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Pokemon No: Can a place declare the game off-limits?

Paris (AFP) - The global Pokemon Go craze has prompted a slew of complaints, from memorial sites arguing it's disrespectful to play there to...

Pokemon hunt leads to glory for Google-born Niantic

San Francisco (AFP) - Born in Google's shadow, Niantic strode into the spotlight with a mobile internet spin on hunting Pokemon but can the...

Yahoo sell internet Assets To Verizon For $4.8 Billion

Yahoo has agreed to sell its core business to telecom giant Verizon for $4.8 billion, ending a 20-year run by the internet pioneer as...

No buyer for Yahoo as losses widen to $440m

Internet giant Yahoo has given no update on attempts to sell its core internet business as the firm slumped to a $440m loss in...

Water-resistant Samsung Galaxy S7 Active fails test

A Samsung smartphone advertised as being water-resistant has failed a water immersion test by a leading product review site. The Samsung Galaxy S7 Active stopped...

Ethiopia blocks Facebook and other social media for exams

Ethiopia has blocked social media sites across the country after university entrance exams were posted online. The government said the ban was to prevent students...
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Snapchat sued by 14-year-old over sexually explicit content

Snapchat is being sued for exposing minors to what’s been called “harmful, offensive, prurient, and sexually offensive” content without warning in Discover, the section...

Malware hits millions of Android phones

Up to 10 million Android smartphones have been infected by malware that generates fake clicks for adverts, say security researchers. The software is also surreptitiously...

Internal Revenue Service investigates Facebook over Ireland asset transfer

The U.S. Internal Revenue Service is examining Facebook Inc (FB.O) over its transfer of various rights associated with its worldwide business to a holding...

Spotify accuses Apple of blocking app

A war is brewing between two of the biggest names in music with Spotify accusing Apple of blocking its latest app update. Spotify says Apple...

Brazil blocks Facebook funds in WhatsApp row

A court in Brazil has frozen 19.5 million reais (£4.5m, $6.07m) of Facebook's funds in a dispute with secure messaging service WhatsApp over a...

Apple ‘considering takeover’ of Jay Z’s streaming service Tidal

Apple is said to be considering a takeover bid for Jay Z's music-streaming service Tidal. The company is reportedly exploring the idea of buying Tidal...

Oracle ordered to pay $3bn damages to HP

Electronics firm Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has been awarded $3bn (£2.26bn) in damages in a legal dispute with software giant Oracle. The row came about...

Apple facing SHOCK $10bn iPhone lawsuit

Apple has been hit with one of the most bizarre lawsuits of recent times concerning the creation of its most popular device. The technology giant...

Electric car sets world acceleration record

An electric racing car built by Swiss student engineers has broken the world record for acceleration by battery-powered vehicles. The grimsel car took only 1.513...

Hasselblad is the first mirrorless medium-format camera

Swedish camera-maker Hasselblad has unveiled the world's first mirrorless medium-format model. By putting a larger-than-normal sensor in a relatively small body, the firm aims to...
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Taylor Swift joins copyright law plea

Musicians including Taylor Swift, U2 and Sir Paul McCartney have called for online copyright laws to be reformed. More than 180 artists have signed an...

New HP Solutions To Make Printing More Mobile

Hewlett Packard has announced a new mobile and business intelligence software that will help business Information Technology managers make their print environment more mobile,...

Digital Encode Wins Cyber security Award

Digital Encode, an information security management and assurance services company, has emerged ‘Cybersecurity Company of the Year’ at the Beacon of Information and Communications...

eTranzact Targets Reducing Unbanked To 10% This Year

eTranzact says it is on track to explore the network of the Nigerian Postal Services to reduce the unbanked population in the country to...

China builds world’s most powerful computer

A new supercomputer from China has topped the latest list of the world's most powerful machines. The 93 petaflop Sunway TaihuLight is installed at the...

Chicago man shot dead during Facebook live-stream

A Chicago man was shot dead while live-streaming a video of himself on Facebook, police said on Friday. Antonio Perkins, 28, was shot in the...

Anonymous fills IS Twitter accounts with gay pride messages

Hacker-activist group Anonymous has broken into Twitter accounts linked to so-called Islamic State (IS) and flooded them with gay pride messages. The group infused pro-IS...

Twitter, Facebook and Google aided Paris attacks

Tech companies are facing legal action from the father of a woman killed in the Paris attacks last November. Reynaldo Gonzalez is accusing Google, Facebook...

Hacker who aided IS faces lengthy jail term

A hacker who passed a list of American military personnel to the so-called Islamic State group could face up to 25 years in jail. Kosovan...

Scientists Step Closer To Designer Babies, Synthetic Genomes

Scientists have made giant strides in the quest to have a ‘perfect’/designer baby, create organs for transplant and developing immunity to viruses such as...

Microsoft to buy LinkedIn for $26bn

Microsoft is buying the professional networking website LinkedIn for just over $26bn (£18bn) in cash. The software giant will pay $196 a share - a...

MTN, Globacom, Airtel and Etisalat may face sanctions over unsolicited SMS, calls – NCC

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has given a deadline of June 30, 2016 to telecommunication networks in the country to stop sending unsolicited Short...
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Millions of stolen Twitter logins put on sale

More than 32 million Twitter login names and passwords are reportedly being offered for sale online. A hacker using the name Tessa88 is asking for...

B2B Business Blogging Tips: How to Generate More Leads and Sales Opportunities

In the age of content marketing, blogging has fast become one of the most effective ways to market your brand. It’s simple, cost-efficient, and...
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Microsoft, YouTube, Twitter and Facebook pledge to tackle online hate speech

Microsoft, YouTube, Twitter and Facebook have pledged to remove hate speech within 24 hours, in support of a code of conduct drafted by the...

MySpace and Tumblr hit by ‘mega breach’

Hundreds of millions of hacked account details from social networks MySpace and Tumblr have been advertised for sale online. In both cases, the logins appear...

Researchers teach robots to feel pain

Researchers from Germany are developing an artificial nervous system aimed at teaching robots how to feel pain. As well as allowing robots to quickly respond...

World’s first bendable smartphone to go on sale this year

Remember the time when #BendGate took the internet by storm? Although it was inspired by bending issues associated with Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus, some...

Huawei sues Samsung over patents

Huawei is suing its tech rival Samsung over claims that its patents have been infringed. The Chinese firm said it was pursuing its South Korean...

Millions of hacked LinkedIn IDs advertised ‘for sale’

A hacker is advertising what he says is more than one hundred million LinkedIn logins for sale. The IDs were reportedly sourced from a breach...

Microsoft sells Nokia feature phones business

Microsoft is pulling out of the "feature" phones business. But its Nokia-branded handsets - which are powered by the Series 30+ operating system, making them...
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Twitter ‘to stop counting photos and links in character limit’

Microblogging site Twitter is to stop counting photographs and links in its 140-character limit for tweets, according to a report from Bloomberg. The change could...

Apple loses trademark fight over iPhone name in China

(BBC) - Apple has lost a trademark fight in China, meaning a firm which sells handbags and other leather goods can continue to use...

Facebook triples quarterly profits

Facebook shares have jumped after reporting a tripling of first quarter profits from a year earlier to $1.51bn. Advertising revenues rose to $5.2bn, with more...

Microsoft sues US government over secret data requests

Microsoft is suing the US government over the right to tell its users when federal agencies want access to private data. It says keeping access...

Daily Mail owner considering Yahoo bid

The owner of the Daily Mail newspaper is in talks with other parties about a bid for the struggling US internet company Yahoo. A spokesman...

Messaging app Kik opens chatbot store

Messaging app Kik has launched an online store for chatbots, to allow brands to talk to users via bots. Chatbots - computer programs designed to...

‘Anonymous’ hackers cyber-attack Angolan government

The hacking collective Anonymous says it has shut down more than 20 Angolan government websites in response to the jailing of 17 youth activists. Many...

Oracle seeks $9.3 billion from Google for infringing Java patents and copyright

In 2010, Oracle had sued Google over their use of Java as a basis for Android. The case keeps popping up in the news...

Apple stores iCloud data with Google

(BBC) - It has emerged that Apple is storing some of its users' iCloud data on Google's computer servers. Apple had previously acknowledged using Amazon...

Android malware targets banking apps

Millions of online bankers are at risk of being the victim of sophisticated malware that steals banking details and passwords from Android devices. Commonwealth Bank,...

Google donates $1m to fight Zika virus

(BBC) - Google's charitable arm has donated $1m (£710,000) to Unicef to help stop the spread of the Zika virus. The virus is suspected to...

‘We’re proud of Psquare’ – Globacom

Telecommunications company, Globacom, has released an official statement regarding the rumours that Afro-pop group, Psquare has been dropped as its brand ambassadors. In the statement...
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Tidal tangled in $3.5M royalties suit

A Queens drummer is taking on Jay Z, charging in a $3.5 million-plus class-action suit that the rap mogul’s new music-streaming service is stiffing him...

Wikimedia head resigns over ‘search engine’ row

(BBC) - The executive director of the Wikimedia Foundation, which runs Wikipedia, has resigned after denying the group is considering building a search engine. Lila Tretikov...

Baidu apps found to be ‘leaking’ personal data

(BBC) - Personal data is being collected and transmitted insecurely by thousands of apps using code from the Chinese net giant Baidu, say security...

MWC 2016: Facebook uses AI to map people’s homes

(BBC) - Facebook has announced it will make highly detailed maps of places where it believes people are living available to the public later...
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Apple to launch iPhone 5se, iPad Air 3 on March 15

US technology giant Apple has reportedly announced to launch iPhone 5se and a new iPad Air on March 15, a media report said. The new...

NCC To Sanction Telecom Operators Who Defraud Nigerians Through Drop Calls

Prof. Umar Danbatta, the Executive Vice-Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commissions (NCC), on Friday, said the Commission would sanction telecommunication operators who defrauded Nigerians through dropped-calls. Danbatta...

Google boss becomes highest-paid in US

(BBC) - The chief executive of Google, Sundar Pichai, has been awarded $199m (£138m) in shares, a regulatory filing has revealed. It makes him the...

Twitter suspends 125,000 ‘terrorism’ accounts

(BBC) - Twitter says it has suspended more than 125,000 accounts since mid-2015 "for threatening or promoting terrorist acts". In a blog, the US-based firm...

Cisco to Pay $1.4 Billion for Internet of Things Firm Jasper

Cisco Systems Inc said on Wednesday it was buying Jasper Technologies Inc, a startup that connects devices like cars and medical devices to the...

Yahoo to look at strategic alternatives, cut jobs as it pursues spin-off

(Reuters) - Yahoo Inc said on Tuesday it would consider "strategic alternatives" for its core Internet business and cut about 15 percent of its...

Java browser plug-in to be retired, says Oracle

(BBC) - The technology company Oracle is retiring its Java browser plug-in. The software is widely used to write programs that run in web browsers....

Apple Safari users suffer crashes

(BBC) - There are widespread reports that Apple's Safari web browser is crashing for many users when they carry out a search via its...

Mark Zuckerberg Heads Back to Work After Paternity Leave

(ET) - Mark Zuckerberg headed back to work at Facebook on Monday, finished with his paternity leave after the birth of daughter Max in...
Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey

Executive exodus at troubled Twitter

(BBC) - Four key Twitter executives are to leave the company as the social network continues its attempt to turn around its fortunes. Twitter's head...

MTN seeks out of court settlement with NCC

Telecom giant, MTN has asked for an out-of-court resolution in its case against the punitive fine slammed on the company by the Nigerian Communications...

Google ‘paid Apple $1bn in 2014 to keep search on iPhone’

(BBC) - Google paid tech rival Apple $1bn in 2014 to keep its search function the default option on iOS devices, Bloomberg reports. A transcript...

MTN fined N32bn in Cameroon

The woes of telecommunications giant, MTN, may not be abating anytime soon as the Cameroonian anti-corruption agencies have hit the company with a punitive...

Apple to start charging for iTunes Radio

(Reuters) - Apple Inc said it will soon start charging for iTunes Radio, its music-streaming service that competes with Pandora Media Inc. ITunes Radio, which...

YouTube Music Videos ‘Pose Health Risk To Teens’

British teenagers are being exposed to a high level of tobacco and alcohol images in online music videos, experts warn. Research from the University of...
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Netflix to stream in almost all countries, skips China

(Reuters) - Video streaming company Netflix Inc on Wednesday launched its services in 130 countries, covering almost the entire globe except China, as part...

German publishers have filed complaint against Google

German publishers have filed a complaint against Google in a row over whether or not the search engine should pay the publishers to show...
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Apple sued for slowing iPhone 4S with iOS 9 improve

Apple is facing a lawsuit that alleges its iOS 9 mobile operating software significantly slows down the iPhone 4S. The lawsuit filed in New York federal...

Facebook ‘Free Basics’ service suspended in Egypt

A Facebook scheme to provide free internet access to people in developing nations has been suspended in Egypt. The company's Free Basics service lets people...

MTN Fine: NCC Says Today’s Deadline Remains

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has said MTN Nigeria Limited must stick to today's deadline to pay a record N780 billion fine, even after...

Apple ‘to pay €318m’ to settle Italy tax fraud case

(BBC) - Apple's Italian subsidiary has agreed to pay €318m (£235m; $348m) following an investigation into tax fraud allegations, Italy's tax office says. Italy's tax...

Apple asks court to make Samsung pay $180 million more in patent dispute

(Reuters) - Just over a week after Samsung paid Apple more than $548 million for infringing the patents and designs of the iPhone, Apple...

Nigeria ‘to decide’ on MTN’s fine after court case

Nigerian authorities will wait for the outcome of a court case filed by South African telecoms firm MTN before deciding on whether to enforce...

Beatles music joins streaming services

The Beatles' music is being made available on a wide range of streaming music services. Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play, Tidal and Amazon Prime Music...

Facebook, Google and Twitter agree German hate speech deal

(BBC) - Facebook, Google and Twitter have agreed a deal with Germany under which they will remove hate speech posted on their websites within...

Germany hunting for vandals who trashed Facebook building amid hate speech probe

German police said Monday they were hunting for a group of up to 20 people who damaged doors and windows at the company’s offices...

Facebook offices in Germany vandalised

Offices of social network Facebook in Hamburg were vandalised by a group of 15-20 people, local media reported on Monday. The European head of the...
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Cybercriminals will target Apple in 2016, say experts

(BBC) - Cybercriminals are increasingly targeting Apple devices and 2016 will see a rise in attacks on its operating systems, security experts suggest. According to...

Turkey fines Twitter over ‘terrorist propaganda’

(BBC) - Turkey's communications regulator has fined Twitter 150,000 lira (£33,000) for failing to remove "terrorist propaganda". It is the first time such a fine...

World’s first washable smartphone to debut in Japan

The release of the world's first washable smartphone is on December 11 to be sold in Japan. Japanese company Kyocera just answered your greatest woes...
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