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“Uganda’s Social Media Tax Will Harm Business, Deter Investment”

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Uganda’s new social media tax will damage business and the economy and cool investor interest in its new IT sector that has wooed global giants Facebook and Google, industry executives said on Monday. Long-ruling President Yoweri Museveni, 73, has touted the levy as necessary to deter Ugandans from using social media for […]

European Commission Fines Google £4.34bn Over Android

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The European Commission has fined Google with a record €4.34bn ($5bn; £3.9bn) over Android. The Commission alleged that the firm had used the mobile operating system to illegally “cement its dominant position in general internet search”. Consequently, the firm’s parent – Alphabet has been given 90 days timeline to change its business […]

Whatsapp Announces New ‘Forward’ Feature to Combat Fake News

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Trending social media platform WhatsApp has announced the launch of a new feature globally. The new characteristic will highlight when a message has been forwarded and not composed by the sender. The platform announced the development Tuesday through its official blog following calls from various parts of the world, including India, to […]

223 Nigerian Schools Benefit From NCC Digital Access Programme

From  Ignatius  Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – As part of effort towards promoting information technology, (IT) among youths in the country, the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) says  over two hundred and twenty three schools have so far benefited from its Digital Access Programme (DAP). Our Correspondent reports that the programme is  being implemented by the […]

EU Slams $2.7bn Fine on Google Over Alleged Fraudulent Practices

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – US Internet search engine – Google has been slammed with the fine $2.7bn by the European Commission EU over alleged abuse of its power. Specifically, EU is accusing Google of promoting its own shopping comparison service at the top of search results. The fine came amidst complaints by many firms […]

Facebook Launches Educational Tools to Curb Fake News

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – As a new measure to counter posting of fake news on the social medium website, Facebook is set to launch an educational tool. The website indicated Thursday that for three days, an ad would appear at the top of users’ news feeds – linking to advice on “how to spot […]

Feedback: FG Information App Debuts December 15

ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has announced that the Federal Government Information App (FGIAPP) will be launched in Abuja Thursday December 15, 2016, as part of efforts to enhance the dissemination of government activities. Alhaji Mohammed made the announcement in Abuja Thursday at a meeting with […]

NiMet Forecasts Cloudy Weather In Central States Friday

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted cloudy weather conditions over the central states of the country tomorrow (Friday) morning. The predictions are contained in the Weather Outlook issued by NiMet’s Central Forecast Office (CFO) Thursday in Abuja. The forecasts stated that there would be chances of isolated thunderstorm over […]

Cars Are Vulnerable To Hackers

The days when thieves used clothes hangers to break into cars may soon be a thing of the past. Nearly half the 89,000 vehicles broken into in London last year were hacked with electronic gadgets, according to London’s Metropolitan Police. Modern cars are increasingly controlled by computers. And where there are computers, there are hackers. […]

New Mobile Application, MallforAfrica App Debuts in Nigeria

By Tajudeen Balogun The revolution in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has taken yet another interesting dimension as a new lifestyle mobile application – MallforAfrica.com debut. The newest application has been ranked the third highest lifestyle App on the Apple App Store, making it the peak mobile application the firm ever targeted at African […]

US Court Orders Samsung To Pay Apple $119.6m

Samsung has been ordered to pay $119.6m (£71m) to Apple by a US court for infringing two of its patents. A jury in California delivered its verdict in a federal court in San Jose on Friday in the latest lawsuit involving the two tech giants. During the month-long trial, Apple accused Samsung of violating patents […]

More possible iPhone 6 details emerge in new report

While other smartphone makers continue to focus on megapixel counts with their new cameras, Apple is reportedly taking a different approach with the iPhone 6. Samsung’s Galaxy S5 will likely feature a 16-megapixel camera compared to the 13-megapixel unit on the S4. Sony’s recent high-end smartphones feature 20.7-megapixel cameras. And then there’s Nokia’s flagship Lumia […]

Samsung unveils new 85 inch bendable TV

Samsung has unveiled a prototype of its new 85 inch Bendable TV at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The TV has a curved screen which can be adjusted by remote control. The new technology means the person watching can bend the screen to accommodate how many people are watching and how far away […]

BlackBerry warns of big loss, to cut 4,500 jobs

BlackBerry Ltd warned on Friday it expects to report a huge quarterly operating loss next week and that it will cut more than a third of its global workforce, rekindling fears of the company’s demise and sending its shares into a tailspin. The company, which has struggled to claw back market share from the likes […]

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