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Paul Booth

Paul Booth is an independent commentator who looks for significance in what ICT vendors haven't said.

EU imposes new rules on content moderation, user privacy

The world's biggest tech companies face unprecedented legal scrutiny under the EU's sweeping Digital Services Act.

Financial Jul 31, 2023

Meta tries on Threads for size

Facebook parent company Meta has launched Threads, a standalone microblogging app that rivals Twitter.

Financial Jul 3, 2023

Diebold Nixdorf files for bankruptcy

The company says it has reached an agreement to reduce its overall debt by $2.1 billion.

Financial May 29, 2023

Meta hit by record €1.2bn fine

The company has been given five months to stop transferring users’ data to the US.

Financial May 2, 2023

Big buys dominate

Silver Lake’s offer to buy Software AG for €2.2 billion and Emerson Electric’s agreement to acquire National Instruments for $8.2 billion made headlines in April.

Financial Apr 3, 2023

Future more certain for Toshiba

Toshiba's board has accepted a $15.2 billion buyout offer from a group led by Japan Industrial Partners.

Enterprise Feb 27, 2023

Avaya files for bankruptcy again

This is the second time the company has filed for bankruptcy in six years.

Financial Jan 30, 2023

Microsoft makes multibillion-dollar investment in OpenAI

This will see the software giant deepening ties with the start-up behind the chatbot sensation ChatGPT.

Financial Jan 9, 2023

Thoma Bravo continues to invest

The company bought Nearmap for $706 million and is set to buy Coupa Software for $8 billion.

Review of the ICT industry's 2022

A look back at the tech industry’s remarkable year, while previewing what’s to come, with IOT and robotics still the key short-term opportunities.

Financial Dec 5, 2022

Twitter closes doors in Ghana

The company’s strategies under its new owner, Elon Musk, include shutting down Ghana’s only regional office.

Financial Oct 31, 2022

Elon Musk makes it official

The world’s richest man has completed his takeover of Twitter.