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5G drives biggest telecoms deal in years

There seemed no love lost between Marcelo Claure and John Legere, a pair of chief executives who sniped at each other incessantly – on Twitter, at public events, even in ads. But behind the scenes, the two telecommunications

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SoftBank to buy Google’s robot maker

SoftBank Group is taking over Google parent Alphabet’s robot dreams, buying Boston Dynamics to pursue a future when more machines intermingle with humans. As part of the transaction with Alphabet, SoftBank

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Telecoms deals back as CEOs head to Barcelona

Telecommunications executives from Vodafone Group to Deutsche Telekom and Telefonica are headed to the industry’s annual get-together in Barcelona next week with more on their minds than the latest handsets. Deals under consideration

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Discovery wants to be big in Japan

Discovery, South Africa’s third-largest insurer by market value, said it has set up a partnership with Japan’s Sumitomo Life Insurance Co and SoftBank Group to develop and introduce products for the world’s third-largest economy. Discovery’s

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SoftBank to buy ARM for $32bn in record deal

SoftBank Group has agreed to buy ARM Holdings for £24,3bn (US$32bn; R460bn), securing a slice of virtually every mobile computing gadget on the planet and future connected devices in the home. The Japanese company is offering £17/share in cash

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Tencent wants to be the next Marvel

Clash of Clans could be the type of tent-pole entertainment that helps Asia’s biggest Internet company build a Marvel-like universe of movies, comic books, online videos and t-shirts. Tencent Holdings, in which South Africa’s Naspers has a