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Things to know about Bitcoin

Tokyo, Japan | AFP |  Mark Karpeles, the former CEO of collapsed Bitcoin exchange MtGox, went on trial in Tokyo on charges stemming from the disappearance of hundreds of millions of dollars worth of the virtual currency from its digital vaults. Here are some key facts about the world’s most …

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Could Apple’s next big thing be a car?

Is an Apple Car about to hit the road? San Francisco, United States | AFP | The California technology colossus behind the iPhone has confirmed its interest in self-driving cars, but experts are trying to deduce the secretive company’s plans for traction in a market where others have been speeding along. …

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Facebook to produce own TV series, games

New York, United States | AFP |  Facebook is starting production on high-quality television series and gaming shows to be broadcast on its platform, one of the social media giant’s executives said on Monday. The online platform, which has around two billion monthly users worldwide, is working on the project …

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Inflight internet ready to take off

Le Bourget, France | Sonia WOLF, AFP | Inflight internet access, a nascent market still hobbled by slow speeds, is set to take off as dedicated satellites make surfing in the skies a reality, experts say. Even bans on bringing laptops and tablets on board imposed by Britain and the …

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Ethiopia mobile internet still off after a week

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | AFP |  Ethiopians were still unable to surf the web via mobile networks on Tuesday, despite government claims the nationwide internet shutdown, which began a week ago, had been lifted. Africa’s second most-populous country turned off its internet access without warning or explanation last week, briefly …

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India’s mobile internet use increases ninefold

New Delhi, India | AFP |  Mobile internet usage in India has increased ninefold in a single year, after the launch of a new operator sparked a telecoms price war, according to a new report. Indians used nearly 1.3 billion gigabytes of data in March 2017 compared with around 150 …

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