MTN Ghana sees data traffic surge as network coverage expands

Data traffic rose more than 50% in MTN Ghana's six months to end-June, with 4G network coverage rising to 79.9% from 76.1% previously

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From Facebook to Twitter, Big Tech sees social commerce driving sales growth

Companies are upbeat about the prospects as sales generate more data that can be used for future advertising and merchandise placements

Google sued in UK over ‘exorbitant’ Play store fees

Search giant faces a London lawsuit accused of overcharging with its 30% surcharge for digital purchases

WATCH: Can AECI’s recovery be sustained?

AECI CEO Mark Dytor talks to Business Day TV about the group’s interim financial performance

Edtech start-up becomes SA’s first billion-dollar unicorn

Online education business Gol will use the funds to create new partnerships for content and resources and expand its edtech product offerings

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Microsoft beats estimates as Azure sales soar 51%

Shares slip in late trading as investors worry about Azure sales momentum

IPhone sales surge helps Apple to record third-quarter earnings

Iconic iPhone sales increase as demand for all products bolstered by retail stores reopening globally

Tencent investor Naspers plunges amid China’s crackdown on tech companies

The tech giant becomes the latest victim of Beijing’s antitrust blitz

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Telkom and MTN court cases against Icasa delayed to September

Icasa had planned to auction about R8bn worth of broadband spectrum, but due to legal battles the March deadline could not be met

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Search begins for successor to Telkom boss Sipho Maseko

Maseko spearheaded efforts to shift away from declining fixed-line voice services and the group is now SA’s third-largest mobile operator

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Infrastructure damage from unrest was limited, Vodacom says

The mobile operator says it acted to maintain service and ensure the safety of its staff, suppliers and customers

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NEWS ANALYSIS: Concern over SA’s ability or willingness to deal with snooping on Ramaphosa’s phone

Rwanda declines to comment after allegations of involvement of nation states in surveillance of world leaders

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Prosus launches crypto payments for PayU users

Naspers-owned company invests in Celo, a platform that makes financial apps and crypto payments accessible through mobile phones

Naspers Foundry takes a bet on insurance tech firm Ctrl

The digital short-term insurance platform connects consumers, brokers and insurers in one place, allowing brokers to provide advice digitally

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Karooooo’s international investment profile soars after Nasdaq listing

The company has access to larger pools of capital and a greater price-earnings ratio

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