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By Guy Faulconbridge and Paul Sandle LONDON (Reuters) - Silicon Valley technology giants such as Facebook and Google have grown so dominant they may need to be broken up, unless challengers or...
(Reuters) - WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton had disagreements with Facebook <FB.O> Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg and Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg over monetization of the messaging service before he left the company, according to an interview with Acton published by Forbes on Wednesday. ...
CAPE TOWN - South Africa is likely to adopt new plans for the country's car industry in December which aim to increase the local content of assembled cars to 60 percent by 2035 from around 38 percent now, a cabinet minister said on Thursday. The new plan, which will come into effect in 2021, seeks to provide stability for one...
SEATTLE — Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie, are divorcing, ending a 25-year marriage that played a role in the creation of an e-commerce company that made Bezos one of the world's wealthiest people. The decision to divorce comes after a trial separation, according to a "If we had known we would separate after 25 years, we would do...
SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg questioned the business case for giving millions of outside software developers wide access to customer data before endorsing the practice in 2012, according to internal emails published on Wednesday. The decision made it possible for a quiz app to gather data on about 87 million Facebook users the following year, and later...
BEIJING- Shares in several of Apple Inc's <AAPL.O> Asian suppliers fell for a second straight day on Tuesday, hurt by a report from Taiwan's Economic Daily and some analysts saying that iPhone X demand could come in below expectations in the first quarter. Apple will slash its sales forecast for the iPhone X in the quarter to 30 million units,...
JOHANNESBURG, November 8 - Local writer Sibusiso Khuzwayo's dream of directing a film came true after a donation of filming equipment from the KwaZulu Natal Film Commission, the National Film and Video Foundation, Panavision and Panalux. When Sibusiso Khuzwayo read Thabo Mbeki’s biography, “The Dream Deferred" by Mark Gevisser he was inspired by the story about a boy who read...
JOHANNESBURG- The largest black-empowered JSE-listed ICT group, AYO Technology Solutions, is set to join the wireless operators' field as they bid for a share of the licensing of 4G spectrum in an auction that runs until March 2019. IOL reported that the Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services Siyabonga Cwele had confirmed that spectrum would be put on the auction...
British scientists at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) create the world's smallest Christmas card, so tiny that over 200 million of them could fit into a standard postage stamp. WATCH: This Christmas card is so small that more than 200 million of them could fit on a standard postage stamp. It was created by British scientists at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL),...
HAVANA (Reuters) - Cubans use them to fish, ferment wine, fix punctures or tie up hair; latex condoms have become the ultimate multipurpose tool on the Communist-run island where shortages of basic goods have forced locals to become masters of invention. ...

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