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GITEX: Truecaller Compelled To Protect 7 Million Nigerian Users
The Director General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Kashifu Inuwa, says Truecaller will harmonise its operations to suit the Nigerian Data...
China Mobile To Set Up $4 billion 5G Industry Fund
Communication Minister Declares Nigeria Ready For 5G
Minister of Communications, Isa Pantami, said Nigeria was ready to deploy 5G network across the country to ease network flow in line with global requirements of communications.
Communication Minister Declares Nigeria Ready For 5G
GITEX 2019: Minister Tasks Participants On Technology Domestication
The Minister of Communications, Isa Pantami, has tasked Nigerians participating in the on-going Gulf Information Technology Exhibition (GITEX) to ensure they domesticate technology ideas and add value to Nigeria\s ICT sector to build the country’s economy.
Google Celebrates World Teachers’ Day With Doodle
Google on Saturday celebrated the World Teachers’ Day, also known as International Teachers’ Day, with a doodle.
Computer Firm HP To Cut Up To 9,000 Jobs
Computer Firm HP To Cut Up To 9,000 Jobs
Computer and printer maker, HP, on Friday announced plans to cut between 7,000 and 9,000 jobs as part of a restructuring initiative.
Facebook Removes Accounts In Nigeria, UAE, Egypt And Indonesia
Facebook Removes Accounts In Nigeria, UAE, Egypt And Indonesia
Social media giant Facebook said it has removed multiple accounts involved in what it terms “coordinated inauthentic behavior” on both its Facebook and Instagram platforms.
SpaceX Launches Falcon Heavy Rocket With 24 Satellites
Elon Musk Unveils New Mars Rocket Prototype, Expects Missions In Months
Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk has unveiled the latest iteration of his space company’s newly assembled Starship, outlining a speedy development timeline for the centerpiece vehicle of SpaceX’s quest to launch humans to the moon and Mars.
Communication Minister Declares Nigeria Ready For 5G
SIM Registration: Pantami Carries Out Threat As NCC Deactivates 2.2 Million Lines
Minister of Communications Isa Pantami has finally fulfiled his threat to deactivate 2.2million improperly registered GSM lines in the country.
Sex Abuse: World Bishops Meet At Vatican For Summit
Silicon Valley Goes To Vatican To Talk Tech Ethics
The Vatican brought together Silicon Valley heavyweights, Nobel laureates and cyber experts on Thursday to discuss the ethical use of digital technology, in a meeting officials said could provide material for a possible papal document on artificial intelligence.
Bitcoin Drops To More Than Three-month Low, Briefly Trades Below $8,000
Bitcoin Drops To More Than Three-month Low, Briefly Trades Below $8,000
Bitcoin dropped around 15% against the U.S. dollar in late trading on Tuesday, hitting a 3-1/2-month low, with some analysts ascribing the weakness to investors’ lukewarm reception to the launch of Bakkt’s bitcoin futures on Monday.
Google Launches Subscription Service For Select Apps, Games
Google Identifies With Nigerian Food Culture
Google is celebrating Nigerian food culture with the world through its project "Come Chop Bellefull: A Taste of Nigeria."
Xenophobia: Six Nigerian students cancel trip for Robotics Competition in South Africa
Xenophobia: Six Nigerian Students Competing In Robotics Competition Cancel South African Trip
Due to the recent xenophobic attacks, the six Nigerian students that will represent the country at the Africa Robotics Challenge (ARC) in South Africa on September 28 have cancelled their trip to the country for safety.
Google Launches Subscription Service For Select Apps, Games
Google said on Monday it is rolling out Google Play Pass, a subscription service that gives Android users access to more than 350 apps and games without ads and in-app purchases.
Apple To Make New Mac Pro PCs In U.S. After Some Tariff Exemptions
Apple To Make New Mac Pro PCs In U.S. After Some Tariff Exemptions
Apple said on Monday it will make new Mac Pro desktop computers at its Austin, Texas facility, following some relief on tariffs by the U.S. government.
Cambridge Analytica Row: Facebook Suspends Tens Of Thousands Of Apps
Facebook said on Friday it has suspended tens of thousands of apps on the social networking platform, as part of the company’s ongoing app developer investigation it began in March 2018 in response to the Cambridge Analytica row.
Google To Invest 3 Billion Euros In European Data Centers
Google will make an additional investment of 3 billion euros ($3.3 billion) over the next two years to expand its European data centers, Chief Executive Sundar Pichai said in Finland.
No Crowds As Apple's iPhone 11 Hits Stores In China
No Crowds As Apple’s iPhone 11 Hits Stores In China
Apple’s latest iPhone 11 range hit stores in China on Friday, with short queues of die-hard fans contrasting with the hundreds who camped out ahead of some previous launches.
Facebook Met UK Officials Three Times Before Announcing Libra
Facebook Met UK Officials Three Times Before Announcing Libra
Facebook met British finance ministry, central bank and regulatory officials in the weeks before making public its plans for the Libra digital currency.
Apple Taps Recycled Rare Earth Elements For iPhone Parts
Apple said it will use recycled rare earths in its “Taptic Engine,” a part that lets iPhones mimic a physical button click despite being a flat pane of glass.
Facebook Unveils New Portal Video Chat, TV Streaming Devices
Facebook unveiled new models of its Portal video chatting devices on Wednesday, making the company’s first foray into TV streaming hardware but offering a limited selection of subscription services.
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