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Uber faces wide probe into hacking cover-up

23 Nov, 2017

Uber Technologies faces privacy probes across the European Union from regulators who vowed to look into the huge data breach that the company hid for more than a year after hackers stole vast amounts of personal data about customers

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Gauteng challenging W Cape for tech start-up supremacy

23 Nov, 2017

Gauteng is challenging Cape Town as the epicentre of the technology start-up scene in South Africa, according to new research. There has also been a jump in the number black entrepreneurs, though they are not as

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The state of the cashless economy in Africa

23 Nov, 2017

Father of capitalism Adam Smith once called money "one of the three great inventions, along with the written word and mathematics". Money has helped business grow more efficiently, enabled markets to expand

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The sober person’s guide to Black Friday

23 Nov, 2017

South Africans are embracing the opportunities that come with Black Friday specials. In the past three years, online shopping and e-commerce have been picking up, especially with retailers promoting specials days before the big

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Crypto bull sees bitcoin at $11 500

23 Nov, 2017

The bitcoin bulls are charging. A day after hedge fund manager Mike Novogratz said the cryptocurrency will end the year at $10 000, Fundstrat’s Thomas Lee doubled his price target to $11 500 by the middle of 2018 - a 40% gain

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Adapt IT in R43m telecoms software acquisition

22 Nov, 2017

JSE-listed technology services group Adapt IT is acquiring CDR Live for R42.8m in cash in a deal that will expand its footprint in South Africa and Australia and give it a toehold into the US market

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Backspace: ‘Black(ish) Friday’

22 Nov, 2017

View the latest contribution from TechCentral cartoonist Jerm.

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SABC wants DStv to pay to carry its channels

22 Nov, 2017

The SABC wants DStv parent MultiChoice to pay to carry its channels on its pay-television platform. Until now, the Naspers-owned broadcaster has been able to offer the channels free of charge in terms

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Uber concealed hack that exposed 57m users’ details

22 Nov, 2017

Hackers stole the personal data of 57m customers and drivers from Uber Technologies, a massive breach that the company concealed for more than a year. This week, the ride-hailing firm ousted its chief security officer and one of his deputies for their roles in keeping the hack under wraps, which included a US$100 000 payment to [...]

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Ramaphosa leading race to replace Zuma

22 Nov, 2017

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is leading in the race to become the next leader of the ANC with less than four weeks before the party’s elective conference, according to more than a dozen people familiar with the internal voting process

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Government slammed over ICT bill

21 Nov, 2017

Cabinet last Friday approved the Electronic Communications Amendment Bill, which, if enacted, will see sweeping changes to legislation governing South Africa’s ICT sector that will force through the creation of a

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Makro acquires WumDrop in e-commerce push

21 Nov, 2017

Massmart-owned retailer Makro has acquired a majority stake in delivery start-up WumDrop. With the acquisition, the company said it plans to shrink the window between a customer order from three

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Surge in smartphone sales in SA

21 Nov, 2017

Smartphones sales in South Africa jumped by 28% year on year in the third quarter to reach three million units, while basic phone sales were up 6% to 1.6m units, according to tracking data from

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Reunert hikes dividend on strong full-year results

21 Nov, 2017

Engineering, electronics and technology group Reunert has thumbed its nose at the weak South African economic climate, hiking its dividend by 8.6% to R3,54/share (before withholding

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Court panel asks treasury to probe Sassa

21 Nov, 2017

National treasury should investigate the conduct of officials at the welfare agency and the social development department for possible prosecution, according to a panel appointed by the constitutional

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DStv Now added to Telkom’s LIT set-top box

21 Nov, 2017

Telkom is adding the DStv Now app to its LIT TVB-100 Android-powered set-top box, DStv parent MultiChoice said in an e-mailed statement on Tuesday. The telecommunications operator's LIT video

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US set to abandon net neutrality rules

21 Nov, 2017

US Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai will propose vacating Barack Obama-era net neutrality rules, according to a person briefed on the development that will hand a victory to broadband providers such as AT&T and

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Zimbabwe’s dictator has fallen

21 Nov, 2017

Robert Mugabe’s near four-decade reign as the strongman of Zimbabwe ended on Tuesday, when he submitted a letter of resignation to parliament, sparking scenes of celebration across the capital, Harare. House of assembly speaker Jacob

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Naspers hits R4 000/share

20 Nov, 2017

Less than three months after topping R3 000 for the first time, Naspers's share price on Monday touched the R4 000 level on Monday afternoon as shareholder optimism over Chinese Internet

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HSBC pulls plug on Gupta accounts

20 Nov, 2017

HSBC Holdings is shutting accounts associated with the powerful Gupta family as it assesses its exposure to the scandal gripping South Africa. The bank is conducting a wide-ranging review of any possible

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