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Amazon profits soar

Amazon.com reminded investors on Thursday that scraping by selling things online was just the beginning. The world’s biggest Internet retailer reported larger profits in the first quarter and forecast more of the

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Azure cloud propels Microsoft to new heights

Microsoft exceeded analysts’ projections for fiscal third-quarter sales and profit, lifted by strong corporate demand for cloud computing services as the software maker added new features. Profit in the period ended 31

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Amazon working on top-secret home robot

Ten years ago, Amazon introduced the Kindle and established the appeal of reading on a digital device. Four years ago, Jeff Bezos and company rolled out the Echo, prompting millions of people to start talking

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HomePod isn’t the sales hit Apple wanted

When Apple’s HomePod smart speaker went on sale in January, it entered a market pioneered and dominated by Amazon’s Echo line-up of Alexa-powered devices. Apple, which has arrived late before only to overtake

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Global tech boom isn’t done, SA experts say

Despite the enormous run-up in global technology stocks in the past five years – and the recent stomach-churning volatility – the market isn’t repeating the dot-com euphoria of 1999 and South African investors would

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Trump renews assault on Amazon

US President Donald Trump said he will take a “very serious look” at Amazon.com and what he said is an “uneven playing field” the retailer enjoys against competitors. “I’m going to study it and take a look,” Trump

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‘Big Tech’ isn’t one big monopoly

Public concern about Facebook’s power in society – and in politics – has skyrocketed in the wake of revelations that users’ data was analysed by a UK-based marketing firm and used to construct highly targeted political

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