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Twitter to be acquired by … Walt Disney?

Twitter to be acquired by … Walt Disney?

Walt Disney Co is working with a financial adviser to evaluate a possible bid for Twitter, according to people familiar with the matter. After receiving interest in discussing a deal, Twitter has started a process to evaluate a potential

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

Meet Google’s new digital assistant

Meet Google’s new digital assistant

Google has unleashed its digital assistant for the first time, arriving late to the intensifying race among the largest technology companies to create a more personal and lucrative way for computers to interact with humans. The Google Assistant

The smartphone revolution is over

The smartphone revolution is over

It’s been less than a decade since Apple shook the mobile telecommunications industry to its foundations with the original iPhone. The handset helped turn Apple into the world’s most valuable company (US$620bn this week) and inflicted huge

Apple confounds sceptics as shares soar

Apple confounds sceptics as shares soar

Apple’s third-quarter rally is unwelcome news to the unusually large swath of investors who have been giving up on the stock. Shares of the iPhone maker have jumped 21% this quarter, trouncing the S&P 500 Index. At the same time, the number

Google debuts Duo video chat app

Google debuts Duo video chat app

Google nailed e-mail with the 2004 introduction of Gmail. But as traditional e-mail falls out of favour with a growing sliver of the population, Google has struggled to make its messaging tools relevant or introduce

Seacom partners with Microsoft on Azure

Seacom partners with Microsoft on Azure

Telecommunications company Seacom, which operates an undersea cable system along Africa’s east coast, has signed a deal with Microsoft to allow its customers to connect directly via dedicated Ethernet links to

Windows 10 one year on

Windows 10 one year on

This week marks one year since the launch of what is arguably Microsoft’s most ambitious – and possibly most controversial – operating system: Windows 10. Windows 10 represents a fundamentally

Google now more than just an ad business

Google now more than just an ad business

Google has spent years telling Wall Street its investments in non-advertising businesses will eventually pay off. Thursday’s results suggest that’s beginning to happen. Google parent Alphabet reported second

Tech’s old guard is fighting back

Tech’s old guard is fighting back

Technology companies that make business software are never going to match the glamour of their consumer counterparts. Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg is a household name, but many would be hard-pressed

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