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Tencent’s $40bn gain masks a deeper long-term threat

11 May 2020 /  Zheping Huang, Bloomberg   
Company is among the more resilient of players in a recovering Chinese internet sector.

Let’s make a deal with our robot overlords

10 May 2020 /  Cathy O'Neil, Bloomberg   11
Robots run by algorithms will do a lot of jobs, replacing the human workers who in many cases will have trained them.

Telkom delays annual results release

6 May 2020 /  Duncan McLeod  
Listed companies with certain year-ends have a two-month extension period to issue results.

Zoom logins were put up for sale on dark web: Times

3 May 2020 /    
...then discovered and bought by cybersecurity intelligence company.

Millennials will swap experiences for buying stuff

1 May 2020 /  Conor Sen, Bloomberg   1
Changes in technology drive experience-based consumption.

MTN, CompCom in final settlement on data prices

30 Apr 2020 /  TechCentral   4
MTN has finally reached a consent agreement with the Competition Commission over data prices, more than six weeks after rival Vodacom did the same.

Emergency spectrum from Icasa: Here’s who’s getting what

17 Apr 2020 /  Duncan McLeod  
Telco operators have been assigned additional spectrum to deal with an increase in network demand stemming from the Covid-19 epidemic.

Vodacom to spend R500m to add network capacity during lockdown

UPDATE
15 Apr 2020 /  Nqobile Dludla, Reuters  
As traffic surges with South Africans working from home.

Digital onboarding drives customer acquisition in banking

9 Apr 2020 /  Neesa Moodley  
As countries around the world go into lockdown, increasing the number of online working processes is paramount. This is especially important in the banking sector.

Vodacom sues Absa for losses of at least R1.2bn

7 Apr 2020 /  Justin Brown, TechCentral   7
Mobile operator alleges Absa defaulted on a multibillion-rand guarantee signed last year.

Tencent eyes Africa for music app after Covid-19 streaming spike

6 Apr 2020 /  Zheping Huang, Bloomberg   
Online entertainment is one of the few bright spots in global business during the turbulence of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Look who’s winning during lockdown

6 Apr 2020 /  Ciaran Ryan   5
Netflix, of course. Also teleconferencing provider Zoom, toilet paper makers – and gold.

SA launches mobile tracking of those with coronavirus

3 Apr 2020 /  Nqobile Dludla, Reuters   9
Database will be used to identify the whereabouts of people who may have contracted Covid-19.

Green shoots of Cell C’s turnaround ‘now visible’ – CEO

23 Mar 2020 /  Duncan McLeod   2
R522-million was saved during the past six months.

From food to tech, coronavirus to spur urban planning rethink

21 Mar 2020 /  Rina Chandran, Thomson Reuters Foundation   1
Research shows that epidemics often act as catalysts in transforming how diseases are handled.
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