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Naspers looks for growth beyond Tencent

Naspers will approach investors in the US and the UK next week about a bond issue as Africa’s biggest company by market value continues its acquisition-hungry quest to expand its Internet businesses. The proceeds for the bond will shore

TalkCentral: Ep 180 – ‘Steam Winter Sale’

On TalkCentral this week, Vodacom breaks the 500Mbit/s mobile download barrier, Uber’s CEO quits and Liquid Telecom outlines its plans for Neotel. Plus, it seems you can now “root” your drone. Also this week, we pick our best deals

Zuckerberg has a new mission for Facebook

Facebook is no longer just about “connecting the world”. CEO Mark Zuckerberg has written a new mission statement: to “give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together”. Zuckerberg has been rethinking

Behind the dramatic departure of Uber’s CEO

As Travis Kalanick was in Chicago interviewing a candidate to be his deputy at Uber Technologies, two investors were on a plane to deliver the news that they wanted the CEO gone. Matt Cohler and Peter Fenton, partners at venture capital firm

Cell C’s massive restructuring plan taking shape

Cell C is seeking to cut its debt by 73% as part of a deal that will help South Africa’s third largest mobile phone operator sell a stake to Blue Label Telecoms while retaining its operating licence, according to two people

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick quits

Uber Technologies CEO Travis Kalanick has resigned, capping a series of controversies that have rocked the world’s largest privately backed start-up. The company confirmed Kalanick’s departure from the top executive’s

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