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Netflix soars after subscriptions blow past 200mn

20 Jan 2021 /  Lucas Shaw, Bloomberg  
The world’s leading paid streaming service attracted 8.51 million new customers in the final three months of the year

World’s rich fled Alibaba after monopoly probe, Citi says

20 Jan 2021 /  Ben Stupples, Bloomberg  
Alibaba shares jumped as much as 11% in Hong Kong trading on Wednesday as Ma resurfaced for the first time since early November.

China’s Geely teams up with Tencent on smart car tech

19 Jan 2021 /  Yilei Sun and Brenda Goh, Reuters  
To develop smart vehicle cockpit and autonomous driving.

WhatsApp retreats after user backlash, delays mandatory new terms

18 Jan 2021 /  Katie Paul and Munsif Vengattil, Reuters   16
New target date of 15 May set.

With movie theatres in limbo, Netflix plans its biggest year yet

16 Jan 2021 /  Lucas Shaw, Bloomberg    1
Streaming service is profiting from the pandemic.

Trading WhatsApp for Signal or Telegram? Facebook isn’t fazed

16 Jan 2021 /  Alex Webb, Bloomberg   33
While downloads of alternative messaging apps skyrocket, who is actually deleting WhatsApp?

US blacklists Xiaomi in widening assault on China tech

15 Jan 2021 /  Bloomberg News    2
Shares in smartphone maker plunge.

Cell C’s expanded roaming agreement with Vodacom ‘part of its new strategy’

14 Jan 2021 /  Duncan McLeod   1
Plans to use both Vodacom and MTN networks to provide cellular services. parent wants Icasa prevented from spectrum auction

13 Jan 2021 /  Duncan McLeod   4
Applies to join Telkom’s lawsuit.

YouTube removes Trump content, blocks new uploads for a week

13 Jan 2021 /  Bloomberg News    11
Following the riot at the US Capitol last week.

Zoom Video raises $1.75bn in new stock offering

13 Jan 2021 /  Molly Schuetz and Drew Singer, Bloomberg   
Stock gains.

Can Twitter survive banning Donald Trump?

11 Jan 2021 /  Tae Kim, Bloomberg    14
Social media platform's future is complicated.

WhatsApp gets dumped by Erdogan on mounting privacy concerns

10 Jan 2021 /  Tugce Ozsoy and Firat Kozok, Bloomberg   6
The presidency will move its WhatsApp groups to encrypted messaging app BiP.

Signal, Telegram see demand spike as new WhatsApp terms stir debate

9 Jan 2021 /  Eva Mathews and Munsif Vengattil, Reuters   16
Telegram picked up nearly 2.2m downloads.

MTN, Vodacom infrastructure destroyed

7 Jan 2021 /  Duncan McLeod   25
Linked to conspiracy theories around 5G roll-out and the spread of Covid-19.

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