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Google Appeals Against EU Fine For Anti-trust Breach
Judge Orders Google To Shut Down Mobile App On Catalonia Referendum
A judge has ordered Google to take down a mobile phone app that tells Catalan voters where they could vote for Sunday’s independence referendum.
Gov. Ambode Inaugurates First DNA Centre In Nigeria
Governor Ambode of Lagos on Wednesday inaugurated the state's Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) and Forensic Centre to quicken justice dispensation.
China ‘Blocks’ WhatsApp Ahead Of October 18 Election
China has reportedly blocked the services of messaging application WhatsApp in preparation for its major Communist Party congress billed for 18 October.
Twitter Doubles Some Users’ Tweet Length
Twitter has doubled the length of its tweets as part of efforts it is making in changing its character limit for the first time since it launched.
Apple Discusses Self-driving Cars With Potential Suppliers Of Sensors
Apple Replaces Bing With Google Search Results In Siri
Apple has swapped Microsoft’s Bing for Google text search results inside its Siri virtual assistant to further embedded it into its iPhone operating system.
Google Introduces Health Knowledge Panel
Search engine site Google has announced the launch of its health knowledge panels in 20 countries in Africa, including Nigeria.
Air France Launches Airline Targeted At Younger Passengers
Air France has formally launched its new Joon lower-cost airline, which it hopes will attract younger passengers and restore some routes to profitability.
Uber Unclear Why London Wants It Out
Uber said on Monday that it was not clear what concerns London transport regulator had for stripping it of its license to operate in the British capital.
Google Launches Global Council To Advise On AI, Tech Ethics
Google Looking To Help News Outlets Win Subscribers
Google is seeking ways to help publishers win paying subscribers for news stories, a person close to the matter told AFP.
Teen Invents Shoe That Allows Women Electrocute Attackers
An 18-year-old Indian boy has invented a shoe that would help women fight off aggressors by electrocuting them.
Saudi Arabia Lifts Ban On Skype, WhatsApp Calls
The Saudi government on Thursday lifted a ban on calls made through online apps but will continue to monitor and censor them.
Google To Acquire Part Of HTC For $1.1 Billion
HTC on Thursday announced that it was selling part of its smartphone business to US technology giant Google for $1.1 billion.
Broadband Penetration To Hit 30% In 2018 – NCC
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says it is committed to achieving the 30 percent approved National Broadband Implementation Plan by 2018.
FG Signs MoU To Commercialise Indigenous Food Products
The Federal Government on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with three companies to commercialise indigenous food products.
FG To Build Tech Museum In Abuja – Minister
The Federal Government has said it would establish National Science and Technology Museum in Abuja to encourage interest in science and technology.
Nigeria’s First DNA Forensic Lab Opens In Lagos
The Lagos state Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Adeniji Kazeem, says the first ever high-powered DNA Forensic Laboratory has begun work.
India To Roll Out 100,000 Battery-powered Buses
India is set to roll out nearly 100,000 battery-powered buses and auto-rickshaws onto its sulphurous city streets in the coming week.
WhatsApp Co-Founder Brian Acton To Resign
Co-founder of WhatsApp Brian Acton will leave the messaging service company to start a new foundation.
Apple Unveils New iPhone 8 Models, iPhone X
Apple on Monday unveiled two new iPhone 8 models, with a new glass-body design and other improvements on the iconic smartphone.
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FG To Digitalise 80% Services By 2018
The Federal Government has said at least 80 percent of all public services will be provided through digital platforms by 2018. 
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