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Andela Raises Another $100m From American Investment Firm
Andela Raises Another $100m From American Investment Firm
Andela has once again raised $100 million funding round through investors led by former U.S. Vice President Al Gore’s sustainability-focused investment firm, Generation Investment Management.
WhatsApp Crashes Worldwide, Nigerians React On Twitter
WhatsApp Crashes Worldwide Except In Nigeria, See Nigerians’ Reactions
Worldwide users of messaging application WhatsApp have reacted on Twitter following a temporary crashing of the network on Tuesday.
Ghosn Resigns As Renault Boss
Renault Holds Board Meeting Thursday To Replace Ghosn
Embattled Renault boss Carlos Ghosn could be replaced in the next few days as he remains in custody in Japan over alleged financial misconduct.
Toyota, Panasonic Announce Battery Venture To Expand EV Push
Toyota, Panasonic Announce Battery Venture To Expand EV Push
Toyota Motor Corp and Panasonic Corp are launching a joint venture next year to make electric vehicle (EV) batteries.
Huawei Will Not Share Data With China, Says Founder
Huawei Boss Denies Its Technology Is Security Threat
Germany chief of the embattled Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei on Tuesday said the company's mobile network technology poses no risks to international security.
Whatsapp Limits Users To Five Messages Forward
As a to fight against “misinformation and rumours”, Facebook Inc’s WhatsApp has limited the number of times a user can forward a message to only five.
WhatsApp Crashes Worldwide, Nigerians React On Twitter
Fake News: WhatsApp Limits Text Forwards To Five Recipients To Curb Rumors
WhatsApp messenger service is globally limiting the number of times a user can forward a message to five, in a bid to fight “misinformation and rumors”, company executives said on Monday.
Nigeria Ranks 105th In Mobile Internet Speed
Internet Users Reach 111.6m In December – NCC
The Nigerian Communications Commission has said that Internet users in Nigeria increased marginally to more than 111.6 million in December 2018.
Facebook, Nigerian Firm Partner To Combat Fake News
Russia Opens Civil Cases Against Facebook, Twitter
Russia’s communication watchdog said on Monday it was opening administrative proceedings against Twitter and Facebook for failing to explain how they plan to comply with local data laws, the Interfax news agency reported.
9mobile recruitment portal
9mobile Appoints Philips Oki As New Chief Financial Officer
Philips Oki has been announced by telecommunications company, 9mobile as its new Chief Financial Officer.
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Tech Giants Launch Premium Content Curation App (Scooper)
Tech giant, Transsion Holdings, has launched premium news, and a content application called "Scooper" with a view to redefine content presentation. 
AT&T Ads Returning To YouTube, Two Years After Pulling Back Over Content
AT&T Ads Returning To YouTube, Two Years After Pulling Back Over Content
AT&T said Friday it will again buy advertising on Alphabet's YouTube, nearly two years after the U.S. wireless carrier left the video platform when it discovered its ads may have appeared next to inappropriate content.
Microsoft's Bing Search Engine Restored In China
Microsoft Prepares Windows 10 For Foldable Devices
Microsoft is preparing for the arrival of Foldable devices which are coming later this year with Samsung leading.
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YouTube Bans Dangerous Challenges And Pranks
YouTube has toughened its stance on dangerous pranks and challenges, unveiling updated community guidelines for creators, with a new section on dangerous challenges and pranks.
Netflix
Netflix Raises Prices For U.S. Subscribers
Netflix said on Tuesday it had raised prices for its U.S. subscribers by 13 percent to 18 percent, as the video streaming service spends heavily on original content and expands internationally.
Facebook, Nigerian Firm Partner To Combat Fake News
Facebook To Invest $300 Million To Help Local News Survive
Facebook will invest $300 million over three years in local news globally as it faces blistering criticism over its role in the erosion of the news business worldwide.
NITDA
NITDA To Enforce Compliance On The Use Of Public Internet
National Information Technology Development Agency, is set to enforce compliance with the Public Internet Access Regulation, issued pursuant to Section 6 of the NITDA Act 2007.
How Amazon Scrapped Its Plans For New York Headquarters
Amazon Launches New Free Movies, TV Streaming Channel
The movie and TV website owned by Amazon, IMDb, on Thursday launched a free streaming channel.
Google Backed On Limiting Search Results
Google's legal bid to limit individuals' "right to be forgotten" to searches in Europe has been backed by a senior adviser to the European Court of Justice (ECJ).
Amazon
Amazon To Invest In French Firm’s Technology For Self-driving Forklifts
Amazon could build a stake of almost a third in warehouse robotics firm Balyo in the next seven years, as part of a deal that could boost sales of the French company’s technology for self-driving forklift trucks.
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