Alibaba’s Jack Ma has resurfaced; here’s how some reacted

Ma seen addressing teachers spurred the biggest stock rally in six months for Alibaba, but regulators are still circling

Prosus invests in Indian agritech firm DeHaat

The international internet division of Naspers may hope to replicate the success it has had in edtech with this agritech investment

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What the new generation of cloud-native applications can do, and what happens to those left behind

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Curbing MultiChoice will hurt SA sport and kill off jobs, CEO tells regulator

Rivals have accused the company of using its financial muscle to make the local sector uncompetitive

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Tencent buys audiobook platform Lazy Audio for $417m

Tencent Music Entertainment Group expects the deal to be finalised in the first half of 2021

Cell C shifts customers to MTN’s platform

Operator says migration process should be completed in the next two months

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Cartrack sees subscriber growth in SA, Europe and Asia

Company’s operating profit for nine months to end-November is up 18%

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GovChat says Facebook wants to take its business

Tribunal hears arguments from SA government seeking an interdict against social media platform

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Choice trumps transparency in WhatsApp update saga

The issue for many people seems that the messaging platform has not given them options

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Alaris in talks to buy UK firm, but no details given

In 2020, the group said it was considering more acquisitions and merger opportunities

GovChat asks Competition Tribunal to stop WhatsApp from removing it

Government fights for communication platform with citizens to be kept open during pandemic

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Huawei eyes Ethiopia as telecom sector is opened up

China’s biggest tech firm has a long-term approach to Africa, which represents 5% of its global revenue

Icasa going ahead with spectrum auction, defying Telkom court case

The telecoms company has launched a bid to stop the allocation process

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Is Facebook shooting itself in the foot with its alarming WhatsApp update?

WhatsApp will now share data with Facebook, including users’ phone numbers, other stored phone numbers and purchasing information

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Britain’s competition regulator to probe Google’s browser plan

The tech giant’s bid to remove third-party cookies has sparked concern about advertising monopoly

SolarWinds hires former head of cybersecurity fired by Donald Trump

The company used by hackers in the worst-known breach of the US government has hired Chris Krebs, and Alex Stamos from Facebook

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