TOBY SHAPSHAK: Tencent’s resilient empire will prevail

WeChat is ubiquitous in China, yet its owner’s stock has plummeted, due mainly to a ban on new mobile games

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TOBY SHAPSHAK: Advertising war in planet of the apps

Founders of Instagram and WhatsApp vote with their feet as Mark Zuckerberg seeks to squeeze apps for more revenue

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TOBY SHAPSHAK: Facebook firmly in the dock, again

In the wake of the latest scandal there can be no excuses about whose fault it was that 50m users had their accounts hacked

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TOBY SHAPSHAK: Happy birthday to the hashtag

Twitter laughed off the idea of using the symbol when it was first suggested, and now it’s a global internet phenomenon

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TOBY SHAPSHAK: Amazon confirms its superstar status

A month after Apple passed $1-trillion, Amazon has also reached the magical 13-digit valuation figure

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TOBY SHAPSHAK: How deep does the rot go?

It’s no wonder the telecoms ministry is in disarray — some of its ministers have a history of links to the Guptas

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TOBY SHAPSHAK: Legislation should enable telecoms market, not compete with it

Lower voice call rates and a potentially disruptive spectrum allocation in telecoms keep the industry on tenterhooks

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TOBY SHAPSHAK: Social networks should support fact over falsehood

Conspiracy theories and other untruths have no place on the internet. Social networks should defend real freedom of speech

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TOBY SHAPSHAK: Huawei upsets the Apple cart

Huawei has overtaken the iPhone maker in the smartphone stakes and has eyes on Samsung’s No1 spot

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TOBY SHAPSHAK: Of course it would be Apple

The iPhone maker has defined this mobile internet age we live in and was always on track to be the first $1 trillion company

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TOBY SHAPSHAK: Facebook’s $120bn plunge brings schadenfreude

Losing $120bn is the first major financial consequence of Facebook’s lax privacy policies

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TOBY SHAPSHAK: No place for Holocaust denialists in the world

Facebook has stooped to defending the indefensible in dealing with Holocaust and school-shooting liars

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TOBY SHAPSHAK: What the Thai cave rescue says about humanity

As horrific as it was, the Thai cave rescue’s dramatic conclusion last week reminded us that the world is a good place

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TOBY SHAPSHAK: How a TripAdvisor user’s fake restaurant became London’s number one

What started as a prank turned into an extraordinary story of gaming the system, and red faces at TripAdvisor

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TOBY SHAPSHAK: An eye into our national soul

Photographers such as Sam Nzima and David Goldblatt have been great chroniclers of our history

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TOBY SHAPSHAK: Chips are down for Intel boss

The resignation of the company’s CEO over a moral infraction is an astounding display of ethics. We can learn from it

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