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Twitter soars on report of takeover offer

Twitter soars on report of takeover offer

Twitter shares soared the most in more than two years on Friday after CNBC said the company may soon receive a takeover offer. The beleaguered social media company is engaged in conversations with

Inside Yahoo’s massive data breach

Inside Yahoo’s massive data breach

In July, Yahoo received a report of a hacker claiming to have 280m user account credentials for sale on the black market. An initial investigation found no evidence to back that up, according to a person familiar with the probe. Claims like

Eskom punts self-funded nuclear build

Eskom punts self-funded nuclear build

South Africa’s state-owned electricity utility forecasts it will have more than R150bn in 10 years’ time, money it could use to fund the country’s proposed plan to build nuclear power plants. Eskom’s stronger financial and operating performance

Vodacom announces new FTTH prices

Vodacom announces new FTTH prices

Vodacom has signed lease agreements with a range of fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) providers, promising broadband access starting at R499/month for 100GB of data on a 10Mbit/s line. The mobile operator, which is keen to build a significant presence

Vodacom in R1bn railways fibre deal

Vodacom in R1bn railways fibre deal

A week after securing a deal with national treasury worth up to R5bn, telecommunications group Vodacom has announced it has won a 15-year contract with the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa worth an estimated

Internet access in SA worth R68,5bn by 2020

Internet access in SA worth R68,5bn by 2020

Providing Internet access in South Africa will generate R68,5bn in revenue for service providers by 2020, up from R39,4bn in 2015, according to a new research report by PricewaterhouseCoopers. PwC’s Entertainment and

Vodacom explains ‘disappearing’ data

Vodacom explains ‘disappearing’ data

Faster networks, better phones and consumers’ own habits have all led to users’ perceptions that their data is “disappearing”, a Vodacom executive has told parliament. The portfolio committee on telecommunications

In cars, Apple must drop the iSecrecy

In cars, Apple must drop the iSecrecy

You may have read that the world’s most valuable company is cooking up something in the automotive world. In keeping with Steve Jobs’s practice of cloaking everything in iSecrecy, Apple hasn’t even

Backspace: ‘Uber security’

Backspace: ‘Uber security’

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Why Vodacom, MTN failed at mobile money

Why Vodacom, MTN failed at mobile money

Excessive regulation, a business model that tried to do too much too soon and trust worries among consumers. These are the reasons Vodacom’s M-Pesa and MTN’s Mobile Money failed in South Africa, according to the CEO

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