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Success of nations depends on technology: Nokia CEO

Helsinki, Finland | Xinhua | Nokia’s CEO expressed concern on Thursday about the slow outreach of the 5th generation mobile network (5G) and artificial intelligence (AI) in Europe, and warned against excessive regulation. The success of nations in the future will depend on technology, said Pekka Lundmark, the CEO of the …

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Deputy IGP appoints new ICT Commanders

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Maj Gen Paul Lokech, has overhauled commanders in the directorate of Information Communication and Technology-ICT.  This is in a bid to improve timely response to crime incidents captured by Closed Circuit Television –CCTV security cameras, The latest reshuffles of …

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Huawei’s HarmonyOS 2 users exceed 40 million

Shenzhen, China | Xinhua | The users of HarmonyOS 2, the operating system for the smartphones of Chinese telecom giant Huawei, have exceeded 40 million, the company said at a new-product launch event on Thursday. Huawei officially launched HarmonyOS 2 on June 2. Since then, an average of eight users per …

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Uganda’s Peec Energy wins prestigious SEED Award

Three Entrepreneurs in South Africa, Ghana, and Uganda will be awarded matching grants of between €10,000 – €15,000 Berlin, Germany | THE INDEPENDENT | A Ugandan firm that offers smart metering solutions for solar mini-grids, is one of three winners of the 2021 SEED Low Carbon Award (SEED Awards). The other …

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France fines Google over news copyright

Paris, France | Xinhua | France on Tuesday fined Google 500 million euros (592 million U.S. dollars) for failing to offer a fair deal to local media companies for hosting their news content. The French Authority of Competition ordered Google to present, within the next two months, “an offer of remuneration …

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