In its struggle with China over trade and national security, the US has many legitimate grievances, and a variety of weapons for seeking redress. That doesn’t mean it should use all of them.
Google has restricted Huawei’s access to parts of its Android operating system. Here is a closer look at how the decision could affect Huawei phone users.
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Huawei users have been warned they will be “significantly impacted” by Google restricting the Chinese firm’s access to its Android software.
Bitcoin may have got ahead of itself with its recent rally, according to JPMorgan Chase & Co.
The impact of the Trump administration’s threats to choke Huawei reverberated across the global supply chain on Monday, hitting some of the biggest component makers.
The news on Monday morning that Google and US chip makers have frozen the supply of critical software and components to Huawei will have severe consequences for businesses and consumers, including in South Africa.
A fleet of driverless cars working together to keep traffic moving smoothly can improve overall vehicle flow by at least 35%, a study has suggested.
Green buildings are increasingly in demand in the face of concerns around Eskom’s ability to supply power.
When Sony unveiled a cloud gaming pact with arch rival Microsoft, it surprised the industry. Perhaps no one was more shocked than employees of Sony’s PlayStation division.
Top US corporations from chip makers to Google have frozen the supply of critical software and components to Huawei, complying with a Trump administration crackdown that threatens to choke off China’s largest technology company.
South Africa is considering the creation of a special-purpose vehicle as part of a restructuring of the country’s embattled state-owned power utility, which has almost R500-billion of debt.
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In the podcast this week, Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg discuss MTN's decision to back down, under consumer pressure, over its plan to introduce an opt-out-only out-of-bundle service.
MTN Group’s Nigerian unit soared another 10% on its second day of trading in Lagos as investors rushed to grab a slice of the country’s only listed mobile phone company.
Bitcoin true believers will tell you they never lost faith, but a 50% rally earlier this month has awakened the animal spirits that roamed in the halcyon days of 2017.
MTN South Africa has buckled under consumer pressure and will no longer implement its plan to introduce a "universal" 1MB out-of-bundle rate, from consumers would have to opt out.
Richemont reported its weakest profit margin in more than a decade, showing how much it’s costing the Swiss luxury-goods maker to push into e-commerce.
Mainstream financial institutions are adopting cryptocurrencies in what is perhaps the most profound development since the birth of bitcoin a decade ago.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise is in advanced talks to acquire US supercomputer maker Cray, according to people with knowledge of the matter.
John McAfee, the eccentric antivirus pioneer known for publicity stunts and brushes with the law, announced he must “go dark” on Twitter, where he frequently comments on cryptocurrencies.
MTN Group’s Nigerian unit's shares jumped as they began trading in Lagos, a step toward a partial sale of a majority 79% stake owned by Africa’s largest wireless carrier.
The Trump administration is pulling out the big guns in its push to slow China’s rise, with potentially devastating consequences for the rest of the world.
The world’s first all-electric vertical takeoff and landing passenger jet has been unveiled after completing its first flight.
To ban Huawei without levying charges would raise tensions between Washington and Beijing by an order of magnitude greater than anything we’ve seen so far.
Donald Trump has ratcheted up his battle with China for dominance of 5G technology networks, moving to curb Huawei’s access to the US market and American suppliers.
In this episode of the podcast, Duncan McLeod interviews Paul Ducklin from British security company Sophos about the news that WhatsApp has been targeted by an advanced "cyber actor".
Microsoft has issued a critical Windows update to older machines to prevent a vulnerability which could allow attacks to spread in a similar way to WannaCry.
The Competition Commission has moved to block Naspers’s proposed R1.4-billion acquisition of a 60% stake in WeBuyCars.
Tencent Holdings’ quarterly earnings beat estimates, boosted by gains on investments, giving shareholders much-needed assurance the Chinese gaming behemoth is bound for a revival.
Chinese PC maker Lenovo has debuted a preview version of what it calls the world's first foldable PC.
MTN Group said on Wednesday that its Nigerian subsidiary has received approval to list on the premium board of the Nigerian Stock Exchange.
Vodacom and Telkom will complete the work they need to do for their roaming agreement by the June deadline, Vodacom Group CEO Shameel Joosub said this week.
Facebook will restrict people who have broken certain rules from using its Live streaming feature in response to the mosque terror attack in Christchurch, New Zealand.
“Stretched”, “thumb-suck” and “manipulation” were among the words used at the judicial commission of inquiry into the Public Investment Corp to describe the informal pre-listing valuation carried out by Ayo Technology Solutions executives.
Crypto enthusiasts at this year’s Consensus conference might feel disappointed that some of the most optimistic speculation underpinning surging token prices isn’t panning out.
US President Donald Trump plans in coming days to sign an executive order that would prohibit American firms from using gear made by foreign telecommunications companies.
Eskom’s debt burden, described by Goldman Sachs Group as the biggest threat to the nation’s economy, has burgeoned, compounding the difficulty the government faces in formulating a turnaround plan.
The discovery that hackers could snoop on WhatsApp should alert users of supposedly secure messaging apps to an uncomfortable truth.
Wall Street is finally turning more bullish on Jumia Technologies as its debut results as a public company quelled some fears amid a scathing report from short-seller Citron Research.
Cybersecurity experts have warned WhatsApp users to update the messaging app as soon as possible following the discovery of a major vulnerability.
Forward-thinking businesses in South Africa are now starting to confront life without Eskom by putting plans in place to generate their own energy.
Vodacom Group parent Vodafone Group’s dividend has cracked under the strain of falling revenue, soaring spectrum costs and a $21-billion acquisition, in a grim reality check for Europe’s struggling phone industry.
MTN Group’s Nigerian unit plans to raise about ₦200-billion this year from a variety of sources including bank loans and bonds to expand operations in its biggest market.
WhatsApp has rushed to roll out a security fix after concerns were raised hackers could inject surveillance software on to phones via the call function.
Vehicles that appeal to swathes of consumers remain few and far between, and those on the road are still too expensive.
Microsoft plans to spend more than R1.4-billion over five years to open its first development centres in Africa to work with local partners and governments, as well as hire engineering talent.
SpaceX satellites designed to beam Internet coverage from space to underserved areas of the world have been revealed by Elon Musk ahead of their anticipated launch later this week.
JSE-listed telecommunications company Huge Group has acquired a shareholding in Pansmart, an authorised distributor of Panasonic voice, video and CCTV products in South Africa.
Bitcoin jumped to almost $8 000 and didn’t look back, as its longest winning streak since 2013 continued to rekindle the global cryptocurrency market.
Vodacom Group has updated its profit outlook on the back of the acquisition of East Africa’s largest mobile phone company that’s helping it push into financial services.
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Facebook’s challenges can be tackled through regulation, not by breaking up the company, a company official wrote Saturday in the New York Times.
Vodacom will acquire a 51% stake in South African Internet of things specialist IoT.nxt, the telecommunications group said on Monday.
Why the e-commerce business is rolling out physical collection points.
Despite continued rapid growth in demand for data by customers, Vodacom South Africa eked out a meagre 3.9% increase in data revenue in the 2019 financial year as price cuts and lower out-of-bundle tariffs impacted the top line.
Vodacom cuts its full-year dividend to R7.95/share for the year ended 31 March 2019, a 2.5% decline from the R8.15/share it returned to shareholders in 2018.
Done in by a broad stock market selloff and a weak earnings report posted by its primary rival, Uber plunged immediately at the opening of trading.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has a formidable challenge: picking a cabinet that can dismantle a shadow state of corruption and revive the flagging economy.
In the podcast this week, Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg chat about the astonishing comeback of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. What's driving it? And what happens next?
Bitcoin surged more than $1 000 this weekend to the highest level since August, as cryptocurrencies extended their rebound from a slump last month.
Venezuela's el petro cryptocurrency experiment ended in failure, but the ideas behind it deserve exposure.
When e-commerce platform Jumia listed in New York last month, it was heralded as Africa’s first unicorn to go public.
Between 6 March, the day before MTN announced its results for the year to December, and 9 May, when it published a first-quarter trading update, its share price has increased by 36%.
Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos has announced he is going to send a spaceship to the moon.
The co-founder of Facebook has called for the social network to be broken up, labelling the power of CEO Mark Zuckerberg “unprecedented and un-American”. Chris Hughes, who created the platform alongside Zuckerberg when the pair were students at Harvard University but left the company in 2007, said government needed to hold the firm to account. [...]
President Cyril Ramaphosa has the full backing of the ANC to reduce the size of the cabinet after the elections, senior official Fikile Mbalula said.
China’s electric vehicle market is so overcrowded it’s starting to resemble the dot-com bubble that burst at the turn of the century, the industry’s top producer warned.
Uber Technologies raised $8.1-billion in its initial public offering after pricing shares near the bottom of their marketed range.
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