Facebook, Google, Twitter will send lawyers to face congress

2017-10-20 15:34

Tech giants will all send their top lawyers to testify in front of congressional committees investigating how Russia used social networks to interfere in the 2016 US elections.

Hedge fund sues Barclays for $850m in metal market abuse case

2017-10-20 14:30

Red Kite Management is suing Barclays for alleged market abuse in the copper market that it claims cost the firm at least $850m between 2010 and 2013.

BP chairperson to step down

2017-10-20 10:45

BP says that chairperson Carl-Henric Svanberg has decided to step down after a spell of almost eight years which included the devastating Gulf of Mexico oil spill disaster.

Bidding with Bitcoin, a world first at Italian auction

2017-10-19 10:26

Italian auction house Sant'Agostino says bidders at its next sale will be able to settle up in bitcoin, a world first according to the auctioneers.

Twitter steps up fight against sexual harassment

2017-10-18 14:40

Twitter has announced tough new rules on tweets containing 'non-consensual nudity' and sexual harassment, which could be seen as fallout from the Harvey Weinstein abuse scandal.

Facebook said to seek staff with national security clearance

2017-10-16 11:39

Facebook is looking to hire people who have national security clearances, a move the company thinks is necessary to prevent foreign powers from manipulating elections.

Richard Branson joins Hyperloop board as it guns for $200m funding

2017-10-13 15:40

Billionaire Richard Branson has joined the board of Hyperloop One, as the futuristic mode of tube-based transportation embarks on a major fundraising round.

Uber files appeal against London ban

2017-10-13 12:58

US ride-sharing app Uber has filed its appeal against a decision by London authorities not to renew its licence.

Facebook touts $199 Oculus Go VR headset in mainstream push

2017-10-12 19:45

Facebook has unveiled a cheaper virtual-reality headset that works without being tethered to a computer, rounding out its plan for pushing the emerging technology to the masses.

Bitcoin hits another record high as it climbs above $5 000

2017-10-12 12:10

Bitcoin has surged to a fresh record as the enthusiasm for cryptocurrencies showed little signs of abating.


South32 said to study bid for $1.6bn Rio coal mines

2017-10-20 15:17

South32 is studying a potential bid for Rio Tinto’s $1.6bn coking coal portfolio, as it seeks to take advantage of surging prices for the steelmaking ingredient.

Samsung said to open giant London showroom to rival Apple

2017-10-20 13:59

Samsung has agreed a deal to open a new space in London’s King’s Cross district which will serve as a showcase for its products and technology.

AngloGold Ashanti sells some SA mines to cut losses

2017-10-19 12:17

AngloGold Ashanti has agreed to sell mines in South Africa to reduce exposure to high-cost assets and free up cash for more profitable international operations.

Google to offer stepped-up security for 'high risk' users

2017-10-18 15:20

Google says it would offer stronger online security for 'high risk' users who may be frequent targets of online attacks.

Microsoft email-access fight with US gets top court review

2017-10-17 10:07

The US Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether law enforcement officials conducting a criminal investigation can demand data held overseas by Microsoft.

SA needs to revamp its new public transport system

2017-10-14 11:00

Fewer people than forecast are using SA's new Bus Rapid Transit systems. One solution is to build more affordable housing along bus routes, argue two academics.

AB InBev to sell Zambia unit to Zim associate Delta

2017-10-13 14:58

Anheuser-Busch InBev’s Zimbabwe based associate Delta Corporations, says it is in the process of finalising a transaction to acquire a controlling stake in the National Breweries of Zambia.

Samsung CEO steps down amid 'unprecedented crisis'

2017-10-13 12:08

Samsung vice chairperson and CEO Kwon Oh-hyun is stepping down after more than three decades at the company, saying that he’s making way for new leadership.

City of Cape Town intends to take over Metrorail

2017-10-12 13:36

Mayoral Committee Member for Transportation and Urban Development Brett Herron has announced that the City intended to take over the management of Metrorail.

Now you can read in the bath as Amazon debuts waterproof Kindle

2017-10-11 16:07 has introduced a waterproof Kindle e-reader long-awaited by enthusiasts, meaning people can read in at the beach or in the bath tub.

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