Facebook stock hits all-time highs

2014-07-24 21:00

Facebook stock have jumped to record highs as strong earnings from the leading social network sparked fresh buying.

BlackBerry stock falls after Apple-IBM deal

2014-07-16 18:12

Blackberry stocks have fallen sharply a day after the announcement of a landmark deal between rivals Apple and IBM to offer custom-tailored apps for businesses.

Lack of scales makes Telkom CEO nervous

2014-07-06 11:24

Telkom boss Sipho Maseko says the parastatal will need to work on resolving its scale issue, adding that it needs to win over the South African market.

Powerful body mulls future of the internet

2014-06-27 11:40

Some came in suits, some came in stilettos, and some came in sci-fi t-shirts, but together they could shape the future of the internet.

Tale of two connections

2014-06-25 07:38

The connectivity growth shown by a survey is not the full story, says Arthur Goldstuck.

Naspers has $1.6bn to partially spend on M&A

2014-06-23 13:21

Naspers has $1.6bn in cash offshore that it can spend partially on acquisitions and for development of existing businesses, says CEO Bob van Dijk.

Media24 profit down, turnover up 5%

2014-06-23 10:01

The profit of Media24 has decreased by 5% during the financial year up to the end of March.

Taiwan's Quanta to produce Apple's smartwatch

2014-06-20 11:00

Taiwan's Quanta Computer Inc will start mass production of Apple's first smartwatch in July, says a source familiar with the matter.

BlackBerry unveils Amazon Appstore deal

2014-06-18 20:25

Blackberry has announced that it is partnering with the Amazon Appstore for the launch of Blackberry 10.3 operating system.

MTN scoops green accolade

2014-06-17 19:03

MTN has earned a spot among the top 500 global companies in the 2014 Newsweek Green Rankings.

BlackBerry's new messaging security

2014-06-17 13:22

BlackBerry has announced the release of new "enhanced security" for its popular BBM messaging, aiming to win back corporate users with high security needs.

Wi-Fi payphones?

2014-06-17 13:17

Telkom’s public payphones could create Africa’s biggest Wi-Fi network, says Gugu Lourie.

African tech start-ups dream of Silicon Savannah

2014-06-17 09:14

Young techies hunched over laptops in small offices across Africa want to create their own versions of California's Silicon Valley.

In China, LinkedIn must beat local rivals

2014-06-16 13:30

After taking a social media drubbing in the West for accepting self-censorship in China, LinkedIn faces obstacles to growth in a market it is counting on.

Vodafone to buy Italy's Cobra Automotive

2014-06-16 12:30

British mobile phone giant Vodafone plans to buy Italian firm Cobra Automotive Technologies for €145m.

Mitsubishi eyes minority stake in Alstom

2014-06-13 11:01

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries is eyeing a minority stake in France's Alstom, after reports that it would team up with German giant Siemens.

Tribute to BCX boss

2014-06-12 16:40

BCX CEO Benjamin Mophatlane had business smarts and a great heart, says Gugu Lourie.

Intel loses court challenge about EU fine

2014-06-12 10:38

US chipmaker Intel has lost its challenge against a fine handed down by European Union antitrust regulators five years ago.

EU probes Apple, Starbucks over tax rulings

2014-06-11 14:00

The European Commission has opened three in-depth investigations into tax decisions affecting Apple, Starbucks and Fiat Finance and Trade.

Why kids do tech better

2014-06-11 07:18

Our children are natural actors in a digital world, says Arthur Goldstuck.

Apple gains in trading after stock split

2014-06-10 10:34

Apple shares have swung higher as investors remain upbeat on the US tech giant in the first day of trading after a 7-for-1 stock split.

No to MTN, Afrihost deal

2014-06-10 07:21

MTN gobbled up Afrihost. So do we say goodbye to innovation, asks Gugu Lourie.

Samsung heirs face inheritance tax bill

2014-06-06 08:58

The heirs of ailing Samsung Group patriarch Lee Kun-hee face one of the biggest inheritance tax bills ever and appear to have little option but to pay up.

As IPO nears, Alibaba preps employees

2014-06-05 09:15

As Alibaba prepares for what could be the biggest tech company IPO to date, the Chinese e-commerce giant has been counselling employees.


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Nokia X phones die from identity lack

2014-07-18 17:11

The Nokia X phones, which have been discontinued by Microsoft, blend two rival operating systems, but leave out the best of each.

Bob van Dijk aims for Naspers mobile revolution

2014-07-10 07:57

Naspers has always stayed ahead of what clients want rather than be surprised by it, says new CEO Bob van Dijk, who wants to reinvent the media giant yet again.

Google Street View privacy case to continue

2014-06-30 19:01

The US Supreme Court has rejected Google's bid to dismiss a lawsuit accusing it of violating federal wiretap law.

Number porting not good business for telcos

2014-06-26 11:31

SA telco customers are serviced by a compromised porting company and in no position to negotiate better deals with their service providers.

SABC to get new boss soon, says Muthambi

2014-06-24 14:18

The SA Broadcasting Corporation must appoint a new chief executive officer within the next three months, says Communications Minister Faith Muthambi.

Apple, Google to bring apps to diabetics

2014-06-23 12:02

The world's largest mobile technology firms have set their sights on monitoring blood sugar levels by means of wearable technology like bracelets.

Power of Microsoft's Bing an open question

2014-06-20 14:31

Micrsoft's Bing a worthy competitor to Google, as it powers 30% of the internet search market, according to new chief executive Satya Nadella.

BlackBerry reverses plunge

2014-06-19 16:56

Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry, under new leadership announced a small profit in a surprising turnaround, despite a huge drop in revenues.


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Stylr app is Walmart tech lab's latest buy

2014-06-17 14:45

Walmart's tech lab has purchased shopping app Stylr as it pushes innovation in mobile apps.

Wi-Fi payphones?

2014-06-17 13:20

Telkom’s public payphones could create Africa’s biggest Wi-Fi network, says Gugu Lourie.

Amazon could shake up sector with smartphone

2014-06-17 10:19

Amazon's mystery unveiling is expected to be a smartphone, which if managed well could shake up the market and boost the US online giant as a device maker.

Mitsubishi steps up after Siemens offer

2014-06-16 17:00

German industrial group Siemens has come back with a weakened offer for part of the power-generation business of France's Alstom.

Digital tech can give London a $20bn boost

2014-06-16 13:00

London's digital technology sector could create an additional £12bn of economic activity and 46 000 new jobs by 2024, according to a forecast.

Samsung launches tablets in iPad challenge

2014-06-13 16:11

Samsung has begun selling a new line of high-end tablet computers that aim directly at the market-leading Apple iPad.

Telkom posts rise in full-year earnings

2014-06-13 10:26

Telkom SA has reported an expected 35% jump in full-year headline earnings, but warned revenues from its landline business would be under pressure.

SA loses ICT giant

2014-06-12 16:38

BCX CEO Benjamin Mophatlane had business smarts and a great heart, says Gugu Lourie.

Sony grabs for home entertainment crown

2014-06-12 09:21

Sony's new-generation PlayStation 4 console has ramped up its winning momentum at the international E3 video game show.

Alibaba closes mega China merger deal

2014-06-11 09:12

Tencent rival Alibaba Group Holding will buy all the remaining shares of mobile browser firm UCWeb, in the biggest merger in Chinese internet history.

From surfer to socio-economic expert

2014-06-10 16:01

James Burton of Hero tells of his journey from surfer to full time employee and eventually a specialist in understanding both business and people.

Time debuts on New York bourse

2014-06-10 08:53

Time magazine, home to People, Sports Illustrated and Time, has begun trading on the New York Stock Exchange as print-based companies face serious hurdles.

What to know about Apple's stock split

2014-06-09 09:45

Stock split may clear way for Apple to join Dow Jones, plus 4 other things to know about move

Successfully combining science and art

2014-06-05 15:19

Will Green, CEO of Apurimac Media had the seed of entrepreneurship planted in him from an early age.

Amazon stirs smartphone launch talk

2014-06-05 09:03 has revived speculation about its next major product, using a mysterious YouTube video and website post to tease about a "launch event".


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