Pandemics and wars: There’s an app for that

The latest threats to humankind inspired people with innovative thinking and resilient mindsets to come up with clever technology fixes.

Tech industry aflutter as Elon Musk bags Twitter

The SA-born Elon Musk, who is the richest man in the world and CEO of Tesla, struck a deal to buy Twitter for $44 billion.

Paul Booth Apr 4, 2022

Proposed EU Digital Markets Act finalised

EU lawmakers finalise the structure of the Digital Markets Act, which threatens the power of the big tech firms.

Paul Booth Feb 28, 2022

Nvidia abandons Arm acquisition

The company’s plan to acquire British chip designer Arm for $40 billion has been abandoned due to difficulty in getting regulatory approval.

Paul Booth Jan 31, 2022

Snow forecast for Microsoft

The company is set to buy Call of Duty video game maker Activision Blizzard for $68 billion.

Peter Alkema Jan 27, 2022

Renewed ambition for Google in enterprise cloud market

Based on its partner network investment, skills demand, new strategy and growing overall market, Google Cloud is still a viable competitor in the enterprise cloud market.

Paul Booth Jan 10, 2022

Oracle to buy Cerner for $28.3bn

Cerner is a provider of digital information systems used within hospitals and health systems.

Could you fall in love with an AI?

What kind of world are we creating where an AI learns to fit our companionship requirements?

Paul Booth Dec 13, 2021

Review of 2021: The ICT industry continues to surprise

The international market was dominated by the increasing involvement of the investment community in the ICT sector, with a feverish merger/acquisition scene.

Paul Booth Oct 4, 2021

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.

Paul Booth Aug 30, 2021

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.

Paul Booth Aug 2, 2021

Salesforce takes up the Slack

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

Paul Booth Jun 28, 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.