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End of an era for Web pioneer Yahoo

End of an era for Web pioneer Yahoo

On Monday, Yahoo’s years-long fight to survive as a standalone company will draw to a close. Verizon Communications will announce plans to buy Yahoo’s core assets for a bit more than US$4,8bn before the market opens, said

Meet the SA youngsters taking on WhatsApp

Meet the SA youngsters taking on WhatsApp

Themba Moyo, 36, and Lisa Phendla, 33, have a plan to build the next big thing in instant messaging, and they’re going to do it by allowing consumers to chat to each other on their smartphones, even if they have run out of data or airtime. Their app, Teta

Google under renewed antitrust attack

Google under renewed antitrust attack

Google faced a new antitrust attack from European Union regulators who allege the search engine skews results in its own favour and unfairly restricts rival online advertising platforms. The European Commission

Pokémon Go began as an April Fool’s joke

Pokémon Go began as an April Fool’s joke

Pokémon Go, the location-based mobile game that has become a massive hit, began as an April Fool’s joke. In 2014, Google unveiled “Pokémon Challenge” for Google Maps, complete with a promotional video, inviting users to find and capture the cutesy

US dominates with world’s largest firms

US dominates with world’s largest firms

Although the rise of China as an economic power has been substantial, it is sometimes worthwhile to be reminded of just how the US still dominates the world economy. While China may be catching up in GDP terms, it is still a long way behind

The best company in the world to work for

The best company in the world to work for

Internet giant Google is the most desirable employer globally, according to survey by more than 267 000 millennials. Universum’s Talent Survey asked business and engineering/IT students in the world’s 12 largest economies to choose their

China cracks down on apps

China cracks down on apps

More than half a billion Chinese smartphone users face increased monitoring of their mobile app usage thanks to new laws targeting operators including Apple. App stores and providers must establish the identity of users, while

Google may face new antitrust probe

Google may face new antitrust probe

The European Union is taking steps that could lead to a third antitrust complaint against Google, this time over its lucrative advertising services, according to three people familiar with the EU investigation. EU officials sent the search giant’s

A theory on why R2/MB still exists

A theory on why R2/MB still exists

Allow me to venture a theory… The reason out-of-bundle mobile data rates are (largely) still R2/MB is to help shore up operators’ cratering voice revenue. R2 is an arbitrary number, a relic from over a decade ago, but it’s a stubborn

BMW in race to build car of the future

BMW in race to build car of the future

BMW is accelerating plans to acquire technology expertise in a race with the likes of Apple and Google to make cars smart enough to react like human drivers. The German automaker is pushing to acquire start-ups, partner with

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