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Synnex, Tech Data complete $7.2bn merger

The combined entity, now called TD Synnex, becomes the industry’s largest IT distributor, reaching over 100 countries in the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific.

4 Oct

Optis Wireless Technology takes bite out of Apple

A US jury has awarded the company and several related firms $300 million in damages after a second patent trial against Apple.

Aug 30, 2021

Salesforce takes up the Slack

The company has closed its $27.7 billion acquisition of Slack.

Aug 2, 2021

International anti-trust watchdogs on guard

The big tech players are under scrutiny as separate investigations get under way by Britain’s competition watchdog, Germany's anti-trust watchdog and the European Union.

Jun 28, 2021

Amazon likes it shaken, not stirred

Amazon.com is buying MGM, the US movie studio home to the James Bond franchise, for $8.45 billion.

May 31, 2021

Accenture dominates in spending spree

The company acquired Cirrus, fable+, GRA and REPL Group, and has agreed to buy Cygni and Pollux.

Apr 6, 2021

2021 trends: Gearing up for acceleration and uncertainty

How to become resilient in the face of uncertainty is the golden thread that will define the months to come.

Jan 14, 2021

Oracle set to bust a move

The company is expected to agree to a deal for a stake in TikTok’s US operations.

Oct 5, 2020

SoftBank pumps billions into world’s major tech firms

Adobe, Alphabet, Amazon, Microsoft, Netflix, Nvidia, PayPal and Zoom are among the 25 companies into which SoftBank has invested a total of $3.9 billion.

Sep 1, 2020

EU clamps down on social media hate speech

Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and other social media will now be subject to EU rules on hate speech and harmful content under new European Commission guidelines.

Aug 3, 2020

Google faces proposed privacy class action lawsuit

Google is accused of illegally invading the privacy of millions of users by pervasively tracking their Internet use through browsers set in ‘private’ mode.

Jun 29, 2020

Markets battle amid coronavirus

The pandemic dominates the local and international ICT markets, and is likely to do so for the foreseeable future.

Mar 30, 2020

Perspectives on spectrum: From auctions to COVID-19

With more urgent, immediate pandemic priorities on the table, ICASA is yet to finalise its plans to auction spectrum and license the WOAN.

Mar 24, 2020