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Facebook

Facebook Now Streams Video Games

Facebook on Thursday launched its own video game streaming hub, Facebook.gg, which will compete directly with popular platforms like Twitch and Mixer.
NCC

NCC Sets July For N165bn Interconnect Debt Settlement

The Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, Umar Danbatta, has said telecommunications companies in the country have agreed to settle the N165bn interconnect debt owed each other.
Twitter

U.S. Senator Queries Alphabet, Twitter On Ties With Huawei

A senior U.S. senator said on Thursday that he has asked Google parent Alphabet Inc and Twitter Inc for information about any data sharing agreements they have with Chinese vendors.
Google

We Won’t Use AI For Weapons – Google

Google announced Thursday it would not use artificial intelligence for weapons or to "cause or directly facilitate injury to people," as it unveiled a set of principles for these technologies.

Couple Jailed For Stealing Goods Worth $1.2 From Amazon

A couple who admitted stealing more than $1.2m (£900,000) worth of goods from Amazon have been sentenced to nearly six years in jail.
Bug

Facebook Warns Privacy Bug ‘Affects 14 Million Users’

A software bug meant millions of Facebook users may have unknowingly posted private information to the public, the company has warned.

Amazon Buys Premier League Broadcast Rights

Premier League matches will be streamed on Amazon from the 2019/20 season after the US tech giant purchased one of the broadcasting rights packages.
Microsoft

Microsoft Sinks Data Centre Off Scottish Archipelago

US tech giant Microsoft has submerged a data centre off the Orkney archipelago in northern Scotland in a project to save on the energy used to cool the servers on land, the firm said Wednesday.
Facebook

Facebook Shares Data With Chinese Firms

Facebook has confirmed it has a data-sharing partnership with Chinese firms including Huawei, a company US intelligence previously flagged as a security threat.

Politicians Entice Voters With Free Wi-Fi

As election fever grips Zimbabwe, politicians are doing all they can to convince electorate to vote for them; and the party of President Emmerson Mnangagwa, ZANUPF, is not left out.
Asus

Asus Introduces Gaming Phone With Cooling Fan

Computer giant Asus revealed a powerful handset designed for gamers that comes with a clip-on fan to keep it cool during "strenuous gaming sessions".
Apple watch

Apple Plans To Turn Apple Watch Into A Walkie-talkie

Apple has announced a new Apple Watch feature and it is one that turns the wearable into a (slightly higher tech) walkie-talkie.
Facebook

Facebook Introduces Lip-syncing Feature

Facebook users will be able to lip-sync live to their favorite tunes as the social media giant on Tuesday unveiled its first personalized features as part of licensing deals with music labels.
Turkey

UN Opens Technology Bank In Turkey

The United Nations (UN) has opened Technology Bank in Turkey, thereby welcoming a new member into the fold, which will help poor nations leapfrog development challenges.

Apple Aims To Curb Phone Addiction With New Features

Apple has announced new digital wellness features to help combat technology addiction at their Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) in San Jose on Monday.
Social media

UNIUYO Advises Freshmen On Use Of Social Media

Newly admitted students of the University of Uyo (UNIUYO) have been advised to use the social media to bring about peace on the campus.

Microsoft Acquires Code-Sharing Site Github For $7.5bn

American multinational technology company, Microsoft, has announced it is to acquire the code-sharing site Github.
Facebook

Facebook Protest New Privacy Breach Claim

Facebook has rejected claims by the New York Times that its sharing of personal data with smartphone firms represented a breach of privacy pledges that it had made to its members and a US regulator.
Apple

Apple Jams Facebook’s Web-Tracking Tools

Apple will attempt to frustrate tools used by Facebook to automatically track web users, within the next version of its iOS and Mac operating systems.
ZTE

ZTE To Pay $1.7 Billion In Fines To The US Government

Chinese tech giant, ZTE, may soon pay up to $1.7 billion penalty after its April 15 trade ban, according to reports.

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