Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google CEOs to witness before antitrust panel on July 27

The chief executives of Amazon, Apple, Alphabet’s Google and Facebook will appear before a U.S. House of Representatives panel on July 27, the committee said in a statement on Monday. Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Google’s Sundar Pichai and Apple’s Tim Cook will appear before the House Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee as part of its probe into the companies, the …

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Google to pay News Publishers

Google will pay partnered media publishers in three countries and offer some users free access to paywalled news sites, the tech giant said Thursday. The announcement comes after legal battles in France and Australia over Google’s refusal to pay news organizations for content. In a blog post, the firm said they would launch “a licensing program to pay publishers for …

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Brazil stops WhatsApp Digital Integration Payments

Brazil’s central bank said Tuesday it had ordered Visa and Mastercard to suspend a joint project with WhatsApp to roll out digital payments within the popular messaging service, over fears it would be anti-competitive. Brazil, which has the second-most WhatsApp users worldwide after India, was the pilot country for the platform’s new integrated payments feature, which it launched on June …

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China App to be removed from the PlayStore

‘Remove China Apps’ removed from Google Play Store: Here’s why ‘Remove China Apps’ removed from Google Play Store: Here’s why Remove China Apps, a viral application that promised to delete apps made by Chinese firms, has been removed from the Google Play Store. The action, first reported by TechCrunch, was taken by the internet giant after the app was found …

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Uganda:Court rule in favour of President Museveni Over Twitter handle block

A High Court in the Ugandan capital Kampala earlier this week ruled that the president had the right to decide who follows him on social media platform Twitter. The court presided over by Justice Andrew Bashaija held that even though personal Twitter handles could be used for official communication by a public official, it remained an individual and private property. …

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Huawei :US senators urge UK to reconsider using Huawei equipment

Twenty Republican and Democratic U.S. senators came together on Tuesday to urge British lawmakers to reconsider their government’s decision to allow China’s Huawei to be among the suppliers for the country’s 5G mobile telephone network, the latest salvo in U.S. opposition to the plan. “Given the significant security, privacy, and economic threats posed by Huawei, we strongly urge the United …

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IIP has grown just 0.6% this fiscal so far vs 5% in last year; economic recovery depends on how govt spends in Q4 During the eight months of this fiscal year so far, the Index of Industrial Production (IIP) growth has averaged just 0.6 percent as compared to 5 percent average growth in the same period the previous fiscal It …

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Mainone deploys 2,700km fibre optic in Lagos – Smart city project

Lagos State may still be the first  state in Nigeria to implement full scale smart city initiative, as technology company and submarine broadband cable investor, MainOne, has boosted its efforts with a whopping 2700km length of fibre optic coverage. The company also hopes to inject about N25 billion into the project, apparently to make absolutely sure that no other state …

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SON plans to go global,planning 13 labs to drive agro-allied products’

Osita Aboloma,The Director-General of the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON), has said plans were underway to establish 13 laboratories with focus mainly on live endangering items, agric and agro-allied products, in order to aid diversification of the nation’s economy away from oil. The SON boss disclosed this when the Senate Committee on Industry, Trade and Investment visited the agency as …

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