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Twitter’s board recommends shareholders vote to approve Musk deal

Twitter Inc’s board unanimously recommended that shareholders approve Elon Musk’s bid to take the social media company private in a $44 billion deal, eight days before they are scheduled to vote and as the billionaire entrepreneur seems to be seeking..

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Pick n Pay partners with Takealot for on-demand delivery – here’s how it will work

Retail group Pick n Pay has partnered with Takealot Group to expand its on-demand delivery service capabilities. Through the partnership, Pick n Pay will have a dedicated on-demand delivery service available on Takealot’s Mr D delivery app, integrat..

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Apple testing iPhones with USB-C ports

Apple Inc is testing future iPhone models that replace the current Lightning charging port with the more prevalent USB-C connector, according to people with knowledge of the situation, a move that could help the company conform with looming European ..

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MTN SA reports solid growth despite rising inflation and load shedding

MTN Group says it delivered a solid Q1 2022 performance, with double-digit service revenue growth in a challenging macroeconomic environment. “Many of our markets have also experienced rising inflation and interest rates, and pressure on consumer sp..

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Google devices chief says ‘ambient computing’ is future goal

Google is staking its vision for the future on what it’s calling “ambient computing,” according to Rick Osterloh, Google’s hardware chief. “Computers should be able to help you with whatever you need seamlessly, and be all around you,” Osterloh said..

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Digital boost for South Africa’s most densely populated province

MTN South Africa says it will ramp up its investment in Gauteng to meet increasing demand, while the group will also extend its reach into township areas. The fight against battery theft and vandalism remains a key priority in 2022, the group said i..

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Goodbye iPod: Apple says groundbreaking music device is no more

Apple Inc’s iPod, a groundbreaking device that upended the music and electronics industries more than two decades ago, is no more. The company announced Tuesday that it would discontinue the iPod Touch, the last remnant of a product line that first ..

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Game launches new online store as it takes aim at delivery market in South Africa

Massmart-owned retailer Game has launched a new online store which it says forms the next step in its turnaround strategy. The store has been supported by an investment from Massmart and a dedicated support team in Walmart’s global tech hub in Bangal..

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New high-speed trains planned for South Africa: minister

South Africa plans to introduce a new high-speed rail system as part of its new national rail policy, says Transport minister Fikile Mbalula. Addressing media on Monday (9 May), Mbalula said the framework will serve as the foundation for the establi..

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Here’s who is helping Elon Musk buy Twitter – including a Saudi prince and another South African

Elon Musk’s $7.1 billion of new financing commitments to help him buy Twitter for $44 billion come from the highest rungs of global finance – and some familiar faces from his other ventures. The Tesla co-founder won over the Saudi prince who initial..

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3 changes coming to WhatsApp

Meta chief executive Mark Zuckerberg has announced the launch of ‘reactions’ on the group’s popular WhatsApp messaging service. Zuckerberg confirmed that the feature will begin rolling out to all users from Thursday (5 May). The feature will allow u..

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Shoprite is using AI in its South African stores – how it works

The Shoprite Group has introduced artificial intelligence and machine learning in its stores to help address food waste and other logistics issues. The supermarket group, which is South Africa’s largest private-sector employer, said a key function o..

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