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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.

31 May

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

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