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Facebook
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Facebook has unveiled its plan to create an independent “oversight” board, dubbed the “Facebook supreme court,” to make decisions over how the network is moderated and what content is allowed on the platform. The firm insisted that the ...
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Apple
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Challenging the 2016 European Union order to pay 13 million euros ($14.3 billion) in taxes, Apple on Tuesday told the EU General Court in Luxembourg that the verdict “defies reality and common sense”. According to a report in ...
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Andela Nigeria
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Andela, the company that builds distributed engineering teams with Africa’s top software engineers, is announcing the departure of approximately 250 junior engineers and staff from its Nigeria and Uganda hubs with another 170 potentially impacted in Kenya. The ...
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iPhone 11 Pro
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A noted analyst believes that Apple will sell more iPhone units than he thought earlier. Famed TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes Apple will sell up to 75 million iPhone and iPhone 11 Pro units in 2019. ...
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26 Central Bank Chiefs to Scrutinize Facebook Libra

Facebook is about to undergo further scrutiny of its Libra cryptocurrency, and it may have to answer some difficult questions. Officials speaking to the Financial Times said that Libra representatives are meeting with officials from 26 central banks (including the Bank of England ...
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Despite a year of slumping iPhone sales, Apple chose to largely stick to its smartphone playbook with new models announced at a closely watched press event on Tuesday. Apple (AAPL) unveiled two high-end iPhones — the iPhone 11 Pro and ...
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iPhone 11
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Apple will likely unveil new iPhones during a closely watched media event on Tuesday — but don’t expect anything foldable, 5G capable or radically different from the year before. At the event, which will take place in its Cupertino, ...
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Jack Ma
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Jack Ma, who founded Alibaba Group, the world’s biggest e-commerce company, is stepping down as chairman at a time when the rapidly changing industry faces uncertainty amid a U.S.-Chinese trade war. Ma stepped down Tuesday as part of ...
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Bitcoin
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A global peer-to-peer bitcoin marketplace, Paxful, is making inroads into Africa with its platform for bitcoin trading which has achieved widespread acceptance in other parts of the world. Paxful, which has over two million users and facilitated the ...
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Apple
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The world’s most influential consumer electronics company shed 44 billion dollars of market value  after a pair of pronouncements from Beijing and Washington cast a spotlight on its massive Chinese production base, from which almost all of the ...
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Apple Responds to Criticisms
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Last week, it was discovered that iPhone users would lose Battery Health functionality when replacing their battery via a third-party service, leaving them unable to see diagnostics on how the battery is performing day-to-day and more broadly. iPhone users who ...
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At its recently concluded Developer Conference in Dongguan, China, Huawei announced the launch of a new microkernel-based, distributed operating system called HarmonyOS. While it was already known that Huawei was on the path to developing its own operating system, the ...
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Sub Saharan Africa Attracts $357 million Investment in Fintech
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396m registered mobile money accounts now in region Over the last 12 to 18 months, Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) has emerged one of the fastest growing financial technology (Fintech) hubs in the world in terms of investments, albeit from ...
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iPhone
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It was reported last month that Apple was planning on equipping its 5.4-inch and 6.7-inch 2020 iPhone’s with 5G Support, while a cheaper iPhone XR (review) successor would only support LTE network. Kuo seems to be changing his ...
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Navigation instructions in a Nigerian voice for both motorcycle and car driving modes Online safety curriculum in partnership with the MoE to reach 56M Nigerian students every year Google hosted its third Google for Nigeria event, the tech ...
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Facebook Libra
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Facebook is set to face further scrutiny on its ambitions to launch a cryptocurrency after “very serious concerns” were raised by senior US government members. The company is set to be questioned by the US Senate Banking Committee ...
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Facebook Libra
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Facebook said on Monday it would not proceed with the launch of its Libra cryptocurrency until regulatory concerns are addressed, as the US Treasury secretary took the unusual step on of saying he had serious concerns it could ...
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Hollaport
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Hollaport, a new payment-in-messaging platform that brings a mix of social media excitement with financial technology, has been introduced to drive mobile money penetration in the country. The two-in-one app which gives its users the ability to boost ...
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Facebook
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The rapid growth in internet usage despite high cost of access and the expected population boom in Africa—already the youngest continent by age of its population—jointly represent a significant opportunity for some of the world’s largest tech firms who are betting big ...
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Apple iPhone
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Dark mode is finally coming to iPhone. The new feature announced at Apple’s annual developers conference WWDC on Monday is one of the most anticipated new tools coming to iOS 13. On stage at the press conference, an Apple (AAPL) ...
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