Brett Haggard and Andy Hadfield get together (jus the two of them) for ZA Tech Show to talk about some big e-commerce deals, some startup investment, some new gadgets and some leaky cloud services. Topics under discussion (more specifically) comprise:

  • The Kalahari Takealot merger;
  • The Silicon Cape R3m funding from FNB;
  • Vodacom’s Smart Tab 3G;
  • iPhone 6/6 Plus coming on the 24th October;
  • The Plex app for Xbox One; and
  • Leaked Dropbox Passwords and Snowden’s take on not using the service.

Our technology picks of week are:

  • Andy picks Dan Brown’s Inferno; Momentum for Chrome; and
  • Brett picks knowroaming.com
Brett is the big cheese at Hypertext Media. He's been covering the technology industry for so long, he's seen old technology be 'respun' as the next big thing one too many times. He started Hypertext in 2002 and quite frankly hasn't looked back (although he often longs for the days when a steady salary, sick days and leave were a given). Publications in his stable include htxt.africa; DailyFive (http://www.dailyfive.tv); Connect; Tarsus Channel and GirlGuides (http://www.girlguides.co.za). He also hosts the ZA Tech Show (http://www.zatech.co.za), does a monthly tech column for Sawubona and writes the odd gadget piece for a magazine here and there. Currently uses: 11-inch Macbook Air, iPhone 5, Blackberry Z10, iPad Mini, Nexus 7, Kindle Paperwhite, Marley TTR Headphones, Xbox360, PS3, Nintendo 3DS.