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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.

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 Launches Expanded Shopping Features

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

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 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.

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.

Twitter To Give Users More Control Over Timeline

In response to complaints about its algorithmic system implemented two years ago, Twitter says it is preparing an option for users to go back to its original chronological news feed.

Google Admits Changing Phone Settings Remotely

Google has apologised to Android phone users who noticed that the battery saver setting was remotely activated last week without their consent.

Robots ‘Will Create More Jobs Than They Displace’ – Report

A report by World Economic Forum has suggested that Millions of jobs are likely to be displaced by automation but says we have less to fear from robots than some might think.

Most Ferrari Cars To Be Hybrid By 2020

Italian Sports car manufacturer Ferrari on Tuesday said most of its cars will be hybrid petrol-electric by 2022, including its first SUV.
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Europe’s Police Say Cyber Attacks Targeting Nations Rising

Europe's police agency on Tuesday said global ransomware attacks are increasingly linked to nation-states, with the lines between politics and crime often blurring.

SpaceX’s First Moon Traveler Revealed

Yusaku Maezawa, a Japanese billionaire and online fashion tycoon, will be the first man to fly on a monster SpaceX rocket around the Moon as early as 2023.

Qatar Set For Electric Vehicles Production By 2023

Qatar on Monday announced that the country had plans to produce first Qatari electric cars by 2023, local media reported.
Time Magazine Billionaire Owner, Wife Buy Time Magazine For $190 Million

It was confirmed on Sunday that chief, Marc Benioff and his wife Lynne will buy US news magazine Time for $190 million.

Volkswagen Leads Talks On Self-driving Car Standards

Germany’s Volkswagen is in talks with other carmakers to set common standards for self-driving vehicle technology, Automotive News reported on Friday.


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