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Tech giants are stronger than Paul McCartney

The European parliament’s rejection of new copyright rules shows how difficult it is for regulators to compel the tech industry to pay for content that it uses for free. The parliament voted on Thursday to send a draft

Uganda defends controversial social media tax

Ugandan authorities have defended the introduction of a tax on users of social media such as Facebook and Twitter, saying the revenue is necessary to fund public services. The daily levy equivalent to about

Uganda tightens its grip on the Internet

If Ugandan authorities have their way, checking Facebook or Twitter will cost you a few cents a day while a state-procured device scans your computer for pornography. They’re just some of the measures the

Instagram may be worth more than $100-billion

Facebook’s Instagram is estimated to be worth more than US$100-billion (R1.4-trillion), if it were a standalone company, marking a 100-fold return for the app was purchased in 2012, according to data compiled by

Facebook + Google = world domination?

Facebook and Google are the biggest media owners in almost every market across the globe and they seem to be heading for world domination. But is that so bad? One of my favourite TV shows growing up

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