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Thursday, July 9, 2020

Is Your Digital Life Ready for Your Death?

You’ve probably thought about what will happen to your finances, your possessions and maybe even your real estate when you die. But what about your Facebook account? Or your hard-drive backups? For the past two decades, most of us in the modern world have gradually...

Oculus cost $3B not $2B, Zuckerberg says in trial

SAN FRANCISCO — When Palmer Luckey sold his two-year-old virtual reality headset company Oculus Rift to Facebook in 2014 for $2 billion, the tech world gasped. Gasp again: The price was actually $3 billion. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg coughed up the price discrepancy Tuesday during a...

China’s e-commerce giant Alibaba, global brands fight piracy

China’s e-commerce giant Alibaba said Tuesday that it had joined with 20 brands to fight counterfeit goods  and piracy through big data analysis. The first “alliance to fight counterfeits with big data” was initiated by Alibaba Tuesday in Hangzhou, capital of eastern China’s Zhejiang Province,...

Telecoms companies task ICT regulators on convergence

The Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON) has called on regulators in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) industry to consider merging. ATCON’s President, Mr Olusola Teniola, said on Tuesday in Lagos that the absence of a converged regulatory environment was preventing convergence of...

Airtel to Premiere Touching Lives Season 3 on February 4th

...Premiere to hold at the Eko Hotel & Suites, Lagos Leading telecommunications services provider, Airtel Nigeria, will hold an exclusive VVIP event on Saturday, 4th of February, 2017, to premiere the third edition of its CSR initiative, Airtel Touching Lives. The premiere, which will hold at...

Samsung chief faces long day as South Korean court weighs arrest warrant

SEOUL  - The head of South Korea's giant Samsung Group faces a long day in court on Wednesday as a judge decides whether he should be arrested for bribery in a corruption scandal that has engulfed President Park Geun-hye's administration. Investigators questioned Jay Y. Lee...

Airbus CEO sees ‘flying car’ prototype ready by end of year

Airbus Group plans to test a prototype for a self-piloted flying car as a way of avoiding gridlock on city roads by the end of the year, the aerospace group's chief executive said on Monday. Airbus last year formed a division called Urban Air Mobility...

Facebook rolls out fake-news filtering service to Germany

Fact-checking tools come as Merkel warns about Russian hacking ahead of election Facebook is rolling out measures to fact check and flag fake news for the first time outside the US, bringing the tests to Germany in an attempt to control the proliferation of news...

SpaceX 2015 accident cost it hundreds of millions: Wall St. Journal

Elon Musk’s SpaceX lost more than a quarter of a billion dollars in 2015 after a botched cargo run to the International Space Station and the subsequent grounding of its Falcon 9 rocket fleet, The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. The accident derailed SpaceX’s...

New language of technology in focus at Social Media Week Lagos 2017

The extensive impacts of technologies on communication and the consequent transformative effects on African communities in recent years will be the major focus of this year’s Social Media Week Lagos. The conference will be holding between February 27 and March 3, 2017. First held in 2009...
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