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China suspends Ant Group listing

Ant Group’s planned $37 billion initial public offering in China and Hong Kong was suspended with just days to go.

Nov 2, 2020

IBM to split itself in two

The company will list its IT infrastructure services unit as a separate company with a new name, by the end of 2021.

Oct 5, 2020

Oracle set to bust a move

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

Sep 1, 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.

Aug 3, 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.

Jun 29, 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 17, 2020

Zoom or bust?

The popular video platform has erupted onto the scene as a standout during the Covid-19 lockdown, but mirroring its meteoric rise could be an equally dramatic decline, even if remote working becomes more widely adopted post-pandemic.

Jun 1, 2020

Liberty Global, Telefonica SA create mega-firm

The companies agreed to merge their British businesses in a $38 billion deal.

May 5, 2020

Acquisitions and mergers continue amid COVID-19

Accenture, Apple, NetApp and Cisco Systems are among the companies continuing on their acquisition paths.

Mar 30, 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 23, 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 16, 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.

Paul Booth

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