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Five trends at Mobile World Congress

Barcelona, Spain | AFP | The phone industry’s largest annual trade fair, the Mobile World Congress which wrapped up in Barcelona on Thursday, was dominated by fast-charging phone batteries, virtual reality and connected objects, from toothbrushes to cars. LONGER LASTING BATTERIES AND FAST CHARGING Several phonemakers unveiled new smartphones with …

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In South Korea, the race is on for Olympics 5G next year

Barcelona, Spain | AFP | Tech-savvy sports enthusiasts will get their money’s worth at next year’s Pyeongchang Winter Olympics where South Korea’s KT mobile operator wants to give spectators what it hopes will be their first 5G experience. Telecom firms have long been racing to develop this new, fifth generation …

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New Facebook job-hunting features challenge LinkedIn

San Francisco, United States | AFP |  Facebook on Wednesday began letting businesses in the US or Canada post jobs and take applications from jobseekers, posing a challenge to Microsoft-owned LinkedIn. The platform’s users will be able to find help-wanted posts at business pages on Facebook or by looking in …

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Over 200 cyber related crime cases reported in Uganda in 2016

Over 200 cyber related crime cases were reported last year perpetrated on over 200,000 devices in Uganda. These ranged from child sexual online abuse, fraud and pornography. The Uganda Communication’s Commission (UCC) Executive Director Godfrey Mutabazi said that with an increased internet usage prediction of data being embedded within every aspect …

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KENYA: The #UhuruChallenge

Kenyans mock president’s passion for project launches Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  Kenya’s notoriously caustic tweeters have taken aim at President Uhuru Kenyatta’s love for a good ribbon-cutting, mocking his endless unveilings of often bizarrely named projects. Kenyatta, who is seeking re-election in August, has an active Twitter account which …

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Twitter chief for China quits, hails its performance

Beijing, China | AFP |  Twitter’s manager for China, whose appointment just eight months ago sparked controversy, has announced her resignation but welcomed the growing number of Chinese advertisers even though the service is blocked by Beijing. Kathy Chen, appointed in April as general manager for the China region comprising …

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Canada regulator declares high-speed internet an essential service

Ottawa, Canada | AFP |  Canada’s telecommunications regulator on Wednesday declared access to high-speed internet an essential service that must be available to all, including rural and remote areas of the world’s second-largest nation by land mass. The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) said a new Can$750 million fund …

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