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Is Amazon coming for your industry?

Stock investors have signalled over and over that they’re worried Amazon will steamroll any industry it touches. That’s a fair worry for the most part. However, corporate leaders around the world should not be without hope

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Amazon to buy Whole Foods Market for $14bn

Amazon.com will acquire Whole Foods Market for US$13,7bn, a bombshell of a deal that catapults the e-commerce giant into hundreds of physical stores and fulfils a long-held goal of selling more groceries. Amazon agreed

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Slack sale could value start-up at $9bn

Corporate chatroom start-up Slack Technologies has received recent inquiries about a potential takeover from technology companies including Amazon.com, people with knowledge of the situation said. A deal could give San Francisco

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US tech stocks take a pounding

A crack has finally formed in the foundation of the US bull market. Now investors must decide if any structural damage has been done. This year’s hottest stocks, companies from Facebook and Apple to Netflix and Nvidia, buckled

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What Apple will announce at WWDC tonight

For the first time in years, Apple will use its annual developer conference to tout not just its software, but hardware too. When the Worldwide Developers Conference kicks off on Monday in San Jose, California

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Apple set to debut Siri smart speaker

Apple is already in your pocket, on your desk and underneath your television. Soon, a device embossed with “Designed by Apple in California” may be on your nightstand or kitchen counter as well

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Amazon powers through $1 000/share

Amazon.com’s shares topped US$1 000 for the first time on Tuesday, marking a new milestone for a company wooing investors by dominating online commerce and cloud computing. Amazon shares hit $1 001,20 in New York

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Podcast | Behind Microsoft’s big SA investment

In the wake of the significant news this week that Microsoft will open two Azure data centre facilities in South Africa, TechCentral editor Duncan McLeod sat down with Jon Tullett, research manager for IT services for Africa at research

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Google starts to think beyond ads

Google has been trying to move beyond advertising for some time, with mixed results. At its annual I/O developer conference this year, the company multiplied efforts to make money in

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