Ericsson posts strong quarterly profit

2014-04-23 17:49

Swedish telecom equipment maker Ericsson announced a sharp rise in its first quarter net profit despite falling sales.

Carrim: Costs of communicating have to drop

2014-04-23 15:41

The government remains fully supportive of Icasa's work, because the costs of communicating have to drop, says Communications Minister Yunus Carrim.

Sekunjalo helped by fishing and IT

2014-04-22 14:49

The fishing and IT subsidiaries, as well as the investments in Pioneer Foods and British Telecom have strengthened Sekunjalo's financial position.

Android gains, basic phones almost extinct

2014-04-20 15:48

The Google Android platform has grabbed the majority of mobile phones in the US market in early 2014, as consumers all but abandoned non-smartphone handsets.

Google's first-quarter profit rises 32%

2014-04-17 14:15

Google chief executive Larry Page says the group has completed another great quarter after reporting that first quarter profit rose 32% from a year ago to $3.45bn.

Satellites to help Africa's hunger for data

2014-04-17 12:50

Africa's demand for bandwidth is doubling every year, encouraging commercial satellite operators to launch more units into orbit.

IBM hammered on earnings slump

2014-04-17 10:51

IBM has reported a slump in first quarter earnings as the computer giant sees weaker hardware sales and focused more on services and the Internet "cloud".

Weibo sells fewer shares - report

2014-04-17 10:11

Sina Weibo has sold fewer shares than expected in its US initial public offering, which has been priced below expectations, according to a report.

Hi-tech group ASML slashes forecast

2014-04-16 13:59

Dutch computer chip maker ASML has slashed its forcecasts despite almost doubling profits in the first quarter.

Intel steadies as PC declines ease

2014-04-16 10:25

US computer chip giant Intel has reported a modest dip in earnings in the first quarter, amid a stabilisation of the key personal computer segment.

Google buys solar-powered drone maker

2014-04-15 13:00

Google has announced that it is acquiring Titan Aerospace, a maker of solar-powered drones that could be used to boost Internet access to remote areas.

Bitcoin promoter indicted for money laundering

2014-04-15 11:57

Prominent bitcoin entrepreneur Charlie Shrem has been indicted by a federal grand jury in New York.

China's tech potential

2014-04-15 07:47

Xi Jinping’s reforms could unlock huge opportunities for tech firms like Weibo.

Nashua Mobile to close shop

2014-04-14 13:26

Nashua Mobile has agreed to sell its MTN and Vodacom subscriber bases to the two mobile operators, says parent company Reunert.

Global tech sell-off knocks Euro shares

2014-04-11 16:26

European shares have dropped, leaving them set for their first weekly loss in a month, tracking steep falls in Asian and US stocks.

Microsoft, Apple diverge on patent buyer

2014-04-11 13:51

Patent buyer Intellectual Ventures has persuaded Microsoft and Sony to invest in its latest acquisition fund.

Vodafone wins control of India division

2014-04-11 12:14

Global mobile phone giant Vodafone has taken full control of its Indian subsidiary in deals worth £1.0bn.

One of iPhone founders leaving Apple

2014-04-10 11:08

One of the pioneers behind the iPhone, software engineer Greg Christie, is leaving Apple, says a spokesperson.

Investigate MultiChoice, SABC - Icasa

2014-04-09 15:51

Icasa wants the Competition Commission to probe an agreement between Multichoice and the SABC for possible breach of the Competition Act.

Tech giants rush into original TV

2014-04-09 09:49

The battle of the tech giants is now moving into television, following the success of Netflix and a fresh push by Amazon in online video.

China approves handset sale to Microsoft

2014-04-08 13:14

Finnish telecommunications group Nokia has cleared another hurdle in the sale of its handset business to US software giant Microsoft.

Internet companies' growth spooks Americans

2014-04-07 15:05

The personal data gathering abilities of Google, Facebook and other tech companies have sparked growing unease among Americans.

Twitter's Vine adds private messaging

2014-04-04 10:23

Twitter-owned Vine is adding an option for private messages sent using the service's looping short videos.

Call for cheaper data costs

2014-04-02 15:44

A probe should be launched into lowering the cost of data in the wake of cheaper call termination rates, says the Universal Services and Access Agency of SA.

Japan chipmaker soars on Apple talks report

2014-04-02 10:42

Shares in Japan's Renesas Electronics surged following a report it is in talks with Apple to sell the US giant its stake in a unit that designs microchips.


World Cup rush leaves gaps in Brazil cell network

2014-04-23 16:29

While Rio de Janeiro's legendary Maracanã stadium was in a frenzy, about 73 000 soccer fans could scarcely send a text message to celebrate.

Tech bubble talk

2014-04-23 14:29

After the tech euphoria of 2013, the fast-moving sector has hit a speed bump.

Sina Weibo shares jump 19% in US debut

2014-04-20 17:28

Sina Weibo, China's answer to Twitter, has debuted on the Nasdaq exchange with a 19.1% jump despite an IPO that went out undersubscribed.

Amazon hit by strikes in Germany

2014-04-17 14:18

Warehouse staff at US-based online retailer Amazon have resumed strikes in Germany in a year-old deadlock over pay.

Google takes hit on growth disappointment

2014-04-17 14:04

Google has lost some of its lustre as quarterly results failed to meet lofty Wall Street expectations, sending its shares down sharply.

SAP confirms 2014 forecasts

2014-04-17 11:40

German software giant SAP is sticking to its full-year forecasts for 2014 after profits rose slightly in the first quarter.

Alibaba steals Yahoo's thunder ahead of IPO

2014-04-17 10:18

If Yahoo appears back in favour, it can thank Alibaba, the Chinese web giant in which it holds a big stake and that is set for a public stock offering.

Fired Yahoo exec gets $58m severance package

2014-04-17 10:10

Yahoo's recently fired chief operating officer has left the company with a severance package of $58m, even though he lasted just 15 months on the job.

Bitcoin exchange files for liquidation

2014-04-16 11:14

Defunct bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox has given up plans to rebuild under bankruptcy protection and has asked a Tokyo court to allow it to be liquidated.

Alibaba to file $16bn IPO next week - sources

2014-04-16 09:03

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is expected to file for its US initial public offering next week, moving closer to the biggest-ever listing by a tech firm.

China's 'Twitter' set for Wall St debut

2014-04-15 12:08

China's version of Twitter, is set to go public in the United States after three weeks of sell-offs took their toll on technology stocks.

Google sets out email scanning practices

2014-04-15 10:06

Google has updated its terms of service, informing users that their incoming and outgoing emails are automatically analysed by software to create targeted ads.

SA computer students excel internationally

2014-04-14 14:53

Two computer students at Stellenbosch University have made it to the final round of an international competition.

BlackBerry moves to soothe Heartbleed fears

2014-04-14 09:24

BlackBerry says it plans to release security updates for messaging software to address vulnerabilities in programs related to the Heartbleed security threat.

Dimension Data increases W African footprint

2014-04-11 16:11

The global ICT solutions and services provider Dimension Data has increased its presence in West Africa by opening an office in Ghana.

Sale of wearable tech items to triple

2014-04-11 12:45

Market tracker IDC predicts that sales of wearable tech items would triple this year to 19 million units worldwide, growing to 111.9 million by 2018.

Samsung Galaxy S5 makes global debut

2014-04-11 10:11

The latest version of Samsung's flagship Galaxy smartphone went on sale worldwide, days after it announced it was facing a quarter of profit decline.

PC sales see modest drop amid replacements

2014-04-10 09:50

Global personal computer sales saw a modest dip in the first quarter of 2014, as the pace of decline was eased by replacements of older PCs using Windows XP.

Smartphone margins in the spotlight

2014-04-09 11:37

As the smartphone action shifts to the mass market, the leaders are under pressure to make their high-end phones more affordable to revive sales.

Just call me Machine

2014-04-09 07:08

A DJ is using high-tech gear straight out of science fiction, says Arthur Goldstuck.

Samsung's profit falls as smartphones cheapen

2014-04-08 09:48

Declining smartphone prices hit profit at Samsung Electronics for a second straight quarter as competition heats up in emerging markets.

Bitcoin boss flees Cyprus - reports

2014-04-04 10:30

The boss of a Bitcoin company in Cyprus has fled abroad days after it suddenly stopped operations, in a blow to the virtual currency's once vaunted prospects.

Microsoft offers Windows free to smartphones

2014-04-03 09:50

Microsoft is to give away its Windows system to makers of smartphones for consumers as it seeks to make more of an impact on those fast-growing markets.

Judge tosses claim of Facebook ownership

2014-04-02 11:15

A US judge has dismissed a New York man's claim that he is entitled to part-ownership of Facebook.

Apple, Samsung start $2bn patent debate

2014-04-02 10:13

Lawyers for Apple and Samsung started their major new patent case by debating the role of a company not even part of the case, namely Google.

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