It’s an African reunion this week as htxt.africa’s Brett Haggard is joined by Google’s Michelle Atagana, Larry Madowo from NTVin Kenya and from Techcabal. Over a (sometimes shaky) Skype connection (apologies) they talk about:

  • WhatsApp calling set to dominate;
  • Our feelings the Xbox One;
  • A brief recap of the South African (and select African) news;
  • The state of Women in Tech;
  • The She Leads Africa 2015 competition;
  • The SKA HQ announced as the UK; and
  • The Cheetah Foundation and M-PESA.
Our technology picks of the week are:
  • Banks picks M-PESA;
  • Larry picks-on Microsoft’s How old are you?
  • Michelle picks Dualingo; and
  • Brett picks the new version of Android and ‘tap and transfer’.
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.