owners, some of which is heard by humans for quality control

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TOBY SHAPSHAK: Tito to the rescue — kind of

The reaction to Mboweni’s growth plan shows that territorial infighting is still dominating government while the economy burns

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TOBY SHAPSHAK: Forget cars — just scoot along now

This new category of on-demand transport is useful and fun, but only in the right cities

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TOBY SHAPSHAK: Uber-bad news from Uber

Despite some positive signs, the ride-sharing firm sustained a $5.2bn loss in its first quarter as a listed company

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