Booth's Bites

Mike Lynch faces criminal charges

The US Justice Department has filed charges accusing Lynch, who founded Autonomy, of financial fraud.


US govt shuns Huawei Technologies

The US tries to persuade wireless and Internet providers to avoid telecoms equipment from the Chinese firm.


Big week for MTN

The operator announced its Simfy acquisition and its intention to re-launch Mobile Money in SA and apply for a licence for the service in Nigeria.


CommScope spends $7.4bn

The company acquired Arris International, a telecoms equipment maker, for $7.4 billion.

Nov 5, 2018

IBM splashes out on Red Hat

The company acquired Red Hat, an open source software and services company, for $34 billion.

Oct 29, 2018

Microsoft regains its spot

Microsoft overtakes Amazon as the second most valuable company in the US, after Apple.

Oct 22, 2018

Harris, L3 Technologies join forces

The companies agree to an all-stock merger of equals, creating the US's sixth largest defence contractor.

Oct 15, 2018

Alphabet's Google gets schooled

Google revealed private profile data of at least 500 000 users may have been exposed to hundreds of external developers.

Oct 8, 2018

Tencent Holdings goes under the knife

In its first restructuring in six years, the company will consolidate three content business units and create a new group for cloud and smart industries.

Oct 1, 2018

Facebook hit again

About 50 million Facebook accounts may have been affected by a new security breach.

Sep 25, 2018

Sky's the limit for Comcast

Comcast topped 21st Century Fox in a weekend auction for Sky, winning the British broadcaster with a $38.8 billion bid.

Sep 17, 2018

Renesas buys Integrated Device Tech for $6.7bn

This is the company's second major acquisition as it deepens its push into semiconductors for self-driving cars.

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