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China presses tech giants to conduct 'deep self-examination'
China on Friday told the country's tech giants to conduct "deep self-examination" over issues including data security and user rights, as it broadens its regulatory clampdown.
China fines tech giants for distributing sexually suggestive content fea...
They were fined for the distribution of "soft porn" sticker packs featuring minors and videos of underage children behaving in a sexually suggestive manner.
Facebook says vaccine hesitancy among users is down; it is not ‘killing ...
Facebook said 85% of its US users have been vaccinated, so Biden can't blame it for missing his 60% vaccination target.
How to turn your TV into a smart TV
Last month Netflix introduced a low-cost mobile streaming plan for South Africa and the rest of Africa.
Bill Gates says he ‘messed up in’ marriage in Q&A at Sun Valley's billio...
Bill Gates suggested his divorce from Melinda French Gates was "his fault" in an "emotional" Sun Valley conference Q&A, the New York Post reported.
WhatsApp faces EU complaint over 'bombarding' users with new privacy pol...
Facebook's WhatsApp messaging app faces a European complaint after its allegedly "aggressive" roll out of new terms and services sparked outrage among consumer-rights campaigners.
WhatsApp is a step closer to bringing Snapchat-style disappearing photos...
A new View Once feature was rolled out to iOS beta testers on Friday. Android beta testers are also testing the feature.
Microsoft is reportedly handing out R21,500 pandemic bonuses to employee...
Microsoft is the latest company to give its employees some extra cash for working through a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic, The Verge reports.
China bans Didi from app stores, accusing the e-hailing giant of illegal...
App stores will remove the Didi app as the company is set to "seriously rectify existing problems," the Cyberspace Administration of China said.
NASA's Perseverance rover is driving itself around Mars using an enhance...
Perseverance's AutoNav system lets it take charge of its drive around Mars without heavily relying on human intervention.
Facebook now worth $1 trillion after a US court's dismissal of 2 antitru...
The ensuing rally lifted it into the trillion-dollar club as markets gave it a huge "like" and lifted the rest of the tech space, an analyst said.
Microsoft and Apple updates show how pandemic fundamentally changed our ...
Apple and Microsoft are both launching new features that improve video calls and help us manage work life balance in Windows 11 and macOS Monterey.
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When to treat yourself to a well-deserved new device and do so with ease
Huge changes face the likes of Facebook, Apple, Google, Amazon under ant...
The antitrust overhaul package unveiled in the US Congress, targeting big tech, if enacted, could have far-reaching effects.
Making diverse hires not enough - how companies should also take action ...
"Creating real change requires diving deeply into a single issue, becoming educated, and taking concrete steps to combat the problem," says Ashish Toshniwal.
SpaceX president Gwynne Shotwell explains company's 'no a--hole' policy,...
"These kinds of people - a--holes - interrupt others, they shut down or co-opt conversation, and they create a hostile environment," Shotwell said
SpaceX is converting oil rig into floating launch pad in ocean for its S...
One of SpaceX's oil rigs, Phobos, is now located in Pascagoula, a city in Jackson County, Mississippi, The Sun Herald reported.
Google fined R3.6bn as France tackles big tech's abuse of power in adver...
The French Competition Authority said Google has been unfairly sending business to its advertising server and its online-ad auction house, to the detriment of rivals.
Bitcoin could become legal tender in El Salvador, its president says
President Nayib Bukele told an audience at the Bitcoin 2021 Conference that he will soon send a bill to Congress that will make bitcoin legal tender.
Tinder rolls out a blocking feature to help users avoid seeing their exe...
According to Tinder, the contacts will not be notified they were blocked and using the feature will not impact existing matches or messages.
India has asked Twitter to follow tough new social-media laws in the lat...
India's government warned Twitter to comply with social-media regulations, which critics say give the state more power to police online content.
G-7 strikes historic deal to revamp global tax on tech firms
The Group of Seven advanced economies agreed on the outline of a global deal on taxation that could give countries greater rights to tax US tech giants.
NASA launches further investigation into UFO sightings, saying aliens ca...
Bill Nelson, NASA's administrator, wants researchers to determine what the high-speed objects observed by Navy pilots are.
How Microsoft let Skype lose out to Zoom
Zoom Video Communications - makers of the tool that made a global pandemic less isolating - reports another quarter of explosive growth.
Outdoor mobile specialist to accompany French president to explore oppor...
French mobile device manufacturer Crosscall has been selected as part of the high-level business delegation accompanying French President Emmanuel Macron on his first visit to SA.
SA aviation regulator takes down licence portal after information breach
South Africa's aviation regulator notified stakeholders that it has taken down the portal with licence holders' personal information.
Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin says bids for a seat on its 11-minute rocket fli...
The winner of the auction gets a seat on Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket for an 11-minute flight - the company's first space-tourism flight.
Elon Musk no longer world's 2nd-richest person after Tesla shares lost a...
He has been unseated by luxury goods tycoon, LVMH chairman Bernard Arnault. Both billionaires are only set apart by a few millions.
Vodacom partners with Alibaba for South African e-commerce super-app
Vodacom has developed a so-called super-app with the Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. company, which will allow customers to take out loans and shop online
SpaceX blasted another 52 Starlink internet satellites and 2 payloads in...
A Falcon 9 SpaceX rocket shot up from Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
Facebook moderators advised to do karaoke, painting after moderating hor...
Wellness coaches for Facebook mean well, but "you don't always feel like singing ... after you've seen someone battered to bits," one moderator said.
SA's top tech players
As yet, our smaller listed tech companies cannot be mentioned in the same breath as their large foreign counterparts, but undoubtedly, they have growth and investment potential.
Twitter now tells users to review tweets to check for 'harmful or offens...
Twitter says the feature can distinguish between offensive content, sarcasm, and "friendly banter." It will also take user relationships into account.
Work from Anywhere Tech Talk Series
In the Dell Technologies, “Work from Anywhere Tech Talk Series”, Dell thought leaders share insights into the latest Tech Trends shaping and being shaped by the world, as we know it.
Mark Zuckerberg says he smeared himself in sunscreen as a disguise. He f...
Mark Zuckerberg said on an Instagram Live chat he slathered tons of sunscreen on his face while surfing to fool photographers. It "backfired."
China readies a possible R22bn Tencent fine in crackdown against tech gi...
China is preparing to slap a fine on Tencent as part of its antitrust crackdown on the country’s internet giants
Spotify undercuts Apple with new ways for podcasts to make money
Spotify is rolling out new ways for podcasters to make money from their shows, stepping up efforts after a recent move by Apple to attract talent to its platform.
From Spotify to Minecraft, Sweden proves fertile ground for unicorns
Despite a Social Democrat-led government and continued support for a welfare state, the Swedish system "is built to work for large companies," according to Bo Becker, Professor of F...
FlySafair affected by 'major technical event' that crashed booking syste...
A major international airline reservation system has suffered a "major technical event" which has brought down the booking systems of several airlines across the world.
All of the jobs currently available at Amazon in SA - as plans for new h...
Amazon is advertising more than 150 jobs in South Africa as it continues to expand its operations in the country.
Amazon opens its first hair salon, with augmented reality to try out hai...
Amazon Salon in London is only open to Amazon employees for now, but will open to the public in the coming weeks, the company said.
An AI-powered version of Albert Einstein has joined UneeQ's growing line...
UneeQ, a New Zealand and Austin-based company, has timed the launch of its digital Einstein to mark the 100th anniversary of his Nobel Prize in Physics.
Elon Musk tweeted then deleted an anti-vaccine cartoon featuring Bill Ga...
While the Microsoft billionaire and the Tesla titan have never had a particularly cozy relationship, things have heated up over the past year.
Nuance jumps 31% on news Microsoft will acquire the AI software maker fo...
The $19.7 billion deal to acquire Nuance would be Microsoft's largest since it purchased professional networking site LinkedIn in 2016.
China fines Alibaba record $2.8 billion after monopoly probe
China slapped a record $2.8 billion fine on Alibaba Group Holding after an anti-monopoly probe found it abused its market dominance.
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Why LG killed its phone business
LG's decision to close its smartphone business shows how challenging it is to compete with Apple and Samsung.
The final two crew members have been announced for Inspiration4's civili...
Here's what we know about the Inspiration4 crew members, who will be orbiting Earth on a planned September mission
Tesla appeals against a labour board ruling that ordered Elon Musk to de...
In addition to the tweet ruling, the vehicle manufacturer is fighting a decision that the company breached US labour laws.
UK satellite company OneWeb is going head-to-head with SpaceX's Starlink
OneWeb exec Chris McLaughlin told Insider the number of satellites Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos want to launch in orbit is an issue.
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