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Google deal does not solve HTC’s problems

It was a long wait, but Thursday morning finally looked like the time to congratulate HTC on a smart move. Except I can’t. HTC messed up. Taiwan’s iconic smartphone maker is selling 2 000 of its best and brightest engineers to

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Google firms up $1.1bn HTC deal

Google agreed to buy part of HTC’s engineering and design teams for US$1.1bn, taking on a cadre of veterans that worked on the Pixel phone and could bolster its nascent hardware business. Google is taking on

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Project Ubu launches token sale

South African start-up Project Ubu, which is working to combine the idea of a universal basic income (separate from government-led initiatives) with a blockchain-housed cryptocurrency, has announced plans to

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Bitcoin may be heading for another split

Bitcoin will probably see another splintering off in November as miners and developers debate how best to scale the cryptocurrency’s rapidly growing marketplace, says investor Roger Ver, CEO of Bitcoin.com. In

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Can SA sustain five stock exchanges?

Last week, the Financial Services Board granted the fourth new stock exchange licence issued in the past two years. The licence was awarded to Equity Express Securities Exchange, and follows those given to ZAR X

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Bitcoin start-up Luno raises R120m

Bitcoin start-up Luno has announced plans to expand into 35 new markets in Europe after securing R120m (US$9m) in a Series B funding round led by London-based Balderton Capital. Rand Merchant Investments

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Cell C chops data prices

Newly recapitalised Cell C is continuing to introduce new products as it fights its bigger rivals for market share, on Tuesday announcing aggressively priced new data packages and promotions, including one option

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Bitcoin roars back after China fears fade

The bitcoin rally is proving hard to stop. The cryptocurrency has breached $4 000, soaring more than 20% from the lows reached Friday, as concern eases that a crackdown by Chinese regulators will hinder the growth of the alternative

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