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HTC facing an uncertain future

HTC is exploring its options. That’s exactly what the former smartphone high flyer should be doing. An adviser has been engaged and the Taiwan manufacturer is considering bringing in a strategic investor. A full or partial

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The astonishing rise of Tencent

There’s only one stock in Asia that’s really mattered this year – Tencent Holdings, in which South Africa’s Naspers has a 33.2% stake. A 76% surge in its Hong Kong shares has lifted the company’s value by US$175bn (R2.3 trillion

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Worries grow over Tencent, Alibaba valuations

Alibaba and Tencent can count themselves among the world’s costliest technology companies after a stellar run. To justify those lofty valuations, China’s two largest corporations have to deliver on some of the riskiest bets they’ve

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Naspers’s Tencent dominates in messaging

Tencent Holdings’ messaging services were by far the most popular Chinese mobile apps in 2016, leading steady growth in the world’s largest Internet and smartphone market, the government’s online industry overseers said on Sunday. WeChat remained the most

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How Yahoo came up with its new name

Yahoo, or rather what will be left of it once it has sold its operational Internet assets to Verizon Communications in a $4,8bn deal, will change its name to the rather obscure Altaba, the US company said in a regulatory filing

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Naspers rides high on soaring Tencent

Tencent Holdings, in which South African media and technology group Naspers holds a 34%, posted a second quarter profit that beat analysts’ expectations as the company lined up more mobile games and media

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The best tech businesses aren’t really tech

Technology companies are a lot like contemporary art. Their valuations reflect narratives more than anything else, and it’s just as important to devise the right framework to describe a phenomenon as it is to build a beautiful product. Two New