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Amazon's Jeff Bezos Ex-wife MacKenzie Pledges Half Her Fortune To Charity After Divorce
Amazon’s Jeff Bezos Ex-wife MacKenzie Pledges Half Her Fortune To Charity After Divorce
MacKenzie Bezos, the former wife of Amazon.com Inc Chief Executive Jeff Bezos, pledged on Tuesday to give half her $36 billion fortune to charity, following a movement founded by billionaires Warren Buffett and Bill and Melinda Gates.
Google To Acquire Analytics Software Firm Looker For $2.6 Billion
Google To Invest 600 Million Euros In Finnish Data Center
Google said on Monday it planned to invest about 600 million euros ($672 million) in a new data center in Hamina, Finland.
Uber
Uber’s First Employee, Ryan Graves, Resigns From Board
Uber’s first employee and one-time chief executive Ryan Graves will step down from the company’s board of directors, Uber said on Friday.
MTN Pays Final N55bn To Complete N330bn NCC Fine
MTN Confirms EFCC Investigation Over Listing On NSE
MTN Nigeria Communications Plc on Saturday said that it was being probed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over the listing of its shares on the Nigerian Stock Exchange.
Court Awards U.S. Investor $75 Million In Cryptocurrency Crime Case
Facebook Steps Up Plan To Launch Cryptocurrency
Facebook has contacted US and British financial regulators with a view to launching its own cryptocurrency next year, the BBC reported on Friday.
Facebook Suspends App Pre-installs On Huawei Phones
Facebook Takes Action Against Fake Accounts
Facebook on Thursday disclosed that it recently disabled billions of bogus accounts set up by “bad actors” and that five per cent of active accounts is likely fakes.
9mobile Creates WhatsApp Customer Care Platform
9mobile Creates WhatsApp Customer Care Platform
9mobile ON Tuesday announced that it had introduced a personalised WhatsApp Customer Care channel to allow subscribers have uninterrupted access to the network.
Panasonic
Panasonic Joins In Suspending Business With Huawei After US Ban
Following the US ban on Huawei, Japan’s Panasonic said Thursday it is suspending business with the Chinese firm over security fears, in a new blow for the telecoms giant.
Huawei CEO Says Underestimated Impact Of U.S. Ban, Sees Revenue Dip
Chip Designer ARM Stops Work With Huawei After U.S. Ban
British chip designer ARM has halted relations with Huawei in order to comply with a United States blockade of the company, potentially crippling the Chinese company’s ability to make new chips for its future smartphones.
Huawei CEO Says Underestimated Impact Of U.S. Ban, Sees Revenue Dip
Huawei Mobile Users Ponder Switching Brand After Google News
Some owners of Huawei Mobile are considering if it is time to abandon the Huawei phone after U.S. tech giant Google said it would suspend its business with China’s top mobile maker, threatening future access to Gmail, YouTube and Chrome.
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Huawei Reacts To Ban By Google
Huawei has assured it will continue to provide security updates and services for its smartphones and tablets.
Huawei CEO Says Underestimated Impact Of U.S. Ban, Sees Revenue Dip
Huawei To Lose Google, Android Support After Trump Ban
Alphabet Inc’s Google has suspended business with Huawei that requires the transfer of hardware, software and technical services except those publicly available via open source licensing.
World’s First All-Electric, Jet-Powered, Five-Seater Air Taxi Launched
World’s First All-Electric, Jet-Powered, Five-Seater Air Taxi Launched
German electric air taxi startup Lilium, Thursday, unveiled its jet-powered, five-seater prototype, which conducted its first flight earlier this month.
Google, Facebook, Twitter Blasted For Not Doing Enough In EU Fake News Fight
Google, Facebook, Twitter Blasted For Not Doing Enough In EU Fake News Fight
Facebook, Google and Twitter were reprimanded by the European Commission on Friday for not doing enough to tackle fake news plaguing the election campaign to the European Parliament, seven months after promising to do more.
WhatsApp Hack: How To Find Out If You Are Affected, What To Do Next
WhatsApp Hack: How To Find Out If You Are Affected, What To Do Next
WhatsApp said on Tuesday that a major security breach had allowed hackers to install spyware on some users' phones by simply calling them through the app.
Huawei CEO Says Underestimated Impact Of U.S. Ban, Sees Revenue Dip
Trump Bans Huawei Telecoms Gear In US, Chinese Company Reacts
President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday barring US firms from using telecom gear from sources the administration deems national security threats.
WhatsApp Hack: How To Find Out If You Are Affected, What To Do Next
Telegram Founder Reveals Why WhatsApp ‘Will Never Be Secure’
The Russian founder of popular messaging app Telegram has warned that WhatsApp, the world’s top messaging app, will continue to be open to surveillance after the Facebook-owned platform had to tell users that their phones could be infected with spyware.
San Francisco Votes To Ban City Use Of Facial Recognition Technology
San Francisco Votes To Ban City Use Of Facial Recognition Technology
San Francisco officials on Tuesday voted 8 to 1 to ban the purchase and use of facial recognition technology by city personnel, in a move to regulate tools that local Silicon Valley companies helped develop.
Facebook Takes Action Against Fake Accounts
Facebook Restricts Live Feature, Citing New Zealand Shooting
Facebook Inc said on Tuesday it was tightening rules around its livestreaming feature ahead of a meeting of world leaders aimed at curbing online violence in the aftermath of a massacre in New Zealand.
JAMB 2019: How To Check Your UTME Result In One Step
MTN Tops List Of Networks Candidates Used To Access 2019 UTME Result – JAMB
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has revealed that majority of the candidates who have accessed their results using the result checker (code), 55019 were MTN subscribers.
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