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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. | 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. | Google checking accounts may give banks an edge in deposit wars

The technology giant said last week it’s exploring how it can partner with banks to offer checking accounts through its Google Pay app | WATCH: WeWork begins search for a new CEO, sources say

WeWork has started a search for a new chief executive following the departure of co-founder Adam Neumann, as the US office-sharing start-up seeks to reverse its widening losses. | Facebook staff opposes policy allowing lies in political ads

The group's CEO Mark Zuckerberg has strongly argued against fact-checking in political ads. | Blue Label co-founders quit Cell C board

Troubled cellphone operator Cell C has announced changes to its board, with the appointment of new chair Joe Mthimunye. | Altron increases profit, says UK growth exceeded expectations

But the group was also hit by a high court verdict and the 'precautionary suspensions' of execs. | Mystery Tencent sell-off wipes billions off Naspers, Prosus

Naspers and Prosus fell by more than 5% yesterday, losing R145 billion of their combined market value in a single day. | Google says quantum computer beat 10 000-year task in minutes

Alphabet’s Google says it has built a computer that’s reached “quantum supremacy,” performing a computation in 200 seconds that would take the fastest supercomputers about 10 000 years. | Gmail hooked us on free storage. Now Google is making us pay

Google lured billions of consumers to its digital services by offering copious free cloud storage. That’s beginning to change. | Prosus makes hostile R93bn bid for food delivery company

The new Naspers international digital company Prosus has made a hostile bid of R93.35bn for the UK-based food delivery company Just Eat.

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