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Markets battle amid coronavirus

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

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.

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.

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 2, 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.

Feb 24, 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 17, 2020

Xerox ups the ante

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

Feb 10, 2020

Mike Lynch loses his autonomy

The Autonomy founder, who is fighting US fraud charges, was arrested in London as authorities pushed forward with his extradition.

Feb 3, 2020

IBM names head honcho

Arvind Krishna takes over from Ginni Rometty as CEO of IBM. Rometty has retired, but will stay on as chairman of the company.

Jan 27, 2020

Admiring Apple

The company tops Fortune magazine’s 2020 Most Admired Companies list.

Jan 20, 2020

Alphabet joins trillionaire club

The company reaches the $1 trillion market valuation milestone, joining Amazon, Apple and Microsoft.

Jan 13, 2020

Companies shop up a storm during festive season

With a number of acquisitions, proposed acquisitions and mergers taking place, ’twas the season to fill your trolley.

Paul Booth

Paul Booth is an independent commentator who looks for significance in what ICT vendors haven't said.