Epic CEO Says Apple, Google Must Be Stopped From Monopoly Abuse

Gaming giant Epic’s CEO on Tuesday launched another broadside at Apple and Google, saying the tech giants must be stopped from abusing their control over the marketplaces for apps. Epic Games, creator of the hugely popular Fortnite, is locked in bitter legal battles with Apple and Google, whose operating systems run nearly all the smartphones […]

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Five Ways Artificial Intelligence Could Shape Our Lives

Tech evangelists habitually brim with enthusiasm over artificial intelligence’s potential to transform our lives, and the crowds at this year’s Web Summit were no exception.  Here are five uses for AI showcased at one of the world’s largest technology conferences, which returned to Lisbon this week after the 2020 edition was called off due to the pandemic. […]

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Out Of The Shadow, Egypt’s Money-Pooling Apps Thrive

Cash-strapped Egyptians fearful of banks have long relied on a “gameya” to access money in time of need, but now tech startups are cashing in on the age-old money-pooling association. Navigating an app with strangers is “easier and safer” than the traditional face-to-face practice, said one user, Menna Shaarawi, 31. “I receive the money in […]

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Tesla Tops $1trn In Market Value As Hertz Deal Fuels Latest Surge

Tesla became the latest US tech giant to hit $1 trillion in market value Monday as investors cheered a large order from Hertz and shrugged off criticism from a US auto safety official. Shares of Elon Musk’s company finished at $1,024.86, up 12.7 percent and topping $1 trillion for the first time. “Wild $T1mes!” Musk said […]

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Russia Fines Facebook, Twitter Over Banned Content

Russia fined Facebook and Twitter on Tuesday for not deleting banned content, adding to a slew of penalties the government has already imposed on foreign tech giants. Russia has been tightening controls over US-based tech companies and last week accused them of interfering in parliamentary polls due later this month. A court in Moscow slapped […]

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TechNigeria: A weekly digest of what went down in Nigeria’s tech space

On the tech scene this week, we featured stories on fund raisers, venture expansion and updates on various opportunity windows such as the unveiling of participants for Endeavour ScaleUp programme. On expansion, we tracked the story of Nigeria’s Autochek intent to expand into Kenya and Uganda. Leading the fund raiser table is Nigeria’s Prospa, closing […]

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Facebook launches smart glasses to rival Snap Inc. 2 other things and a trivia

This line-up of stories will help you discover the latest happenings around the tech world, today. 1. Facebook launches smart glasses to rival Snap Inc American social media giant, Facebook Inc., has launched new smart glasses, a development that will see the company compete with American camera company Snap Inc, which has been producing smart glasses […]

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Enugu to host 6th StartupSouth conference. 1 other thing and a trivia

This line-up of stories will help you discover the latest happenings around the tech world, today. 1. Enugu to host 6th StartupSouth conference The Southeast Nigerian city of Enugu is set to host the sixth edition of the StartupSouth conference.https://googleads.g.doubleclick.net/pagead/ads?client=ca-pub-6945008995728725&output=html&h=280&adk=3259916396&adf=337872043&pi=t.aa~a.1209929155~i.9~rp.4&w=740&fwrn=4&fwrnh=100&lmt=1631523338&num_ads=1&rafmt=1&armr=3&sem=mc&pwprc=7126380721&psa=1&ad_type=text_image&format=740×280&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ripplesnigeria.com%2Fenugu-to-host-6th-startupsouth-conference-1-other-thing-and-a-trivia%2F&flash=0&fwr=0&pra=3&rh=185&rw=740&rpe=1&resp_fmts=3&wgl=1&fa=27&uach=WyJXaW5kb3dzIiwiNi4xLjAiLCJ4ODYiLCIiLCI5My4wLjQ1NzcuNjMiLFtdLG51bGwsbnVsbCwiNjQiXQ..&tt_state=W3siaXNzdWVyT3JpZ2luIjoiaHR0cHM6Ly9hdHRlc3RhdGlvbi5hbmRyb2lkLmNvbSIsInN0YXRlIjo3fV0.&dt=1631523342369&bpp=8&bdt=3213&idt=-M&shv=r20210831&mjsv=m202109080101&ptt=9&saldr=aa&abxe=1&cookie=ID%3D8a4109fee8f93670-2275cb1cdca60068%3AT%3D1614262074%3ART%3D1614262074%3AS%3DALNI_MZnzEKrqQDVlVVtfQ_OvYKDRo2l1Q&prev_fmts=0x0%2C728x90&nras=2&correlator=2862829958330&frm=20&pv=1&ga_vid=2071077087.1614262071&ga_sid=1631523342&ga_hid=1041384076&ga_fc=0&u_tz=-420&u_his=5&u_java=0&u_h=768&u_w=1366&u_ah=728&u_aw=1366&u_cd=24&u_nplug=3&u_nmime=4&adx=155&ady=2045&biw=1349&bih=600&scr_x=0&scr_y=0&eid=42530671%2C21066434%2C31062518%2C44748388%2C21067496%2C31062297%2C31062312&oid=2&pvsid=3041744188119910&pem=215&ref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ripplesnigeria.com%2Fbuharis-remarks-during-imo-visit-twisted-by-agents-of-disinformation-presidency%2F&eae=0&fc=1408&brdim=0%2C0%2C0%2C0%2C1366%2C0%2C1366%2C728%2C1366%2C600&vis=1&rsz=%7C%7Cs%7C&abl=NS&alvm=r20210908&fu=128&bc=31&ifi=6&uci=a!6&btvi=2&fsb=1&xpc=YVCRTkQsXm&p=https%3A//www.ripplesnigeria.com&dtd=92 The event is the biggest startup and innovation-focused event in the South-South/South-East of Nigeria. Yearly, the event attracts […]

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Firm offers hacker top job after stealing N252bn

Six days after its decentralised finance platform was hacked, Poly Network has offered the hacker a chief security adviser’s position and $500,000. The hacker has been dubbed “Mr. White Hat,” a name given to ethical hackers who inform companies of a loophole during a hack. Ripples Nigeria had reported that the unknown hacker stole N252.49 […]

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