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Kenya

Alphabet To Deploy Loon Internet Balloons In Kenya’s Skies In 2019

Alphabet's Loon project said Thursday that its balloons will bring internet to remote parts of Kenya next year.
WeChat

Google Launches Game On Tencent’s Wechat As It Eyes China Market

Google has launched an artificial intelligence game on Tencent social media app WeChat, as the company continues to show tentative signs of re-entering China’s consumer market.

Apple Under Threat As Amazon.com’s Stock Market Value Hits $900bn

Amazon.com’s stock market value reached $900 billion on Wednesday for the first time, marking a major milestone in its 21-year trajectory as a publicly listed company.
Google

EU Hits Google With €4.3bn Android Fine Over Android

US tech giant Google has been fined a record €4.34bn ($5bn; £3.9bn) by the European Commission over Android.

EU Slams €4.3bn Fine On Google Over Android

Google has been fined a record €4.34bn for using its Android smartphone system to illegally boost its search engine. 
Microsoft Rolls Out Native Ad-blocking Feature In Edge For Android

Walmart, Microsoft In Partnership To Use Cloud Tech

Retail giant Walmart has entered into a strategic partnership with Microsoft for wider use of cloud and artificial intelligence technology.
Microsoft

Microsoft Windows Notepad App Gets First Update In Years

Windows has announced that the next Windows 10 update will include some quality of life improvements for its notepad app.
Uber

Uber Under Probe For Gender Discrimination – Report

Uber Technologies is being investigation by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for alleged gender discrimination on issues such as pay.
ZTE

U.S. Lifts Ban On Suppliers Selling To China’s ZTE

The U.S. on Friday lifted a ban on U.S. companies selling goods to ZTE Corp, allowing China’s second-largest telecoms equipment maker to resume business.

Senator Seeks ICT Education In Schools

The senator representing the Lagos East District at the Senate, Gbenga Ashafa, wants Information Communication Technology to be taken seriously in schools.

Rolls Royce To Develop Flying Taxi

Engine maker Rolls-Royce has designed a propulsion system for a flying taxi which it says could take to the skies as soon as early next decade.
Apps

Facebook Says It Will Not Remove Fake News

Facebook says it will not remove fake news from its platform because it does not violate its community standards.

IT Expert Urges NLC To Enforce MTN Condition Of Service For S/African Employees In Nigeria

An IT expert, Tunde Ezichi, has called on the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to carry out an investigation of the condition of service of MTN’s employees in South Africa and insist on same in Nigeria.
Gaming

Online Football Gambling Lands Over 540 In Trouble

A crack down on online football gambling during the World Cup in China have seen the  arrest of more than 540 suspected of participating in schemes involving more than $1.5 billion, state media said.

MTN Denies Engaging Casual Workers

Telecommunications giant, MTN Nigeria has denied has denied that the telecommunications company engaged casual employees.
Facebook

Facebook Removes ‘Treason’ As Tag To Identify Users’ Interests

Facebook has removed “treason” as a keyword to identify its users’ interests for advertisers, it said on Wednesday, after Danish state broadcaster DR revealed its existence.
Twitter

Twitter Says Removal Of Fake Accounts Does Not Hurt User Metrics

Twitter said on Monday it has removed fake accounts but that does not impact its reported user metrics as was indicated in a report by The Washington Post.
ZTE

ZTE Inches Closer To Resuming Business In US

Chinese tech giant ZTE has signed an agreement with the US paving the way for it to resume business in the country.
Instagram

Instagram Updated With Option To Ask Questions In Stories

Instagram quietly updated its mobile apps to allow users to add questions inside their Stories.

Apple Employee Accused Of Stealing Driverless Car Secrets

A former Apple employee has been accused of stealing the company's self-driving car secrets and trying to flee to China with them.

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