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News24’s breaking news wire service brings you the latest South African, African and international news reports and press updates from newsrooms across the country. | WATCH: Alphabet's public market cap tops $1trn

The public market capitalisation of Google parent Alphabet topped the $1trn mark shortly before the close of trading on Thursday, making it the fourth S&P 500 component to top the lofty level. | MTN appoints new South Sudan CEO, but Cameroon chief resigns

Gordian Kyomukama has been appointed new MTN South Sudan CEO, effective 21 January 2020, the group announced on Thursday. | Telkom plans to cut 3 000 jobs

Telkom has issued a notice to cut as many as 3 000 jobs - nearly a third of its workforce - across multiple departments, as the company looks to streamline its operations amid falling earnings and changing market conditions. | WATCH | Online sales hit record high this holiday season: report

US shoppers spent more online during this year's holiday shopping season, a report by Mastercard showed, with e-commerce sales hitting a record high. | Church questions ethics of investment in AI

The Church of England has launched a study into an existential question: do its investments in big-tech giants contradict the Christian faith? | Government to reconsider set top box roll out model

Minister of Communications Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams told reporter that government would reassess the model through which it distributed digital television set top boxes around the country, as the previous model proved itself to be a failure. | Apple, Google, Amazon eye common standard for smart home devices

Will Amazon's Alexa, Apple's Siri and Google Assistant finally get along? | Data Market Inquiry: MTN prepared to defend itself before Competition Tribunal

Mobile operator MTN says the Competition Commission's recommendations to address competition in the data services market is non-binding and that it is prepared to challenge any prosecution against it before the Tribunal. | TymeBank's plans its next shakeup: triple its size in a year

SA’s fastest growing digital bank, TymeBank, has attracted mostly low-income earners, many of whom don’t use smartphones for banking, and says it will be switching gears in a bid to triple its size by the end of 2020. | Prosus raises offer for Just Eat app as takeover bids intensify

Prosus has raised its bid for UK food delivery firm Just Eat as it tries to win over investors and beat out an offer from rival | WATCH: Facebook to allow photo transfer to Google Photos

Facebook says it has introduced a tool to transfer photos and videos from the social media network directly to other services, starting with Google Photos. | Sunday Read: Big Telco’s price-gouging led to Big Government over-reach

The data pricing debate is only beginning, says Ferial Haffajee. | Nearly two-thirds of shareholders give EOH thumbs down on remuneration policy

A whopping 65.36% of embattled IT group EOH’s shareholders have shot down the company’s remuneration policy. | MultiChoice assists South African police arrest suspect, in crackdown on piracy

The South African Police Services, in collaboration with MultiChoice group, have arrested a suspect in connection with illegally selling pirated internet streaming devices and online subscriptions. | Scared of surveillance? Here's where Big Brother is watching, according to a new report

IT company Precise Security has compiled a list of the countries with the most surveillance cameras in the world. | SA second-worst in the world for spam SMSes

South Africa is one of the most spammed countries in the world - and it also ranks among the worst offenders for phone scams, according to a new report by caller ID and spam blocking app Truecaller. | A key struggle is government not paying up, state IT agency tells Parly

SITA acting CEO Ntutule Tshenye said among its challenges involved getting government departments and entities that used its services to pay up. | Telkom says Cell C has rejected its takeover bid

Telkoms says it "continues to believe the offer is a compelling proposition". | Cell C: Roaming deal a key part of turnaround, and Telkom one of many to approach us

Telkom says the success of its takeover bid of Cell C depends on the ability of the mobile operator to complete its financial restructuring. | For Apple and Disney+, getting people to sign up is not the hard part

Disney sold a $7-a-month service using a colossal back catalog of content and a single episode of a new buzzy series based on a well-known franchise, Star Wars.

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