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Glovo expands operations in Africa

Leading global technology platform expands its operations in Ghana, and launches in Tunisia, with plans to hire top talent in these markets, raising the bar for fast on-demand delivery and strengthening its commitment to providing users with affordable access to products across Africa Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Glovo, …

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Chinese smartphone brands top Africa’s market

Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua | Transsion Holdings, a China-based smartphone manufacturer, has outpaced Samsung in the African market as it leads with a combined unit share of 44.3 percent, according to the latest study by a global research firm released in Nairobi on Tuesday. The International Data Corporation (IDC) said Transsion, …

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Virus ‘tracing’ by smartphone: a key to reopening society?

Washington, United States | AFP |  Can an app contain the pandemic? Interest is growing in smartphone technology as a potential key to ending lockdowns and reopening economies around the world. Digital “contact tracing” would allow mobile systems to log instances where people have been in proximity with an infected person …

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Google in smartphone push with motion-sensing Pixel 4

New York, United States | AFP | Google stepped up its smartphone ambitions Tuesday with updated Pixel handsets, touting a move toward computing with a simple hand wave or spoken command. Pixel 4 models boasting features including gesture and face recognition debuted at a “Made by Google” event showcasing new hardware …

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Huawei in public test as it unveils sanction-hit phone

Berlin, Germany | AFP | Chinese tech giant Huawei launches its latest high-end smartphone in Munich on Thursday, the first that could be void of popular Google apps because of US sanctions. Observers are asking whether a phone without the Silicon Valley software that users have come to depend on can …

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Samsung folding screen lets smartphone open into tablet

San Francisco, United States | AFP | Samsung on Wednesday showed off a folding screen that lets a smartphone open into a tablet, heralding it as the future for portable devices. Senior vice president of mobile product marketing Justin Denison pulled a prototype foldable smartphone from a suit jacket inner …

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