Sony blunder sees entire movie uploaded to YouTube

By Eve Buckland for MailOnline  Sony Pictures accidentally uploaded an entire film to YouTube, instead of the trailer on Tuesday. A clip labelled ‘Khali the Killer: Official Red Band Trailer’ made its way onto the video sharing site, but when unsuspecting...

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Google tops SA’s best places to work

Branding firm, Universum, has released its Most Attractive Employer rankings for 2018. In it, it lists the companies that South African professionals are most keen to work for, based on aspects such as salary expectations, concerns relating to employment, goals (both...

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Rain takes on Vodacom, MTN

By Nick Hedley for Business Day  The new mobile operator backed by prominent businessmen Patrice Motsepe, Paul Harris and Michael Jordaan is taking the fight over data prices to sector giants Vodacom and MTN. Rain, a data-only network operator that launched mobile...

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‘Big Four’ tech stocks slump

By Jasper Jolly for City A.M  The US’s biggest technology stocks – Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google, collectively known as the Fangs – have fallen steeply as concerns over a trade war weighed on world indices. The tech-heavy Nasdaq index fell by more...

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Uber wins back its licence to operate in London

Source: Fin24 A London court has granted ride-hailing firm Uber a licence to keep operating in the capital, accepting the firm’s assertions that its corporate culture had changed and that it should be allowed to keep driving on the streets of London. However,...

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Five massive data breaches affecting South Africans

By Tehillah Niselow for Fin24  Liberty Holdings customers received SMSs on Saturday alerting them that personal information related to their insurance policies could have been stolen by an external party. The Information Regulator, which has asked for information...

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WhatsApp will soon stop working on older phones

By Aaron Brown for MailOnline WhatsApp will drop support for millions of older smartphones, leaving users unable to send or receive texts via the hugely popular messaging app. The Facebook-owned chat app will drop support for iOS 7 from 1 February 2020. As a result,...

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Online shopping grows in SA

By Joseph Booysen for Business Report Although traditional retail stores dominate the South African market, consumers are choosing the online option for cheaper technical goods purchases. According to the latest research report by GfK (Growth from Knowledge), South...

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Tech-friendly letter writing

By Akanksha Singh for Grok Nation Imagine sending out an email to a friend, only to receive a digital handwritten note back. Handwriting correspondence, snapping a photo and sending it digitally is what I call “tech-friendly letter writing.” Once upon a time, people...

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R552bn wiped off cryptocurrencies after hack

By Eric Lam, Jiyeun Lee and Jordan Robertson for Bloomberg / Fin24  The 2018 selloff in cryptocurrencies deepened, wiping out about $42bn (about R552bn) of market value over the weekend and extending this year’s slump in Bitcoin to more than 50%. Some observers pinned...

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Uber could teach its AI to know when you’re drunk

By Daniel Cooper for Engadget Problematic transportation outfit Uber is thinking about a way to use your phone to determine if you’ve been drinking. A patent application was uncovered by CNN, entitled “Predicting user state using machine learning,”...

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Would you know if someone was masquerading as your CEO?

By Vicky Sidler for MyBroadband / Nick Saunders at Mimecast When I say the word “bat”, what image comes to mind? A flying mammal? A cricket bat? In English, they call this a “homograph”: when two or more words are spelled the same but don’t...

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