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Fin24.com | Facebook employees criticise Zuckerberg’s inaction over Trump

Senior Facebook employees took to Twitter over the weekend to express their dismay at their chief executive officer's decision not to take action on incendiary comments posted to the social network by the US president.

Fin24.com | SA placed 2nd among most favoured offshore contact centre locations

For the third year in a row, South Africa has been named the second most favoured offshore location for contact centre delivery globally.

Fin24.com | Amazon wants to build your favorite podcast

In recent months, Audible, the audiobook service owned by Amazon.com has been meeting with talent agencies and producers to discuss acquiring potential new podcast projects—or, in the terminology that Audible prefers, 'Audible Originals.'

Fin24.com | Alibaba profit falls 88% in first quarter

Chinese e-commerce leader Alibaba said Friday its net profit fell 88%in the first quarter of the year.

Fin24.com | China warns it will take 'necessary measures' to defend Huawei

China warned on Sunday that it would take "necessary measures" to protect Huawei and other firms after the United States announced new restrictions on the tech giant's purchases of semiconductor technology.

Fin24.com | China tells US to stop 'unreasonable' suppression of Huawei

Beijing has urged the United States to stop the "unreasonable suppression of Huawei and Chinese enterprises" after Washington announced new export controls to restrict the tech giant's access to semiconductor technology.

Fin24.com | Lockdown is costing Post Office nearly R800m in losses - so far

The lockdown has wiped out the ability of the Post Office to earn revenue, and the entity projects a revenue loss of R1.9bn for the year.

Fin24.com | Vodacom's high data traffic will likely be permanent, say analysts

Vodacom, which recorded as much as a 40% rise in data traffic since the lockdown began will benefit from the "structural shift" that's set to leave demand for data permanently higher.

Fin24.com | TymeBank and digital peers thrive in online shift prompted by coronavirus

With 1.6 million customers and 850 000 active accounts and counting, TymeBank's growth in the first year of its launch surpassed its own projections. But can the bank maintain this momentum as the novelty of trying new things wears off for digitally savvy early adopters?

Fin24.com | ANALYSIS | Associated Media Publishing's closure rounds off nightmare month for media firms

Associated Media's magazine brands include Cosmopolitan, Women on Wheels, and House and Leisure.

Fin24.com | MTN seeks to dismiss US anti-terrorism case in Afghanistan

The telecoms group has filed court papers to dismiss a US claim that it paid Taliban officials not to attack its operations in Afghanistan.

Fin24.com | Caxton vs. Novus: Hot metal flies in printing 'shootout'

Caxton challenges Novus with claims of extraordinary commission payments for securing a massive education department tender.

Fin24.com | Coronavirus | Naspers' first shipment of protective gear arrives in SA

The first shipment of personal protective equipment procured by Naspers has arrived in South Africa on Monday, the company said.

Fin24.com | WATCH | Facebook tries again with its Bitcoin rival

Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency could now launch in mid-November after a revamp aimed at mollifying its many critics.

Fin24.com | Regulator grants Telkom, MTN and Vodacom additional spectrum amid Covid-19

A lack of high demand spectrum has been a long-running complaint by SA telecoms groups, who say that it is needed to reduce data prices and increase speed.

Fin24.com | EXPLAINER | 5 questions about virus 'tracing' by smartphone

Can an app contain the pandemic? Interest is growing in smartphone technology as a potential key to ending lockdowns and reopening economies around the world.

Fin24.com | Zoom sued for fraud over privacy, security flaws

Weak encryption technology has given rise to the phenomenon of “Zoombombing”, where uninvited trolls gain access to a video conference.

Fin24.com | Telkom issues 2 300 voluntary severance packages

Around 2 300 Telkom employees have opted for voluntary severance packages since the start of a business restructuring process early this year, a spokesperson said on Tuesday.

Fin24.com | WhatsApp tightens rules on sharing to curb spread of fake virus news

WhatsApp on Tuesday placed new limits on message forwarding as part of an effort to curb the spread of misinformation about the coronavirus pandemic.

Fin24.com | Jack Ma makes big donation to help African Union through coronavirus

The equipment donated includes 20 000 laboratory diagnostic test kits, 100 000 medical masks, and 1 000 protective suits and face shields.

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