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Deal puts Microsoft apps on Lenovo smartphones

San Francisco, United States | AFP |  Microsoft apps such as Office and Skype will be installed on Lenovo mobile devices powered by Android software under the terms of a collaboration announced. The US technology giant and the Chinese computer titan said they were “deepening their strategic relationship” with a …

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FBI probing possible Russian hack of US newsrooms: CNN

Washington, United States | AFP |  Hackers with apparent ties to Russia have conducted a series of cyber attacks on US media outlets including the New York Times, CNN reported Tuesday. The FBI and other US law enforcement agencies are examining the breaches, US officials told CNN, and investigators believe …

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Sick throng Indian capital’s new, high-tech clinics

New Delhi, India | AFP | For asthma sufferer Mohan Lal, regular visits to the Indian capital’s hospitals were a nightmare of waiting in endless queues in sweltering corridors that swarm with mosquitoes. But a spotless and air-conditioned clinic boasting innovative diagnostic technology and sharply-dressed doctors has just opened in …

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Facebook aims for video-loving teenagers with new app

San Francisco, United States | AFP |  Facebook on Friday took direct aim at video-loving adolescents, and Snapchat, with the release of a new iPhone app that allows teens to watch clips about the lives of their classmates. The app, called Lifestage, was released with no fanfare, and is available …

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Ad blockers out-flank Facebook

    San Francisco, United States | AFP |  Ad blockers on Thursday said they foiled a move by Facebook to sidestep software used to stop marketing messages at social network pages visited on desktop computers. Adblock Plus announced that it is updating its free software with a new filter …

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Brazilian judge blocks WhatsApp nationwide

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | AFP | A judge on Tuesday suspended the WhatsApp smartphone messaging service across Brazil, where it is hugely popular, for failing to surrender user data in a police investigation. “WhatsApp is blocked across the whole national territory,” a spokesman for the court in Rio de …

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JOBS: Principal Information Technology Officer in Arusha

Principal Information Technology Officer The East African Community is a regional intergovernmental organisation comprising the Republic of Burundi, the Republic of Kenya, the Republic of Rwanda, the United Republic of Tanzania, and the Republic of Uganda with its Headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania. The EAC mission is to widen and deepen …

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