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Uber tops 500 000 signatures on petition to halt London ban

2017-09-26 15:30

Uber has collected more than 500 000 signatures on a petition to protest London’s decision to not renew the company’s taxi license.

China disrupts WhatsApp texts as censor tools grow more powerful

2017-09-26 10:22

China is tightening the screws on WhatsApp, honing and employing cutting-edge surveillance technology to disrupt the messaging service as part of a longer-term crackdown on its online spheres.

Tech giants: growing power of 'gatekeepers of information' questioned

2017-09-24 11:46

With a handful of US technology giants growing more powerful and dominant, debate is intensifying on whether big tech's growth is healthy or not.

What Wall Street's saying about Apple as new iPhones hit shelves

2017-09-22 15:38

The launch has been highly anticipated, but the reviews so far are lacklustre for Apple’s new gadgets.

Hewlett Packard said to plan about 5 000 job cuts

2017-09-22 13:30

Hewlett Packard is planning to cut about 10% of its staff as part of a broader effort to pare expenses as competition mounts.

How electric cars can create the biggest disruption since iPhone

2017-09-22 11:15

It’s 10 years since Apple has unleashed a surge of innovation that upended the mobile phone industry. Electric cars, could be about to pull the same trick on Big Oil.

Apple's latest products get rare mixed-bag reviews

2017-09-22 09:38

Apple reviewers have rarely been as grumpy as this month, when Apple unveiled its collection of new gadgets for the holidays.

Google buys HTC talent for $1.1bn to spur devices push

2017-09-21 14:36

Google has agreed to buy part of HTC’s engineering and design teams for $1.1bn, taking on a cadre of veterans that worked on the Pixel phone.

FedEx cuts profit outlook on $300m blow from cyberattack

2017-09-20 10:48

FedEx has cut its annual profit forecast, citing the $300m cost of a June cyberattack on its TNT Express unit.

Uber goes on rare legal offensive, suing ad agency for fraud

2017-09-19 11:55

Uber is accustomed to getting sued. Now it’s doing the suing. And it’s partly thanks to Breitbart News.

 

Uber CEO takes humble approach in London licence fight

2017-09-26 14:45

Uber’s potential ban in London is giving new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi an early opportunity to demonstrate a more humble approach to conflict.

iPhone 8 build costs rise on faster chip, cameras

2017-09-26 09:49

Apple’s latest smartphones, the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, have more expensive parts, but the company will still make significant profits because it raised prices.

SAP update on 'state capture' report

2017-09-22 21:22

German software giant SAP will provide an update during the last week of October 2017 into allegations of wrongdoing in its South African business.

Rise of the tech bros means gender pay gap may widen

2017-09-22 14:00

While the ranks of women engineers have risen, they’ll need to take a quantum leap to shrink the gender pay gap in a global economy hurtling into the digital age.

Uber's London licence revoked in surprise regulatory move

2017-09-22 12:44

Uber’s licence to operate in London has been revoked, a surprise decision that will affect the 3.5 million people and 40 000 drivers who use the app in the city.

Facebook plans big overhaul of political ads after criticism

2017-09-22 10:30

Facebook, under fire over Russia’s use of its social network to spread pre-election discord in the US, has pledged a sweeping overhaul of political advertising.

Turning fintech start-ups into formidable businesses

2017-09-21 15:47

LaunchLab, a business incubation programme run by Nedbank and Stellenbosch University, helps entrepreneurs to connect with experts who provide invaluable insights for their new ventures.

Tencent enters old-school finance with stake in China's CICC

2017-09-21 13:38

Tencent is entering the traditional finance industry by investing in CICC International Capital, a move that may help the investment bank’s expansion in wealth management.

Uber said to review Asia dealings amid US criminal probe

2017-09-20 09:23

Uber, facing a federal probe into whether it broke laws against overseas bribery, has embarked on a review of its Asia operations.

Google and Facebook fret over anti-prostitution bill fallout

2017-09-18 17:00

Google and Facebook are among companies opposing a Senate bill aimed at squelching online trafficking of children.

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