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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.

1 Sep

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

MTN Uganda receives 10-year operating licence

MTN Uganda agrees to pay $100 million for the renewal of its operating licence that expired in October 2018.

Mar 23, 2020

Don’t panic: The upsides of COVID-19

In this perilous time, there are still positives, among them social media and digital connectivity helping control panic and misinformation, and a renewed awareness of the value of community.

Mar 20, 2020

IBM books Airbnb stay in court

IBM takes Airbnb to court, claiming the illegal use of patents, the latest in a string of suits against online companies involving historic and arguably broad innovations.

Mar 16, 2020

HP formally rejects Xerox's latest offer

Xerox takes its $35 billion bid for HP to the company’s shareholders, with a formal tender offer and a rebuttal to HP’s account of why they couldn’t negotiate a deal.

Mar 9, 2020

Intuit on the hunt for good karma

The company agrees to buy personal finance site Credit Karma in a deal valued at $7.1 billion.

Mar 2, 2020

Dell to sell RSA

The company will sell its cyber security unit for $2.08 billion to a consortium led by Symphony Technology Group, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board and AlpInvest Partners.

Feb 24, 2020

Xerox ups the ante

The company has raised its offer for HP to $35 billion.

Feb 17, 2020

Are we making technology too easy?

The Iowa Caucus app debacle reveals there is little real technology literacy, just technology functionality.

Feb 12, 2020