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Microsoft, Ecobank agree to drive digital transformation in Africa

Microsoft, the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world and Ecobank Transnational Incorporated, parent company of pan-African banking group Ecobank today signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to complement African governments’ efforts to modernise and raise the standards of the continent’s major cities through state of the art digital solutions. The MOU will see ...

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Samsung profits up ‘50%’, marking rapid recovery from Note 7 fiasco

Samsung said its profits would soar by 50 per cent in the fourth quarter, marking a rapid recovery from the Galaxy Note 7 debacle. The earnings are the company’s highest since 2013 and exceed analysts estimates. The company was engulfed in scandal in October when its flagship smartphone devices began bursting into flames. The handsets were banned from aircraft and the disaster was compounded after hastily-i ...

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Apple sued over fatal ‘FaceTime crash’

An American couple, whose daughter was killed by a driver allegedly using FaceTime on his iPhone, have launched a lawsuit against Apple. The lawsuit alleges that the firm should have introduced a feature that disabled use of the video-chat application while driving. It points to a patent for such a feature for drivers filed by Apple in 2008. The iPhone maker has not yet responded to requests for comment. Th ...

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Mobile Web Ghana introduces new course in entrepreneurship internet training

Mobile Web Ghana has introduced a new course in internet training starting January 16, 2017, for entrepreneurs in Ghana. The course is intended for people who want to build ethical skills in how to make a living on the internet. Mobile Web Ghana believes the internet is replete with resources and avenues for people to contribute knowledge and earn money however, very few people are taking advantage of these ...

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Mobile Web Ghana, Ispace climax unlocking women and technology project in Ghana

Mobile Web Ghana and Ispace Foundation, over the weekend climaxed the “Unlocking women in technology project”, at the Ispace facility in Labone, Accra. The project which equipped ladies with Coding and entrepreneur skills, came to a successful conclusion with an investor pitch to get into Unlocking Women and Technology Accelerator. Participants, comprising only ladies, were trained in computer programing, t ...

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Live video likely on Instagram

Instagram might be getting ready to add live video to its app. Screenshots published by a Russian publication Friday appear to show a new live video feature within Instagram. In the images, discovered by a Russian Instagram user and published by T Journal, the first icon in the Stories section of the app has a badge that says "live" on it. Additional screenshots show the Stories interface with a new "Go Ins ...

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Apple to launch new Mac without standard USB ports

Apple is preparing to launch new Mac computers next week, but may controversially ditch the traditional USB port. The long-awaited refresh to the company’s suite of computers, including the MacBook Pro, MacBook Air and iMac, will be unveiled on Thursday October 27. Apple sent out invitations to the event on Thursday at 10am Pacific time (6pm BST), featuring the words "Hello Again". The event is set to be he ...

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Microsoft’s HoloLens is going global

Microsoft is taking its augmented reality headset global. On Thursday, the company announced that the HoloLens, what it calls "the world's first self-contained holographic computer," was available for preorder in Australia, France, Germany, Ireland, New Zealand and the UK. It's currently on-sale in the U.S. and Canada. Access to the technology won't be cheap: In Australia, the Development Edition costs A$4, ...

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Tiny machines win chemistry Nobel prize

The 2016 Nobel Prize for Chemistry has been awarded for the development of the world's smallest machines. Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Sir J Fraser Stoddart and Bernard L Feringa will share the 8m kronor (£727,000) prize for the design and synthesis of machines on a molecular scale. They were named at a press conference in Sweden. The machines conceived by today's laureates are a thousand times thinner than a stran ...

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NPP to set up sci-tech c’cil: Boateng

A future New Patriotic Party (NPP) government under Nana Akufo-Addo will establish a presidential advisory council for science and technology for Ghana’s accelerated growth, a leading member of the party, Professor Kwabena Frimpong Boateng, has disclosed. According to the former flag bearer aspirant of the NPP, for Ghana to be at the cutting edge of the global economy, it must begin to amplify and integrate ...

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