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WATCH: European watchdogs demand detail on Facebook's cryptocurrency

Jun 26 2019 19:08

Facebook's fledgling cryptocurrency faced mounting scrutiny on Tuesday as European central bankers and regulators demanded more detail on the social media giant's Libra project.

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WATCH: San Francisco bans e-cigarette sales in the city

Jun 26 2019 12:41

It's the most far-reaching crackdown on vaping to date. San Francisco has became the first major US city to vote for a ban on the sale and distribution of e-cigarettes.

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WATCH: Facebook to ID French hate speech suspects

Jun 26 2019 07:57

In a world first, Facebook has agreed to hand over the identification data of French users suspected of hate speech on its platform to judges.

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Naspers says delay in listing Prosus 'unfortunate'

Jun 24 2019 17:34

Naspers had scheduled the Prosus listing for July 17. It now plans to list in September, following a shareholders meeting in mid-August.

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WATCH: Johannesburg's coding dojo that takes only 1% of applicants

Jun 24 2019 10:59

South Africa is facing a severe shortage of developers leaving major sectors such as financial institutions struggling to recruit employees with critical computer skills. A small, and alternative academy in Johannesburg is working to change that.

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Bitcoin surpasses $11 000 as memories of popped bubble fade

Jun 24 2019 10:01

Bitcoin has traded above $11 000 for the first time in 15 months, recouping more than half of the parabolic increase that captured the attention of mainstream investors before the cryptocurrency bubble burst last year.

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WATCH: Lawmakers slam Facebook over cryptocurrency plan, call for temporary suspension

Jun 22 2019 20:15

House Financial Services chairperson Maxine Waters requested Facebook agree to a moratorium on Libra's development "until Congress and regulators have the opportunity to examine these issues" and called on company heads to testify in Washington.

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MTN, Vodacom given boost by promise of long-delayed spectrum

Jun 21 2019 19:32

Vodacom and MTN, the country's two biggest mobile-phone providers, have long been demanding the opportunity to bid for new spectrum to extend high-speed internet to new customers and increase data revenue.

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Multichoice to retrench shop and call centre staff - reports

Jun 21 2019 18:37

This comes after the company listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and is an indication that Multichoice will look to make significant adjustments to the customer service component of the business.

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Slack tops $19bn value in trading debut after shunning IPO

Jun 21 2019 14:45

A parade of initial public offerings from Silicon Valley this year has garnered a mixed reception from investors. Slack took a different route, and saw its shares soar as it went public without an IPO.

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Visa, Mastercard, PayPal join Facebook to form crypto effort

Jun 19 2019 12:51

If Facebook’s new digital currency goes according to plan, it could one day compete with payment giants Visa, Mastercard and PayPal. But for now, all three are set to work with the social-media company on the venture.

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