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Samsung: Battery Design, Manufacturing Errors Behind Note 7 Fires
The design and production of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7's batteries caused the mobile phones to catch fire, the South Korean company said Monday.
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Harvard University’s Photography Course Now Free Online
Harvard University photography course covering in details the fundamentals of photography is now available online for free for anybody interested.
Facebook Plans To Show Ads In User-generated Vidoes And Pay Publishers
Facebook wants to show more ads to people who watch its videos and start making money for the people who supply it with those videos.
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Yahoo To Be Ranamed Altaba, As CEO Steps Down
The internet company says it would rename itself Altaba Inc and Chief Executive Officer Marissa Mayer would step down from the board after the closing of its deal with Verizon Communications Inc (VZ.N).
Bitcoin: Important Things You Need To Know About World No.1 Cryptocurrency
The value of bitcoin surged above $1,100 on Thursday as the digital unit continues a dizzying rise that made it the best-performing currency of 2016.
Twitter’s China Boss Resigns Eight Months Into Role
Kathy Chen, Twitter Inc executive, brought in to run Greater China just over eight months ago, has resigned. Reuters news agency reports that Chen sent a tweet about her decision over the weekend.
Telcos Mull Tariff Review, May Increase Call Rates
NLC To Meet FG Over Outsourcing Of Jobs In Telecoms
The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) says it intends to collaborate with the Federal Government to stop outsourcing of jobs in the telecom sector.
Amazon's New Machines That Pack Orders Replace Thousands Of Jobs
Amazon Aims Roof In Product Storage
The internet company is reported to have filed for a patent to use airships to store products and serve as a base for delivery-drones.
FG To Harmonise Multiple Taxation Of ICT Operators
Nigeria's Minister of Communications Mr Adebayo Shittu says government will look into the complaints of multiple taxation with a view to harmonising them to lessen the burden on ICT operators.
Nokia Sues Apple Inc. For Tech Infringements
Nokia sues Apple Inc for infringements of its technological patents. Comes after Apple itself sued Conversant Intellectual Property Limited for collusion with Nokia.
Whatsapp Beta Tests Edit And Revoke Features
Whatsapp might soon allow users to edit or revoke instant messages sent to other users.
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1 Billion Yahoo Accounts Hacked
The internet company says data from more than 1 billion user accounts was compromised in August 2013, making it the largest breach in history.
Russian Trump Fan Celebrates By Successfully Hacking Google Analytics
A Russian Trump fan, Vitaly Popov, who has has been hacking Google since 2015 has again successfully hacked google analytics with a referral spam link on every user's dashboard.
Google Advocates Creative Content On Social Media
The importance of producing original content has, again, been emphasised; as Google has advised Nigerian youths to take content creation seriously, stating that it can create far-reaching exposure.
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Whatsapp Extends Support For Blackberry, Nokia
The Facebook-owned messaging app announced that its support for blackberry and Nokia S40 platforms will be extended till 2017. However, Android 2.1, 2.2 and Windows 7 will end at the beginning of 2017.
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Snapchat Files Confidentially At SEC, Set For IPO
The messaging app secretly filed for an IPO under the U.S. Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act to quietly test investor appetite while keeping financials confidential.
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Whatsapp Video Call Launches; To Be Available On Android, iOS Next Few Days
Whatsapp parent company, Facebook, has announced the launch of the video calling features which will see it compete with skype and facetime.
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Ericsson Nigeria To Sack Nigerian Workers, Shift To Indians
The affected workers, who work with the Network Operating Centre (NOC) of the company are required to transfer their knowledge to Indians who will take over their jobs.
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Whatsapp Launches Two Factor Authentication
The feature is live in the most recent betas of the app (2.16.341 and above)and also Windows Phone beta. The app will prompt a user for a static six-digit passcode every time a new phone is registered to the account.
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No Going Back On Digitisation -Mohammed
The minister also explained why the country’s communications satellite is still idle despite over N144bn spent on its building and more on the construction of ground station infrastructure.
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