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Tencent, Netease still frozen out as China approves latest games

Tencent and Netease were left out again when regulators green-lit the latest batch of online games, spurring concern that China's largest gaming companies may have to wait longer than anticipated to start making money off hit titles.

Google fined €50m as France uses new EU privacy law

Google has been at the receiving end of a hefty fine of $56.8m by France's privacy regulator, which used its new powers to levy much higher penalties for the first time under European Union data protection rules.

Tesla gets green light to start delivering model 3 in Europe

Tesla has received permission to start selling its Model 3 in Europe, clearing the final hurdle in bringing the electric-car maker's top seller to the home turf of Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz.

WhatsApp limits message forwards to rein in fake news

WhatsApp messaging service has begun to globally restrict the number of people a message can be forwarded to, in an attempt to fight fake and misleading information from going viral on its platform.

Apple's Tim Cook calls for privacy bill with right to delete data

Apple chief executive Tim Cook has called on US lawmakers to pass privacy legislation enabling consumers to see and delete their harvested online personal data from a central clearinghouse.

SPECIAL REPORT Are we being overcharged for data? How SA stacks up against 9 peer countries

Why is data in South Africa so expensive? Why does it 'expire'? And is there anything that anyone can do about it? Fin24 unpacks the issues in the third report in this four-part series published daily on the cost of data in SA.

SPECIAL REPORT Data costs are falling, say Vodacom, MTN, Cell C, Telkom

Why is data in South Africa so expensive? Why does it 'expire'? And is there anything that anyone can do about it? Fin24 unpacks the issues in the second report in this four-part series published daily on the cost of data in SA.

SPECIAL REPORT This is why data still costs you twice what it could

Why is data in South Africa so expensive? Why does it 'expire'? And is there anything that anyone can do about it? Fin24 unpacks the issues in the first of this four-part series that will be published daily this week on the cost of data in SA.

Jay-Z's Tidal under investigation over streaming numbers

Tidal, a subscription-based music and video streaming service owned by rapper Jay-Z, is being investigated in Norway over allegations of falsely inflating listening numbers.

Nokia looks to Africa for 2019's fastest mobile development

Joachim Wuilmet said Africa is poised at the edge of an evolution, ready to show the rest of the world what it can do with innovation.

Cape Town tech firm secures $1.85m funding to expand

WhereIsMyTransport, a public transport data and technology company founded in Cape Town, has announced an investment of $1.85m as part of its Series A funding round.

Vodacom pays ex-worker for 'Please Call Me' idea after pact

Vodacom is paying out 'reasonable compensation' to a former employee of the South African mobile-network operator for his idea to develop a popular call-back service.

Huawei uproar widens as Poland arrests two in China-spying probe

Poland has arrested a Huawei employee and a former Polish security agent and accused them of spying for China, public television news channel TVPInfo said on Friday.

Tencent unveils a Siri-like digital assistant for WeChat users

Tencent will soon introduce a Siri-like digital assistant for WeChat, helping the messaging service's billion-plus users with simple tasks such as playing music and hailing a ride.

Toyota wants world to use its tech that keeps cars from crashing

Carmaker Toyota has decided to share with rivals an automated safety system that uses self-driving technology to keep cars from crashing.

Warning to check ride-hailing surge pricing on New Year's Eve

Pricing algorithms for e-hailing services are determined by demand and supply. And on New Year's Eve demand soars.

Elon Musk to visit China soon for Tesla factory ground breaking

Tesla is getting ready to break ground on its factory and chief executive officer Elon Musk can't wait to visit.

WATCH: SpaceX launches first national security mission

The Falcon 9 rocket from SpaceX, which is carrying a US military navigation satellite, blasts off, marking the space transportation company's first national security space mission for the US.

Chinese firms offer subsidies on Huawei phones in show of support

Chinese firms are encouraging staff to buy Huawei smartphones following Canada's arrest of a top Huawei executive on a US extradition request, which has triggered an outpouring of nationalist support.
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