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Facebook faces year of reckoning after showdown in Australia
by Agency Staff on Feb 24, 2021 at 6:57 am
Facebook’s brief but tempestuous standoff with the Australian government over a world-first pay-for-news law is only the start of a string of regulatory battles that the world’s biggest social network faces in 2021.
Uber South Africa faces class-action lawsuit over driver pay, perks
by Duncan McLeod on Feb 23, 2021 at 10:03 am
A group of human rights lawyers has launched a class-action lawsuit against Uber South Africa, seeking to support the company’s thousands of local drivers with better pay and benefits.
Spotify to launch in 85 new markets, many of them in Africa
by Agency Staff on Feb 23, 2021 at 7:59 am
Spotify will nearly double its market presence by launching in 85 new markets in the next few days, making the music streaming service available to more than a billion people around the world.
Huawei 2020 revenue ticks up despite US sanctions
by Agency Staff on Feb 23, 2021 at 7:44 am
Huawei Technologies saw slight revenue and profit growth in 2020, in line with its expectations, its rotating chairman said on Tuesday, even as Washington toughened up sanctions against the equipment maker.
Imperial buys e-commerce specialist Parcelninja
by Staff Reporter on Feb 23, 2021 at 7:34 am
JSE-listed Imperial Logistics announced on Tuesday that it has bought South African e-commerce logistics specialist Parcelninja. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Bitcoin plunges 17% as doubts grow over valuations
by Agency Staff on Feb 23, 2021 at 7:22 am
Bitcoin tumbled 17% on Tuesday, sparking a sell-off across cryptocurrency markets as investors grow nervous at sky-high valuations and leveraged players take profit.
Watch | Mars rover sends home movie of daredevil descent
by Agency Staff on Feb 23, 2021 at 7:10 am
Nasa scientists on Monday unveiled first-of-a-kind home movies of last week's' daredevil Mars rover landing, vividly showing its supersonic parachute inflation over the red planet.
BMW boss doubts Tesla can keep up growth as industry responds
by Agency Staff on Feb 23, 2021 at 6:11 am
Tesla’s years-long dominance of electric car sales may soon be over as traditional car makers introduce a slew of new battery-powered models, one of its German rivals said.
Mercedes upgrades C-Class with better battery, multimedia system
by Agency Staff on Feb 23, 2021 at 6:00 am
Mercedes-Benz is bolstering the C-Class line-up with versions that carry more powerful batteries to help its popular sedan withstand a trend toward sports utility vehicles.