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Facebook Stops Staff Help For Politicians

Facebook has announced that it will no longer send employees to work at the offices of political campaigns during elections.
Trump

Google Staff Discussed Ways To Fight Trump Travel Ban

Google employees discussed how to counter Pres. Donald Trump’s 2017 travel ban by modifying search functions to help people contribute to immigration advocacy groups and contact lawmakers.
Cyber attack

US Introduces New Strategy To Counter Cyber Attacks

A new cybersecurity strategy signed on Thursday by President Donald Trump, will enable the US to conduct and counter cyber attacks more freely.
Spotify

Spotify To Allow Artists Post Music Without Labels

Spotify on Thursday said that it will allow select artists to upload songs directly without record labels or distributors.
Google

Google Defends Gmail Data Sharing

Google gave details about its policies for third-party Gmail add-ons but stopped short of fully addressing questions from US senators about developers who break its email-scanning rules.
NCC

NCC To Partner National Assembly In Enacting Social Media Law

The Nigeria Communications Commission is set to collaborate with the National Assembly in enacting a law that will regulate the social media platforms.
PlayStation

Sony Unveils Mini PlayStation Console

Sony has unveiled a miniature version of the first PlayStation console, which originally launched in 1994.
Panasonic

Inmarsat, Panasonic Partner On In-flight Broadband

British satellite company Inmarsat said it would collaborate with Japan’s Panasonic Avionics in providing in-flight broadband for commercial airlines.
WeChat

China Launches New Platform For Public Complaints

China on Thursday announced new services on Wechat and Alipay, two of the country’s most popular apps, to receive complaints and suggestions from citizens.
Samsung

Samsung Officially Launches Triple-camera Galaxy A7

Samsung has officially announced its Galaxy A7 phone with a triple rear camera, a day after a photo of the phone was leaked to the public.
NCC

Danbatta Wants Telcos To Fund Research, Innovations

The Executive Vice Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Umar Danbatta, has urged telecommunications companies to assist in funding researches and innovations that will add...

Nigeria Hits 163m Voice Subscription, Says NCC

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says Nigeria’s voice subscriber base has moved to 163million at the moment.
Instagram

Instagram Launches Expanded Shopping Features

Instagram is taking the e-commerce arena by storm with the latest announcement to its growing e-commerce business.
Amazon

Amazon Investigates Suspected Data Leaks By Bribed Employees

Amazon is investigating whether employees are being bribed to leak company data to sellers, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal.

Rolls-Royce Signs Deal To Produce Trial Hybrid-electric Train Engines

Rolls-Royce has signed a deal to conduct a trial conversion of diesel trains to hybrid-electric engines in Britain.
MainOne

Mainone Lands Huge Investment From Orange

French telecoms group Orange has announced it has made a major investment in MainOne Cable Company.

Amazon’s Digital Advertising Market Share Surges

Online retail giant Amazon is closing the dominance of Google and Facebook in the US digital, according to an eMarketer forecast released on Wednesday.

Facebook Accused Of Job Ad Gender Discrimination

American Civil Liberties Union has alleged that Facebook's advertising system allows employers to target job ads based on gender.

IBM Launches AI Bias Detecting Tool

IBM is set to launch a tool for the purpose of analysing how and why algorithms make decisions in real time.
Google

Renault-Nissan Adopts Android In Coup For Google

The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi carmaking alliance said on Tuesday it will adopt Alphabet’s Google Android operating system.

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