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WATCH: Apple disputes Google's iPhone hacking report

2019-10-13 21:02

Apple issued a strongly worded statement calling into question Google's recently published research about a widespread hacking operation targeting iPhones.

Netflix investors brace for another disappointing quarter

2019-10-11 20:25

Netflix shares have fallen 23% since mid-July, when the company fell short of its own second-quarter forecast for new customers.

Absa plans China office in Asia investment banking expansion

2019-10-11 11:17

Absa’s corporate and investment banking unit plans to open an office in China as part of an expansion that will also target other parts of Asia and the Middle East.

EOH staff to face criminal charges after probe

2019-10-10 19:03

ICT group EOH's board has "substantially completed" an investigation into R1.2bn of suspicious transactions, the group said on Thursday.

Meet the man trying to outsmart Google

2019-10-10 06:00

“Where’s the best place to hide a body? The second page of a Google search.”

Another director resigns at IT group accused of 'Trumpism'

2019-10-08 18:51

JSE-listed IT group 4Sight – which on Monday made headlines when a board member stepped down amid accusations of 'Trumpism' among executives – saw its board chair resign with immediate effect on Tuesday.

WATCH: Flying taxi performs first test flight at an international airport

2019-10-07 19:31

German aviation startup company Volocopter successfully performed a test flight at Helsinki Airport.

OPINION: Where are the Millennial board members?

2019-10-07 06:00

Constructing an effective board consists of re-examining who sits on the board, recognising that each board seat is a scarce commodity, as well as re-examining everything the board does, says Roger Hitchcock.

Microsoft looks to rewrite history on its phone business

2019-10-06 16:03

Now that Microsoft has restored some of its former glory, the company is going for an even more unlikely comeback: rewriting the history of its much-maligned phone business.

WATCH: Microplastics found in human stool samples - Study

2019-10-04 21:59

A new study has found small pieces of plastic, ranging from 50 to 500 micrometers in size, present in human stool samples. Researchers from the Medical University of Vienna tested fecal samples from eight different participants aged 33 to 65.

 

OPINION: Facial analysis AI is being used in job interviews. Here's why that will reinforce inequality

2019-10-12 08:30

Artificial intelligence and facial analysis software is becoming commonplace in job interviews. The technology, developed by US company HireVue, analyses the language and tone of a candidate’s voice and records their facial expressions as they are videoed answering identical questions.

Ex-Sanlam exec appointed CIO at Ashburton Investments

2019-10-11 15:00

Patrice Rassou, former head of equities at Sanlam Investment Managers, has been appointed Chief Investment Officer at Asburton Investments, the asset management arm of FirstRand.

WATCH: 'Space is hard' - Musk defends NASA capsule delay

2019-10-11 10:18

The head of NASA says its commercial crew program to launch astronauts to the International Space Station using Elon Musk's delayed SpaceX capsules is a top priority for the space agency.

Amazon workers may be watching your cloud cam home footage

2019-10-10 15:36

In a promotional video, Amazon.com says its Cloud Cam home security camera provides “everything you need to monitor your home, day or night.” In fact, the artificially intelligent device requires help from a squad of invisible employees.

WATCH: Nissan pins revival hopes on surprise CEO choice

2019-10-09 21:05

Nissan has named Makoto Uchida as its next chief executive, picking a relative outsider to take the helm of a company shaken by recent turmoil.

Unilever to halve use of new plastic as uproar over waste grows

2019-10-07 20:28

Unilever has pledged to halve its use of newly made plastic by 2025 as the consumer-goods industry wrestles with growing criticism of the environmental impact of throwaway packaging.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey heading to South Africa in November

2019-10-07 14:41

Dorsey, in a recent tweet, announced that he'll be visiting Ethiopia, Ghana, Nigeria and South Africa for the duration of the month.

Old Mutual’s bitter feud with its fired CEO splits shareholders

2019-10-06 21:31

Old Mutual shareholders are split on whether the South African insurer should pony up and settle with Chief Executive Officer Peter Moyo or run the risk of a R250m damages claim.

The startup that snagged R8.8bn from investors including Tencent

2019-10-06 11:00

Udaan, an Indian e-commerce marketplace for businesses, has raised R8.8bn from investors including Tencent, Altimeter Capital, GGV Capital and Citi Ventures.

WATCH | China: Samsung pulls out (as Tesla pulls in)

2019-10-04 19:42

Hurt by intensifying competition, Samsung has finally pulled the plug on mobile phone production in China. Tesla, meanwhile, is reported to be gearing up to start production at its China factory this month.

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